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And their fathers witnessed it; and after this these were bound in the depths of the earth, until the day of the great judgment for the coming of punishment unto eternity over all those who have corrupted their ways and their works before the Lord. And he destroyed all their places, and there was not left a single one of them who was not judged according to all their wickedness.
And he made for all of his works a new and righteous nature, so that they did not sin in their entire nature unto eternity and were righteous each in his generation all the days. And the judgment of all is ordained and written on the tab- lets of the heaven and without injustice and all who depart ; from the path which is ordained for them to walk in, and ' I.
He will judge the small and the great, the great according to his greatness and the small accord- ing to his smallness, and each one according to his path. And he is not one who has regard for persons, nor one who receives bribes when he says that he will hold judg- ment over each one if one gives him all things on earth, : he will have no regard for his person and will not receive any thing from his hands, for he is the judge.
And of the children of Israel it has been written and ordained, if they shall turn to him in righteousness, he will remove all their guilt and pardon all their sins. It is ordained and written that he will show mercy to all who turn from all their errors, once each year. And concerning all those who corrupted their ways and works before the flood, he had no regard for their persons, with the excep- tion of Noah alone for he had regard for his person on ; account of the sons whom he saved from the water of the flood for his sake for his heart was righteous in all ; ' his ways, as had been commanded concerning it, and he had not transgressed any thing that had been ordained for him.
And the Lord said: "Every thing that is on the dry land and every thing that is created, from men to animals and to beasts and to birds and to whatever moves upon the earth, shall be destroyed.
And he com- manded Noah to build an ark for himself that he might save him from the water of the flood. And Noah made an ark in every thing as he had commanded him in the [twenty-seventh] jubilee, in the fifth week, in the fifth year. And he entered on the sixth [year] thereof, in the second month, in the new moon of the second month: 'I.
And the Lord opened seven flood-gates of heaven and the mouths of the fountains of the great deep, seven mouths in number.
And the flood-gates began to pour down water from heaven forty days and forty nights, and the fountains of the deep also sent up waters, until the whole world was full of water.
And the water increased upon the earth fifteen ells the waters were raised over all the high : mountains, and the ark was lifted above the earth and moved upon the face of the waters. And the water remained standing upon the face of the earth five months, one hundred and fifty days.
And the ark proceeded and rested upon the top of Liibar, one of the mountains of Ararat. And in the fourth month the fountains of the great deep were closed, and the flood-gates of heaven were restrained, and in the new moon of the seventh month all the mouths of the deep of the earth were opened, and the water began to descend into the deep below.
And in the new moon of the tenth month the tops of the' mountains became visible, and in the new moon of the first month the earth became visible. And the waters disappeared from above the earth in the fifth week, in the seventh year thereof, and on the seventeenth day in the second month the earth became dry. And on the twenty-seventh thereof he opened the ark and sent out of it the animals and the beasts and the birds and whatever moves. And at the new moon of the third month he came out of the ark and built an altar on that hill.
And the Lord smelt the sweet savour, and he made with him a covenant that there should no more be a flood upon the earth which would destroy the earth all the days of the earth, seed and har- : vest shall not cease, frost and heat and summer and win- ter and day and night change their order and shall not shall not cease forever. And, behold, I have given you all the animals and all the beasts and every thing that flies and every thing that moves on the earth and the fish in the waters and all things for food ; like the herbs of grass, I have given them all to you to eat.
Only flesh in which is its life with blood ye shall not eat: for the blood is the soul of all flesh, so that your blood in your souls be not demanded of you. From the hands of each one I will demand the blood of a man. But ye, grow and increase upon the earth. And Noah and his sons swore that they would not eat any blood that is in any flesh, and they made a covenant before the Lord God for ever, in all the generations of the world, in this month.
On this account he spoke to thee that thou shouldst make a cove- nant with the children of Israel in this month upon the mountain, with an oath, and shouldst sprinkle blood over them on account of all the words of the covenant which the Lord has made with them for all days. And this testimony is written concerning you, that you observe it in all days, that ye do not in all days eat any blood of ani- The covenant of Sinai is regarded as a renewal of the Noachic covenant.
And thou command the children of Israel that they shall not eat any blood, so that their names and their seed may be before the Lord our God all the days. And for this law there is no limit of days, for it is for eternity and they shall observe it to generation and gen- ; eration, so that they may continue supplicating in their behalf with blood before the Lord on the altar on each day and day mornings and evenings they shall supplicate ; in their behalf perpetually before the Lord, that they may observe this and not be rooted out.
And he gave to Noah and his sons a sign that there should not again be a deluge over the earth he placed his bow in the clouds as the ; sign of the eternal covenant that no water of the deluge should again come over the earth to destroy it all the days of the earth. On this account it is ordained and written on the tablets of heaven that the celebration of the festival of weeks should be in this month, once a year, for a renewed covenant in each year and year.
And ' during the time this festival was being celebrated in heaven, from the days of creation to the days of Noah, it was twenty -six jubilees and five weeks of years; and Noah and his sons observed it seven jubilees and one week of years until the time when Noah died. And thou command the children of Israel that they should observe this festival in all their generations as a commandment for 1 It will be observed here and throughout the book that the author con- nects the religious system and worship in Israel not only with the ordinances of the tablets of heaven, but also with important events in the lines of the patriarchs.
