THE BOOK OF DIVISIONS
Lord summons Moses.
the first year of the exodus of the children of Israel from Egypt, in the 3rd
month on the 16th of that month, the Lord spoke to Moses saying;
up to Me on the mountain and I shall give you two stone tablets of the law and
commandments which I have written so that you may teach them.”
went up to the mountain of the Lord, and the glory of the Lord dwelt upon mount
Sinai, and a cloud overshadowed it for six days.
4. And He
called to Moses on the seventh day from the midst of the cloud, and the
appearance of the glory of the Lord was like fire burning on top of the
was on the mountain forty days and nights, and the Lord revealed to him both
what was in the beginning and what was to be in the future.
6. And He
said "Set your mind on everything which I shall tell you on this mountain,
and write it in a book, so that their descendants might see that I have not
abandoned them on account of all the evil which they have done in transgressing the covenant which I am establishing between you and Me on mount Sinai for
The Lord establishing His justification.
it will be that when all these things happen to them they will know that I have
been more righteous than they in all their judgments and deeds, and they will
know that I truly have been with them.
8. And now
write for yourself all these words which I shall cause you to know today, for I
know their rebelliousness and their stubbornness before I cause them to enter
into the land which I swore to their father’s Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob
give to your seed a land flowing of milk and honey, and they will eat, and being
satisfied they will turn to strange gods, to such as cannot save them from any
of their afflictions.
10. And this
testimony will be heard in witness against them, for they will forget all of My
commandments, indeed, everything, which I shall command them.
they will walk after the Gentiles and their defilement and shame serving their
gods, which will become a scandal for them, and an affliction, and torment, and
12. And they
will be seized and be destroyed, falling into the hands of the enemy, because
they forsook My commandments and My ordinances and the feast of My covenants,
and My Sabbath.
will forsake My sacred place which I sanctified for Myself among them, and also
my tabernacle, and My sanctuary which I sanctified for Myself in the midst of
the land so that I might set my name upon it, and I might dwell with them.
they will make for themselves high places, groves, and carved idols, and each of
them will worship his own idol - so as to go astray.
15. And they
will sacrifice their children to the demons, and to every work of the error of
16. And I
will send witnesses to them so I might witness to them, but they will not hear,
but even kill My witnesses.
will persecute those who search out the law, and will neglect everything, and
perform evil in My sight.
18. And I
will hide my face from them, and give them over in the power of the nations to
be captive, and for plunder, and to be devoured.
19. And I
shall remove them from the midst of the land, and scatter them among the
nations, and they will forget all of My commandments, and all of My judgments,
and they will err concerning new moons, sabbaths, festivals, jubilees, and
Afterwards they will turn to
from among the nations with all their heart, and with all their soul, and with
all their might.
21. And I shall gather them from the
midst of all the nations, and they will seek Me so that I may be found by them -
when they seek Me with all their heart and with all their soul.
shall I reveal to them an abundance of peace in righteousness, and I shall
transplant them as a righteous plant with all My heart and soul.
23. And they
will be a blessing - and not a curse, they will be the head and not the tail,
and I shall build My sanctuary in their midst, and dwell with them, and be their
God, and they will be My people truly and rightly.
I shall not forsake them, nor be alienated from them, because; I am the Lord
fell upon his face and prayed saying; "O Lord my God, do not abandon Thy
people and Thy inheritance to walk in.
deliver them into the hands of their enemies - the Gentiles, lest they rule over
them causing them to sin against Thee.
27. But let
Thy mercy O Lord be lifted up over Thy people. And create for them an upright spirit, so as not to let the
spirit of Beliar to rule them and accuse them before Thee, and to ensnare them
from every path of righteousness whereby they will be destroyed from before
28. For they
are Thy people and Thy inheritance whom Thou did save by great might from the
hand of the Egyptians, but create for them a pure heart and a Holy Spirit, not
letting them be ensnared by their sins - henceforth and forever."
Lord said to Moses; "I know their contrariness and their thoughts, and
their stubbornness, and they will not obey until they acknowledge their sins,
and the sins of their fathers.
this they will return to me in all uprightness, and with all heart and soul, and
I shall cut off the foreskin of the heart of their descendants.
Then shall I create for them a Holy Spirit, and purify them so that
they will not turn away from following Me from that day into forever.
souls will cleave to Me, and to all My commandments, and they will perform My
shall be a Father to them, and they will be sons to Me, and they will be called,
"Sons of the living God".
angel and spirit will know and acknowledge that they are "My sons",
and that I am their Father in uprightness and righteousness, and I shall love
Moses write for yourself all that I make known to you on this mountain, from
what was in the beginning to what will be at end.
36. And all
that will happen in the division of the days which are in the law and testimony
throughout their weeks according to the jubilees forever, until I descend and
shall dwell with them in all ages of eternity."
the Lord said to the angel of his presence; "Write for Moses from the first
creation until my sanctuary is build in their midst forever and ever.
Then I will appear in sight of all, and everyone will know that I am
the God of Israel, the Father of all the children of Jacob, and King upon mount
Zion forever, and Zion and Jerusalem will be holy.”
3. And the
angel of Gods presence that went before the camp of Israel wrote the tablets of
the division of the years from the time of the creation of the law and testimony
after their weeks of jubilees to the day of the new creation.
heaven and earth and all their creatures shall be renewed according to the
powers of heaven, and according to the whole nature of the earth until the
sanctuary of the Lord is created in Jerusalem upon mount Zion.
time all the lights will be renewed for healing, and for peace, and for a
blessing for all the elect of Israel, in order that it may be so from that day
into all the days of the earth.
6. And the
angel of God’s presence spoke to Moses by the word of the Lord saying;
“Write the whole account of creation that in six days the Lord God completed
all his work, all that He created.
7. And He
observed a Sabbath on the seventh day, and sanctified it for all and He set it
for a sign for all his works.
the first day He created the heavens which are above, and the earth, and the
waters, and all of the spirits which minister before Him, namely;
angels of His presence, the angels of sanctification, the angels of the spirit
of fire, the angels of the spirit of the winds, the angels of the spirit of the
clouds, and of darkness, and of snow, of hail, and of frost.
10. And the
angels of the resounding of thunder, and of lightning, the angels of the spirit
of cold and of heat, and of winter and springtime, of harvest and summer.
the spirits of His creatures which are in heaven, and
on earth, as well as the abyss and darkness, both evening and night, and
light, both dawn and daylight, which He prepared in the knowledge of His heart.
12. Then He
beheld his works, and we blessed Him and offered praise before Him on account of
all His works, for on this first day He made seven great works.
13. And on
the second day He made the firmament in the midst of the water, and the
waters on that day were divided, one half going up above, and one half
going down beneath the firmament in the midst over the surface of all the earth.
14. This one work only He made on the second day,
and on the third He did as He said to the waters; Let them gather into one place
from the whole surface of the earth, and let the dry land appear.
waters did as He said, they turned aside from upon the surface of the earth into
one place in the midst thereof, and dry land appeared.
day it was that He created all the seas for it, each in their gathering places,
and also all of the rivers, and the places of the gathering of the waters on the
mountains in all of the earth.
17. And all
of the ponds, and the dew of the earth, and the seed which is sown, and
everything which is eaten, the trees which bear fruits, and other trees, as also
the garden of Eden in its place of luxury, and all plants.
four great species the Lord made on the third day. And on the fourth day He made the Sun and the Moon and the
stars, and He set them in the firmament of heaven so they might give light upon
the whole earth, and rule over the day and the night, separating light from
Lord set the Sun as a great sign for days, for sabbaths, for months, for feasts,
for years, and the Sabbath's of years, the jubilees, and for all the times of
20. And it separated light from darkness so that everything, which sprouts and grows
upon the earth, might surely prosper. These
three kinds He made on the fourth day.
21. And on
the fifth day He created the great sea monsters in the midst of the depths of
the waters. For these were made by
His hands as the first corporal beings, and also all the fish, which move in the
waters, and all the birds that fly, all their kind.
22. And the
sun rose above them to make them prosper, and above everything which was on the
earth, everything that sprouts from the earth, over every tree, which bear
fruit, and over all flesh. These
three kinds He made on the fifth day.
23. And on
the sixth day He made all the beasts of the earth, and all the cattle, and
everything, which moves upon the earth.
all of this He made man, as male and female He made them, and gave him
dominion over everything which was upon the earth and which was in the seas.
everything, which flies, and over beast and cattle, over everything, which moves
upon the earth or above the whole earth, over all these He gave him dominion.
four kinds He made on the sixth day, the total being twenty-two kinds.
He completed all of his works on the sixth day, everything that is in the
heavens and the earth, the sea and the depths, and what is in the light and in
the darkness, and in every place.
He gave us a great sign; the Sabbath-day, so that we might work six days, and
observe a Sabbath from all work on the seventh day.
2. And He told us, all of the angels of His presence, and to the angels of sanctification, these two great kinds, that we might keep the Sabbath with Him in heaven and on earth.
3. And He
said to us; “Behold, I shall separate for myself a people from among all the
nations, and they also will keep the Sabbath.
will sanctify them for Myself, and bless them just as I have sanctified and
shall sanctify the Sabbath day for Myself, thus shall I bless them.
