(Book of Lika 10:4-6) Lika said: To each and every
one I give of my etherean hosts ten million laborers for the period of
dawn. And these are the labors I allot unto you: To Inane, to go down to
the earth, to the land of Vind'yu, and be inspirer unto my mortal son,
Capilya, and his followers. To Inlay, to go down to the earth, to the
land of Jaffeth, and be inspirer unto my son, Chine, and his followers.
To Inoal, to go down to the earth to the land of Egupt, and be inspirer
to my son, Moses, and his followers. And ye three shall restore the
Faithists in these great divisions of the earth unto liberty and safety.
And thou, Inoal, shalt deliver Moses and the Faithists out of Egupt, and
shape their course westward; for they shall circumscribe the earth, and
complete it by the time of kosmon.
5. To Injek, to go down to the earth, to Parsi'e and Heleste, and
provide those peoples to liberate the slaves who are Faithists, whom
thou shalt inspire to migrate to Moses and his people. To Inlay, to go
down to the earth, to Jaffeth and Vind'yu and Arabin'ya, to inspire the
scattered Faithists in those lands to come together, to the great
lights, Capilya and Chine and Moses.
6. And ye shall take with you of my hosts, whom I brought from etherea,
and labor ye together as one man. And when dawn hath ended, ye shall
repair hither, and be raised up unto my Nirvanian kingdoms.
Nevertheless, ye shall not leave Jehovih's chosen alone, but provide
angel successors unto them. And herein I give you a new law unto all my
angel hosts who shall hereafter dwell with the Faithists on the earth,
which is, that successors shall always be provided by the retiring hosts
ere they have departed; for the Faithists shall not more be left alone
for a long season. (God's Book of Ben 1:1-5) God said: Before the arc of Bon the earth was
2. The seed of the tree of light had been planted many times, but the rankness destroyed it.
3. In the time of the arc of Bon, the earth reached maturity.
4. Jehovih said: I gave to the inhabitants of the earth Capilya, Moses and Chine.
5. Through them the tree of light was made everlasting on the earth.
(Book of the Arc of Bon 15:1-12) The king's palace and
pyramids were surrounded by a wall of stone; with twelve gates, made
of wood and iron. The wall was of sufficient breadth for twelve men to
walk abreast thereon, and the height of the wall was equivalent to
twelve squares (about 32 feet). On the summit of the wall were twelve
houses for the accommodation of the soldiers who patrolled the walls.
And in each and every gate-way were houses for the keepers of the
gates. So that no man, nor woman, nor child, could come into the
palace or palace grounds without permission.
2. And it came to pass that when Leotonas, the king's daughter, walked
near the river, accompanied by her maids, she beheld a child in a
basket amongst the bullrushes. Leotonas commanded her maids to fetch
it to her; and when she looked upon it, and beheld it was an
Israelitish child, she said: The Gods have sent him to me, and he
shall be my child.
3. And they bore the child into the palace, and Leotonas said to the
king: Behold, a wonder of wonders! I have found an Israelitish child
in a basket in the rushes, and only Gods know how it came, or how it
scaled the walls. The king said: Keep thou the child, and it shall be
both a brother and a son to thee. Nevertheless, my guards shall find
the way my grounds are entered, or blood will be upon them.
4. Now after some days, and when the search had been completed, and no
way discovered as to the manner of the child's ingress, the king
issued a decree commanding a thousand Israelitish male children to be
put to death, Moses amongst the rest, unless the mother of the child,
Moses, came and acknowledged as to the manner of ingress. The king
allotted three days in which time the matter should culminate; but
nevertheless the mother came not and acknowledged.
5. And the king called his daughter, and said unto her: What shall be
done? Leotonas said: The king's word must not be broken; nevertheless,
thou gavest the child to me, saying: Keep thou it, and it shall be a
brother and a son to thee. And straightway I sent my maids and
procured an Israelitish woman as nurse for the child. And I set my
heart upon the child, nor can I part with it and live. Last night I
consulted the oracle as to the matter, for I saw that thy mandate must
6. The king said: And what said the oracle? Leotonas said: Give word
abroad that the nurse of the child is its mother. Now I beseech thee,
O king, let it be heralded abroad that all is acknowledged.
7. The king, seeing the child, relented; and word was proclaimed as
Leotonas had desired. And, moreover, the matter was entered in the
recorder's house that the mother of the child had made the basket and
placed it where it was found, though no reason was assigned therefor.
Such, then, was the Eguptian explanation.
8. Now the truth of the matter was, the angels of Jehovih came to
Yokebed and said: Thy son's name shall be Moses, signifying, a
leader-forth, for he shall deliver the Israelites out of bondage. But
he shall be taken from thee, and thou canst not find him. For the
angels of Jehovih will deliver him into Leotonas' hands. And she shall
adopt him as her brother and son, and bestow upon him the education of
9. Yokebed feared, for in those days male children of Israelitish
parentage were outlawed, nor could any man be punished for slaying
them. And Yokebed prayed Jehovih, saying: Thy will be done, O Jehovih,
for I know Thy hand is upon my son. But I beseech Thee, O Father, that
I may come to the princess and be her nurse for the child. The angel
of Jehovih said: Swear thou before Jehovih thou wilt not betray to the
child that thou art his mother!
