Abraham at Qumran

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The Dead Sea Scrolls, including the Book of Jubilees copiously attested at Qumran, depict Abraham as a Jew living by the Mosaic rules long before they were first given. This is an early example of coopting the patriarch in order to guarantee the primacy of one's own religious tradition - a phenomenon later found in Christianity as well as Islam.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHistorie og konstruktion. Forum for Bibelsk Eksegese 14. Festskrift til Niels Peter Lemche i anl. af 60 års fødselsdagen d. 6. sept. 2005
Number of pages12
Place of PublicationKøbenhavn
PublisherMuseum Tusculanum
Publication date2005
ISBN (Print)87 635 0377 8
Publication statusPublished - 2005

    Research areas

  • Faculty of Theology - Abraham, The Dead Sea Scrolls, The Book of Jubilees, The Genesis Apocryphon

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