Date of Award

2011

Document Type

Paper

School

Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary

Abstract

Given the evidence that Jubilees was so influential at Qumran, this paper seeks to answer the following questions: How did the book of Jubilees understand sacred times in general and the Sabbath in particular? How did its sacred time theology affect the theology of the Qumran community? This paper will not contribute any novel or unique ideas regarding either Jubilees or the Qumran community, as such. It will, however, endeavor to bring the various facets of scholarship on the subjects together, making the relationship between the two more concrete.

Subject Area

Book of Jubilees -- Criticism, interpretation, etc., Religious calendars -- Judaism, Qumran community

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