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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


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


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