ISBN: 978-2-87457-060-5
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La zone rurale centrale de Benjamin après l’invasion babylonienne de 587 av. J.-C. Un marché régional et international prospère en plein effondrement de Juda

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Until the 90’s, there was a common belief shared among biblical scholars, that the region of Judah was utterly destroyed and uninhabited in the years following the Babylonian conquest in 587-86 B.C.E. However, in the last decades, new historical investigations and archaeological excavations have demonstrated the continued existence and restoration of a prosperous Judean material culture between 586 and 538 B.C.E. Numerous sites, located in the central Judean area, such as Tel-el-Fûl, Tell en-Nasbeh, Beitin, Ej-Jîb, En-Gedi, were not affected and, in fact, prospered in the later sixth century. They created a modest regional market, but an essential wheel in the economic system of the Neo-Babylonian Empire. At least, the central rural area of Benjamin can no longer be described as a empty land.

Special issue around the theme: "The rural World during the ancient Medditerranean Culture: Right/Laws, Religion, Trade, Practices"
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