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

Chapter I

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1And it came to pass in the twenty-sixth 1 Gk.L ‘twenty-fifth’; Akh. ‘sixteenth’. year of the reign of Hezekiah, king of Judah, that he summoned Manasseh his son (his only son). 2And he summoned him in the presence of Isaiah the son of Amoz, the prophet, and in the presence of Josab Isaiah's son, in 3order to deliver to him the truths 2 Lit. ‘words of truth’. the king himself had seen about 3 Lit. ‘and’. the eternal judgements, 4 So A: BC ‘the judgements of this world’. and the torments of Gehenna, and what concerns the prince of this world 5 So Dillmann: A reads ‘the place of eternal punishment’ and BC read ‘the place of punishment of this world’. and his angels and his sovereignities 4and his powers, and the expectations for the coming of the Beloved, 6 Lit. ‘and the words of faith in the Beloved’. which he himself had seen in the fifteenth year of his reign during his illness. 5And he delivered to him the written records that Samnas the scribe had made, 7 Lit. ‘the written words … had written’. and also those that Isaiah the son of Amoz had given to him and to the prophets, 8 A ‘that Isaiah the son of Amoz and the prophets also had given to him’. so that they might write out and store up with him what he himself had seen in the king's house 9 A ‘what the king alone had seen’. about the judgement of the angels and the destruction of this world, and about the garments of the saints and their 10 Charles regarded these pronouns as ‘all but certainly wrong’: in his judgement the ‘going forth’ and the ‘transformation’ are the Messiah's. Cp. iii. 13. going forth, and about their 10 Charles regarded these pronouns as ‘all but certainly wrong’: in his judgement the ‘going forth’ and the ‘transformation’ are the Messiah's. Cp. iii. 13. transformation, and the persecution and ascension of the Beloved. 6In the twentieth year of Hezekiah's reign Isaiah had seen the words of this prophecy, and he had delivered them to Josab his son. 7And while Hezekiah 11 Lit. ‘he’. was giving his commands, and Josab, Isaiah's son, was standing by, Isaiah said to king Hezekiah (thus Manasseh was not the only other person who heard what Isaiah said 12 Lit. ‘but not in the presence of Manasseh only did he say to him’. Could the original here possibly have meant that Manasseh was not present at this stage of the proceedings – i.e. that when the essential business had been concluded Manasseh disappeared and only Josab was left, in addition to Hezekiah, to hear Isaiah's oracle? ), As the Lord lives, whose Name has not been entrusted to this world, and as the Beloved of my Lord lives, and as the Spirit that speaks in me lives, all these commands and all these precepts 13 Lit. ‘words’. will be repudiated by your son Manasseh, and I myself will be tortured by him and so depart this life. 8And Balchira will serve Sammael before Manasseh, 14 Eth. reads ‘And Sammael Malchira will serve Manasseh’, which suggests that Malchira is a sort of surname of Sammael's. The emendation assumes that Malchira is a corruption of the Balchira or Belchira, who appears at ii. 12, iii. 1, etc. (or, perhaps, the original form of the name). and will carry out all his designs; and Manasseh 11 Lit. ‘he’. will become a disciple of Beliar rather than of me. 9And many there are in Jerusalem and in Judaea that he will turn away from the true faith; and Beliar will make his abode in Manasseh, and by his hands I shall be sawn in two. 10When he heard these words Hezekiah wept very bitterly, and he rent his garments and put earth upon his head and fell on his face. 11But Isaiah said to him, The design of Sammael against Manasseh is accomplished already: there is nothing you can do. 12And Hezekiah determined there and then to kill his son Manasseh. 13But Isaiah said to Hezekiah, The Beloved has frustrated your plan, and your purpose will not be achieved; for to this end 15 Lit. ‘for with this calling’. have I been called, and I shall inherit what the Beloved has in store for me. 16 Lit. ‘inherit the inheritance of the Beloved’.

Notes:

1 Gk.L ‘twenty-fifth’; Akh. ‘sixteenth’.

2 Lit. ‘words of truth’.

3 Lit. ‘and’.

4 So A: BC ‘the judgements of this world’.

5 So Dillmann: A reads ‘the place of eternal punishment’ and BC read ‘the place of punishment of this world’.

6 Lit. ‘and the words of faith in the Beloved’.

7 Lit. ‘the written words … had written’.

8 A ‘that Isaiah the son of Amoz and the prophets also had given to him’.

9 A ‘what the king alone had seen’.

10 Charles regarded these pronouns as ‘all but certainly wrong’: in his judgement the ‘going forth’ and the ‘transformation’ are the Messiah's. Cp. iii. 13.

11 Lit. ‘he’.

12 Lit. ‘but not in the presence of Manasseh only did he say to him’. Could the original here possibly have meant that Manasseh was not present at this stage of the proceedings – i.e. that when the essential business had been concluded Manasseh disappeared and only Josab was left, in addition to Hezekiah, to hear Isaiah's oracle?

13 Lit. ‘words’.

14 Eth. reads ‘And Sammael Malchira will serve Manasseh’, which suggests that Malchira is a sort of surname of Sammael's. The emendation assumes that Malchira is a corruption of the Balchira or Belchira, who appears at ii. 12, iii. 1, etc. (or, perhaps, the original form of the name).

15 Lit. ‘for with this calling’.

16 Lit. ‘inherit the inheritance of the Beloved’.

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