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Kugel, James L.
A Walk throughJubilees. Studies in the Book of Jubilees and the World of its Creation.
Leiden u. a.: Brill 2012. XIII, 434 S. = Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism, 156. Lw. EUR 155,00. ISBN 978-90-04-21768-3.
Richard J. Bautch
The title A Walk through Jubilees: Studies in the Book of Jubilees and the World of its Creation suggests a leisurely reading of the ancient text, and the book’s author, James L. Kugel, implies that it is written for a broader audience, students as well as scholars. Indeed this lucid treatment of Jubilees can and will be read profitably by many. K.’s work, however, will also have an impact on scholarship and give rise to discussion and debate about the composition of Jubilees. K. develops the hypothesis that an interpolator in antiquity added to the text of Jubilees a number of passages that are distinctive in terms of their content and language. This relatively new view of Jubilees is argued systematically and at length, and it will likely elicit critical response as it challenges ...
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