Charles Virolleaud

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Jean Charles Gabriel Virolleaud (1879, Barbezieux, Charente – 1968) was a French archaeologist, one of the excavators of Ugarit.

Virolleaud was the author of La légende du Christ (1908) and was an advocate of the Christ myth theory.[1][2] He also wrote the books La Civilisation phénicienne (1933) and La Mythologie phénicienne (1938).[3]

Publications[edit]

  • Premier supplément à la liste des signes cunéiformes de Brünnow (1903)
  • Études sur la divination chaldéenne (1904)
  • La légende du Christ (1908)
  • L'Astrologie chaldéenne: le livre intitulé "Enuma (Anu ilu) Bel" (1908)
  • L'Astrologie chaldéenne: Supplement (1909)
  • La Civilisation phénicienne (1933)
  • La Mythologie phénicienne (1938)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Case, Shirley Jackson. (1912). The Historicity of Jesus: A Criticism of the Contention that Jesus Never Lived, a Statement of the Evidence for His Existence, an Estimate of His Relation to Christianity. University of Chicago Press. p. 39
  2. ^ Weaver, Walter P. (1999). The Historical Jesus in the Twentieth Century: 1900–1950. Trinity Press International. p. 69. ISBN 1-56338-280-6
  3. ^ "Charles Virolleaud", in Je m'appelle Byblos, Jean-Pierre ThiolletJ, H & D, 2005, p. 257.

Further reading[edit]

  • Bibliography and overviews of his publications by several writers appeared in Syria: Revue d’art oriental et d’archéologie, 33 (1956).
  • Dupont-Sommer, André, “Notice sur la vie et les travaux de M. Charles Virolleaud”, Comptes rendus de l'Académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres, (1969).
  • ObituarIes by André Parrot, “Charles Virolleaud (1879-1968)”, Syria: Revue d’art oriental et d’archéologie, 46 (1969), pp. 390–391, and by Ernst Friedrich Weidner, “Charles Virolleaud (2. July 1879 bis 17. December 1968)”, Archiv für Orientforschung, 24 (1973), pp. 245–246.