Abraham In The Book Of Jubilees(Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism)

the Rewriting of Genesis 11:26-25:10 in the Book of Jubilees 11:14-23:8

5726ce68d73da.jpg Author Jacques Van Ruiten
Isbn 9789004234666
File size 1.7 MB
Year 2012
Pages 384
Language English
File format PDF
Category Religion

Book Description:

In "Abraham in the Book of Jubilees," Jacques van Ruiten offers a systematic analysis of one of the most important and extensive Second Temple Jewish treatments of the figure of Abraham (Jub. 11:14-23:8). Given the importance of representations and reinterpretations of Abraham within Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, a careful analysis of this early source is an important contribution to research both on the evolving images of biblical patriarchs and on the history of biblical interpretation. There are many references to Jubilees in articles and books on images of Abraham. They are chosen for exegetical motifs, with little attention for its own literary and narrative dynamics, or for the specific writing and reading practices that it embodies and attests. Van Ruiten s careful analysis thus provides important context and corrective.

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