Monday, January 26, 2009

From Israelite to Jew: 4: Return

The fourth episode of the podcast, "From Israelite to Jew." This episode traces the first two returns from Babylonia to Jerusalem, first under Sheshbazzar and then under the dual leadership of Zerubbabel and Joshua, and the building of the Second Temple (539 BCE - 516).

The podcast can be heard here; more downloading options are here. I am having some technical problems at the moment embedding the player.

You will also find the podcast on iTunes.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi there-

to what extent do you think that the Persian's religion of Zoroastrianism (which disallowed slavery) was the reason why the Judeans were allowed to return?

or was it to bolster western defenses against the Egyptians and the Greeks/Macedonians?