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Bibil Identifier bibil:217193
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) "Love Your Fellow as Yourself": The Interpretation of Leviticus 19:17-18 in the Book of Jubilees
Author Livneh, Atar
Journal Dead Sea Discoveries (Volume: 18, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 173-199 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Leviticus 19:17-18 has long been noted as possessing a significant role within the book of Jubilees. This paper examines the references to these verses, both explicit and via phrases alluding to the ordinance. Two specific aspects of the law are alluded to in Jubilees: “You shall not hate your kinsfolk in your heart“ (Lev 19:17a) and “Love your fellow as yourself“ (Lev 19:18b). The author of Jubilees understands the first as relating to peaceful coexistence, the second to malicious intent, specifically the intent to murder. This exegesis is consistent throughout Jubilees, as attested by the usage of fixed terms and idioms depicting the observance/violation of the law across various literary units.
DOI 10.1163/156851711X570418
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha : Apocryphal Texts relating to Old Testament Characters or Events : Texts : Moses : Jubilees
Pericopes Leviticus 19,17-19,18
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