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By Jonathan Stökl,Caroline Waerzeggers

Many books of the Hebrew Bible have been both composed in a few shape or edited throughout the Exilic and post-Exilic classes between a group that used to be to spot itself as arriving from Babylonian captivity. whilst, a dearth of latest written proof from Judah/Yehud and its environs renders any specific knowing of the method inside its social, cultural and political context almost most unlikely. This has led a few to label the interval a dismal age or black field – as vague because it is key for knowing the historical past of Judaism. lately, even though, archaeologists and historians have stepped up their attempt to seem for and research fabric is still from the interval and combine the neighborhood heritage of Yehud, the go back from Exile, and the recovery of Jerusalem’s temple extra firmly in the local, and certainly worldwide, advancements of the time. even as, Assyriologists have additionally been introducing a variety of cuneiform fabric that illuminates the economic climate, literary traditions, practices of literacy and the ideologies of the Babylonian host society – elements that affected these taken into Exile in variable, altering and a number of methods. This quantity of essays seeks to take advantage of those a number of advances.

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