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Anno Mundi (Latin for “in the year of the world”; Hebrew: לבריאת העולם, “to the creation of the world”), abbreviated as AM or A.M., or Year After Creation, is a calendar era based on the biblical accounts of the creation of the world and subsequent history. (wikipedia.org)will be displayed in this manner: *2450 A.M.*
Chapters. 5Ch.5:1-20 see http://www.sacred-texts.com/bib/jub/jub18.htm | Ch.5:21-32 see http://www.sacred-texts.com/bib/jub/jub19.htm
(i) (Ch.5:1-20) The Fall of the Angels and their Punishment; the Deluge foretold (cf. Gen. 6:1-12).
1. And it came to pass when the children of men began to multiply on the face of the earth and daughters were born unto them, that the angels of Godfn185 This is the LXX rendering of Gen, vi. 2 (R.V. “sons of God”). and represents the older Jewish exegesis, which was later given up. saw them on a certain year of this jubilee, that they were p. 57 beautiful to look upon; and they took themselves wives of all whom they chose, and they bare unto them sons and they were giants.fn186 Giants, i. e. “Nephilim.”
2. And lawlessness increased on the earth and all flesh corrupted its way,fn187 Cf. Gen. vi. 12. alike men and cattle and beasts and birds and everything that walketh on the earth-all of them corrupted their ways and their orders, and they began to devourfn188 Cf. 1 Enoch vii. 5. each other, and lawlessness increased on the earth and every imagination of the thoughts of all men (was) thus evil continually.fn189 Cf. Gen. vi. .5.
3. And God looked upon the earth, and behold it was corrupt, and all flesh had corrupted its orders, and all that were upon the earthfn190 Cf. Gen. vi. 12. had wrought all manner of evil before His eyes.
4. And He said: “I shall destroy man and all flesh upon the face of the earth which I have created.”
5. But Noah found grace before the eyes of the Lord.fn191 Cf. Gen. vi. 7, 8.
6. And against the angels whom He had sent upon the earth, He was exceedingly wroth, and He gave commandment to root them out of all their dominion, and He bade us to bind them in the depths of the earth, and behold they are bound in the midst of them, and are (kept) separate.
7. And against their sons went forth a command from before His face that they should be smitten with the sword, and be removed from under heaven.
8. And He said “Thy spirit will not always abidefn192 Cf. Gen. vi. 3, R.V. marg. on man; for they also are flesh and their days shall be one hundred and twenty years.”
9. And He sent His sword into their midst that each should slay his neighbour, and they began to slay each other till they all fell by the sword and were destroyed from the earth.
10. And their fathers were witnesses (of their destruction), and after this they were bound in the depths of the earth for ever, until the day of the great condemnationfn193 Cf. 1 Enoch x. 12. when judgment is executed on all those who have corrupted their ways and their works before p. 58 the Lord.
11. And He †destroyed† all from their places, and there †was† not left one of them whom He judged not according to all their wickedness.
12. And He †made† for all His works a new and righteous nature,fn194 10-12, as Charles has shown, describe the final judgment. The tenses must be altered from past to future. Render: “until the day of the great condemnation, when judgment shall … Continue reading so that they should not sin in their whole nature for ever, but should be all righteous each in his kind alway.
13. And the judgment of all is ordained and written on the heavenly tables in righteousness–even (the judgment of) all who depart from the path which is ordained for them to walk in; and if they walk not therein judgment is written down for every creature and for every kind.
14. And there is nothing in heaven or on earth, or in light or in darkness, or in Sheol or in the depth, or in the place of darkness (which is not judged); and all their judgements are ordained and written and engraved.
15. In regard to all He will judge, the great according to his greatness, and the small according to his smallness, and each according to his way.
16. And He is not one who will regard the person (of any), nor is He one who will receive gifts, if He saith that He will execute judgment on each: if one gave everything that is on the earth, He will not regard the gifts or the person (of any), nor accept anything at his hands, for He is a righteous judge.fn195 Cf. xl. 8; Deut. x. 17; 2 Chron. xix. 7.
[17. And of the children of Israel it hath been written and ordained: If they turn to Him in righteousness, He will forgive all their transgressions and pardon all their sins. 18. It is written and ordained that He will show mercy to all who turn from all their guilt once each year.]fn196 The bracketed clauses have been either transposed here or interpolated from xxxiv. 18-19. The reference is to the Day of Atonement which takes place on the 10th of the 7th month. For “once … Continue reading
19. p. 59 And as for all those who corrupted their ways and their thoughts before the flood, no man’s person was accepted save that of Noah alone; for his person was accepted in behalf of his sons, whom (God) saved from the waters of the flood on his account; for his heart was righteous in all his ways, according as it was commanded regarding him, and he had not departed from aught that was ordained for him.
20. And the Lord said that He would destroy everything which was upon the earth, both men and cattle, and beasts, and fowls of the air, and that which moveth on the earth.fn197 Cf. Gen. vi. 7.
