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West Semitic Epigraphy and the Judaean Diaspora during the Achaemenid Period: Babylonia, Egypt, Cyprus

André Lemaire

in Levantine Epigraphy and History in the Achaemenid Period (539-322 BCE)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780197265895
eISBN:
9780191772023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265895.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

After the destruction of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar (587 BCE), most of the Judean elite (family of king Jehoiachin, civil and military servants, technicians) lived in Babylonia. New cuneiform ... More


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


Hybridity and Intermarriage

Katherine E. Southwood

in Ethnicity and the Mixed Marriage Crisis in Ezra 9-10: An Anthropological Approach

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199644346
eISBN:
9780191739316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644346.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

This chapter applies the research concerning intermarriage and ethnicity to Ezra 9–10 in light of our existing understanding of Ancient Near Eastern evidence concerning marriage and divorce ... More


Elephantine, Aswaʼn, the Cataracts, &c.

Jason Thompson

in Description of Egypt: Notes and Views in Egypt and Nubia

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774245251
eISBN:
9781617970160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774245251.003.0031
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter gives a striking account of the scenery of the environs of Aswa'n. It also talks about the Island of Elephantine; now called Gezee'ret Aswa'n (or the Island of Aswa'n); which extends ... More


Picking Up the Reins

Jill Kamil

in Labib Habachi: The Life and Legacy of an Egyptologist

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160615
eISBN:
9781617970184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160615.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Labib Habachi lived in two worlds. Habachi marveled as evidence came to light of an ancient town that developed on a mound south of a lake, which provided a harbor through a channel from the Pelusiac ... More


The Cult of Heqaib

Jill Kamil

in Labib Habachi: The Life and Legacy of an Egyptologist

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160615
eISBN:
9781617970184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160615.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Muhammad Eweis responded eagerly to Labib Habachi's call to return to Elephantine. He and his team had carried back to the Fayoum glowing reports of that last outpost on Egyptian soil. ... More


The Gateway to Africa: Aswan, Elephantine, and Philae

Robert B. Jackson

in At Empire's Edge: Exploring Rome`s Egyptian Frontier

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088564
eISBN:
9780300129519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088564.003.0007
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on the three important settlements in the vicinity of Aswan, including Syene itself, Elephantine Island, and Philae, during the Roman period. Because the annual flooding of the ... 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


Hated by the Gods and your Spouse: Legal Use of שׄנא in Elephantine and its Ancient Near Eastern Context

Alejandro F. Botta

in Law and Religion in the Eastern Mediterranean: From Antiquity to Early Islam

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199550234
eISBN:
9780191747199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550234.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter examines the use of the verb ‘to hate’ (שׄנא) in Elephantine. It classifies שׄנא as a legal term in the papyri from the Jewish military garrison in Egypt and evaluates its semantic ... More


Ethnicity, Communal Identity, and Imperial Authority: Contextualizing the Conflicts between Samaria and Judah in Ezra-Nehemiah

Gary N. Knoppers

in Jews and Samaritans: The Origins and History of Their Early Relations

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780195329544
eISBN:
9780199344840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329544.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Chapter 6 focuses on the depiction of Samaria in Ezra-Nehemiah, analyzing the stories about conflicts between the Jerusalemite and Samarian authorities. The stress in Ezra-Nehemiah on the need to ... More


Between Elephantine and Qumran

G. Kratz Reinhard

in Historical and Biblical Israel: The History, Tradition, and Archives of Israel and Judah

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198728771
eISBN:
9780191795503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728771.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

This chapter assesses the archaeological, epigraphic, and literary (biblical and non-biblical) evidence from various Jewish “archives” or “textual deposits,” mostly from the Persian and Hellenistic ... More


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