By James L. Kugel
The 1st a part of this e-book is an intensive verse-by-verse observation at the publication of Jubilees. Kugel's said goal is "to comprehend what the textual content is asserting and why it really is announcing it," and particularly to discover the various bits of biblical interpretation present in Jubilees and their connection to different exegetical writings of the second one Temple interval. next chapters concentrate on the chance that Jubilees had a couple of writer, in addition to at the booklet s particular dating to 4 different moment Temple texts: the Genesis Apocryphon, the Aramaic Levi rfile, 4Q225 Pseudo-Jubilees, and the writings of Philo of Alexandria."
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64 This was hardly a unique belief in Second Temple times; see J. Ben Dov, Head of All Years: Studies in Qumran Calendars and Astronomy in their Ancient Background (Studies in the Texts from the Desert of Judah; Leiden: Brill, ). 63 chapter one ::65 And after this He made mankind—as one man and a woman [Q: male and female, äá÷ðå øëæ] He made them: As Jubilees will go on to explain, the phrase “male and female” (Gen :) actually means “a female inside a male,” that is, a little female homunculus contained in Adam’s body.
Adam and 75 They are not the work of the Interpolator, bearing none of his “signature”; see Introduction and below, on :–. chapter one Eve were both created in the first week, he says, but Eve’s creation actually occurred in two stages. In the first week Adam and his wife—the rib— were created: In other words, Eve at that point was just “the rib,” a kind of little humanoid inside of Adam. That is why Gen : could say that “male and female He created them” when referring to the creation of Adam—the female was still inside the male; it was only in the second week that God took this female “rib” out and shaped her into a fit mate for Adam; then He showed her to him.
Are partially preserved in Q frag. . P. Jassen, “Law and Exegesis in the Dead Sea Scrolls: the Sabbath Carrying Prohibition in Comparative Perspective,” in L. , –. commentary : This law and testimony: the Interpolator’s way of referring to an individual statute, see above on :. ” How could such a narrative square with the Torah’s own prohibition of bestiality (Exod :, Deut :), not to speak of Jubilees’ repeated warnings against “all impurity and fornication”?
A Walk Through Jubilees: Studies in the Book of Jubilees and the World of Its Creation by James L. Kugel