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Eunuchs? The Ancient Background Of Eunouchos In The Septuagint

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In the book of Genesis we read how Joseph was taken to Egypt where he lived in the house of Potiphar. The Hebrew calls him a ָסִריס of Pharaoh, the Septuagint has σπάδων or εὐνοῦχος. In the Septuagint εὐνοῦχος is mostly used to translate the Hebrew ָסִריס. The aim of this chapter is to look at the cultural background of eunuchs in the ancient world. First an overview of the occurrences of the Hebrew ָסִריס and its translations in the Septuagint is given. Then the role of eunuchs in the ancient world is described. Material from Achaemenid Persia and Assyria is also examined. At the end some conclusions are drawn.

Keywords: Eunouchos; Septuagint



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