AS WAS TAKEN IOTAPATA
or THE SLAVONIC JOSIPPON
And Vespasian and his son Titus, staying at Ptolemais, experienced soldiers and wrote what each of them. Placide same that was sent to fight a war in Galilee, wanting to get the glory, and ran down Iotapatu, the capital city of Galilee, fortified best. But did not reach that hope. For citizens to learn about their offensive began before the city, square up, and clutching with Roman shelves soon overcome them, wounding many and killing seven people. It is not the custom of paying them back, when they fail, but give a little, so that their flight is imperceptible.
Vespasian at once marched from Ptolemais to Galilee and ordered the soldiers to act as instituted by the Romans: in front of the arrow and lightly, which should be monitored in case of sudden approach of the enemy and explore, not a hidden forest units, followed by cuirassiers, part of - Riders, part - infantry, and after them - puteprohodchiki who cut wood and level road in cramped and difficult places to <Warrior> not tired from a heavy way, for them - train military commanders and horsemen to protect it, then he <commander> hardcore <Agent> cavalry and infantry, and was - donkeys and mules, carrying tools, with which they took the city, and after them - the leaders of the alcohol and the captains, and with them - the chosen warriors, then - icons which are called "heads" because it is the king of all birds - they are stronger than all, and meeting him portends victory. And they were followed by the trumpeters, then - the army, which is divided into six parts, and then - the captain, overseer for the system, and for them - a guard band of horsemen and foot soldiers with guns guarding the back rows.
And all the Galileans saw them, they were afraid, and many began to repent. Those that were with Joseph, even before they saw fled with Joseph to Tiberiade.
And all were filled with fear tiberiane, knowing that Joseph would not run if it had not lost hope. And he wondered what would be the end of the men of Judah, and he knew that there was no saving them, if they repent, and he was hoping for a pardon from the Romans. But nevertheless chose to die with people than to betray the fatherland and given him power. And he wrote the Jerusalem rulers truthful about everything, so they prefer or peace, or sent him aid.
Vespasian he took Gadara and the surrounding villages, did not spare neither old nor small, but all put to the sword. And then I went on Iotapatu. And I heard <about> Joseph came back from Tiberiady, and strengthened force iudeyan. Someone reported the arrival of Vespasian Joseph, and he at once, thinking that he would take all Judea, if caught Joseph Placide hastened to send a thousand men to surround the city to Joseph could not escape. The very same day later, having collected all the power went before noon on Iotapatu with two regiments of infantry surrounded the city, and the riders put behind them, blocking them all the way.
Men of Judah went out, and stood before the gate. Vespasian sent to them and set a sling shooters and all projectile weapons. Himself with the Marines went to a high place where it was possible to break down the walls. Undaunted, Joseph made a sortie and with him all the men of Judah, and get to grips with the Romans, and drove them away. And were cut all day, and the night went. Then many of the Romans were wounded, three were killed, and the Jews were injured and six hundred and seventeen were slain.
The next morning, went out and attacked the Romans with much greater force. The enemy was also stronger. Five days they fought, and it was possible to see how the broken spear, and gnashed their swords and shields broke up, and make men and drink the blood of the earth. However, neither the men of Judah did not penetrate the fear of the Romans, nor the Romans did not lose heart, seeing how strongly fortified city.
Because this city is all over the precipice, so that the human eye can not measure the depth, only the north side of a small attack, because the walls ended, descending to the gorge. Vespasian is to overcome the stronghold of Jewish power and urged his generals and ordered the soldiers to wear the earth, brush, rocks, and they immediately broke up, they began to wear. And, having arranged a turtle that they do not cause harm in the city, filled the gap. Men of Judah also threw stones at them a lot, but have not achieved anything.
Vespasian put rams around the city - there were sixty - and they slings threw stones weighing three capital, and sulitsy, let the bow, whistling, and boom overshadowed light. And because of this, the men of Judah did not dare to go to the wall - they prevented the upper protective fire. They are, as the robbers ran out of the gate quickly dragged the turtle and flogged standing under it.
Vespasian then ordered to make a cover from one end of town to the other and an embankment above the city. Joseph, having seen it, brought the builders that they have built on the wall. And when they could not because of the stones and arrows, he gave them a canopy of svezhesodrannyh cowhide. And it worked, for the night and day, they have built on the walls of twenty cubits in height, to the great annoyance of Vespasian, as he could not figure out what to do against such a height. And withdrew soldiers and besieged the city, thinking to take their hunger.
They also have an abundance of any food, but lacked salt and water, because there was no source or well within the city. Vespasian <hoped> that they will give up because of thirst. But Joseph, wanting to take his hopes for it, ordered numerous wet clothes and hang on the walls to drip from them, why the Romans embraced despair and horror. Commander, desperate to take the city by hunger, again turned to guns and violence, and that the men of Judah and the like: losing hope of saving the life of the town, they preferred to die in battle than from hunger and thirst. And the Jews, fighting everything every day, failed, and then there were little. Joseph, reasoning that there is salvation, thought to flee the city. And learning about it, the people gathered around him and begged not to leave them in this trouble, pinning hopes on him alone: "If you stay with us, all without knowing weariness, will fight for you, but if you leave, then we get in captivity. " He's thinking about how to save his head, told them: "For your sake, I'm going to, gathering soldiers suddenly attack enemies. After all, they once heard that I left you, left the town and chase me. " These words did not listen to the people, but children and the elderly, and women with babies, had conceived a great affection for him, crouches at his feet, begging him not to leave them. And when he saw them cry and sob, conceded and said, "Now is the time for friends, gain eternal glory and create something worthy of the memory of their husbands to future generations."
And had a strong, went to the guard unit and dispersed it, and second of the camp, and destroyed their tortoise and the shed and dug mound, and set fire to buildings, and for three days and three nights did the same with no rest. Vespasian, seeing that his men can not resist the raids iudeyan, ordered not to engage with people, hungry for death: for there is nothing more desperate and fighting because they have no other choice. And he ordered the arrows and the Syrian Arab slingers fight with the men of Judah. And those were not sparing head violently attacked by the Romans, passing shooters.
Again, Vespasian made the warriors for battle, as before, and put it in front of the shooters, and restored the mound. And they set the sheep: it is great thick log, like a ship's mast, and at the end of it planted large horns of iron - that's why it is called a ram. And breaking into two logs like fork and placing it between them and tying a rope, a lot of people pulling, strikes. And this time the arrow to shoot arrows, threw sulichniki sulitsy and slingers throwing stones, so that the men of Judah did not dare to climb the visor. And then they do not fear, hit the wall a sheep, and the set <people> beat in one place, the walls shook. Joseph filled the bags, gaining chaff, and hung, and dragged to the bar, the place was dragged sacks, and there was no damage to the walls, because the ram interfere bags. But the Romans, adhering to the spears into pruning hooks, cut the bags. And the men of Judah in desperation, took the torch, dry twigs and brushwood, tar and sulfur, jumped three places, set fire to the mound, and structures, and projectile weapons, and the lamb. The Romans, in the horror of their audacity, fled; flames surrounded them, and, unable to escape, they cut themselves.
Then one of the men, a Jew, committed an act worthy of memory. This was Eleazar the son of Samia, a native of the village of Galilee. And he raised a huge stone, threw it on the ram and the marginalized in his head, then jumped out and grabbed him took the head right of the Romans, they returned and stood over the castle wall for all to see and know, holding the head of the ram. And five arrows, having arrived from the rear gunners, smote him, and was wounded, he fell off the wall along with the sheep.
And after it showed to brave himself and Philip Netir of town Ruma, who attacked the tenth regiment with such a noise with such force and speed that broke big regiment disbanded it and won: were unable to resist their courage by those with whom They rush. Joseph went out with the people dispersed fifth regiment Pozega remaining <Tools>, and bases scattered mounds.
And when the morning came, Vespasian assembled run and reviled them for what they have not fled the fighting men, but before the robbers, without shame or martial law, no glory fathers. And, in a unanimous aspiration, have built on a mound and regained third ram, and hit where there is already made before destruction.
Then someone from the city of Vespasian wounded in the foot, but not deep: long distance weakened by arrows. And the Romans began the great confusion: standing around him saw the blood and alerted all of the wound commander. And great fear came on all, and, leaving the battle for the city, they quickly ran to the commander. First of all Titus feared for his father. But soon the excitement had died down, and the captain, tied leg, galloped through their shelves, so they can see it, and they saw him, they were glad, and, urging each other, rushed to the walls, in revenge for their leader. And you could see how the Jews were falling like sheaves to pick up, but not, however, came down from the walls, and seeing death before his eyes, hung and thrown to the bottom of standing stones, iron and fire. But did not achieve anything.
But as night fell, they did not let myself rest, but an arrow and sulitsy killed many people, and especially - throwing guns, and of which took otshibali and crushed corners. One of the men took off his head, and his head bounced three miles. And pregnant women, coming out of the house - like a punch in the belly and knocked her baby a mile! And a terrible cry escaped women inside <city> and mourning those who stood outside and moaning podnyalosdo sky. Took the blood from flowing like a river, and it was possible the corpses into the city as the steps. Many of iotapatian, then fought the good fight, fell, and many were wounded. A wall that beat all night ram broke and collapsed. And evren, armed, strengthened unleashed place.
When morning came, Vespasian gave the soldiers a break from night work, and then went on to take the city. And he commanded the strongest of the riders got off the horse, go for unleashed place, and for them - the bravest of the infantry, and the rest of the riders put on Bree, not to run away from the city, none of the townspeople. Archers and slingers is set back so they did not give the citizens due to the lean took. And in the place where the walls were intact, brought ladders to as citizens guarding unleashed place they got in safely. And knowing this, Joseph ordered them to pour on boiling tin, and they burned them rolled down, and many of them were burned. Again Vespasian ordered to do on the mound three towers of fifty cubits high, and bound them in iron, so as not to harm them fire and that they were made strong by his severity. And he put them on the best shots and throwing sulichnikov and light weapons, and they shot as if from the sky. Townspeople while being down and not being able to fight with those above, besides the visible with the invisible, retreated, but continued to fight until exhausted.
And then someone ran out of the city, and told Vespasian that: "For the citizens are weary of endless sleepless nights and constant voltage. And you can take in the morning watch the city, came secretly, because they work day and night, and at dawn overcomes their sleep - because at this hour, they do not expect an attack and all the guards asleep. " However, he did not believe a scammer, knowing tverdost iudeyan and loyalty to each other. Before that, he took one iotapatianina and tortured him with all the torture, fire and sword, that he said anything about the affairs of the city. When he said nothing, he crucified him, and he died laughing. And with that <defector> - he felt that he is not very far from the truth of his speech, and gave him into custody. He himself said in an informer hour came with his army to the city in silence. And first climbed the walls of Titus from the stands Sabin, and behind them - Sextus Placide and his soldiers, killing guards and entered the city quietly, and take no prisoners heard them walking through the city: for all the power they took heavy sleep . If a man stood up, he could not see because of the fog, then happened over the city - until the dawn has not included all the soldiers and, remembering the hurt suffered by them, not sparing <none>, from the elderly to infants . And some, seeing death, they kill themselves, while others fled to the caves. <One iudeyan asked> Anthony's centurion give him a hand in the fact that he does not kill him, and when the one without a second thought, and safely reached out, he stabbed him with a spear and ribs, beating, killing him. And in that day were killed everyone who was out - sixty thousand prisoners had taken the five thousand and ravaged city, and the tower was burned. So was taken in the month Iotapata paneme, that is July, in the thirteenth year of the reign of Nero.
