LXX Genesis 33:18


16 Then Esau turned back on that day to his way to Seir. 17 And Iakob was set- ting out for Tents, and he made himself dwellings there and made tents for his cattle; therefore he called the name of that place Tents. 18 And Iakob came to Salem, a city of Sikima, which is in the land of Chanaan, when he came from Mesopotamia of Syria, and he encamped fac- ing the city. 19 And from Hemmora, Sychem’s fa- ther, he acquired for one hundred lambs the por- tion of the field, there where he had set up his tent, 20 and there he set up an altar and invoked the God of Israel.

Jubilees 30:1


1 And in the first year of the sixth week [2143 A.M.] he went up to Salem, to the east of Shechem, in peace, in the fourth month. 2 And there they carried off Dinah, the daughter of Jacob, into the house of Shechem, the son of Hamor, the Hivite, the prince of the land, and he lay with her and defiled her, and she was a little girl, a child of twelve years. 3 And he besought his father and her brothers that she might be given to him to wife. And Jacob and his sons were wroth because of the men of Shechem; for they had defiled Dinah, their sister, and they spake to them with evil intent and dealt deceitfully with them and beguiled them.

 Notes and References

"... when Jacob fulfills his vow and builds an altar there and subsequently tithes (Jubilees 31:3; 32:4–9), he then actually plans to build the (cultic) place there (Jubilees 32:16). He is, however, prevented from doing this by the angel of God (Jubilees 32:22). The pillar itself did not function as a cult object, only as a pillar to mark the place, which is also emphasized with the addition in Jubilees 27:27 that Jacob set up the stone “as a pillar for a marker in this place.” In all other respects, the vow is not itself altered and Jubilees closely follows Genesis. If God fulfills his promises, God will become Jacob’s God, and Jacob will in turn tithe from everything God has given him, and the place shall become a house of the Lord. Thus, the author has been more concerned with Jacob’s actions than with the Abrahamic Promise itself ... God’s promise to Jacob still includes the promises God gave to Abraham. That Jacob will return “in peace” is highlighted by harmonizing God’s promise with Jacob’s vow, and this is an important promise in Jubilees since Isaac refers to it many times when he comforts Rebekah after Jacob has been sent away. Later on, that Jacob returns “in peace” is retained in the double interpretation of Genesis 33:18 in Jubilees 30:1 ..."

Tanskanen, Topias K. E. Jacob, the Torah, and the Abrahamic Promise: Studies on the Use and Interpretation of the Jacob Story in the Book of Jubilees (pp. 196-197) Åbo Akademi University, 2023

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