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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


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


Proverbial Sayings

William M. Schniedewind

in The Finger of the Scribe: How Scribes Learned to Write the Bible

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190052461
eISBN:
9780190052492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190052461.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Scribes learned many sayings, wisdom sayings and proverbial sayings, that could be used for and adapted to a variety of contexts. From the comparative cuneiform evidence in “lentil” texts, proverbs ... More


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