The Book of Jubilees is a new (2011) easy-to-read translation by ancient languages scholar Dr. A. Nyland and is NOT one of the many century-old public domain translations NOR is it a reworded public domain version. The Book of Jubilees is of great interest to students of antiquities and archaeology and is an important reference book for religious studies of the Old Testament and Apocrypha.
The Book of Jubilees contains information additional to Genesis and early Exodus, and is the account from creation to the early times of Moses. The Book of Jubilees claims to be told to Moses by angels when he was on Mount Sinai. One of the Dead Sea Scrolls, The Damascus Document, states that the Book of Jubilees reveals divine secrets "to which Israel has turned a blind eye." The Essenes, a Jewish sect who lived from the 2nd c. BCE to the 1st c. ACE, coveted the Book of Jubilees and kept it in their library. Jubilees are seven "year-weeks," a year-week being a period of seven years, so a jubilee is 49 years.
The Book of Jubilees is also known as The Little Genesis or The Apocalypse of Moses.
This is an easy-to-read translation of The Book of Jubilees translated into contemporary English yet at the same time has full scholarly references.
Bestselling author and translator Dr. A. Nyland is an ancient language scholar and historian who served as faculty at the University of New England, Australia. Dr. Nyland is also the translator of "Books of Enoch: New Translation with Extensive Commentary," "The Source New Testament with Extensive Notes on Greek Word Meaning," "The Psalms: Translation with Notes," and the author of "Satan: Fiction Not Fact. Evidence from the Bible," among others.
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Published July 18, 2014
by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.
Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, History.