For it is the festival of weeks and isa festival of first fruits; for this festival is of a doubl'i nature and double kind, as is written and engraved con- cerning its celebration. For I have written it in the book of the first law in which I wrote to thee that thou shouldst observe it in its time one day a year and I have ; explained to thee the offerings on that day, that they should be remembered and that the children of Israel should celebrate it one day in each year.
And at the new moon of the first month, and in the new moon of the fourth month, and in the new moon of the seventh month, and in the new moon of the tenth month are the days of remembrance and the days of the festivals in the four divisions of the years written and ordained they are for : a testimony until eternity. And Noah ordained them for himself as festivals for future generations, for on them there was to him a remembrance.
At the new moon of the first month it was said to him that he should make for himself an ark, and on it the earth became dry, and he opened [the ark] and saw the earth. And at the new moon of the fourth month the mouth of the flood-gates of the lowest deep was closed.
And at the new moon of the seventh month all the mouths of the flood-gates of the earth were opened and the waters began to descend into the depth beneath.
And at the new moon of the tenth month the tops of the mountains appeared, and Noah became glad. And on this account he ordained them as festivals of remembrance unto himself unto eter- nity, and thus they are ordained.
And they were raised into the tablets of heaven: thirteen sabbaths to each, from one to another their lemembrance, from the first from the second to the third, from the to the second, third to the fourth.
And all the days of this com- mandment are fifty-two sabbaths of days, and the whole year is completed. And thou command the chil- dren of Israel that they should observe the years in this number, three hundred and sixty-four days, and the year shall be complete and the fixed date of their days and their festivals shall, pot be corrupted, for every thing transpires in them according to their testimony; and they [Israel] shall not miss a day or corrupt a festival.
But if they do transgress and do not observe them according to his commandment, then will be corrupted all their fixed dates,, and the years will waver in consequence, and also their times and their years, and they will transgress their ordinances. And all the children of Israel will forget and will not find the paths of the years, and will forget the new moon and the sabbaths and the festivals, and in all the order of the years they will err.
For I know, and from now on I shall make it known to thee, and not from my heart, but thus is written in a book before me and is ordained in the tablets of heaven, the division of the days, that they forget not the festivals of my covenant and walk according to the festivals of thr, gentiles, after their errorsand after their ignorance, And there will be those who will make observations of the moon, for this one [the moon] corrupts the stated times and comes out earlier each year by ten days.
And in this way they will corrupt the years and will observe a wrong day as the day of testimony and a cor- rupted festival day, and every one will mix holy days with unclean ones and unclean with holy for they will ; err as to months and sabbaths and festivals and jubilees.
And on this account I command thee and testify to thee that thou shouldst testify to them, for after thy death thy children will corrupt, so that they make a year only three hundred and sixty-four days, and on this account ' they will err as to new moons and sabbaths and fixed times and festivals and will ever eat blood with all kinds of flesh. And seventh week, in the first in the year thereof, in this jubilee, Noah planted vines on this hill upon which the ark had rested, named Lfibir, the Ararat Mountains, and they produced fruit in the fourth year, and he watched their fruit and gathered them in this year seventh month, and he made wine of it, in the and put it and kept it until the fifth year, until into a vessel the first day of the new moon of the first month.
And he celebrated this day in rejoicing as a festival,' and he made a sacrifice unto the Lord, a young one from among the oxen and a ram and a sheep, each seven years old, and a young might thereby obtain pardon for him- goat, that he self and 3. And he prepared the goat first, and his sons. And he made all the fruit offerings thereof mixed with oil upon them, and thereupon he first scattered wine upon the fire on the altar, and placed incense upon the altar, and a sweet savor ascended which was acceptable before the Lord his God.
And he and his children rejoiced and drank of this wine in joy. And it was evening, and he went into his tent, and he lay down drunken, and he slept, and he was uncov- ered in his tent while sleeping. And Ham saw his father naked, and going out he told it to his two brothers without. And Shem took his garment and arose, he and Japheth, and they carried the garment upon their shoulders, and their faces backward, and covered the shame of their father.
And Noah awoke from his sleep and learned everything that his youngest son had done to him and he cursed his son and said " Cursed be Canaan, ; : St. And Ham knew that his! And Japheth saw it and became envious of his brother, and he too built a city, and called its name after the name of his wife AdalSns6s. And in the twenty-eighth jubilee he began to command the sons of his sons the ordinances and the commandments all as he had learned them and the judgments, and he testified to his sons that they should observe righteousness, and that they should cover the shame of their flesh, and that they should bless him who created them, and should honor father and mother, and each should love his neighbor, and should preserve their souls from all fornication and from all uncleanness and unrighteousness.
For on account of these three things the deluge came over the earth, namely on account of fornication, in which the Watchnien indulged against the commandments of their law, with the daughters of men, and took to themselves wives from all ' Very little reliance can be placed upon these names as the MSS.
The copyists naturally made mistakes in writing them. And they begat sons, the Naphid6m, and they were all unlike and they devoured one another : the giant slew the Naphil, and the Naphil slew Elj6, and EIj6 the children of men, and all publicly practised every unrighteousness and shed much blood, and the earth was filled with unright- eousness and aftei" all these the animals, and the beasts, ; and the birds, and whatever walks and moves on the earth; and much blood was spilt on the earth, and all the thoughts and deeds of men were wicked in all the days.
