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The book of Jubilees : rewritten Bible, redaction, ideology and theology

Almost all scholars have viewed the book of Jubilees as the work of a single author, applying to the book methods of analysis determined primarily by its literary genre, Rewritten Bible. This study suggests a new approach, in light of numerous contradictions between the rewritten stories on the one hand, and the juxtaposed legal passages and chronological framework on the other. It is suggested here that the editor of Jubilees adopted extant reworked sources, and added his own legal and chronological framework. This proposed literary-critical method is highly significant for the study of the book's worldview, as is demonstrated by the analysis of passages in Jubilees that relate to the origins of evil and of law in the world
eBook, English, 2007
Brill, Leiden, 2007
Criticism, interpretation, etc
1 online resource (xi, 370 pages)
9789047419488, 9781281925930, 9786611925932, 9047419480, 1281925934, 6611925937
Preface; Introduction; The Book and its Contents; The Literary Genre; Ideology and Theology in Jubilees; The State of Scholarship; A New Approach to the Study of the Book of Jubilees; The Date of Composition; PART I THE EDITORIAL LAYER: REWRITTEN STORIES, LEGAL PASSAGES, AND THE CHRONOLOGICAL FRAMEWORK; Introduction: The Halakhic Redaction; Chapter One: The Entry into the Garden of Eden (Jubilees 3); Chapter Two: Judah and Tamar (Jubilees 41); Chapter Three: Reuben and Bilhah (Jubilees 33); Chapter Four: The Chronological Redaction of the Book of Jubilees
‏תרגום של: ספר היובלים
Electronic reproduction, [Place of publication not identified], HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010
Translated from the Hebrew