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8.3 Greek
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Part of 8 Jubilees

8.3.1 Titles of Jubilees

The book of Jubilees was known by numerous names in Greek. In his Panarion (39.6.1), Epiphanius of Salamis (ca. 310–403 C.E.) ascribes a tradition about the names of the wives of Cain and Seth to “Jubilees, also known as the ‘Little Genesis’ (λεπτῇ Γενέσει).”1 Although the latter name, at least in its literal sense, does scant justice to a book longer than Genesis itself, Greek authors after Epiphanius usually referred to Jubilees…

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Adler, William, “8.3 Greek”, in: Textual History of the Bible, General Editor Armin Lange. Consulted online on 23 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2452-4107_thb_COM_0208030000>
First published online: 2020

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