The Romans also searched Joseph, anger at him and wanting to please his commander, sought him among the dead, and in the secret places of the city.
As Joseph jumped into the pit
And he, when they took the city, with God's help, hid among the soldiers and jumped into the deep pit, from which came the invisible path to the cave and found her hiding in the top forty men, and there were all kinds of supplies for the needs body. Indeed, around the city was the guard, and it was impossible to escape. And two days later he was hiding. On the third day, the guard grabbed one woman and tortured, and that under torture upon him and those who were with him. And immediately Vespasian sent two tribunes with haste - Peacock and Gallicano, lure Joseph and promise him security. And the two of them, going, and asked him to sign a security given the right hand, but he did not listen, fearing retaliation, because they made a lot of evil in the war. Warlord same third tribune sent to him, as it was known that he was a friend of his, named Nicanor. And he stood by, told him of the goodness and mercy of the Romans to the prisoners, and added that because of his bravery and intelligence he will not hate them, but rather admiration. "The commander is trying to get you to her not to be tortured, but wanting to save you. If he wanted to entice you to inflict evil, it would not have sent me, your friend, and I did not listen to him if I had to deceive you. "
And because Joseph hesitated, soldiers wanted to set fire to a cave in a rage. And he found out about this threat, he remembered the night dreams in which God showed him the misfortunes that befall on iudeyan. He well knew how to interpret dreams and understand what God was showing covertly, and nothing of the sacred books of the prophets was a mystery to him - he was a priest, and descended from the priests. And in that hour was filled with the spirit and explained to the terrible sleeping vision and offered to God a secret prayer, saying: "As the Jewish race, the creator, seems to me to have lost their power before thine all-seeing eyes and all the luck you moved to the Romans and gave them his power, and saved my soul, that I preached about the future - and that, in your holy commandment, I voluntarily give the Romans hand and swear thy holy name, that does not go out to save a life, and not willing to betray the fatherland, but to serve your glory and power, to make explicit what you showed me. "
And having said so, reached Nicanor. And the men of Judah who were with him to know that he wants to leave, surrounded him, shouting that much vosstenaet paternal law and saddened by the God who created the men of Judah and rebellious souls who despise death. "Either you love life, Joseph? But do you have patience to see the light of slavery? You too quickly forgotten how much he taught to die for freedom! A deceitful glory of your courage, and was in vain you are wise, if you hope to be saved from those whose heart raskrovavil! But if you've forgotten your mind, then we ought to take care of the law of the fathers. Here's a sword: if stuck into his belly his will, you will be forever iudeyan commander, if he does not want to - die by our hands as a traitor. " And then they drew on his sword <fearing that> he betrays himself Romans.
Joseph was afraid that they would use force, and considering the disdain for God if he died before God's command, began to cheat them, seeing that the situation was hopeless, and said, "Why do we seek to die? Why do we put asunder lovers - soul and body? Do you think that I've changed? But I have not changed! Well die in battle at the hands of the enemy. If I am afraid of the Roman sword and hide, in fact, I deserve to die by his hand and his sword. But if we are spared, capturing, then do not we should pardon themselves? What a great die for freedom - that is a pleasure to me before the army. And now - where the army? Who is beating us? Equally cowardly one who does not die when it becomes, and who dies when not appropriate. So what we are afraid that do not go to the Romans? Death? But why is it that we are afraid, waiting for it from the enemy, we are forced to bring on themselves? But whoever blasphemes slavery, but now we are very free! Or do you think the brave one who kills himself? Rather, it is - the weakest of all people, like helmsman who, fearing the waves before a storm sank the ship. Suicide is unnatural and not given to any animal - in fact none of them do not kill themselves. All strong natural law - to want to live. So rob us of the life we believe enemies, and provoked the God man, if he gives a gift to outrage, and lawlessness in his sight. All flesh is mortal and is made up of perishable nature, the soul is immortal and forever dwells in the body of the divine likeness. If anyone ruin another pledge given to him to preserve, then it would be called an insidious and treacherous, with whom no one can deal with. But if he separates God from the pledge of his body, then how can he hide from the one who caused resentment? If a slave runs away from the master, even worse, that he is worthy of punishment. But running away from yourself beautiful and predobrogo rulers - from God, we will not find ourselves wicked? Do not you know that this life go by natural law, to repay the debt borrowed from God, when he wants to take? And so - and the glory of the eternal home strong and descendants not to be forgotten, and their souls, pure and undefiled, are in the holy place, and heaven, waiting to go back and I will dwell in their bodies after the turn the century. But those who impose themselves on hand - their dark souls takes a hell, and the Father and God tortures them to their grandchildren. Because it is hateful to God, and our legislature has established that before the sun body lay unburied suicide or, in other countries, and his right hand cut off the dead. We are worthy, O my friends, to go with the truth, and not add to the human plight of the creator of anger! His word on this coming. I can not be a traitor to myself. Strangers call us for salvation - and I want you to jump on the sword? Is it nothing? If, after I give them a hand, they will kill me, I fall, as it were crowned victorious crown, preferring them to the realm of treachery. "
Many such words unto them, Joseph, keeping them from committing suicide. They just shut the ears of despair surrounded him, intending to kill, vilifying and blaspheming for weakness. And he, the one calling by name, on the other looking to the threat, the third grabbing the hand, different speeches pushed them away. And they, still retain respect for the captain, in order, kept the shame, and no one raised a hand against him.
And he is giving his salvation God-Providence, said: "As the good will of God - we die, we die to the account: for whom the expense is over, let the following be killed." And having said so, to calculate the number with cunning, and so deceived all, and all were killed by each other, except for one. And he said, trying not to defile the hands kindred blood, persuaded that, and both came out alive. And led them to Vespasian, and the Romans all rushed to the scene, and rose discordant cry of some rejoiced that Joseph was taken prisoner, while others shouted threats, others demanded to torture and kill the enemy, while others wondered what. Vespasian also ordered to take him into custody, to send to Nero.
The city of Jerusalem and the Temple, and the curtain
What was the city of Jerusalem
The city was protected by three walls wherever did not delve deep precipices, and in these places had one fence. The city itself was built on two mountains, and between these mountains - the valley, which were crowding each other at home. Of these two mountains, one was higher and longer - it is the upper city, nazvayny King David "Custodian" for what has been strengthened, that the king was the father of Solomon, to implement the original construction of the temple. And the second is called "Peak", built on her lower city on two hills, and before it - a deep gorge. Then, in the years when the Hasmoneans ruled this valley filled to level the city to the church, and another peak, digged iron made below to above the top of the church seemed. A Valley cheese makers between the two cities, which we were told comes to Siloam, which was sweet and plentiful source. And around two mountains been laid terrible abyss through which there is no attack from any side.
Of the three the same wall of the first was built by David and Solomon, a very strong and impregnable, it starts from the Horse Tower and ends at the font of Solomon and Ophelia. The second starts from Gennafskih gate, going round to the Antonia Fortress, and there ends. The third comes from the tower to the Mosaic Horse and ends at the Royal Tombs and Elenin caves where Dyer grave cloths. Agrippa added a new wall to the fence and called them "Vezefa", which means "new city", but did not complete construction, fear of Claudius, as he had not suspected that the huge building made for <training> insurgency. The city would not be able to take, if Agrippa finished wall, he started: he built the stone was twenty cubits thick and ten wide - they could be neither cut through iron or shake sheep. After Agrippa stopped construction - as we said, because of the fear - will finish the men of Judah <walls> and twenty-five cubits in height.
The temple was also built on a high hill, on top, on level ground, and around it - a huge gap. King Solomon built the wall on the east side and made a mound, and on it - cloister, on the other hand the church was neogorozhen. And the people in time to constantly raising the mound, hill leveled and expanded it, and cut through the southern wall, fenced in from this side area around the temple. And making a fence around the mountains and employs over forces completed Landmark - It took many centuries and was spent sacred treasure, send the whole universe to worship God. And where the seats were low, builds on the three hundred cubits stones forty cubits thick. A variety of means and effort of people to create the structure above the words and mind and completed what could make seeing and hearing what they could not believe it.
And upstairs they built double cloisters, and the columns they were stone, twenty-five cubits high, made of solid marble, white, coat it was of cedar planks, well-hewn. And the temple was great due to the natural beauty, so that the viewer will not soon could take his eyes from <this> spectacle; painting is done by hand, and nothing was in it. Around the wall was six miles away, and the Court has not been covered, but is decorated with a variety of built-in and paved with stones. And there was set up stairs to the second temple, and in front of it - a stone wall three cubits high, very pleasant to look at, and it stood for the same posts with the words of Greek, Latin and Hebrew letters, announcing the law <compliance> cleanliness and ban foreigners We went inside. They called it a "sacred", it took place in 14 steps, and the top was made quadrangular. And over those labels hung fourth inscription, with the same letters, heralding of Jesus, the King did not reign, crucified by the Jews for the fact that he predicted the ruin and desolation of the temple.
And on the east side of the gate and had the place reserved for the service and women of prayer, for it is through the other door is not proper for women to enter, as well as go over the fence through their doors. On the west side there was a gate, but from one end to be blocked by walls. Covered same galleries, which were between the gate facing the inside of the walls to the treasury, were on large marble columns.
Nine out of the gate were bound in gold and silver, with jambs and lintel, and some, external, bound in Corinthian brass, was even more beautiful and precious than silver and gold. All gate had two doors, each door had a height thirty cubits, and the breadth fifteen, from the gate and the gate - thirty cubits. Fence - a marble, towering, its height over forty cubits: and every fence stood on two marble columns, and the value of all was the same. Eastern Gate - Corinthian - were fifty cubits high, and the door - forty cubits, and the thickness of the gold and silver they had more. All the other nine pokoval Alexander, father of Tiberius. Stages it was fifteen to the great gate of the place for women.
He himself stood in the middle of the temple, the sacred shrine, which had twenty-two stage at which it was impossible to enter, its height in front, one hundred cubits, and the breadth the same, rear side of it forty cubits already. First gate had seventy cubits in height, and the breadth five and twenty cubits, door, they did not have - in the image of the sky, unattainable vision. All faces of were gilded, and priniknuv to them, you could see all the internal structure, shining gold. This temple was closed twice, and stood in front of the first temple, built to great heights - ninety cubits, and the width - up to fifty, and at length - up to twenty. Above these gates hung golden vines, and on them - gold clusters, the more a man. Interior trim and doors were made of pure gold, fifty-five cubits in height and in width - sixteen. In front of them hung a veil of equal width and length, it was the Babylonian shroud made of blue cloth, and fine linen, and purple chervlenitsy - wonderful views, and the sight of her was not without meaning, but embodying the image of all things: it is the image of fire chervlenitsa , linen - earth, blue cloth - air, and scarlet - the sea. After chervlenitsa and blue cloth sort of like named <Elemental>, fine linen and purple-born one close to the ground, the other - to the sea. It was depicted on the veil everything that is visible in the sky, according to science, except twelve celestial zones.
This veil before our generation was intact, because the people were pious, and now - it was a pity to look at her: she suddenly torn from top to bottom, when done good man - and not the person acts - dedicated to the murder of a bribe. And talk about many other terrible signs that happened then. They said he was killed and was not found after the burial in the tomb - one claimed that he had risen, and others - that had been stolen my friends. I do not know which of them is closer to the truth: for the dead can not be resurrected by itself, but only through the prayers of another righteous man, if only it would not be an angel or any other of the heavenly powers, or God himself will be in the form of a man and he do what he wants, and walks among the people will perish, and shall rest, and rise on their own. Others say that it is impossible to steal because they put around his tomb guard: a thousand and a thousand Romans iudeyan. Here they talk about the veil, and for this reason it exploded.
We went inside fell into the lower tier of the temple, whose height sixty cubits, the same place it was threescore cubits divided into two parts: the first - of forty cubits, in which there are three things, amazing, the fame of which spread far and wide, - lamp, table and spoon . On the lamp had seven lamps, in the likeness of the seven stars of heaven, called planets. On the table were twelve loaves of bread, similar to the number of zones in the image of heaven, and the years. At the same censer was thirteen thyme, collected from all the seas, and in all the inhabited earth, and all the deserts, meaning that everything is from God and to God. The inner place - twenty cubits, invisible veil after another, and nothing in it is not standing and not lying, and it was not available for entry and filth and invisible to all, called the "holy of holies." And along the side of the lower church close to each other there were many buildings with three roofs on the high side of the same building were not so because of the tightness.
The front side of the temple, facing out, hit the eye and the soul watching: all it was Bound thick gold plates and the sunshine seemed blazing fire. How to clean the sun not to look, but just blinks and his eyes against the will of looking at it zazhmurivalis. When looking at him, he passed, he seemed a mountain covered with snow: in places where there were encircled about with gold, he shone a bright white. Upstairs were vsazheny golden spike - big, long, frequent and sharp as arrows, that no bird, sat down, and did not defile the top. The stones of which it was built, there were forty-five cubits in length, width and height of five to six. In front of the altar was a tall fifteen cubits, and the breadth and eight cubits, and the same in length, made quadrangular protruding from one angle like horns on his back is to the south. It was made without iron, and never touch it iron. Around the same church and the altar, passes as the crown, a beautiful stone wall, a cubit in height, separating the people from the priests. Lepers and the sick, even as the city is not allowed to enter, and that women are prohibited to move the fence, between the clean and unclean. And men do not clean not allowed into the inner courtyard, as well, and priests.
Those kind of priests who could not serve because of blindness or lameness, or <lame> hands were inside with healthy and neuvechnymi priests, receiving the same part, they are, but not in the sacred vestments wore. At the same altar and the temple priests were blameless, clothed in fine linen, and in particular abstain from wine, fearing the slightest breach in the service. And the high priest entered with them every day, but on Saturday and the first days of the month, as well as major holidays, established ancestors. When he served, it differed from the garments of the priests. For before he closed the thighs belting fabric, and the bottom - blade, top he wore in a round robe that extends to the legs, made of blue fabric. And around her hang golden bells and apples: bells are a way of thunder, and apples - lightning. And attached the dressing robe to her chest, around her - five zones of gold, purple, chervlenitsy, fine linen, and blue cloth, of which was done and the veil - why, we were told. And hanging over it omophorion, made of gold, of the form of armor. At the bottom of it - two boards, wrought in gold, and in the middle of them - big and beautiful sardonyx, on which are written the founders of the Jewish tribes. On the other side were attached twelve stones, divided into four parts: the first carnelian, topaz, emerald, and the carbuncle in the second, jasper, the sapphire, the third agate, amethyst, Liguria, and in the fourth onyx, beryl, chrysolite. Head as he covered the bonnets of fine linen, top - blue cloth, and on top - another golden crown, on which were written the cross sacred letters that make up the quaternions. This robe he wore at another time, but only when he served in <Sanctuary> that no man might enter - once a year, when all the custom goveyut God. In others, holidays, he dressed in a simple robe.
About the city, the temple of the yard
About the city, the temple and the customs we still say that the lowered.
The fortress also known as Antonia, was built between the two cloisters of the temple, on a high rock in the 50 cubits high. This was the construction of King Herod, who covered the stone slabs of marble from the bottom to the top - for beauty and for the good that could neither enter nor leave. And the front of the castle he built a wall three cubits high, and then built a fort 40 cubits high. Its interior was the king's palace: the beautiful and comfortable home, covered galleries, large bath and a large courtyard for soldiers. Because there was all necessary, it was like a strong city, because everything in it was fine and varied - the royal house. With a view of the tower, she was surrounded by the four corners of the towers, three were in the height of fifty cubits, and the fourth on the east side - seventy cubits, so that from it you can see the temple, and on it sat the Roman guards with weapons, while watching holidays to people not to revolt. Thus, the Kremlin has been around the church to the city as a citadel, and fortress of St. Anthony - even more fortified than the temple Kremlin. The upper town had its unique citadel - Herod's chamber. Vezefa is separated from the Antonia Fortress and the north side looks at the temple. About the city and on the walls, as far as I could, I told him.
On the capture of Jerusalem
The rebels, all the days of driving out of the temple fight with those who did the mound, in the 26th day of the month staged a ruse: the rear cloister between the upper beam and the roof was filled with twigs with resin and sulfur, and then pretended to run away. And then many, inadvertently throwing attacked the retreating, put ladder and climbed up to the gallery. And immediately the men of Judah burned <their>, fire, intense heat, all surrounded on every side, and they are powerless to do anything, rushed back into the abyss or fall to the opponents, and some were burned, and some were killed by the sword. Caesar was angry at the victims for what they got without the order, but, however, was filled with pity for them. And since no one could help them, comfort for burning was that they saw Caesar, for which each of them lays down, screaming, jumping, begging him to help one another, if anyone can, and emitting cheers, they died with praise and fun. And some, he ran to the wide wall of the gallery, were saved from the fire. Surrounded them men of Judah were cut with them, and they all died.
One of them, a young man named login, committed an act worthy of memory. Men of Judah could not kill him and gave his hand, asking him to tears for them. But his brother Cornelius, standing in front of him and shouted to him to not shame his kind and brought shame to the Roman soldiers. And he listened to him, drew his sword in front of everyone and stabbed himself. Only Artory cunning saved from the fire, he called his friend Lucius and loudly said, "You leave an heir of his property, if you come near and catch me." And when he ran fast, he collapsed on him and survived, Lucius was also knocked down the weight and fell face down on a rock and died.
This trick is for the time being plunged into despair Romans, but then they learned to beware tricks iudeyan because they often hurt ignorance areas, where there was a town, and the disposition of its inhabitants. And the galleries were burned to the tower of St. John, which he had built, when he fought with Simon. The next morning, the Romans burned the northern gallery.
And in the city fading from hunger fell like leaves and sand, and their sufferings were indescribable. All houses, if there is even a shadow of the crumbs, the slaughter began, relatives and loved ones were fighting hand to hand, squeezing throat nasty eruption of the soul. Did not believe even dying: robbers ransacked emitting soul, checking whether a person pretending dying, hiding food in his bosom. And with his mouth open, like mad dogs, being pushed in the door, they do not fall into them and avoided wherever would not like drunks. And because they could not find anywhere anything edible, were part of the same house three or four times in one hour. And all that is, the need to lug forced into his mouth. And slo nasty dumb animal, themselves, choosing, eating with pleasure and in the end did not shun any belts or boots, or leather with shields, but tearing them, ate with gusto. But if he found rotten hay or straw, it was to them like food, flavored with fragrant herbs. And some, collecting dry stems, sold polgrivny four Attic weight of gold, which is eight gold pure gold. But why am I talking so much about the hunger need? Turn to the story of the incident, the likes of which have not been described or the Greeks or the barbarians, which scared to talk and listen, you can not believe. I ask the children not to think that I'm lying, I would gladly down this terrible story, if it were not for the countless witnesses and witnesses, and besides, I have rendered a disservice to my homeland, I must admit, if suffering undergone <people>.
One woman, who lives on the other side Jordan, by the name of Mary, daughter of Eleazar, the village Batehor, which means "house of hyssop", known by his nobility and wealth, among others rushed to Jerusalem. Her property - that she kept and brought from the banks of the Jordan - sacked tormentors and left nothing of expensive utensils, and all the food they could get, took away, as every day. And fierce anger seized the woman and abusing and cursing thieves, she became podstrekat them to someone killed her. Then, seeing that no one thinks to kill her or out of anger. not out of pity, she suffered in search of something to eat, to walk to the other. And since I could not find anything, and famine pierced belly and brain, taking advisers need, rushed to his nature. She had a baby chest and he took him in his arms, she told him: "My dear little girl! Around us, war, famine and rebellion. To whom shall I keep you? If we take the Romans, there is a grave and intolerable slavery, but if they do not have time, then we will strike hunger, and the rebels and the worse of the two. Now therefore come, child, from whence came out, and be thou my food, but the rebels curse and age parable of what has come to life iudeyan! "And so saying, stabbed his son and baked, then divided it into two parts and one ate, and the other, covered, and left. And then the rebels stood by, as usual, and sensing the nasty stench began threatening to kill her if she did not show that in store. And she said, "a good part I left you" - and opened it, what remains of the child. When they saw them seized with fear, awe and terror, and they froze in front of the sight. She said: "This is my child, I born, and again - my hands. Eat, after all, I ate. And do not be softer than women and compassionate mother. If you reject the pious and my sacrifice, I already ate, and leave the rest to me. " After that, they, trembling, left: only this, they were afraid and could hardly have refused to take the food from the mother. And right across the city took the news about this bad, and each personally imagined this horrible act, and shuddered as if he created it. Hungry eager to die quickly and felt happier than those who died before he saw what evil is.
Soon, the Romans brought the news of this terrible event, and some of them did not believe others were filled with pity for them, and others - a deep disgust. But Caesar was justified in this before God, saying, "I give the world the men of Judah and free life, and remembered not to their disobedience and all the evil that they have done. They prefer an agreement rebellion world war, and satiety and abundance - the suffering and starvation. And now his hands started setting fire to the sanctuary, which I keep to this day. And because they are worthy to take this food and to pay for the abomination chadoyadeniya fall of the city, they were not to live in the universe, but do not look at the sun city where mothers eat their children. Previously, mothers would be expected to do for fathers that seeing such horror, they still do not lay down their arms. " And having said this, he thought of how desperate these people do not want to repent and reject common sense.
And when the two regiments finished mound in the eighth day of the month Loy, that is August, he ordered that sheep on the west side of the inner temple. Before this winner - the largest sheep - for six consecutive days struck, but could not break anything. Others undermine the north gate built the base and with great difficulty, hardly dumped three front stone, but do not hit the wall, but stood firm. And the Romans, unable to crush them or sheep, or iron, or anything else placed a ladder to galleries. Men of Judah did not have time to stop them to climb up, but then, he ran, grabbed the climb and hard fought. And some were thrown down, the other crashes down into the abyss, the third was slain, and those who have just got and have not had time to take the shield ahead, notch, other well, pushing the stairs, dropping down. And the Romans elsewhere raised icons Caesar. As men of Judah, fled, committed fierce sechu, trying to take them away. Those thinking that they lose - means incurring ignominious shame fought without conceding until all is lost. And the men of Judah, taking away the icons and killing vlezshih <to galleries> boasted as if killed or captured most of Caesar. Of the Romans, no one was killed, not revenge, but one was killed, before killing himself. And Titus, seeing that spare temple harm <their> soldiers who threatened to burn the gates.
And then came running to him Anan of Emmaus and Archelaus, son Magadata, hoping to receive his forgiveness because iudeyan ran after the victory. But Titus thought they came with guile, and heard about the inflexibility iudeyan, ordered to kill them, saying: "Forced to have you come, and not on their own, and not worthy of salvation, because it ran, seeing that already burning country. " But, however, not wanting to deal very treacherously, tamed <a> anger and let them go, but the fate they were not prepared for is the same as another.
