Exodus 24:12

Hebrew Bible

11 But he did not lay a hand on the leaders of the Israelites, so they saw God, and they ate and they drank. 12 The Lord said to Moses, “Come up to me on the mountain and remain there, and I will give you the stone tablets with the law and the commandments that I have written, so that you may teach them.” 13 So Moses set out with Joshua his attendant, and Moses went up the mountain of God.

Jubilees 1:1


1 And it came to pass in the first year of the exodus of the children of Israel out of Egypt, in the third month, on the sixteenth day of the month, [2450 Anno Mundi] that God spake to Moses, saying: 'Come up to Me on the Mount, and I will give thee two tables of stone of the law and of the commandment, which I have written, that thou mayst teach them.' 2 And Moses went up into the mount of God, and the glory of the Lord abode on Mount Sinai, and a cloud overshadowed it six days. 3 And He called to Moses on the seventh day out of the midst of the cloud, and the appearance of the glory of the Lord was like a flaming fire on the top of the mount.

 Notes and References

"... As he did in the title sentence, Jubilees’ author again cites Exodus 24:12, this time an almost exact quote of the full verse ... Why this verse in particular? While other biblical verses speak of God giving the Ten Commandments to Moses, the fact that Exodus 24:12 mentions “the stone tablets, the torah and the commandment” seemed to state clearly that Moses was given many more than those ten. In fact, this verse might be interpreted as implying that Moses received a body of commandments even beyond those contained in the Torah—after all, it speaks of “the torah [understood as the Torah, i.e., the whole Pentateuch] and the commandment[s].” This formulation seemed to leave room for laws outside of the Torah, such as the additional stipulations found in the book of Jubilees itself ..."

Kugel, James L. A Walk through Jubilees: Studies in the Book of Jubilees and the World of Its Creation (p. 19) Brill, 2012

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