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In this 2002 book, James M. Scott focuses on a particular Old Testament pseudepigraphon - the Book of Jubilees, the revelation of an angel to Moses announcing the expectation of a messiah from Judah. He traces the appropriation of the Book of Jubilees in early Christian sources from the New Testament to Hippolytus and beyond, and more specifically focuses on the reception of Jubilees 8-9, an expansion of the so-called Table of Nations in Genesis 10 (1 Chronicles 1). The book takes an interdisciplinary approach based on detailed analysis of primary sources, much of which is seldom considered by New Testament scholars, and explores the neglected topic of ancient geographical conceptions. By studying geographical aspects of the work, Dr Scott is able to relate Jubilees to both Old and New Testament traditions, bringing important new insights into Christian concepts of annunciation.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521020688
ISBN-10: 0521020689
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 20mm)
Pages: 348
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 6-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - James M. Scott

James M. Scott is Professor of Religious Studies at Trinity Western University, British Columbia. He is author of Adoption as Sons of God (1992), Paul and the Nations (1995), and 2 Corinthians (1998), and is editor of Exile: Old Testament, Jewish and Christian Conceptions (1997).

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