And the soldiers set fire to the silver gate, and when silver began to melt, the flame took up the board, and from there all of a sudden flames spread to the gallery. When the men of Judah saw flames around him, body and soul they were exhausted, and horror no one moved to put out, but they all stood in one spot and watched. Then to him, much dejected, returned mind, but not common, and they are terribly furious at Romans. The day and night fire fired on extension and galleries.
When morning came, Titus sent to extinguish the fire, make out what burned, and to expand the way for the regiments. And he called the six supreme commanders: Tiberius Alexander, Sextus Tserealiya, caskets Lepidus, Titus Phrygian, Eternina Gable, Marc Anthony Julian, governor of Judah, and had to be consulted about the temple. Some of them told him to act according to the law of war, because the men of Judah did not stop the rebellion, while there is a temple in which they are going anywhere. Others said, "If the men of Judah will leave <temple> and will not take up arms in it, then it should be retained, but if there will be fighting, then set fire to it: for then it should be called a military fortress, not a temple. Lawlessness is <proceeds> not from us but from the force us <do> ". But Titus said, "Even if the men of Judah will fight, being in it, I would never ruin instead of inanimate and not burn such a huge and wonderful ssyuruzhenie. After all, if <temple> die, it will be to the detriment of the Romans, if maintained, would be an ornament to our government. " This opinion Gable and Alexander. Then he dismissed the council and ordered commanders to rest with the warriors to the next morning with new forces get ready for battle.
On that day, fatigue and fear kept striving iudeyan. The next morning the same, summoning all the strength and hope they run out in the second hour of the day through the eastern gate and attacked the guards outside <temple>. Those steadfastly withstood their attack: armed, were against them as a wall, to manufacture close formation, but violent attacks iudeyan overcame them. Titus said that they back down - he saw it all from the Antonia Fortress - and he chose to come to the rescue. Men of Judah did not survive his arrival, but after the front fell, the rest fled. When the Romans began to retreat, they came back and attacked them, and when they came back, they ran away. It was not until the fifth hour of the day, until, after escaping, they did not shut the inner temple.
How was the temple set on fire, and the signs in front of ruin of Jerusalem, and as Simon and John Titus called for an interview, Titus also ordered to object to their speech, and they do not obey, and Titus had ordered them not to spare more
Titus retreated to the fortress Antonia and made soldiers to the morning they came and surrounded the temple. God judged the same way and put his long lost from the fire. And judgment day is come at the end of the year, on the tenth day of the month Loy, which in ancient times it was burned by the Babylonian king. The fire started on their own. For when Titus withdrew, the men of Judah, rested a bit, rushed back to the Romans, and those beating iudeyan, pursued them to the temple and themselves entered <followed by>. Then one of the soldiers, without waiting for an order of Caesar and not fearing the demon inspired in undertakings in rage drew fire from the inside, and getting up on the shoulder of a comrade and took to the golden windows and to the door, through which you can get to the buildings surrounding the temple. The fire began to flare up, and the men of Judah, with the screaming and crying that deserve this terrible thing ran, that hinder <Romans> and revenge, not sparing the life, not thinking about saving and forgetting to be careful.
And someone came running, announced Titus. He's resting in a tent on the battlefield. I immediately jumped up and ran to the church to put out the fire. And behind him went all the captains, and after they were shelves in fear, and stood screaming and much confusion when a huge force on the move without order. A Caesar voice and hand ordered the soldiers to extinguish the fire. They did not even listen to his cry - because their ears have not heard from inverse noise - and did not notice the signs, which he did by hand.
Some looked at the enemies who would kill anyone, other anger shut up his ears, and ran when shelves or order or prohibition, or the request is not able to keep their aspirations, but to chair all the rage and anger gripped everyone. And, choking in cramped conditions, many were trampled her, and many, stepping on the burning stones and ashes, and not being able to get burned down. And those who stood near the church, pretended not to hear Caesar's orders, but each of them commanded standing next burn even more. Rebels of methane, not knowing what to do, and everywhere was a fight, was bleeding and running soldiers. And the people - the people helpless and unarmed - were killed, where anyone caught up. We have accumulated a lot of dead altar, and the blood flowed like a river, and a stream of blood attracted the corpses.
Caesar, seeing that he could not keep the aspirations of soldiers and that overcomes the fire, came from the warlords in and saw the sanctuary of the temple, which he longed <see>, and all that was in it, what was famous not only among his own people, but and foreigners - a wonderful, worthy of glory and beauty. As the flames had not yet penetrated inside, but spread to the surrounding buildings, Titus, thinking that is still possible to save the building from the fire, he jumped up and began to put out the fire and made the soldiers. He put centurion liberals beat disobedient to prevent fire. But covered with anger and hatred for the men of Judah, they have ceased to honor and fear of Caesar, and martial ardor glowing stronger flame. And many, hoping to plunder, burning even more, thinking that everything inside is full of riches, because they saw that all around was a golden decoration. When Caesar came out to stop the soldiers, someone threw a fire in the dark interior doors - inside and suddenly felt a flame then retired generals with Caesar and no longer be stopped. Since the temple was set on fire, against the will of Caesar.
Creation worthy of great mourning, the most surprising of all, as we have seen and heard, and the structure, and the grandeur and beauty, and ornament, and the glory of their holy places. But deeply comforted those who think of the judgment of God, which can not be avoided or has a soul, nor that the soul does not have any business or place. And marvel at anyone time range: the fate observed one and the same month, the same day, in which, as we said, in ancient times, the Babylonians burned the temple. From its original construction, begun by King Solomon, to the current devastation that happened in the two years of Vespasian Caesar, there are 1130 years, 7 months and 15 days, from the last building, which took Haggai in the 2nd year of the reign of Cyrus, before trapping has 639 years, one month and 15 days.
While the church burned, looted and plundered all that could be found, and all the people overtaken iron, were killed and one was spared any age, nor respect for good looks, but also children and old men, and unclean, and priests - all the same accepted death, as the war escalated to all fighting and praying. And while the howling flames roared screams and moans lost. Because of the height of the mountains and the huge burning building looking from afar would say that the whole city is lit. It is impossible to imagine anything more terrible and dreadful than the then cry: for shelves and Roman shouted mechas, and the rebels, surrounded by fire and battle, emit cries, and those who survived fled in terror, screaming and crying at the sight of distress, and many withered from hunger and wax dim eyes had seen the fire in the church, returned power to scream and cry. And the cry spoke surrounding mountains and forests. And everywhere there was confusion and relentless terror, and it seemed that the mountain on which the Temple stood, jumps out of the ground, because it is all covered in flames. But the blood was abundant fire and killed was more than kill, and the land could not be seen, because it was all covered with corpses. But the soldiers were chasing fleeing even trampling on the dead pile. The rebels also, shortly after, came running outside the temple and from there - to the city and the rest of the people ran into the outer gallery. Priests at first thrown into the Roman iron skewers vylamyvaya their base afterward, when they came up to the fire, and retreated to the wall width of 8 elbows. And two of the famous <citizens> thrown into the fire and burned along with the temple - Miir, Velgi son, Joseph, son of Dale.
The Romans, believing in what spare surrounding <structure> when the temple burned, burned gallery, doors and gates, but two - east and south, and then regret it later, and they destroyed, burned and treasury, storing large wealth: they were lying and robe, and covered, and the countless vessels, - in short, all the wealth iudeyan was here collected all the household property of the rich. They came to the survived outside the gallery, which ran up his wife and children and other people of all kinds, number 6000. And without waiting for the orders of Caesar or military leaders, the soldiers set fire to anger abound <to>, and all died, and none of them survived - some were thrown into the fire, while others were burned on the spot.
The signs in front of ruin of Jerusalem
And the blame for this loss of life was one false prophet, who in those days the citizens proclaimed that "God is telling you to go to the temple and make the sign of salvation." These false prophets John and Simon were sent to people with the commandment - to wait for God's help, that they did not run to the Romans. And in trouble - as usual - just believe anyone who taught him to get rid of unhappiness. And if someone is cheating, and said pleasant lie, believe him and he put all hope.
That's why this suffering people listened to deceivers and lying about about God, but speaking the truth, and foreshadowing the coming devastation of the signs and the phenomena did not respond and did not believe, and as crazy, not having no eyes, no soul, they did not listen to God's warning. And did not understand when the city got a star like a spear, and stood for a year - it's called a comet <because> all hairy. Besides, before the war, when the people gathered for the feast of unleavened bread in the 8 th day of the month ksanfika, ie April, in the ninth hour of the night such a light shone on the altar and the temple, as if there was a clear day, and it lasted for half an hour . The foolish thought it was a good sign, but versed in the sacred books judged in accordance with the outcome. The same festival was given by someone on cow slaughter, and standing in the middle of the temple, she gave birth to a lamb. And eastern inner gate, copper and thick, which hardly pushes 20 people, with iron hinges and locks and deep jamb made of a long stone - were in the 6th hour of the night, open unto themselves. Ran temple caretaker notified the chief, and he stood by a considerable number of people who could barely close them. This is considered a sign of wealth: The thought that God opens doors for them good. But the scribes realized that the fortress temple destroyed by itself and easily open to the enemy, and the empty sanctuary. And after a few days after the holiday, in the 21 th day of the month Artemis, that is, in May, was a demonic incredible vision. Hearing of this would have decided that it is a fable and Witchcraft, had not seen or talked a lot, and was followed by a terrible misfortune to be seeing. So, just before sunset in the air and the sky were all over the land of Judah, chariots and weapons racks, galloping through the clouds and the surrounding towns. At the same festival, called Pentecost, the priests went in, as usual, at night in the inner temple of the service, you first feel shock and thunder, and then suddenly heard a voice that said, "Let's go away from here!" But what was worst of all the rest.
Of Jesus, the son of Hanan, the six voices
One Jesus, the son of Hanan, from simple, not the scribe, in the four years before the war, when the city was still a world of abundance and came to the feast, during which all the custom note setting Kusch, standing in the temple, suddenly began to yell: " a voice from the east, a voice from the west, a voice from the four winds, a voice against Jerusalem and the temple, the voice of the groom and the bride, the voice of the entire people. " He repeated it, crying all day and night, by avoiding Stogniy. And some of the chief <urban> angry with him for his bad language, and, seizing a lot and severely beaten. And he, without beating nothing, did not ask about themselves, and answered his tormentor, but only cried out the same as before. The authorities of Jerusalem, thinking that a higher power moves it to this cry, and brought him to the Roman governor, where he was beaten with rods and whips to the bone, and he, not knowing no pain, no tears, even more, by force, by shouting a mournful voice, "Woe, woe to Jerusalem!" And when Albin - he was then the Roman governor - asked him, "Who are you? From? And why is it screaming? "- He made no reply to his speech, and did not stop crying weave through the city, until Albinus not let go, finding insane. And he then to no one came and showed up until the war began. And then every day, as if memorizing prayers, screaming, crying, "Woe, woe to Jerusalem!" Not responding beating him without cursing reviled him, not give him blessing the food. And the only one that sad answer was all 7 years and 5 months, and his voice is not silent, and he did not know fatigue, until I saw a war that had predicted, and then rested his death. Catching up on the rampart, he again cried, "Alas, alas, the city and the people, and the church, 'and at the end said," Alas, alas! "And then the stone flew from vice, struck him to death, and he let out a spirit, even saying his prediction.
