Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Prayers in Jubilees

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

Jubilees retell the biblical story in Genesis and the early chapters of Exodus, presenting an adapted version of the biblical narrative from the creation of the world to Moses' life in Egypt. This author expands the biblical story in several ways, including the placement of much legislation from later parts of the Torah into the patriarchal narratives and many narrative expansions of the basic biblical story. This chapter first offers a working definition of a prayer text, then survey those texts in Jubilees which we consider as prayers, and finally to determine the particular orientation of these prayers, and the theological contribution they make to the understanding of this text. In a discussion of prayer texts from Qumran, Eileen Schuller lists the following prayers in Jubilees, but notes that nothing of them remains in the Hebrew texts found at Qumran: prayer of Noah; prayer of Abraham; prayer of Moses.

Keywords: Abraham; biblical story; Eileen Schuller; Exodus; Genesis; Jubilees; Moses' life; Noah; prayer text; Qumran



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Heavenly Tablets — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation