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The Elephantine Papyri

Deborah W. Rooke

in Zadok's Heirs: The Role and Development of the High Priesthood in Ancient Israel

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269984
eISBN:
9780191600722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269986.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The fifth‐century Elephantine papyri document the existence of a Jewish community, with its own temple, on the island of Elephantine in the Nile. This chapter examines the papyri in order to ... More


After the Canon: The Later Persian Period

Deborah W. Rooke

in Zadok's Heirs: The Role and Development of the High Priesthood in Ancient Israel

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269984
eISBN:
9780191600722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269986.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Discusses extra‐canonical material that might relate to high priesthood in the fourth century—namely, the narrative of Joannes and Jesus in Josephus, Jewish Antiquities xi. 297–301, and issues of the ... More


The Hidden Years: High Priesthood Under the Ptolemies

Deborah W. Rooke

in Zadok's Heirs: The Role and Development of the High Priesthood in Ancient Israel

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269984
eISBN:
9780191600722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269986.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Surveys the limited evidence that is available for the political situation in Judah during the Ptolemaic period. The sources examined are the Yehud coins, an excerpt from Hecataeus of Abdera that is ... More


Torah in the Persian Period

John J. Collins

in Invention of Judaism: Torah and Jewish Identity from Deuteronomy to Paul

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520294110
eISBN:
9780520967366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294110.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The Torah played little part in the restoration after the Exile or in the prophets Haggai and Zechariah. It is absent from the Elephantine papyri, except for the so-called Passover Papyrus, which ... More


The Law in the Diaspora

John J. Collins

in Invention of Judaism: Torah and Jewish Identity from Deuteronomy to Paul

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520294110
eISBN:
9780520967366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294110.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Much of the literature of the Greek-speaking Diaspora summarizes the Law in terms of its ethical teaching, emphasizing monotheism and sexual matters and passing over ritual requirements or ... More


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