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Anon., Testament Of Levi, 15


nanTherefore the temple, which the Lord shall choose, shall be laid waste through your uncleanness, and ye shall be captives throughout all nations.,And ye shall be an abomination unto them, and ye shall receive reproach and everlasting shame from the righteous judgement of God.,And all who hate you shall rejoice at your destruction.,And if you were not to receive mercy through Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, our fathers, not one of our seed should be left upon the earth.,Now after four and twenty days came the Ishmaelites; for they had heard that Jacob my father was mourning much concerning me.,And they came and said unto me: How is it that thou saidst that thou wast a slave? and lo, we have learnt that thou art the son of a mighty man in the land of Canaan, and thy father still mourneth for thee in sackcloth and ashes.,When I heard this my bowels were dissolved and my heart melted, and I desired greatly to weep, but I restrained myself, that I should not put my brethren to shame. And I said unto them, I know not, I am a slave.,Then, therefore, they took counsel to sell me, that I should not be found in their hands.,For they feared my father, lest he [should come and] execute upon them a grievous vengeance. For they had heard that he was mighty with God and with men.,Then said the merchant unto them: Release me from the judgement of Pentiphri.,And they came and requested me, saying: Say that thou wast bought by us with money, and he will set us free.


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1. Hebrew Bible, Genesis, 37.28 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

37.28. וַיַּעַבְרוּ אֲנָשִׁים מִדְיָנִים סֹחֲרִים וַיִּמְשְׁכוּ וַיַּעֲלוּ אֶת־יוֹסֵף מִן־הַבּוֹר וַיִּמְכְּרוּ אֶת־יוֹסֵף לַיִּשְׁמְעֵאלִים בְּעֶשְׂרִים כָּסֶף וַיָּבִיאוּ אֶת־יוֹסֵף מִצְרָיְמָה׃ 37.28. And there passed by Midianites, merchantmen; and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmaelites for twenty shekels of silver. And they brought Joseph into Egypt."
2. Hebrew Bible, Amos, 2.6 (8th cent. BCE - 6th cent. BCE)

2.6. כֹּה אָמַר יְהוָה עַל־שְׁלֹשָׁה פִּשְׁעֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל וְעַל־אַרְבָּעָה לֹא אֲשִׁיבֶנּוּ עַל־מִכְרָם בַּכֶּסֶף צַדִּיק וְאֶבְיוֹן בַּעֲבוּר נַעֲלָיִם׃ 2.6. Thus saith the LORD: For three transgressions of Israel, Yea, for four, I will not reverse it: Because they sell the righteous for silver, And the needy for a pair of shoes;"
3. Anon., Psalms of Solomon, 1.8, 2.3-2.4, 8.4, 8.11-8.12, 8.22 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

4. Anon., Testament of Asher, 7.5 (2nd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. CE)

7.5. For I have known that ye shall assuredly be disobedient, and assuredly act ungodly, not giving heed to the law of God, but to the commandments of men, being corrupted through wickedness.
5. Anon., Testament of Benjamin, 9.1 (2nd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. CE)

9.1. And I believe that there will be also evil-doings among you, from the words of Enoch the righteous: that ye shall commit fornication with the fornication of Sodom, and shall perish, all save a few, and shall renew wanton deeds with women; and the kingdom of the Lord shall not be among, you, for straightway He shall take it away.
6. Anon., Testament of Dan, 5.4-5.6, 5.8-5.10, 5.12-5.13 (2nd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. CE)

5.4. I know that in the last days ye shall depart from the Lord, And ye shall provoke Levi unto anger, And fight against Judah; But ye shall not prevail against them, For an angel of the Lord shall guide them both; For by them shall Israel stand. 5.5. And whensoever ye depart from the Lord, ye shall walk in all evil and work the abominations of the Gentiles, going a-whoring after women of the lawless ones, while with all wickedness the spirits of wickedness work in you. 5.6. [For I have read in the book of Enoch, the righteous, that your prince is Satan, and that all the spirits of wickedness and pride will conspire to attend constantly on the sons of Levi, to cause them to sin before the Lord. 5.8. Therefore shall ye be led away [with them] into captivity, And there shall ye receive all the plagues of Egypt, And all the evils of the Gentiles. 5.9. And so when ye return to the Lord ye shall obtain mercy, And He shall bring you into His sanctuary, And He shall give you peace.
7. Anon., Testament of Gad, 8.2 (2nd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. CE)

