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For they gave themselves to thy word,
And of Judah he said,
Of Benjamin he said, Yahweh's favorite is he ; He dwelleth in safety by him He covereth him all the day long, And hath taken up his abode between his (mountain] shoul
And of Joseph he said,
13 * Blessed of Yahweh' be his land ; With the precious things of heaven, with the dew, And with the 'deep’that coucheth beneath, And with the precious things which the sun doth ripen 14 And with the precious things that the moon bringeth forth, And with the chief things of the ancient mountains, 15 And with the precious things of the everlasting hills, And with the precious things of the earth and its fulness,' 16 And the good will of him that dwelt in the bush : Let [it] come upon the head of Joseph, * And upon the crown of the head of the crowned one
among his brethren.'
Majesty surrounds his firstling bullock;
With them he shall gore the nations all of them, [even] the
ends of the earth :
And of Zebulun he said,
And of Gad he said,
And of Naphtali he said,
And of Asher he said,
There is none like the God of Jeshurun,
MOSES' DEATH AND BURIAL.
[So Moses went up] to the top of Pisgah'that is 34—ıb. over against Jericho [the City of Palm-trees]. And Yahweh shewed him all the land. And Yahweh said unto him, This 4 is the ‘land which I sware’unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, saying, I will give it unto thy seed: I have caused thee to see it with thine own eyes, but thou shalt not go over thither. [So Moses died there] and he was buried 6 in the valley in the land of Moab over against Beth-peor.
THE EPHRAIMITE PROPHETIC DOCUMENT E,
CIRC. 750 B. C.
STORY OF THE OPPRESSION IN EGYPT. PHARAOH'S CRUEL COM
Now there arose a new king over Egypt, which had not 1-8 known Joseph. And he said unto his people, Behold, the peo- 9 ple of the children of Israel is becoming “too many and too mighty' for us : come, let us deal wisely with them; lest they 10 multiply, and it come to pass, that, when we are entangled in some* war, they also join themselves unto our enemies, and fight against us, and get them up out of the land.
So the king of Egypt spake to the Hebrew midwives, of 15 which the name of the one was Shiphrah, and the name of the other Puah : and he said, When ye do the office of a 16 midwife to the Hebrew women, look [while they are still] upon the birthstool (?); if it be a son, then ye shall kill him ; but if it be a daughter, then she may live. But the midwives 17 'feared God,' and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men children alive. And the king of 18 Egypt sent for the midwives, and said unto them, Why have ye done this thing, and have saved the men children alive? And the midwives said unto Pharaoh, Because the 19 Hebrew women are not as the Egyptian women ; for they are vigorous, and are delivered ere the midwife come unto them. And ‘God’dealt well with the midwives. And it 20-21 came to pass, because the midwives 'feared''God,' that he established clans for them. Then Pharaoh charged all his 22 people, saying, Every son that is born to the Hebrews ye shall cast into the Nile, and every daughter ye shall save alive.
* Text of Sam. and all versions. 1 Sam., LXX., Jer. Targum.