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Book: The Use and Dissemination of Religious Knowledge in Antiquity

Chapter: 1. Access to Religious Knowledge in Ancient Babylonia

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.37990


This paper will consider what constituted religious knowledge in ancient Mesopotamia and examine the means by which it was transmitted there. It will examine whether ordinary people had any access to state-sponsored religion and religious knowledge and explore what other religious experiences and practices were open to them.

Chapter Contributors

  • Andrew George ( - ageorge) 'SOAS, University of London'