And the Lord destroyed everything from the face of the; earth oii Account of their deeds and on account of the blood which AVas spilt over the earth. And we wei-e left, I and you, my sons, and everything that entered with us into the ai"k, and behold I am the first to see yoiir works that ye do not walk in righteousness, for in the path of destruction have you commenced to walk, and are sepa- rating yourselves each from his neighbor, and are envious the bne of the other, and are not in harmony each with his neighbor and his brother.
And yet, my sons, for I see and behold the satans have commenced to lead astray you and your children and now I fear on your behalf ; that after my death ye will spill the blood of men over the face of the earth, and that ye too will' be destroyed from its face. For every one that sheds the blood of any man, and every one that eats the blood in any flesh, shall all be destroyed from the earth.
And there shall not be left any man who eats blood and who sheds blood upon the earth, and there shall not be left aloiie for him any seed or children under heaven for they will go into Sheol, and into ; the place of judgment they will descend, in the darkness of the deep they will all be cast by a terrible death.
With regard to all blood over you which is in all the days that ye sacrifice an animal or a beast or whatever flies over the earth, and do a good deed concerning your souls in your covering of that which has been spilt over the face of the earth.
For the earth will not be clean of the blood which has been spilt upon it,. And now, my obey and practise rigjiteousness and justice children, so that ye be planted in righteousness upon the whole face lOf the earth, and that your renown be eleyated before my God who has saved me from thewater of the deluge. And, behold, ye will proceed and build for yourselves cities and will plant in them all the plants that are upon the earth and every tree that bears fruit for three years ; its fruit shall not be gathered to eat it, and in the fourth year the fruit shall be sanctified, and the first fruits which they gather shall be brought before the Lord our God, the Most High, who created heaven and.
And in the fifth yesar make the release, so that ye release them, in righteousness and justice, and you shall be just and your plants shall be right. For thus did all Enoch, the father of your father Methusaleh, command his sons, and Methusaleh his son Lamech, and Lamech. And his son grew, and his father taught him writing, and he went to seek for himself a place Avhere he might seize for himself a city.
And he found a writing which the forefathers had carved into a rock, and he read what was in it, and he translated it and found that there was within it the science of the Watchmen by which they had seen the astrology of the sun and the moon and the stars and in all the signs of heaven and he wrote this down and ; ' did not say any thing concerning it, for he feared to speak to Noah concerning it, lest he be angry with him on this account.
And in the thirtieth jubilee, in the se. And she bore him a son in the fifth year, and he called his name Eb6r and he took to himself a wife, and ; her name was Azilr9. And in the sixth year thereof she bore him a son, and he called his name Phal8k, for in the days when he was born the children of Noah began to divide the earth among themselves; and on this account he called his name Phal6k.
And they divided the earth among themselves in wickedness, and told it to Noah. And it happened in the beginning of the thirty-third jubilee, and they divided the earth into three parts, to Shem and to ' Cf.
Book of Enoch, c. And he called his sons, and they came to him, they and their children, and he divided the earth by lot what his three sons should take, and they stretched out their hands and took to themselves the writing out of the bosom of their father Noah. And there came out on the writing as the lot for Shera the middle of the earth, which he and his children should have as an inheritance for the generations unto eternity, from the middle of the mountain Rifil, from the exit of the water of the river Tln9,, and his portion goes toward the west through the midst of this river, and they go until they approach to the abyss of the waters out of which comes this river, and this river empties and pours its waters into the sea Ml6t, and this river goes into the great sea all that is toward the north of this is Japhet's, : and all that is to the direction of the south is Shem's.
And it turns from there toward the south, toward the mouth of the great sea in the shorfe of the waters and proceeds toward Arabia and Ophra, and it proceeds until it reaches to the water of the river Gej6n and toward the south of the water of Gej6n, along the shore of this same river.
And he knew that the garden of Eden is the holy of holies, and the dwelling of the Lord, and Mount Sinai, the centre of the desert, and Mount Zion, the centre of the navel of the earth,' these three, opposite one another, were created as sanctu- aries. And he blessed the God of gods who had put the speech of the Lord into his mouth.
And for Ham came out as the second portion, beyond the Gij6n, toward the south, to the right of the garden, and it proceeds to all the fire mountains, and goes toward the west to the sea Atil, and goes to the west until it reaches to the sea of Mauk, of that one into which everything descends that is destroyed. And it proceeds to the north to the shore of Gidil and goes to the west of the water of the sea until it approaches the river Gej6n, and the river Gej6n goes until it approaches to the right of the garden of Eden: and this is the land which came forth for Ham as the portion he shall retain for himself and the children of his generations forever.
And for Japhet there came forth a third portion beyond the river Tina, toward the north of the exit of its waters, and it goes toward the ' That Jerusalem is the centre of the earth is an idea often met with in the later Jewish writers, and it is therefore also the central place of the Messi- anic rule. And it goes toward the shore of the river Tina, toward the east of the north, until it approaches to the shore of the waters thereof, toward the mountain Rafa, and it bends toward the north.
This is the land which came forth for Japhet and his children as the portion of his inheritance which he should hold unto eternity for himself and the children of their generation unto eternity five great islands and a greas : land in the north; only it is cold, but the land of Ham it hot, and the land of Shem has neither heat nor frost, for it mixed in coldness and heat.
