From the Greek, διασπορά – “scattered” – as related from antiquity in the Septuagint. In Hebrew, תפוצה, or גלות “Exile”.

A general term referring to the dispersal of Jews across the world beginning in 8th century BCE and continuing today.

For a comprehensive breakdown of the various stages of the Jewish Diaspora, see the adapted version of the 1902 Hachette edition in the Jewish Encyclopedia.

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