A Walk Through Jubilees: Studies in the Book of Jubilees and the World of Its Creation
The first part of this book is an extensive verse-by-verse commentary on the Book of Jubilees. Kugel's stated aim is "to understand what the text is saying and why it is saying it," and in particular to explore the numerous bits of biblical interpretation found in Jubilees and their connection to other exegetical writings of the Second Temple period. Subsequent chapters focus on the possibility that Jubilees had more than one author, as well as on the book s specific relationship to four other Second Temple texts: the Genesis Apocryphon, the Aramaic Levi Document, 4Q225 Pseudo-Jubilees, and the writings of Philo of Alexandria.
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An Exegetical Commentary
Chapter Two The Sources of Torah in the Book of Jubilees
Chapter Three The Contradictions in the Book of Jubilees
Chapter Four Divine Names and Epithets in the Book of Jubilees
Chapter Five Which Is Older Jubilees or the Genesis Apocryphon?
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הדועת Abraham Abram Adam ancient angels anno mundi Apocryphon apparently Aramaic assertion author of Jubilees Bethel biblical narrative binding of Isaac blessed blood book of Jubilees Canaan celebrated circumcision commanded covenant creation Dead Sea Scrolls descendants Deut dierent divine earth Egypt Enoch Esau Esau’s eternal exegetical motifs Exod fact father Festival of Booths Fruits Genesis Genesis Rabba God’s Heavenly Tablets Hebrew holy human impurity inserted Interpolator Interpolator’s interpretation Isaac Israel Israelites Jacob Joseph Judah land later laws Levi Levi’s Lord Mastema mentioned Midrash Moses Noah Noah’s Oaths oering ofJubilees ofthe ordained original author passage Passover patriarchs Pentateuch Pharaoh Philo phrase priest priesthood priestly Q frag Qap Gen Qumran rabbinic reected reference sabbath sacrice Sarai says Second Temple seems Septuagint seven tablets signicant sons specically story Sukkot te#udah things tithe Torah Traditions translation VanderKam verse vision weeks words written