Priests in Exile: The History of the Temple of Onias and Its Community in the Hellenistic Period

Priests in Exile: The History of the Temple of Onias and Its Community in the Hellenistic Period

by Meron M. Piotrkowski

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Overview

Priests in Exile is the first comprehensive scholarly opus in English to reconstruct the history of the mysterious Temple of Onias, a Jewish temple built by a Jerusalemite high priest in his Egyptian exile that functioned in parallel with the Temple of Jerusalem. Piotrkowski’s book addresses a topic that is mysterious, important and anomalous: a Jewish community of mercenary priests in the (Egyptian) Diaspora in which the priestly sacrificial ritual was carried out daily over a period of more than two hundred years until the first century CE, outlasting the Jerusalem Temple by about three years. Although the book focuses on the very circumscribed topic of the parallel Temple it casts a wide net, placing the story in the context of Jewish Diaspora life in ancient times. Ancient topics and texts are brought to bear, including papyri, epigraphy, archaeology, as well as the modern literature. Piotrkowski throws new light on a fascinating episode of ancient Jewish history that is usually left in the dark.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783110591125
Publisher: De Gruyter
Publication date: 06/04/2019
Series: Studia Judaica , #4
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 543
File size: 9 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Meron M. Piotrkowksi, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

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