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Old Testament Revision 2

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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and said unto her, Wilt thou go with this man? and she said, I will go. and thay sent away Rebekah there sister, and her nurse, and Abrahams servant, and his men and they blessed Rebekah and said unto her, O thou our sister, be thou blessed of thousands <​19/​> of millions; and let thy seed possess the gate <​of those​> who hate them. <​19/​> And Rebekah arose, and her damsels, and they rode upon the camels, and followed the man; and the servant took rebekah, and went his way. and Isaac came from the way of the well, La-hairoi; for he dwelt in the south country, and Isaac went out to meditate in in the field, at even tide; and he lift up his eyes, and saw <​and behold​> the camels coming. and Rebekah lift up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camel, for she said unto the servant, What man is this that walketh in the field to meet us? and the servant said, it is my master; Therefore she took a <​20/​> veil and covered herself. <​20/​> and the servant told Isaac all things that he had done, and Isaac brought her into her <​his​> Mothers Sarahs tent; and took Rebekah, and she became his wife, and he loved her. and Isaac was comforted after his mothers death.

Editorial Note
At this stage in the Old Testament Translation, JS ceased dictating the entire text to his scribe . Instead, he dictated only replacement words or words to be added, and in his printed Bible he marked the locations for revisions and additions. The marking in the Bible was done sometimes in pencil but generally in ink with bold strokes. Most of the ink writing bled to some degree through the porous paper, and thus much of the ink that is visible now came from writing on the opposite side of the page. On the handwritten manuscripts, the scribes recorded the chapter and verse numbers along with the dictated words.

Genesis, Chapter 25
— (Geneces XXV. Chapter)——
verse 7— And these are the number of the years of Abrahams life which he lived, a hundred three score and fifteen years.
" 17th and these are the number of the years of the life of Ishmael, a hundred and thirty and seven years; and he gave up the ghost and died, and was gathered unto his people.
" 21st and Isaac entreated the Lord for his wife, that she might bear children, because she was barren. And the Lord was entreated of of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.
" 22d and the children struggled together within her womb; and she said, if I am with child, why is it thus with me? and she went to inquire of the Lord.
" 32d and Esau <​said,​> behold, I am at the point of dying, and what shall this birthright prophet <​proffet​> me.
Genesis, Chapter 26
— (XXVI Chapter.)——
7th Verse and the men of the place asked him, concerning his wife; and he said, she is my sister; for he feared to say she is my wife, least the men of the place should kill him for to get Rebek[a]h because she was fair to look upon.
" 9th And Abimelech called Isaac and said, behold, of a surity Rebekah is thy wife; and how saidst thou she is thy sister [p. 60]
and said unto her, Wilt thou go with this man? and she said, I will go. and thay sent away Rebekah there sister, and her nurse, and Abrahams servant, and his men and they blessed Rebekah and said unto her, O thou our sister, be thou blessed of thousands 19/ of millions; and let thy seed possess the gate of those who hate them. 19/ And Rebekah arose, and her damsels, and they rode upon the camels, and followed the man; and the servant took rebekah, and went his way. and Isaac came from the way of the well, La-hairoi; for he dwelt in the south country, and Isaac went out to meditate in the field, at even tide; and he lift up his eyes, and saw and behold the camels coming. and Rebekah lift up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camel, for she said unto the servant, What man is this that walketh in the field to meet us? and the servant said, it is my master; Therefore she took a 20/ veil and covered herself. 20/ and the servant told Isaac all things that he had done, and Isaac brought her into his Mothers Sarahs tent; and took Rebekah, and she became his wife, and he loved her. and Isaac was comforted after his mothers death.

Editorial Note
At this stage in the Old Testament Translation, JS ceased dictating the entire text to his scribe . Instead, he dictated only replacement words or words to be added, and in his printed Bible he marked the locations for revisions and additions. The marking in the Bible was done sometimes in pencil but generally in ink with bold strokes. Most of the ink writing bled to some degree through the porous paper, and thus much of the ink that is visible now came from writing on the opposite side of the page. On the handwritten manuscripts, the scribes recorded the chapter and verse numbers along with the dictated words.

Genesis, Chapter 25
— (Geneces XXV. Chapter)——
verse 7— And these are the number of the years of Abrahams life which he lived, a hundred three score and fifteen years.
" 17th and these are the number of the years of the life of Ishmael, a hundred and thirty and seven years; and he gave up the ghost and died, and was gathered unto his people.
" 21st and Isaac entreated the Lord for his wife, that she might bear children, because she was barren. And the Lord was entreated of of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.
" 22d and the children struggled together within her womb; and she said, if I am with child, why is it thus with me? and she went to inquire of the Lord.
" 32d and Esau said, behold, I am at the point of dying, and what shall this birthright proffet me.
Genesis, Chapter 26
— (XXVI Chapter.)——
7th Verse and the men of the place asked him, concerning his wife; and he said, she is my sister; for he feared to say she is my wife, least the men of the place should kill him for to get Rebekah because she was fair to look upon.
" 9th And Abimelech called Isaac and said, behold, of a surity Rebekah is thy wife; and how saidst thou she is thy sister [p. 60]
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