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If fire break out, and catch in thorns, so that the shocks 6 of corn, or the standing corn, or the field, be consumed ; he that kindled the fire shall surely make restitution.

If a man shall deliver unto his neighbor money or stuff to 7 keep, and it be stolen out of the man's house ; if the thief be found, he shall pay double. If the thief be not found, then 8 the 'master' of the house shall come near unto God,'[to determine by the sacred lot] whether he have not put his hand unto his neighbor's goods. For every matter of tres. 9 pass, whether it be for ox, for ass, for sheep, for raiment, [or] for any manner of lost thing, whereof one saith, This is it, “the cause of both parties shall • come before God ;' he whom God’ shall condemn [by the sacred lot] shall pay double unto his neighbor.

If a man deliver unto his neighbor an ass, or an ox, or a 10 sheep, or any beast, to keep ; and it die, or be hurt, or driven away, no man seeing it: the oath of God shall be between in them both, whether he hath not put his hand unto his neighbor's goods; and if the owner 'thereof shall accept it, he shall not make restitution. But if it be stolen from him, he 12 shall make restitution unto the owner' thereof. If it be 13 torn in pieces [by wild beasts and he can] bring it for witness, he shall not make good that which was torn.

And if 14 a man borrow [an animal] of his neighbor, and it be hurt, or die, the 'owner' thereof not being with it, he shall surely make restitution. If the owner' thereof be with it, he 15 shall not make it good : if it be an hired thing, [the loss] is included in its hire.

And if a man entice a virgin that is not betrothed, and 16 lie with her, he shall surely pay a dowry for her and take her to wife. If her father utterly refuse to give her unto 17 him, he shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins. Thou shalt not suffer a sorceress to live.

18 Whosoever lieth with a beast shall surely be put to death. 19

And he that curseth his father, or his mother, shall 21-17 surely be put to death.

22—20 He that sacrificeth unto any god, save unto Yahweh 21 only, shall be devoted. And a stranger shalt thou not wrong,

neither shalt thou oppress him : 25 If thou lend money to any of my people with thee that is

poor, thou shalt not be to him as a creditor ; neither shall ye 26 lay upon him usury. If thou at all take thy neighbor's

garment to pledge, thou shalt restore it unto him by that the

sun goeth down : 28 Thou shalt not blaspheme 'God,' nor curse a ruler of thy

people. 23 Thou shalt not take up a false report : put not thine hand 2 with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness. Thou shalt

not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou turn 3 aside after a multitude to wrest judgment: neither shalt thou

favor a great man* in his suit. 4 If thou meet thine enemy's ox or his ass going astray, thou 5 shalt surely bring it back to him again. If thou see the ass

of him that hateth thee lying under his burden, thou shalt forbear to leave him in the lurch, thou shalt surely help him

to release it. 6 Thou shalt not wrest the judgment of thy poor in his suit. 7 Keep thee far from a false matter ; and the innocent and

righteous slay thou not : neither shalt thou justify the wicked. 8 And thou shalt take no gift : for a gift blindeth them that

have sight, and perverteth a righteous cause.


Dt. 27-1 And Moses commanded the elders of Israel,' 4 saying, It shall be when ye are passed over Jordan that thou

shalt 'set thee up great stones’in mount Ebal and shalt 5 whitewash them with whitewash. And thou shalt ' build there

an altar' unto Yahweh, an “altar of stones : 'thou shalt “ lift 6 up no iron [tool] upon them. Thou shalt build the altar of

Yahweh of “unhewn stones': and thou shalt 'offer burnt 7 offerings thereon, and sacrifice peace offerings,' and shalt * So Kautzsch (assuming DL to be a corruption from GDL ?).

eat there. And thou shalt write upon the stones all the 8 words of this law very plainly.


And Yahweh said unto Moses, Behold, thy days Dt. 31-14 approach that thou must die : call · Joshua,' and 'present yourselves in the Tent of Meeting,' that I may give him a charge. And Moses and Joshua went, and presented themselves in the Tent of Meeting.' 'And Yahweh appeared in 15 the Tent in a pillar of cloud : and the pillar of cloud stood over the door of the Tent.' And he gave Joshua the son of 23 Nun a charge, and said, Be strong and of a good courage : for thou shalt bring the children of Israel into the land which I sware unto them: and I will be with thee.


So Moses 'the servant of Yahweh' died there in the Dt. 34–5 land of Moab : but no man knoweth of his sepulchre unto this day. And there hath not arisen a 'prophet' since in 10 Israel like unto Moses, whom Yahweh knew ‘face to face.'


CIRC. 450 B. C.



1 Now these are the names' of the sons of Israel, which 2 came into Egypt ; every man and his household' came with 3 Jacob. Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah ; Issachar, Zebu4 lun, and Benjamin ; Dan and Naphtali, Gad and Asher. 5 And all the souls' that came out of the 'loins' of Jacob

were seventy .souls': and Joseph was in Egypt already. 6-16 And these are the names' of the sons of Levi'according to their generations';

Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari :

* And the years of the life of Levi were 137 years.' 17 • The sons of 'Gershon :

Libni and Shimei, according to their families. 18 And the sons of' Kohath ;

Amram, and Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel :

* And the years of the life of Kohath were 133 years.' 19 . And the sons of’ Merari ; Mahli and Mushi.

• These are the families' of the Levites 'according to their generations.'

And Amram took him Jochebed his father's sister to wife ; and she bare him Aaron and Moses : 'and the years of the life of Amram were 137 years.'

"And the sons of 'Izhar; Korah, and Nepheg, and Zichri.

. And the sons of' Uzziel ; Mishael, and Elzaphan, and Sithri. 23

And Aaron took him Elisheba, the daughter of Amminadab, the sister of Nahshon to wife ; and she bare him Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.





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