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

The end of the matter? Jubilees 50:6–13 and the unity of the book

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

The Book of Jubilees has been regarded by most who have studied it as a literary unity. In response to Ernest Wiesenberg study, this chapter examines the numerous dates in Jubilees and the author's explanation of the entire system in Jub.50:2-5. The author agrees that there are indeed a number of mistakes or inconsistencies in the book but thought that "all of them are explicable in simpler ways than assuming sundry editions of the book. As with Testuz's theory, one of the problems that besets Davenport's thesis is the lack of any objective indicator that redaction has indeed taken place. The chapter investigates a new hypothesis regarding the composition of the book specifically that the end of Jubilees, 50:6-13. It supplements Doering's case that Jub 50:6 -13 is a well integrated part of the unified Book of Jubilees.

Keywords: Davenport's thesis; Ernest Wiesenberg; Jubilees; Testuz



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