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Religion of Babylonia and Assyria (Theophilus G. Pinches, LL.D)

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A detailed exposition of the deities and religious practices of the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians by Theophilus G. Pinches, former curator of British Museum (Egyptian and Assyrian Department) and lecturer in Assyriology at University College, London, and in the University of Liverpool.

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"The religion of the Babylonians and Assyrians was the polytheistic faith professed by the peoples inhabiting the Tigris and Euphrates valleys from what may be regarded as the dawn of history until the Christian era began, or, at least, until the inhabitants were brought under the influence of Christianity. The chronological period covered may be roughly estimated at about 5000 years. The belief of the people, at the end of that time, being Babylonian heathenism leavened with Judaism, the country was probably ripe for the reception of the new faith. Christianity, however, by no means replaced the earlier polytheism, as is evidenced by the fact, that the worship of Nebo and the gods associated with him continued until the fourth century of the Christian era."

Religion of Babylonia and Assyria
• Author: Theophilus G. Pinches
Text of 1906 version published by Archibald Constable & Co. Ltd

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