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Title: Jubilees as the Composition of One Author?
Author(s): VANDERKAM, James
Journal: Revue de Qumran
Volume: 26 Issue: 4 Date: numéro 104, 2014
The essay evaluates three recent hypotheses about subsequent modifications to the original text of the Book of Jubilees: (1) addition of eschatological texts (C. Berner), (2) interpolation of a series of passages (J. Kugel), and (3) addition of legal sections to pre-existing rewritten stories and encasing both types of material in a chronological framework (M. Segal). All three hypotheses as formulated by these scholars are found to be unconvincing, although the third in a reformulated way provides a more defensible account of the evidence.