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An Introduction to the History and Sources of Jewish Law$
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N. S. Hecht, B. S. Jackson, S. M. Passamaneck, Daniela Piattelli, and Alfredo Rabello

Print publication date: 1996

Print ISBN-13: 9780198262626

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262626.001.0001

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Jewish Law and Hellenistic Legal Practice in the Light of Greek Papyri from Egypt

Jewish Law and Hellenistic Legal Practice in the Light of Greek Papyri from Egypt

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(p.74) (p.75) 4. Jewish Law and Hellenistic Legal Practice in the Light of Greek Papyri from Egypt
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An Introduction to the History and Sources of Jewish Law
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Joseph Mélèze Modrzejewski

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262626.003.0004

Papyrus – an Egyptian plant from the Cyperaceae family – served as the fundamental media in communicating written information during the Antiquity period. While the term ‘papyrology’ is used to refer to texts that are mainly expressed in Greek or in Latin, the texts expressed in Egyptian are studied through a specific branch called ‘Egyptology’. Upon the discovery of numerous texts of this nature, several documents were also discovered that contained vital information regarding legal rules and regulations, administrative and private correspondence. This chapter attempts to look into such findings and how these documents explain the way in which Jewish legal problems and situations were managed initially.

Keywords:   papyrus, papyrology, Greek papyri, Egyptology, legal rules, regulations, legal problems, Jewish law

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