The Book of Jubilees

Chapter 16

16:1 “And at the new moon of the fourth month we appeared to Abraham at the oak of Mamre, and we conversed with him, and we announced to him that a son would be given him from Sarah his wife.”
16:2 “And Sarah laughed, for she heard that we spoke these words with Abraham; and we admonished her, and she became afraid and denied that she had laughed on account of the words.”
16:3 “And we told her the name of her son as it is written on the tablets of heaven, namely, Isaac, as his name.”
16:4 “And when we returned to her in a fixed time then she was pregnant with a son.”
16:5 “And in this month the Lord carried out the judgments of Sodom and Gomorrah and Sebruem and all the circuit of the Jordan, and burnt them with fire and brimstone, and demolished them unto the present day, according to what we have made known to you concerning all their actions, that they were terrible and very sinful and have defiled themselves and committed fornication and uncleanness over the earth.”
16:6 “And accordingly the Lord inflicted judgment upon all the places by the hand of his servants, according to the uncleanness of Sodom, according to the judgment of Sodom.”
16:7 “But Lot we saved, for the Lord remembered Abraham, and led him out of the destruction.”
16:8 “And he and his daughters committed sin on the earth, such as had not been from the days of Adam until now, for the man lay with his daughters.”
16:9 “And, behold, it is commanded and engraved concerning all his seed on the tablets of heaven, that they should tear them out and root them out and judge them according to the judgment of Sodom, and that no seed should be left this man on the earth in the day of judgment.”
16:10 “And in this month Abraham migrated from Hebron, and dwelt between Kades and Shur in the mountains of Geraron.”
16:11 “And in the middle of the fifth month he migrated from there and dwelt at the well of the oath. And in the middle of the sixth month the Lord visited Sarah, and did to her as he had said to her, and she conceived and bore a son. And in the third month, in the middle of the month, in the days which the Lord had said to Abraham, on the festival of the first harvest, Isaac was born; and Abraham circumcised his son on the eighth day: he was the first one circumcised in the covenant as it was ordained forever.”
16:12 “And in the sixth year, in this month, of the fourth week, we came to Abraham to the well of the oath, and we appeared to him as we had told Sarah, that we would come to her, but she became pregnant with a son, and we returned in the seventh month and found Sarah pregnant before us, and we blessed her and told her all things that had been commanded us concerning him (Abraham) that he should not die until six sons had been born to him, and that he would see them before he should die: but that in Isaac his name and seed should be called.”
16:13 “And all the seed of his (other) sons will become Gentiles/hethan and will be numbered with the Gentiles/hethan; but from the sons of Isaac one shall become a holy seed and shall not be numbered among the Gentiles/hethan.”
16:14 “For he shall become the portion of the Most High, and among those of whom God is ruler will be his abode and all his seed, that it become a seed of the Lord, a nation of inheritance among all the nations, and that it may be a kingdom and a priesthood and a holy nation.”
16:15 “And we went our way, and we announced to Sarah all that we had told him; and these two rejoiced with an exceeding great joy.”
16:16 “And he built there an altar to the Lord who had saved him and had filled him with joy in the land of his pilgrimage, and he celebrated a festival of great joy in this month, seven days, at the altar which he had built at the fountain of the oath; and he built tents for himself and his servants on this festival, and he was the first one to celebrate the festival of tabernacles on the earth.”
16:17 “And in these seven days Abraham would bring every single day upon the altar a burnt offering to the Lord, two oxen, seven sheep, one young goat, on account of his sins that thereby these might be forgiven him and his seed, and as an offering of salvation seven rams, seven goats, and their fruit offering and their drink offering; over all the fat thereof he burnt incense upon the altar as a sacrifice chosen to the Lord as a sweet savor.”
16:18 “At mornings and evenings he burnt frankincense, galbanum, stakle and wood and myrrh and spice and costum; all these seven he brought, united with each other in equal parts and clean.”
16:19 “And thus he celebrated his festival seven days, rejoicing with his whole heart and his whole soul, he and all those that were in his house; and there was not any stranger with him nor any bastard.”
16:20 “And he blessed/praised his Creator who had created him in his generation, for according to his pleasure did he create him; for he knew and observed that from him would come the plant of righteousness for the generations of eternity, and that from him should also come the holy seed, like him who had made all things.”
16:21 “And he blessed/praised his Creator, and he was glad, and he called the name of this festival the festival of the Lord with a joy acceptable to the Most High God.”
16:22 “And we blessed him forever and all his seed after him in all the generations of the world on this earth, because he celebrated this festival in its house according to the testimony of the tablets of heaven.”
16:23 “On this account it is ordained in the tablets of heaven concerning Israel that they shall celebrate the festival of the tabernacles seven days in joy, in the seventh month, that it be accepted before the Lord as an eternal law in the generations of all the years.”
16:24 “And to this there is no limit of days, but it is ordained over Israel as a festival that they shall observe it, and shall dwell in tents, and shall place wreaths upon their heads, and they shall take a willow branch with foliage from the brook.”
16:25 “And Abraham took the heart of the palm and good fruit of trees, and every day and day he would go around the altar with the branches, seven times a day, and in the morning he praised and thanked his God for all things in joy.”

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