By Jonathan Stökl,Caroline Waerzeggers

Many books of the Hebrew Bible have been both composed in a few shape or edited in the course of the Exilic and post-Exilic classes between a neighborhood that used to be to spot itself as arriving from Babylonian captivity. whilst, a dearth of up to date written facts from Judah/Yehud and its environs renders any specific knowing of the method inside its social, cultural and political context nearly very unlikely. This has led a few to label the interval a depressing age or black field – as vague because it is key for figuring out the heritage of Judaism. lately, in spite of the fact that, archaeologists and historians have stepped up their attempt to appear for and learn fabric continues to be from the interval and combine the neighborhood background of Yehud, the go back from Exile, and the recovery of Jerusalem’s temple extra firmly in the nearby, and certainly worldwide, advancements of the time. even as, Assyriologists have additionally been introducing quite a lot of cuneiform fabric that illuminates the economic system, literary traditions, practices of literacy and the ideologies of the Babylonian host society – components that affected these taken into Exile in variable, altering and a number of methods. This quantity of essays seeks to use those a number of advances.

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