A Bolt from the Blue: The Epic True Story of Danger, Daring, by Jennifer Woodlief

By Jennifer Woodlief

At the afternoon of July 26, 2003, six touring mountain climbers ascended the height of the Grand Teton in Jackson gap, Wyoming. Rain and colliding air currents blew in, and shortly a huge electric cost started to construct. because the team started to retreat from its position, a monstrous lightning bolt struck and pounded during the physique of each climber. one of many six died immediately, one lay seriously injured subsequent to her physique, and 4 dangled perilously into the chasm under. In riveting, page-turning prose, veteran journalist Jennifer Woodlief tells the tale of the climb, the arriving of the hurricane, and the remarkable rescue by way of the Jenny Lake Rangers, essentially the most skilled hiking search-and-rescue groups within the nation.

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13. When Father Iškur goes forth from the house, he is indeed a howling storm. 14. When he goes forth from the house and the city, he is indeed a ferocious lion. 15. When he raises his voice from the city towards the sky, he is indeed a roaring storm. 92 Afanasieva (1998, 19-20) disagreed with Shaffer’s literal interpretation and argued for a metaphorical meaning of this passage. She suggested that the term na 4 -šu is always used metaphorically, and its meaning is contingent to the context. With respect to GEN, she concluded that [e]s geht also um aufwallende Kreise, die sich an der Oberfläche des Wassers bilden a) durch kleine, einfach per Hand geworfene Kieselsteine und b) durch große Steine, von denen das Schilf in Bewegung gerät (zu tanzen beginnt).

It seems however very improbable that Enki was being attacked in his own realm, as such interpretation would suggest. From the present survey it emerges that it is not at present possible to identify the body of waters on which Enki is traveling. That such waters are the sea is unlikely, given the limited role the latter plays in Mesopotamian cosmic discourse. More likely, Enki is travelling on a river, although which river this was is unclear. 5 The Attack against Enki The nature of the attack that Enki endures is also difficult to pinpoint.

26, and l. 27 begins the ḫalub-tree episode. The journey narrative presents a set of problems: the destination of Enki’s journey is ambiguous and its outcome unknown; the reasons of the journey are not given; the body of water on which Enki is traveling is not explicitly identified; the nature of the attack that Enki endures is not entirely clear; finally, the mention of the journey of Enki at this point seems inexplicable. 1 The Destination of Enki’s Journey GEN repeats twice that Enki has embarked (u 5)59 to the kur (kur-šè, ll.

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