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By the Rivers of Babylon: New Perspectives on Second Temple Judaism from Cuneiform Texts

By Dr. Caroline Waerzeggers

This project, financed by the European Research Council, draws on recent advances in the study of cuneiform texts to illuminate the Babylonian environment of the Judean exile, the socio-historical context that gave rise to a transformative era in the history of Judaism known as the Second Temple period. Since September 2012, the project is hosted at Leiden University. The team consists of dr. Caroline Waerzeggers (PI), dr. Jonathan Stökl (post-doc), dr. Jason Silverman (post-doc), Tero Alstola (PhD student), Rieneke Sonnevelt (PhD student), Bastian Still (PhD student), Marlon van Wijk (student assistant).

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