10. Yokebed said: Though I be commanded by the king, yet will I not
own that I am the mother, and it be Thy will, O Jehovih!
11. And Jehovih's angels fashioned a basket; and carried the child and
placed it where it was found by Leotonas and her maids. And Leotonas,
seeing it was a Hebrew child, commanded one of her maids to go and
bring an Israelitish woman to nurse it. And the maid went out beyond
the Utak gate and found and brought Yokebed, the child's mother, but
no one knew she was its mother.
12. And when Yokebed had come before the princess, the latter said
unto her: Nurse thou the child, for I will be its mother and its
sister, for the Gods have delivered it into my hands. And Yokebed
said: It is a goodly child; I will nurse it for thee.
(Book of the Arc of Bon 15:13-14) Moses grew and became a
large man, being a pure I'huan, copper-colored and of great strength.
And Pharaoh, having no son, bestowed his heart on Moses, and raised
him as a prince, having provided him men of great learning to teach
him. Moses was master of many languages, and withal made acquainted
with kings and queens and governors, far and near. And he espoused the
cause of the king, whose dominions held seven kingdoms beyond Egupt as
tributary kingdoms, which paid taxes to Pharaoh.
14. So Pharaoh made Moses embassador to the foreign kingdoms, in which
capacity he served twelve years. But because of the prejudice against
him, for being of Israelitish blood, the court of Pharaoh importuned
the king for his removal, and Moses was so removed from office under
the king. (Book of the Arc of Bon 15:21) So Moses departed
and traveled over the land of Egupt, and was four months absent, and
returned unto Pharaoh. And to him Moses related all the grievances of
the Israelites; explaining the tasks put upon them; their denial
before the courts; their forbiddance to education; and withal extolled
them highly for being a peaceful and virtuous people.
(Book of the Arc of Bon 15:27-31) On the next day
Moses walked out, going into the woods to be alone, for heavy trouble
was upon him. And an angel of Jehovih appeared in a flame of fire in a
bush, calling: Moses, Moses, My son! And Moses saw that the bush was
not burnt, and he said: Here am I, and I heard Thy Voice.
28. The Voice said: I am the God of Abraham, and of Isaac and Jacob.
Moses said: What wouldst Thou?
29. The Voice said: Go thou once more amongst thy people and say thou:
I, Moses, am come to deliver you out of the land of Egupt, and into an
inheritance which shall be your own.
30. Moses said: My people will ask of me: By whose authority speakest
thou? What then shall I answer them? The Voice said: Say thou to them:
The I Am sent me. And if they question further, saying: Thou has a
deceiving spirit, like the Eguptians, then shalt thou say to them: How
can ye distinguish one spirit from another? and they will say: Whoso
laboreth for himself will deceive us. And thou shalt say to them:
Whosoever hath faith in Jehovih, let him give up all, even as I do;
and let them follow me; for if a multitude go forth in Faith in the
Father, then will the Father provide unto them. (For this is the
meaning of Faith, from which ye were named Israelites.)
31. So Moses and his brother, Aaron, traveled about in the land of
Egupt, calling together Raban families, explaining to them, and urging
the people to get ready and depart out of Egupt. For three years they
thus labored, and it became known far and near that the project was on
(Book of the Arc of Bon 15:32-34) And the
oracles of the Eguptians prophesied that when the Israelites were once
out of the country they would unite with the kingdoms whereto Moses
had been embassador, and then return and overpower the Eguptians.
33. And in order to stigmatize Moses they said he fled away from
Pharaoh's palace because he had seen two men, and Eguptian and an
Israelite, fighting, and that Moses slew the Eguptian and buried him
in the sand. And the recorders thus entered the report in the
34. Moses was of tender heart and he inquired of the Great Spirit,
saying: Will ever a voice of justice speak in my behalf? Jehovih,
through his angel, answered Moses, saying: Suffer thy enemies to put
on record what they will, for the time will surely come when the truth
shall be revealed unto men. Pursue thy course, for it shall be shown
that thou dost still visit the king; wherefore, hadst thou fled as the
records state, thou wouldst not return, with the report hanging over
(Book of the Arc of Bon 16:1-3) The Voice of Jehovih came
to Moses, saying: Have the king give thee commissioners who shall go in
advance and examine the countries whither I will lead thee; and when the
commissioners have returned, thou shalt proclaim to My people what the
commissioners say, and the people will be convinced, and rise up and
follow thee. So Moses asked the king for a commission of Eguptians, and
the king appointed thirty-three men, and allotted to them seven months
to accomplish the inspection; and he gave to the commission camels and
asses to ride upon, and to carry food to eat on the journey.
2. Meanwhile, Moses sent Aaron around about through Egupt, to inform the
people of the commission, and also as to how they should make their
outfits. And Aaron said unto the rab'bahs: Be ye circumspect as to the
outfits of our people; observing that they carry not away with them
anything that is another's, even to a fraction; for thus hath Moses
commanded me to say unto you.
