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Bibil Identifier bibil:219668
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Jubilees 34:1-9: Joseph, the "House of Joseph," and the Josephites' Portion
Author Livneh, Atar
Journal Journal for the Study of Judaism (Volume: 43, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 22-41 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This paper analyses Jub. 34:1-9, an extra-biblical account of Jacob and his sons warring against the Amorites. Herein, the Jubilean author portrays Joseph as an exemplary family man who assists his brothers in fighting for and occupying the allotment of Ephraim and Manasseh. While Joseph's portrayal corresponds to the favorable presentation of the patriarchs in Jubilees, it also highlights Israelite solidarity in the face of an enemy attack. Enhancing Jacob-Israel's military prowess, this unity leads the Israelites to victory and thus to inheritance of the land. While these themes appear apposite to the Maccabean period in general, the pericope does not reflect a historical military campaign.
DOI 10.1163/157006312X617335
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Themes : Joseph
Pericopes Jubilees 34,1-34,9
Genesis 48,22
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