A Treasury of Jewish Letters: Letters from the Famous and the Humble - Vol. 1

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CONTENTS
VOLUME ONE
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONSxvii
PREFACExix
ACKNOWLEDGMENTSxxvii
INTRODUCTION: The Story of Jewish Letter-Writingxxxi
PART ONE Letters from the times of the Kings, Prophets, Priests and Makers of the Talmud FROM THE END OF THE EIGHTH CENTURY B.C.E. TO THE FIFTH CENTURY C.E.
1. 1. King Hezekiah invites the Children of Israel to a solemn Passover at Jerusalem3
2. 2. The Prophet Jeremiah opens a new epoch in Jewish history by his epistle to the exiles in Babylon5
3. 3. The Lachish Letters: an original correspondence from the last days of Solomon's Temple10
4. 4. Persian state papers which changed the course of Jewish history16
1. 1. The Edict of Cyrus
2. 2. The Satrap Tatnai asks Darius, King of Persia, for an inquiry about the forgotten Edict
3. 3. Artaxerxes, King of Persia, to Ezra the Priest
5. 5. The Elephantine Letters: news of Egyptian Jews from the close of the biblical era21
1. 1. An exhortation to keep the Passover
2. 2. The Jews of Elephantine plead for the rebuilding of their destroyed temple
3. 3. Private news from Elephantine

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