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Judah and the Judeans in the Neo-Babylonian Period

Edited by Oded Lipschits and Joseph Blenkinsopp

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Judah and the Judeans in the Neo-Babylonian Period

Edited by Oded Lipschits and Joseph Blenkinsopp

This volume is the outcome of an international conference held at Tel Aviv University, May 29–31, 2001. The idea for the conference germinated at the fifth Transeuphratene colloquy in Paris in March 2000. The Tel Aviv conference was organized in order to encourage investigation into the obscure five or six decades preceding the Persian conquests in the latter part of the 6th century. The essays here are organized in 5 parts: (1) The Myth of the Empty Land Revisited; (2) Cult, Priesthood, and Temple; (3) Military and Governmental Aspects; (4) Archaeological Perspectives on the 6th Century B.C.E.; and (5) Exiles and Foreigners in Egypt and Babylonia.

 

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This volume is the outcome of an international conference held at Tel Aviv University, May 29–31, 2001. The idea for the conference germinated at the fifth Transeuphratene colloquy in Paris in March 2000. The Tel Aviv conference was organized in order to encourage investigation into the obscure five or six decades preceding the Persian conquests in the latter part of the 6th century. The essays here are organized in 5 parts: (1) The Myth of the Empty Land Revisited; (2) Cult, Priesthood, and Temple; (3) Military and Governmental Aspects; (4) Archaeological Perspectives on the 6th Century B.C.E.; and (5) Exiles and Foreigners in Egypt and Babylonia.

Contributors: H. M. Barstad, B. Oded, L. S. Fried, S. Japhet, J. Blenkinsopp, G. N. Knoppers, Y. Amit, D. Edelman, Y. Hoffman, R. H. Sack, D. Vanderhooft, J. W. Betlyon, A. Lemaire, C. E. Carter, O. Lipschits, A. Zertal, J. R. Zorn, B. Porten, and R. Zadok.

Part 1: The Myth of the Empty Land Revisited

After the ‘Myth of the Empty Land’: Major Challenges in the Study of Neo-Babylonian Judah Hans M. Barstad

The Land Lay Desolate: Conquest and Restoration in the Ancient Near East Lisbeth S. Fried

Where is the ‘Myth of the Empty Land’ to be Found? History versus Myth B. Oded

Periodization: Between History and Ideology—The Neo-Babylonian Period in Biblical Historiography Sara Japhet

Part 2: Cult, Priesthood, and Temple

Bethel in the Neo-Babylonian Period Joseph Blenkinsopp

The Relationship of the Priestly Genealogies to the History of the High Priesthood in Jerusalem Gary N. Knoppers

Epoch and Genre: The Sixth Century and the Growth of Hidden Polemics Yairah Amit

Gibeon and the Gibeonites Revisited Diana Edelman

The Fasts in the Book of Zechariah and the Fashioning of National Remembrance Yair Hoffman

Part 3: Military and Governmental Aspects

Nebuchadnezzar II and the Old Testament: History versus Ideology Ronald H. Sack

Babylonian Strategies of Imperial Control in the West: Royal Practice and Rhetoric David Vanderhooft

Neo-Babylonian Military Operations Other Than War in Judah and Jerusalem John W. Betlyon

Nabonidus in Arabia and Judah in the Neo-Babylonian Period Andre Lemaire

Part 4: The Sixth Century B.C.E.: Archaeological Perspectives

Ideology and Archaeology in the Neo-Babylonian Period: Excavating Text and Tell Charles E. Carter

Demographic Changes in Judah between the Seventh and the Fifth Centuries B.C.E. Oded Lipschits

The Province of Samaria (Assyrian Samerina) in the Late Iron Age (Iron Age III) Adam Zertal

Tell en-Nassbeh and the Problem of the Material Culture of the Sixth Century Jeffrey R. Zorn

Part 5: Exiles and Foreigners in Egypt and Babylonia

Settlement of the Jews at Elephantine and the Arameans at Syene Bezalel Porten

The Representation of Foreigners in Neo- and Late-Babylonian Legal Documents (Eighth through Second Centuries B.C.E.) Ran Zadok

Index of Authors

Index of Scripture

Index of Sites

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