NEJS Faculty

Tzvi Abusch

Tzvi Abusch

Rose B. and Joseph Cohen Professor of Assyriology and Ancient Near Eastern Religion

Contact Information

(781) 736-2969
(781) 736-2070 FAX


Lown 313

Mailing Address

Tzvi Abusch
Brandeis University
MS 054
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02454-9110


Harvard University, Ph.D.
Brandeis University, M.A.
Yeshiva University, B.A.
Yeshiva University, B.R.E.


Tzvi Abusch's primary fields of research and publication are Mesopotamian religion, magic, literature, and thought, as well as biblical and Babylonian interconnections. His most recent course was a graduate seminar on Mesopotamian Religion, Magic, and Thought, and he regularly teaches advanced courses on Akkadian Mythological and Religious Texts.

Selected Publications

His latest publications include volume one of Corpus of Mesopotamian Anti-witchcraft Rituals, with D. Schwemer, The Witchcraft Series Maqlû (Writings from the Ancient World Series), the The Magical Ceremony Maqlû (Brill, 2016), and the forthcoming second volume of Corpus of Mesopotamian Anti-witchcraft Rituals, with D. Schwemer.