• Todd Hanneken deposited The Subversion of the Apocalypses in the Book of Jubilees in the group Group logo of Biblical StudiesBiblical Studies on Humanities Commons 10 months, 1 week ago

    In spite of some scholars’ inclination to include the book of Jubilees as
    another witness to “Enochic Judaism,” the relationship of Jubilees to the
    apocalyptic writings and events surrounding the Maccabean revolt has
    never been adequately clarified. This book builds on scholarship on genre
    to establish a clear pattern among the ways Jubilees resembles and differs
    from other apocalypses. Jubilees matches the apocalypses of its day in
    overall structure and literary morphology. Jubilees also uses the literary
    genre to raise the issues typical of the apocalypses—including revelation,
    angels and demons, judgment, and eschatology—but rejects what the
    apocalypses typically say about those issues, subverting reader expectations
    with a corrected view. In addition to the main argument concerning
    Jubilees, this volume’s survey of what is fundamentally apocalyptic about
    apocalyptic literature advances the understanding of early Jewish apocalyptic
    literature and, in turn, of later apocalypses and comparable
    perspectives, including those of Paul and the Qumran sectarians.