5. And they
will be My people, and I will be their God, and I have chosen the seed of Jacob
from among all that I have seen, and have recorded him as my firstborn son, and
sanctified him for Myself forever and ever.
will make known to them the Sabbath, so that they might observe a Sabbath
from all work.”
therefore He created a sign by which they might keep the Sabbath with us on the
seventh day to eat and drink and bless the One who created all things.
These He blessed and sanctified for Himself, a people whom He chose from
all nations, that they might keep the Sabbath together with us.
8. And He
caused their desires to go up as a pleasing fragrance, being acceptable before
were twenty-two chief men from Adam until Jacob, and twenty-two kinds of works,
which were made before the seventh day.
10. The first
are blessed and sanctified, and the latter also, one was like the other in
respect to sanctification and blessing.
was granted to the former, the first mentioned, that they should always be the
blessed and sanctified one's of the testimony and the law, just as He had
sanctified and blessed a Sabbath on the seventh day.
created heaven and earth, everything in six days, and the Lord made the seventh
day holy for all His works.
He therefore commanded concerning it; Let everyone who will do any
work therein die; that whosoever defile it let him surely die.
14. And you
Moses, command the children of Israel that they guard this day, that they may
sanctify it not to perform work therein, that they do not defile it, since it is
more holy than any day.
therefore that pollutes it, let him surely die forever, so that the children of
Israel might guard this day throughout their generations, and not be uprooted
from the land.
It is a
holy and blessed day, and every man who guards it, to keep therein a Sabbath
from all his work will, like us, always be holy and blessed.
to the children of Israel, and make known to them the judgment of that day, that
they will keep the Sabbath thereon, and not forsake it in the error of their
18. It is not
permitted to perform unlawful work thereon, to perform one's own pleasure
thereon, that on it they do not prepare anything to be eaten or to drink which
was not prepared for themselves on the sixth day.
19. You shall
not draw water, or bring it in, or take out any work to bring within their
dwellings, which is carried in by their gates.
shall not bring in nor take out from house to house on that day, for that day is
more holy and more blessed than any day of the jubilee of Jubilees.
heaven kept the Sabbath on this day before it was made known to any human to
keep the Sabbath thereon upon the earth. The
Creator of all blessed it, but He did not sanctify any
people or nation to keep the Sabbath, with the single exception of Israel.
alone He granted that they might eat and drink and keep the Sabbath thereon upon
23. And the
Creator of all whom created this day for a blessing and sanctification and
glory, He blessed it more than all days.
24. This law
and testimony was given to the children of Israel as an eternal law for their
in six days of the second week, by the word of the Lord, we brought to Adam all
the beast and the cattle, and of all the birds, of everything which moves upon
the earth and in the water.
brought each one according to its kind, and its likeness, the beasts on the
first day, the cattle on the second, the birds on the third, and everything
other thing that moves upon the earth on the fourth, and that which moves in the
water on the fifth day.
3. And Adam
named all of them each one according as he named them; it became their name.
during these five days Adam was observing all of these, male and female
according to every kind, which was on the earth.
was alone, finding none that would be for himself, or who would be help for him.
Lord said to us; “It is not good that man should be
alone, let us make for him a helper who is like him.”
Lord our God cast a deep sleep upon him, and while he slept the Lord took one
bone from the midst of his bones for the woman.
rib was the origin of the woman from the midst of his bones, and He built up the
flesh in place of it, and constructed a woman.
awakened Adam from his sleep, and awakening he stood up on the sixth day, and He
brought her to him, and he knew her, and said to her;
is bone of my bone, and flesh of my flesh, this one will be called "my
wife", because she was taken from her husband.
a man and a woman shall be one, therefore also it shall be that a
man shall leave his father and mother and will join with his wife, and they will
become one flesh.
It was in
the first week that Adam was created, and also the rib - his wife, and in the
second week He showed her to him.
was the commandment given to observe seven days for a male, but for a female
twice seven days in their impurity.
14. And after
forty days were completed for Adam, in the land where he was created, we brought
him into the Garden of Eden so that he might work it and guard it.
15. And on the eight day his wife was brought in,
after this she entered the Garden of Eden.
was the command written in the heavenly tablets for one who bears; If she bears
a male, she shall remain seven days in her impurity, like the first seven days,
and thirty-three days she shall remain in the blood of her impurity.
not touch anything holy, and shall not enter the sanctuary until she has
completed these days, which are in accord for bearing a male child.
when she bears a female child, it is two weeks, like the first two weeks, and
sixty-six days she shall remain in her impurity, the total of eighty days.
therefore she completed these eighty days, we brought her into the Garden of
Eden, since it is a land more holy than any land, and every tree planted therein
ordinance therefore of these days were ordained for anyone who bears a male or
female that she might not touch anything holy, and might not enter the sanctuary
until these days are completed.
the law and the testimony, which is written for Israel so they might keep it
during that first week of jubilee Adam and his wife had been in the Garden of
Eden for seven years tilling and guarding it.
23. And we
gave him work and were teaching him how to do everything which was obvious for
tilling, and he tilled, and was naked, but he neither knew it nor was he
guarding the garden from the birds and beasts and cattle, and gathering its
fruits and eating, and he used to set aside a remainder for himself and his
wife, and guarded what was set aside.
the end of seven years, seven years exactly, in the second month, on the 17th
day, the serpent came and drew near to the woman.
serpent said to the woman; "The Lord commanded you that you shall not eat
from any tree in the garden." And
the Lord said, eat from all the trees in the garden except you shall not eat of
the tree which is in the midst of the garden, nor even shall you touch it lest you die."
serpent said; "It is not that you shall surely die, for the Lord knows that
on the day that you eat of it - your eyes will be opened, and you will be like
gods, you will know good and evil."
29. And the
woman saw the tree that it was pleasing to the eye, and its fruit good to eat,
and she took of it and ate.
30. And she
first covered herself with a fig-leaf, then she gave it to Adam, and he eating
his eyes were opened, and he saw that he was naked, and taking a fig-leaf and
sewing it, he made an apron for himself, so covering his shame.
Lord cursed the serpent, and was angry with it forever, and He was angry with
the woman also, because she had listened to the voice of the serpent and had
said to her; "Bear children in grief, and to your husband is your return,
and he will rule over you".
Adam He said; "Because you listened to the voice of your wife, and ate from
the tree, which I commanded you not to eat, the land shall be cursed because of
34. Eat your
bread in the sweat of your face until you return to the earth from which you
were taken, because earth you are, and to the earth you will return."
made for them garments of skin, dressing them, and sent them from the Garden of
the day when Adam went out from the Garden of Eden, in the morning with the
rising of the sun, he offered a sweet smelling sacrifice, frankincense,
Galbanum, stacte, and spices.
37. And on
that day, the mouths of the beasts, cattle, and birds, and whatever walked or
moved, was stopped from speaking, for all of them used to speak with one another
in one language.
38. And He
sent all flesh which was in the garden out of it, and they were scattered each
one according to its kind, and each one according to its family into the place
which was created for them.
all the beasts and the cattle He granted to Adam alone that he might cover his
it is commanded in the heavenly tablets to all who
desire to know the judgments of the law, that they should cover their shame, and
not be uncovered as the Gentiles are uncovered.
the first day of the fourth month Adam and his wife went out from the Garden of
Eden and dwelt in the land of Elda, in the land of their creation.
42. And Adam
named his wife Eve, and they had no son until after the first jubilee, when he
knew her. And he tilled the land as
he had been taught in the Garden of Eden.
the third week of the second jubilee then she bore Cain, and Abel was born in
the fourth and Awan his daughter in the fifth week.
the beginning of the third jubilee Cain killed Abel because the sacrifice of
Abel was accepted, but the offering of Cain was not accepted.
3. He then
killed him in the field, and his blood cried out from the earth to heaven making
accusations because he had killed him.
4. And the
Lord rebuked Cain on account of the murder of Abel, and made him a fugitive on
earth for the blood of his brother, and cursed him upon the earth.
is it written in the heavenly tablets; “Cursed is one who strikes his fellow
with malice, and all who have seen and heard - shall say; so be it, and the man who saw - but does not report it,
shall be cursed like him.”
when we come before the Lord our God, we will make known
all of the sins, which occur in heaven and on earth, and which are in the light,
in darkness, or in any place.
and his wife mourned four weeks of years on account of Abel, and in the 4th year
of the 5th week they rejoiced.
8. And Adam
knew his wife, and she bore a son for him, and he named him Seth, because he
said, The Lord has raised up another seed for us upon the earth in place of
9. And in
the sixth week he begot Azura his daughter, and Cain took his sister Awan to
wife, and she bore him Enoch at the end of the 4th jubilee.
the first year of the first week of the 5th jubilee buildings were constructed
in the land, Cain built a city and named it with the name of his son Enoch.
11. And in
the 5th week of the 5th jubilee Seth took Azura his sister as wife, and in the
7th year of that week she bore for him Enos, he then was the first to call the
name of the Lord upon the earth.
12. And in
the 7th jubilee, in the 3rd week, Enos took Noam his sister as wife, and she
bore a son for him in the 3rd year of the 4th week, and he named him Kenan.
13. And at
the end of the 8th jubilee, Kenan took for himself a wife Mu'aleleth, his
sister, and she bore a son for him in the 7th week in the 3rd year thereof, and
he called him Mahalalel.
the second week of the 10th jubilee, Mahalalel took for himself to wife Dinah,
the daughter of Sarakiel daughter of his father's brother, and she bore a son
for him in the 3rd year of the 2nd week.
