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The Apocryphal Old Testament Collection of the most important non-canonical Old Testament books designed for general use.

Chapter XXVIII

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1And from there I went towards the east 1 towards the east: Gk.a om. to the middle of the mountain 2 of the mountain: Gk.a om. of the wilderness, and I saw only desert. 2But it was full of trees 3 and I saw … full of trees: so Eth.II, although the text is awkward (lit. ‘and I saw it only desert etc.’); GMQT1U Gk.a ‘and I saw it desert, and it was isolated, full of trees’; D′ ‘and I saw a desert, and it was isolated, full of trees’. from this seed, and 4 D′ ‘and from this seed’; Gk.a ‘and from the seeds’. But the text appears to be corrupt. water gushed out over it 5 over it: Q om. from above. 3The torrent, which flowed towards the north-west, seemed copious, and from all sides there went up 6 All Eth. MSS add ‘and from there’, but the words may have been misplaced from the beginning of xxix. 1. … water and dew. 7 water gushed … and dew: Gk.a ‘water gushed out from above; flowing like a copious watercourse towards the north-west from all sides it sent up water and dew’.

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1 towards the east: Gk.a om.

2 of the mountain: Gk.a om.

3 and I saw … full of trees: so Eth.II, although the text is awkward (lit. ‘and I saw it only desert etc.’); GMQT1U Gk.a ‘and I saw it desert, and it was isolated, full of trees’; D′ ‘and I saw a desert, and it was isolated, full of trees’.

4 D′ ‘and from this seed’; Gk.a ‘and from the seeds’. But the text appears to be corrupt.

5 over it: Q om.

6 All Eth. MSS add ‘and from there’, but the words may have been misplaced from the beginning of xxix. 1.

7 water gushed … and dew: Gk.a ‘water gushed out from above; flowing like a copious watercourse towards the north-west from all sides it sent up water and dew’.

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