9/5: Ezra, Nehemiah, and Jerusalem

Magness, Holy Land, Chapter 2: The Topography and Early History of Jerusalem (pp. 20-45).

Magness, Holy Land, Chapter 3: The Babylonian (586 B.C.E.) and Persian (539-332 B.C.E.) Periods (pp. 46-62).

Jane Waldbaum, “After the Return: Connections with the Classical World in the Persian Period,” 100 Years of American Archaeology in the Middle East, D. R. Clark and V. H. Matthews, eds. (American Schools of Oriental Research, Boston: 2003), pp. 301-18.