A Tale of Two Provinces: Judah and Edom during the Persian Period

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“A Tale of Two Provinces: Judah and Edom During the Persian Period” by Alexander Fantalkin and Oren Tal addresses the material evidence of the Persian-period provinces of Judah and Edom against the contemporary geopolitical conditions. Following the Egyptian rebellion of 404–400 BCE, southern Palestine underwent a major transformation as a result of becoming the southwestern frontier of the Persian Empire. Fantalkin and Tal offer a reconstruction of the political history and its social and economic manifestations that focuses on the inland regions of the inhabited land of Palestine. Sites, administrative centers, architectural remains, pottery, and epigraphic finds are used to reconstruct the period’s Zeitgeist.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAbout Edom and Idumea in the Persian Period
Subtitle of host publicationRecent Research and Approaches from Archaeology, Hebrew Bible Studies and Ancient Near Eastern Studies
EditorsBenedikt Hensel, Ehud Ben Zvi, Diana V. Edelman
Place of PublicationSheffield
PublisherEquinox Publishing
Number of pages38
ISBN (Electronic)9781800501348
ISBN (Print)9781800501331
StatePublished - 2022

Publication series

NameWorlds of the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean

RAMBI Publications

  • rambi
  • Eretz Israel -- History -- 586 B.C.-70 A.D., Exilic and Second Temple period
  • Judea (Region) (Israel) -- Antiquities
  • Edom (Kingdom) -- History
  • Lakhish (Israel) -- Antiquities


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