A 2,500-Year-Old Jewish Town in Ancient Babylon
In 1999, a settlement called “Judahtown” (or Al-Yahudu
in Babylonian) was discovered on administrative tablets from 2,500 years ago. Over the next few years, dozens more legal documents were found that originated in that town, providing ample documentation of Jewish life in Babylon following the fall of Jerusalem. On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal shows how these mundane documents add further life to the biblical history of this time.