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Elephantine Revisited

Karel van der Toorn

in Becoming Diaspora Jews: Behind the Story of Elephantine

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780300243512
eISBN:
9780300249491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300243512.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter revisits the scholarship regarding the discovery of the Elephantine Jews. A full century has passed since Eduard Sachau's edition of the Elephantine papyri in 1911. The Elephantine ... More


The Aramean Heritage

Karel van der Toorn

in Becoming Diaspora Jews: Behind the Story of Elephantine

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780300243512
eISBN:
9780300249491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300243512.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores the Aramean heritage of the Elephantine Jews. They had Jewish names, and their temple was devoted to the ancestral Jewish god. Yet they spoke Aramaic, used Aramaic wisdom ... More


Becoming Diaspora Jews

Karel van der Toorn

in Becoming Diaspora Jews: Behind the Story of Elephantine

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780300243512
eISBN:
9780300249491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300243512.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter attempts to solve the mysterious transformation of Samarian Arameans into Jews. Over a period of 100 years, perhaps longer, the Samarians of Palmyra became the Jews of Elephantine. Up to ... More


A Military Colony and Its Religion

Karel van der Toorn

in Becoming Diaspora Jews: Behind the Story of Elephantine

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780300243512
eISBN:
9780300249491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300243512.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter pays attention to the Egyptian experience of the Elephantine Jews. It maintains that there are two areas in Egyptian life that merit a renewed inquiry because they are central to the ... More


Epilogue

Karel van der Toorn

in Becoming Diaspora Jews: Behind the Story of Elephantine

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780300243512
eISBN:
9780300249491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300243512.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This concluding chapter attempts to define who the Elephantine Jews were by summing up the results of a review of all the evidence, including the texts from the Aramaic papyrus in Demotic script. In ... More


The Origins of the Elephantine Jews

Karel van der Toorn

in Becoming Diaspora Jews: Behind the Story of Elephantine

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780300243512
eISBN:
9780300249491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300243512.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter seeks out the origins of the Elephantine Jews. For more than a century, their origins have been a mystery. Owing to the decipherment of Papyrus Amherst 63, this chapter reveals new ... More


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