On Earth as in Heaven

The Restoration of Sacred Time and Sacred Space in the Book of Jubilees

by James M. Scott

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  • 1433704536
  • 9789004137967
  • 9781433704536

This volume deals with the chronological and spatial conceptions underlying the Book of Jubilees, a Jewish apocalyptic writing of the mid-second century BCE, and shows how in these respects Jubilees forms a bridge between the earlier Enochic tradition and the later Qumran sectarian writings.

The book argues essentially that for Jubilees, the consummation of the ages will effect the restoration of sacred space and sacred time, so that all things correspond to God’s original will for the creation on earth as in heaven. This book has important implications not only for the study of Jubilees itself and other Jewish writings of the Second Temple period, but also for research on early Christian chiliasm.


  • BRILL; October 2004
  • ISBN: 9789004137967
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  • Title: On Earth as in Heaven
  • Author: James M. Scott
  • Imprint: BRILL
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1433704536
  • 9789004137967
  • 9781433704536
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1433704536
  • 9789004137967
  • 9781433704536