And if any man endowed with good reason, he will see that the Providence of God and the human race all the way is ours, for us to salvation, but we are dying because of the folly and because of what we are doing wrong on their own. God is a sign of anger that people have known the wrath of God, left the evil and so propitiate God. But although the men of Judah was a prophecy that because of rectangular empty city and the temple, they began making crosses for the crucifixion - square, as we have said. And after the destruction of the tower Antonia built rectangular temple. To war as their ambiguous prompted predictions that are in the sacred books, they said that a man from the land of Judah will reign over the universe. They are interpreted in different ways: some say it is about Herod, the other - the miracle worker of the crucified Jesus, and others - of Vespasian. But people can not escape from destiny, even if they foresee <coming>. Men of Judah also interpreted the signs as they wanted, distorting them in his favor, and all the other reviled until killed himself and country, themselves denounced and disgrace and showed his folly.
TALE OF WISDOM AKIRA
SLAVONIC STORY OF AHIKAR
In times Sinagripa king Adorskoy and Nalivskoy earth was I, Akira, his adviser. And it was told to me by God, "Your offspring will not be born." I also had a wealth of most other people, took his wife and gave himself to his house, and lived sixty years, and I did not have offspring. And erected altars, and kindled a fire, and asked: "O Lord my God! If you die and leave an heir, then people will say: "Akira was righteous and God faithfully served. And die, and neither will his son, who would have stood by the coffin of his or her daughter to be mourned, no one who took his property and would become his heir. " And now I beseech thee, O Lord my God, give me a male child. When prestavlyus, that he will fall ashes of my eyes. " And listened to the Lord my prayer, and the voice came to me from heaven, and declared: "Akira! Fulfill your every request, and the son did not ask me. But here's your nephew Anadan, it and take it instead of his son. " And I heard the voice of the Lord, again cried out, "O Lord my God! If I had a son, on the day of my death would have sprinkled the ashes of my eyes. If until the day of his death, he spent every day on pudu gold on their needs, and even then would not waste my wealth. " But the voice did not answer me, and I listened to the words of God, and took his nephew Anadana instead of his son. He was still a child then, and ordered to raise it, and nurtured it with honey and wine, and dressed him in silk and brocade, and when he grew up, taught him all wisdom.
And the king said to me this way: "On the Akira, the wise scribe, my counselor! When you grow old and die, who will be my advisor? "And I said," my King, live for ever! I have a son, I myself like: he is smart, and all wisdom and science, I taught him. " And the king said to me, "Bring me my son, I saw to it, and if he could please me, then let you go into your house, and spend the rest of his days of old." I took his son Anadana and brought him to the king. And the king saw him, and said to me in reply, "Blessed be the day that Akira, because he introduced me to his son in my life." And I bowed to the king: "You yourself knowest how I have served your father and you. And now wait until manhood boy still, and let thy mercy to me all the days of my old age. " And when the king had heard these words of mine, has promised me, as saying: "No one else will be your heir."
And I, Akira, did not cease to teach his son. When, like bread and water, saturate it with their instructions, I said to him:
"Oh man, listen to my words, my lord Anadan! Any advice attentively listen to every day of her life. If you hear that from the king or you see that in his house, to let it rot in your heart, and do not tell about it to no man. If we let it slip, then these will be your words, like hot coals, and then you will burn, and your body has holes will be. My son, that you have heard, that does not tell anyone what he saw, then hide it. Tie a knot does not untie and unravel or tie. My son, does not appeal to a woman's beauty and her heart not willed it. Though all the wealth you give it, and then no benefit from it will gain not only more sin before God. My child, do not be callous, as a (hard) bone, but be gentle, like a bean. My son, his eyes incline dale, and the voices did not rise, if the cry built houses, the donkey would roar his two houses raised up to a day. My son is better with a clever move stones than stupid to drink wine. With smart not do anything stupid, and before a fool not to disclose their mind. Do not be too sweet, not what you eat, but do not be too bitter and not to recoiled from you is your friend. My son, if the boot on your leg, trampling upon the turn and tread the path to their sons and daughters. My son, the wealthy son of a snake ate, and told people about it, "To be healed, he ate it," and the son of a poor man ate a snake, and told people about it, "was hungry, and ate here." My son, give me my share, but do not hurt someone else. If the husband does not listen to advice, with not to hit the road and do not sit down to feast fraud. Child, if it appears in the doghouse who honorable among you, do not rejoice too much and do not say anything about it to his friends, but he do not remember these words, when the rise again, and back at you. My son, a husband to honor will not envy him, and when troubles come upon it, you will not be happy. My son, do not go near a woman stupid, and talkative, and arrogant woman and not willed female beauty: the beauty of a woman in her clever speeches. My son, if your friend will hate you and will curse you, and throw stones at you, you're still his bread and salt, and for both of you pays your day of Judgment. My son, silly husband expects humiliation, and righteous - honor. My son, do not refrain from punishment for his son, for the son of a beating, like water, water the garden. Son because of the beatings will not die, and if you become neglected education of it, some will bring grief to you. My child, his son from childhood humble, if he does not restrain his temper, then he will age prematurely. My son, do not buy a slave or a daring or maidservant roguish them to your wealth is not misappropriated. Child, if anyone would slander thy friend, do not listen to him, and not that of your sins and tell others. Child, if any, having met you, turned to you, the answer he thought, because people rush to drop a word, and then repents. Child, deceitful man first of all love, and then a laugh over it and reproached him. It liar like bird calls, and only fools listen to him. Child, his father read it, for all his riches he'll leave. My son, fear not to curse your father and mother, and not what you and their children will not know joy. When you are angry, do not say rude words, otherwise you will be called a fool. My son, do not walk at night without a weapon, because who knows who you'll meet. Child, tree, aggravated fruits, lean, though mighty trunk from him - and this is the beauty of it, and so you be surrounded by family and friends. Like a lion terrible power of her and her husband's honor by his relatives. Whose race poor, who have little children and loved ones, he is the face of your enemies weak and like a tree growing beside the road that breaks off all who may pass by. My son, do not say: "My lord, stupid, and I'm smart." Advice of his master, and be worthy of his grace, and on your mind does not count. How can you hate - be patient, and harsh word spake not. My son, do not be chatty, or sinned against their master. Son, if you send the ambassador, did not delay, and not what others send for thee behind. My son, let not your Lord says to you: 'Get away from me, and will dwell in the sadness, "but it's better to say to you:" Be with me and rejoice. " My son, a holiday not to go past the church. Child, if someone's home mountain, then leaving them in trouble, do not go to the banquet for others, but first visit those who are grieving, and then come to feast, and remember that you will die. My son, without a horse, do not sit on someone else's, if you throw it, you will laugh at you. If you're not hungry, do not load up, not what proslyvesh glutton. The one who is stronger than you, do not quarrel, you do not know what plan it against you. My son, if your house is high, even if its walls will be lower, and in this entry, and my mind soar skyward. My son, his anger and bridle for your forbearance be worthy of God's grace. My son, do not take from others with more weight and do not give a light weight and do not say - "at a profit to me," bad case. Who knows, God sees it, is angry at you and destroy your house as wicked. Child, God's name is not held together by a false oath, not to decrease in the number of thy days. My son, if you asked for something from God, do not forget about it, do not be inattentive to, but remember, and hearken, and be blessed. Child, elder son of love, and the youngest of themselves not Repel. If you're not invested anything from God, no matter how hard you try - do not get, and the poor can become rich, and the rich man - poor, and noble, and to fall into affliction, and the low born - rise. Child, come to comfort grieving with the word - it's better than a pile of gold. My son, okleveschi someone coveted gold and silver against the God and all people. My son, do not spill innocent blood, for God will avenge it. My son, to refrain his tongue from blasphemy, and hands - from theft: equally shameful if someone steals the gold, or apparel. My son, whores, and especially - married women, not to you this angered God. My son, if one listens to it a clever man, as if pining thirsty, drink the cold water. My son, if the grief and sorrow come upon thee, nor rebuke of God in vain your efforts against him, and he will hear the reproach of your and will reward you for granted. My son, be a fair judge to old age will be honored. My son, let thy words be pleasant, and the mouth opens only for a kind word. Child, a wise husband that no say - take it in his heart, and a fool, though whip it beat, learned nothing. My son, a clever man, sending anywhere, do not burden the advice, and if sent stupid himself go after him, not what he will disgrace himself. My son, his friend did not tempt the meats and wine, or he has desired and more. My son, if you will call to the feast, then the first call did not come, and if you will call back, then know that you there will honor and dignity. My son, do not take bribes, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the judges. I tried, and bitter, and sour, but nothing can compare with poverty. My son, it is easier to carry salt or tin, than to give back, you taken. My son, I put up a stone and iron, and it seemed to me it's easier than her husband, who know the law, to conduct dispute with his neighbor. My son, if you sit with your friends, do not let them know about your poverty, and not laugh at you and not listen to your words. Child, love your wife with all my heart, for it - your children's mother and the delight of your life. Child, when thou shalt bring his son, then teach him all over abstinence, how will he brought up, and his life will hold. My son, if there is no reason to not start an argument in their home, and not what you condemn your neighbors. My son, hear the best drunk intelligent than sober fool. Child, better blind eyes than blind heart: a blind man, walking in the road, he will learn to get used to and find their way, and the blind hearts go astray and lost his. My son, it is better for a woman to have her son die than someone else's feed, for if it does him good, he will reward her evil. My son, be faithful servant better than the wrong free. Child's best friend, who lives next to you than a relative, who lives far away. My son, a good name and fame for honorable man than the beauty of his face, for the glory of eternal lives, and the person after the death of rot. My son, a better man glorious death than a hard life. My son is better lamb leg in your hands than the blade (lamb) in the hands of others, the best sheep nearby, than an ox in the distance. Better a sparrow, but in your hands than a thousand birds flying in the clouds. Hempen clothes better, but yours, than silk, but which you do not. My son, when you will call his friend to the feast, then met him with a cheerful face, then he jolly return to his home. When piruesh with a friend, do not sit with a sour face, but this will not be a feast for you and shame you will not be called discourteous. My son, touted one and not to judge others without knowing the fact, but just about everything to find out, tell me about them. My son is better to lie in the heat or fever, than to live with a wicked wife: and you will not see the light in his house, and what was in thine heart, she did not open it. My son, if you want someone to say a word, then take your time and ponder in their hearts, and say what you want, it is better because the foot to stumble than language. My son, when you are among friends, do not laugh: the laugh is born stupid, but of stupidity - a quarrel, and from an argument - a quarrel and fight, and fight - death, and death - is a sin. My son, if you want to be known as a wise, then, after drinking wine, do not talk too much, and then you will be called smart. My son, if you do not judge fairly, then proslyvesh hypocrite and your days will be shortened. My son, do not make fun of stupid, but get away from him, and the unfortunate not laugh, for he is a man. My son, his money without a witness not give nothing, or else lose them. My son, if you want to listen to the wise, do not call up a fool, without having it to you. My son, an old friend from himself not repel, if he is not guilty in front of you, not even new friends left you. My son, sitting at the feast, not plotting to harm her husband, would otherwise be bitter dishes in your mouth. My son, his master read, do not disgrace the noble and commoner nor offered, but that tells you sir, it does. My son, do not go to the garden and the judge is not a stupid woman znaysya and does not advise it. My son, false word at first glance hard, like tin, and then pops up. My son, his experience another: trust him the secret of his and when blowjob short period, to quarrel with him, and if it will keep your secret, you love him with all my heart, for it is a true friend, but if the loosening of your secrets, turn away from him and do not come back to him. Son, it is better if you have someone steal it, than you will be called a thief. My son, if the king for his friend to intercede, will be like the one who pulled out of the mouth of a lion sheep. My son, when you go on a journey, do not count on someone else's food, and his bear, and if you go, your not having all your reproaches. My son, if your friend dies, who you dislike, do not rejoice: better if he was still alive and took the punishment from God, and you would forgive him and help him, and for that you would have received the grace of God. My son, when he saw an old man, stand in front of him, and if he will not thank you, God bless you. My son, if you are calling a friend to the feast, not with another business stepped up to him, and not what you deem a fraud. My son, when the water will flow up or a bird fly tail first, or Ethiopia, or brighten the Saracens, and the gall to become sweet as fresh honey - then fool wiser. My son, if your neighbor will call you, then went into his house, not an eye for angles, it does not do you honor. My son, if God will send someone riches, not jealous of him, but even more as you can, read it. My son, when you walk into the house, where there was sorrow, do not talk about food and drink, and if you sit at the merry feast, then do not remember the sad. My son, the human eye - like a lake: no matter how much they throw Zlata - not be satisfied, and a man dies, and the dust will be fed. My son, if you are rich, no Mori himself by hunger and thirst, you die, all the other will catch it, and it will thrive, and you - will - in vain labored. My son, if a person steals from the poor, forgive him, for he did not, and poverty forced him to that. My son came to the feast, not to stay long, not that, not waiting till you gather yourself go, kick you out. My son, his friend not to go too often, not cease to respect you. My son, when you dress up in new clothes and show up all handsome, another smartly not envious, whose clothing is good at that and the words must be worthy. My son, do you have anything or do not have, do not be sad: what is the use of your sorrow? My son, if dog, throwing his master, will follow you after, then turn around, take a stone and throw it, because you left, just after another run. My son, if you stop loving a neighbor, you love him even more so, being angry with you, you could have created some unexpected tricks. My son, if your enemy wants you to do much good, take your time to trust and not by deceiving you, all my anger on you collapse. My son, if a person sins because of his bad temper, do not say that he was unjustly punished, and not the same and he sinned. My son, it's better you beat clever than fool anoint you with oil, because if you hit a clever, I feel as if he beats himself, and will then reflect on how to comfort you, as a fool, spending your thimble of oil; expects to receive in return a pile of gold.
