Title: The Pleasing Fragrances in the Book of Jubilees
Authors: Kurek-Chomycz, Dominika A. # ×
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Sheffield Academic Press
Series Title: Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha
Abstract: It is rarely noted that the Book of Jubilees is characterized by a particular emphasis on cultic odours. Here for the first time the relationship between the Garden of Eden and incense, which will return in later pseudepigrapha, becomes explicit. What is more, incense offering, characterized as a ‘pleasing fragrance’, is presented as sacrifice most fit for the paradisiacal setting. The significance of this offering as well as other sacrificial smells is emphasized also throughout the book in the variety of offerings which accompany feasts celebrated on earth. In my essay I discuss the motif of fragrance in Jubilees, pointing to its multivalence and the important role it plays in humans’ relationship with the divine.
ISSN: 0951-8207
Publication status: accepted
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Unit Biblical Studies
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