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The Jews of Egypt : from Rameses II to Emperor Hadrian

Author: Joseph Modrzejewski
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1997 printing.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is the story of the adventures and misadventures of the Jewish people in the land of Egypt - 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 the Ptolemies; and the Jewish community's rapid decline and catastrophic disappearance under Roman rule."
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Ramses, King of Egypt.; Hadrian, Emperor of Rome; Hadrian, Emperor of Rome; Ramses, King of Egypt.; Ramsès, (pharaon ;; Hadrien, (empereur romain ;
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Modrzejewski
ISBN: 0691015759 9780691015750
OCLC Number: 37457842
Notes: Previously published: 1st English ed. Philadelphia : Jewish Publication Society, 1995.
Description: xxii, 279 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Biblical Egypt --
The stronghold of Elephantine --
Alexandrian Judaism and its problems --
A new diaspora --
A law for the Jews of Egypt --
A Jewish temple in Ptolemaic Egypt --
At the wellsprings of pagan anti-Semitism --
The "Jewish question" in Alexandria --
The time of misfortunes --
The remembrance.
Other Titles: Juifs d'Égypte.
Responsibility: Joseph Mélèze Modrzejewski ; translated by Robert Cornman ; with a foreword by Shaye J.D. Cohen.

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Presents 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  Read more...

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"Urbane, intelligent, and well-researched ... more than ample for a well-rounded view of Jewish history in ancient Egypt."--Library Journal

 
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