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Abraham in the Book of Jubilees by Jurgens T. A. G. M. van RuitenIn Abraham in the Book of Jubilees, Jacques van Ruiten offers a systematic analysis of one of the most important and extensive Second Temple Jewish treatments of the figure of Abraham (Jub. 11:14-23:8).
Biblical Interpretation in the Book of Jubilees by John C. Endres; Robert J. Karris (Editor)This study of Jubilees 19-30 (Jacob traditions) focuses on the author's redaction of biblical tradition in Genesis 23-34, especially the additions to and deletions from the tradition.
Primaeval History Interpreted by J. T. A. G. M. van RuitenThis volume deals with the primaeval history in the Book of Jubilees, an interpretative rewriting of the biblical narratives of Genesis through Exodus 19, written in the second century BCE. It contains a close comparison of Genesis 1-11 and Jubilees 2-10, in order to get a clear picture of the specific way the biblical story was rewritten.
Jubilees, so called because of its concern with marking forty-nine-year periods (or "jubilees") in Israel's history, is an ancient interpretive rewriting of Genesis through Exodus 19 from the point of view of an anonymous second-century BCE Jewish author. Its distinctive perspective, as well as its apparent popularity at Qumran, make it particularly important for any reconstruction of early Judaism.
The Book of Jubilees by Michael SegalIn light of numerous contradictions between passages in Jubilees, this study proposes a new, literary-critical method to understand the development of the book. This analysis is significant for the interpretation of the diverse ideological and theological viewpoints found in Jubilees.
The Book of Jubilees by James C. VanderKamThis guide 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.
The Perspective from Mt. Sinai by Betsy Halpern-AmaruHalpern-Amaru's study makes a significant contribution to our understanding of biblical interpretation in Second Temple Judaism. For example, the reading of the Jubilees narrative of the exodus as a revelation of how God uses His heavenly forces, i.e., Mastema and his demons as well as the angels of the presence, on behalf of Israel, has implications for the understanding of strategies that temper dualism in Second Temple Judaism.
Jubilees: A Commentary in Two Volumes by James C. VanderKamJames C. VanderKam, the world's foremost authority on Jubilees, offers a new translation based on his own critical editions of all the available textual evidence, including the Hebrew fragments preserved at Qumran (which he first published in Discoveries in the Judean Desert, vol. 13), as well as the first full running commentary on the book in the English language. The commentary explains the text and the teachings of the author with comprehensive coverage of the modern scholarship.
A Walk Through Jubilees by James L. KugelThe first part of this book is an extensive verse-by-verse commentary on the Book of Jubilees. 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.