YOḆELIM 32 (Jubilee 32)

1 And he stayed that night at Bĕyth Ĕl, and Lĕwi dreamed that they had ordained and made him the kohĕn of the Most High Ĕl, he and his sons forever. And he awoke from his sleep and baraḵ 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.

2 And Ya’aqoḇ rose early in the morning, on the fourteenth of this month, and he gave a tithe of all that came with him, both of men and cattle, both of gold and every vessel and garment, he even gave tithes of all.

3 And in those days Raḥĕl became pregnant with her son Binyamin. And Ya’aqoḇ counted his sons from him upwards and Lĕwi fell to the portion of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 and his father clothed him in the garments of the kehunnah and filled his hands.

4 And on the fifteenth of this month, he brought to the altar fourteen bulls from among the cattle, and twenty-eight rams, and forty-nine sheep, and seven lambs, and twenty-one young goats as a burnt offering on the altar of offering, well pleasing as a sweet fragrance before Elohim.

5 This was his offering, because of the vow which he had vowed that he would give a tenth, with their grain offerings and their drink offerings.

6 And when the fire had consumed it, he burned incense on the fire over the fire, and for a slaughtering of thanksgiving: two bulls and four rams and four sheep, four goats, and two sheep of a year old, and two young goats; and thus he did daily for seven days.

7 And he and all his sons and his men were eating with joy there during seven days and beraḵah and thanking 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, who had delivered him out of all his tribulation and had given him his vow.

8 And he tithed all the clean beasts, and made a burnt offering, but the unclean beasts he did not give to Lĕwi his son, and he gave him all the beings of the men.

9 And Lĕwi served as kohĕn at Bĕyth Ĕl before Ya’aqoḇ his father in preference to his ten brothers, and he was a kohĕn there, and Ya’aqoḇ gave his vow. Thus he tithed again the tithe to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 and qadosh it, and it became qodesh unto Him.

10 And for this reason it is ordained on the tablets of the shamayim as a Law for the tithe. Furthermore, to eat the tithe before 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 from year to year, in the place where it is chosen that His Name should dwell, and to this Law there is no limit of days forever.

11 This Law is written that it may be fulfilled from year to year in eating the second tithe before 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 in the place where it has been chosen, and none shall remain over from it from this year to the year following.

12 For in its year the seed shall be eaten till the days of the gathering of the seed of the year; and the wine till the days of the wine; and the oil till the days of its season.

13 And all that is left of it and becomes old, let it be regarded as polluted: let it be burned with fire, for it is unclean.

14 And so let them eat it together in the Miqdash, and let them not allow it to become old.

15 And all the tithes of the bulls and sheep shall be qodesh unto 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, and shall belong to His kohenim, which they shall eat before Him from year to year; for so it is ordained and engraved regarding the tithe on the tablets of the shamayim.

16 And on the following night, on the twenty-second day of this month, Ya’aqoḇ resolved to build that place, and to surround the courtyard with a wall, and to qadosh it and make it qodesh forever, for himself and his children after him.

17 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 appeared to him by night and baraḵ him and said to him, “Your name shall not be called Ya’aqoḇ, but they shall name your name Yisra’ĕl.”

18 And He said to him further, “I am 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 who created the shamayim and the earth, and I shall increase you and multiply you exceedingly, and sovereigns shall come forth from you, and they shall rightly rule everywhere; wherever the foot of the sons of men has trodden.

19 “And I shall give to your seed all the earth which is under the shamayim, and they shall rightly rule all the nations according to their desires, and after that they shall gain possession of the whole earth and inherit it forever.”

20 And He finished speaking with him, and He went up from him, and Ya’aqoḇ looked till He had ascended into the shamayim.

21 And he saw in a vision of the night, and see, a Messenger descended from the shamayim with seven tablets in his hands, and He gave them to Ya’aqoḇ, and he read them and knew all that was written therein which would come upon him and his sons throughout all the ages.

22 And He showed him all that was written on the tablets, and said to him, “Do not build this place, and do not make it an everlasting Miqdash, and do not dwell here; for this is not the place. Go to the house of Aḇraham your father and dwell with Yitsḥaq your father until the day of the death of your father.

23 “For in Mitsrayim you shall die in peace, and in this land you shall be buried with honour in the grave of your fathers; with Aḇraham and Yitsḥaq.

24 “Do not fear, for as you have seen and read, so it shall all be. And you shall write down all as you have seen and read.”

25 And Ya’aqoḇ said, “Aḏonai, how can I remember all that I have read and seen?” And He said to him, “I shall bring all matters to your remembrance.”

26 And He went up from him, and he awoke from his sleep, and he remembered all which he had read and seen, and he wrote down all the words which he had read and seen.

27 And he celebrated there yet another day, and on it he slaughtered according to all that he slaughtered on the former days, and called its name, Addition, for this day was added, and the former days he called The Feast.

28 And so it was revealed that it should be, and it is written on the tablets of the shamayim, therefore it was revealed to him that he should celebrate it, and add it to the seven days of the feast.

29 And its name was called Addition, because it was recorded among the days of the Feast days, according to the number of the days of the year.

30 And in the night, on the twenty-third of this month, Deḇorah, Riḇqah’s nurse died, and they buried her beneath the city under the terebinth of the river, and he called the name of this place, The River of Deḇorah, and the terebinth, The Terebinth of the Mourning of Deḇorah.

31 And Riḇqah went and returned to her house to his father Yitsḥaq, and Ya’aqoḇ sent by her hand rams and sheep and goats that she should prepare a meal for his father such as he desired.

32 And he went after his mother till he came to the land of Qaḇratan, and he dwelt there.

33 And Raḥĕl bore a son in the night, and called his name Ben-Oni, for she suffered in giving him birth. But his father called his name Binyamin, on the eleventh of the eighth month in the first of the sixth week of this Yoḇĕl.

34 And Raḥĕl died there and she was buried in the land of Ephrath, the same is Bĕyth Leḥem, and Ya’aqoḇ built a standing column on the grave of Raḥĕl, on the road above her grave.