Tuesday, June 08, 2021

Corpus of Ptolemaic Inscriptions (CPI)

THE AWOL BLOG: Corpus of Ptolemaic Inscriptions (CPI).

The Ptolemaic dynasty is important for the study of Second Temple-era Judaism, especially in Egypt. And some of the kings and queens of the dynasty appear in the Bible, especially in the Book of Daniel.

This website gives you access to, among other things, many of the official decrees of the Ptolemaic kings and queens.

I have posted on the coinage of the Ptolemaic dynasty here and links, with commentary on the biblical background. For posts on Cleopatra VII (THE Cleopatra), see here and here and links. Other recent posts on Ptolemaic-related matters are here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. Follow the links in those for earlier posts.

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