15. And he
called him Jared, because in his days the angels of the Lord, who were called
"Watchers,” came down to the earth in order to teach the sons of men, and
to perform judgments that are not right upon the earth.
the 13th jubilee Jared took for himself a wife whose name was Baraka, daughter
of Rasuyal, the daughter of his fathers brother, and she bore a son for him in
the 4th week of the first year of the jubilee, and he called him Enoch.
was the first from among the sons of men that were born upon the earth, who
learned writing and knowledge and wisdom.
And he wrote down the signs of heaven according to their months, so
that the sons of men might know the times of the years according to their order,
each of their months.
first to write a testimony, to testify to the children of men throughout the
generations of the earth, and he recounted the weeks according to their times.
the days of the year known and set the months in order, and the Sabbaths of the
year just as we made it known to him.
his sleep, in a vision, he saw what was, and what will be, as it will occur
among the children of men in their generations until the day of judgment.
22. He saw
and knew everything, and writing his testimony he
deposited it upon the earth against all the children of men and their
23. And in
the 14th jubilee, he took for himself a wife whose name was Edna, daughter of
his father's brother Daniel, and in the 2nd year of the 6th week, she bore a son
for him, and he called him; Methuselah.
24. He then
was with the angels of God, and they showed him everything, which is on earth
and in heaven, in the dominion of the sun.
wrote down everything, and bore witness to the watchers, the ones who sinned
with the daughters of men, for they began to mingle themselves with the
daughters of men, in which they were polluted.
bore against all of them, and was taken from the children of men, and we led him
to the Garden of Eden for greatness and for honor.
behold; he is there writing the condemnations and judgments of the world, of all
the evils of the children of men.
because of him - none of the waters of the flood came upon the whole land of
Eden. For he was put there for a
sign, and so that he might bear witness against all the children of men, and
that he might relate all of the deeds of the generations until the day of
evening, at the holy place on mount Quator, he offered the incense which is
acceptable before the Lord, for the Lord has four places on earth, the garden of
Eden, the mountain of the east, and this mountain on which you are this day,
Zion will be sanctified in the new creation for the sanctification of the earth,
on this account the earth will be sanctified from all sin and pollution
throughout all generations forever.
the 18th jubilee Methuselah took as his wife Edna, daughter of Azri'al his
father's brother, and in the 4th week, in the 3rd year thereof he begot a son
and called him Lamech.
the 22nd jubilee, in the first week, Lamech took a wife for himself whose name
was Betenos, daughter of Baraki'l, the daughter of his father's brother.
that week, she bore him a son and called him Noah, saying: This one will console
me from my grief and from all my labor, and from the land, which the Lord
34. And in
the 19th jubilee in the 5th week, in the 2nd year Adam died, he lacked 70 years
from 1000 years, for 1000 years are like one day in the testimony of heaven.
was it written concerning the tree of knowledge; in the day that you eat of it
you will die, wherefore he did not complete the years of this day.
the end of that jubilee, Cain was killed one year after him, his house falling
upon him, thus he died in the midst of his house, he was killed by stones,
because he killed Abel with a stone, so he was killed by a righteous judgment.
is it ordained in the heavenly tablets: With the weapons where-with a man kills
his fellow he will be killed, like as he wounded him, thus shall they do to him.
38. And Noah
took a wife for himself whose name was Emzara, daughter of Rake'el, of his
father's brother, and in the 2nd week of the 32nd jubilee, in the first year,
she bore for him Shem, and thereafter Ham, and Japheth.
then the children of men began to multiply on the surface of the earth, and
daughters were born to them, it came to pass that the angels of the Lord saw
that they were good to look at.
2. And they
took wives for themselves from those, of whom they chose, and they bore children
for them, and they were giants.
injustice increased upon the earth, all flesh corrupted its way, man, cattle,
beasts, and birds, and all that walks on the earth.
began to corrupt their way and ordinances, and began to eat one another, so grew
injustice upon the earth, and the imagination of the thoughts of all mankind was
thus continually evil.
Lord saw the earth that it was corrupted, all flesh having corrupted its order,
that all who were on earth had done every sort of evil in His sight.
said; I will wipe out man, and all flesh, which I have created, from the surface
of the earth. Noah alone however
found favor in the sight of the Lord.
against His angels, which He had sent to the earth, He was very angry; He
commanded that they be uprooted from all their dominion.
8. And He
told us to bind them in the depths of the earth, and they are bound in the midst
thereof, and thus isolated.
against their children a word went forth from before His presence that He might
smite them with the sword, to remove them from under heaven.
10. And He
said; my Spirit shall not dwell upon man forever, for they are flesh, their days
will be 120 years.
sent His sword among them so that each one might kill his fellow, and they began
to kill one another until they all fell by the sword, and were wiped out from
the face of the earth.
parents watched, and were bound in the depths of the earth forever until the day
of great judgment in order that judgment be executed upon all those who
corrupted their way and deeds before the Lord.
out everyone from their places, with not one remaining whom He did not judge
according to all his wickedness.
14. And He
made for all his works a new and righteous nature, so that they might not sin in
all their nature forever, so they might all be righteous, each in his kind
judgment of all of them was ordained and written in the heavenly tablets without
injustice. If therefore anyone
transgresses from their way, with respect to that which was ordained for them to
walk in, or if they do not walk in it, the judgment for every nature and kind
has been written.
16. And there
is nothing excluded of what is in heaven or on earth, or in the light, or
darkness, or in hell, or in the depths, or in the place of darkness, all their
judgments are ordained, written, and engraved.
17. He will
judge concerning everyone, the great according to his greatness, and the small
according to his smallness, each according to his way, and He is not One who
accepts persons, nor who accepts gifts - when He says; that He will execute
judgment upon each one.
one gave everything, which is in the earth, He would not accept gifts or
persons, or anything from his hand, because He is a righteous judge.
the children of Israel it has been ordained and written, if they return to Him
in righteousness, He will forgive all of their sins, and pardon all their
20. It is written and ordained; He will have mercy on all who return from
all their error once each year, but to any of them that were before the flood,
who corrupted their way and their counsel, He did not show partiality, except
21. He showed
him favor for the sake of his sons, saving them from the waters of the flood,
and for his sake, his heart being righteous, in all ways just as it was
commanded concerning him, for he did not transgress anything which was ordained
Lord said; Let everything which is upon dry land be blotted out, cattle beasts,
the birds of heaven, and whatever moves on the earth, and He commanded Noah to
make an ark for himself that he might save himself from the water of the flood.
23. And Noah
made an ark in all respect as He commanded him, and he entered it on the 10th of
the second month, and all that we brought to him entered into the ark.
24. And the
Lord shut-up the ark from the outside, and on the 17th the Lord opened the seven
floodgates of heaven, and the mouths of the great deep were also seven in
floodgates sent down water from heaven for forty days and forty nights, and the
springs of the deep sent up water until the whole world was full of water.
26. And the
water stayed upon the surface of the earth five months, which is 150 days, and
the ark came to rest on top of Lubar, one of the mountains of Ararat.
the 4th month the springs of the deep were closed, and the floodgates of heaven
were held shut, and on the head of the 7th month the mouths of the depths of the
earth were opened, and the water began to flow into them.
28. And on
the first of the 10th month, the heads of the mountains appeared, and on the
first of the first month the land appeared, the water drying up from the earth.
the 17th day in the second month, the land was dry, and on the 27th day of that
month he opened the ark and sent out its beasts and cattle and birds, and
on the first day of the third month in coming from the ark, Noah build an altar
on that mountain, and made atonement for the land.
He took the kid of a goat and made atonement with its blood for all the
sins of the land, because everything which was on it had been blotted out,
except those that were with him in the ark.
And he took a calf, a goat, and a lam,
a turtledove, and young
dove, and offered up a burnt offering on the altar, upon them he placed an
offering kneaded with oil.
sprinkled wine, and placed frankincense upon everything offering a sweet aroma
pleasing before the Lord.
Lord smelled the sweet aroma, and He made a covenant with him, that there might
not be floodwater again to destroy the earth in all the days thereof.
That seed and harvest shall not cease, nor cold, heat, summer, winter,
day and night will not change their ordinance, nor cease forever.
for you, the Lord said to him, increase and multiply on the earth, and become
many upon it, and I will set your fear and terror upon everything, which is on
the land or in the sea. And behold;
I give you all the beasts, and all that flies, and what moves upon the earth and
in the water, the fish, and everything, for food, as also the green herbs that
you might eat.
flesh with its life, with blood, you shall not eat, for the life of the flesh is in the blood, lest your
blood be sought for your life.
the hand of every man, from the hand of every creature, I will seek the blood of
a man, whosoever therefore pours out the blood of man by man his blood will be
poured out, because in the image of God He made Adam.
8. As for
you, increase and become many in the land, and Noah and his sons swore that they
would not eat any blood, which was in any flesh, making a covenant at that time
before the Lord God for all the generations of the earth
therefore spoke to you Moses that you also might make a covenant with the
children of Israel with an oath, in this month, upon the mountain.
And you will sprinkle blood upon them on account of all the words of the
covenant, which the Lord made with them for all time.
testimony is written concerning you so that you might keep it always, lest you
eat any blood of the beasts or of birds, or cattle throughout all the days of
11. And the man who consumes any blood shall be uprooted, he and his
seed, from the earth, command therefore the children of Israel not to eat any blood that
their names and seed might be before the Lord God always.
