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Aspects of Religious Belief and Practice in Babylonia and Assyria

by Jastrow, Morris, Jr.

G. P. Putnam’s Sons 1911

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Overview

More than ten years after publishing his groundbreaking book on Babylonian and Assyrian religion, Morris Jastrow was invited to give a series of lectures updating his fascinating research. These popularly attended lectures on the religious beliefs and practices in Babylonia and Assyria included:

  • Culture and Religion
  • The Pantheon
  • Divination
  • Astrology
  • The Temples and the Cults
  • Ethics and Life After Death

Product Details

  • Title: Aspects of Religious Belief and Practice in Babylonia and Assyria
  • Author: Morris Jastrow
  • Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
  • Publication Date: 1911
  • Pages: 496

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.