The Production of Literature in Judean Military Communities in Egypt

The Hunt for Ancient Israel - Essays in Honour of Diana V. Edelman - Cynthia Shafer-Elliott

Anne Fitzpatrick-McKinley [+-]
Trinity College Dublin
Anne Fitzpatrick-McKinley is Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Studies, Trinity College Dublin. She is the author of monographs on Torah and on the Nehemiah memoir as well as of a number of articles on the Persian and Ptolemaic period.

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Against a background of an examination of Judean military communities in Egypt this paper asks if the institution of the politeuma, or of the synagogue, or other associations of Judean military communities had libraries, and whether Judean scribes in Egypt may have been influenced by the literary culture of other groups, Egyptian and non-Egyptian, among whom they lived? Was this the context for the production, copying, preservation, and exchange of Judean-Greek stories and traditions? Did the politeuma, the synagogue, and other institutions of military communities, including private associations, provide the context for the preservation and production of literature?

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Fitzpatrick-McKinley, Anne. The Production of Literature in Judean Military Communities in Egypt. The Hunt for Ancient Israel - Essays in Honour of Diana V. Edelman. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. Nov 2021. ISBN 9781800500228. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=41652. Date accessed: 27 Sep 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.41652. Nov 2021

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