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Cartea Jubillelor, o apocrifă intertestamentară
The Book of Jubilees. An intertestamentary aphocriphe

Author(s): Remus Onişor
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion
Published by: Facultatea de Teologie Ortodoxă Alba Iulia
Keywords: Jubiles; Genesis; later judaism; Moses; revelation; jubilee-period; yeae-week; the author; the date of composition; calendar; sabbath

Summary/Abstract: The Book of Jubilees. An intertestamentary aphocriphe. The contents of the Book of Jubilees are substantialy the same as those of our canonical Genesis, for which reason it is also generally styled „the smaller genesis”, because it is inferior in point of authority to the canonical book. The whole is made to assume the form of a revelation imported to Moses on Mount Sinai by an „angel of the presence”. The object of the author in selecting this form was to secure at once for the new matters which he has to communicate the same authority as was already accorded to the text of the Bible. He takes as the basis of reckoning the Jubilee – period of 49 years, which again resolves itself into seven year-weeks of seven years each, and then, in fixing the date of any event, he determines the exact mounth of the exact year of the exact year-week of the exact jubilee period in which occurred. That the book had its origin in Israel country is already evidenced by the fact that is was written originally in Hebrew, of the dominant Pharisaism of his time.

  • Issue Year: XIV/2009
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 85-99
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Romanian