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The Book of Jubilees

Chapter 8

8:1 “In the twenty ninth jubilee, in the first week, in the first (year) thereof, Arphaksed took to himself a wife, and her name was Rasuja, the daughter of Susan, the daughter of Elam, and she bore him a son in the third year of this week, and he called his name Kainan.”
8:2 “And his son grew, and his father taught him writing, and he went to seek for himself a place where he might seize for himself a city.”
8:3 “And he found a writing which the forefathers had carved into a rock, and he read what was in it, and he translated it and found that there was within it the science of the Watchmen by which they had seen the astrology of the sun and the moon and the stars and in all the signs of heaven; and he wrote this down and did not say any thing concerning it, for he feared to speak to Noah concerning it, lest he be angry with him on this account.”
8:4 “And in the thirtieth jubilee, in the second week, in the first year thereof, he took to himself a wife, and her name was Milka, the daughter of Abadai, the son of Japhet, and in the fourth year she bore him a son, and he called his name Sala, for he said, “Verily, I have been sent away.”
8:5 “And in the fourth year Sala was born, and he grew up and took to himself a wife, and her name was Muak, the daughter of Kesed, the brother of his father, in the thirty first jubilee, in the first week, in the first year thereof. And she bore him a son in the fifth year, and he called his name Ebor; and he took to himself a wife, and her name was Azurad, the daughter of Nebrod, in the thirty second jubilee, in the seventh week, in the third year thereof.”
8:6 “And in the sixth year thereof she bore him a son, and he called his name Phalek, for in the days when he was born the children of Noah began to divide the earth among themselves; and on this account he called his name Phalek.”
8:7 “And they divided the earth among themselves in wickedness, and told it to Noah.”
8:8 “And it happened in the beginning of the thirty third jubilee, and they divided the earth into three parts, to Shem and to Ham, and to Japhet, each one his inheritance, in the first year of the first week, while an angel, one of us who were sent to them, was there.”
8:9 “And he called his sons, and they came to him, they and their children, and he divided the earth by lot what his three sons should take, and they stretched out their hands and took to themselves the writing out of the bosom of their father Noah.”
8:10 “And there came out on the writing as the lot for Shem the middle of the earth, which he and his children should have as an inheritance for the generations unto eternity, from the middle of the Mountain Rafu, from the exit of the water of the river Tina, and his portion goes toward the west through the midst of this river, and they go until they approach to the abyss of the waters out of which comes this river, and this river empties and pours its waters into the sea Miot, and this river goes into the great sea: all that is toward the north of this is Japhet’s, and all that is to the direction of the south is Shem’s.”
8:11 “And it reaches until it comes to Karaso, which is in the bosom of the tongue which looks toward the south.”
8:12 “And his portion reaches unto the great sea, and reaches straight until it approaches the west of the tongue which looks toward the south; for the sea is called the tongue of the Egyptian sea.”
8:13 “And it turns from there toward the south, toward the mouth of the great sea in the shore of the waters and proceeds toward Arabia and Ophra, and it proceeds until it reaches to the water of the river Gejon and toward the south of the water of Gejon, along the shore of this same river.”
8:14 “And it proceeds toward the north until it approaches the garden of Eden, toward the south thereof to the south, and from the east of the whole land of Eden, and toward the whole east, and it turns to the east, and proceeds until it approaches toward the east of the hills whose name is Rafa, and it descends toward the border of the outlet of the water of the river Tina.”
8:15 “This portion came out in the lot for Shem and his sons, and he remembered his word which he had spoken with his mouth in prophecy, for he had said:”
8:16 “Blessed/praised be the Lord God of Shem, and may the Lord dwell in the dwelling of Shem!”
8:17 “And he knew that the garden of Eden is the holy of holies, and the dwelling of the Lord, and Mount Sinai, the center of the desert, and Mount Zion, the center of the navel of the earth, these three, opposite one another, were created as sanctuaries.”
8:18 “And he blessed/praised the God of gods who had put the speech of the Lord into his mouth.”
8:19 “And he knew that a blessed portion and a blessing had come to Shem and to the children of his generations forever; the whole land of Edom, and all the land of the Erythrian sea, and all the land of the east, and India and at the Erythrian and the mountains thereof, and all the land of Basor, and all the land of Lebanon and the islands of Kuphatur, and all the land of Elam and Asur and Babel and Susan and Madar, and all the mountains of Ararat, and all the land beyond the sea which is beyond the hills of Asur toward the north, a blessed and prosperous land, and all that is in it is very good.”
8:20 “And for Ham came out as the second portion, beyond the Gijon, toward the south, to the right of the garden, and it proceeds to all the fire mountains, and goes toward the west to the sea Atil, and goes to the west until it reaches to the sea of Mauk, of that one into which everything descends that is destroyed.”
8:21 “And it proceeds to the north to the shore of Gadil and goes to the west of the water of the sea until it approaches the river Gejon, and the river Gejon goes until it approaches to the right of the garden of Eden: and this land is the land which came forth for Ham as the portion he shall retain for himself and the children of his generations forever.”
8:22 “And for Japhet there came forth a third portion beyond the river Tina, toward the north of the exit of its waters, and it goes toward the northeast the whole district of Lag, and all the east thereof.”
8:23 “And it goes toward the north to the north, and goes to the mountains of Kilt, toward the north and toward the sea Mauk, and it goes toward the east of Gadir over toward the coast of the water of the sea.”
8:24 “And it proceeds until it approaches the west of Para, and returns toward Apherag, and goes toward the east, towards the waters of the sea Meat. And it goes toward the shore of the river Tina, toward the east of the north, until it approaches to the shore of the waters thereof, toward the mountain Rafa, and it bends toward the north.”
8:25 “This is the land which came forth for Japhet and his children as the portion of his inheritance which he should hold unto eternity for himself and the children of their generation unto eternity: five great islands and a great land in the north; only it is cold, but the land of Ham is hot, and the land of Shem has neither heat nor frost, for it is mixed in coldness and heat.”

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