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Charax of Pergamum

CHARAX OF PERGAMUM

CHARAX OF PERGAMUM (probably second half of the second century c.e.), writer of Asia Minor. In a passage extant in the geographical lexicon of the sixth-century Stephanus of Byzantium (s.v. ʿΕβραῖοι), Charax states that the appellation "Hebrew" for the Jews stems from Abramon (Abraham). A similar explanation is given by *Artapanus.

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