And Ham divided among his sons; and the first portion came out for Ques toward the east, and to the west of him for Phud, and to the west of him for Kainan toward the west of the sea. And Shem also divided among his sons, and the first portion came forth for Elam'and his sons toward the eastof the river Tiger, until it approaches the east, the- whole land of India and on the Erythrian and its coast, and the waters of D6dan and all the mountains of M6bri and Ela, and all the land of Susan, and all that is on the side of the Phgrnak to the Erythrian sea and the river Tina.
But for Asur catoe forth a second portion, all the land of Asdr and Nineva and Sinadr and to the border of India, and ascends along the river.
And for Aram came forth as a fourth portion all the land of Mesopotamia, between the Tiger and the Euphrates, toward the north of the Chaldees, to the border of the mountains of Asur.
And the land of Arara came out as a fifth portion to his son, the mountains of Asur and all belonging to them until it reaches to the east of Asur, his brother. And Japhet, too, divided the land of his inheritance between his sons, and the first por- tion came forth for G6m6r toward the east, from the north side to the river Tina.
And in the north there came out for Magog all the inner portions of the north until it reaches the sea M6at. And for Madai came forth as his portion that he should possess, to the west of his two brothers, unto the islands and unto the coasts of the islands.
And to Egawan came forth as a fourth portion all the islands, and the islands which are toward Edaldd. And for Melek came forth as a sixth portion, all that beyond the third tongue, until it approaches to the east of Gadir. And for Tiras came forth a seventh portion four great islands in the ; midst of the sea, which approach to the portion of Ham and the islands of Kamatura came out for the sons of Arphaksed in his division of his inheritance by lot.
And thus the sons of Noah divided out to their children, in the presence of Noah their father, and he caused them to swear an oath cursing him who endeavored to seize a portion which had not been alloted him. And they all said: "Thus be it! Thus be it! And in the third week of this jubilee the evildemons began to lead astray the sons of Noah and deceived them and destroyed them. And the sons came to Noah their father and told him concerning the demons which were leading astray, darkening, and slaying the sons of their sons.
And he prayed before the Lord his God, and he said " Lord of the spirits' of all flesh, : thou who hast shown mercy to me and hast delivered me and my children from the waters of the deluge, and hast not suffered me to be destroyed as thou didst the children of destruction, for thy grace was great over men, and great was thy mercy over my soul may thy grace be ; exalted over the sons of thy sons, and may the evil spirit not rule over them to destroy them off the earth.
And thou hast verily blessed me and my sons that we increase and multiply and fill the earth. And thou knowest how the Watchmen, the fathers of these spirits, acted in my day and these spirits also which are alive, cast them ; into prison and hold them in the places of judgment, and let them not destroy the, sons of thy servant, my God, for they are terrible and created for destroying and may ; they not rule over the spirits of the living for thou alone ; knowest their judgment.
And let them have no sway over the children of the righteous from now on and to eternity. And our God said unto us that we should bind all. And the angel of the spirits, MastSma," came and said O : " Lord, Creator, leave some of them before me, and they shall hear my voice and they shall do all things that I tell thern for if thou dost not leave any of ; them to me I shall not be able to accomplish the power of ' A typical name of God in the Parables of Enoch, c.
The role here occupied by him may have been taken from that of Satan in Job, but it is in place to remark that in many apocryphal works, especially in Enoch, demonology has a wide field and the satans are recognized as organized opponents of God, who, however, do their evil deeds only with his permission.
And he said : " The tenth part of them shall be left before him and nine parts shall descend into the place 'of judgment. And one of us said : " We will teach Noah all their medicines ; " for they did not walk in right- eousness, and.
And we did according to his word ; all the wicked ones that were iterriblewe bound in the place of judgment, but the tenth part of them we left, that they shouid be judged before Satan on the earth. And the medicines of all their sicknesses we explained to Noah together with all their deceptions how to heal them with the plants of the earth.
And Noah wrote all these down in a book as we in- structed him, concerning every kind of medicines, and the were held away from the sons of Noah. And Noah slept with his fathers and was buried on Mount Lubar, in the land of Ararat.
Nine hundred and fifty years he completed in his life; nineteen jubilees and two weeks and five years; he excelled ,in his life on the earth the children of men on account of his righteousness, in which he was perfect, with the ex- ception of Enoch.
For the history of Enoch is made atestimony to the generations of eternity to announce all the deeds of the generation on the day of judgment. And they began to build in the fourth week, and they burned with fire, and they used bricks for stones, and the clay with which they joined them was asphalt, which conies out of the sea and out of the fountains of water in the land of Sinaar, and they built forty years, and three years they were making bricks And the Lord our God said to us " Behold it is one people that has : commenced to do it, and now I shall not let go of them ; behold, we will descend and mix their tongues, and one shall not hear the other and they shall be scattered into cit- ies and into nations and one counsel shall no longer abide with them until the day of judgment.
And the Lord descended, and we descended with him to see the city and tower which the children of men were building. And he confounded all the speech of their tongues, and they no longer heard the voice one of the other, and they ceased then to build the city and the tower.
