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A Comparative Commentary On The Earth’S Division Injubilees 8:11–9:15 And Genesis Apocryphon 16–17

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This chapter is dedicated to a thorough comparison of the division of the earth into geographic districts for Noah's sons and grandsons in the Genesis Apocryphon and Jubilees. The chapter presents a hypothetical, reconstructed map, drawn with the present passages from both texts in mind. Its immediate goal to further our understanding, and perhaps dating, of the Genesis Apocryphon. After examining the accounts of the earth's apportionment in Jubilees and the Genesis Apocryphon, the chapter makes some comparative observations. The similarities between the two texts are striking, and compellingly demonstrate that they are based on nearly identical exegetical approaches to Gen 10. Alongside these shared traits, however, a host of noteworthy differences emerge. The chapter provides a list of the most noteworthy ones.

Keywords: earth's apportionment; Genesis Apocryphon 16-17; Jubilees 8:11-9:15; Noah's sons



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