Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Jubilees meets the synagogue

OLD TESTAMENT PSEUDEPIGRAPHA WATCH: The Book of Jubilees features in Jewish adult education in Boulder: Midrash Before the Rabbis: Stories of Parents and Children.
Rabbis have retold the stories of the Torah in radical ways as Midrash. But, as explained by Dr. Naomi Susan Schwartz Jacobs, an internationally recognized teacher and scholar of the Hebrew Bible and ancient Judaism, that process began hundreds of years earlier.

The Book of Jubilees, found among the Dead Sea Scrolls, retells a large section of the Torah with numerous and dramatic changes. In this session we will examine how Jubilees retells stories of parents and children. ...