On this account the whole land of Sinaar is called Babel, because there God confused all the tongues of the children of men, and from there they were scattered to all their cities, each aecord- iilg' to his language and his nation. And in the fourth week, in the first year of the thirty -fourth jubilee they were scattered out 'of the land of Sinaar. And Ham and his sons went into the land which he had taken, which fell to him by lot in the land of the north [south]; and Kainaan saw the land of the Libanon to the canal of Egypt that it was very good, and he did not go into the land of his inheritance to the west of the sea, and dwelt in the land of Libanon to the east and to the west of the land of the Jordan and on the coast of the sea.
Do not dwell in the dwelling place of Shem, for to Shem and his children was it given by lot. Cursed art thou and cursed shalt thou be above all the sons of Noah by the curse which we covenanted with an oath between i s in the presence of the holy judge and before Noah our father. But he did not listen to them and dwelt in the land of Libanon from Emath to the entrance of Egypt, he and his sons until this day.
And on this account this land is called Canaan. And he called his dwelling place and the dwelling place of his sons Madakia, by the name of their father Madai. In the thirty-fifth jubilee, in the third week, in the first year thereof, Ragev took unto himself a wife, and her name was Ora, the daughter of Or, the daughter of the son of KSsed, and she bore him a son, and he called his name SSriig, in the sevejjth year of this week of this jubilee.
And the sons of Noah began to fight with each other, to take captive and to slay each one his brother, and to spill the blood of men over the earth, and to eat blood, and to build strong cities, and walls, and towers and single men elevated themselves above the people, and first founded kingdoms , and to make war, a nation against a nation, and nations against nations, and city against city, and all things became worse, and they acquired for themselves arms, and taught their sons war, and began to take captive the cities and to sell male and female slaves.
And he made for himself molten images, and they worshipped each one his own image which they had made for themselves by molding, and they began to make sculptured images ahd unclean forms, and the terrible spirits assisted them and misled them to commit transgression and uncleanness.
And the prince Mast8ma gave his power to make all this, and through the angels who had been given under his hand, he sent out his hand to do all wickedness and sin and all transgression, and to destroy and to murder and to shed blood over the earth.
And he grew and dwelt in Ur of the Chaldees near to the father of the mother of his wife, and he worshipped idols, and he took to himself a wife in the thirty-sixth jubilee, in the fifth week, in the first year thereof, and her name was M81ka, the daughter of K6her, the daughter of the brother of his father. And she bore him a son Nak6r, in the first year of this week, and he grew and dwelt in Ur of the Chaldees, and his father taught him the researches of the Chaldees, divination and astrology according to the signs of the heavens.
And in the thirty-seventh jubilee, in the sixth week, in the first year thereof, he took to himself a wife, and her name was Ij6sek, the daughter of Ngsteg of the Chaldees. And she bore him Tarah in the seventh year of this week. And the prince Mastema sent ravens and birds that they should eat what was sown on the land, in order to destroy the land, so that they might deprive the children of men of their labor, for before they plowed in the seed the ravens picked it up from the surface of the ground.
And in the thirty-ninth jubilee, in the second week, in the first year, Tarah took to himself a wife, and her name was Edna, the daughter of Abram, the daughter of the sister of his father. And in the seventh year of this week she bore him a son, and he called his name Abram by the name of the father of his mother, for he had died before his daughter conceived a son.
And the child began to understand the errors of the earth, that all went astray after the images and after uncleanness and his father ; taught him writing when two weeks of years old and he ; separated himself from his father that he might not wor- ship the idols with him. And hfe began to pray to the Creator of all things that he should save him from the errors of the children of men, and that his portion should not fall into error after uncleanness and shame.
And the time of seed came to sow it upon the land, and all came out together to watch their seed against the ravens, and Abram came out with those that came out, and he was a boy of fourteen years. And a cloud of ravens came to devour the seed, and Abram ran to scatter them before they sat down on the earth to eat the seed, and said: "Do not devour; return to the place whence you came " and they turned back. And clouds of ravens! And all those that were with him on the whole land saw him crying, and all the ravens turned back, arid great was his name in all the land of the Chaldeesr And there came to him in this year all those that had sowed seed, and he would go with them until the time of sowing in the land ceased, and they sowed in their land, and in this year they brought home grain, and ate it and were satisfied.
And it fall was hidden in the earth, and they no longer feared the ravens and thus they did on all the crook-timber of the ; plows over the earth, and they sowed and worked the land each one as Abram had commanded them, and no longer feared the ravens. And it happened in the sixth week, in the seventh year thereof, Abram said unto Tarah, his father, saying, "Father!
And he said: "What assistance and what pleasure have we from all the idols which thou dost worship and before which thou dost prostrate thyself? For there is no spirit in them, but they are dumb statues and a deception of the heart: do not worship them. Worship the God of heaven, who sends down dew and rain upon the earth and does everything upon the earth and has created everything through his word and all living things are from before his face.
Why do ye worship those who have no heart and spirit in them for they are the works of hands, and upon your ; shoulders do ye carry them, and ye have from them no help, but a great disgrace to those who make them and a deception of the heart to those who worship them do not worship them " 6.
And Tarah said " I also know! If I tell them the truth, they will slay me for their soul clings to them to ; worship and to glorify them. Keep silent, my son, lest they slay thee " 9. And these words he spoke to his two! And second week, in the fortieth jubilee, in the in the seventh year thereof, Abram took to himself a wife, and her name was Sara, the daughter of his father, and she became to him a wife.
