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The Diachronic Libels and Accusations (C)

Bezalel Bar-Kochva

in The Image of the Jews in Greek Literature

Published by University of California Press

Published in print February 2010 | ISBN: 9780520253360
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520943636 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520253360.003.0010
The Diachronic Libels and Accusations (C)

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This chapter discusses the most detailed description of the Exodus from Egypt, written by Lysimachus of Alexandria, which is not only detailed, but also uses both the Egyptian and Hellenistic-Egyptian versions of the Exodus stories. It first presents some background information on Lysimachus and some of his works, and from there moves on to an understanding of the Exodus, specifically the text, formulation, and abbreviations. The chapter then identifies the Egyptian sources used for the elements of the two main versions of Lysimachus's account of the Exodus and also covers the hostile traditions, historical background, and purpose of the Exodus.

Keywords: Exodus; Lysimachus of Alexandria; Egyptian version; Hellenistic-Egyptian version; Egyptian sources; hostile traditions

Chapter.  16906 words. 

Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies

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