3. When the commissioners returned and made their report, which was
favorable, Moses had the report sent amongst the Israelites; and Moses
added: For there be such, as, having little faith in Jehovih, will have
faith in the words of the commissioners.
(Book of the Arc of Bon 16:17) Leotonas, learning that Moses was with
the king, went in to see him. She said: O my son and brother, thou art
welcome. Behold, the trials of the royal court, and the persistence of
the nobles, are the death of the king. To this the king said: And still
I live, Leotonas! But, alas, these were his last words, for he laughed,
and the blood bursted through his heart, and he died then and there,
even in Moses' arms.
(Book of the Arc of Bon 17:19) Moses said: Whether
in this world or the next, thou shalt yet call unto me to deliver thee
from torments. Nevertheless, I do thy bidding; neither will I come to
thee again, nor shalt thou look upon my face for a long season. With
that, Moses and Aaron saluted the king and departed. (Book of the Arc of
Bon 18:1-2) Pharaoh called his chief superintendent and said unto
him: As to the Hebrew brickmakers, thou shalt no longer supply them with
straw, but they shall gather stubble themselves, and they shall continue
to make the same number of bricks. And as to the tillers of the soil,
thou shalt no longer suffer them to have cattle to draw the plows, but
they shall draw the plows themselves, and they shall likewise break the
same quantity of ground. And in this way the king put extra hardships
upon the Israelites because he was angered at what Moses said.
2. Moses perceiving this, cried out unto Jehovih, saying: O why didst
Thou send me before Pharaoh? Behold matters are worse than before. O
that I had guarded my tongue and been of persuasive speech!
(Book of the Arc of Bon 18:7) Jehovih spoke
to Moses, saying: Now will I show her philosophers a miracle in the air
above the earth. Have they not said: All thing come up out of the earth?
for they have tried every way to put Me aside, and to explain My
creation away as an idle tale. They shall look and see the sun, and
declare of a truth there is no cloud; but whilst they look up, they
shall see a cloud high up in the heavens, and it shall be broad as the
land of Egupt, a very black cloud. And it shall descend to the earth,
and it shall prove to be locusts, come without any seed; and they shall
be so numerous that in three days they will eat up every green leaf of
every tree and herb in all the land. Neither shall they be like any
other locusts that have been on the earth or ever shall be; for man
shall comprehend that they are not of the seed of the earth.
(Book of the Arc of Bon 18:11-13)
But I say unto thee, O king, this is not so. And thou shalt still
further behold Jehovih's power. For as the locusts came down out of the
firmament, and thou hast a philosophy for the occurrence, behold, now
another mirace shall come in another way: For there shall suddenly come
up out of the water frogs and reptiles, and they shall likewise be so
numerous on the land that man shall not find where to put his foot that
it shall not come upon them. And the first day they shall be harmless;
but on the second day they shall crawl upon the people, and under their
clothes, and in their houses; and on the third day they shall eat the
flesh of the Eguptians. But they shall not touch one Hebrew in all the
12. Nor shall any man find whence came so many frogs and reptiles, for
they shall not be like the seed of other frogs and reptiles. And on the
fifth day they shall suddenly disappear, neither by wind nor rain. But a
stench, as of rotten flesh, shall strangle the Eguptians nigh unto
13. Again I appeal unto thee, O king, to suffer my people to depart out
of Egupt in peace. This is the last time I shall solicit thee. And if
thou answerest not me, then shall it come to pass in the month Abib, and
on the ninth day and night thereof, Jehovih will raise His hand over
Israel; but as for Egupt, thy Lord shall strike her in death. For in
every family of Eguptians, far and near, on that night shall the
first-born fall dead; and that thou shalt not say the prophecy killed
them, behold the first-born of every beast shall die also, even of
goats, and sheep, and cattle, and asses, and of dogs and cats, and of
every living creature man useth. For on that night, behold, four
millions of Israelites shall make with Jehovih the covenant of death.
And on the morning thereafter they will rise up to not lie down again in
Egupt. And this shall be the testimony of innocent blood against thyself
and all thy people, for what the Hebrews have suffered. (Book of the Arc
of Bon 18:17-18) Pharoah was now stricken, but not unto repentence,
for evil was in his heart, and he cursed Moses and the Israelites, and
swore an oath to destroy Israel, man, woman and child, so that never
more should there be one on the earth. And such a commandment he sent to
his officers, to fall to, and begin the slaughter.
18. As for the Faithists, not many of them had slept all the night, but
were providing for the journey; so that when morning came, and at the
time of sunrise, they every one started. From all the different regions
of Egupt they went forth to Sukkoth, westward. The Heads led the way,
and every commune was led by a rab'bah, and every man's family by the
father of the family or by the eldest son. And at the start they spake
through their leaders, saying: In thy name, O Jehovih, we depart out of
the land of our birth, where we were born, and our sons and daughters
were born, to return not forever! Neither shall Egupt prosper more till
Thou hast subdued the whole earth unto Thee.