Pseudo-Hecataeus on the Jews


 collapse sectionI  Hecataeus, His Work, and the Jewish Excursus
 1. The Man, the Ethnographic Genre, and Hecataeus's Egyptian Ethnography
 2. The Jewish Excursus
  II  The Passages in Against Apion: Text and Translation
 collapse sectionIII  The Question of Authenticity
 1. Mosollamus the Jew and Bird Omens
 2. Ptolemy I and the Jews
 3. Hezekiah the High Priest
 4. Religious Persecutions and Martyrdom
 5. The Destruction of Pagan Temples and Altars
 6. Jewish Emigration to Phoenicia
 7. "Many Fortresses of the Jews"
 8. The Geography of Judea and Jerusalem
 9. The Annexation of Samaria to Judea by Alexander
 collapse sectionIV  Date of Composition
 1. The Anachronistic References
 2. Terminus Ante Quem
 3. Pseudo-Aristeas and Pseudo-Hecataeus
 collapse sectionV  The Author: Origin, Education, and Religious Group
 1. Descent and Provenance
 2. Greek Education
 3. Jewish Education
 4. The Religious Division of Egyptian Jewry and the Author's Affiliation
 collapse sectionVI  The Framework, Literary Genre, Structure, and Contents
 1. Monograph or Excursus?
 2. The Title of the Treatise and the Literary Genre
 3. The Structure of an Ethnographical Work
 4. The Structure of on the Jews: the Place and Role of the Hezekiah Story
  VII  The Purpose of the Book

 collapse sectionAppendix A  The Hezekiah Coins
 1. The Dispute Over the Dating of the Second Group
 2. Artistic Standard, Style, Types, Motifs, and Sequence
 3. The Duration of the Hezekiah Coins
 4. The Dating of the Ptolemaic Yehud Coins
 collapse sectionAppendix B  The Dating of Pseudo-Aristeas
 1. The Citadel and the Temple
 2. Idumea and Samaria
 3. Further Considerations
 collapse sectionExtended Notes
 1. Hecataeus As a Source of Diodorus's Egyptian Ethnography (p. 15 n. 23)
 2. Stages in the Jewish Occupation of the Coastal Plain at the Time of John Hyrcanus (p. 127 n. 13)
 3. The Date of the Destruction of Gaza By Alexander Jannaeus (p. 127 n. 15 and p. 285 n. 47)
 4. The Hasmonean Rulers and the Hellenistic Cities (p. 128 n. 21)
 5. The Beginning of the First Section in Hecataeus's Egyptian Ethnography (p. 195 n. 51)
 6. The Position of the High Priest in the Period of the Successors (p. 256 n. 8)
 7. The Sequence and Dating of the Berenice Coins From Cos (p. 269 n. 56)
 8. The Rule and Personality of Ptolemy Physcon (p. 285 n. 48)
 9. The Persecution of the Jews by Ptolemy Physcon (p. 237 n. 16 and p. 285 n. 50)
  Chronological Table  Events in Judea and Egypt mentioned in the discussion
 collapse sectionPlates
 Plate I: The Hezekiah Coins, First Group
 Plate II: The Hezekiah Coins, Second Group
 Plate III: The Ptolemaic Yehud Coins
 Plate IV: Berenice on the Ptolemaic Yehud Coins
 collapse sectionIndex of Names and Subjects
 collapse sectionIndex of Greek Terms in Transcription
 collapse sectionIndex Locorum
 Greek, Hellenistic, and Roman Authors
 Jewish Hellenistic Authors
 Early Christian and Byzantine Authors
 Old Testament
 Apocrypha, Pseudepigrapha, and Dead Sea Scrolls
 New Testament
 Rabbinic Literature
 Inscriptions and Papyri

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