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:
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.