Albert T. Clay

Albert T. Clay
Vital Statistics
 Name: Albert Tobias Clay
 Country of Origin: United States of America
 Occupations: Historian, Professor
 Year born: 1866
 Year died: 1925
 Age: 59
 ISNI: 0000 0001 0914 7197
 LCNA: n80104692
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Albert Tobias Clay (December 4, 1866 – September 14, 1925) was an American professor, historian and Semitic linguist. He was professor of Assyriology and Babylonian Literature at Yale University and served as founding curator of the Yale Babylonian Collection.

Clay went on the become a teaching fellow in Assyrian and instructor in the Hebrew language at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1895–99, he returned as lecturer in Semitic archaeology after being an instructor in Old Testament theology at the Chicago Lutheran Seminary. He was assistant professor of Semitic philology and archaeology 1903–09 and full professor for one year.

In 1910, Clay became the William M. Laffan Professor of Assyriology and Babylonian Literature at Yale University. In 1909, J. Pierpont Morgan funded the founding of the Yale Babylonian Collection at Yale University. Clay served as its first curator, a position which he held until his death in 1925.

He served as Librarian of the American Oriental Society from 1913 to 1924 and as its president in 1924–25. He first visited Iraq in 1920, and returned in 1923 as the Commissioner for the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) to formally open the Society school in Baghdad He remained as its first annual Visiting Professor and Deputy Director (1923–24).

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The Origin Of Biblical Traditions: Hebrew Legends in Babylonia and Israel
Albert T. Clay - The Origin Of Biblical Traditions
Many scholars during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries argued that ancient Israel simply borrowed most of its culture and religion from Babylonia. In this volume Clay counters that West Semitic cultures (the Amorites) were already a developed civilization...

Thema Categories: Assyria, Babylonia and Sumer History, Biblical History
Published in: English
Editions available: 1
A Hebrew Deluge Story in Cuneiform: And Other Epic Fragments in the Pierpont Morgan Library
Albert T. Clay - A Hebrew Deluge Story in Cuneiform
An Excerpt From The Foreword: The title of this little monograph tells its own story, namely, that an ancient Hebrew deluge tradition written in cuneiform is here presented. It is not a recent discovery, nor is it the first time...

Published in: English
Editions available: 2
The Empire of the Amorites
Albert T. Clay - The Empire of the Amorites
From the preface: "Sayce and Wright about forty years ago brought to the attention of those interested in Ancient History the forgotten empire of the Hittites. The study of the inscriptions of Egypt and Babylonia in the decades which preceded...

Thema Categories: Ancient Civilizations
Published in: English
Editions available: 2
Business Documents Of Murashu Sons Of Nippur Dated In The Reign Of Darius II
Albert T. Clay - Business Documents Of Murashu Sons Of Nippur Dated In The Reign Of Darius II
Excerpt from Business Documents of Murashu Sons of Nippur, Dated in the Reign of Darius II About fifty of the texts of this volume were copied in Constanti nople from tablets which have been retained in the Ottoman Museum.

Published in: English
Editions available: 1
Light On The Old Testament From Babel
Albert T. Clay - Light On The Old Testament From Babel
Excerpt from Light on the Old Testament From Babel Considerable portion of the material of this publication formed the basis of lectures delivered at Winona Bible Conference, Mt. Gretna Chautauqua, Pocono Pines Assembly, and other institutions and churches, besides those...

Published in: English
Editions available: 2
An Old Babylonian Version Of The Gilgamesh Epic: An Old Babylonian Version
Morris Jastrow - Albert T. Clay - An Old Babylonian Version Of The Gilgamesh Epic
The Epic of Gilgamesh - An Old Babylonian Version by Morris Jastrow and Albert T. Clay - The Gilgamesh Epic is the most notable literary product of Babylonia as yet discovered in the mounds of Mesopotamia.

Published in: English
Editions available: 2
Documents From The Temple Archives Of Nippur Dated In The Reigns Of Cassite Rulers
Albert T. Clay - Documents From The Temple Archives Of Nippur Dated In The Reigns Of Cassite Rulers
About the Book The broad scope of Ancient history refers to past events from the beginning of writing, as far as the post-classical history. Recorded history spans approximately 5,000 years, beginning with Sumerian Cuneiform script, 30th century BC. Hence, Ancient...

Published in: English
Editions available: 1
The Babylonian Expedition of the University of Pennsylvania
Albert T. Clay - The Babylonian Expedition of the University of Pennsylvania
This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work...

Published in: English
Editions available: 2
Miscellaneous Inscriptions In The Yale Babylonian Collection
Albert T. Clay - Miscellaneous Inscriptions In The Yale Babylonian Collection
This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work...

Published in: English
Editions available: 2
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Published in: English
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