Jews of Egypt From Rameses II to Emperor Hadrian

ISBN-10: 0691015759

ISBN-13: 9780691015750

Edition: 1998

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Description: Hellenistic Egypt was the setting for perhaps the first Jewish Golden Age, a time "golden" in Jewish memory as an era of vibrant cultural interaction between the Jews and their gentile hosts. This is the story of the adventures and misadventures of the people of Israel in the land of Egypt the years shrouded in the mists of biblical history under the Pharaohs; the strange intermezzo of the Jewish mercenary detachment on the island of Elephantine on the upper Nile; the apogee of Jewish culture under Ptolemies; and finally, the Jewish community's rapid decline and catastrophic disappearance under Roman rule. Joseph Meacute;legrave;ze Modrzejewski uses scientific analysis to illuminate the reality underlying our image of the past. The biblical accounts and Jewish and pagan literary texts are juxtaposed with discoveries of a century of archaeological and papyrological research that has unearthed the edicts of emperors as well as the humble correspondence of common people. In a tantalizing epilogue, Modrzejewski probes a turning point in Western civilization: the brief but crucial episode when budding Christianity and the Alexandrian Jews parted company.

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List price: $52.50
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 11/16/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 301
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Shaye J. D. Cohen received a B.A. in classics from Yeshiva College in 1970, a M.A. in Judaica and rabbinic ordination at the Jewish Theological Seminary, and a second M.A. and a Ph.D. in ancient history at Columbia University. A director and professor of Judaic Studies at Brown University, he previously worked at the Jewish Theological Seminary as Dean of the Graduate School, and was a visiting Professor of History at Columbia University. Holding a keen interest in the history of Judaism and its social and legal boundaries, his published works include Josephus in Galilee and Rome: His Vita and Development as a Historian and From the Maccabees to the Mishnah: A Profile of Judaism. He has also written numerous articles and book chapters on the menstrual taboo in Judaism. He has received numerous honors, including the Faculty Fellow and Whiting Fellow from Columbia University, the Fellowship from the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, and the Fellow of the American Academy for Jewish Research.

Foreword
Introduction
Note to the Princeton Paperback Edition
The Dawn: Pharaohs and Great Kings
Biblical Egypt
Joseph and His Brothers
Moses and the Pharaoh
The Desert Road
The Stronghold of Elephantine
A Judean Colony in Egypt
Mibtahiah and Her Husbands: A Family of Note during the Reign of Artaxerxes
"God of Heaven" and God of the Floods
The Zenith: Ptolemaic Egypt
Alexandrian Judaism and Its Problems
Alexander and the Jews
Can One Be Both Jewish and Greek?
A Love Story
A New Diaspora
Among the "Hellenes"
Soldiers of the Ptolemies
"God the Most High" and "Splendor of Israel"
A Law for the Jews of Egypt
The Greek Torah and the Demotic Case Book
The Law of Moses and the Justice of the King
"The Law of the Land Is Law"
A Jewish Temple in Ptolemaic Egypt
The Echoes of the Maccabean Crisis
"An Altar of the Lord in the Midst of the Land of Egypt"
Images of the "Land of Onias"
At the Wellsprings of Pagan Anti-Semitism
Modern Fantasies and Ancient Myths
The Miracle at the Hippodrome
"They Loathe the Jews"
The Twilight: Egypt in the Roman Empire
The "Jewish Question" in Alexandria
The Decline
The Vile Deeds of Flaccus the Prefect
Jews, Alexandrians, and Claudius the Emperor
The Time of Misfortunes
The Service Record of a Brilliant Alexandrian
A Miracle in Rome
"A Spirit of Rebellion"
The Remembrance
Who Destroyed the Great Synagogue of Alexandria?
"Jewish Tax," "Jewish Accounts": The Tale of the Imperial Tax Records
A Day of Rejoicings in Oxyrhynchos
Epilogue
Chronological Table
Calendar
Monetary Units and Units of Measure
Glossary
Bibliography
Maps
Index of Persons and Places
Index of Sources
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