By the Rivers of Babylon. The Story of the Babylonian Exile. ‮על נהרות בבל. סיפורה של גלות בבל‬‎

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Author & Curator

Filip Vukosavović.


Jerusalem, Israel, 2015. 128 pp., illustrations: 69 col., 1 b&w, 27 × 21.4 cm. English and Hebrew.




Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem (1 February 2015–15 May 2016)


An exhibition on the Babylonian exile and its aftermath, inspired by and focusing upon the Al-Yahudu archive. This outstanding collection of approximately 200 cuneiform tablets presents the earliest evidence of the Judean exiles as they rebuilt their lives in Babylonia. The tablets were exhibited here for the first time, supplemented by other archaeological finds, and artistic depictions from the medieval and modern eras, which together related and illustrated the story of the Jewish people’s resilience. Introduction by Filip Vukosavović. Individual chapters on: the Exiles of 604 BCE, 597 BCE, and 587 BCE, By the Rivers of Babylon, and End of the Babylonian Exile, 539 BCE. Brief descriptive entries. Circa 63 items pictured.

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Christian illuminated manuscriptsDead Sea ScrollsHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Bohemia-Moravia & Germany, 17th–19th CMicrographyMizrachOil lamps, ancientOssuaries/SarcophagiPaintings, biblical imagesPostage stampsPrints, biblical imagesSeals/Stamps, ancientZecher le-Churban plaques

Related ephemera

Invitation to exhibition opening, folded card, 10 × 20 cm.

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