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JUDEO-PERSIAN COMMUNITIES

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Author(s): Houman Sarshar | Mayer I. Gruber | Jacob Neusner | Vera Basch Moreen | Daniel Tsadik | Et al.
OF IRAN, one of the oldest Jewish populations in the Diaspora. This article is available in print. Volume XV, Fascicle 1, pp. 89-112 This entry will be divided into the following sub-entries: JUDEO-PERSIAN COMMUNITIES i. INTRODUCTION Jewish communities have been living upon the Persian plateau since ca. 721 BCE, when King Sargon II (r. 721-705 BCE) relocated large communities of conquered Israelites “in the cities of the Medes” (western and northern regions of present-day Persia; 2 Kings 17:6; 18:10-11). The most significant mass …
Date: 2012-04-18