The Book of Jubilees, a Jewish retelling of Genesis and the first half of Exodus, was an important work for the community of the Dead Sea Scrolls. This Guide gives an introduction to Jubilees that covers its dating, its textual history and its purpose. It also provides a survey of its theological teachings and themes, and a section-by-section commentary that includes a comparison of its divergences from Genesis and the meaning and emphasis of each section. Written by the leading authority on Jubilees, this volume provides the very best introduction for the student and scholar to one of the most important texts of Early Judaism.
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- Title: The Book of Jubilees
- Author: James VanderKam
- Publisher: Sheffield
- Publication Date: 2001
- Pages: 168
About James VanderKam
James VanderKam is John A. O'Brien Professor of Hebrew Scriptures, Department of Theology, University of Notre Dame.