In the history of Judaism, the Babylonian exile constitutes a major watershed. The social, institutional and cultic organization of the Second Temple differed markedly from the forms that had existed in the kingdom of Judah before the diaspora. The project’s aim is to engage in a comparative study between the Second Temple of Jerusalem and the Babylonian temple cult as evidenced by recently disclosed cuneiform records.
Upcoming event in 18-20 June 2014: "Political Memory in and after the Persian Empire", Leiden. For more information, please check the pdf document at the first entry of the calendar. For further information and registration, please contact Jason Silverman ( email@example.com ) or Caroline Waerzeggers ( firstname.lastname@example.org ).