Originally a lecture given at Oberlin College in 1913, this is a comparative study of Hebrew and Babylonian traditions, such as their folk-tales, beliefs, religious practices, and modes of thought. Using historical records, early biblical studies, and materials excavated from the Euphrates Valley archeological sites, Morris Jastrow’s captivating work shines light on the similarities and differences of those two historically important cultures.
- Title: Hebrew and Babylonian Traditions
- Author: Morris Jastrow
- Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
- Publication Date: 1914
- Pages: 391
About Morris Jastrow
Morris Jastrow (1861–1921) graduated from the University of Pennsylvania where he became a Professor of Semitic languages and worked in the school’s library. He served as an editor for the Jewish Publication Society’s Jewish Encyclopedia from 1911–1906. A prolific researcher and writer, Jastrow published over a dozen books and became president of the American Oriental Society in 1915.