Book of Jubilees by James VanderKamBook of Jubilees by James VanderKam

Book of Jubilees

byJames VanderKam

Paperback | July 1, 2001

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The Book of Jubilees, a Jewish retelling of Genesis and the first half of Exodus, was an important work for the community of the Dead Sea Scrolls. This Guide, following the format of this successful series, gives an introduction to Jubilees that covers its dating, its textual history and its purpose; a survey of its theological teachings and themes; and a section-by-section commentary that includes a comparison of its divergences from Genesis and the meaning and emphasis of each section. This volume, by the leading authority on Jubilees, provides the very best introduction for the student and scholar to one of the most important texts of Early Judaism.
Title:Book of JubileesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:168 pages, 8.49 × 5.46 × 0.38 inPublished:July 1, 2001Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1850757674

ISBN - 13:9781850757672


Table of Contents

1. Introduction Description The Text of the Book of Jubilees The Approximate Date of Composition Further Reading 2. Survey of the Book of Jubilees Jubilees 1: An Introduction to the Bible Jubilees 2.1-11.13: The Primeval Stories Jubilees 11.14-50.13: From Abra(ha)m to Moses Further Reading 3. Aspects of the Book of Jubilees Jubilees' Self-Presentation Jubilees in Relation to Genesis-Exodus The Theology of the Author The Book of Jubilees and its Author Jubilees' Influence on Later Literature Further Reading

Editorial Reviews

"VanderKam . . . notes that the book of Jubilees "is a second-century BCE retelling of the material found in Genesis and the first half of Exodus." He presents a description of the book; textual evidence; the major editions and translations into English; and the historical setting." --Ecclesiastical History, 53/1 Jan 2002