Judeans in Babylonia : A Study of Deportees in the Sixth and Fifth Centuries BCE

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dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Department of Digital Humanities en
dc.contributor.author Alstola, Tero
dc.date.accessioned 2018-04-04T11:32:08Z
dc.date.available 2018-04-04T11:32:08Z
dc.date.issued 2018-01-17
dc.identifier.citation Alstola , T 2018 , ' Judeans in Babylonia : A Study of Deportees in the Sixth and Fifth Centuries BCE ' , Biblical Studies , Helsinki . en
dc.identifier.isbn 9789515138316
dc.identifier.isbn 9789515138323
dc.identifier.other PURE: 98987113
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: f4b0ecc2-08ed-4311-95f7-f662616bfe00
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/233918
dc.description.abstract This dissertation investigates the life of Judean deportees in Babylonia in the sixth and fifth centuries BCE. The results from the study of Judeans are placed in the wider context of Babylonian society and are evaluated by using a group of Neirabian deportees as a point of comparison. The sources of this study consist of 289 clay tablets written in Akkadian cuneiform, such as promissory notes, leases, receipts, and lists. The dissertation shows that there was considerable diversity in the deportees’ socio-economic status and integration into Babylonian society. The majority of deportees were settled in the countryside and integrated into the land-for-service system, which was aimed at increasing agricultural output and providing the state with labour, soldiers, and tax income. In addition, foreign professionals were employed in cities, and the worlds of commerce and royal administration were open to some deportees. A relatively small number of deportees were donated to Babylonian temples. The Babylonian practice of settling deportees in ethnically homogenous rural communities supported the survival of their culture and traditions in the countryside. Adoption of Babylonian names and culture was faster among those Judeans who lived in cities and were in regular contact with the native population. fi
dc.format.extent 286
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher University of Helsinki
dc.relation.uri http://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-951-51-3832-3
dc.rights en
dc.subject 614 Theology en
dc.subject Vanhan testamentin eksegetiikka en
dc.subject Old Testament studies en
dc.subject 615 History and Archaeology en
dc.subject assyriologia en
dc.subject Assyriology en
dc.title Judeans in Babylonia : A Study of Deportees in the Sixth and Fifth Centuries BCE en
dc.type Doctoral Thesis
dc.type.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/other

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