Diaspora
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The term “Diaspora” denotes the scattering of the people of Israel in antiquity, which began at the latest with the abduction by the Assyrians (8th century BCE) and had additional phases continually from then on. Beginning in the 3rd century BCE, the Jewish Diaspora was split up into a Hebrew-and-Aramaic-speaking East and a We…

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Mendels, Doron, “Diaspora”, 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 22 June 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0180>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180401



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