Jubilees – key and prologue

PROLOGUE

THIS is the history of the division of the days of the law and of the testimony, of the events of the years, of their (year) weeks, of their jubilees throughout all the years of the world, as the Lord spake to Moses on Mount Sinai when he went up to receive the tables of the law and of the commandment, according to the voice of God as He said unto him, “Go up to the top of the Mount.”


SHORT TITLES, ABBREVIATIONS AND BRACKETS USED IN THIS EDITION

1 Enoch = The Ethiopic Book of Enoch.

2 Enoch = The Slavonic Book of Enoch.

Ap. Bar. The Syriac Apocalypse of Baruch.

Pirḳe de R. Eliezer is cited according to the edition (English translation with notes by W. O. E. Oesterley, D.D., and G. H. Box, M.A.) of G. Friedlander (London, 1916).

MT = Masoretic text.

Sam. = Samaritan version, and Hebrew text in Samaritan characters when both agree.

Syr. = the Syriac version of the Old Testament.

Vulg. = Vulgate.

( ) Words or letters so enclosed are supplied by the editor from some other source.

[ ] Words so enclosed are interpolated.

† † Words so enclosed are corrupt.

Charles’s Jubilees = The Book of Jubilees translated from the Ethiopic Text, by R. H. Charles, D.D. (London, 1902).

JE = Jewish Encyclopædia.

RWS2 = Religion and Worship of the Synagogue (1911).

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