You are hereHomeBARSeptember/October 2016 Page Numbers Yes No Biblical Archaeology Review 42:5, September/October 2016 How Bad Was the Babylonian Exile?By Laurie E. Pearce Was there really weeping from the Judahite exiles by the rivers of Babylon? New evidence suggests that life was actually pretty good for some Judahite deportees and their successors. Join the BAS Library! Already a library member? Log in here. Institution user? Log in with your IP address.