2.02.10: The Book of Jubilees Chapters 17.0 tr. R. H. Charles.


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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)

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Chapters. 17[1]Ch.17:1-14 see http://www.sacred-texts.com/bib/jub/jub38.htmCh.16:15-18 http://www.sacred-texts.com/bib/jub/jub39.htm 

(i) (Ch.17:1-14) The Expulsion of Hagar and Ishmael ( cf. Gen. xxi. 8-21)

1. And in the first year of the †fifth†[2]fn495 Read “fourth” (Charles). week*1982 A.M.* Isaac was weaned in this jubilee, and Abraham made a great banquet in the third month, on the day his son Isaac was weaned.[3]fn496 Cf. Gen. xxi. 8.

2. And Ishmael, the son of Hagar, the Egyptian, was before the face of Abraham, his father, in his place, and Abraham rejoiced and blessed God because he had seen his sons

3. and had not died childless.[4]fn497 Cf. xvi. 16. And he remembered the words which He had spoken to him on the day on which Lot had parted from him, and he rejoiced because the Lord had given him seed upon the earth to inherit the earth, and he blessed with all his mouth the Creator of all things.[5]fn498 Cf. xiii. 19 ff.

4. [6]fn499 For 4-13 cf. Gen. xxi. 9-21.And Sarah saw Ishmael playing and dancing[7]fn500 Possibly and dancing is corrupt for with Isaac, which is read in LXX and Vulg.; cf. Gen. xxi. 9. and Abraham rejoicing with great joy, and she became jealous of Ishmael and said to Abraham, “Cast out this bondwoman and her son; for the son of this bondwoman will not be heir with my son, Isaac.”

5. And the thing was grievous in Abraham’s sight, because of his maidservant and because of his son, that he should drive them from him.

6. And God said to Abraham “Let it not be grievous in thy sight, because of the child and because of the bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken to her words and do (them); for in Isaac shall thy name and seed be called.

7. But as for the son of this bondwoman I will make him a great[8]fn501 LXX, Sam., Syr. and Vulg. of Gen. xxi. 13, have great; but MT omits. nation, because he is of thy seed.”

8. And Abraham rose up early in the morning p. 108 and took bread and a bottle of water, and placed them on the shoulders of Hagar and the child, and sent her away.

9. And she departed and wandered in the wilderness of Beersheba, and the water in the bottle was spent, and the child thirsted, and was not able to go on, and fell down.

10. And his mother took him and cast him under an olive tree,[9]fn502 LXX (Gen. xxi. 15) “under a fir tree”; MT “under one of the shrubs.” and went and sat her down over against him, at the distance of a bow-shot; for she said, “Let me not see the death of my child,” and as she sat she wept.

11. And an angel of God, one of the holy ones, said unto her, “Why weepest thou, Hagar? Arise, take the child, and hold him in thine hand; for God hath heard thy voice, and hath seen the child.”

12. And she[10]fn503 Read (?) “He” (God). opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water, and she went and filled her bottle with water, and she gave her child to drink, and she arose and went towards the wilderness of Paran.

13. And the child grew and became an archer, and God was with him; and his mother took him a wife from among the daughters of Egypt.

14. And she bare him a son, and he called his name Nebaioth;[11]fn504 Cf. Gen. xxv. 13. for she said, “The Lord was nigh to me when I called upon him.”

(ii) (Ch.16:15-18) Mastêmâ proposes to God that Abraham shall be put to the Proof.

*2003 A.M.* 15. And it came to pass in the seventh week, in the first year thereof, in the first month in this jubilee,[12]fn505 According to the chronology of our Book (Cf. xvi. 12 with this passage) Isaac was twenty-three years old when he was offered up; according to the Seder Olam. he was thirty-seven. on the twelfth of this month, there were voices in heaven regarding Abraham, that he was faithful in all that He told him, and that he loved the Lord, and that in every affliction he was faithful.

16. And the p. 109 prince Mastêmâ[13]fn506 In Gen. xxii. 1 it is God Himself who directly proves Abraham. came and said before God, “Behold, Abraham loveth Isaac his son, and he delighteth in him above all things else; bid him offer him as a burnt-offering on the altar, and Thou wilt see if he will do this command, and Thou wilt know if he is faithful in everything wherein Thou dost try him. 

17. And the Lord knew that Abraham was faithful in all his afflictions; for He had tried him through his country and with famine, and had tried him with the wealth of kings, and had tried him again through his wife, when she was torn (from him), and with circumcision, and had tried him through Ishmael and Hagar, his maid-servant, when he sent them away.[14]fn507 footnote missing on original source

18. And in everything wherein He had tried him, he was found faithful, and his soul was not impatient, and he was not slow to act; for he was faithful and a lover of the Lord.


References

1 Ch.17:1-14 see http://www.sacred-texts.com/bib/jub/jub38.htmCh.16:15-18 http://www.sacred-texts.com/bib/jub/jub39.htm
2 fn495 Read “fourth” (Charles).
3 fn496 Cf. Gen. xxi. 8.
4 fn497 Cf. xvi. 16.
5 fn498 Cf. xiii. 19 ff.
6 fn499 For 4-13 cf. Gen. xxi. 9-21.
7 fn500 Possibly and dancing is corrupt for with Isaac, which is read in LXX and Vulg.; cf. Gen. xxi. 9.
8 fn501 LXX, Sam., Syr. and Vulg. of Gen. xxi. 13, have great; but MT omits.
9 fn502 LXX (Gen. xxi. 15) “under a fir tree”; MT “under one of the shrubs.”
10 fn503 Read (?) “He” (God).
11 fn504 Cf. Gen. xxv. 13.
12 fn505 According to the chronology of our Book (Cf. xvi. 12 with this passage) Isaac was twenty-three years old when he was offered up; according to the Seder Olam. he was thirty-seven.
13 fn506 In Gen. xxii. 1 it is God Himself who directly proves Abraham.
14 fn507 footnote missing on original source

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