Names – Theophoric

Theophoric names are exceedingly common in the Ancient Near East and Mesopotamia, the personal name of an individual including the name of a favoured god, or some reference to that deity.

Select Bibliography

Di Vito, R. A.

1993 Studies in Third Millennium Sumerian and Akkadian Personal Names: The Designation and Conception of the Personal God, Studia Pohl SM 16, Rome, 1993.

Limet, H.

1968 L’anthroponymie sumérienne dans les documents de la 3e dynastie d’Ur, Paris, 1968.

Stamm, J. J.

1939 Die akkadische Namengebung, Leipzig, 1939.

Stol, M.

1991 “Old Babylonian Personal Names”, Studi Epigrafici e Linguistici 8 (1991), pp.191-212.


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