The Book of Jubilees: The Torah Calendar eBook - Book - Page 112
1 2 : A B R A H A M
S T A N D S
Cf. 4Q225226, fr. II.
Abram seeks to convert
Terah from Idolatry; the
Family of Terah (cf. Gen.
11:27-30). Abram burns the
Idols. Death of Haran
(cf. Gen. 11:28) (12:1-14)
1 And it came to pass in the
In 1-14 we sixth week, in the seventh
early form of year thereof, that Abram
of Abram’s said to Terah his father,
against saying, “Father!” And he said,
idolatry. This “Behold, here am I, my son.”
remarkable 2 And he said, “What help
both in and profit have we from those
expression, idols which thou dost worship,
i.-viii. of the And before which thou dost
of Abraham. bow thyself ? 3 For there is no
spirit in them, For they are
Cf. Ps. 85:17
dumb forms, and a misleading
of the heart. Worship them
not: 4 Worship the Elohim
of heaven, Who causeth the
rain and the dew to descend
on the earth, And doeth
Jr. 14:22. everything upon the earth,
And hath created everything
by His word, And all life is
Cf. Ps. 83:6:
Heb. 11:3; 2 from before His face. 5 Why
2 Esd. 6:3. do ye worship things that
have no spirit in them? For
they are the work of (men’s)
hands, And on your shoulders
Cf. Jr.10:3, 9
do ye bear them, And ye have
no help from them, But they
Cf. Isa. 46:7;
Jer. 10:5; are a great cause of shame to
Moses, 8:4 those who make them, And
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a misleading of the heart
to those who worship them:
Worship them not.” 6 And
his father said unto him, “I
also know it, my son, but what
shall I do with a people who
have made me to serve before
them? 7 And if I tell them the Abraham
truth, they will slay me; for indignant with
their soul cleaveth to them Abraham
to worship them and honour idols.
them. Keep silent, my son, lest
they slay thee.” 8 And these
words he spake to his two
brothers, and they were angry
with him and he kept silent.
9 And in the fortieth jubilee, 1925 A.M.
in the second week, in the Cf.
seventh year thereof, Abram according
took to himself a wife, and her Sarah was
name was Sarai, the daughter Abraham’s
of his father, and she became In9, Lev.
his wife. 10 And Haran, his 17,
with a sister
brother, took to himself a oris strictly
wife in the third year of the forbidden.
third week, and she bare him
a son in the seventh year of
this week and he called his 1932 A.M.
name Lot. 11 And Nahor, his
brother, took to himself a wife. According
12 And in the sixtieth year of Milcah.
the life of Abram, that is, in
the fourth week, in the fourth 1936 A.M.
year thereof, Abram arose by
night, and burned the house
of the idols, and he burned
all that was in the house, and
no man knew it. 13 And they
arose in the night and sought