The Jews of Egypt: From Ramses...

This is the story of the adventures and misadventures of the Jewish people in the land of Egypt shrouded in the mists of biblical history under the Pharaohs; the strange intermezzo of the Jewish mercenary detachment on the island of Elephantine on the upper Nile; the apogee of Jewish culture under the Ptolemies; and, finally, the Jewish community's rapid decline and catastrophic disappearance under Roman rule.

Copyright © 2001 by Varda Books Original copyright © 1995 by The Jewish Publication Society. Originally published in French, copyright © 1992 by Editions Armand Colin, Paris, under the title Les Juifs d’Egypte, de Ramses II à Hadrien ( Collection “ U Civilisations”). English translation by Robert Cornman, 1993. Cover art: “ Moses Receiving the Ten Commandments.” From the Sarajevo Haggadah, a fourteenth- century Hebrew manuscript from Spain. Collection of Dr Nicholas de Lange ( Cambridge, U. K.). All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any information storage or retrieval system, except for brief passages in connection with a critical review, without permission in writing from the publisher: The Jewish Publication Society, 1930 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Manufactured in the United States of America. This ebook has been published with permission of The Jewish Publication Society ( Philadelhia). The printed book, which served as a basis for this book is catalogued by the Library of Congress thus: Library of Congress Catabging- in- Publication Data Modrzejewski, Joseph. [ Juifs d’Egypte. English] The Jews of Egypt: from Rameses II to Emperor Hadrian / Joseph Mélèze Modrzejewski: translated by Robert Cornman: with a foreword by Shaye J. D. Cohen. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 0– 8276– 0522– 6 1. Jews— Egypt— History. 2. Egypt— Ethnic relations. 3. Egypt— History— To 640 A. D. 4. Ramses II, King of Egypt. 5. Hadrian, Emperor of Rome, 76– 138. I. Title. DS135. E4M6413 1995 932. 004924– dc20 95– 13363 CIP Designed by Elizabeth Anne O’Donnell Typeset by University Graphics in Goudy Old Style New ISBN 1- 59045- 043- 4 Reader PDF No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any information storage retrieval system, except for brief passages in connection with a critical review, without permission in writing from the publisher: Varda Books, 9001 Keating Avenue, Skokie, Illinois, USA Prepared as an ebook by Varda Graphics, Inc. For use on stand- alone, non- institutional computers only. To purchase Scholar PDF version with advanced functionality, go to www. publishersrow. com

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FRONT MATTERTitle PageCopyright PageDedication PageCONTENTSFOREWORDINTRODUCTIONTHE DAWN: PHARAOHS AND GREAT KINGSTHE ZENITH: PTOLEMAIC EGYPTTHE TWILIGHT: EGYPT IN THE ROMAN EMPIREEPILOGUECHRONOLOGICAL TABLECALENDARMONETARY UNITS AND UNITS OF MEASUREGLOSSARYBIBLIOGRAPHYINDEX OF PERSONS AND PLACESINDEX OF SOURCESILLUSTRATIONSColossal statue of Rameses II Temple of Luxor.Colossal statues before the great rock temple of Rameses II at Abu-SimbelElephantine Fragment of the Nile MosaicGrant of the house Aramaic papyrus from Elephantine, 446 BCEThe god Khnum, lord of the Nile's floodingNilotic landscapeUpper Egypt.Alexander as Pharaoh before the god AmonThe port of AlexandriaJoseph and AsenathJewish tomb from the Alexandrian cemetery of El-Ibrahimiya, 3rd century BCEFunerary stele of a Hellenistic mercenaryDedication of the synagogue of Krokodilopolis in the Faiyum(Top) Drawing of the synagogue of Gush-Halav, in Upper Galilee (restoration)(Bottom) Inscription of Theodotos 1st century CE.The Bible of the SeptuagintFuad Papyrus No. 266, 1st century BCE (Cairo)Ptolemy II Philadelphus and his sister-wife Arsinoe II (Hermitage, St. Petersburg)Greek soldiers in EgyptEpitaph of Arsinoe, a young Jewish womanWar elephant from IndiaPtolemy IV PhilopatorThe Anti-Semites of Memphis Private letter.Augustus as sovereign of EgyptSarapisThe Jewish Question in Alexandria Letter of Claudius to the Alexandrians.Beginning of the edict of Tiberius Julius AlexanderThe Menorah of the TempleBas-relief on the Arch of Titus in Rome.The Nile with the horn of plentyThe Great Synagogue of Alexandria(Top) Reform of the Jewish tax(Bottom) The Jewish tax in Egypt Receipt of an ostraconDocument of confiscation of Jewish propertyEmperor HadrianYoung Greek notable from Roman EgyptA thicket of papyrusNile boat tripMAPSGREEK AND ROMAN EGYPTFAIYUM (ARSINOITE NOME)ALEXANDRIA
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