The Jews of Egypt

Trinity College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    The Jews of Egypt

  • Host University

    Trinity College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    African Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Religion

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This module begins with an examination of the earliest traditions about Egypt in the Hebrew Bible and continues to examine Judean-Egyptian political relations in the neo-Assyrian, neo-Babylonian, Persian and Ptolemaic periods. Topics include: Jewish temples in Egypt, emigration of Jews to Egypt, The presentation of Jewish residence in Egypt in the Hebrew Bible and other traditions, the translation of the Torah into Greek at Alexandria, Judean soldiers in Egypt, the Jewish politeuma and the socio-historical background of Jewish life in Egypt.

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