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Bibil Identifier bibil:222171
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Figure of Moses in Jubilees
Author Kugel, James
Journal Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel (Volume: 1, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 77-92 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Moses is a central figure in numerous Second Temple period writings: in a number of them, he is even presented as a semi-divine “God-like man.“ By comparison, the Moses of the book of Jubilees is a rather pale figure, altogether overshadowed by the towering portraits of Noah, Abraham, Jacob, and others. The reason for this calculated de-emphasis of Moses' importance and role is connected to the contrasting ideologies of two writers, the original author of Jubilees and an interpolator responsible for some 29 insertions into the original author's text.
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 : Moses
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