The Book of Jubilees

Chapter 24

24:1 “And it happened after the death of Abraham that the Lord blessed Isaac, his son, and he arose from Hebron and went and dwelt at the fountain of the vision, in the first year of the third week of this jubilee, seven years.”
24:2 “And in the first year of the fourth week a famine began in the land, in addition to the first famine which was in the days of Abraham.”
24:3 “And Jacob cooked a mess of lentils, and Esau came from the field hungry.”
24:4 “And he said to Jacob, his brother, “Give me of your mess of pulse”, and Jacob said to him, “Give up to me your right of first birth, and I will give you bread and also from this mess of pulse.”
24:5 “And Esau said in his heart, “I shall die; what is it to me to be born first?”
24:6 “And he said to Jacob, “I will give it to you.”
24:7 “And Jacob said, “Swear to me this day”, and he swore to him.”
24:8 “And Jacob gave to his brother Esau bread and the mess, and he ate and was satisfied, and Esau despised his right of first birth; and from this was Esau called Edom, on account of the mess of grain which Jacob gave him for his right of first birth.”
24:9 “And Jacob became the older, but Esau diminished from his greatness.”
24:10 “And the famine was over the land, and Isaac went to go down to Egypt in the second year of this week, and he went to the king of the Philistines at Gerara, to Abimelech.”
24:11 “And the Lord appeared to him and said to him: “Do not go down to Egypt; dwell in the land which I tell you of: be a stranger in this land, and I will be with you and will bless you.”
24:12 “For to you and to your seed I will give all this land, and I will confirm my oath which I swore to Abraham, your father, and I will increase your seed like the stars of the heavens, and I will give to your seed all this land.”
24:13 “And in your seed shall be blessed all the nations of the earth [of all the nations of the earth your seed shall be blessed], because your father hearkened unto my voice and observed my words and my commandments and my law and my ordinances and my covenant; and now hear my voice and dwell in this land.”
24:14 “And he dwelt at Gerar three weeks of years.”
24:15 “And Abimelech commanded on his account and on account of all that was his, saying: “Every man that touches him or anything that is his, shall surely die.”
24:16 “And Isaac increased in Philistia, and he secured many possessions, oxen and sheep and camels and asses and many possessions.”
24:17 “And he sowed in the land of Philistia and he raised a hundredfold, and Isaac became exceedingly great, and the Philistines were jealous of him, and all the wells which the young men of Abraham had dug during the life of Abraham the Philistines covered after the death of Abraham and filled them with earth.”
24:18 “And Abimelech said to Isaac: “Go from me, for you are exceedingly greater than I”; and Isaac went in the first year of this seventh week from there, and migrated to valleys of Geranon.”
24:19 “And they returned and dug open the wells of water, which the servants of Abraham, his father, had dug, and which the Philistines had covered over after the death of Abraham, his father, and he called their names as Abraham, his father, had named them.”
24:20 “And the young men of Isaac dug wells in the valley, and found living water; and the shepherds of Geranon quarreled with the shepherds of Isaac, saying, “This is our Water”, and Isaac called the name of this well Contention, “because you have contended with us.”
24:21 “And they dug another well, and quarreled on its account, and Isaac called its name Narrowness.”
24:22 “And he arose from there, and they dug another well, and did not quarrel on its account, and he called its name Extension, and Isaac said, “Now the Lord has extended us”; and he increased in the land.”
24:23 “And he ascended from there to the well of the oath in the first year of the first week in the forty-third jubilee.”
24:24 “And the Lord appeared to him in this night, at the new moon of the first month, and said to him: “I am the God of Abraham, your father: fear not, for I am with you, and I will bless you and increase your seed like the sand of the sea, on account of Abraham, my servant.”
24:25 “And he built an altar there where Abraham, his father, had first built one, and he called upon the name of the Lord, and offered sacrifices to the God of Abraham, his father. And they dug a well and found living water.”
24:26 “And the young men of Isaac dug another well, and did not find water, and they went and told Isaac that they had not found water, and Isaac said: “I have sworn this day to the Philistines, and this is to us the affair.”
24:27 “And Isaac called the name of this place “The Well of the Oath”, for there had he sworn to Abimelech and Akosat, his friend, and Phikol his companion.”
24:28 “And Isaac knew on that day that in injustice they had sworn to them to keep the peace with them.”
24:29 “And Isaac on that day cursed the Philistines, and he said: “Cursed be the Philistines to the day of wrath and rage above all nations: may the Lord make them an ignominy and a curse and anger and rage in the hands of sinful nations, and by the hands of the Hittites let him root them out.”
24:30 “And whoever escapes from the sword of the enemy and from the Hittites, may the people of the just root them out in judgment from under heaven, for they will be enemies and haters to my children in their days over the earth.”
24:31 “And may no remnant of them be left nor may any be saved on the day of the judgment of wrath, for to destruction and rooting out and being destroyed from the land are all the seed of the Philistines, and no remnant or name shall be left of their seed over the earth.”
24:32 “For even if he had ascended to heaven, they would bring him down from there; and if he is fortified upon the earth they will tear him from there; and if he hides himself among the Gentiles/hethan, they will destroy him from there; and even if he descends into Sheol, there too shall his judgment be great, and no peace shall be to him; and if he go into captivity, by the hand of those that seek his soul on the way he shall be killed, and no name or seed shall be left him on the whole earth, for he shall go into the curse of eternity.”
24:33 “And thus is it written and engraved concerning him on the tablets of heaven, to do to him on the day of judgment, that he may be rooted out of the earth.”

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