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Intertextuality in the Book of Jubilees

Pieter M. Venter
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 63, No 2 | a213 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v63i2.213 | © 2007 Pieter M. Venter | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 05 May 2007 | Published: 06 May 2007

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Pieter M. Venter, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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The second century BCE Book of Jubilees presents the contents of Genesis-Exodus in a new form. This article studies the techniques used in Jubilees 23. It indicates how Psalm 90:10 was used to link the death of Abraham to a declining-inclining scheme of longevity. This scheme was then combined with a heptadic jubilee scheme. To this the author added a Deuteronomistic retributive scheme of sin-punishment-repentance-salvation. On this combination an apocal-yptic framework was finally superimposed.

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