Jubilees, Book of

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Abstract

Jubilees is an exegetical composition composed in the land of Israel in the 2nd century BCE that reworks the book of Genesis and the first section of Exodus. Presented as an account given to Moses by the Angel of the Presence on Mount Sinai, it frames the events between the creation and the exodus in terms of units of weeks (seven years) and jubilees (forty-nine years).
Original languageEnglish GB
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception
EditorsEric Ziolkowski, Barry Dov Walfish, Jens Schröter, Thomas Chr. Römer, Brian Matz, Joel Marcus LeMon, Constance M. Furey
Publisherde Gruyter
Volume14
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-11-031331-4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010

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