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The Book of Jubilees

Chapter 44

44:1 “And Israel arose from Haran, from his house, at the new moon of the third month, and came by the way of the well of the oath, and offered a sacrifice to the God of his father, Isaac, on the seventh of this month, and Jacob remembered the dream which he had dreamed at Bethel, and he feared to descend down to Egypt.”
44:2 “And while he was thinking that he would send word to Joseph that he should come to him, and the he would not go down, he remained there seven days, if he might see a vision, whether he should remain or go down.”
44:3 “And he celebrated the harvest festival of firstfruits with old grain, for there was not a handful of seed in all the land of Canaan, for it was unfruitful for all the animals and beasts and birds, and also human beings.”
44:4 “And on the sixteenth thereof the Lord appeared to him and said to him: “Jacob, Jacob!”
44:5 “And he said: “Here I am.”
44:6 “And he said to him: “I am the God of your fathers Abraham and Isaac: fear not to go down to Egypt, for I will make you into a great people.”
44:7 “I will go down with you and I will bring you back into this land that you be buried here, and Joseph shall lay his hands upon your eyes: fear not to go down to Egypt.”
44:8 “And he arose, and his sons and his sons’ sons, and they placed their father and their vessels upon the wagons.”
44:9 “And Israel started from the well of the oath on the sixteenth of the third month, and went to the land of Egypt.”
44:10 “And Israel sent before him to Joseph, his son Judah, that he should examine the land of Goshen, for there Joseph had told his brothers that they should come, that they should dwell there, that they might be near him; and this was good in the land of Egypt and near to him, for them all and for their animals.”
44:11 “And these are the names of the sons of Jacob who went into Egypt with Jacob their father; Reuben, the first-born of Israel: and these are the names of his sons: Enoch and Phalus and Ezerom and Charami, five: Simeon and his sons, and these are the names of his sons: Ijamoel and Ijamen and Amet and Ijakim and Saar and Samel, the son of the Sephanite; seven: Levi and his sons; and these are the names of his sons, Gedson and Kaat and Merari, four: Judah and his sons; and these are the names of his sons: Selem and Phalus and Zara, four: Issachar and his sons; and these are the names of his sons: Tola and Phua and Ijaseb and Samarom, five: Zebulun and his sons, and these are the names of his sons: Azor and Elon and Ijaluel, four.”
44:12 “And these are the sons of Jacob and their sons whom Leah had borne to Jacob in Mesopotamia, six, and one sister to them, Dinah; and all the souls whom Leah had borne and their sons, who went with their father Jacob to Egypt, were twenty-nine, and Jacob, their father, with them, it thus was thirty.”
44:13 “And the sons of Zilpah, the handmaid of Leah, the wife of Jacob, whom she bore to Jacob: Gad and Asher.”
44:14 “And these are the names of their sons who went with them to Egypt; the sons of Gad: Zephjon and Agati and Somi and Asohen . . . and Aroli and Arodi; eight.”
44:15 “And the sons of Asher: Ijamua and Jesua and Barja and Sara, their sister, seven.”
44:16 “And all the souls are fourteen, and all of Leah were forty-four.”
44:17 “And the sons of Rachel, the wife of Jacob, were Joseph and Benjamin.”
44:18 “And to Joseph were born in Egypt before his father came to Egypt, whom Aseneth bore him, the daughter of Potiphar, the sacrificer of Heliopolis, Manasseh and Ephraim, three.”
44:19 “The sons of Benjamin are Bala and Bachor and Esabel, Zuel and Neman and Abdlji and Rae and Sanaim and Aphem and Gaom, eleven.”
44:20 “And all the souls of Rachel were fourteen.”
44:21 “And the sons of Bilhah, the handmaid of Rachel, the wife of Jacob, were Dan and Naphtali.”
44:22 “And these are the names of their sons who went with them to Egypt; the sons of Dan are Chusi and Samon and Asudi and Ijak and Salamon, six.”
44:23 “And they died in Egypt in the year in which they went down, and there was left to Dan only Chusi.”
44:24 “And these are the names of the sons of Naphtali: Ijasiel and Guhani and Asaar and Suloni and Eme, six; and Eme died in Egypt, who was born after the year of the famine.”
44:25 “And all the souls of Rachel were twenty-six.”
44:26 “And all the souls of Jacob, that went with him to Egypt, were seventy souls; but his children and his children’s children, all together were seventy-five, but five died in Egypt, who were not married and had no children; and in the land of Canaan two sons of Judah died, Er and Onan, and had no children.”
44:27 “And the sons of Israel buried those that were destroyed, and these were counted among the seventy peoples.”

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