My son, for all that you taught me, gave me a hundredfold, connect your wisdom with mine. "
And all this has taught me, Akira, nephew Anadana. I, Akira, said so himself in his heart, "My son, my advice Anadan will learn and will be for me before the king." I did not think so Anadan not heed my words. I tried to guide him, and he thought of my death. And so saying, "My father is old, and is already close to death, already impoverished mind." And became Anadan (...) thoughtlessly squander my wealth and brutally torturing my servants and handmaids, and my favorites in front of me, and horses, and asses my cruelly torment. When I saw what he was doing Anadan, grieved and grieved and regretted their wealth, and said: "My son, do not waste my treasure, indeed the Scripture says, that is not their hard-earned, and do not regret that."
I went and told all Sinagripu their king, and the king said to me this way: "As long as you're alive, Akira, no one else will be the master in your house." Anadan also began to think about his brother, whom I also brought up in his house, and from that time began to envy him, saying, "What if Akira, my father, and I will drive to leave a legacy?" When I realized what he was planning, then began to rebuke him, saying to him: "Why do you despise all the instructions of my wealth and my wasted?" Hearing these words of mine, my son Anadan was furious and went to the king's palace, and choosing a convenient time, wrote two letters. Our enemy, the king of Persia, whose name Alon, so wrote: "King Sinagripa sage counselor, I, Akira, write: Persian king Alon rejoice! On that day, when you come to mention it, prepare his army. I have delivered into your hands Adorskuyu ground. And possess it without a fight. " And another wrote a letter to the Egyptian king Pharaoh, and it said, "When you come to my diploma, get ready to come on the Egyptian month of August, in the twenty-fifth day, and I will give thee in Nalivsky city and mastered them without a fight."
Meanwhile, the king dismissed the governor of their own, and then the king remained all alone. And letters written Anadan my handwriting, and sealed my ring, and left them at home, waiting for the hour when they have brought to the king. And also wrote a letter: "From King Sinagripa to Akira, my adviser. On that day, when you come to mention it, gather my soldiers and my governor, and Uryadov shelves. And be ready in the month of August twenty-fifth day to appear on the Egyptian. And when I arrive, build shelves, as if preparing for battle, as it is my ambassador to the Pharaoh and I want him to see my army. "
And he gave my son Anadan this letter to two young men, and sent it to me as if the king's name. And he Anadan, my son, was brought before the king, and gave those two letters of the king, who wrote to the hostile kings, and said, "my King, live for ever! That's my father's letter of Akira, but I did not agree with the idea of him and brought him to read to you, because I eat thy bread, and not fitting me evil to you. Listen to what I say, my lord! You're my father Akira raised and exalted more than any of his lords, and now look what he has conceived against you and against your kingdom. " And saying so, the king of ratification.
I heard all this the king, it is immensely angry and said, "O Lord my God! What evil has caused me Akira, if he is conceived crime against me and my kingdom? "Anadan answers him:" my King! What if he slandered? But if in the month of August, you will come on the Egyptian, then, and see whether all this is true. " And unto the king my son. King came on the Egyptian, and my son Anadan was with the king. And when I saw that the king is approaching, it built the shelves, as if preparing for battle, as it was told to me in that charter. And I did not think that my son Anadan under me dig a pit. As soon as the king saw me fabricate shelves, covered his fear, and he thought that all this Anadanom - the truth. Anadan said to him: "My lord, O king! That's what you saw with your own eyes, and that made my father Akira. And hurry to leave here, and I'll go to my father, Akira, and destroy his evil plan, and disband the army, and himself, ulestiv, bring to you, and then condemn him for all their actions. "
So the king returned, and my son Anadan came to me and kissed me, and said: "Farewell, my father Akira! That's my King has sent me to you and told me to give this: "Bless you, Akira, for hit me today and showed my army, as I have commanded. And I brought in all his glory before the ambassadors of Pharaoh. You yourself come to me. '" And this commandment I disbanded soldiers and his son, Anadanom went to the king.
Seeing me, the king said, "Is that you came Akira, my adviser and my sage? I'll exalted and glorified, and you raised an army against me. " And saying so, he gave me the letters. And I saw that the handwriting is similar to mine and they sealed my ring. When I read them, my knees buckled and my tongue was heavy. And I called upon the wisdom of their own and has not found it, for the great terror seized me. And then my son Anadan, which I also presented the king, turned to me and said, "Old man insane! Why did not you answer the king? Now for your deeds, and we commend you! "And so I told my son Anadan:" This is what the king commanded: let your hands be bound, your feet - were bound and then otsekut your head from your body and carry a hundred cubits from the body your and plunged into the dust. " And to hear the will of the king, I fell and worshiped him, saying, "My lord the king! Forever be alive! How can you kill me without hearing my defense? But God knows that I am not guilty before the king of my own. Let thy judgment come to pass, led only to execute me in my home and that my body was buried. "
And the king handed me over to her husband, with whom we have long linked the love and put their soldiers, and put me to death. I had sent to his house to warn my wife, "Come out to meet me and take one thousand girls from my slaves, not known man, and clothe them in silk and brocade, to mourn for me, for I am the king condemned to death. And tell them to prepare a feast for my household, and that they will come in my house, so I came to his house, ate with them of food and drink the wine, and then took to the death. " And my wife did everything I told her. And we came and met us, and I went to his house, and were placed dishes, and all were to drink and feast and, drunk, went to sleep.
And then I, Akira groaned from the depths of my heart, and, turning to her husband, whom the king had instructed execute me and said, "Look at the sky, fear of God, at this hour, remember that many years of friendship bound us, think like a king , Sinagripov father told me to punish you, and you have been convicted, but I saved you, establishing your innocence, and kept you alive until then, until I remembered about you king. And now I ask you, now that I've committed into your hands, and now I pray: do not destroy me, but save me, as I saved you, have mercy on me, and do not be afraid of the king. Is a man in my dungeon named Arpar, apparently he looks like me and is doomed to death. So pardon me my clothes, and dress him in them, and plagued him from the jail, and tell his friends, and when they approached, they cut off his head and take it to a hundred cubits, as the king commanded you. "
And when he heard these words of mine, sorrow sunk into his soul, and said to me: "I'm dreading the royal court, I disobey him? But for your love for me will do as you say. Scripture says: "If you love each other their own, then lay down his life for him." And now I will save you. And if he finds the king, then die with you. " And so saying, he took my clothes, and put them Arpara, and brought him, and told his friends: "See, that to execute him." And before they came near, and smote off his head and carried it to her from the body for a hundred cubits. And no one recognized that it was not me, and thought that my head.
Spread throughout the land and Adorskoy Nalivskoy news that executed Akira-sage. And then my friend and my wife cooked me shelter in the land: four cubits long, four wide, four deep, and brought me back some bread and water. So he went and told my friend Sinagripu-king that "Akira executed, as you commanded." And all the people heard about it, weep, and their wives grieved and said it all: "Akira Wise, wise man of our country, executed, and he was - the wall of our cities, and now executed like a criminal. From now on, we will not find this. "
Then the king said to my son Anadanu: "Go to the house, paid his father, and when the days of affliction minutes, come back and come to me." Then came my son Anadan into my house, but did not mourn and not thought about my death, but, on the contrary, the musicians and singers gathered in my house and began to feast with pomp and joy. And my servants tortured - was executed their terrible killings and torture savage tortures. And this was not enough, but also to my wife began to stick, demanding that she gave herself to him. And I, Akira, was in darkness, and the darkness of the grave, I heard that my son works Anadan in my house, and sighed from the heart of flour, and I could not do anything. Dried up all my body from harm, that I saw. And then my friend came to visit me. And he got to me, sat down next to me and began to comfort. And I said to his friend: "When you get out of here, you pray for me to God." And so I said, "Holy are you, O Lord, and just and true. And remember now the slave of his, and hassle out of this prison, to put forward your own. When I had the dignity, the well-fed oxen and sheep sacrificed to you, Lord. And now, as if dead, buried in the ground and can not see your light. Now, O Lord God, remember me, get me out of the pit that, hear the prayer of this, which I address to you. "
When the Egyptian king Pharaoh learned that Akira killed, rejoiced great joy. And Pharaoh sent a letter to the king Sinagripu by writing it this way: "From the Egyptian king Pharaoh Adorskomu and Nalivskomu king, rejoice! I want to build a house between heaven and earth. So come with me as a skilled builder, may do and arrange everything the way I want. And on the other tricky questions let my answer. If you will send me such adepts who can do all that he may say that their three-year tribute send you. If we do not find such a wise man, or he would not be able to answer my questions, send me a three-year income of their land. " And when I read this letter to the king Sinagripom, then he called the wise men of his land, and read to them the letter, sent to Pharaoh. And the king said to them, "Which of you will go to the king of the land of Egypt to Pharaoh, and will be able to adequately respond to it?" And they said his wise men of his land: "Thou, O king, knowest: in the days of your reign and in the days of thy father, in all difficult cases helped wise Akira. And now here Anadan his son, taught him the wisdom of the whole book, even though it is. " I heard it Anadan, cried in a loud voice: "My lord, O king! What Pharaoh asks the gods alone can accomplish, and how can people? "
Hearing this, the king became very sad, and came down from his throne of gold, and dressed in rough clothes, and began to wail in grief, "Oh, what killed you, Akira, the wise scribe of my land, a young boy listening to! In one hour you killed! And now I can not find an equal to you, who would send to Pharaoh. Where to find you now, of Akira! And as I did not hesitate to destroy thee! "When I heard those words, my friend Tsarevo, fell down, bowed the king and said to him:" He who does not fulfill the commands of his master, the one responsible for the death. I broke the king ordered yours, now and tell me to be put to death: for thou hast commanded me to kill Akira, and I saved it, and he's alive. " And the king said in response: "Speak, speak, my savior! If you speak the truth and present me Akira alive, will reward you - I will give one hundred kentinariev Zlata, thousands - of silver, and five robes embroidered with gold, will give you. " And my friend said in response to the king, "Swear to me, O king, that does not punish him for the offense, in which he accused now! If more than in front of you at fault, then let himself and answer for their deeds. " And the king swore to him, and at the same time sent for Akira, and commanded him to bring.
