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Zur Erklärung der Babylonisch-Assyrischen Brieflitteratur

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 92
ISBN: 978-1-60724-011-2
In this formative study of the Babylonian and Assyrian letters, originally published over three articles in Beiträge zur Assyriologie, Delitzsch presents in transliteration and translation, 40 Akkadian letters, along with critical notes and remarks. These letters are addressed to the Queen-Mother and to the King and generally date from the Neo-Assyrian and Neo-Babylonian periods and contexts. An example of early analysis of the still-young discipline of Assyriology, this study provides insights into the dynamics of royal life in the late Mesopotamian empires.
$23.25

Babylonian Origin of Hermes the Snake-God, and of the Caduceus

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 209
ISBN: 978-1-60724-438-7
Arthur Frothingham, one of the founding fathers of Art History, here discusses the origins of Hermes, and suggests that the prototype of Hermes was an Eastern deity of Babylonian extraction.
$15.33

Bel-Merodach of Babylon

Origin and Growth of Religion
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 161
ISBN: 978-1-60724-176-8
In this second lecture extracted from Sayce’s Origin and Growth of Religion, the renowned Assyriologist specifically considers the Babylonian deity Bel-Merodach. Noting that Cyrus the Great was a worshipper of this deity, the outlook of the priesthood of Bel-Merodach regarding his conquest of Babylon begins the discussion. Sayce then discusses localized versions of Merodach, considering Eridu, Borsippa, and Assur.
$16.41

The Religion of the Ancient Babylonias

The Origin and Growth of Religion
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 160
ISBN: 978-1-60724-175-1
As the introductory lecture to his collection of observations on ancient religion, Sayce begins this extract with a consideration of the difficulties of knowing what can be deduced from ancient Mesopotamian religion. Extracted from Sayce’s Origin and Growth of Religion, this booklet will be of interest to those who research the early period of the field of Assyriology in order to learn where various concepts about Mesopotamian religious life have their genesis.
$19.92

Mesopotamian Myths and Epics

Religion of Babylonia and Assyria
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 144
ISBN: 978-1-60724-110-2
Originally the fifth in a series of five lectures delivered at Harvard University, this extract is an early attempt to tackle a formidable subject: the religion of ancient Iraq, or Mesopotamia. In this last essay of the set, Rogers focus on the mythic tradition of Mesopotamia, discussing the myths of Adapa, Ishtar’s descent to the netherworld, and the Gilgamesh epic, especially concentrating on the deluge account. Engaging and informative, Rogers’ narrative is accessible to the specialist and general reader alike.
$17.04

Mesopotamian Sacred Books

Religion of Babylonia and Assyria
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 143
ISBN: 978-1-60724-109-6
Originally the fourth in a series of five lectures delivered at Harvard University, this extract is an early attempt to tackle a formidable subject: the religion of ancient Iraq, or Mesopotamia. Noting that sacred writings are nearly universal among religions, Rogers offers a brief exposition on the sacred writings of the ancient Mesopotamians. Engaging and informative, Rogers’ narrative is accessible to the specialist and general reader alike.
$16.59

Mesopotamian Cosmologies

Religion of Babylonia and Assyria
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 142
ISBN: 978-1-60724-108-9
Originally the third in a series of five lectures delivered at Harvard University, this extract is an early attempt to tackle a formidable subject: the religion of ancient Iraq, or Mesopotamia. In this essay Rogers considers the great cosmologies of ancient Mesopotamia. In an easy narrative style, he recounts the discovery of the Enuma Elish and providing a brief summary of its contents. He makes a comparison of this cosmology with those of Genesis, demonstrating the interconnectedness of the ancient world of western Asia. Engaging and informative, Rogers’ narrative is accessible to the specialist and general reader alike.
$17.13

The Gods of Babylonia and Assyria

Religion of Babylonia and Assyria
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 141
ISBN: 978-1-60724-107-2
Originally the second in a series of five lectures delivered at Harvard University, this extract is an early attempt to tackle a formidable subject: the religion of ancient Iraq, or Mesopotamia. Rogers introduces the reader to Sumer and Babylonia, noting the early kings and their deities. This essay then engages in an historical rendering of the gods of the dominant cities of Babylonia and Assyria. Engaging and informative, Rogers’ narrative is accessible to the specialist and general reader alike.
$17.22

Hebrew and Babylonian Traditions

The Haskell Lectures delivered at Oberlin College in 1913, and since revised and enlarged
ISBN: 978-1-59333-618-9
In this formidable study, Jastrow compares several aspects of the religious life of the Israelites and ancient Babylonias by comparison of their written texts. Among the topics examined are the creation and flood accounts, the concept of the Sabbath, and the ethics of both cultures.
$86.25

Old Babylonian Temple Records

ISBN: 978-1-59333-632-5
Lau’s study focuses on a set of Babylonian temple texts in the library of Columbia University. These tablets are mostly administrative receipts, giving insight into the revenue and offering accounting in the temple. The texts are presented in transcription, English translation, and with line drawings.
$67.50