An Introduction to Ancient Mesopotamian Religion  -     By: Tammi J. Schneider
Buy Item $16.20 Retail: $18.00 Save 10% ($1.80) Add To Cart


Add To Wishlist

An Introduction to Ancient Mesopotamian Religion

Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 2011 / Paperback

$16.20 (CBD Price)
|
Retail: $18.00
|
Save 10% ($1.80)
Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.
CBD Stock No: WW829597

Current Promotions
* This product is available for shipment only to the USA. We apologize for any inconvenience.
* This product is not available for expedited shipping.
  • Others Also Purchased (15)
Others Also Purchased (15)
Description
Availability
Price
Add
Include
  1. Usually ships in 24-48 hours.
    $28.08
    Add To Cart
    $28.08
  2. Usually ships in 24-48 hours.
    $62.95
    Add To Cart
    $62.95
  3. Usually ships in 24-48 hours.
    $14.40
    Retail: $16.00
    Add To Cart
    $14.40
  4. In Stock
    $28.49
    Retail: $40.00
    Add To Cart
    $28.49
  5. Usually ships in 24-48 hours.
    $36.00
    Retail: $40.00
    Add To Cart
    $36.00
  6. Usually ships in 24-48 hours.
    $15.30
    Retail: $17.00
    Add To Cart
    $15.30
  7. In Stock
    $15.99
    Retail: $22.00
    Add To Cart
    $15.99
  8. In Stock
    $7.99
    Retail: $9.99
    Add To Cart
    $7.99

Product Description

In An Introduction to Ancient Mesopotamian Religion Tammi J. Schneider provides a succinct but comprehensive look at the fascinating world of ancient religious belief and practice in Mesopotamian region, also known as the modern Middle East.

Schneider's treats the religion of the peoples living in the region of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers from the beginning of the Bronze Age to the time of Alexander the Great and Darius III. Drawing on extant texts, artifacts, and architecture, Schneider uncovers both an intriguing pantheon of deities - including Marduk, Ishtar, and many others - and the complex, fluid, and highly ritualized religious experience of the people who spent their lives serving and appeasing them.

This succinct treatment makes an excellent supplemental reading selection for courses emphasizing the historical and broader religious context of the Old Testament, and will also serve well for all students of ancient history.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 160
Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0802829597
ISBN-13: 9780802829597
Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.

Other Customers Also Purchased

  1. A History of the Ancient Near East, ca. 3000-323 B.C.--Second Edition
    A History of the Ancient Near East, ca. 3000-323 B.C.--Second Edition
    Marc Van De Mieroop
    Wiley-Blackwell / 2006 / Trade Paperback
    $34.99 Retail: $51.95 Save 33% ($16.96)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW149116
  2. Prophets & Prophecy in the Ancient Near East
    Prophets & Prophecy in the Ancient Near East
    Martti Nissinen
    Society of Biblical Literature / 2003 / Trade Paperback
    $28.08 Retail: $29.95 Save 6% ($1.87)
    Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.
    CBD Stock No: WW983027X
  3. A Companion to the Ancient Near East
    A Companion to the Ancient Near East
    Edited by Daniel C. Snell
    Wiley-Blackwell / 2007 / Trade Paperback
    $62.95
    Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.
    CBD Stock No: WW160012
  4. Breakthrough: The Return of Hope to the Middle East
    Breakthrough: The Return of Hope to the Middle East
    Tom Doyle
    Biblica / 2009 / Trade Paperback
    $11.99 Retail: $18.00 Save 33% ($6.01)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW856145

Related Products

  1. Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament: Introducing the Conceptual World of the Hebrew Bible
    Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament: Introducing the Conceptual World of the Hebrew Bible
    John H. Walton
    Baker Books / 2006 / Trade Paperback
    $17.49 Retail: $27.99 Save 38% ($10.50)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 4 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW027500
  2. Reading and Writing in Babylon
    Reading and Writing in Babylon
    Dominique Charpin
    Harvard University Press / 2010 / Hardcover
    $28.49 Retail: $40.00 Save 29% ($11.51)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW049680
  3. Religions of the Ancient Near East
    Religions of the Ancient Near East
    Daniel C. Snell
    Cambridge University Press / 2010 / Trade Paperback
    $32.61
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW683364
  4. God in Translation: Cross-Cultural Recognition of Deities in the Biblical World
    God in Translation: Cross-Cultural Recognition of Deities in the Biblical World
    Mark S. Smith
    Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 2010 / Trade Paperback
    $36.00 Retail: $40.00 Save 10% ($4.00)
    Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.
    CBD Stock No: WW864338

Publisher's Description

In An Introduction to Mesopotamian Religion Tammi J. Schneider offers readers a basic guide to the religion of the peoples living in the region of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers from the beginning of the Bronze Age to the time of Alexander the Great and Darius III. Drawing from extant texts, artifacts, and architecture, Schneider reveals a complex, fluid, and highly ritualized polytheism and describes both its intriguing pantheon of deities and the religious experience of the people who spent their lives serving and appeasing them.

Author Bio

Tammi J. Schneider is professor of religion at Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California, and is codirector of excavations at Tell el-Farah, Israel. Her other books include Sarah: Mother of Nations.

Editorial Reviews

Jack M. Sasson
— Vanderbilt University
"Tammi Schneider has done us all a great service by writing this attractive overview of Mesopotamian religions. The book is encyclopedic in the best sense of the word: comprehensive, reliable, in-depth, and up-to-date, with notes that invite further inspection. It should be useful to students learning about the cultures of the ancient world as well as to teachers in allied specialties. Both length and price are just right."

K. Lawson Younger Jr. 
— Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
"Tammi Schneider has provided an extremely useful initiation into the very complex world of ancient Mesopotamian religion. Students will benefit from the clear presentation and writing style of the author and will, undoubtedly, be challenged to dig deeper into the intricacies of the various topics and issues that are introduced."

Karel van der Toorn
— University of Amsterdam
"Schneider's state-of-the-art introduction is bound to become a standard textbook on Mesopotamian religion."

Mark W. Chavalas
— University of Wisconsin–La Crosse
"Scholars of the ancient Near East have only recently begun to attempt syntheses of their material for the public. Not only does Tammi Schneider take the very complicated topic of Mesopotamian religion and make it understandable to the beginning student, but she also provides a solid framework for understanding the wider context of the Judeo-Christian religious traditions. In addition, her detailed and erudite notes will help the reader who is interested in pursuing further research on the subject of comparative religions. She is to be commended!"

Journal of Ancient Judaism 
"This compact guide introduces its readers to the religions of Mesopotamia from the beginning of the Bronze Age until the time of Alexander the Great."

Product Reviews

Be the first to write a review!

Ask Christianbook

Back
×

Ask Christianbook

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.

Availability

Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Start A New Search