The Book of Jubilees: The Little Genesis

The Book of Jubilees: The Little Genesis

by R H Charles
     
 
The Book of Jubilees is in certain limited aspects the most important book in this volume for the student of religion. Without it we could of course have inferred from Ezra and Nehemiah, the Priests' Code, and the later chapters of Zechariah the supreme position that the law had achieved in Judaism, but without Jubilees we could hardly have imagined such an absolute

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The Book of Jubilees is in certain limited aspects the most important book in this volume for the student of religion. Without it we could of course have inferred from Ezra and Nehemiah, the Priests' Code, and the later chapters of Zechariah the supreme position that the law had achieved in Judaism, but without Jubilees we could hardly have imagined such an absolute supremacy as finds expression in this book. This absolute supremacy of the law carried with it, as we have seen in the General Introduction, the suppression of prophecy -at all events of the open exercise of the prophetic gifts. And yet these gifts persisted during all the so-called centuries of silence-from Malachi down to N.T. times, but owing to the fatal incubus of the law these gifts could not find expression save in pseudepigraphic literature. Thus Jubilees represents the triumph of the movement, which had been at work for the past three centuries or more.

No commentary, thoughts or opinions. Just the text as translated by R.H. Charles

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781494373467
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
12/05/2013
Pages:
190
Sales rank:
527,740
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.40(d)

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