This book might be regarded as a work of ancient Jewish history; it is also highly relevant to experiments in the possible reach of the historical novel back into ancient times. As a biblical paraphrase...
After 1 February 1785
(a gifted, little-known, Evangelical woman of Yeovil in Somerset, who later issued a conduct book under the name of Cornelia) published a biblical paraphrase in novelistic style: The Life of Jacob.
Peddle, M. Rudiments of Taste. C. Dilly, 1789.
Peddle, M. The Life of Jacob. R. Goadby and Co., 1785.