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The dispersion of Jewish people or communities outside the land of Israel. A theme especially in Second Temple Judaism (fifth century bc—ad 70) and the New Testament.
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Diaspora of the Jews
Diaspora of the Jews. Dispersion of Jewish people from Israel to foreign lands. Diaspora, a Greek noun meaning a “sowing” or “scattering,” is regularly used in the Septuagint to mean “exile” (Jer 25:34; cf. Is 11:12; Ez 20:23; Zep 3:10). The word occurs twice in the NT (Jas 1:1; 1 Pt 1:1), referring
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Diaspora of the Jews
DIASPORA OF THE JEWS* Dispersion of Jewish people from Israel to foreign lands. Diaspora, a Greek noun meaning a “sowing” or “scattering,” is regularly used in the Septuagint to mean “exile” (Jer 25:34; cf. Is 11:12; Ez 20:23; Zep 3:10). The word occurs twice in the NT (Jas 1:1; 1 Pt 1:1), referring
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Dispersion (dis-puhr´zhuhn; Gk. diaspora, from diaspeirein, “scattered abroad”), term referring to the exile or emigration of Jews from Israel to other countries. When the southern kingdom of Judah was conquered in 597 bce and again in 587 many of its leaders and people were exiled to Babylon, laying
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Dispersion of Israel
DISPERSION OF ISRAEL. From the time God gave Palestine to Abraham and his descendants as a permanent possession (Gen 13:14–17), the status of the nation Israel has been determined by its relation to that land. Those in the land were in the place of blessing. Those out of the land were “the captivity” (gôlâ,
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
DispersionThe geographic and cultural spread of the Hebrew people and/or the Jewish religion and culture over time. The nations of Israel and Judah first existed as a United Monarchy (ca. 1030–922 b.c.e.) and then as a pair of separate but often interrelated kingdoms, Israel (922–722) and Judah (922–587).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Dispersion (Gk. diasporá).† The scattering of the Jews beyond the borders of Palestine. Unlike the Exile, the Dispersion signified a voluntary departure from Canaan for other countries from the Babylonian Captivity onward.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
DISPERSION Also Diaspora (from the Greek word for “dispersion”). The name used collectively for the Jewish communities that had settled outside of Palestine. The Dispersion began with the first removal of Israelites from Palestine as a result of deportations by Assyria (eighth century b.c.) and then
Dictionary of the Later New Testament & Its Developments
Diaspora JudaismBy the first century a.d. Jewish communities had become established in almost every part of the then civilized world. Our period of investigation will be from the foundation of the various Diaspora communities until the second century a.d., although material relating to later periods
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Dispersion the Jews of the
Dispersion, The Jews of the, or simply The Dispersion, was the general title applied to those Jews who remained settled in foreign countries after the return from the Babylonian exile, and during the period of the second temple. At the beginning of the Christian era the Dispersion was divided into three