12. And there is no limit of days for this law, because it is forever,
they shall keep it for their generations that they might make supplication on
your behalf with blood before the altar every day.
13. At the
hour of daybreak and at evening they shall seek atonement on your behalf
continually before the Lord, so they may guard it, and not be rooted out.
gave a sign to Noah and his children that there would not again be a flood upon
the earth, He set up His bow in the clouds for a sign of the covenant that the
waters should not destroy, forever, all the days of the earth.
The feast of Shebuot,
it is ordained and written in the heavenly tablets that they should observe the
feast of Pentecost in this month once each year, in order to renew the covenant.
This feast was celebrated in heaven from the day of creation until the days of Noah,
and Noah and his sons kept it until the death of Noah.
children of the sons of Noah however corrupted it, except for Abraham, he alone
kept it, and also Isaac, and Jacob, and his sons until your days Moses.
in your days, the children of Israel forgot it until you renewed it for them on
this mountain, command therefore the children of Israel that they might keep
this feast in all their generations as a commandment to them.
19. One day
each year, in this month (Sivan), they shall celebrate
the feast, for it is the feast of weeks, and the feast of first fruits,
this feast is twofold, of two natures as it is written and engraved.
wrote for you in the first book of the law that you might observe it in each of
its appointed times. And I have
told you its sacrificial offering so that the children of Israel might remember
them, and observe them in their generations, in this month one-day each year.
21. The days
of remembrance then are on the first of the first, the fourth, the seventh, and
the tenth month, these are the appointed days in the four parts of the year.
22. They are written and inscribed for an eternal witness, and Noah
ordained them for himself as feasts for eternal generations, because they were a
memorial for him.
23. On the
first of the first month he was told to make the ark, and on it the land dried
up, and he opening up - saw the land.
the first of the fourth month the mouths of the abyss were shut, and on the
first of the seventh month the mouths of the depths of the earth were opened
wherein the water began to go down into them.
25. And on
the first of the tenth month the heads of the mountains appeared and Noah
rejoiced, therefore he ordained them for himself as feasts of remembrance
forever, and thus they are ordained.
26. And they
set them upon the heavenly tablets, each one of them thirteen weeks from one
another of the remembrances.
27. All of
the days commanded will be 52 weeks of days, which in them completes a year,
thus it is ordained and engraved in the heavenly tablets, and
there is no transgressing for a single year, from year to year.
2. Thus they
will not corrupt a feast, but if they are transgressed by not observing them
according to the commandment, they will corrupt all their times, the years will
be moved from this order and will transgress their ordinances.
And the sons of Israel, all of them, will
forget, and not find the way of the years, and they will forget the heads, the
times, and the Sabbaths, corrupting the ordinances of the years.
4. For I
know, and I am letting you know, but not from my heart - since the book is
before me, that it is thus ordained in the heavenly tablets of the division of
will be those that examine the moon which will corrupt the times because, it
advances ten days from year to year, thereby the years will come to them as they
corrupt it, making a day of testimony a reproach, profaning a day of festival.
6. They will
mix up everything, twisting the months, the Sabbaths, the feasts and jubilees,
therefore I command you, and bear witness to you, that you may bear witness to
7. For after you die, your sons will be
corrupted, and not make a year only 364 days, wherefore they will twist the
times, and they will eat the blood with the flesh.
8. And in
the 7th week, in the first year of that jubilee, Noah planted a vine on the
mountain where the ark rested, mount Lubar, and in the fourth year it produced
9. And he
guarded its fruit and picked of it in the seventh month, and made wine of it,
and putting it in a vessel he kept it till the fifth year until the first day of
the first month.
10. On that
day he made a feast with rejoicing, and made a burnt offering to the Lord, one
male calf, one ram, a lamb of seven years, and one kid of the
goats in order that he might seek atonement for himself and for his sons.
first prepared the kid, placing some of the blood on the flesh on the altar,
which he had made, and all of the fat of the bull, and the ram and the lamb he
offered upon the altar.
12. He placed
all their sacrifice upon it kneaded with oil, after that he sprinkled wine in
the fire of the altar, and presented frankincense offering a sweet odor pleasing
before the Lord his God.
13. And he
drank some of that wine, he and his sons, with rejoicing, and evening having
come he went to his tent and lay down drunk, and slept, being uncovered in his
tent as he was sleeping.
14. And Ham
saw his father Noah naked, and going out he told his two brothers and Shem took
his garment, he and Japheth, and placing the garment on their shoulders turning
backwards they covered the shame of their father their faces backwards.
15. And Noah
awakening knew everything which his sons had done to him, and he cursed his son
saying; "Cursed is Canaan, let him be an enslaved servant to his
blessed Shem saying; "May the Lord God of Shem be blessed, and may Canaan
be his servant, may the Lord enlarge Japheth, and let him dwell in the tents of
Shem, and let Canaan be his servant.
Noah began to command his grandsons with ordinances and commandments, and all of
the judgments, which he knew, bearing witness to his sons that they might do
justice, and cover the shame of their flesh.
2. And that
they bless the One who created them, and honor father and mother, and each one
to love his neighbor, and to preserve themselves from fornication and from
pollution, and from all injustice.
account of these three the flood came upon the earth, the fornication that the
watchers did with the daughters of men, apart from the mandate of their
did in taking wives whosoever they chose, and they begot giant sons, the
Nephidim, and they all were dissimilar, and each one ate his own fellow, the
giants killed the Naphil, the Naphil, the Elyn, and the Elyn mankind, and man
everyone sold himself to do injustice and shed blood, so was the earth full
of injustice, and afterwards they sinned against beasts and birds and everything
that moves or walks upon the earth.
6. Thus they
shed much blood, and the thoughts and desires of men were continually
contemplating vanity and evil.
Lord blotted out everything from the face of the earth on account of the evil of
their deeds, and for the blood that they poured out in the land.
were left, I, and you my children, and all that entered in the ark with us, and
now behold; I see your deeds before me that you have not walked in
righteousness, but have begun to walk in paths of corruption.
you then will be separated from his neighbor, and be jealous of each other, I
behold that you will not be together O my sons, each one with his brother.
For I see
how the demons have begun to mislead you and your children, and now I fear for
your sakes that after I die, you will spill the blood of men upon the earth, and
you will be blotted out from the surface of the earth.
For all who eat the blood of man, or the blood of any flesh, will be
blotted out from the earth, no man who eats blood, or sheds the blood of man
will remain upon the earth.
seed nor prosperity will remain for him under heaven, for they will go down into
Sheol, into the place of judgment they will descend, in the darkness of the
depths will they be with a cruel death.
13. And let
no blood from anything be seen upon you on the day when you sacrifice any beast
or cattle, or from what flies upon the earth, but do a good deed for yourselves,
by covering that which will be poured out upon the surface of the earth.
14. You shall
not be like those who eat with blood, and beware lest
they should eat blood before you, but cover the blood, for thus it was
commanded to testify to you, and your children, and to all flesh.
15. You shall
not eat living flesh, lest your blood - which is your life, be sought by the
hand of all flesh that eats upon the earth.
16. For the
land will not be cleansed of any blood that is shed upon it, except by the blood
of him who sheds it, so it will be cleansed in all of its generations.
my children, and do justice and righteousness, that you might be planted in
righteousness on the face of the whole earth, that your honor may be seen before
my God who saved me from the water of the flood.
you will go and build cities for yourselves, and you will plant in them every
plant, which is upon the earth, and every tree, which bears fruit.
years then its fruit will not be gathered from everything, which may be eaten,
but in its fourth year its fruit will be gathered.
20. And offer
the first fruits acceptable before the Lord Most High, who made heaven and earth
and everything, that you may offer its juice, the first of the wine, and the
oil, as first-fruits upon the altar of the Lord, who will accept it.
21. And that
which is left - the servants of the house of the Lord will eat, before the
altar, which receives it, and in the seventh year, make its release, so that you
might release it in righteousness and uprightness.
will be righteous, and all your plants will be upright, for thus Enoch, the
father of your father, commanded Methuselah, his son, and Methuselah again his
son Lamech, and Lamech commanded me everything, which his fathers commanded him.
23. And I am
commanding you my sons just as Enoch commanded his sons in the first jubilees,
for while he was on earth in his seventh generation, he commanded and bore
witness to his son and his grandson until the day he departed.
in the 3rd week of that jubilee, the polluted demons began to lead the children
of Noah astray, leading them to folly, to destroy them
sons of Noah came and told their father about the demons that were leading
astray, and blinding, and killing his grandchildren.
3. And he
prayed before the Lord his God saying; "O God of the spirits which are in
all flesh, Thou who has acted mercifully with me saving me and my sons from the
water of the flood to not let us perish, as Thou did with the children of
4. For great
was Thy grace upon me, and great was Thy mercy upon my soul, let now Thy grace
be lifted up upon my sons, let not the evil spirits rule over them, lest they
destroy them from the earth.
5. But bless
me and my sons, let us grow and increase to fill the earth, Thou O Lord know
what Thy watchers, the fathers of these spirits, did in my days, and these
spirits also, that are alive.
6. Shut them
up, take them to the place of judgment, and do not let them rule over the
spirits of the living, for Thou alone knows their judgment, let them not O Lord
have power over the children of the righteous henceforth and forever.
