Scholars: physicians, lawyers, teachers, scribes, rabbis, judges, preachers, cantors, notaries, town clerks, and couriers. Financial officers: brokers, bullion merchants, moneylenders, cambists or money-changers, and international traders.
The Chinese paid for glass and linen not only with silk but also with, cinnamon, cassia the bark from which a form of cinnamon is producedjade, camphor, and a variety of other products. This is simply untrue.
Across Europe, we are witnessing not just verbal violence but physical attacks on Jews. Since the 8th century BC, when the Assyrian ruler Tiglath-Pileser deported over 10, Israelites to Persia this is according to the conqueror himselfJews have been at the forefront of international trade.
They also repair weapons. Surrounded by ancient seats of culture in Egypt and Babyloniaby the deserts of Arabiaand by the highlands of Asia Minorthe land of Canaan roughly corresponding to modern Israel, the Palestinian Territories, Jordan and Lebanon was a meeting place of civilizations.
And it came to pass, when the king had heard the words of the book of the law, that he rent his clothes. We know that King David did exist. The surviving records of two Jewish banking families are among the most revealing documents of the Persian period.
This helped re-establish a currency-based economy in the West.