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Bibil Identifier bibil:202280
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Recent Scholarship on the Book of Jubilees
Author Vanderkam, James C.
Journal Currents in Biblical Research (Volume: 6, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Year (Second publication) 2008
Language English
Pages 405-431 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The essay provides a survey of recent studies on the book of Jubilees, a second-century BCE Hebrew work that retells the stories from Genesis 1 through Exodus 24 and whose teachings are closely related to those found in the sectarian Dead Sea Scrolls. The principal topics covered are the new textual evidence for the original Hebrew version of Jubilees and its implications, the literary nature of the work and its history of composition, and four major themes in the book: the author's views about purity/impurity, women, the annual calendar of 364 days, and eschatology. There is also a summary of academic textual resources for the study of the text of Jubilees.
DOI 10.1177/1476993X07084794
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha : Apocryphal Texts relating to Old Testament Characters or Events : Texts : Moses : Jubilees
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Themes : Purity - Impurity
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Themes : Women
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Calendar
Genres Research History
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