Alexandria
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There was a significant Jewish community between the 3rd century BCE and the 1st century CE in Alexandria in northern Egypt, which combined a distinctively Jewish self-consciousness with integration into the surrounding culture. Jewish scholars laid the foundations for a Jewish philosophy of religion and secular interpretation of th…

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Maren R. Niehoff, Jerusalem, “Alexandria”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 23 November 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0012>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170409



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