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The Al-Yahudu Tablets


31st March 2023

Image of a few Al-Yahudu tablets on display, placed over a grid background
“Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, to all the exiles whom I have sent into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon: Build houses and live in them; plant gardens and eat their produce … seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the LORD on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.”
Jeremiah 29: 4-5, 7 (ESV)
Some of the Al-Yahudu tablets on display
Some of the Al-Yahudu Tablets on display in the Bible Lands Museum's Jerusalem in Babylon Exhibition, Courtesy of the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem, Photography: Avi Noam.