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The Editorial Layer: Rewritten Stories, Legal Passages, And The Chronological Framework

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One of the most distinctive features of Jubilees is the juxtaposition of laws generally known from the legal corpora of the Pentateuch, with stories of the patriarchal period. In the Torah, almost all of the laws first appear in legal collections following the Sinaitic theophany, while in Jubilees most of them appear in the framework of stories that preceded this revelation. The collocation of specific laws with the patriarchal narratives reflects halakhic interpretation of the biblical stories. According to the general scholarly consensus, both processes, the rewriting of the stories and the addition of laws, are the work of the same author. This chapter presents additional examples of the combination of law and narrative, and demonstrates that the exegesis embedded in these rewritten narrative sections either contradicts or is at cross-purposes with the interpretation implicit or explicit in the legal passages.

Keywords: halakhic interpretation; Jubilees; Pentateuch; rewritten stories; Torah

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