REVIEWS V. A. Tcherikover, A. Fuks and (for Vol. iii) M. Stern, Corpus Papyrorum Judaicarum, I, II, III. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press, 1957; 1960; 1964. Pp. xx+294; xvi+283; xvii+209 (+ vi plates). Pr. $ 12. � each volume. This collection of texts on papyrus and ostraca contains all documents from Egypt that can be reasonably connected with Judaism during the Hellenistic Roman and Byzantine eras. Volume I has as Prolegomena a long and important survey of the Jews in Egypt during this period. The earliest text with a date is no. 18 from 260 BC and the latest is no. 513 from AD 586. There may well be texts without precise datings which may be earlier or later than these years. There are fifteen sections of documents and an appendix of inscriptions including a few in Hebrew. Each section has an introduction and then the texts themselves. Each document has a bibliography, its own introduction, the transcript, translation and com- mentary. Each volume has its appropriate indexes. Thus volume I has an index to the Prolegomena, an index of royalties, of personal names, geographical and ethnic names, and technical terms. There are two indexes of sources, the
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