YOḆELIM 3 (Jubilees 3)

1 And on the six days of the second week, according to the word of Elohim, we brought to Aḏam all the beasts, and all the cattle, and all the birds, and all that moves on the earth, and all that moves in the water, according to their kinds, and according to their types: the beasts on the first day; the cattle on the second day; the birds on the third day; and all that which moves on the earth on the fourth day; and that which moves in the water on the fifth day.

2 And Aḏam named them all by their respective names, and as he called them, so their name was.

3 And on these five days Aḏam saw all these, male and female, according to every kind that was on the earth, but he was alone and found no helper for himself.

4 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 said to us, “It is not good that the man should be alone; let Us make a helper for him.”

5 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 our Elohim caused a deep sleep to fall upon him, and he slept, and He took for the woman one rib from among his ribs, and this rib was the origin of the woman from among his ribs, and He built up the flesh in its stead, and made the woman.

6 And He woke Aḏam out of his sleep, and upon waking he rose on the sixth day, and He brought her to him, and he knew her, and said to her, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh. She shall be called ‘woman’, because she was taken out of man.”

7 Therefore man and wife shall be one, and therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother, and cling to his wife, and they shall be one flesh.

8 In the first week Aḏam was created, and the rib – his wife – in the second week He showed her to him. And for this reason the Command was given to keep in their defilement, for a male seven days, and for a female twice seven days.

9 And after Aḏam had completed forty days in the land where he had been created, we brought him into the Garden of Ĕḏen to till and keep it, but his wife they brought in on the eightieth day, and after this she entered into the Garden of Ĕḏen.

10 And for this reason the Command is written on the tablets of the shamayim in regard to her that gives birth: If she brings forth a male, she shall remain in her uncleanness seven days according to the first week of days, and thirty-three days she shall remain in the blood of her purifying. And she shall not touch any qodesh matter, nor enter into the Miqdash, until she accomplishes these days which are commanded in the case of a male child.

11 But in the case of a female child she shall remain in her uncleanness two weeks of days, according to the first two weeks, and sixty-six days in the blood of her purification, and they shall be eighty days in all.

12 And when she had completed these eighty days we brought her into the Garden of Ĕḏen, for it is more qodesh than all the earth besides, and every tree that is planted in it is qodesh.

13 Therefore, there was ordained regarding her who brings forth a male or a female child, the law of those days that she should touch no qodesh matter, nor enter into the Miqdash until these days for the male or female child are accomplished.

14 This is the Torah and witness which was written down for Yisra’ĕl, in order that they should observe it forever.

15 And in the first week of the first Yoḇĕl, Aḏam and his wife were in the Garden of Ĕḏen for seven years tilling and keeping it, and we gave him work and we instructed him to do all that is suitable for serving.

16 And he tilled the garden, and was naked and was not aware of it, and was not ashamed, and he protected the garden from the birds and beasts and cattle, and gathered its fruit, and ate, and put aside the remainder for himself and for his wife.

17 And after the completion of the seven years which he had completed there, seven years exactly, and in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, the serpent came and approached the woman. And the serpent said to the woman, “Has Elohim commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden?’ ”

18 And she said to him, “Of all the fruit of the trees of the garden Elohim has said to us, ‘Eat,’ but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden Elohim has said to us, ‘You shall not eat of it, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.’ ”

19 And the serpent said to the woman, “You shall certainly not die. For Elohim knows that on the day you eat of it, your eyes shall be opened, and you shall be like Elohim, and you shall know good and evil.”

20 And the woman saw the tree that it was agreeable and pleasant to the eye, and that its fruit was good for food, and she took of it and ate.

21 And when she had first covered her shame with fig leaves, she gave of it to Aḏam and he ate, and his eyes were opened, and he saw that he was naked.

22 And he took fig leaves and sewed them together, and made a covering for himself, and covered his shame.

23 And Elohim cursed the serpent, and was wroth with it forever.

24 And He was wroth with the woman, because she listened to the voice of the serpent, and ate. And He said to her, “I shall greatly multiply your sorrow and your pains. In sorrow you shall bring forth children, and your return shall be unto your husband, and he shall rule over you.”

25 And to Aḏam also He said, “Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten of the tree which I commanded you that you should not eat of it, cursed be the ground for your sake. Thorns and thistles it shall bring forth to you, and you shall eat your bread in the sweat of your face, till you return to the earth from where you were taken; for dust you are, and to dust shall you return.”

26 And He made for them coats of skin, and clothed them, and sent them out from the Garden of Ĕḏen.

27 And on that day on which Aḏam went out from the garden, he offered as a sweet fragrance an offering: frankincense, galbanum, and fragrant gum, and spices in the morning with the rising of the sun from the day when he covered his shame.

28 And on that day the mouth of all beasts was closed, and of cattle, and of birds, and of whatever walks, and of whatever moves, so that they could no longer speak, for they had all spoken, one with another with one lip and with one tongue.

29 And He sent out of the Garden of Ĕḏen all flesh that was in the Garden of Ĕḏen, and all flesh was scattered according to their kinds, and according to their types to the places which had been created for them.

30 And to Aḏam alone He gave the means to cover his shame, of all the beasts and cattle.

31 On this account, it is prescribed on the tablets of the shamayim as regarding all those who know the Right-Ruling of the Torah, that they should cover their shame, and should not uncover themselves as the gentiles uncover themselves.

32 And on the new moon of the fourth month, Aḏam and his wife went out from the Garden of Ĕḏen, and they dwelt in the land of Elda, in the land of their creation.

33 And Aḏam called the name of his wife Ḥawwah.

34 And they had no son till the first Yoḇĕl, and after this he knew her.

35 Now he tilled the land as he had been instructed in the Garden of Ĕḏen.