Enoch, Levi, and Jubilees on Sexuality: Attitudes Towards Sexuality in the Early Enoch Literature, the Aramaic Levi Document, and the Book of Jubilees
Enoch, Levi, and Jubilees on Sexuality marks a first stage in William Loader's research on attitudes toward sexuality in Judaism and Christianity of the Hellenistic Greco-Roman era. Loader first discusses the early Enoch literature relevant to the theme, focusing on the impact of an ancient myth on the writings and examining how sexual deeds are not here concerned with sexual wrongdoing. He then examines the weight of such wrongdoing in the priestly instruction of the fragmentary Aramaic Levi Document as a whole. He finally considers Jubilees as a cumulative work, building on both the Enoch tradition and the instruction of Levi, and reveals a range of devices warning against sexual depravity. Loader's aim throughout is to interpret the works from within, examining literary form, context, sequence, and tradition and redaction, reflecting engagement with current research in this area.
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Abraham Abram Adam allusion angels Animal Apocalypse appears Aramaic Levi Document Aramaic Wisdom Text Asael blessing Book of Giants Book of Jubilees Book of Noah Brill Canaanite circumcision concern contamination gemmn context daughter Dead Sea Scrolls defiled rakwsa descendants Dinah Drawnel earth emphasis Empowerment Enoch Esau evil spirits father focus forbidden Ge‘ez Genesis Genesis Apocryphon Gentiles God’s Halpern-Amaru heavenly Hebrew Himmelfarb holy human idolatry illicit impurity rekws incest instruction intermarriage Isaac Israel Jacob Joseph Jubilees Translated Judah judgement Laban Leiden Levi’s Lord marriage marry Mastema motif myth nakedness narrative Nickelsburg Noah Noah’s notes one’s patriarchs pollution portrays priesthood priestly priests Qumran Rebecca reference reflects role Ruiten sabbath Sarai sexual impurity zemmut sexual intercourse sexual relations sexual wrongdoing Shechem Shemihazah similarly sins Sodom sons story Stuckenbruck temple theme Tigchelaar tradition uncleanness rekws VanderKam warning Watchers wickedness wife wives woman words xati’at
Page 8 - And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the ground, and daughters were born unto them, that the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair ; and they took them wives of all that they chose. And the LORD said, My spirit shall not strive with man for ever, for that he also is flesh : yet shall his days be an hundred and twenty years.