Genesis 1–11 in the Light of Some Aspects of the Transmission of Genesis in Late Second Temple Times

$33.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Buy Article:

Abstract:

This article outlines some of the evidence for the copying and reading of Genesis in manuscripts found in the caves at and near Qumran. It suggests that some Second Temple Jews did indeed read Genesis as a whole, as in the book of Jubilees, some seem to have concentrated on reading Genesis only from Enoch and Noah onwards (e.g., Genesis Apocryphon; Commentary on Genesis A), and yet others had an interest in the opening chapters of Genesis either by themselves (e.g., 4QGend) or as part of reading Genesis as a whole. There might be a variety of explanations for this, not least of which are the differences between Adamic and Enochic-Noachic approaches to the origin of evil.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1628/219222712805363962

Publication date: December 1, 2012

More about this publication?
  • Edited by: Gary N. Knoppers (University Park PA), Oded Lipschits (Tel Aviv), Carol A. Newsom (Atlanta GA) and Konrad Schmid (Z├╝rich)

    Managing Editor: Konrad Schmid

    Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel is a new, peer-reviewed, quarterly journal focusing primarily on the biblical texts in their ancient historical contexts, but also on the history of Israel in its own right.

    Each issue has a topical focus. The primary language is English, but articles may also be published in German and French. A specific goal of the new journal is to foster discussion among different academic cultures within a larger international context pertaining to the study of the Hebrew Bible and ancient Israel in the first millennium B. C. E.

  • Editorial Board
  • Information for Authors
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Terms & Conditions
  • About us
  • Contact
  • Booksellers
  • ingentaconnect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
Related content

Tools

Favourites

Share Content

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
ingentaconnect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more