Corpus Papyrorum Judaicarum, Volume 1: The Ptolemaic Period by Victor A. Tcherikover; Alexander Fuks

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Y e t i n t h e p r o c e s s of t i m e t h e s e p l o t s of l a n d b e c a m e m o r e a n d m o r e t h e p r o p e r t y of t h e l e a s e h o l d e r a n d his f a m i l y , so t h a t a t l a s t t h e y b e g a n t o b e b e q u e a t h e d f r o m f a t h e r t o s o n . T h o u g h t h e r i g h t s of p r i v a t e l a n d o w n e r s h i p c o n t r a d i c t e d t h e ' t o t a l i t a r i a n ' p r i n c i p l e s of t h e P t o l e m a i c S t a t e , t h e g o v e r n m e n t d i d n o t (or c o u l d n o t ) o p p o s e t h e n a t u r a l i n c l i n a t i o n of t h e soldier t o l o o k u p o n h i m s e l f a s m a s t e r of h i s o w n l a n d .

1 3 . 74 s q q . ) , J e w s a n d S a m a r i t a n s disputed on religious m a t t e r s before the king, and Philometor declared in f a v o u r of t h e J e w s . I t w o u l d b e e r r o n e o u s t o a s s u m e t h a t t h e y o u n g k i n g f a v o u r e d J e w s o n a c c o u n t of t h e i r r e l i g i o n ; t h e r e w e r e r e a s o n s of a m a t e r i a l k i n d w h i c h c o u l d h a v e a c c o u n t e d for h i s ' p h i l o - S e m i t i c ' p o l i c y . T h e r e i g n of P h i l o m e t o r w a s b y n o m e a n s q u i e t .

N . 318; 12. 8. T h a t i s , of course, a typical feature of Josephus' apologetic tendency. THE PTOLEMAIC PERIOD 13 n a t e d b y t h e n a m e s of t h e i r chiefs. A m o n g t h e h i p p a r c h i e s w e m a y n o t e t h o s e of T h r a c i a n s , T h e s s a l i a n s , M y s i a n s , a n d P e r s i a n s , all o r g a n i z e d a s e a r l y a s t h e t h i r d c e n t u r y . T h e s e t t l e m e n t of foreign soldiers o n E g y p t i a n soil w a s c a r r i e d o u t b y s p e c i a l officials ( s o m e t i m e s c a l l e d ol irpos rfj ovvrdgei), w h o s e d u t y i t w a s t o d i v i d e l a n d i n t o p l o t s t o b e a l l o t t e d t o t h e settlers.

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