Abraham in the Book of Jubilees: The Rewriting of Genesis by Jacques Van Ruiten

By Jacques Van Ruiten

In Abraham within the ebook of Jubilees Jacques van Ruiten bargains a scientific research of 1 of an important and huge moment Temple Jewish remedies of the determine of Abraham (Jub. 11:14-23:8)

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12:12–14 “Abram” ( Jub. 12:12a), “Haran” ( Jub. 12:14a), and “his father Terah” ( Jub. 12:14d); and in Jub. 12:15 “Terah” ( Jub. 12:15a), “he and his sons” ( Jub. 12:15a), and “his father” ( Jub. 12:15d). As we have said, Jub. 12:9–15 rewrites Gen 11:27c–31. Apart from verbatim quotations with variations (cf. Jub. 12:9a, 15), omissions (Gen 11:29c–31a), and additions ( Jub. 11:12–14c, 14e, 15c), there is a striking rearrangement of some words and phrases (compare Gen 11:27c–28 with Jub. 12:10, 14d).

Otherwise, the genealogy is a complete transformation of the genealogy of Genesis. Firstly, in Jubilees there is an addition in the beginning in which a marriage is mentioned. The name of the wife and the the early abram 23 date of the marriage are given. Secondly, the part that runs parallel, the report of the birth itself, shows some variation. The author of Jubilees uses a system of years, weeks, and jubilees for the dating of the events. He gives an absolute chronology, whereas the chronology of Genesis is related to the age of the father.

11:19f, g, 21b; 12:21b). I refer especially to the similarity between Jub. 11:19f (“return to the place from which you came”) and Jub. ”). 3) we deal with Abram’s prayer. ” 2a He said: b “What help and advantage do we get from these idols before which you worship and prostrate yourself? 3a For there is no spirit in them, b because they are dumb. c They are a straying of the heart. d Do not worship them. 4a Worship the God of heaven b who makes the rain and dew fall on the land and makes everything on the land.

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