The public lecture is part of the conference “Torah, Temple, Land – Ancient Judaism(s) in Context” organized by Prof. Dr. Jens Schröter, Prof. Dr. Claudia Tiersch, Prof. Dr. Markus Witte (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) with support of the Excellence Cluster Topoi and in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Verena Lepper (Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung Berlin) and Prof. Ernst Baltrusch (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Alte Geschichte) as well as with kind support by the European Research Council.