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Religion of the Babylonians by A.H. Sayce

Today’s free book is Archibald H. Sayce’s 1887 Hibbert Lectures on the Origin and Growth of Religions, as Illustrated by the Religion of the Babylonians. This public domain title was digitised using a copy from the library of Terence C. Mitchell.

Archibald Henry Sayce [1846-1933], Lectures on the Origin and Growth of Religion as Illustrated by the Religion of the Ancient Babylonians. Hibbert Lectures, 1887. London / Edinburgh: Williams & Norgate, 1887. Hbk. pp.558. [Click here to visit the download page for this title]

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  1. Introductory
  2. Bel-Merodach of Babylon
  3. The Gods of Babylonia
  4. Tammuz and Istar; Prometheus and Totemism
  5. The Sacred Books of Chaldæa
  6. Cosmosgonies and Astro-Theology
  • Appendix I.
  • Appendix II. Mr. G. Smith’s Account of the Temple og Bel
  • Appendix III. The Magical Texts
  • Appendix IV. Hymns of the Gods
  • The Penitential Psalms
  • Appendix V. Litanies to the Gods
  • Index of Word
  • Index