The second century BCE Book of Jubilees presents the contents of
Genesis-Exodus in a new form. This article studies the techniques
used in Jubilees 23. It indicates how Psalm 90:10 was used to link
the death of Abraham to a declining-inclining scheme of longevity.
This scheme was then combined with a heptadic jubilee scheme. To
this the author added a Deuteronomistic retributive scheme of sinpunishment-
repentance-salvation. On this combination an apocalyptic
framework was finally superimposed.