By James M. Scott
James M. Scott makes a speciality of a specific previous testomony pseudepigraphon--The booklet of Jubilees. The e-book takes an interdisciplinary procedure in response to specified research of basic resources, a lot of that is seldom thought of through New testomony students, and explores the ignored subject of historical geographical conceptions. by means of learning geographical elements of the paintings, Dr. Scott is ready to relate Jubilees to either previous and New testomony traditions, bringing very important new insights into Christian innovations of annunciation.
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And through its superiority in courage and size . . 41 Thus, in Jub. ) blesses Jacob with the words: May my son Jacob and all his sons be blessed to the most high Lord throughout all ages. May the Lord give you righteous descendants, and may he sanctify some of your sons in the midst of all the earth. May the nations serve you, and may all the nations bow down before your descendants. (12) Be strong before people and continue to exercise power among all of Seth’s descendants. Then your ways and the ways of your sons will be 34 Geography in Early Judaism and Christianity proper so that they may be a holy people.
One then goes until one reaches the water of the deeps from which this river emerges. This river emerges and pours its waters into the Me’at Sea. This river goes as far as the Great Sea. Everything to the north belongs to Japheth, while everything to the south belongs to Shem. (13) It goes until it reaches Karas. This is in the bosom of the branch that faces Jubilees 8–9 29 southward. (14) His share goes toward the Great Sea and goes straight until it reaches to the west of the branch that faces southward, for this is the sea whose name is the Branch of the Egyptian Sea.
Luke 3:33–8 and Jubilees Annus mundi Lk. 13 As Table 2 shows, for example, the birth of the patriarchs from Adam to Judah is painstakingly dated as to the jubilee in which it occurred. Within the heptadic chronology of Jubilees, however, the birthdates of the patriarchs themselves do not form a neat, heptadic scheme of 7 × 11 generations like that possibly found in the Lukan genealogy. 20 Bauckham’s suggestion is a valiant attempt to account for the scope and structure of the Lukan genealogy. However, the endeavor to ﬁt the Lukan genealogy into a scheme of 77 generations, which is crucial for Bauckham’s comparison to the Apocalypse of Weeks, presents several major difﬁculties.
Geography in Early Judaism and Christianity: The Book of Jubilees (Society for New Testament Studies Monograph Series) by James M. Scott