The Jews Of Egypt

The Jews Of Egypt

by Joseph Meleze Modrezejewski
     
 

This is the story of the adventures and misadventures of the Jewish people in the land of Egypt. The author uses the clear light of scientific analysis and archaeological research to illuminate the reality underlying the images from the Biblical accounts and Jewish and pagan literary texts, through the great “love affair” between Jews and Hellenic culture.…  See more details below

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This is the story of the adventures and misadventures of the Jewish people in the land of Egypt. The author uses the clear light of scientific analysis and archaeological research to illuminate the reality underlying the images from the Biblical accounts and Jewish and pagan literary texts, through the great “love affair” between Jews and Hellenic culture. It ends with the brief but crucial episode when budding Christianity and the Alexandrian Jews parted company.

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Jewish Book World
Using biblical, Jewish and pagan literary sources, the author, a noted French Professor of Ancient History, traces the daily life experience of the Jews of Egypt in the period from the pharoahs to the Greek domination.
Booknews
Chronicles the fortunes of the Jewish people in Egypt from the time of the Pharaohs to Roman rule, drawing on biblical accounts and Jewish and pagan literary texts as well as archaeological and papyrological research. Periods covered include the Judean colony of Elephantine in Egypt, Ptolemaic Egypt, Alexandrian Judaism, and the brief but crucial episode when Christianity and Alexandrian Jews parted company. Amply illustrated with b&w photos, drawings, and maps. Available from The Jewish Publication Society, 1930 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19103. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780827605220
Publisher:
Jewish Publication Society
Publication date:
09/29/1995
Edition description:
1st English ed
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
0.81(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)
Lexile:
1270L (what's this?)

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