Jeruzalem na de ballingschap: Verwoest, verlaten en kraamkamer van het jodendom (586-332 v. Chr.)

Translated title of the contribution: Jerusalem after the Exile: Destroyed, deserted and cradle of Judaism

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A brief history of Jerusalem from 586 to 332 BC, when Jerusalem and Judah were part of the Neo-Babylonian and Persian empires. It was a crucial period for the origin of the Hebrew Bible and the Jewish faith. Due to the captivity of many inhabitants to Babylonia and the return of part of them under Persian rule, the influence from Babylonia is considerable. Because Babylonia and Judah were both subdued lands under the Persians, who had lost their royal dynasties, telling parallels between both regions can be observed. The role of the returnees and of the Persian government in the introduction of the Hebrew laws and institutions is discussed.
Translated title of the contributionJerusalem after the Exile: Destroyed, deserted and cradle of Judaism
Original languageDutch
Title of host publicationJeruzalem, Jeroesjalajiem, Al-Quds
Subtitle of host publicationDe heilige stad door de eeuwen heen
EditorsJosephine van den Bent, Thomas Hart
Place of PublicationHilversum
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9789087047894
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2020

Publication series



  • History
  • Judaism
  • Bible
  • Hebrew
  • Religion
  • Ancient history
  • Ancient Near East


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