And Nachor also, his brother, took to himself a wife. And in the [six- tieth] year of the life of Abram, that is, in the fourth year of the fourth week, Abram arose in the night, and burned down the house of his idols, and burned all that was in the house, and there was no man that knew it.
And they arose in the night and desired to save their idols from the rtiidst of the flame. And Aran ran in order to save them, and the fire burned over him and he burned in the midst of the tire, and he died in Ur of the Chaldees before Tarah, his father, and they buried him in Ur. And Tarah went away from Ur of the Chaldees, he and his sons, in order to come into the land of the Lebanon and into the land of Canaan and he dwelt in Haran, and ; Abram dwelt with his father Tarah in Haran two weeks of years.
And in the sixth week, in the fifth year thereof, Abram arose and sat in the night at the new moon of the seventhmonth, so that he might observe the stars from the evening to the morning, so that he might know what would be the character of the year with regard to the rains, and he was sitting alone and observ- ing.
And a word came into his heart, and he said: " All the signs of the stars and the signs of the sun and of the moon are the hand of the Lord why do I search all in ; them out? And he prayed in that night, and said My God, God Most High, thou : " alone art a God and thou hast created all things, to me, and all things that are are the works of thy hand, and thee and thy godship have I chosen.
Deliver me from the hands of the evil spirits who reign over the thoughts of the hearts of men, and let them not lead me astray from thee, my God, and cause thou me and my seed in eternity not to go astray from now on and to eternity And I! He com-!
And I will bless thee and will make thy name great, and thou shalt be blessed in the land, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in thee those that bless thee I will bless, and those that ; curse thee I will curse. And I will be a God to thee and to thy children and to thy children's children and to all thy seed, and behind thee will be thy God.
Fear not, from now on to all the generations of the earth I am thy God. And the Lord God said to me: "Open his mouth and his ears that he may hear and speak with the language which has been revealed " for it had ceased ; from the mouths of all the children of men. And I opened his mouth and his lips, and I opened his ears, and I began to speak with him in Hebrew, in the tongue of creation and he took the books of his father, and these ; were written in Hebrew, and he copied them, and he began to learn them from then on, and I made known to him every thing he was incapable [of understanding], and he studied them the six months of the rainy period.
And it happened in the seventh year of the sixth week, and he spoke with his father, and informed him that he would go from Haran to go to the land of Canaan to see it and to return to him. And Tarah, his father, said to him: "Go in peace! And if thou seest a land pleasant to thy eyes!
But Nachor thy brother leave with me until thou returnest in peace and we go with thee together. And the Lord said to him " To thee and to thy seed I : will give this land. And he built an altar there, and brought upon it a sacrifice to the Lord who had appeared to him.
And he arose from there, with the hill Bethel toward the sea [west], and Ai to the east, and fixed his tent there. And he saw, and, behold, the land was pleasant and extended and very wide, and every thing grew on it, vines and figs and pomegranates and terebinths and and cedars and Lebanon trees and cypresses oil trees and all and water Was upon the the trees of the field ; hills.
And he blessed the Lord who had led him out of Ur of the Chaldees and brought him to this hill. And it happened in the first year, in the seventh week, at the new moon of the first month, that he built an altar on this hill, and called upon the name of the Lord " Thou : art my God, the God unto eternity. And he placed upon the altar a sacrifice unto the Lord, that he should be with him and should not desert him all the days of his life.
And he arose from th6re and went toward the north,'' and he came to Hebron, and Hebron was built at that time,' and he dwelt there two 'ears in the land to the 1 Cf.
But Tanai in Egypt was then built ' in the seventh winter after Hebron, ii. And it happened that when Pharaoh seized Sara, the wife of Abram, the Lord punished Pharaoh and his whole house with large plagues, on account of Sara, the wife of Abram. And Abram was very conspicuous by wealth in sheep and oxen and asses and horses and camels and in man-servants and in maid-servants and in silver and in gold exceedingly, and Lot, also, the son of his brother, was wealthy.
And it happened in the forty-first jubilee, in the third year of the first week, he returned to this place, and placed upon it a burnt sacrifice, and called upon the name of the Lord, and said: "Thou, O Lord, Most High God, art my God to all eternity.
And in the foarth year of this week Lot separated from him, and Lot dwelt in Sodom ; but the men of Sodom were great sinners. And he grieved in his heart that the son of his brother had separated from him, for he had no children. And in that year when Lot was taken captive, the Lord also said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him, in the fourth year of this week, and said " Lift up thine eyes from the place : here where thou art dwelling toward the north and south and west and east.
Arise and go through it in its length ' I. And Abram went to Hebron and dwelt there. And in that year came Kd6g6m6r, the king of Elam, and Emilphel, the king of Slnir, and Ari6k, the king of Sfili- sar, and TirgM, the king of the Gentiles, and slew the king of Gomorrha, and the king of Sodom fled, and many fell by wounds in S6d6miv and in the salt-district, and they took captive Sodom and Adam and Sh6b6Sm, and Lot, also, the son of the brother of Abram, and.
