- (First Book of God 8:1-6) Out of the hosts of Parsi'e, who were
of the people of Shem, who were since the days of the flood, came
Abram, a man chosen by God, in the arcs of Spe-ta and Bon, for the
deliverance of the Faithists of Arabin'ya. God said: Because they have
not raised up one out of the sons of Ham, thy name shall be,
henceforth, Abra-Ham, and it shall be testimony in thousands of years
of my records in the libraries of heaven.
2. And it came to pass that forgers and deceivers, not having the fear
of Jehovih before them, falsely gave the interpretation of the meaning
of the words of Abra and Ham, not knowing (in thousands of years) that
in so small a matter He would display the truth and glory of His
3. God led Abram away from He-sa, his native place, where he was a
maker of baskets, and took him to the ancient land of Ham, which had
been destroyed by druks, before the flood, as the name signifieth;
whereafter God surnamed him Abraham, and made him chief rab'bah over
the Faithists of Arabin'ya.
4. These, then, are the generations of the line whence came Abram,
that is to say: Of Shem and the seventy tribes, first going forth
beyond the mountains of Owatchab-habal, Tur who settled in Parsi'e,
and his descendants Raf-bak, and his descendants Goe, and his
descendants Wawa, and his descendants Sadr.
5. In Sadr the line was lost, but through his daughter Bar-bar
regained through the I'hins in the land of Goats, where the Listians
lived, having fled from the tyranny of the kings of Oas.
6. From Bar-bar was descended Egount, from him Dir, from him Wow-sha,
from him He-lial, from him Rac-ca. And here the line ran by female
heirs, beginning in Rac-ca's daughter, Hess, from whom was descended
Gil-gil, from whom was descended Thussa, from whom was descended She,
from whom was descended seven generations in su-is; and it was lost in
We-ta-koo, but regained again through I'hin seed, and appeared in
Re-both, and again su-is extended through these generations: Arfaxad,
Sala, Eber, Peleg, Roo, Sa-rug, Na-hor and Terah; but in Terah the
line was lost, but regained by I'hin seed, from whom sprang Geth, from
whom sprang Choe, from whom sprang Gus, from whom sprang Ra-bak, from
whom sprang Ya-shem, and by I'hin seed sprang Ti-lot, and by I'hin
seed Shi-ar, and by I'hin seed Shir-ra, from whom descended Na-hor the
second, from whom sprang Abram. (Book of Cpenta-armij 5:8-9)
Yima then saluted and stood aside. Next came Vishnu, renowned for his
labor in Vind'yu and her heavens. To him Jehovih said:
9. Being one with God, thou shalt with him fulfill the completion of
Spe-ta in My name. To which end thou shalt descend to the corporeal
earth, even Arabin'ya, and dwell thereon for the period of four years,
with My corporeal Son, Abram. With Abram shalt thou walk and sojourn
day and night, speaking and laboring in Me as fully as My very Self.
And thou shalt deliver My chosen away from the kings' peoples,
teaching them to have no king but Me, their Creator. To Abram shalt
thou reveal My name, Jehovih, and establish it in secret, with due
rites and ceremonies. And at the end of four years will I appoint a
successor to thee; and thee will I deliver into My emancipated worlds.
Take, then, thy attendants and depart to thy labor, and I will be with
thee in wisdom and power. Vishnu then saluted and stood aside.
- (First Book of God 8:7-16) Abram was of pure blood, an I'huan; and
the light of su-is had been with his forefathers and foremothers since
the flood, and he was large and red, like new copper, and had black
hair and long beard, fierce to look upon; but his soul was gentle as a
8. Abram could see without eyes and hear without ears, knowing things
by the light of God which dwelt in him. Wherefore God chose Abram to
gather together the Faithists in Arabin'ya and the adjacent countries,
even as he had appointed Po in Jaffeth.
9. In those days there were great kings and men of great learning, and
they had books of learning and instruments for measuring things far
10. And Abram knew these things, for he had been a servant in a king's
family where learned men and women congregated. And so, knowing the
power of God was upon him, he ran away in his youth, and lived amongst
the Listians, who made baskets and trinkets in the forests, which they
sold to the king's peoples.
11. God spake to Abram, saying: Fear not for men of learning; neither
grieve thou for the learning in books. When they are forgotten, thy
words and thy labors will overspread the world.
12. And God lived with Abram, teaching him and working miracles
through him. And it came to pass that the Listians in their rambles,
selling wares, told the slaves of the kings about the wonders of
13. And the slaves fled from bondage and went into the wilderness in
search of Abram. And when they came before him, he spake unto them,
day by day, as they came, saying:
14. Why have ye come? I called you not! And when they could not
answer, Abram said unto them: God brought you. Man of himself doeth
nothing. Search, then, the records of your generations; for ye are
descended from the Faithists of old.
15. And they searched, and found not one had came but was descended
from before the time of Zarathustra.
16. Abram said: Think not that God cometh to one man alone; when he
provideth a voice he also provideth ears and hearts. Because ye have
been faithful unto him, he calleth you to deliverance from your
enemies, who are God's enemies also.
