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date: 19 July 2019

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This article examines the status, history, and development of the Jewish communities in Alexandria and Egypt during the Roman period, using the evidence from literary writings of Philo and Josephus, sub-literary texts (the Acta Alexandrinorum and the Oracle of the Potter), and documentary papyri. It considers the violence in Alexandria in 38–41 ce, the two Jewish rebellions against Rome in Egypt in 66–70 and 115–17 ce, and how the Jews were portrayed in the popular literature of the time.

Keywords: Jewish communities, Alexandria, Roman period, Philo, Josephus

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