Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem in collaboration with The Israel Society for Assyriology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies and The Babylonian Jewry Heritage CenterPresents a two-day conference
JERUSALEM IN BABYLONIAin conjunction with the exhibition By the Rivers of Babylon2-3 FEBRUARY 2015At the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem and the Babylonian Jewry 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 Glance18th Annual Conference of the Israeli Society for Assyriology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies
Tuesday 3rd February 08.30-17.00 The Babylonian Diaspora: A ReassessmentLectures at the BLMJ followed by a special program at the Babylonian Jewry Heritage Center in Or Yehuda
Irving Finkel, The British Musem
Laurie Pearce, University of California, Berkeley
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
Jonathan Ben-Dov, Haifa University
Wayne Horowitz, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
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Conducted in Hebrew and English
Advanced registration required. Limited places available.
Closing date for registration: 18th January 2015
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Price: 150 NIS, 140 NIS (OAPs and students, upon presentation of identity card)
All programs subject to change.
With the support of :The CAENO FoundationNaomi and Peter Neustadter, Jerusalem The Hebrew University of Jerusalem