By Edwin Curley, Patricia Fetzer Moreau

The complaints of the 1st significant foreign convention on the philosophy of Spinoza to be held within the usa are released the following. Contained are papers on all features of Spinoza's suggestion by means of 31 unusual students from the USA, Europe, Israel and Australia together with Jonathan Bennett, Alan Donagan, Margaret Wilson, Amelie Rorty, Richard Popkin, Jean-Marie Beyssade, Alexandre Matheron, Etienne Balibar, Pierre Macherey, Emilia Giancotti, Hubertus Hubbeling, and Yirmiyahu Yovel. subject matters mentioned are Metaphysics, Epistemology and Philosophy of brain, Psychology, ethical, Political and Social Philosophy, and Spinoza's effect,

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25 For the official edition of the text, see J. ), ‘4QOtot,’ 195–244. 26 Cf. 28 It may reflect a point of controversy either within the Qumran community itself or between the Qumran community and the wider priestly group from which it arose. For, as we shall see below, Jubilees seems to presuppose the ‘otot’ cycle and does so, as we might expect, by reckoning the first ‘otot’ cycle as beginning with the first jubilee from creation. The sectarian nature of 4QOtot is shown by the fact that the document is incorporated into one of the copies of Serekh ha-Yah.

There one finds the requisite discussions of the heavenly signs (sun, moon, stars) and of correct calculation of months (cf.

38 Thus, we find here another of the many instances in which Jubilees antedates cultically significant events or practices found at a later point in the 36 Cf. James C. VanderKam, ‘Jubilees’ Exegetical Creation of Levi the Priest,’ RevQ 17 (1996) 359–373 (360, 371–372); idem, ‘The Origins and Purposes of the Book of Jubilees,’ in Matthias Albani, et al. ), Studies in the Book of Jubilees (TSAJ 65; Tübingen: Mohr-Siebeck, 1997) 3–24 (19): ‘… the author indicates that priestly instruction is passed along, first in oral and later in written form, from father to favorite son (7:38–39 [oral teaching from Enoch to Methuselah to Lamech to Noah]; 10:14 [Noah gives all he had written to Shem]; 45:16 [Jacob gave all his books and those of his ancestors to Levi “so that he could preserve them and renew them for his sons until today”]; cf.

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