The Emergence of Yehud in the Persian Period is a long-awaited and much-needed comprehensive analysis of the material evidence concerning Persian-period Judah. Carter analyses the settlement pattern and population distribution of the province, using both excavations and archaeological surveys. His meticulous examination arrives at a rather low estimate of the population during this period, on the basis of which he examines Yehud's socio-economic setting and considers the implications of a small Yehud for some of the prominent theories concerning the province in the Persian-period.
- Title: Emergence of Yehud in the Persian Period: A Social and Demographic Study
- Author: Charles E. Carter
- Publisher: Sheffield Academic Press
- Publication Date: 1999
- Pages: 392
About Charles E. Carter
Charles E. Carter is Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Seton Hall University, New Jersey.