Judean Merchants in Babylonia and Their Participation in Long-Distance Trade

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dc.contributor.author Alstola, Tero
dc.date.accessioned 2018-02-16T06:18:07Z
dc.date.available 2018-02-16T06:18:07Z
dc.date.issued 2017-06
dc.identifier.citation Alstola , T 2017 , ' Judean Merchants in Babylonia and Their Participation in Long-Distance Trade ' , Welt des Orients , vol. 47 , no. 1 , pp. 25-51 . https://doi.org/10.13109/wdor.2017.47.1.25
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dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/232512
dc.description.abstract This article focuses on Judean merchants in Babylonia, their social networks, and their business activities in the sixth century BCE. I argue that these people were integrated into the commercial sphere of Babylonian society and that they had native Babylonian merchants as well as traders of foreign origin among their acquaintances. Judeans participated in Babylonian long-distance trade, and documented evidence shows that some of them travelled as far as Iran for the purpose of trading. Furthermore, because travelling and the transportation of goods are an integral part of commercial activity, merchants provide an example of people who could have maintained connections between Judeans living in Judah and Babylonia. fi
dc.description.abstract This article focuses on Judean merchants in Babylonia, their social networks, and their business activities in the sixth century BCE. I argue that these people were integrated into the commercial sphere of Babylonian society and that they had native Babylonian merchants as well as traders of foreign origin among their acquaintances. Judeans participated in Babylonian long-distance trade, and documented evidence shows that some of them travelled as far as Iran for the purpose of trading. Furthermore, because travelling and the transportation of goods are an integral part of commercial activity, merchants provide an example of people who could have maintained connections between Judeans living in Judah and Babylonia. en
dc.format.extent 27
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Welt des Orients
dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject 614 Theology
dc.subject Old Testament studies
dc.subject Vanhan testamentin eksegetiikka
dc.subject 615 History and Archaeology
dc.subject Assyriology
dc.subject assyriologia
dc.title Judean Merchants in Babylonia and Their Participation in Long-Distance Trade en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Faculty of Theology
dc.contributor.organization Centre of Excellence Changes in Sacred Texts and Traditions (CSTT)
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.13109/wdor.2017.47.1.25
dc.relation.issn 0043-2547
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
dc.type.version publishedVersion
dc.relation.funder Academy of Finland
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