Lord God spoke to us that we might bind all of them, but the chief of the
spirits, Mastema, came and said; "O Lord Creator, leave some of them before
me, and let them obey me to do all that I tell them.
8. For if
not some of them are left for me, I will not be able to exercise the authority
of my will among the children of men."
9. And the
Lord said; "Let a tenth remain before him, but let nine parts go down into
the place of judgment."
told us to teach Noah all of their healing, for He knew that they would not walk
uprightly, and not strive righteously.
11. And we
acted in accord with all His words, we bound all of the evil one’s, which were
cruel in the place of judgment, but left a tenth so they might be subject to
Satan upon the earth.
12. And we
instructed Noah concerning the healing of all their illnesses, with their
seductions, so that he might heal by means of the herbs of the earth.
13. And Noah
wrote everything in a book just as we taught him according to every kind of
healing. Thus the evil spirits were
restrained from following the sons of Noah.
gave everything which he wrote to Shem, his oldest son, for he loved him more
than all his sons.
slept with his fathers and was buried on mount Lubar, in the land of Ararat; he
completed 19 jubilees, 950 years, on account of his righteousness in which he
on earth was more excellent than any except Enoch, for the work of Enoch had
been created as a witness to the generations of the world that he might report
every deed of each generation in the day of judgment.
17. Ham then
and his sons went into the land that was his possession, but Canaan saw the land
of Lebanon, as far as the river of Egypt, that it was good, and he did not go
into the land of his inheritance, but dwelt in Lebanon.
18. And Ham,
his father, and Cush, and Mizraim, his brothers said to him; "You have
dwelt in the land which is not yours, nor did it come forth for us by lot.
19. Do not therefore do this, for if you do, you and your children will fall
in the land and be cursed with sedition, for by sedition you have dwelt, and by
sedition your children will fall, and you will be uprooted forever.
Do not dwell in the dwelling of Shem, for it came to
and his sons by lot. And you are
cursed, and you will be cursed more than all the sons of Noah by the curse,
which we swore with an oath before the Holy Judge, and before Noah our father.
would not listen to them, and dwelt in the land of Lebanon, from Hamath to the
entrance of Egypt he and his sons until this day, therefore is the land called
Japheth and his sons went towards the sea, and dwelt in the land of their
portion, but Madai seeing the land of the sea, it did not please him.
begging Elam, Ashur, and Arpachshad, he dwelt in the land of Media near his
wife's brother until this day, and he and his sons called their dwelling place;
Media, after the name of their father Madai.
3. And in
the 37th jubilee, Reu took a wife whose name was Ora, daughter of Ur, son of
Kesed, and she bore a son for him whom he called Seroh (Serug).
sons of Noah began fighting in order to enslave, and to kill each other, to pour
the blood of man upon the earth, and to eat blood, and to build fortified
cities, walls, and towers, to set-up kingdoms, and go to war.
5. And so it
was people against people, nation against nation, and city against city, and
they acquired weapons, and taught their sons to war, to take a city captive, and
to sell male and female slaves.
the son of Kesed, build the city of Ur of the Chaldees, naming it after his
name, and his father's name, and they made molten images for themselves, and
everyone worshipped the icon that they made for themselves.
7. Thus they
made graven images and polluted likenesses, and cruel spirits assisted them,
leading them astray so they might commit sin and pollution.
8. And their
prince Mastema, acted forcefully to do all this, sending the spirits that were
under him to practice all sorts of error, sin, and to destroy, to cause to
perish, and to pour blood out upon the earth.
did Reu call the name of his son, Serug, because everyone had turned back to
commit sin and transgression.
10. And Serug
grew-up and dwelt in Ur of the Chaldees near the father of his wife's mother,
and he used to worship idols, and he took a wife her name Melka, daughter of
Kaber, daughter of his father's brother, and she bore for him Nahor.
11. And Nahor
grew up and dwelt in Ur of the Chaldees, and his father taught him the
researches of the Chaldeans in order to practice divination and astrology
according to the signs of heaven.
12. And in
the 38th jubilee Nahor took a wife, her name Tyaska, daughter of Nestag of the
Chaldeans, and she bore for him Terah.
prince Mastema sent crows and other birds to eat the seeds, which was being sown
in the earth in order to spoil the earth, that he might rob mankind of their
14. The crows
picked the seeds off the surface of the earth as it was sown; therefore did he
call him Terah, since the crows were impoverishing them.
years then began to be barren because of the birds, for they also ate the fruit
of the trees from the groves, and if ever they were able to save a little from
all of the fruit of the earth in these days, it was with great effort.
16. And in
the 39th jubilee Terah took a wife whose name was Edna, daughter of Abram, of
his father's sister, and she bore a son for him, and he called him after the
name of his mother's father, because he died before his daughter conceived a
17. And the
lad began understanding the straying of the land that everyone went astray after
graven images and pollution, and his father taught him writing.
And he separated himself from his father to the intend that he might
not worship the idols with him, and he began to pray to the Creator of all that He might save him from
the straying of the sons of men.
the seed time arrived for sowing the land, they all were wont to go out together
that they might guard the seeds from the crows.
20. And Abram
went out also, and a cloud of crows came to eat the seeds, and Abram used to run
up to them before they settled upon the earth, and would call to them saying'
"Do not come down, return to the place from where you came."
21. And they
turned back, thus he caused a cloud of crows to turn back many times in that
day, and none of the crows settled on any of the field where Abram was.
22. And all
that were with him in the field saw as he was calling out, and his reputation
became great in all the land of Chaldea, and everyone who would sow, came to him
during that year.
used to go with them till the seed-time was passed, and they harvested enough
food in that year, and ate and were satisfied.
taught those that were making the implements for oxen, the skilled carpenters,
to make an implement facing the handle of the plow so they might place seed upon
25. And the
seed would go down into it unto the point of the plow, where it would be hidden
in the earth, after which they were no longer afraid of the crows, for they
sowed and tilled the earth as Abram showed them.
it came to pass that Abram spoke to Terah his father saying; O Father, what help
or advantage do we have from these idols before which you bow down and worship?
2. For there
is no spirit in them, they being mute, and being the misleading of the heart, do
not worship them. But rather the
God of heaven who sends rain and dew upon the earth, who makes everything upon
the earth and everything by His word and all life is in His presence.
3. Why do
you worship what has no spirit in them, works made by hands, and you carry them
on shoulders with no help from them for you. But rather they are a great shame for them who made them, and
for those who worship them in the misleading of the heart.
4. And his
father said to him; I know it my son, but what shall I do for the people who
made me a minister before them? If
I tell them the truth, they will kill me, for they love to worship and praise
them, be silent my son, lest they kill you.
5. And he
told this matter to his two brothers, and they were angry with him, and he kept
took a wife whose name was Sarai, daughter of his father.
And Haran his brother took a wife, and bore a son whom he called; Lot and
Nahor also took a wife.
the 60th year of his life Abram arose in the night and burned the house of
idols, while no man knew.
8. And as
they rose in the night to save the idols from the fire, Haran rushed in, and the
fire flared over him and was burned in the fire, and died in Ur of the Chaldees
before Terah his father, and they buried him there.
9. And Terah
left Ur of the Chaldees, he and his sons, to go into the land of Lebanon, into
the land of Canaan, and dwelt in Haran, and Abram dwelt with his father in law.
the first of the 7th month (day of memorial) Abram sat-up during the night that
he might look at the stars from evening till daybreak, that he might see what
the nature of the year would be in respect to rain.
And as he
was sitting alone, a word came in his heart saying.
All of the signs of the stars, the sun, and moon, are in the hand of the
Lord, why then am I looking?
For if He
desires, He will make it rain morning and evening, and if He desires not, it
will not, for everything is in His hand.
13. And he
prayed that night saying "My God, the Most High God, Thou alone art God to
me, Thou created everything, and everything which is, was the work of Thy hands,
and I have chosen Thy and Thy kingdom.
Save me from the hands of evil spirits which rule over the thoughts
of the heart of man,
let them not lead me astray from following Thee O my God, but establish
me and my seed forever, let us not go astray henceforth and forever."
said; "Shall I return to Ur of the Chaldees, where they seek me?
Or shall I dwell here in this place?
Make the straight path prosper before Thee in the hand of Thy servant,
that he might serve Thee, and let me not walk in the error of my heart O my
as he finished praying, the word of the Lord was sent to him by me saying,
"Come forth from your land and your kin, and from your father's house, into
the land, which I shall show you.
shall establish you as a great and numerous people, and bless you, and make your
name great, and you will be blessed in the land, and all the nations in the
earth will bless themselves by you.
whosoever blesses you, I shall bless, and whosoever curses you, I shall curse,
and I shall be God for you, and for your son, and your son sons, and for all
your seed, do not henceforth fear, for I will be your God always."
4. And the
Lord God said to me, "Open his mouth and his ears that he might speak in
the revealed language which ceased from the sons of men".
And I opened his mouth and ears, and I began to speak with him in Hebrew,
in the tongue of creation.
5. And he
took his father's books written in Hebrew, and he copied them, and began to
study them, and I caused him to know everything in which he was not able, and he
studied them in the six months of rain.
6. And Abram
told his father Terah that he was going from Haran to the land of Canaan that he
might see it, and return to him.
