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Becoming diaspora Jews : behind the story of Elephantine

Author: K van der Toorn
Publisher: New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, [2019] ©2019
Series: Anchor Yale Bible reference library.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book tells the story of the earliest Jewish diaspora in Egypt in a way it has never been told before. The colony that lived at Elephantine Island in the fifth century BCE is an icon of the Jewish diaspora, but there is something unusual about it. These people had abandoned Hebrew for Aramaic and venerated several Aramean gods beside the ancestral Jewish god. Karel van der Toorn studies an unexplored papyrus to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Toorn, K. van der.
Becoming diaspora Jews.
New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, [2019]
(DLC) 2019930737
(OCoLC)1089574817
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: K van der Toorn
ISBN: 9780300249491 0300249497
OCLC Number: 1117508771
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 270 pages)
Contents: Elephantine revisited --
The Aramean heritage --
The Aramean diaspora in Egypt --
The origins of the Elephantine Jews --
A military colony and its religion --
Becoming diaspora Jews --
Epilogue --
Appendix: Translation of Papyrus Amherst 63, adapted from AOAT 448.
Series Title: Anchor Yale Bible reference library.
Responsibility: Karel van der Toorn.
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This book tells the story of the earliest Jewish diaspora in Egypt in a way it has never been told before. The colony that lived at Elephantine Island in the fifth century BCE is an icon of the Jewish diaspora, but there is something unusual about it. These people had abandoned Hebrew for Aramaic and venerated several Aramean gods beside the ancestral Jewish god. Karel van der Toorn studies an unexplored papyrus to shed new light on their history.

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"In this major contribution, Karel van der Toorn offers a brilliant analysis of the military colony of Elephantine and its integration into a 'Jewish nation.' This book offers a new translation and Read more...

 
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