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“Who Reads Greek in 3rd Century CE Oxyrhynchus?: The Jewish Community of Oxyrhynchus Before and After 117 CE”

Meron Piotrkowski, Visiting Research Fellow, Department of Religion

April 13, 2023 · 4:30 pm6:00 pm · 103 Scheide Caldwell

Sponsored by the Committee for the Study of Late Antiquity and Cosponsored by the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies

Within the framework of his research project at Princeton University, Piotrkowski examines Jewish papyri discovered at Oxyrhynchus and seeks to test, inter alia, the generally accepted hypothesis that Egyptian Jews and Judaism were completely annihilated as an immediate outcome of the Jewish Diaspora Revolt (115-117 CE). In this lecture, which focuses on the literary papyri (mainly LXX), Piotrkowski scrutinizes what can be learned about the fate of the post-117 CE Hellenized Jewish community of Oxyrhynchus.

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