By Bezalel Porten
Xxi + 421 pp. with 15 figs. & 14 plates, octavo.
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For an historical study of the events narrated in the inscription cf. A. Poebel, "Chronology of Darius' First Year of Reign," AJSL 5 5 ( 1938 ) , 142ff, 28 5ff; A. T. Olmstead, "Darius and His Behistun Inscriptions," AJSL 5 5 ( 193 8 ) , 392ff; F. W. Konig, op. ; and R. N. Frye, op. , 1 1 3ff. 79 For date of composition cf. G. G. Cameron, JNES 2 ( 1 943 ) , 308; A. T. Olmstead, History of the Persian Empire, 1 1 9; for the dates of the inscriptions cf. F. W. Konig, op. , 30ff. 80 R. A. Parker, "Darius and His Egyptian Campaign," AJSL 5 5 ( 1 941 ) , 3 7 3ff; G.
Horn and L. H. Wood, "The Fifth Century Jewish Calendar at Elephantine," JNES 1 3 ( 19 54 ) , 8f. 104 For a discussion of Arsames cf. C. R. C. ( Oxford, 19 57; abridged and revised) , 88ff. One of the letters from Arsames (D 5 ) told of thirteen Cilician slaves of his who "when Egypt rebelled and the garrison was mustered . . did not succeed in entering the fortress. " Arsames now sought to assure that the Cilicians not be prevented further from performing their tasks for him. C. R. Driver sought to restore the name of the rebel as mdrw, Anu-dam or the like; cf.
III. 70 Even though Cambyses to trace the Jews back to Hebrews who did not participate in The Exodus is to be rejected. 67 For convenient listing of these deities, see A. Dupont-Sommer, Les Ara meens (Paris, 1 949 ) , 1 08ff. 68 C. H. Gordon, "The Origin of the Jews in Elephantine," TNES 14 ( 1 9 5 5 ) , 56ff, would derive the Elephantine Jews from Ya,di, which he claims is a namesake colony of Palestinian Judah. The equation Ya,di = Judah is most unlikely on purely linguistic grounds; cf. H. Tadmor, Scripta, 8 ( 1961 ) , 232ff.