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The Jews in Roman Egypt

Andrew Harker

in The Oxford Handbook of Roman Egypt

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9780199571451
Published online November 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199571451.013.0018

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Archaeology

 The Jews in Roman Egypt

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This article examines the status, history, and development of the Jewish communities in Alexandria and Egypt during the Roman period, using the evidence from literary writings of Philo and Josephus, sub-literary texts (the Acta Alexandrinorum and the Oracle of the Potter), and documentary papyri. It considers the violence in Alexandria in 38–41 ce, the two Jewish rebellions against Rome in Egypt in 66–70 and 115–17 ce, and how the Jews were portrayed in the popular literature of the time.

Keywords: Jewish communities; Alexandria; Roman period; Philo; Josephus

Article.  6309 words. 

Subjects: Archaeology ; Archaeology of the Near East ; Egyptian Archaeology ; Race and Ethnicity

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