And I, Akira, was brought before the king, and fell down before the king. And grown hair on my head below my hips, and my beard flows down to the chest. And my body is in the ground dried up. My nails became like claws of an eagle. I saw my king, wept tears great, and the king was ashamed of my species, for before very honored me. Then the king said to me, saying: "On Akira! Not my fault, but your son Anadan - he has slandered you. " And I answered and said to the king: "My lord, O king! Times already, I see your face, you do not remember any grief. " And the king said to me, 'Go now in his house, and stay there for forty days, and then come back to me. "
And I, Akira, went to his house and stayed there for forty days. And change your view my body, and I was again as he was before, and came to the king. And the king said to me: "Have you heard of Akira, which Egyptian king wrote to us, and Adorskuyu Nalivskuyu land, and that all people hear about it, got scared and left their homes?" I said in response: "My lord, the king! In the days of your kingdom I'm doing, if anything had been to blame people, come to you and justify it. And when they heard about the death of my people, and that they no longer have such a defender, then all gone. And now the custom, the king, let them bring forth the people that live and Akira again be king, and he heard me, all return. And about the message that you wrote the Pharaoh, do not be sad because I will go and I will answer him, and three-year tribute to the land of his get, get you. " I heard all this the king came in great joy, and called for the wise men of his land, and brought me gifts of the rich, and my friend, who has saved me from death, and set up all of his lords.
Then I, Akira sent to the household of her and punished them, "Get me two eagles and nurse them. And tell my falconer to teach them to go up. And make a cage, and look of the household of my clever boy and put him in a cage (wearable) eagle. And teach them to take off (the cage), and the boy learned to shout "Bring lime and stone, the builders have already prepared." And at the feet of an eagle tie a rope. "
And they did all of my servants as I commanded. And then come back and people Adorskoy Nalivskoy land in their homes. I said, "Now leave me, O king, I will go to the Egyptian king Pharaoh." Sent me to the king, and I took him to his soldiers, and when he came into the country of the Pharaoh, it is not reaching its cities, commanded to bring the eagle, and saw that everything was done the way I wanted. And he went into the city, and sent to Pharaoh and said, "show the king Pharaoh:" I wrote to you once Sinagripu-king, demanding, "Come to my husband, who would have responded to my every word, what would I have said" , and then he sent me. '" And the king commanded to show me a place where I can not stop. He ordered me to introduce myself, and I greeted the king. And the king said to me and asked, "What is your name?" And he did not mention his name, and said, "My name Obekam I'm one of the king's grooms." When Pharaoh heard my words, then went into a rage and said: "Am I worse than your king that he is sending me their grooms? Yes, with you I say, and then nothing. " And he sent me a king in my refuge, and said to me, 'Will you come tomorrow and then the answer to my question. If never guess my riddles, then give your flesh to the birds of the air and beasts of the earth. "
And in the morning the king commanded me to appear before him. He sat on his throne in gold, dressed in the cloak of scarlet, and his lords, dressed in colorful clothes. And when I appeared before him, the king said to me: "Obekam! Tell me now: who I like and who are like my lords? "And I said to the king," You, O king, like the sun, and his lords, likened the solar rays. " Heard the words of my king, and, after a pause, he said to me, "Obekam! Truly wise thy king that sent you, because you guessed. " And other mysteries also suggested to me that the moon likened himself and his lords - the stars, it was likened to a tree, and his lords - blooming grass. And many of these mysteries he offered me, and I guessed them.
Finally I said to the king: "Obekam! I wrote to the king thy that built me the palace between heaven and earth. " He commanded me, and brought me a trained eagle. And the eyes of the king and all of his close I eagle released into the sky and the boy with them. When the eagle soared, the boy cried out, as he had been taught: "This is the builders are ready! Carry a stone and lime. " And then I said to the king: "Order the king, Let them take a stone and lime, do not hesitate to master!" But the king said to me: "Who can raise to such a height?" And I said to the king: "I sent the masters, and if you stone and lime is not promptly supplied to them, it is not our fault. " He could not say anything to me king. (A boy cried :) "For builders ready, so carry the same stones and slabs, and clay." They could not raise any stones or plates, no clay. And I, Akira took a stick, began beating them, and fled squad Pharaoh and his nobles. And seeing this, Pharaoh was angry at me and told me: "The very charodeystvuesh, and my men were beaten for no reason. Who can get up there and clay stones? "And he said to him:" I do not witchcraft, but you have asked me to do such a thing unprecedented. If I wanted the king Sinagrip, then one day be built two palaces, and he should not wonder: what he wants, and then do it. " And Pharaoh said to me: "Let us leave this matter to the construction of the palace." And he added: "Go to your shelter and come early in the morning."
I arrived early in the morning and went to Pharaoh and said to me, "Akira, let me such a problem: when the Lord thy horses neighing in Adorskoy Nalivskoy and earth, our mare foals birth in our land." And as soon as I heard these words, he went out from Pharaoh, and ordered his servants: "Catching a live ferret get me." And the young men, went, caught a live ferret and brought me. And I told them: 'Beat him until all the land of Egypt will not hear. " And my young men began to beat him. People had heard about this, they said to Pharaoh, "Akira rampaged in our eyes: insult our gods, to our altars rude." I heard about this Pharaoh, called me in and told me, "Why are you making fun of our eyes over our gods?" And Pharaoh replied, "Be alive forever! But ferret this great evil cause, not small. Sinagrip my King gave me a cock, and that gave it to me for that hurt he sing much. When I want to, in that hour, and sings, and I wake up, and go before the eyes of his master. And for all the time I never late. On this night your ferret ran to Nalivskoy and Adorskoy land chewed cock my head and come back here. " And Pharaoh said to me: "I see that you are grown old, Akira, and mind became stupid, from Egypt to the land of a thousand Adorskoy and eighty miles, so how can ferret could get there in one night, chew off your cock head and back the same night ? "And I said to him:" And I heard that when the earth Adorskoy horses neigh, here are your mare foals give birth. But you say that, from Egypt to the land Adorskoy thousand and eighty miles. " Pharaoh heard my words, and was surprised.
And Pharaoh said to me: "Guess this my riddle. There is one log oak, and on the balance beam twelve pines with thirty wheels, and at each wheel by two mice - one black and one white. " And I said to him: "So, what do you ask me, in the ground and in Nalivskoy Adorskoy grooms even know." And so he said: "What do you call log, it is a year, and then say that the twelve pine trees on it, so it is twelve months a year. What are you talking about thirty wheels, that thirty days in the month, and that is called the two mice - one white and one black - so this is the day and night. "
And so I said to Pharaoh: "Akira! Sway me two ropes of sand, five cubits long, and thick - a finger. " And I said to him: "Order the housekeeper her, let me the same will make a rope out of the house, then I sovyu after its model." And Pharaoh said to me: "Do not I listen to your objections, and not sovesh me a rope, and then you will not carry the Egyptian tribute to their king." Then I Akira poraskinul his mind, he went into the temple of the pharaohs and provertel his hole in the wall on the sunny side, so that it includes a finger. And then I called everyone and said to Pharaoh, "Let's go his young men to lay down this rope and I another sovyu meantime." I saw this Pharaoh laughed, told me: "Today, come to me, Akira, all you get to God, and I am glad that I saw you live, what you have guided me with his words of wisdom." Then Pharaoh gave me a great feast, and gave me a three-year tribute from Egypt, and honored me, and sent me to my king Sinagripu.
And I went back to the king, and when he heard of my arrival, it came out to meet me, and he made a great feast, and put me above all his lords, and said to me, "Akira! Anything you want, we will give you. I ask the same! "And I said to him:" King, my I ask you to treasures, which you want to reward me, gave Nabuginailu you, my friend: he saved my life. And give me my son Anadana, I've taught him the wisdom of his, and told him his knowledge, and now I see that he forgot my words, and all the wisdom of the old. "
Then the king commanded, and they brought him to me. And the king said to me, "Here's your nephew Anadan, is given into your hand, what you like, I will do with him, for no one would dare take it away from your hands."
