The Testaments out now
Abraham in the Book of <i>Jubilees</i>: The Rewriting of Genesis 11:26-25:10 in the Book of <i>Jubilees</i> 11:14-23:8 - Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism 161 (Hardback)
  • Abraham in the Book of <i>Jubilees</i>: The Rewriting of Genesis 11:26-25:10 in the Book of <i>Jubilees</i> 11:14-23:8 - Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism 161 (Hardback)
zoom

Abraham in the Book of <i>Jubilees</i>: The Rewriting of Genesis 11:26-25:10 in the Book of <i>Jubilees</i> 11:14-23:8 - Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism 161 (Hardback)

(author)
£114.80
Hardback 384 Pages / Published: 09/11/2012
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
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.

Publisher: Brill
ISBN: 9789004234666
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 768 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 28 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'The most helpful feature of the book for me was Van Ruiten's markedup synopses of the Genesis and Jubilees texts. [...] This system makes it easy to tell the similarities and differences between Genesis and Jubilees, even on a first perusal. [...] Overall, the book is well written and well edited, with only rare typos. The sequential structure of the book reads very much like a commentary, which makes for a very helpful reference work, but a book which is somewhat difficult to read from cover to cover. Nevertheless, the analysis of each passage is rich, and scholars working on particular passages in Jubilees cannot afford not to consult it.' Drew Longacre, Dead Sea Discoveries 24 (2017), p. 143.

You may also be interested in...

NIV Popular Hardback Bible
Added to basket
HOLY BIBLE: King James Version (KJV) White Pocket Gift Edition
Added to basket
NJB Reader's Edition Paperback Bible
Added to basket
NRSV, The Catholic Gift Bible, Imitation Leather, Black
Added to basket
HOLY BIBLE: King James Version (KJV) White Pocket Christening Edition
Added to basket
Holy Bible
Added to basket
£20.00
Leather / fine binding
Simply Jesus
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.