Jerusalem in Babylon – zapowiedź ważnej konferencji w Jerozolimie

THE BIBLE LANDS MUSEUM JERUSALEM in collaboration with The Israel Society for Assyriology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies and The Babylonian Jewry Heritage Center presents a two-day conference: JERUSALEM IN BABYLONIA, 2-3 FEBRUARY 2015

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 Ezekiel. 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 Glance (18th Annual Conference of the Israel Society for Assyriology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies)

Tuesday 3rd February 08:30-17:00     The Babylonian Diaspora: A Reassessment Lectures at the BLMJ followed by a special program at the Babylonian Jewry Heritage Center in Or Yehuda

Speakers include:

Irving Finkel, The British Museum

Laurie Pearce, University of California, Berkley

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

Conducted in Hebrew and English   Advanced registration required. Limited places available.   Closing date for registration: 18th January 2015 For registration and fees information, please contact: Conference Coordinator at or 02-5611066   *Price: 150 NIS, 140 NIS (Students and Senior Citizens) *Entrance to the BLMJ and lectures on Monday 2nd February are free of charge courtesy of the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem and ISAANES.   PROGRAM SUBJECT TO CHANGE   This conference is made possible with the support of: The CAENO Foundation; Naomi and Peter Neustadter, Jerusalem; Cindy and David Sofer, London; The Hebrew University of Jerusalem   BIBLE LANDS MUSEUM JERUSALEM, Museum Row, 21 Stefan Wise Street, Jerusalem