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The subversion of the apocalypses in the Book of Jubilees.


The subversion of the apocalypses in the Book of Jubilees.

Hanneken, Todd R.



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Early Judaism and its literature; no.34


Hanneken (theology, St. Mary's U., Texas) has significantly reworked his 2008 doctoral dissertation, "The Book of Jubilees Among the Apocalypses" at the University of Notre Dame. Jubilees uses the genre of an apocalypse at the level of literary morphology, he contends, but fills it with different ideas so as to subvert the most basic claims made by the apocalypses. He shows how it describes evil forces, but makes them unwilling agents of good, foretells sin and punishment but follows

it with penance and redemption, and focuses more on a renewed understanding of the world than on revelation from heaven.

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Date:Feb 1, 2013
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