• In and Out of Egypt: the Conceptual Location of Ancient Alexandria, and a Paradox for Alexandrian Judaism?

    Author(s):
    Alex Macdonald (see profile)
    Date:
    2021
    Subject(s):
    History, Ancient, Judaism--Post-exilic period (Judaism)
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Alexandria, Ancient history, Biblical studies, Second Temple Judaism
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/2921-aq29
    Abstract:
    A two-part paper. The first part revisits the conceptual relationship of Alexandria to Egypt by conducting a brief yet broad survey of ancient sources from the founding of Alexandria (c. 331 BCE to 300 CE). Particular attention is paid to Jewish perspectives, given our focus on Alexandrian Judaism and Egyptian Judaism more broadly. The second part of the paper turns to the ‘paradox’ of Egyptian Judaism, sketching the background to this paradox in Jewish tradition before considering the strength of the evidence for the recognition and mitigation of the paradox in antiquity.
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