Bronze Age

Start date

1800 BCE

End Date



Early Semitic Religions

Date Notes

These beliefs were subsumed or evolved into the monotheistic Abrahamic religions, but a specific end date is not well-defined due to the gradual nature of these changes.

Main Teachings

Worship of deities such as El and Baal, rituals, sacrifices

Metaphysical Beliefs


Ethical and Moral Principles

Covenant with deities

Ritual and Devotional Practices

Sacrifice, Offerings

Spiritual Practices

Prayer, Divination

Foundational Teachings and Scriptures

Enuma Elish, Baal Cycle

Narrative Traditions

Stories of gods and creation

Sub Type


Historical and Cultural Context

Ancient Religions

Historical Development

Primal or Indigenous Religion

Geographical Distribution

Eastern Religions, Western Religions

Organizational Structure

Institutional Religions

Scriptural Authority

Revealed Religion

Sociological Approach

Ethnic Religion

Philosophical or Ideological Focus

Esoteric Religion

Gods or Deities

Baal, El, Asherah

Beliefs on the Afterlife and End Times

Afterlife in the underworld

Existance of Afterlife


Existance of Reincarnation


Religious Structures

Temples, Altars

Religious Leader Types or Roles

Priests, Priestesses, Prophets