(ii) (Ch.5:21-32) The Building of the Ark; the Flood (cf. Gen. 6:13-8:19).
21. And He commanded Noah to make him an ark, that he might save himself from the waters of the flood.fn198 Cf. Gen. vi. 14.
22. And Noah made the ark in all respects as He commanded him, in the twenty-seventh jubilee*1307 A.M.* of years, in the fifth week in the fifth year (on the new moon of the first month).
23. And he entered in the sixth (year) thereof, in the second month, on*1308 A.M.* the new moon of the second month, till the sixteenth; and he entered, and all that we brought to him, into the ark, and the Lord closedfn199 Cf. Gen. vii. 16. it from without on the seventeenthfn200 Cf. Gen. vii. 11. evening.
24. And the Lord opened seven flood-gatesfn201 Cf. 1 Enoch lxxxix. 2. Note the recurrence of the number seven in these connexions. of heaven,
And the mouths of the fountains of the great deep, seven mouths in number.
25. And the flood-gates began to pour down water from the heaven forty days and forty nights,
And the fountains of the deep also sent up waters, until the whole world was full of water.
26. And the waters increased upon the earth
Fifteen cubits did the waters rise above all the high mountains, p. 60
And the ark was lift up above the earth,
And it moved upon the face of the waters.fn202 For 24-26 cf. Gen. vii. 11, 12, 18, 20.
27. And the water prevailed on the face of the earth five months-one hundred and fifty days.fn203 Cf. Gen. vii. 24, viii. 3.
28. And the ark went and rested on the top of Lûbâr, one of the mountains of Ararat.fn204 Cf. Gen. viii. 4. Lubar is mentioned again in vii. 1, 17.
29. And (on the new moon) in the fourth month the fountains of the great deep were closed and the flood-gates of heaven were restrained; and on the new moon of the seventh month all the mouths of the abysses of the earth were opened, and the water began to descend into the deep*1309 A.M.* below.fn205 Cf. Gen. viii. 2; 1 Enoch lxxxix. 7.
30. And on the new moon of the tenth month the tops of the mountains were seen, and on the new moon of the first month the earth became visible.fn206 Cf. Gen. viii. 5, 13.
31. And the waters disappeared from above the earth in the fifth week in the seventh year thereof, and on the seventeenthfn207 According to Gen. viii. 14 it was the 27th day of the month. day in the second month the earth was dry.
32. And on the twenty-seventh thereof he opened the ark, and sent forth from it beasts, and cattle, and birds, and every moving thing.fn208 Cf. Gen. viii. 19.
|↑1||Ch.5:1-20 see http://www.sacred-texts.com/bib/jub/jub18.htm | Ch.5:21-32 see http://www.sacred-texts.com/bib/jub/jub19.htm|
|↑2||fn185 This is the LXX rendering of Gen, vi. 2 (R.V. “sons of God”). and represents the older Jewish exegesis, which was later given up.|
|↑3||fn186 Giants, i. e. “Nephilim.”|
|↑4||fn187 Cf. Gen. vi. 12.|
|↑5||fn188 Cf. 1 Enoch vii. 5.|
|↑6||fn189 Cf. Gen. vi. .5.|
|↑7||fn190 Cf. Gen. vi. 12.|
|↑8||fn191 Cf. Gen. vi. 7, 8.|
|↑9||fn192 Cf. Gen. vi. 3, R.V. marg.|
|↑10||fn193 Cf. 1 Enoch x. 12.|
|↑11||fn194 10-12, as Charles has shown, describe the final judgment. The tenses must be altered from past to future. Render: “until the day of the great condemnation, when judgment shall be executed. . . . And He shall destroy . . . and there shall not be left one of them whom He shall not have judged. . . . And He shall make,” etc.|
|↑12||fn195 Cf. xl. 8; Deut. x. 17; 2 Chron. xix. 7.|
|↑13||fn196 The bracketed clauses have been either transposed here or interpolated from xxxiv. 18-19. The reference is to the Day of Atonement which takes place on the 10th of the 7th month. For “once each year,” cf. Heb. ix. 7.|
|↑14||fn197 Cf. Gen. vi. 7.|
|↑15||fn198 Cf. Gen. vi. 14.|
|↑16||fn199 Cf. Gen. vii. 16.|
|↑17||fn200 Cf. Gen. vii. 11.|
|↑18||fn201 Cf. 1 Enoch lxxxix. 2. Note the recurrence of the number seven in these connexions.|
|↑19||fn202 For 24-26 cf. Gen. vii. 11, 12, 18, 20.|
|↑20||fn203 Cf. Gen. vii. 24, viii. 3.|
|↑21||fn204 Cf. Gen. viii. 4. Lubar is mentioned again in vii. 1, 17.|
|↑22||fn205 Cf. Gen. viii. 2; 1 Enoch lxxxix. 7.|
|↑23||fn206 Cf. Gen. viii. 5, 13.|
|↑24||fn207 According to Gen. viii. 14 it was the 27th day of the month.|
|↑25||fn208 Cf. Gen. viii. 19.|