Judeans in Babylonia: A Study of Deportees in the Sixth and Fifth Centuries BCE

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In Judeans in Babylonia, Tero Alstola presents a comprehensive investigation of deportees in the sixth and fifth centuries BCE. By using cuneiform documents as his sources, he offers the first book-length social historical study of the Babylonian Exile, commonly regarded as a pivotal period in the development of Judaism.
The results are considered in the light of the wider Babylonian society and contrasted against a comparison group of Neirabian deportees. Studying texts from the cities and countryside and tracking developments over time, Alstola shows that there was notable diversity in the Judeans’ socio-economic status and integration into Babylonian society.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLeiden
ISBN (Print)978-90-04-36541-4
ISBN (Electronic)978-90-04-36542-1
Publication statusPublished - 2020
MoE publication typeC1 Scientific book

Publication series

NameCulture and History of the Ancient Near East
ISSN (Print)1566-2055
ISSN (Electronic)1566-2055

Fields of Science

  • 615 History and Archaeology
  • Assyriology
  • 614 Theology
  • Old Testament studies

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