7. And Terah
said to him: Go in peace, may God eternal make your paths straight, and the Lord
be you, and protect you from all evil, may none of the sons of men rule over you
to do evil to you, go in peace.
you have seen a pleasant land in which to dwell, come and take me to you, and
take Lot the son of Haran your brother with you as a son to you, the Lord be
9. And Abram
went from Haran taking Sarai his wife and Lot his brother's son with him into
the land of Canaan, and they came to Ashur, and walked to Shechem, and dwelt by
a tall oak.
beholding the land he saw that it was very pleasant from the entrance of Hamath
to the tall oak, and the Lord said to him; "To you and your seed will I
give this land."
11. And he
build an altar there, and offered burnt offerings to the Lord who appeared to
him, and he went from there to the mountain, with Bethel to the west, and Ai to
the east, and pitched his tents there.
12. He saw
the land there that it was wide and very good, everything growing upon it,
vines, figs, pomegranate trees, oaks, ileses, terebints, olive trees, cedars,
cypress's, and date trees.
13. There was
every tree of the field, and there was water on the mountains, and he blessed
the Lord who brought him out of Ur of Chaldees bringing him into this land.
14. And on
the first of the first month, he build an altar on that mountain, and called on
the name of the Lord saying; Thou art my God, the eternal God.
15. And he
offered burnt offering to the Lord that He might be with him and not forsake him
all the days of his life.
Abram to Hebron and Egypt.
16. And he
arose from there going south to Hebron, which was then build, and dwelt there
two years, and he went to the land of the south as far as Bealoth.
17. And there
was a famine in the land; wherefore Abram went to Egypt in the 3rd year of the
week, and stayed in Egypt five years before his wife was taken from him.
Tanis of Egypt was build then, seven years after Hebron.
18. And it
came to pass when Pharaoh took Sarai, Abram’s wife.
That the Lord plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues on account
of Sarai, the wife of Abram.
19. And Abram
was honored with many possessions, sheep, oxen, asses, horses, camels, and male
and female servants, and with silver and much gold.
also had possessions, and Pharaoh returned Sarai, and he went out of the land of
Egypt, and went to the place where he had first pitched his tents, between
Bethel and Ai.
21. And he
blessed the Lord his God who brought him back in peace, and offered burnt
offerings saying; Thou O Lord God art my God forever and ever.
22. And Lot
separated from him, and dwelt in Sodom, and the men of Sodom were great sinners,
and Abram's heart was sad because of his brother's son, which had separated from
him, for Abram had no sons.
year then, when Lot was taken captive, the Lord spoke to Abram; Lift up your
eyes from the place where you are dwelling, towards the north, south, east, and
west, for all of the land which you see I will give to you and your seed
24. And I
will make your seed like the sand of the sea, if any man is able to number the
grains of sand of the earth, he would not yet be able to number your seed.
Arise, walk the land in its length and width, see all of it, for to your
seed will I give it.
Abram at Hebron.
Abram went to Hebron and dwelt there, and in that year Chedorlaomer, king of
Elam, and Amraphel, king of Shinar, and Arinch, king of Sellasar, and Tergal,
king of the nations, came and killed the king of Gomorrah, but the king of Sodom
2. And many
fell wounded in the valley of Siddim, by the sea of salt, and they took Sodom,
and Adam, and Zeboim captive, and also Lot, the son of Abram's brother, and all
his possessions to Dan.
3. And one,
who escaped, came and told Abram, and Abram armed the servants his house and
retook Lot. Afterwards, the king of
Sodom bowed before him and said; "Our lord Abram give us the people whom
you saved, but let the booty belongs to you."
4. But Abram
said to him; "I lift my hands to God Most High, that I will not take
anything of yours, not a thread or shoelace, lest you say; I made Abram rich.
what the young men have eaten, and the portion of the men that went with me,
Arner, Eschol, and Mamre, let them take their portion."
Upon Abram and his seed, a tenth of the first-fruits to the Lord.
7. And the
Lord ordained it an ordinance forever that they should give it to the priests,
to those who minister before Him, that they might possess it forever.
8. And there
is no limit of days for this law, because He ordained it for eternal
generations, to give one/tenth of everything to the Lord, grain, wine, oil,
oxen, and sheep, giving it to the priests to eat and drink with rejoicing before
these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a dream saying;
"Do not fear Abram, I am your defender, and your reward will be very
10. And he
said; "O Lord what wilt Thou give me, for I am without children, and the
son of Maseq, the son of my handmaid, is Eleazar of Damascus, he will be my
heir, for Thou has not given seed to me."
11. And He
said to him; "This one will not be your heir, but one who will come from
your loins will be your heir". And
He took him outside and said; "Look to heaven and count the stars if you
are able to count them."
looked at heaven and saw the stars, and God said to him; "Thus shall your
seed be". And he believed the
Lord, and it was counted him for righteousness.
13. And He
said to him; "I am the Lord who brought you from Ur of the Chaldees that I
might give you the land of the Canaanites in possession forever, and I shall be
God for you, and for your seed after you."
said, "O Lord, O Lord, how shall I know that I
shall inherit?" And He
Me young animals three years of age, a calf, a goat, a ram, and a turtledove and
a young dove".
And he took all of these, and build an altar there, and poured their
blood upon the altar, dividing them in the middle, placing them facing each
other, but the birds he did not cut-up.
birds came down upon the pieces, but Abram kept turning them away not allowing
these to touch them.
the sun had set, a terror fell upon Abram, and it was said to him; "Know
for surely that your seed will be strangers in an alien land, and they will
serve them, and make them suffer four hundred years.
will judge the people whom they will serve, and afterwards they will come out
from there with many possessions.
will go to your fathers in peace, and be buried in good old age, in the fourth
generation then they will return here, for the sins of the Amorites have not yet
woke up from his sleep, and the sun having set, there was a flame, and smoke as
from an oven, and flames of fire passed between the pieces.
that day the Lord made a covenant with Abram saying;
your seed will I give this land, from the river of Egypt, to the great river,
the river Euphrates, all the land of the Kenites, Kenizzites, Kadmonites,
Perizzites, and Raphaim, the Phakorites, Hivites, Amorites, Canaanites,
Girgashites, and the Jubusites.
day being passed, Abram offered up the pieces, the birds, the fruit offering,
and the libation, the fire consuming them.
that day we made a covenant with Abram, just as we made a covenant with Noah in
that month. And
Abraham renewed the feast and the ordinances for himself forever.
Sarai offers Hagar to Abram.
rejoiced, and told all these things to Sarai his wife, and he believed that he
would have seed, but she did not give birth.
advised Abram her husband saying; "Go into Hagar, my Egyptian maid, it may
be that I will build seed for you from her."
27. And Abram
heard his wife and said; "Do so." And Sarai took Hagar and gave her to Abram her husband as
wife for him.
28. And he
went into her and she conceived and bore a son, and he called him Ishmael, that
year was the 86th year in the life of Abram.
Offering of first fruits.
the third month (Sivan) of the year, Abram made a feast of the first-fruits of
grain, making a new sacrifice on the altar, the first-fruits of the food for the
Lord, a bull, a goat, and a sheep as burnt offerings, and a fruit offering, a
libation, with frankincense.
Lord appeared to Abram saying; "I am God, be pleasing before me and I will
increase you very much, behold; my ordinance is with you, and you will be father
of many nations.
therefore will not be called Abram, but henceforth it will be Abraham, because I
have established you the father of many nations.
4. And I
shall make you very great, and kings will come from you.
And I shall establish my covenant between you and Me and your seed after
you in their generations for an eternal ordinance, that I might be God for you
and your seed after you.
shall give to you and your seed after you the land where you sojourn, the land
of Canaan, which you will possess forever, and I shall be God for them.
will keep my covenant and your seed after you. And you will circumcise all your males, you shall circumcise
your foreskin, and it will be a sign of the eternal ordinance between me and
circumcise a son on the eight day, all the males in your generations, the
servants also, and whomever you purchase with money from all of the sons of
foreigners, which you acquired not being of your seed.
servant in your house will certainly be circumcised, and he which is purchased
with money, thus my covenant will be in your flesh for an eternal ordinance.
And whatever male is not circumcised on the eight day, that soul
shall be uprooted from its family, for he has broken my covenant.
your wife will not henceforth be called Sarai, because her name is Sarah, and I
will bless her and give you a son from her, and I will bless him, and he will
become a people, and kings and nations will come from him."
Abraham fell on his face, and rejoiced, and pondered in his heart how a son
would be born to one who was a hundred years old, or Sarah, who was 90 years
old, to give birth.
Abraham said to the Lord, "Would that Ishmael might live before Thee."
But the Lord said; "Yes, but Sarah will bear a son for you, and you
will call him Isaac."
will raise up my covenant as an eternal covenant with him, and with his seed
after him, and concerning Ishmael, I have heard you, for behold; I shall bless
him and make him grow and increase very much.
14. And he
will beget twelve princes, and I shall make him into a great people, but my
covenant I shall establish with Isaac whom Sarah will bear for you in yet
Abraham had every male in his house circumcised.
Beersheba, Abraham build an altar unto the Lord, and celebrated a feast of
rejoicing, seven days near the altar which he built by the well of the oath.
build boots for himself and for his servants on that festival, he was the first
on earth to observe the feast of boots.
seven days he offered every day, day by day on the altar a burnt offering and a
thank offering to the Lord. In the
morning and in the evening, with the fragrance of incense, Galbanum, stacte,
nerd, myrrh, spices, and costume, all these seven he offered, crushed, and mixed
in equal parts, and pure.
days he observed this feast with rejoicing with all his heart and with all his
soul, he and all that were in his house, and there was no alien with him, or anyone that was not circumcised.
blessed the Creator, who created him in his generation, for by His will He
created him. For he knew and
perceived that from him there would be a righteous planting for eternal
generations, and a holy seed, which would be like the One who made everything.
