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Waters of the Exodus: Jewish Experiences With Water in Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt

by Nathalie LaCoste
Format
Book
Published
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2019]
Language
English
Series
Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism
ISBN
9789004384316, 9004384316, 9789004384309 (ebook)
Summary
In Waters of the Exodus, Nathalie LaCoste examines the Diasporic Jewish community in Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt and their relationship to the hydric environment. By focusing on four retellings of the exodus narrative composed by Egyptian Jews-Artapanus, Ezekiel the Tragedian, Wisdom of Solomon, and Philo of Alexandria-she lays out how the hydric environment of Egypt, and specifically the Nile river, shaped the transmission of the exodus story. Mapping these observations onto the physical landscape of Egypt provides a new perspective on the formation of Jewish communities in Egypt.
Contents
  • Jewish life within Egypt: a regional analysis of Judaism in Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt
  • Four Exodus narratives of Egypt: shared characteristics
  • Adopting the language of the environment of Egypt: hydric terminology in the Exodus narratives
  • Shifting Perceptions of the Land of Egypt
  • The quest for origins: Jewish perspectives on the source of the Nile flood
  • Conclusion: the fluvial experiences of the Jews of Egypt.
Description
viii, 185 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-173) and indexes.
Series Statement
Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism ; volume 190
Supplements to the Journal for the study of Judaism ; v. 190
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