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race being an old man and full of days: and his sons Esau

and Jacob buried him. XXXVI. Now these are the families of Esau, the same is

Edom. Esau took to himself wives from the daughters of the Chananites—Ada the daughter of Ailom the Chettite; and

Olibema the daughter of Ana, the son of Sebegon the Evite; 3 and Basemath, Ismael's daughter, the sister of Nabaioth. And

Ada bore him Eliphas; and Basemath bore Raguel; and Oli. 5 bema bore Jeous and Jeglom and Kore. These were the sons

of Esau who were born to him in the land of Chanaan. 6 And Esau took his wives and his sons and his daughters and

all the persons belonging to his family, and all his substance, and all his cattle, and all that he possessed, and all that he had

gotten in the land of Chanaan, and went out from the land of 7 Chanaan, from the face of his brother Jacob: for their sub

stance was too great for them to dwell together, and the land where they sojourned could not support them on account of the abundance of their stock. And Esau made his abode on mount Seir, Esau is the same as Edom. 9 Now these are the families of Esau, the father of the Edomites, on mount Seir. And these are the names of Esau's sons

-Eliphas son of Ada, Esau's wife; and Raguel, son of Basemath, Esau's wife. 11 And the sons of Eliphas were Thaiman, Omar, Sophar, 12 Gotham and Kenez. And Thamna was a concubine of Eli.

phas, the son of Esau, and she bore to Eliphas, Amalek.

These were the children of Ada the wife of Esau. 13 And these are the sons of Raguel, Nachoth, Zare, Some

and Mose. These were the children of Basemath, the wife of

Esau. 14 And these are the children of Olibema the daughter of

Ana, the son of Sebegon, the wife of Esau. She bore to Esau,

Jeous and Jeglom and Kore. 15 These were the emirs of son Esau. The sons of Eliphas,

Esau's first born. Emir Thaiman, emir Omar, emir Sophar, emir Kenez, emir Kore, emir Gothom, emir Amelek. These

were the emirs of Eliphas in the land of Idumea. These were 17 the children of Ada. And these were sons of Raguel, son of

Esau, emir Nachoth, emir Zare, emir Some, emir Mose. These were the emirs of Raguel in the land of Edom. These 18 were the children of Basemath, the wife of Esau. And these

were the sons of Olibema the wife of Esau, emir Jeous, emir Jeglom, emir Kore. These were the emirs of Olibema, the daughter of Ana, Esau's wife. These were the children of

Esau and these their Emirs. They are the Edomites. . 20 Now these were sons of Seir the Chorrite, the inhabitant

of the land, Lotan, Sobal, Sebegon, Ana, and Deson, and Asar,

and Rison. These were the emirs of the Chorrite-of son Seir 22 in the land of Edom. And these were the sons of Lotan, Chor. 23 ri and Aiman, and the sister of Lotan, Thamna. And these

were the sons of Sobal, Golam and Manachath and Gaibel and 24 Sophar and Omar. And these were the sons of Sebegon, Aie

and Ana. This is that Ana who found the Jameins in the wil. 25 derness, when he was feeding his father Sebegon's asses. And

these were sons of Ana; Deson and Olibema a daughter of 26 Ana: And these were the sons of Deson, Amada and Asban 27 and Ithran and Charran. And these were the sons of Asar, 28 Balaam and Zoukam and Joukam. And these were the sons

Rison, Os and Aran. 29 And these were the emirs of the Chorrites, emir Lotan,

emir Sobal, emir Sebegon, emir Ana, emir Deson, emir Asar, emir Rison. These were the emirs of the Chorrites in their

clans in the land of Edom. 31 And these were the kings who reigned in Edom before a 32 king reigned in Israel; Balak son of Beor reigned in Edom 33 and the name of his city was Donnaba; and when Balak died, 34 Jobab son of Zara of Bosorra reigned in his stead; and when

Jobab died, Asom of the land of the Thaimanites reigned in 35 his stead; and when Asom died, Adad son of Barad who

smote Madiam in the plain of Moab reigned in his stead and 36 the name of his city was Gethaim. And when Adad died, Sa. 37 mada of Masekka reigned in his stead; and when Samada

died, Saul of Rooboth which is by the river reigned in his 38 stead; and when Saul died, Ballenon son of Achobar reign

ed in his stead; and when Ballenon son of Achobar died, 39 Arad son of Barad reigned in his stead; and the name of his

city was Phogor, and his wife's name, Metebeel. She was a daughter of Matraith, son of Maizoob.

40 These are the names of the emirs of Esau in their tribes

according to their place in their countries and their nations; 41 Emir of Thamna, emir of Gola, emir of Jether, emir of Olibe42 mas, emir of Elas; emir of Phinon, emir of Kenez, emir of

Thaiman, emir of Mazar, emir of Magediel, emir of Zaphoin. ! 43 These are the emirs of Edom in their respective abodes in

the land of their possession. Esau and father Edom is the

same. XXXVII. Now Jacob dwelt in the land where his father had

sojourned in the land of Chanaan; and this is the history of 2 Jacob's posterity. When Joseph was seventeen years of age

and feeding his father's sheep with his brothers, as he was young, namely with the sons of Balla and the sons of Zelpha

his father's wives, they carried an ill report against Joseph to 3 Israel their father. Now Jacob loved Joseph above all his chil.

dren because he was the son of his old age; and he had made 4 him a robe of different colours. So when his brothers saw that

their father loved him more than all his sons, they hated him 5 and could not speak peaceably to him. Besides Joseph hay.

