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Bibil Identifier bibil:117165
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Tracing the Origin of the Sabbatical Calendar in the Priestly Narrative (Genesis 1 to Joshua 5)
Author Guillaume, Philippe
Journal Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (Volume: 5, Issue: 13)
Year (Publication) 2005
Year (Copyright) 2005
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2005
Year (Reference) 2005
Language English
Pages - Pages
Genre Original
Notes 19 pages.
Abstract This comprehensive study of the chronology of the Priestly Document demonstrates that the Sabbatical calendar (364-day year) is not a Qumran invention but was devised at the beginning of the Persian period (ca. 520 bce). The Priestly Document (Genesis 1 to Joshua 5) is divided into 7 eras: creation, antediluvian, re-creation, exiles, Exodus, wandering, and rest in the Promised Land. The large amount of chronological data contained in the narrative describes each element of the Sabbatical calendar, the sacredness of which is later upheld by the apocryphal books of Jubilees and Enoch and in Qumran texts. In spite of subsequent additions of other calendars upon the original Priestly Document, its narrative remains coherent enough to reveal the use of intercalation.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Historical Traditions : Priestly
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Calendar
Pericopes Jubilees 6,28-6,32
1 Enoch (Ethiopic Apocalypse) 72-82
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