Enoch and the Mosaic Torah Paperback

The Evidence of Jubilees

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Enoch and the Mosaic Torah

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The early Enoch literature does not refer to the Mosaic Torah or emphasize the distinctively Mosaic laws designed for Israel. But the book of Jubilees gives room to both Mosaic and Enochic traditions within the Sinaitic revelatory framework. What, then, should we make of such differences? / This question and related speculations were on the minds of scholars gathered from around the world at the fourth Enoch Seminar at Camaldoli, Italy, in July 2007. Four tendencies emerged from the discussion at the seminar. Some scholars claimed that Jubilees was a direct product of Enochic Judaism with subordinated Mosaic features. Some suggested that Jubilees was a conscious synthesis of Enochic and Mosaic tradition, yet remaining autonomous from both. Some asserted that Jubilees was essentially a Mosaic text with some Enochic influence. And others questioned the very existence of a gulf between Enochic and Mosaic traditions as competing forms of Judaism at the time of Jubilees. / Gabriele Boccaccini and Giovanni Ibba have carefully collected the countervailing views into this volume. What readers will find here is a lively debate among the most distinguished international specialists, together striving for a better understanding of a puzzling ancient document.

Enoch and the Mosaic Torah was published by Eerdmans Publishing Company in June 2009 and is our 58894th best seller. The ISBN for Enoch and the Mosaic Torah is 9780802864093.

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Details for Enoch and the Mosaic Torah

Page last updated 8th December 2016
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherEerdmans Publishing Company (June 2009)
Number of Pages496
Thickness30 mm
Height227 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code2545632
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