YOḆELIM 44 (Jubilees 44)

1 And Yisra’ĕl took his journey from Ḥaran from his house on the new moon of the third month, and he went on the way of Be’ĕrsheḇa, and he offered an offering to the Elohim of his father Yitsḥaq on the seventh of this month.

2 And Ya’aqoḇ remembered the dream that he had seen at Bĕyth Ĕl, and he feared to go down into Mitsrayim.

3 And while he was thinking of sending word to Yosĕph to come to him, and that he would not go down, he remained there seven days, if it came to be he should see a vision as to whether he should remain or go down.

4 And he celebrated the harvest Festival of the First-Fruits with old grain, for in all the land of Kena’an there was not a handful of seed, for scarcity of food was over all the beasts and cattle and birds, and also over man.

5 And on the sixteenth 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 appeared to him, and said to him, “Ya’aqoḇ, Ya’aqoḇ.” And he said, “Here I am.” And He said to him, “I am the Elohim of your fathers, the Elohim of Aḇraham and Yitsḥaq. Do not fear to go down into Mitsrayim, for there I shall make you a great nation.

6 “I shall go down with you, and I shall bring you up, and in this land you shall be buried, and Yosĕph shall put his hands upon your eyes. Do not fear; go down into Mitsrayim.”

7 And his sons rose up, and his sons’ sons, and they placed their father and their possessions upon wagons.

8 And Yisra’ĕl rose up from Be’ĕrsheḇa on the sixteenth of this third month, and he went to the land of Mitsrayim.

9 And Yisra’ĕl sent Yahuḏah before him to his son Yosĕph to search out the Land of Goshen, for Yosĕph had told his brothers that they should come and dwell there that they might be near him.

10 And this was the choicest in the land of Mitsrayim, and near to him, for all and also for the cattle.

11 And these are the names of the sons of Ya’aqoḇ who went into Mitsrayim with Ya’aqoḇ their father:

12 Re’uḇĕn, the first-born of Yisra’ĕl; and these are the names of his sons: Ḥanoḵ, and Pallu, and Ḥetsron and Karmi – five.

13 Shim’on and his sons; and these are the names of his sons: Yemu’ĕl, and Yamin, and Ohaḏ, and Yaḵin, and Tsoḥar, and Sha’ul, the son of the Tsephathite woman – seven.

14 Lĕwi and his sons; and these are the names of his sons: Gĕreshon, and Qehath, and Merari – four.

15 Yahuḏah and his sons; and these are the names of his sons: Shĕlah, and Perets, and Zeraḥ – four.

16 Yissasḵar and his sons; and these are the names of his sons: Tola, and Puw’ah, and Yashuḇ, and Shimron – five.

17 Zeḇulun and his sons; and these are the names of his sons: Sereḏ, and Ĕlon, and Yaḥle’ĕl – four.

18 And these are the sons of Ya’aqoḇ, and their sons, whom Lĕ’ah bore to Ya’aqoḇ in Aram-Naharayim, six, and their one sister, Dinah. And all the beings of the sons of Lĕ’ah, and their sons, who went with Ya’aqoḇ their father into Mitsrayim, were twenty-nine, and Ya’aqoḇ their father being with them, they were thirty.

19 And the sons of Zilpah, Lĕ’ah’s female servant, the wife of Ya’aqoḇ, whom she bore unto Ya’aqoḇ, Gaḏ and Ashĕr.

20 And these are the names of their sons who went with him into Mitsrayim: the sons of Gaḏ: Tsiphyon, and Ḥaggi, and Shuni, and Etsbon, and Ĕri and Arĕli, and Aroḏi – eight.

21 And the sons of Ashĕr: Yimnah, and Yishwah, and Yishwi, and Beri’ah, and Seraḥ, their one sister – six.

22 All the beings were fourteen, and all those of Lĕ’ah were forty-four.

23 And the sons of Raḥĕl, the wife of Ya’aqoḇ: Yosĕph and Binyamin.

24 And there were born to Yosĕph in Mitsrayim before his father came into Mitsrayim, those whom Asenath, daughter of Potiphar priest of On bore to him: Menashsheh, and Ephrayim – three.

25 And the sons of Binyamin: Bela and Beḵer, and Ashbĕl, Gera, and Na’aman, and Ĕḥi, and Rosh, and Muppim, and Ḥuppim, and Ard – eleven.

26 And all the beings of Raḥĕl were fourteen.

27 And the sons of Bilhah, the female servant of Raḥĕl, the wife of Ya’aqoḇ, whom she bore to Ya’aqoḇ, were Dan and Naphtali.

28 And these are the names of their sons who went with them into Mitsrayim. And the sons of Dan were Ḥushim, and Samon, and Asuḏi, and lyakah, and Salomon – six.

29 And they died the year in which they entered into Mitsrayim, and there was left to Dan, Ḥushim alone.

30 And these are the names of the sons of Naphtali: Yahtsi’ĕl, and Guni, and Yĕtser, and Shallum, and Iw.

31 And Iw, who was born after the years of scarcity of food, died in Mitsrayim.

32 And all the beings of Raḥĕl were twenty-six.

33 And all the beings of Ya’aqoḇ which went into Mitsrayim were seventy beings. These are his children and his children’s children, in all seventy; but five died in Mitsrayim before Yosĕph, and had no children.

34 And in the land of Kena’an two sons of Yahuḏah died, Ĕr and Onan, and they had no children, and the children of Yisra’ĕl buried those who perished, and they were reckoned among the seventy gentile nations.