Yovel Jubilees 34
:And in the sixth year of this week of this forty-fourth jubilee [2148 A.M.] Ya'aqov (3290) sent his
sons to pasture their
sheep, and his servants with them to the pastures of Sh'khem (7927).
:And the seven kings of
the Emori (567) assembled themselves together against them, to slay them, hiding themselves under
the trees, and
to take their cattle as a prey.
:And Ya'aqov (3290) and Levi (3878) and Y'hudah (3063) and Yoseph (3130) were in the
house with Yits'chaq (3327) their father; for his spirit was sorrowful, and they could not leave him: and
Bin'yamin (1144) was
the youngest, and for this reason remained with his father.
:And there came the king[s]
of Taphu and the king[s] of 'Aresa, and the king[s] of Seragan, and the king[s] of Selo, and the
king[s] of Ga'as, and the one reigning of Bethoron, and the one reigning of Ma'anisakir, and all those who dwell in
mountains (and) who dwell in the woods in the land of K'na'an (3667).
:And they announced
this to Ya'aqov (3290) saying: 'Behold, the kings of the Emori (567) have surrounded thy sons, and plundered
:And he arose from his house, he and his three sons and all the servants of his father, and
servants, and he went against them with six thousand men, who carried swords.
slew them in the pastures of Sh'khem (7927), and pursued those who fled, and he slew them with the
edge of the sword, and he slew 'Aresa and Taphu and Saregan and Selo and 'Amani-
sakir and Ga[ga]'as, and he recovered his herds.
:And he prevailed over them, and
imposed tribute on them that they should pay him tribute, five fruit products of their land, and he
:And he returned in peace, and made peace with them, and they became
servants, until the day that he and his sons went down into Mits'rayim (4714).
:And in the seventh
year of this week [2149 A.M.] he sent Yoseph (3130) to learn about the welfare of his brothers from his
house to the land of Sh'khem (7927),
and he found them in the land of Dotan (1886).
:And they dealt treacherously with him, and
formed a plot against him to slay him, but changing their minds, they sold him to Yish'ma'el (3458)ite
merchants, and they brought him down into Mits'rayim (4714), and they sold him to Potiphar (6318), the eunuch of
chief of the cooks, priest of the city of 'Elew.
:And the sons of Ya'aqov (3290) slaughtered a kid,
and dipped the coat of Yoseph (3130) in the blood, and sent (it) to Ya'aqov (3290) their father on the tenth of the
:And he mourned all that night, for they had brought it to him in the evening, and he
became feverish with mourning for his death, and he said: 'An evil beast hath devoured Yoseph (3130)';
and all the members of his house [mourned with him that day, and they] were grieving and
him all that day.
:And his sons and his daughter rose up to comfort him, but he refused
comforted for his son.
:And on that day Bil'hah (1090) heard that Yoseph (3130) had perished, and she
died mourning him, and she was living in Qafratef, and Dinah (1783) also, his daughter, died after Yoseph (3130)
:And there came these three mournings upon Yis'ra'el (3478) in one month. And they
Bil'hah (1090) over against the tomb of Rachel (7354), and Dinah (1783) also. his daughter, they buried
:And he mourned for Yoseph (3130) one year, and did not cease, for he said 'Let me go down to
the grave mourning
for my son'.
:For this reason it is ordained for the sons of Yis'ra'el (3478) that they should
afflict themselves on the tenth of the seventh month -on the day that the news which made him
weep for Yoseph (3130) came to Ya'aqov (3290) his father- that they should make atonement for themselves
thereon with a young goat on the tenth of the seventh month, once a year, for their sins; for they
had grieved the
affection of their father regarding Yoseph (3130) his son.
:And this day has been ordained that
they should grieve thereon for their sins, and for all their transgressions and for all their errors, so
might cleanse themselves on that day once a year.
:And after Yoseph (3130) perished, the sons
of Ya'aqov (3290) took unto themselves wives. The name of R'uven (7205)'s wife is 'Ada; and the name of
Shim'on (8095)'s wife is 'Adlba'a, a K'na'anim (3669) ; and the name of Levi (3878)'s wife is Melka, of the daughters of
Aram (758), of the seed of the sons of Terah; and the name of Y'hudah (3063)'s wife, Betasu'el, a K'na'anim (3669) ; and
the name of Yisaskhar (3485)'s wife, Hezaqa: and the name of Zabulon's wife, Ni'iman; and the name of
Dan (1835)'s wife, 'Egla; and the name of Naph'tali (5321)'s wife, Rasu'u, of Mesopotamia; and the name of
Gad (1410)'s wife, Maka; and the name of Asher (836)'s wife, 'Ijona; and the name of Yoseph (3130) wife, Asenath,
the Mits'rayim (4714) ; and the name
of Bin'yamin (1144)'s wife, 'Ijasaka.
:And Shim'on (8095) repented, and took a second wife from
Mesopotamia as his brothers.
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