The Book of Jubilees, or Little Genesis

The Book of Jubilees, or Little Genesis

by Robert Henry Charles and R H Charles

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 23/04/2010

  $12.32
2010 Reprint of 1917 Edition. The Book of Jubilees, sometimes called the Lesser Genesis, is an ancient Jewish religious text. It was well known to Early Christian writers in the East and the West, as well as by the Hebrews. Later it was so thoroughly suppressed that no complete Hebrew, Greek or Latin version has survived. It is considered canonical for the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, where it is known as the Book of Division. In the modern scholarly view, it reworks material found in the biblical books of Genesis and Exodus in the light of concerns of some 2nd century BC Jews. The Book of Jubilees claims to present "the history of the division of the days of the Law, of the events of the years, the year-weeks, and the jubilees of the world" as secretly revealed to Moses (in addition to the Torah or "Instruction") by Angels while Moses was on Mount Sinai for forty days and forty nights. The chronology given in Jubilees is based on multiples of seven; the jubilees are periods of 49 years, seven 'year-weeks', into which all of time has been divided. According to the author of Jubilees, all proper customs that mankind should follow are determined by God's decree.
ISBN:
9781578988952
9781578988952
Category:
Biblical studies & exegesis
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
23-04-2010
Publisher:
Martino Fine Books
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
226
Dimensions (mm):
229x152x13mm
Weight:
0.34kg

Click 'Notify Me' to get an email alert when this item becomes available

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review The Book of Jubilees.

You can find this item in: