By the Rivers of Babylon – A Symposium Exploring New Evidence from Ancient Texts about the Jewish Exiles

Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Leo and Julia Forchheimer Auditorium

Join leading scholars as they focus on the Babylonian Exile and Al-Yahudu texts, a collection of cuneiform clay tablets dating to the 6th and 5th centuries BCE considered a momentous discovery opening up the study of the beginnings of the Jewish Diaspora in Babylonia.

Presented by American Friends of the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem, Yeshiva University Museum, and Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University

Tickets: $10 adults; $5 seniors; free for students and YUM members

Text written in a city on the Chebar River | Clay | Southern Iraq | 10 Shevat 481, year 4 of Xerxes | Shlomo and Aliza Moussaieff Collection. From the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem, "By the Rivers of Babylon" exhibition, photograph by Moshe Caine

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Detail: Text written in a city on the Chebar River, clay, Southern Iraq