The Pantheon of Uruk During the Neo-Babylonian Period
This book is about the pantheon of the Babylonian city of Uruk, between the 9th and 5th centuries BC. It is a careful analysis of the archive of the Eanna temple in Uruk, the sanctuary of the goddess Ishtar, containing well over 8,000 cuneiform tablets in the Akkadian language. The tablets date in their majority to the Neo-Babylonian and early Achaemenid period. Paul-Alain Beaulieu sheds light on the hierarchy of the local pantheon, providing a wealth of data concerning the cult of each deity, such as identity and theology, ornaments and clothing of the divine image, offerings ceremonies, temples, and cultic personnel. An important contribution to our knowledge of the functioning of religion in Neo-Babylonian society.
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Amurru AUWE Ayaru Babylon bakers BÁN BEAULIEU Bël belonging Bëltu-sa-Rës bït-hilsi Borsippa breast ornament clothing ceremony cult cultic deities dGASAN sá UNUGki dgu-la dIGI.DU dINNIN Divine Urdimmus Dumuzi É.AN.NA Eanna archive Eanna temple Enlil GCCI GÍN ginû goddess gods Gula Inanna inscription Istar Istar-of-Uruk jewelry king KÙ.BABBAR KÙ.GI kudurru kurrus kusïtu garment Lady-of-Uruk Larsa logogram lubäru lubustu ceremony LUGAL Lugalbanda MA.NA Marduk massartu minas month Addaru month Kislïmu Nabonidus Nabû Nanaya NBK2 NCBT Nebuchadnezzar Nebuchadnezzar II necklace Neo-Babylonian Nergal Ninurta Nusku o o o offering lists Old Babylonian pänus prebend probably qûs regular offerings ritual sá dGASAN sá sá dna-na-a sá ITI sacred meal sanctuary satammu sâtus sheep shekels shekels of gold SÍLA Sîn Sippar SWU texts syll temple of Marduk temple of Ninurta tensûs texts record Udannu Uruk Usur-amässu ZÚ.LUM.MA