21. And he
blessed and rejoiced, and called the name of this
festival, "The festival of the Lord".
A joy, acceptable to God Most High.
22. And we
blessed him and his seed after him in every generation of the earth, because he
observed this feast in its time according to the testimony of the heavenly
it is ordained in the heavenly tablets concerning Israel that they will be
observers of the feast of boots seven days with joy, in the seventh month before the Lord as an eternal law in their
generations year by year.
is no limit of days for this, it
being ordained forever that they should observe it to dwell in tents, and to
place crowns upon their heads taking branches of leaves, and willows from the
Abraham took branches of palm trees, and fruit of good trees, and each day of
the days he used to go around the altar with branches, seven times per day
praising and giving thanks to his God for all things.
it came to pass in the first year of the seventh week of that jubilee, in the
first month, on the twelfth thereof, that Abraham was spoken of in heaven, of
his faithfulness in everything that was told him, and in all affliction, and
that he loved the Lord.
prince Mastema having come said before God.
"Behold, Abraham loves Isaac his son, and is more pleased with him
than with everything, tell him now to offer him as a burnt offering, and Thou
will see if he is faithful in everything in which Thou test him."
Lord was aware that Abraham was faithful in all his afflictions, He tested him
with his land, and with famine, and with the wealth of kings.
He tested him with his wife when she was taken from him, and with Ishmael and
Hagar, when he sent her away.
everything, in which He tested him, he was found faithful, his soul was not
impatient nor was he slow to act, for he was faithful and a lover of the Lord.
Lord said to him, "Abraham, Abraham". And he said; "Here am I." And the Lord said, "Take your beloved son Isaac whom you
love, and go into the high land and offer him up on one of the mountains that I
will make known to you".
arose while it was still dark at daybreak, and loading his ass he went with two
of his young men servants and with Isaac his son, and he split the wood of the
sacrifice and came to the place on the third day.
8. And seeing it from afar, and having arrived at a well of water, he said to the young men. Stay here with the ass, and I and the young child shall go and when we have worshipped we shall return to you.
put the wood of the altar on Isaac his son, and taking the knife and the fire in
his hand the two went together to the place.
said to his father, "Behold father, the fire, the knife and the wood, but
where is the lamb for the burnt offering? And he said; "The Lord will see concerning the lamb for
a burnt offering my son."
having come to the place on the mountain of the Lord, he build an altar there
and placed the wood on it. And he
bound Isaac his son and placed him on the wood upon the altar, and he stretched
forth his hand taking the knife in order to slaughter Isaac his son.
12. And I
stood before him, and before prince Mastema, and the Lord said.
"Speak to him, do not let his hand descend upon the child, do not
let him do anything to him, for I know that he is one who fears the Lord."
13. And I
called out to him from heaven and said to him, "Abraham, Abraham".
And he was terrified, and said; "Here am I."
And I said to him;
not put forth your hand against the child, do not do anything to him, for now I
know that you are one who fears the Lord, for you did not deny your first-born
son to me."
prince Mastema was shamed, and Abraham lifted up his eyes and saw a ram caught
in the thicket by his horns, and he went and took the ram and offered it for a
burnt offering instead of his son.
Abraham called that place; "The Lord has seen".
So it is said; in the mountain, the Lord has seen, it is mount Zion.
Lord called Abraham again by his name just as He caused us to appear, so that He
might speak to him in the name of the Lord, and He said;
swear by myself says the Lord, because you have done this thing, that you did
not deny to Me your first-born son whom you love, therefore I will surely
bless you. And I shall surely
multiply your seed like the stars of heaven, and like the sand of the seashore;
and your seed will inherit the cities of their enemies.
the nations of the earth will bless themselves by your seed, because you obeyed
My word, and I have made it known to all that you are faithful to Me in
everything which I say to you, go in peace."
Abraham went to his young men, and together they went to Beer-Sheba, and he
observed this festival every year seven days with rejoicing, and named it, "The
feast of the Lord". (Passover)
which is according to the seven days during which he went and returned in peace.
21. And thus
it is ordained and written in the heavenly tablets concerning Israel and his
seed to observe this festival seven days with festal joy.
Abraham called Isaac his son, and commanded him saying;
2. “I am
old and full of days, and I do not know the day of my death, all my days I have
walked uprightly in the ways of the Lord, I have hated idols, and have rejected
them that serve them.
my son, keep His commandments and ordinances, do not follow pollution or graven
images, and do not eat blood of beast, of cattle, or any bird, which flies, in
you slaughter a sacrifice as an acceptable burnt offering of peace, slaughter it
but pour its blood out on the altar, and offer up all the fat of the offering on
the altar, with fine flower kneaded with oil, together with its libation.
5. You will
offer it altogether on the altar, a sweet aroma before the Lord, and the fat of
the thank-offering you will place upon the fire, which is on the altar.
6. You shall
remove the fat from the belly, and from all of the internal organs, and the two
kidneys, all of the fat, which is on them, and on the thighs and the liver
together with the kidneys.
7. And you
will offer all of this as a sweet aroma, which is acceptable before the Lord
together with its fruit offering and its libation for a sweet odor the bread of
a burnt offering to the Lord.
8. And eat
its flesh on that day, and in the second day, but do not let the sun of the
second day set upon it until it is consumed.
it not remain to the third day, for it will not be acceptable, since it was not
chosen. For this reason it shall not be eaten, and
those that will eat of it will raise up sin against themselves.
10. For thus
have I found it written in the books of my forefathers, in the words of Enoch,
and of Noah.
you shall put salt in all your offerings; you shall not omit the salt of the
covenant from any of your offerings. And
caution with the wood of the
offering that you do not bring any except such as these, cypress, bay,
almond, fir, pine, cedar, juniper, fig, olive, myrtle, laurel, or asphalathos.
these under the burnt offering, and do not place dark wood, or that is split,
but such as is pure and strong having no spots, new growth being perfect
13. And do
not place old wood, since from it the aroma has gone out, the aroma not being
there as before, excepting thus for these trees place no others, for the smell
of the aroma will go up to heaven.
14. Keep this
commandment my son, that you may act uprightly in all your deeds, and at all
times be pure in your body, wash yourself with water before you go to make an
offering upon the altar, wash your hands and feet before you approach the altar.
having completed the offering wash your hand and feet that there not be seen any
blood on you or your garments, be careful my son, be extremely careful of blood,
cover it in the earth.
therefore no blood because it is life, you shall not eat it, not accept gifts for any human blood, lest it be
poured out in vain without judgment.
same is blood for sin to fall in the earth, and the earth is not able to be
purified of human blood except by the blood of one who shed it.
therefore no gift or tribute for human blood, blood for blood, that you may be
acceptable before the Lord Most High, and He will be your protector, to guard
you from all evil and save you from death.
Abraham called Jacob and said; "My son Jacob, may the God of all bless you
and strengthen you to perform righteousness and to do His will.
elect you and your seed that you may become a people for Him that will always be
His inheritance according to His will, and you my son, draw near and kiss
me." And Jacob kissed him, and
is my son Jacob, and all his sons to the Lord Most High forever, may the Lord
give you righteous seed, and may He sanctify some of your sons in the midst of
all the earth.
4. May the
nations serve you, and bow down before your seed, be strong before men as you
rule over the seed of Seth, and may your ways, and the ways of your sons be
righteous to be a holy people.
Most High give you all the blessings with which He blessed me, and with which He
blessed Noah, and Adam, may they rest upon the head of your seed throughout each
cleanse you from all sin and defilement, that He might forgive all your
transgressions and your erring through ignorance.
strengthen you and bless you, and may you inherit all the earth, and may He
renew His covenant with you, so that you might be a people for Him, being His
8. And He
will be God for you and for your seed in truth and in righteousness throughout
all the days of the earth.
my words my son Jacob, and keep the commandments of Abraham your father.
Separate yourself from the Gentiles, do not eat with them, nor perform
deeds like theirs, do not become associated with them.
For their deeds are defiled, and all there ways contaminated,
despicable, and abominable. They kill their sacrifices
to the dead, and to demons do they bow down, and eat in tombs, all
their deeds are worthless and vain.
They have no heart to perceive, nor eyes to see what their deeds are,
nor wherein they
wander astray, saying to a tree you are my god, and to a stone; you are my lord
no heart, but as for you my son Jacob, may the God Most High bless you, and turn
you from all defilement and from error.
careful my son Jacob that you do not take a wife from any of the seed of the
daughters of Canaan, for all of his seed is destined to be uprooted from the
earth, for through the sin of Ham - Canaan sinned.
14. And all of his seed will be blotted out from the earth, there is none
of him that will be saved.
all of those who worship idols, and for the hated ones - there is no hope in the
land of the living, for they will go down into hell, in the place of judgment
will they walk, and have no memory upon the earth.
16. Just as
the sons of Sodom were taken from the earth, so these who worship idols will be
fear my son Jacob, and be not in terror O son of Abraham, the Most High God
shall protect you from destruction, and deliver you from all the ways of error.
