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Title: The Qumran Jubilees Manuscripts as Evidence for the Literary Growth of the Book
Author(s): TIGCHELAAR, Eibert J.C.
Journal: Revue de Qumran
Volume: 26    Issue: 4   Date: numéro 104, 2014   
Pages: 579-594
DOI: 10.2143/RQ.26.4.3178211

Abstract :
Whereas scholarship generally assumes a fixed text of Jubilees by the second century B.C.E., this article explores the evidence for first-century B.C.E. revisions and Fortschreibungen. The combined evidence of 4Q216 and 4Q217 hints at a first-century B.C.E. addition to Jub. 1, and the absence of Jub. 23:32 from 4Q176 frag. 21 may indicate subsequent Fortschreibung. The article argues, following Milik, for a manuscript bisection of Jubilees, and for a reassignment of 4Q176 frag. 21 to 4Q221. An appendix presents the hitherto unpublished fragment 4Q221 frag. 20.

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