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The Book of Jubilees: Or the Little Genesis [Paperback]

By Robert Henry Charles (Translator) & George Herbert Box (Introduction by)
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The Book of Jubilees, or, as it is sometimes called, The Little Genesis, purports to be a revelation given by God to Moses through the medium of an angel and contains a history, divided up into "jubilee periods" of 49 years, from creation to the coming of Moses. Although the actual narrative of events is only carried down to Moses's birth and early career, its author envisages the events of a later time and in particular certain events of special interest at the time he wrote, which was probably in the latter years of the 2nd century B.C. This work, though containing one or two passages of an apocalyptic character, is quite unlike the typical apocalypses. It is largely based upon the historical narratives in Genesis and Exodus, interspersed with legends and emphasizing certain legal practices (such as the strict observance of the Sabbath, circumcision, etc.). The author's main object is to inculcate a reform in the regulation of the calendar and festivals in place of the lunar calendar, which he condemns. He proposes to substitute a solar calendar consisting of 12 months and containing 364 days. The result of such a system is to make all festivals, except the Day of Atonement, fall on a Sunday--a radical idea for its day. With notes clarifying the translation, this is an important text for students of the origins of Christianity and Essene teachings.

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Studio: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Pages   224
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.28" Width: 5.19" Height: 0.54"
Weight:   0.57 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 1, 2001
Publisher   Wipf & Stock Publishers
ISBN  1579105319  
ISBN13  9781579105310  

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Robert Henry Charles was born in 1855 and died in 1931.

Robert Henry Charles has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Ancient Texts and Translations

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Dropship Item  Apr 5, 2008
Although, I did not read this book personally. My customer was completely satisfied with this book.
Genesis Revisited  Apr 8, 2007
Sometimes mentioned as one of the "banned books of the bible", the Book of Jubilees covers the same ground as Genesis and part of Exodus. It's one of the books of the Pseudepigrapha, which means "writings with false superscription", according to the introduction. I found it boring and difficult to read. It shares a similarity with the Oahspe bible in one instance, where Abraham is instructed to kill Isaac by an evil spirit ("prince of the Mastema"), and he doesn't because he realises that it's a spirit and not God communicating with him. It includes fragments of old texts such as the Book of Noah and there's more reference to Enoch than in Genesis. Overall, I would recommend it only to obsessive or completist students/scholars of the Old Testament.

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