The Neo-Babylonian Ebabbar Temple at Sippar
Its Administration and its Prosopography
1997 (PIHANS vol. 80)
XVIII, 559 pp. softcover
During the Neo-Babylonian and early Achaemenid period the economic affairs of the temples in Babylonia prospered. These economic institutions owned land and herds in the countryside, and an elementary manufacturing industry in the cities. Substantial parts of the large archives of two such institutions are available for study: the Eanna archive from Uruk and the Ebabbar archive from Sippar.
This book deals with the prosopography and the structure of the inner city organization of Ebabbar, which - from a strictly organizational point of view - consisted of three "sections": the officials of the central temple administration (chapter II), the prebendaries of Ebabbar (chapter III), and the craftsmen and workmen of Ebabbar (chapter IV). Appended to the book, prosopographical data are listed of the income lease holders (appendix A), the five main Sippar families and their private archives (appendix B), and the scribes attested in the Ebabbar archive (appendix C).