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and not a Pharisee according to those who kept scripture and modern opinion
fails. Do we believe the Levites who were responsible for caring for the Bible over
thousands of years or the modern scholar who has not even read the book other
than seeking to scoff? The Levites credit Moses as the author. Note this also tells
us the Pharisees rejected Jubilees as they ran the Synagogues and the Temple in
Israel at that time and they “turned a blind eye” to the Book of Jubilees. This is
exactly what Messiah was referring to when He rebuked the Pharisees.
John 5:46-47 KJV
For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me; for he wrote of me. But if ye
believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?
The most direct prophesies of Messiah originate in Jubilees. The Pharisees
have always followed Torah with their own interpretation which transforms it
against His commandments but never-the-less, they are champions of the socalled Pentateuch, a term meaning five books which is already missing one. No
scripture ever defines Torah by such number. However, if the Pharisees are known
to believe the rest of Torah, then Messiah is referring to another book here. We
believe He is talking about Jubilees specifically.
They used a different calendar which a true assessment of the death and
resurrection of Messiah reveals they followed the lunar calendar even then but
Messiah and the community of John the Baptist did not. The Biblical calendar
is a solar calendar not a lunar one. If a Pharisee wrote Jubilees, then why does it
condemn the Pharisees several ways?
Is it possible that Jubilees is simply a paraphrase of Genesis, Exodus, etc.? Or
was it written before and during the Exodus at the same time as Genesis as it
says? Joseph’s bones tell us it was written prior to Joshua as that is too large of an
oversight for the author to have missed otherwise as the author does not record
the reburial of Joseph as Moses does not in Torah and they would have known
this in 150 B.C. If one would say that disqualifies Jubilees as scripture let us not
pretend they represent the Biblical view nor that of those selecting what we call
canon today as they included 1-2 Chronicles and Samuel-Kings which overlap
in the same manner but also offer different details along the way. We could then
go to the Gospels and say 3 of the 4 must be abolished with such reasoning. Of
course, that would be insane just as it would be to discount Jubilees for the same
reason. The point is inconsistent and unworthy of acknowledgement.