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.

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The Jews of Egypt: From Ramses II to Emperor Hadrian


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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 Mosaic”Grant of the house Aramaic papyrus from Elephantine, 446 BCEThe god Khnum, lord of the Nile's floodingNilotic landscape—Upper 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 Septuagint—Fuad 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 Philopator“The 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 Temple—Bas-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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