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The Troubles of Templeless Judah

Jill Middlemas


The Neo-Babylonian defeat of Judah and destruction of Jerusalem in 587 resulted in an era — commonly, though now anachronistically, known as the ‘exilic age’ — considered to be of fundamental significance in the historical, social, and theological development of ancient Israel. Although perceived by the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and modern scholarship as a foundational epoch, examinations of the exile tend to focus on the fraction of the community who experienced forced deportation after the collapse of Jerusalem, namely, those members of the community relocated to Babylonia. Since recent sch ... More

Keywords: Templeless, biblical history, archaeology, neo-Babylonian rule, Judahite, Golah, Heterodox worship, Yahwistic worship, lamentations, sixth-century Judah

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780199283866
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2006 DOI:10.1093/0199283869.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jill Middlemas, author
Liddon Research Fellow in Theology, Keble College
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