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Jerusalem in Bbaylonia - International Conference

 

Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem in collaboration with The Israeli Society for Assyriology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies and The Babylonian Jewry Heritage Center
Presents a two-day conference

JERUSALEM IN BABYLONIA

in conjunction with the exhibition By the Rivers of Babylon
2-3 FEBRUARY 2015
At the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem and the Babylonian Jewish Heritage Center

The Jerusalem in Babylonia conference, together with the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem’s, exhibition By the Rivers of Babylon brings to life the Judean community of the Al-Yahudu settlement region by the Chebar Canal in the Babylonia of Jeremiah and Eziekel. Focusing on the newly published archive of cuneiform tablets, dating to the generations immediately after the destruction of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar II, the conference will provide a first glance at the life and times of a Jewish community at the very start of the Babylonian Diaspora.

Monday 2nd February 08:30-17:30 Al-Yahudu-A First Glance
18th Annual Conference of the Israeli Society for Assyriology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies

Tuesday 3rd February 08.30-17.00 The Babylonian Diaspora: A Reassessment
Lectures at the BLMJ followed by a special program at the Babylonian Jewry Heritage Center in Or Yehudah


Speakers include:

Irving Finkel, The British Musem

Laurie Pearce, University of California, Berkley

Cornelia Wunsch, SOAS, University of London

Michael Jursa, University of Vienna

Paul-Alain Beaulieu, University of Toronto

Kathleen Abraham, University of Leuven

Ron Zadok, Tel-Aviv University

Maren Niefhoff, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Jonathan Ben-Dov, Haifa University

Wayne Horowitz, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Conducted in Hebrew and English

Advanced registration required. Limited places available.

Closing date for registration: 18th January 2015

For registration and fees information, please contact:

Conference Coordinator at curatorial@blmj.org or 02-5611066

Price: 150 NIS, 140 NIS (OAPs and students, upon presentation of identity card)

With the support of :
The CANEO Foundation                     
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 

 

 

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