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Bibil Identifier bibil:202607
Publication Type Journal article
Title (French, Long) Les mariages mixtes à Éléphantine à l'époque perse
Author Nutkowicz, H.
Journal Transeuphratène (Volume: 36)
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Year (Second publication) 2008
Language French
Pages 125-139 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Known solely through two contracts from the fifth century between Judaeans and Egyptians, these documents have corne down to us quite complete, and their content reveals a number of informations as to their practices. This paper proposes to compare the tenor of these marriages with the only one endo-gamous union, and the customs of Juda and Egypt. And some questions arise. What do we know about the Judaeans'right to mixed marriage ? How can we explain these unions in Elephantine ? What kind of informations do these documents bring us concerning the customs and practices which mold these mixed marriages' essence. It appears that Judaeans shared some customs with their neighbors, especially economic ones like the mohar, the dowry and kept some other practices like the proposal of marriage to the father and affirmation of status. Judaeans also borrowed and adopted many Egyptian customs like divorce and advantages at the death of each spouse. To conclude we may say that these marriages attest a true open-mindedness of the Judaean community but within certain limits.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Marriage
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Egypt : Literature : Legal Texts : Marriage Contracts
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Egypt : Literature : Aramaic Papyri of Elephantine
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