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

Chapter LXXIII

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1And after this law I saw another law, for the smaller light named the moon. 2And its disk is like the disk of the sun, 1 So M and some Eth.II MSS: other MSS ‘heaven’. and the wind blows its chariot on which it rides, and in fixed measure light is given to it. 3And every month its rising and its setting change, and its days are as the days of the sun, and when its light is uniformly full, it is a seventh part of the light of the sun. 4And thus it rises, and its first phase 2 first phase: lit. ‘beginning’. is towards the east; it rises on the thirtieth morning, and on that day it appears and becomes for you the first phase 2 first phase: lit. ‘beginning’. of the moon, on the thirtieth morning, 3 Eth.I ‘day’. together with the sun in the gate through which the sun rises. 5And a half 4 All MSS except D′C′F add ‘is distant’, but this makes no sense. We expect a verb meaning ‘to rise’, ‘to appear’. … with a seventh part, and its entire disk is empty, without light, except for a seventh part, a fourteenth part 5 a fourteenth part: so QUD′, but D′ adds ‘of its light, a seventh part’; G corrupt; MT Eth.II ‘from the fourteen parts’. of its total light. 6And on the day it receives a seventh part and a half 6 GQD′OA′B′ (with several ungrammatical variations) ‘a seventh part of a half’. of its light, its light amounts to a seventh-and-seventh part and a half. 7 GMQUD′D ‘a seventh part and a half’ (but QD′ om. ‘and’); T(?) ‘a seven-and-sixth part and a half’. The numbers are hard to interpret and no MS provides a text that makes much sense. In the Aramaic fragments a much fuller table of the phases of the moon has survived, and the Ethiopic appears to be a rather garbled summary of this. 7It sets with the sun, 8 GMQUD′ ‘And the sun sets’. and when the sun rises, the moon 9 the moon: GQUD′ ‘it’. rises with it, and receives a half of one part of light; and on that night at the beginning of its morning, at the beginning of the moon's day, the moon sets with the sun, and is dark on that night in six and seven 10 six and seven: so MQTD′JLB′C′; other MSS ‘seven and seven’. parts and a half. 8And it rises on that day with exactly a seventh part, and goes out, and recedes from the rising of the sun, and becomes bright on the remainder of its days in the other six and seven 11 six and seven: so Eth.I NC′; other MSS ‘seven and seven’. parts.

Notes:

1 So M and some Eth.II MSS: other MSS ‘heaven’.

2 first phase: lit. ‘beginning’.

3 Eth.I ‘day’.

4 All MSS except D′C′F add ‘is distant’, but this makes no sense. We expect a verb meaning ‘to rise’, ‘to appear’.

5 a fourteenth part: so QUD′, but D′ adds ‘of its light, a seventh part’; G corrupt; MT Eth.II ‘from the fourteen parts’.

6 GQD′OA′B′ (with several ungrammatical variations) ‘a seventh part of a half’.

7 GMQUD′D ‘a seventh part and a half’ (but QD′ om. ‘and’); T(?) ‘a seven-and-sixth part and a half’. The numbers are hard to interpret and no MS provides a text that makes much sense. In the Aramaic fragments a much fuller table of the phases of the moon has survived, and the Ethiopic appears to be a rather garbled summary of this.

8 GMQUD′ ‘And the sun sets’.

9 the moon: GQUD′ ‘it’.

10 six and seven: so MQTD′JLB′C′; other MSS ‘seven and seven’.

11 six and seven: so Eth.I NC′; other MSS ‘seven and seven’.

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