ing dreamed a dream told it to his brothers and said to them, 6 Hear this dream which I have dreamed. I thought we were 7 binding sheaves in the middle of a field; and my sheaf arose

and stood upright, and your sheaves being ranged around 8 made obeisance to my sheaf. Upon which his brothers said

to him, Shalt thou indeed reign over us or have dominion over 9 us? So they hated him still more for his dreams and for his

words. And he had another dream and told this to his father and his brothers and said, Behold, I have dreamed another

dream, as if the sun and the moon and eleven stars made obei. 10 sance to me. Upon which his father rebuked him saying,

What is this dream which thou hast dreamed? What! Shall I

and thy mother and thy brothers come and bow down to thec 11 on the ground? So his brothers envied him; but his father pon12 dered the matter. After this his brothers having gone to Sy13 chem to feed their father's flocks, Israel said to Joseph, Are

not thy brothers tending the flocks at Sychem? Come, let me send thee to them. And he said, I am ready. Whereupon Israel

said to him, Go and see if thy brothers and the flocks be well 14 and bring me word. So he despatched him from the valley of

Chebron and he went to Sychem: and a man found him wand15 ering in the plain. And the man asked him saying, What art 16 thou seeking? To which he replied, I am seeking my brothers, 17 tell me where they are feeding. And the man said to him, They

have removed from this place; for I heard them say, Let us go 18 to Dothaim. So Joseph went after his brothers and found them

at Dothaim. Now when they saw him at a great distance be

fore he came near them, they wickedly thought of killing him 19 and said one to another, Behold the dreamer is coming. Now 20 therefore come let us kill him and throw him into one of these, 21 pits, and we will say a savage beast hath devoured him. And let

us see what will become of his dreams. But when Reuben heard

he rescued him out of their hands and said, Let us not touch his 22 life. Reuben indeed said to them, Shed not blood. Throw

him into one of these pits in the wilderness, but lay not a hand

on him, in order that he might rescue him out of their hands 23 and deliver him to his father. So when Joseph came to his

brothers they stripped him of the variegated robe which he had 24 on and took him and threw him into the pit. But the pit was 25 empty. It had no water. Then they sat down to eat bread.

And raising their eyes they looked; and lo! Ismaelite travellers were coming out of Galaad and their camels were loaded

with spiceries, with balm and stacte, which they were carry26 ing to Egypt. Thereupon Judas said to his brothers, What

advantage will it be though we slay our brother and conceal 27 his blood? Come let us sell him to these Ismaelites and let not

our hands be upon him, for he is our brother and our flesh. 28 So his brothers hearkened to him. And when the Madienite

merchants came, they drew him up. They lifted Joseph up

out of the pit and sold him to the Ismaelites for twenty pieces 29 of gold; and they carried Joseph down to Egypt. Now when 30 Reuben came back to the pit and did not see Joseph in it, he

rent his cloaths and returned to his brothers and said, The 31 boy is gone. And as for me where now am I to go? Then they

took Joseph's coat, and having killed a kid of the goats they besmeared the coat with the blood and sent away the varie.

gated robe and had it carried to his father and said, This we 32 found. Examine whether it be thy son's robe or not. And he 33 knew it and said, It is my son's robe, An eyil beast hath de

34 voured him. A wild beast hath torn Joseph. Then Jacob rent

his cloaths and put on sackcloth on his loins and mourned for 35 his son many days. And all his sons and daughters assembled

and came to comfort him, but he would not be comforted say

ing, I will go to my son mourning, to the mansion of the dead. 36 Thus his father mourned for him. But the Madienites sold

Joseph in Egypt to Petephres the chamberlain of Pharao, the

captain of the guards. XXXVIII. Now at that time Judas went down from his

brothers and came to a certain Odollamite whose name was 2 Eiras. And Judas saw there a daughter of a Chananite, her 3 name was Sava. And he took her and went in unto her and 4 she conceived and bore a son and called his name Er. And

she conceived again and bore a son and called his name Au. 5 nan. And she bore another son and called his name Selom. 6 Now she was at Chasbi when she bore them. And for Er his 7 first born Judas took a wife whose name was Thamar. But

Er the first born of Judas was wicked in the sight of the Lord, 8 and God slew him. Whereupon Judas said to Aunan, Go in

unto thy brother's wife and be a husband to her and raise up 9 a seed for thy brother. But when Aunan knew that the seed

would not be his, it came to pass that when he went in unto his

brother's wife he shed it on the ground; that he might not 10 give seed to his brother. And it appeared evil in the sight of

God that he had done this, therefore he caused him also to die. 11 Then Judas said to Thamar his daughter in law, Continue a

widow in thy father's house till my son Selom grow up. For 12 he said, Peradventure he also may die as his brothers did. So

Thamar went and dwelt at her father's house. But the time was prolonged and Sava the wife of Judas died. And when Ju

das was comforted he went up to his sheep shearers, he and his 13 shepherd Eiras the Odollamite, to Thamna. And it was told

Thamar his daughter in law saying, Lo! thy father in law is 14 going up to Thramna to shear his sheep. Whereupon she put off

the robes of her widowhood and put on a veil and adorned her. self and sat near the gates of Ainan in the way to Thamna.

For she saw that Selom was grown up and that he had not 15 given her to him for a wife. And when Judas saw her, he

thought she was a harlot, for she had covered her face and he

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