8.2. For I know that at the last your children shall depart from Him, and shall walk in O wickedness, and affliction and corruption before the Lord.
8. Anon., Testament of Issachar, 6 (2nd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. CE)

9. Anon., Testament of Joseph, 19.11 (2nd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. CE)

10. Anon., Testament of Levi, 2.3, 14.1, 15.1, 16.1, 17.2, 17.9-17.10 (2nd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. CE)

2.3. And when I was feeding the flocks in Abel-Maul, the spirit of understanding of the Lord came upon me, and I saw all men corrupting their way, and that unrighteousness had built for itself walls, and lawlessness sat upon towers. 14.1. Therefore, my children, I have learnt that at the end of the ages ye will transgress against the Lord, stretching out hands to wickedness [against Him]; and to all the Gentiles shall ye become a scorn. 15.1. Therefore the temple, which the Lord shall choose, shall be laid waste through your uncleanness, and ye shall be captives throughout all nations. 16.1. And now I have learnt that for seventy weeks ye shall go astray, and profane the priesthood, and pollute the sacrifices. 17.2. And in the first jubilee, the first who is anointed to the priesthood shall be great, and shall speak to God as to a father. And his priesthood shall be perfect with the Lord, [and in the day of his gladness shall he arise for the salvation of the world]. 17.9. Therefore shall they be taken captive and become a prey, and their land and their substance shall be destroyed.
11. Anon., Testament of Reuben, 6.5-6.7 (2nd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. CE)

6.5. Therefore, then I say unto you, ye will be jealous against the sons of Levi, and will seek to be exalted over them; but ye shall not be able. 6.6. For God will avenge them, and ye shall die by an evil death. 6.7. For to Levi God gave the sovereignty [and to Judah with him and to me also, and to Dan and Joseph, that we should be for rulers].
12. Anon., Testament of Simeon, 5.4 (2nd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. CE)

5.4. For I have seen it inscribed in the writing of Enoch that your sons shall be corrupted in fornication, and shall do harm to the sons of Levi with the sword.
13. Anon., Testament of Zebulun, 3.1-3.4 (2nd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. CE)

14. Anon., Testament of Judah, 23.3 (2nd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. CE)

15. Dead Sea Scrolls, Pesher On Habakkuk, 8.7-8.13, 12.9-12.10 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

16. Anon., Sibylline Oracles, 3.702-3.730 (1st cent. BCE - 5th cent. CE)

3.702. Images many of gods that are dead 3.703. Because of which ye were taught foolish thoughts. 3.704. But when the anger of the mighty God 3.705. 705 Shall come upon you, then ye'll recognize 3.706. The face of God the mighty. And all soul 3.707. of men, with mighty groaning lifting up 3.708. Their hands to the broad heaven, shall begin 3.709. To call the great King helper, and to seek 3.710. 710 The rescuer from great wrath who is to be. 3.711. But come and learn this and store in your hearts 3.712. What troubles in the rolling years shall come. 3.713. And what as whole burnt-offering Hellas brought 3.714. of cows and bellowing bulls unto the temple 3.715. 715 of the great God, she from ill-sounding war 3.716. And fear and pestilence shall flee away 3.717. And from the servile yoke escape again. 3.718. But until that time there shall be a race 3.719. of godless men, even when that fated day 3.720. 720 Shall reach its end. For offering to God 3.721. Ye should not make till all things come to pass 3.722. Which God alone shall purpose not in vain 3.723. To be all fulfilled; and strong force shall urge. 3.724. And there shall be again a holy race 3.725. 725 of godly men who, keeping to the counsel 3.726. And mind of the Most High, shall honor much 3.727. The great God's temple with drink-offerings 3.728. Burnt-offerings, and holy hecatombs 3.729. With sacrifices of fat bulls, choice rams 3.730. 730 Firstlings of sheep and the fat thighs of lambs
17. Josephus Flavius, Jewish War, 4.181-4.184 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

4.181. How then can we avoid shedding of tears, when we see the Roman donations in our temple, while we withal see those of our own nation taking our spoils, and plundering our glorious metropolis, and slaughtering our men, from which enormities those Romans themselves would have abstained? 4.182. to see those Romans never going beyond the bounds allotted to profane persons, nor venturing to break in upon any of our sacred customs; nay, having a horror on their minds when they view at a distance those sacred walls; 4.183. while some that have been born in this very country, and brought up in our customs, and called Jews, do walk about in the midst of the holy places, at the very time when their hands are still warm with the slaughter of their own countrymen. 4.184. Besides, can anyone be afraid of a war abroad, and that with such as will have comparatively much greater moderation than our own people have? For truly, if we may suit our words to the things they represent, it is probable one may hereafter find the Romans to be the supporters of our laws, and those within ourselves the subverters of them.
18. Palestinian Talmud, Taanit, None (2nd cent. CE - 5th cent. CE)



Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
apocalypse Bickerman and Tropper, Studies in Jewish and Christian History (2007) 275
douglas, m. Lieu, Christian Identity in the Jewish and Graeco-Roman World (2004) 219
geography Lieu, Christian Identity in the Jewish and Graeco-Roman World (2004) 219
herem, as a bribe Gordon, Land and Temple: Field Sacralization and the Agrarian Priesthood of Second Temple Judaism (2020) 198
herem, in rabbinic writings Gordon, Land and Temple: Field Sacralization and the Agrarian Priesthood of Second Temple Judaism (2020) 198
jerusalem, exclusion of jews from Lieu, Christian Identity in the Jewish and Graeco-Roman World (2004) 219
jerusalem Lieu, Christian Identity in the Jewish and Graeco-Roman World (2004) 219
land, the Lieu, Christian Identity in the Jewish and Graeco-Roman World (2004) 219
maccabees, rulers Bickerman and Tropper, Studies in Jewish and Christian History (2007) 275
messiah Bickerman and Tropper, Studies in Jewish and Christian History (2007) 275, 279
paraenesis Collins, The Apocalyptic Imagination: An Introduction to Jewish Apocalyptic Literature (2016) 168
pastureland, of the levitical settlements Gordon, Land and Temple: Field Sacralization and the Agrarian Priesthood of Second Temple Judaism (2020) 198
polemic between christian groups' Blidstein, Purity Community and Ritual in Early Christian Literature (2017) 12
porphyrius Bickerman and Tropper, Studies in Jewish and Christian History (2007) 279
priesthood Bickerman and Tropper, Studies in Jewish and Christian History (2007) 279
priests, in judea, as an empowered class Gordon, Land and Temple: Field Sacralization and the Agrarian Priesthood of Second Temple Judaism (2020) 198
priests, in judea, as landholders Gordon, Land and Temple: Field Sacralization and the Agrarian Priesthood of Second Temple Judaism (2020) 198
priests, in judea, clan-based organization and divisions of Gordon, Land and Temple: Field Sacralization and the Agrarian Priesthood of Second Temple Judaism (2020) 198
priests, in judea, collectivization of wealth among Gordon, Land and Temple: Field Sacralization and the Agrarian Priesthood of Second Temple Judaism (2020) 198
pseudepigrapha Bickerman and Tropper, Studies in Jewish and Christian History (2007) 279
sacred land, in judea, of priests Gordon, Land and Temple: Field Sacralization and the Agrarian Priesthood of Second Temple Judaism (2020) 198
temple, destruction Bickerman and Tropper, Studies in Jewish and Christian History (2007) 279
temple, in jerusalem, condemnations of Gordon, Land and Temple: Field Sacralization and the Agrarian Priesthood of Second Temple Judaism (2020) 198
temple Lieu, Christian Identity in the Jewish and Graeco-Roman World (2004) 219
testamentary literature, testaments of the twelve patriarchs Collins, The Apocalyptic Imagination: An Introduction to Jewish Apocalyptic Literature (2016) 168
testamentary literature Collins, The Apocalyptic Imagination: An Introduction to Jewish Apocalyptic Literature (2016) 168
testaments of the twelve patriarchs, content of Collins, The Apocalyptic Imagination: An Introduction to Jewish Apocalyptic Literature (2016) 168
testaments of the twelve patriarchs, use of jewish traditions in Collins, The Apocalyptic Imagination: An Introduction to Jewish Apocalyptic Literature (2016) 168
testaments of the twelve patriarchs Collins, The Apocalyptic Imagination: An Introduction to Jewish Apocalyptic Literature (2016) 168
testaments of the xii patriarchs, date Bickerman and Tropper, Studies in Jewish and Christian History (2007) 275, 279
testaments of the xii patriarchs, historical allusions Bickerman and Tropper, Studies in Jewish and Christian History (2007) 279
testaments of the xii patriarchs, interpolations and revisions Bickerman and Tropper, Studies in Jewish and Christian History (2007) 275, 279
testaments of the xii patriarchs, manuscripts Bickerman and Tropper, Studies in Jewish and Christian History (2007) 275