Welcome to CTIJ
This online database brings together the cuneiform
documentation regarding Israelites, Judeans, and related population groups in
ancient Israel and the Diaspora (Mesopotamia and Western Iran) during the
Neo-Assyrian, Neo- and Late Babylonian, and Achaemenid Periods (744-330
The reconstruction and analysis of this documentation is of outmost importance in understanding the impact the Assyrian and Babylonian deportations had on the community of exiles in Mesopotamia and Iran in what is considered an axial period in the formation of Jewish identity and the articulation of major religious and social tenets in early Judaism.