YOḆELIM 18 (Jubilees 18)

1 And Elohim said to him, “Aḇraham, Aḇraham.” And he said, “See, here I am.”

2 And He said, “Take your beloved son Yitsḥaq whom you love, and go to the high country, and offer him on one of the mountains which I shall point out to you.”

3 And he rose early in the morning and saddled his donkey, and took his two young men with him, and Yitsḥaq his son, and cut the wood for the burnt offering, and he went to the place on the third day, and he saw the place far off.

4 And he came to a well of water, and he said to his young men, “You stay here with the donkey, and I and the lad shall go on, and when we have worshipped we shall come again to you.”

5 And he took the wood for the burnt offering and laid it on Yitsḥaq his son, and he took in his hand the fire and the knife, and they went, both of them together to that place.

6 And Yitsḥaq said to his father, “Father.” And he said, “Here I am, my son.” And he said to him, “See, the fire, and the knife, and the wood; but where is the sheep for the burnt offering, father?”

7 And he said, “Elohim shall provide a sheep for a burnt offering, my son.” And he drew near to the place of the mountain of Elohim.

8 And he built an altar, and he placed the wood on the altar, and bound Yitsḥaq his son, and placed him on the wood which was upon the altar, and stretched out his hand to take the knife to slay Yitsḥaq his son.

9 And I stood before him, and before the prince of Mastĕma, and 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 said, “Command him not to lay his hand on the lad, nor to do any matter to him, for I have shown that he reveres 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.”

10 And I called to him from the shamayim, and said to him, “Aḇraham, Aḇraham!” And he was afraid and said, “See, here I am.”

11 And I said to him, “Do not lay your hand on the lad, neither do any matter to him; for now I have shown that you revere 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, and have not withheld your son, your first-born son, from Me.”

12 And the prince of Mastĕma was put to shame, and Aḇraham lifted up his eyes and looked, and see, a single ram  caught by its horns. And Aḇraham went and took the ram and offered it as a burnt offering instead of his son.

13 And Aḇraham called that place ‘𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Yireh,’ so that it is said, “𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 provides.” That is Mount Tsion.

14 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 called Aḇraham by his name a second time from the shamayim, as He caused us to appear to speak to him in the Name of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.

15 And He said, “By Myself I have sworn, says 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄. Because you have done this matter, and have not withheld your son, your beloved son, from Me, that in beraḵah I shall baraḵ you and in multiplying I shall multiply your seed as the stars of the shamayim, and as the sand which is on the seashore. And your seed shall inherit the cities of its enemies,

16 “and in your seed all nations of the earth shall be baruḵ; because you have obeyed My voice, and I have shown to all that you are trustworthy to Me in all that I have said to you. Go in peace.”

17 And Aḇraham went to his young men, and they arose and went together to Be’ĕrsheḇa, and Aḇraham dwelt by Be’ĕrsheḇa.

18 And he celebrated this Festival every year, seven days with joy, and he called it the Festival of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 according to the seven days during which he went and returned in peace.

19 And accordingly it has been ordained and written on the tablets of the shamayim regarding Yisra’ĕl and its seed that they should observe this Festival seven days with the joy of a Festival.