YOḆELIM 7 (Jubilees 7)

1 And in the seventh week in the first year, in this Yoḇĕl, Noaḥ planted vines on the mountain on which the ark had rested, named Luḇar, one of the Mountains of Ararat. And they produced fruit in the fourth year, and he guarded their fruit, and gathered it in this year in the seventh month.

2 And he made wine from them and put it into a vessel, and kept it until the fifth year, until the first day, on the new moon of the first month.

3 And he celebrated with joy the day of this Festival, and he made a burnt offering to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄: one young bull and one ram, and seven sheep, each a year old, and a young goat, that he might make atonement thereby for himself and his sons.

4 And he prepared the young goat first, and placed some of its blood on the flesh that was on the altar which he had made, and all the fat he laid on the altar where he made the burnt offering, and the bull and the ram and the sheep, and he arranged all their flesh on the altar.

5 And he placed all their offerings mixed with oil on it, and afterwards he sprinkled wine on the fire which he had previously made on the altar, and he placed incense on the altar and caused a sweet fragrance to ascend, acceptable before 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 his Elohim.

6 And he rejoiced and drank of this wine, he and his children with joy.

7 And it was evening, and he went into his tent, and being drunk he lay down and slept, and was uncovered in his tent as he slept.

8 And Ḥam saw Noaḥ his father naked, and went out and told his two brothers outside.

9 And Shĕm took his garment and arose, he and Yepheth, and they placed the garment on their shoulders and went backward and covered the shame of their father, and their faces were backward.

10 And Noaḥ awoke from his sleep and knew all that his younger son had done to him, and he cursed his son and said, “Cursed be Kena’an, let him become a servant of servants to his brothers.”

11 And he baraḵ Shĕm, and said, “Baruḵ be 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Elohim of Shĕm, and let Kena’an become his servant.

12 “Let Elohim enlarge Yepheth, and let Elohim dwell in the dwelling of Shĕm, and let Kena’an become his servant.”

13 And Ḥam knew that his father had cursed his younger son, and he was displeased that he had cursed his son, and he parted from his father, he and his sons with him, Kush and Mitsrayim and Put and Kena’an.

14 And he built a city and called its name after the name of his wife Ne’elatama’uk.

15 And Yepheth saw it, and became envious of his brother, and he too built a city, and he called its name after the name of his wife Aḏataneses.

16 And Shĕm dwelt with his father Noaḥ, and he built a city close to his father on the mountain, and he too called its name after the name of his wife Tseḏeqetelĕḇaḇ.

17 And see, these three cities are near Mount Luḇar; Tseḏeqetelĕḇaḇ before the mountain on its east; and Ne’elatama’uk on the south; Aḏataneses towards the west.

18 And these are the sons of Shĕm: Ĕylam, and Asshur, and Arpaḵshaḏ – this son was born two years after the flood – and Luḏ, and Aram.

19 The sons of Yepheth: Gomer and Maḡoḡ and Maḏai and Yawan, Tuḇal and Mesheḵ and Tiras. These are the sons of Noaḥ.

20 And in the twenty-eighth Yoḇĕl Noaḥ began to command his sons’ sons the Laws and Commands, and all the Right-Rulings that he knew, and he urged his sons to observe righteousness, and to cover the shame of their flesh, and to baraḵ their Creator, and honour father and mother, and love their neighbour, and guard their beings from whoring and uncleanness and all wickedness.

21 For owing to these three matters the flood came upon the earth, namely, due to the whoring by which the Watchers – against the Torah of their Laws – went whoring after the daughters of men, and took wives for themselves of all they chose, and they made the beginning of uncleanness.

22 And they brought forth sons, the Naphidim, but they were all evil, and they devoured one another. And the Giants slew the Naphil, and the Naphil slew the Elyo, and the Elyo mankind, and one another.

23 And everyone sold himself to work wickedness and to shed much blood, and the earth was filled with wickedness.

24 And after this they sinned against the beasts and birds, and all that moves and walks on the earth. And much blood was shed on the earth, and every inclination and desire of men planned worthlessness and evil continually.

25 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 destroyed all from off the face of the earth because of the wickedness of their deeds, and because of the blood which they had shed in the midst of the earth. He destroyed all.

26 “And we were left, you and I, my sons, and all that entered with us into the ark, and look, I see your works before me that you do not walk in righteousness; for you have begun to walk in the path of destruction, and you are parting from one another, and are envious of one another, and so it is that you are not in unity, my sons, each with his brother.

27 “For I look, and see, the demons have begun their enticements against you and against your children. And now I fear on your behalf, that after my death you shall shed the blood of men upon the earth, and that you shall also be destroyed from the face of the earth.

28 “For whoever sheds man’s blood, and whoever eats the blood of any flesh, shall all be destroyed from the earth.

29 “And there shall not be left any man that eats blood, or that sheds the blood of man on the earth, nor shall there be left to him any seed or descendants living under the shamayim. For they shall go into the grave, and they shall descend into the place of condemnation, and they shall all be removed into the darkness of the deep by a violent death.

30 “No blood is to be seen upon you. Of all the blood there shall be, all the days in which you have killed any beasts or cattle or whatever flies upon the earth, and you perform a good work toward your beings by covering that which has been shed on the face of the earth.

31 “And you shall not be like him who eats with blood, but guard yourselves that none may eat flesh before you cover the blood, for thus have I been commanded to witness to you and your children, together with all flesh.

32 “And do not allow the life to be eaten with the flesh, that your blood, which is your life, may not be required at the hand of any flesh that sheds it on the earth.

33 “For the earth shall not be clean from the blood which has been shed upon it; for only through the blood of him that shed it shall the earth be purified throughout all its generations.

34 “And now, my children, listen! Work right-ruling and righteousness that you may be planted in righteousness over the face of the whole earth, and your esteem lifted up before my Elohim, who saved me from the waters of the flood.

35 “And see, you shall go and build for yourselves cities, and plant in them all the plants that are upon the earth, and also all fruit-bearing trees.

36 “For three years the fruit of all that is eaten shall not be gathered, and in the fourth year its fruit shall be reckoned qodesh, acceptable before the Most High Ĕl, who created the shamayim and earth and all matters. Let them offer in abundance the first of the wine and oil as first-fruits on the altar of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, who receives it, and what is left let the servants of the house of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 eat before the altar which receives it.

37 “And in the fifth year you perform the release, so that you release it in righteousness and uprightness, and you shall be righteous, and all that you plant shall prosper.

38 “For so Ḥanoḵ, the father of your father commanded Methushelaḥ, his son, and Methushelaḥ his son Lemeḵ, and Lemeḵ commanded me all the matters which his fathers commanded him.

39 “And I also shall give you command, my sons, as Ḥanoḵ commanded his son in the first Yoḇelim. While still living, the seventh in his generation, he commanded and witnessed to his son and to his sons’ sons until the day of his death.”