TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Shaye J. D. Cohen
Note to the Princeton Paperback Edition
THE DAWN: Pharaohs and Great Kings
1 Biblical Egypt
Joseph and His Brothers
Moses and the Pharaoh
The Desert Road
2 The Stronghold of Elephantine
A Judean Colony in Egypt
Mibtahiah and Her Husbands: A Family of
Note during the Reign of Artaxerxes
"God of Heaven" and God of the Floods
THE ZENITH: Ptolemaic Egypt
3 Alexandrian Judaism and Its Problems
Alexander and the Jews
Can One Be Both Jewish and Greek?
A Love Story
4 A New Diaspora
Among the "Hellenes"
Soldiers of the Ptolemies
"God the Most High" and "Splendor of Israel"
5 A Law for the Jews of Egypt
The Greek Torah and the Demotic Case Book
The Law of Moses and the Justice of the King
"The Law of the Land Is Law"
6 A Jewish Temple in Ptolemaic Egypt
The Echoes of the Maccabean Crisis
"An Altar of the Lord in the Midst of the
Land of Egypt"
Images of the "Land of Onias"
7 At the Wellsprings of Pagan Anti-Semitism
Modern Fantasies and Ancient Myths
The Miracle at the Hippodrome
"They Loathe the Jews"
THE TWILIGHT: Egypt in the Roman Empire
8 The "Jewish Question" in Alexandria
The Vile Deeds of Flaccus the Prefect
Jews, Alexandrians, and Claudius the Emperor
9 The Time of Misfortunes
The Service Record of a Brilliant Alexandrian
A Miracle in Rome
"A Spirit of Rebellion"
10 The Remembrance
Who Destroyed the Great Synagogue of Alexandria?
"Jewish Tax," "Jewish Accounts": The Tale
of the Imperial Tax Records
A Day of Rejoicings in Oxyrhynchos
Monetary Units and Units of Measure
Index of Persons and Places
Index of Sources
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