13643Re: [ANE-2] Elephantine
- Oct 6 1:56 PMPerhaps, but one should also take into account their appeal in the same
letter to Delaiah and Shelemiah, sons of Sanballat, suggesting that the
Elephantine Judeans may have also had a significant Samarian component. Were
Samarian and Judean mutually exclusive terms in this period? Were the sons of
Sanballat involved in a purely political context, or was their consultation
also important in the religious sphere? The ethnic / religious / political
interrelationships appear complex.
Dear Niels Peter,
I wonder if their correspondence with the governor of Yehud would suggest
that the Yehud community also saw these people as Judeans.
At the very least, it seems to imply that the Judeans of Elephantine
expected and assumed that the governor of Yehud and its officials and high
priest would perceive them as fellow Judeans.
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