- (First Book of God 9:1-3) When there had come to Abram in
She-a-do-wan four thousand five hundred souls, God spake to Abram,
saying: Come, now; I will lead thee and thy people into another
2. So Abram led them thence and came into Lower Howd-Lutz. And it came
to pass that in the next year after they departed out of She-a-do-wan
a famine came upon the land and the enemies of God were cut off, and
could not pursue Abram and his people.
3. After this it was that Abram was called Abraham, and he built
altars of worship and altars of sacrifice, according to the
commandments of God.
- (First Book of God 9:4-9) Now it came to pass in the early days of
Abraham, he told his brothers that the light and power of God were
with him; and, though others believed in Abraham, yet Lot, Abram's
brother, and Lot, Abram's nephew, believed not in Abraham, saying of
him: He was born naturally, and is wise of his own judgment.
5. God said to Abraham: Behold, it is an easy matter to commune with
spirits, but to judge righteously of them is not so easy. For which
reason thou and thy wife, and one hundred picked men, shall go and
visit Sodom and Gomorrah in the valley of Siddim.
6. And Abraham and his people went as commanded by God, and visited
the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah; and God spake privily to Abraham,
saying: I will destroy these cities, for they are as hells for evil
spirits; but Lot shall escape for thy sake.
7. And when they came to Sodom, behold, angels walked amongst the
people, and the people knew they were angels, but cared not for them.
And there were laws made by Bera, king of Sodom, regarding the
behavior betwixt angels and men.
8. And Abraham, being pressed by the presence of God, said unto his
people: Behold, there are angels that love to dwell in lust, and to
partake with mortals; to eat with them, to lie down with them, and to
partake in all ungodly pleasures.
9. God, through his angels, rained down fire and brimstone on Sodom
and Gomorrah, and they were burnt and destroyed. Lot, the elder,
escaped, and went and lived in a cave.
- (First Book of God 9:10-20) Now, after Abraham and his people were
returned to Jireh, his camp, and it was night, God said to Abraham: Be
thou steadfast, and show thy people that they may understand my words.
11. And whilst they were yet praying before the altar, God withdrew
from Abraham, and suffered the evil angels, who had followed them from
Sodom and Gomorrah, to draw near about the altar. And one of the
angels clothed himself in a great light, and with a crown, and with
sparkling gems, and he appeared, so all the multitude of people could
look upon him.
12. Abraham said: Who art thou? And the spirit said: I am thy God,
ruler of heaven and earth! Abraham said: I am thy servant; what
wouldst thou? And the spirit said: Thou shalt take thine only son,
Isaac, and thy hosts who were with thee at Sodom and Gomorrah, and go
with me whither I will lead thee, for I have a great work for thee.
13. Abraham said: Whatsoever thou puttest upon me to do, that will I
14. So in the morning Abraham and his son Isaac, and the hosts who had
been with Abraham to Sodom and Gomorrah, assembled together. And
Abraham spake, saying: Whither, O God?
15. The spirit answered, saying: Take sticks and a fire-brand and come
thou to the summit of yonder hill, for thou shalt restore the rites of
burnt offerings. So Abraham told what God had said, and they started,
and Isaac carried the bundle of willows, such as basket-makers use,
saying: This will light the large pieces; but what wilt thou burn for
an offering, O Father? And Abraham said: God will provide.
16. And when they ascended to the place, Abraham gathered logs and
heaped them up, and Isaac placed the willows.
17. Then spake the spirit, saying: What shall a man love above all
things in the world? And Abraham said: God. And the spirit said: For
which reason thou shalt offer thine only son, Isaac, as a burnt
offering. And it shall be testimony before thy people that thou wilt
obey God even to the sacrifice of thine own flesh and kin.
18. Abraham said: Show me that thou art God, that I may not err, for I
have been commanded not to kill.
19. And the spirit departed away from Abraham, perceiving that he knew
the higher law. And Isaac was grieved at heart, for he desired to
witness what a sacrifice was. And the people, seeing a ram near at
hand, went and caught it, and slaughtered it, and sprinkled the blood
on the sacrifice, and they lighted the fire and roasted the flesh, and
took it and gave it to the poor.
20. And Abraham called the place Jehovih-Jireh, and they returned to
the camp; and Abraham, being moved of God, spake before the people.
(First Book of God 8:15-17) And when he had finished, the
power of God came upon the damsel, whose name was Rebecca, and she
rose up and spake, saying: Isaac shall be my husband, and I shall be
his wife, for I know this matter is of God!
16. So it came to pass after some days, Rebecca departed from her
people, and by her faith in God came to Abraham's home, and Isaac took
her to wife, and Sarai rejoiced before God because of the light of his
kingdom through Abraham's heirs.
17. And God said unto Abraham: Divide thou thy people into families of
tens, and families of hundreds, and families of thousands, and give to
each family one rab'bah, and yet to all of them together one chief
rab'bah. And make thou thy will, and appoint thy son Isaac and his
heirs by his wife Rebecca to be thy successor, that My voice may
remain with My chosen.