(fl. 2nd cent BCE)
   Hellenistic Jewish writer. He wrote On the Jews, the purpose of which was to demonstrate that the foundations of Egyptian culture were laid by Abraham, Jacob, Joseph and Moses. Fragments of it are preserved n the writings of the Church Fathers.

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  • ARTAPANUS — (ʾΑρτάπανος; second century B.C.E.), Hellenistic Jewish author. Artapanus wrote περὶ ʾΙουδαίων ( On the Jews ), fragments of which are preserved in the writings of the Church Fathers. The purpose of this work was to prove that the foundations of… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Artapanus — Artapanus, also spelled Artapanas, may refer to:*A General in the Persian army under Xerxes; see Artapanus (General) *A Jewish historian from the 2nd century BC; see Artapanus of Alexandria …   Wikipedia

  • Artapanus — est un général perse sous Xerxès Ier. Selon l’Histoire de Perse de Ctésias, Artapanus dirige la première vague perse contre les Spartes lors de la bataille des Thermopyles en 480 av. J. C. Bien qu il ait dirigé une force de 10 000 hommes,… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • ARTAPANUS — fecit librum de Iudaeis, in quo quaedam de Mose prodidit, quae refert Clemens. l. 1.Strom. In Chronico Alexandrino, Artabanus vocatur …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Artapanus — Artapanos (der Name ist vielleicht ein Pseudonym) war ein jüdischer Schriftsteller des zweiten Jahrhunderts v. Chr., der in Alexandria lebte. Er verfasste verschiedene Schriften über die Juden, die nicht erhalten blieben. Teile des Werkes sind… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Artapanus of Alexandria — was a historian, of Jewish origin, who lived in Alexandria during the 2nd century BCE. He wrote a history of the Jews but his books have not survived.Parts of his work have been preserved in the books of two later historians: *Eusebius of… …   Wikipedia

  • Artapanus (General) — Artapanus was a Persian General under Xerxes I. According to Ctesias Persica , Artapanus led the first wave of Persians against the Spartan force at the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC. Although he led a force of 10,000 men, they were routed by… …   Wikipedia

  • Moses — For other uses, see Moses (disambiguation). Moses Moses …   Wikipedia

  • MOSES — (Heb. מֹשֶׁה; LXX, Mōusēs; Vulg. Moyses), leader, prophet, and lawgiver (set in modern chronology in the first half of the 13th century B.C.E.). Commissioned to take the Israelites out of Egypt, Moses led them from his 80th year to his death at… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Moses in Judeo-Hellenistic literature — The Biblical character Moses is discussed or alluded to in surviving works by a number of Judeo Hellenic or Judeo Roman authors, including Eupolemus, Artapanus, Josephus, and Philo, as well as the non Jewish Hellenistic authors discussed in the… …   Wikipedia

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