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Jewish names in Egypt in the Early Roman period


Abstract


In this article I claim that in the Roman period, biblical names used by Jews became very limited in comparison with their variety in the Ptolemaic period. I argue that they are mainly represented by the names of the three patriarchs - Abraham, Isaac and Jacob - and of Jacob's son - Joseph. These four names constitute 73% of all biblical names male Jews used in the early Roman period, before the Jewish revolt in 115-117 A.D.

DOI Code: 10.1285/i99788883051760p528

Keywords: Names; Jews; Bible

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