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Bibil Identifier bibil:117176
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Jubilee Calendar Rescued from the Flood Narrative
Author Najm, S.
Author Guillaume, Philippe
Journal Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (Volume: 5, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2004
Year (Copyright) 2004
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2004
Year (Reference) 2004
Language English
Pages - Pages
Genre Original
Notes 10 pages.
Abstract The origin of the 364-day calendar attested in Dead Sea scrolls and in the books of Jubilees and Enoch is disputed. While it is often considered as a sectarian invention during the 3rd or 2nd centuries bce, Jaubert, VanderKam and Gardner claim that it is already used in the Torah and may be as old as Pg. Using the number seven and the notion that the actual Flood period marks the interruption of time and calendar, this article shows that the 364-day calendar is used by the Priestly writer both in Genesis 1 and in the Flood Narrative, thus suggesting that one of the aims of the Priestly writing was to establish a new calendar to mark the end of the Babylonian rule.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Historical Traditions : Priestly
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Flood
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Calendar
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Chronology
Pericopes Genesis 6-9
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