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Bibil Identifier bibil:222473
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Decline of Human Longevity in the Book of Jubilees
Author DeJong, David N.
Journal Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha (Volume: 21, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 340-365 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article examines the decline in human longevity in the book of Jubilees, arguing that this motif's importance has been somewhat underappreciated by scholars. It examines three varied genres in Jubilees—death notices, an apocalypse, and an extended narrative—and demonstrates that an emphasis on declining human longevity thematically unifies these diverse additions to the stories of Genesis on which they are based. The decline in lifespan is connected both with the book's chronological system and its concern with covenantal obedience, specifically with respect to the commandment to honor one's parents.
DOI 10.1177/0951820712449104
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Life
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha : Apocryphal Texts relating to Old Testament Characters or Events : Texts : Moses : Jubilees
Pericopes Jubilees 23
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