And one who had escaped came and told Abram, that the son of the brother of Abram had been taken captive. And the house- servant brought for Abram and his seed the first tenth to the Lord, and the Lord ordained it as an ordinance to eternity, that they should give [this] to the priests who served before him, that they should possess it forever. And to this law is not a limit of days, but it is ordained to the generation of eternity, that they should give the tenth to the Lord, of their seed and of their wine and of their oil and oxen and of their sheep.
And of their he gave it and to drink in joy before to his priests to eat him. And the king of Sodom came to him and bowed down before him, and said " Our lord Abram, give us : the souls thou hast saved, but let the booty be thine. And after these events, in the fourth year of this week, in the new moon of the third month, the voice of the Lord came to Abram in a dream, saying " Fear not, Abram, for I am thy defender and thy exceed- ing great reward.
And he said "O Lord, Lord, what : ' There is certainly a lacuna between this and the following verse, although there is nothing in the Ethiopia text to show it.
And he said to him: " This one will not be thy heir, but he that comes from thy body, he will be thy heir. And he took him without and said to him: " Look upon the heavens and see the stars of heaven, if thou art able to count them. And he looked at the heavens and saw the stars and he said to him " Thus ; : shall be thy seed.
And he believed the Lord, and it was accounted to him for righteousness. And he said to him " I am the Lord thy God, who have brought thee : out of Ur of the Chaldees, that I might give thee the land of Canaan for an eternal possession, and I will be to thee and thy children after thee a God.
And he took allthese in the middle of the month, and he dwelt near the oak Mimrg, which is near Hebron, and he built there an and sacrificed all these and poured their blood altar, upon the altar, and divided them into halves and laid them opposite each other; but the birds he did not divide. And birds descended upon the pieces, and Abram drove them away and would not Suffer the birds to touch them.
And it happened when the sun had set, a stupor fell upon Abram, and, behold, a great horror of darkness fell upon him, and it was "spoken to Abram:" "Know in truth that thy seed will be a stranger in a strange land, and they will make them servants and oppress them four -hundred years.
But the na;tion which they serve I will judge, and after that they will go out from there with many possessions, i S And thou shalt go to thy fathers in.
And in the iourth generation they shall return hither, for not yet are ' Cf. And he awoke from and he arose, and the sun had set, and his sleep, there was a flame, and, behold, an oven was smoking, and. And on that day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying: "To thy seed I will give this land from the river of Egypt unto the great river Euphrates, the Kenites and the Kenizzites and the Kadmonites and the Perizzites and the Rephaimites and the Ewites and the Amorites and the Canaanites and the Girgashites.
And Abram went and took up the pieces and the birds and the fruit and the drink offerings, and the fire devoured them. And on that day we made a covenant with Abram according to the covenant which he had made in this month with Noah and Abram renewed the festival and ordinance for ; himself unto eternity.
And Abram rejoiced and told all these things to Sara, his wife, and he believed that he would have seed but she did not bring forth. And Sara ; advised her husband Abram, and said to him " Go in to : Hagar, my Egyptian maid it is possible that he will raise ; up for thee seed from her.
And Abram obeyed the voice of Sara, his wife, and said to her, " Do it," and Sara took her Egyptian maid Hagar and gave her to Abram, her husband, that she should become his wife. And he went in to her, and she conceived and bore him a son, and he called his name Ishmael, in the fifth year of this week: and this was the eighty-sixth year of the life of Abram.
In the fifth year of the fourth week of this jubilee, in the third month, in the beginning of the month, Abram celebrated the festival of the first of the grain harvest and he brought new offerings beside offer- ; ing of the first-fruits to the Lord, an ox and a goat and a sheep upon the altar as a sacrifice to the Lord, and their fruit offerings and their drink offerings he placed upon the altar together with frankincense.
And the Lord ' Cf. And Abram fell down on his face. And the Lord spoke to him and said " Behold : niy ordinance is with thee, and I will make thee the father of many nations, and thy name shall no longer be called Abram, and thy name henceforth and to eternity shall be Abraham, for I will make thee a father of niany nations, and I will make thee exceedingly great, and will cause nations and kings to proceed from thee.
And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and between thy seed after thee in their generations, as an ordinance of eternity, that I will be a God to thee and to thy seed after thee in their generations, [and I will giv:; thee] the land where thou art a stranger, the land of Canaan, that thou shalt be ruler over it to eternity, and I will be their God. And the Lord said to Abraham "And thou, : preserve my covenant, thou and thy seed after thee, and circumcise all your foreskins, and let it be a sign of my ordinance unto eternity between me and thee and for thy descendants.
On the eighth day ye shall circumcise all the males in your generation, the members of the household, and him whom ye have bought with gold from all the sons of the strangers whom ye have as your prop- erty, ï¿½ who are not of thy seed, -they shall circumcise the children of whomsoever ye have the household, and bought shall be circumcised. And my covenant shall be on your flesh as an eternal ordinance; and whosoever is not circumcised, all of thy males the flesh of whose fqreskin is not circumcised on the eighth day, his soul shallbe rooted out of his generation, for he has over- thrown ray covenant.
And Abraham said to the Lord: "O that Ishmael might live before thee! And the Lord said : " Yea, and Sarah also shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call hisname Isaac, and I will establish my him and with his seed -after him.
And also in reference to Ishmael have I heard thee, and, behold, I will bless him, and I will make him great and will increase him exceedingly, and twelve princes he will beget, and I will make him a great nation but I will ; establish my covenant with Isaac, whom Sarah will bear for thee, in these days, in the second year.
