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Artapanus
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A Hellenistic, likely Jewish author who wrote in Egypt between 250 and 100 bc. Artapanus’ only extant work is a nonbiblical text titled On the Jews, which often gets grouped with the Old Testament Pseudepigrapha because it is an early retelling of a portion of Jewish history. On the Jews is a work of historical fiction.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Artapanus
Artapanus (Ἀρτάπανος, Artapanos). A Hellenistic, likely Jewish author who wrote in Egypt between 250 and 100 bc. Artapanus’ only extant work is a nonbiblical text titled On the Jews, which often gets grouped with the Old Testament Pseudepigrapha because it is an early retelling of a portion of Jewish
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Artapanus
ARTAPANUS. A Jewish author who flourished in Egypt prior to the mid-1st century b.c.e. and wrote a historical romance entitled On the Jews (perhaps Judaica). Three short fragments of the work survive, treating respectively Abraham, Joseph, and Moses, primarily as they relate to Egypt. The fragments display
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Artapanus
Artapanus ahr′tuh-pay′nuhs (Ἀρτάπανος). A Jewish writer who lived in Egypt probably in the 2nd cent. b.c. Clement of Alexandria (Strom. 1.23 §154; trans. by J. Ferguson in The Fathers of the Church, 85:137) refers to him as the author of a work entitled Concerning the Jews and mentions one story included
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
ARTAPANUS
ARTAPANUS [Ἀρτάπανος Artapanos]. Hellenistic Jewish writer whose treatment of the Jews was summarized by Alexander Polyhistor in the mid-1st cent. bce. Polyhistor’s On the Jews was in turn used independently by Clement of Alexandria in his Stromateis and Eusebius in his Preparation for the Gospel.