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Bibil Identifier bibil:221618
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Some Egyptian Elements in the Genesis Apocryphon
Title (English, ) Evidence of a Ptolemaic Social Location?
Author Machiela, Daniel A.
Journal Aramaic Studies (Volume: 8, Issue: 1-2)
Journal Aramaic Studies (Volume: 8, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 47-69 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Though the social and geographic milieu of the Genesis Apocryphon has regularly been considered to be Greco-Roman period Palestine, there are several indications that the author(s) of this text had a special knowledge of, and interest in, Egypt. This essay explores three possible connections with Egypt: use of the name Hyrcanus for the Pharaoh's official, employment of the name Karmon for the river separating Canaan and Egypt, and the practice of sibling marriage for Shem's children only after the flood. Taken cumulatively, these factors speak to a general familiarity of the author(s) with Egypt, plausibly during the Ptolemaic period, though an Egyptian compositional setting is far less certain.
DOI 10.1163/147783510x571579
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Qumran - Dead Sea : Texts : Texts : 1Q - Qumran Cave 1 : 1QapGen - Genesis Apocryphon
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Egypt : History and Civilization : Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic)
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