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Bibil Identifier bibil:239464
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Jewish Ethnic Identity and Relations in Hellenistic Egypt
Title (English, ) With Walls of Iron?
Author Moore, Stewart
Series Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism (Volume: 171)
Year (Publication) 2015
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2015
Year (Copyright) 2015
Year (Reference) 2015
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature HZ 2486/171
Place 22:931
Publishing house Brill
Place Leiden / Boston
ISBN 978-90-04-30192-4
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xi Pages
291 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract In Jewish Ethnic Identity and Relations in Hellenistic Egypt, Stewart Moore investigates the foundations of common assumptions about ethnicity. To maintain one’s identity in a strange land, was it always necessary to band tightly together with one’s coethnics? Sociologists and anthropologists who study ethnicity have given us a much wider view of the possible strategies of ethnic maintenance and interaction.
The most important facet of Jewish ethnicity in Egypt which emerges from this study is the interaction over the Jewish-Egyptian boundary. Previous scholarship has assumed that this border was a Siegfried Line marked by mutual contempt. Yet Jews, Egyptians and also Greeks interacted in complicated ways in Ptolemaic Egypt, with positive relationships being at least as numerous as negative ones.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Egypt : History and Civilization : Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Ethnicity
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha : Apocryphal Texts relating to Old Testament Characters or Events : Texts : Sibyls : Sibylline Oracles
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Religious Parties and Movements : Hellenistic Judaism : Letter of Aristeas
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : Literature - Philosophy : Herodotus
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