And having ended speaking with him, the Lord ascended from over above Abraham. And Abraham did as the Lord had said to him, and took Ishmael his son, and all the members of his household, and those whom he had bought with gold, all the males that were in his house, and cir- cumcised the flesh of their sexual member.
And at the time of these days Abraham was circumcised, and all the men of his house and all whom he had bought with gold from among the sons of the strangers were circum- cised with him. And this is the law for all the gene- rations of eternity, with no change of days and no devia- tion of day from the eighth day, for it is an eternal ordi- nance, ordained and written in the tablets of heaven.
Really, throughout the text, before this, the Book of Jubi- lees has been using the word S6r3,, for which now Sara is employed. In Ethiopic this involves no change in the meaning of the name. The LXX. For the angels of, the face and all the angels of glorifi- all cation were thus created from the day of their creation ; and he looked upon the angels of glorification, and he sanctified Israel that they should be with him and with his holy angels.
And thou command the children of Israel and let them observe the sign of this covenant, and for their generations as an etefnal ordinance that they be not rooted out of the land. For it is ordained as a command of the covenant that they should observe it among all the children of Israel. For Ishmael forever and his sons and his brothers and Esau the Lord did not permit to approach him and did not choose them, for the sons of Abraham are those he acknowledged, and he chose Israel to be his people.
And he sanctified it and col- lected it from among all the children of men, for there are many nations and many peoples, and all are his, and over all has he appointed spirits to rule, that they should lead them astray from him, but over Israel he did not appoint any ruler, neither an angel nor a spirit, but he alone is th'tir ruler, and he preserves them, and he con- tends for them against the hands of his angels and his spirits and all; and they shall keep all his command- ments, and he will bless them, and they shall be his, and he will be theirs, from now on and to eternity.
And from now on I will announce to you that the children of Israel will brfeali faith with this ordinance, and will not circum- cise their sons according to this whole law, for they will omit this circumcision of the children on this flesh of their circumcision, and they all, the sons of Belial, will leave their children without circumcision as they were born. And the wrath upon the children of Israel will be great from the Lord, for they have deserted his covenant, ' The angels even are circumcised, or rather created in that condition.
One of the MSS. And no longer is there forgiveness or pardon for them that all their sin may be forgiven and pardoned for this error to eternity. And at the new moon of the fourth month we appeared to Abraham at the oak of MamrS, and we conversed with him, and we announced to him that a son would be given him from Sarah his wife. And Sarah laughed, for she heard that we spoke these words with Abraham and we admonished her, and she ; became afraid and denied that she had laughed on account of the words.
And we told her the name of her son as written on the tablets of heaven, namely, Isaac, as it is his name. And when we returned to her in a fixed time then she was pregnant with a son. And in this month the Lord carried out the judgments of Sodom and Gomorrah and Sebril6m and all the circuit of the Jordan, and burnt them with fire and brimstone, and demolished them unto the present day, according to what we have made known to thee concerning all their actions, that they were terrible and very sinful and they defiled themselves and committed fornication and uncleanness over the earth.
And accordingly the Lord inflicted judgment upon all the places by the hand of his servants, according to the uncleanness of Sodom, according to the, judgment of Sodom.
But Lot we saved, for the Lord remembered Abraham, and led him out of the destruction. And he and his daughters committed sin on the earth, such as had not been from the days of Adam until now, for the man lay with his daughters. And in the middle of the fifth month he migrated from there and dwelt at the well of the oath. And in the third month, in the middle of the month, in the days which the Lord had said to Abraham, on the festival of the first harvest, Isaac was born and Abraham circum- ; cised his son on the eighth day he was the first one cir- : cumcised in the covenant as it was ordained forever.
And in the sixth year, in this month, of the fourth week, we came to Abraham to the well of the oath, and we appeared to him as we had told Sarah, that we would come to her, but she became pregnant with a son, and we returned in the seventh month and found Sarah pregnant before us, and we blessed her and told her all things that had been commanded us concerning him [Abraham] that he should not die until six sons had been born to him, and that he would see them before he should die but that in ; Isaac his name and seed should be called.
And all the seed of his [other] sons will become Gentiles and will be numbered with the Gentiles but from the sons of Isaac ; one shall become a holy seed and shall not be numbered among the Gentiles.
For he shall become the' portion of the Most High, and among those of whom God is ruler will be his abode and all his seed, that it become a seed of the Lord, a nation of inheritance among all the nations, and that it may be a kingdom and a priesthood and a holy nation. No data shared with third parties Learn more about how developers declare sharing. No data collected Learn more about how developers declare collection. Data is encrypted in transit. You can request that data be deleted. I use this book for use in my theological research.
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WebAug 18, ï¿½ï¿½ The Book of Jubilees, sometimes called Lesser Genesis (Leptogenesis), is an ancient Jewish religious work of 50 chapters, considered canonical by the Ethiopian . WebTHE BOOK OF JUBILEES THIS is the history of the division of the days of the Torah and of the testimony, of the events of the years, of their (year) weeks, festivals of the covenant, . WebMay 23, ï¿½ï¿½ Book Of Jubilees PDF Free Download Introduction The Book of Jubilees, sometimes called Lesser Genesis or Leptogenesis (Greek Laougenesia), is an ancient .