Rebecca lifted her face to heaven, and blessed the Most High God who created
heaven and earth, giving Him glory and praise, and she said;
the Lord God be blessed, and may His holy name be blessed forever and ever.
He who gave me Jacob, a pure son, a holy seed, for he is Thine and his
seed will belong to Thee for all times, and in all generations forever.
O Lord and place in my mouth a righteous blessing that I might bless him.
And a Spirit of truth came upon her mouth, and placing both her hands
upon the head of Jacob she said;
art Thou O Lord of righteousness, God of ages, and may Thou bless Jacob more
than all the generations of men, May He grant you the way of righteousness my
He reveal righteousness to your seed, and multiply sons to you in your lifetime,
that they may rise up according to the number of the months of the year.
23. And may
their sons be more numerous and greater than the stars of heaven, more than the
sand of the sea, so may their number increase.
He give them this pleasant land of which He said that He would give to Abraham
and his seed after him always, and hold it for a possession forever.
And may I
see O my son that you shall be have blessed sons in my lifetime, a blessed and
holy seed, so may they all be. And
just as you have given rest to your mother's soul in her lifetime, so the womb
who bore you blesses you likewise
affection and my breast bless you, and my mouth and tongue praise you greatly,
increase, and overflow in the land.
your seed be perfected in every age in the joy of heaven and earth, and may your
seed be glad.
the great day of peace - may you have peace, may your name and your seed stand
for all the ages, and may God Most High be their God.
the God of righteousness dwell with them, and may His sanctuary be build with
them in all ages.
30. The one
who blesses you will be blessed, and all flesh that curse you falsely will be
31. And she
kissed him and said; May the Lord of the world love you just as the heart and
affection of your mother rejoices in you and bless you."
Jacob's respect for his parents,
Esau's robbery of his father's wealth.
Jacob crossed over the Jordan, and dwelt on the other side thereof pasturing his
sheep from the sea of the heap, as far as Bethshan and Dothan and the forest of
2. And he
sent some of his possessions to his father and mother four times each year, at the appointed times
of the months (days of the leaders) sending these to the tower of
3. For Isaac
had returned from the well of the oath, and gone to the tower of his father
Abraham, living there away from his son Esau.
4. For in
the days when Jacob journeyed to Mesopotamia, Esau took for himself Basemath, a
daughter of Ishmael, for a wife, and he gathered all of his father's flocks
together, and his wives, and went and dwelt in mount Seir leaving his father
alone at the well of oath.
5. To the
tower of Abraham thus Jacob sent everything from time to time four times yearly
all of their needs, and they blessed Jacob with all their heart and with all
6. And Jacob
visiting his father with his sons, his father drew near and he kissed the two
sons of Jacob, Levi, and Judah, embracing them both together.
7. And a
Spirit of prophecy came upon his mouth, and he took Levi in his right hand, and
Judah in his left, and he turned to Levi first and said;
the Lord of all ages bless you and your sons in all ages, may the Lord give you
and your seed great honor.
draw you and your seed from all flesh near to Him to serve in His sanctuary, as
are the angels of the presence, and the holy ones.
10. May the
seed of your sons be like them with respect to honor and greatness and
sanctification, may He make them great in every age, and they will become judges
and rulers for all the seed of the sons of Jacob.
11. They will
speak the word of the Lord righteously, and they will execute all His judgments
righteously, and tell His ways to Jacob, and His path to Israel.
blessing of the Lord shall be placed in their mouth, so they might bless all the
seed of the Beloved.
mother naming you Levi, she named you rightly, for thus you will be joined to
the Lord and be the companion of all the sons of Jacob.
will belong to you, you and your sons will eat of it, and in all generations
your table will be full, your food will not be lacking in any age.
who hate you will fall before you, your enemies will be uprooted and perish, and
whoever blesses you will be blessed, and any nation that curses you will be
16. And to
Judah he said; "May the Lord give you might and strength to tread upon all
who hate you.
17. Be a
prince, you and One of your sons - for the sons of Jacob, may your name and the
name of your son (Jesus) be One which travels and goes about in all the lands
18. May the
nations fear before your face, and tremble before you, with you will be the help
of Jacob, with you will be found the salvation of Israel.
the days that you sit on your righteous throne of honor, there will be great
peace for all the seed of the sons of the Beloved.
blesses you will be blessed, and all who hate you and afflict you, and curse
you, will be uprooted and destroyed from the earth, and they shall be
remembered the prayer with which his father had blessed him and his two sons
Levi and Judah, and he rejoiced and blessed the God of his father's Abraham and
said; "Now I know that I and my sons have an eternal hope before the God of
23. And thus
it is ordained concerning the two of them, and written on high for them as an
eternal testimony in the heavenly tablets, just as Isaac blessed them.
now planned to build-up the place, to build a wall around the court and to
sanctify it, and make it eternally holy for himself and his sons after him.
2. And the Lord appeared to him in the night and blessing him said; "Your name will not be Jacob, but you will be named Israel". And again the Lord said;
am the Lord who created heaven and earth, I shall increase to multiply you very
much, and there will be kings from you, and they will rule everywhere where the tracks of men have trod.
4. And I will give to your seed all the land under heaven, and they will
rule in all nations
as they have desired, and after this all of the earth will be gathered
together, and they will inherit it
having finished speaking with him He went up from him, and Jacob watched until
He went up in heaven, and seeing in a vision of the night, he beheld an angel
descending from heaven, with seven tablets in his hand.
6. And He
gave them to Jacob, who read them, and he knew everything that was written in
them what would happen to him and his sons in all the ages.
having showed him everything that was written on the tablets, He said to him.
"Do not build this place, and do not make an eternal sanctuary, and
do not dwell here, for this is not the
But go to
the house of Abraham your father and dwell with Isaac your father until the day
of your father's death, because you will die peacefully in Egypt,
and be buried honorably in this land in the tomb of your fathers with Abraham
fear, for just as you have seen and read, thus will everything come to pass, and
you, write down everything you have seen and read."
10. And Jacob
said, "O Lord how will I remember everything that I read and saw?"
And He said; "I will cause you to remember everything."
went up from him, and awakening from his sleep he recalled everything that he
had read and seen, and wrote down all of these matters.
observed yet one more day, and sanctified it according to everything, which he
had been sacrificing on the previous days, and he called it; "Addition" because that day was added, but the
previous days he called; "The feast."
13. And thus
it is revealed that it should be, and it is written in the heavenly tablets,
therefore also was it revealed to him that he might observe it and add it to the
seven days of the feast.
14. And it
was called "Addition", because it is written on high in the
attestation of feast days according to the number of days of the years.
15. And it
happened that as they lamented for Joseph one year (Joseph sold to Egypt) that
he (Jacob) was not consoled, for he said; I will go down to my grave lamenting
for my son.
16. Therefore it is decreed for the children of Israel that they mourn on the tenth day of the seventh month, on the day when that which came to Jacob causing him to weep.
17. So they
might atone for themselves with a young kid on that tenth of the seventh month
once a year on account of their sin causing the affection of their father to
grieve for Joseph.
18. This day
is decreed that they may mourn on it on account of their sins, and on account of
all their transgressions and their errors, in order to purify themselves on this
day once a year.
the wife of Jacob died, and he buried her in the cave of Machpelah near Rebecca
his mother and north of the tomb of Sarah his father's mother.
of her children went out to weep with him, to comfort him concerning her, for he
loved her very much after Rachel her sister died, since she was perfect and
upright in all of her ways, and she honored Jacob.
the days that she lived with him he never heard a harsh word from her mouth, for
she possessed gentleness, peace, uprightness and honor.
remembered all of her deeds, which she had done in her life, and lamented
greatly for her, because he loved her with all his heart, and with all of his
then Moses know what happened when you were called to return to Egypt, what
Mastema desired to do with you, when he met you at the shelter.
2. How he desired to kill you with all his might, to save the Egyptians from your hand, for he saw that you were sent to execute judgment and vengeance on the Egyptians.
delivered you from his hand, and you did perform the signs, which you were to
perform in Egypt against Pharaoh and all his house, his servants, and his
prince Mastema stood up before you desiring to make you fall into the hand of
Pharaoh, and he aided the magicians of the Egyptians.
allowed them to do evil, but we did not allow them power with any healing to be
done by them, and the Lord smote them with evil wounds, that they were unable to
stand, for then we destroyed their power to perform any single sign.
all these signs and wonders however, prince Mastema was not shamed until he had
become strong and called the Egyptians to pursue after you with all their army,
with chariots and horses, and all the multitude of Egypt.
7. And I
stood between the Egyptians and Israel, delivering Israel from the hand of his
people, and the Lord brought them through the midst of the sea as through dry
Lord threw all the people he had brought out to pursue after Israel in the midst
of the sea, in the depths of the abyss, beneath the children of Israel.
just as the men of Egypt cast their sons in the river, the Lord avenged them
drowning their might in the water through the hand of one infant cast upon the
was bound for five days from coming up after the children of Israel, wherein he
could not accuse them, and on the next day we released him so he might help the
Egyptians to pursue after the children of Israel.
therefore hardened their hearts, and strengthened them.
This was so conceived by the Lord our God that He might smite the
Egyptians to throw them in the midst of the sea.
12. We bound
Mastema on the first day when they were requesting vessels of gold and of bronze
to plunder the Egyptians in exchange for the servitude to which they subjected
them by force.
We did not bring the children of Israel from Egypt in their