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Bibil Identifier bibil:221619
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Literary Relationship between the Genesis Apocryphon and Jubilees
Title (English, ) The Chronology of Abram and Sarai's Descent to Egypt
Author Segal, Michael
Journal Aramaic Studies (Volume: 8, Issue: 1-2)
Journal Aramaic Studies (Volume: 8, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 71-88 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Scholars have long noted the affinity of the Genesis Apocryphon and Jubilees. However, there is still no consensus regarding the direction of the relationship between them. This study approaches this question by analysing their shared chronology surrounding the patriarchs' descent to Egypt. It is demonstrated that 1QapGen's chronology results from considerations of biblical interpretation. Interestingly, Jubilees' chronological framework is problematic at exactly this point. It is suggested that this confusion is the result of the conflation of the Apocryphon's chronology with an alternative interpretation of Gen. 16.3. Jubilees therefore reflects a later stage in the development of these traditions than the Apocryphon.
DOI 10.1163/147783510x571597
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Qumran - Dead Sea : Texts : Texts : 1Q - Qumran Cave 1 : 1QapGen - Genesis Apocryphon
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha : Apocryphal Texts relating to Old Testament Characters or Events : Texts : Moses : Jubilees
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Themes : Abraham
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Sarah
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