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Divine Sonship in the Book of Jubilees

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This chapter analyses the divine sonship in the book of Jubilees. It concerns one passage in the introductory chapter of the book, in which the children of Israel are called "the children of the living God", and two places in which Jacob is brought up as God's first-born son. In the opening scene of the book God predicts the disobedience of Israel with regard to the law, and the consequences of this disobedience. The idea of a people as the son of God occurs more often in the Old Testament. This metaphor of sonship expresses aspects of a father-son relationship. The divine sonship is expressed in the form of the image of Jacob as God's first-born. The conception of Jacob as God's son or as his first-born son expresses the position of Israel in relation to the other people; the sanctification to God; and the relationship between father and son.

Keywords: divine sonship; father-son relationship; God; Israels nature; Jacob; Jubilees

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