HDS 3661

Introduction to Mesopotamian Religion

Piotr Steinkeller


A survey of the history and major concerns of ancient Mesopotamian religion from prehistoric times down to the reign of Alexander the Great. Among the topics treated are the key figures of the Sumero-Babylonian pantheon, the major mythological compositions (read in translation), personal religion, cosmogonies and theogonies, magic and divination, Mesopotamian temples, and cult and ritual. The course makes rich use of ancient iconography.

Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: No
Jointly offered as ANE 102


0.50 credits
Spring 2013
Tue Thu 11am-12pm
Rockefeller Hall Room 117

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • Comparative Studies
  • Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
MDiv Distribution Category/ies None
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry None
Language Course Designation(s) None