By Lester L. Grabbe
Within the first of 4 volumes on A historical past of the Jews and Judaism within the moment Temple interval, Lester Grabbe offers a accomplished background of Judah (Aramaic Yehud) throughout the Persian interval. among the the most important questions he addresses are: What are the assets for this era and the way will we assessment them? and the way can we lead them to “speak” to us throughout the fog of centuries? Grabbe argues that there's a possibility of seeing every little thing from a Judaeo-centric perspective, or utilizing the biblical texts and out-of-date secondary fabric to supply the most viewpoint in knowing heritage, while any student writing approximately this era may be accustomed to the classical historians and the close to jap resources in addition. This research brings jointly and analyzes the unique assets, sifts and evaluates the secondary assets, develops a considerable historic synthesis, and issues to parts the place additional examine is required. Yehud: A historical past of the Persian Province of Judah bargains the freshest and accomplished exam of the political and administrative constructions; the society and economic climate; the faith, temple and cult; the advancements in idea and literature; and the foremost political occasions.
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The remains of a large building were found on the northern slope. It appears to have been contained two storeys (in part, at least) and an enclosed courtyard, and covered more than 500 m2. Evidently built in the first half of the fifth century, it was destroyed about 400 BCE, followed by restoration of one wing to be used another half century. Remains of other buildings suggest a rather crowded area of houses with only narrow passages between them on this part of the mound. Two Aramaic ostraca, apparently dealing with the processing of leather, were also found.
Those finds containing writing (inscriptions, coins, and texts written on papyrus and vellum) are discussed mainly in the next chapter (Chapter 3). 2). 1. 1. 1. Bethel Blenkinsopp (2003b) 'Bethel in the Neo-Babylonian Period'; Carter (1999) The Emergence of Yehud in the Persian Period: 124-26; Lipschits (1999) 'The History of the Benjamin Region under Babylonian Rule'; NEAEHL, I: 292-94; OEANE, 1:300-301. F. L. Kelso. Unfortunately, the final combined report is very unsatisfactory, as several writers have pointed out; for example, W.
Tushingham both suggest that it is the hitherto-unknown mmst found on some of the Imlk seal impressions of the eighth century (NEAEHL, IV: 1267). The earliest remains so far found are from Iron II. The destruction of level VA is usually associated with the Babylonian conquest of 587/586 BCE, but it may have happened earlier with the Assyrian vacating of the area (Na'aman 2001:274). A reduced settlement may have continued there even during the sixth century (Lipschits 2003:329). Aharoni argued that a citadel was constructed there in the Persian period, but no evidence has so far been discovered (Carter 1999:151 -53).