And then I, Akira took serum son, and brought him to his house, and put upon him the iron chain of nine kentinariev weight, and put his hands in the stocks, and his neck tied wooden hoop, and inflicted a thousand times on the back and thousand in the stomach. They put him in his porch, and gave him bread and water as much as need, and instructed him to guard his servant, named Anabugil. And he commanded him: "If I, leaving the house or going into it, I'll say anything Anadanu, you write down all of this." And then I started talking Anadanu his son
"Who has not heard his ears, he let his neck to listen." And this Anadan so I said, "So why instead of his son took his nephew?" I replied, "I put you on the throne of honor, and you have toppled to the ground with my throne. And only then saved me from my innocence conceived thee evil. You had for me, son, like a snake, which saw the needle stung her, and told her needle, "stung me, but I'm sharper than you." You had for me, son, like a goat, which has become the red grass, and told her the grass, "Why eateth me? When you die, what will be your hair color? "Responsible grass goat:" That's why I eat you with his life, because when I die then, digging out the roots of your work, they will be painted my hair. " You had for me, son, as the man who shot into the sky, and the arrow that did not reach up to the sky, and only sinned against God. You had for me, son, as someone who saw his friend freezing brought and poured a pitcher of water on him cold. So know the same: if there will be pig tail seven cubits in length, and even then not be able to catch up with the tail of a horse. If there will be pig bristles softer paper, you would not be able to nobles of her clothes to sew. My son, so I thought, that you take my place, and my house, inherit, and my wealth and my property saved, but God had not wanted to come to pass your evil mind, and would not hear of your evil intentions. Is like my son, you are to a predatory animal that met the donkey and said to him: "Are you well, come here?" And answered the donkey, "Tom, I wish good health who are not my feet firmly confused to me you more and do not see. " My son was lying on the sand trap once, and went to him the hare and said, "What are you doing here?" And answered a snare: "I bow to God." He said to him the hare, "What you hold in your mouth?" And said snare him, "keep a loaf of bread." And then approached Bunny wanted to take a slice, and confused in the snare of his leg. And he said to the hare, "If this hunk of a crafty, then your prayers will never listen to God." My son, you become like a deer, which, butting the cliff, broke their horn. My son, you have been like a pot of gold rings chained, and the bottom did not get rid of the black. My son, if you were a farmer who plowed the fields and planted on it twelve measures. He said a farmer field like this: "Do not extracted on you more, and he has sown, and then assembled." You had for me, son, like a dog who went to a warm house to warm up, and when warmed up, to become the master of its bark. Like unto you, my son, pig, which went with the boyars to wash in a bath, and came to a puddle, and then lay down in it, and the boyars said: "You go to the bath to wash, and I'm here I want to wash." You had for me, son, like the tree, who said: "I want you to cut down." It answered: "If it was not me in your hands, then you would not ever come to me." My son, you were like a baby bird that has fallen from the nest to the ground and ran to him ferret, and told him, "If not me, then it would be bad to you." And he said the chick, "If not me, then what would you eat?" Were you my son, like a thief, who said, "Come on stealing his own." And he answered them, "If only I had the eyes of gold and arms of silver, and even then would not leave his craft." My son, I saw a flock of sheep will be cut, and if the period has not come yet slaughter, then released back to their yagnyatok saw it. Son, I did not see the foal, which would ruin his mother. My son, all that is in the world of sweet, so I feed you, and you faked me that I ate her food in the cave, and I was watering your old wine, and you did not give me water to drink plenty, and I umaschival you precious oils, and you my body dried up in the dungeon, I raised you like a pine tree, and you wanted to see the coffin with the bones of my own. My son, I saw in you my strength and said to himself: "If the enemy will come, it will come into it, and there shall find their strength." And you saw enemies, threw me into their hand. Was you, my son, like a mole, which formed the sun, and the eagle flew in and grabbed it. "
And told me my son Anadan, and said: "It is unworthy you, Akira, my lord, shall say these words, but spare me! When man sinned against God, God forgive him. And you will also forgive me: manure after'll clean your horses or pigs your mouth again. " And he answered him: "It was you, my son, like sycamore tree, it grew over the river, and the berry that it ripened, all fell into the river. And he came to the tree and its owner said, "I want you to cut": And the answer is a tree: "The following year, cherries grow on me." And so he said to the owner: "His berries do not grow up, can you someone else's berries grow on itself?" My son, the wolf said, "What do you go after a herd of sheep, and the dust from it flies in your eyes?" He answered it thus: "The dust from the herd of sheep on the health of my eyes." My son, the cub was learning to read and told him: "Tell me - al, beeches." He answered: "lambs, kids." Son of the things I taught you, you're everything and turned against me. And God is against this, and who is to do good, and that it will be well, I'll stay right, and you, for your abusive, destroy it. Ass's head was put on a golden plate, and she fell to the ground in the dust. And they said to her, saying, "Do not you see where the benefit to you if you fall from a place of honor in the dust." My son, as it says in Proverbs: "Who gave birth to her son to call, and who for the money acquired, to call me a slave." God, who brought me back to life, he will be the judge between us. "
Then Anadan pouted like a pitcher, and broke in half.
Who is doing good, and that it shall be well, and who, under his friend to dig a pit, he's into it and fall.
OF ADAM AND EVE
LITERAL TRANSLATION OF THE SLAVONIC LIFE OF ADAM AND EVE
Adam in Paradise before the Fall had all the power of his, all under the rule of his lived. And when God banished him from the Garden, and he was sitting in the Garden before the doors of paradise, I saw a dream that will be born, Cain and Abel, and when Cain killed Abel. And the angel rebuked him tell it to Eve. And so he lived 70 and 9 years old and sick gut, and did not know what kind of disease he had. And all from young and old alike and marveled, and said to Eve, "O our mother, you know all his secrets, so declare to us what our father so ill?" And it was all the people around Adam's 6000 men.
Confession of Eve
Eva then said: "From the start tell you, my children. When God created Paradise in the East and the whole world, and created your father and me, and entrusting us to Paradise and all the beasts, and creeping things and birds of all birds. Adam kept the eastern and northern part, I kept the western and southern. And then he gave us the commandment of the Lord, saying: "You can eat all that is in Heaven, only the fruit of one tree you shall not eat," and showed us a tree. And up to heaven, our Lord. And we both owned the whole of Paradise, and without commanded Adam and all my animals and beasts, and reptiles do not dare neither walk nor lap or eat anything, as long as they do not solve.
And then we come to the Devil, bright, like an angel, and said to us: "What you allow God is and what is not told is in Paradise?" Adam said, "All we are allowed to have only one tree fruit is forbidden us and commanded us beware of him. " The devil said, "It is a pity to me you, for you know that if he ate of the fruit, then you would be gods." So he said, and left us. And he found a snake and brush up on her. Serpent, thinking that he angel came to me and showed me the fruit of that tree. And I saw a snake loves God more than all animals, and took of the fruit and ate it. And my heart fainted within me suddenly, and in my part of paradise trees dropped their leaves .
I hid it under the tree, the fruit is eaten, and called to Adam and said, "Come here, Adam, and you will see a great miracle." Only I opened mouth, and my tongue was spoken by itself, to eat and Adam. Adam also picked fruit from the tree that I ate. And open our eyes, and we see her nakedness, and our hearts fell out with lust. And it happened. And all the trees dropped their leaves, one of only fig leaves its not dropped. Adam also burst into tears and told me: "The wife, that you and I have done!" But my heart is not turned back to Adam, and we hid under the tree, which is not defoliation, and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves clothes.
And then heard the voice, the cry from heaven, the angel called angels, "Come all - tells the Lord, and get off to Paradise, because Adam sinned." And then the Lord came down with all his angels. Throne and was placed in the middle of Paradise, and the Lord called a loud voice, "Adam, Adam, where are you?" - Broadcasts a strong voice. Adam has disappeared. And caught us angels, and violently beat us, and drove us out of Paradise. Adam also wept and prayed, saying, "Have mercy on us, may the Lord have mercy on us!" But it is not the Lord had mercy on us. Archangel Michael incessantly prayed for us before the throne. And it drove us out of Paradise and rejected us.
We were deprived of Eden. Adam fell on his face and sobbed. And it was so 15 days, and I fainted from hunger, and said to Adam: "Sir, get up and look for refuge, my heart was already defeated by hunger and belittle my strength." Adam is, exclaiming, said: "On the Eve, arises in the heart my desire to turn away from thee, but not with whom I stay and fear God. And my heart does not reject you. " And we got up and went around the earth, and did not find anything edible, but thistle and grass of the field. And again came to Paradise and crying, grieving. And Adam said, "Lord, give me the incense that you burn incense." Then the Lord sent him incense and incense. And incense. And he took Adam and made prayer to the Lord. And then the Lord was gracious, and the archangel Joel separated the 7th part of Paradise and gave it to us. And eat the fruit ternovnymi first 17 days, and then took the wheat and honey, and oil, and ate and were satisfied. And God destroyed all the cattle and animals from Paradise, and gave to Adam. Adam also separated them and made wild and domestic, and gave them all names and everything feeds them. And the Lord said: "The thorns and thistle shall grow out of your labors."
And he took Adam and oxen plowed land. And the devil came and stood in front of the oxen, to not give Adam plow. "Because, - said the Devil - my land, and God's heaven and paradise. And if you want my be, the land of Pasha. If you want God to be, then go to Paradise. "And Adam said:" God the heavens and the earth with all that it inhabits. " The devil did not give it to plow and said, "Write me your hand, you're mine, and you're going to work on the ground." Adam said, "Whose land, that I and my children." But Adam knew that the Lord must come to earth and be born of a virgin. The devil was very happy and said, "lay for me." And he took a stone and plaque Adam wrote the handwriting, and said, "Whose land, that I and my children." The devil took the handwriting and hid at home.
I said to Adam, "Sir, so far, maybe the Lord will deliver us from the Devil." Adam said, "he had fasted forty days." I said, "You, my lord, he had fasted forty days. and I will fast forty and four days. "He said to me," Come thou into the Tigris River, and put a stone on his head, and the other under their feet, and stand up to his neck in water, but do not listen to anyone that no one deceives you again. " And he showed me a secret sign, and said to me: "Do not go out of the water, until I come." And Adam stood up and went to the Jordan, to repent, and come together there all the beasts and birds, and a host of angels and mourned Adam. Adam also fell all in the Jordan River and spent so 40 days.
The devil came to Eve as an angel bright, tears dropping on the ground, and said to me, "Eve, the Lord heard your prayer, and our, angels, praying for you, God has sent me to you to withdraw from the river of Adam." I did not believe him. again after 3 days come, taking the form of Adam, and long tempted me. I did not agree to go, until I see a sign that showed me Adam. And when Adam finished 40 days of repentance, came from Jordan, and found trace the Devil came to me, and very scared, I was enticed back. And when he saw me in the water, very happy. But when he came to me, I did not believe it, my lord. And he showed me a sign. Then I believe it came out of the river. So the Lord delivered us from the Devil.
And we settled in Midian and there gave birth to Cain and Abel. And all the days they are both looking after the cattle. Once Adam got up from the bed of his own and said to me: "The wife was fourteen years old, to shed blood of Abel, killed by Cain. Give me the ass, I'll go and find him." When I heard, my heart stir. And Adam sat on a donkey, went and found Abel murdered and did not say anything, for so the angel told him. And Abel brought to a place called Reon, and buried him there. And when I gave birth to Seth, then said to Adam: "Sir, do not rend your heart, because once again had a son instead of Abel, and gave his name Seth."
Then Adam Eve interrupted, exclaiming, "O Eve, shut up, I'm already weak in spirit." And Seth said, "My lord, my father, I will go to heaven and bring something out of Paradise, and see, and be comforted." Adam said, "Son, how to get you in heaven? But you still come close to Paradise, weeping, the Lord may allow you to take a branch from the tree of olive and who knows, maybe I will let this disease. " Seth asked, "Father, how your illness?" Adam said: "O son, my serious illness. When have I sinned, and thy mother, as the Lord had said: "I will multiply your pain, always will be in mourning. And I will give you 72 of the disease: the first disease womb, the second - disgusted, then I'll add one. "And your mother said," It's always your husband shall rule over you, and when you will give birth, death will threaten you. "
Seth heard this and went to Paradise with his mother and saw Eve ferocious beast named crocodile chased her son Seth. And stopped, said to him: "O beast, you do not remember it, as you, I cherished my hands? How dare razevat their mouth to the image of God, how dare his teeth snap son! "And then the beast, responding to Eve, said:" On the Eve of you went wrong. What do you dare to encroach on the victuals, which does not allow you the Lord is? That's why I want to eat your baby. " Then Eve burst into tears, and it was heard crying from the east to the west, and said, "Oh, woe is me, my God, now and forever I will curse all the people." Then Seth said, "I charge you, the beast in his lair thou continue until Judgment Day, again encroaching on the hope of humanity." So he abides forever.
Seth said, and went with his mother and wept before the Paradise, and put dust upon his head. And the angel appeared before them and asked them, "What cry out?" And Seth said, "Lord, my father fell ill and wants paradise good, want to see the olive branch from the tree, can then subsides his illness." Then the angel said to Seth: "There is no medicine for Adam, for the days of his death and the end of his life." And he broke off from the tree, because of which Adam was expelled from Paradise, and gave Seth three branches. And Seth has brought them to where Adam was lying, his father.
And then I saw Adam and recognized them, and took them, and sighed heavily, platted a crown and put it on his head, and he saw the hand of the Lord, to take his soul. And when Eve censer with incense, perfumed body of Adam, and three angels holding candles. And Seth looked up and saw the soul of Adam, his father, away from the Lord standing, and a host of angels, praying for Adam. When it came to the archangel Michael, when all the angels were silent. And then the Lord have mercy, put out his hand and took the soul of Adam. And the Lord sent an angel to bury his body. And taught Seth, and took the body and taken to a place called Gerus swamp. When fossil grave archangel sealed coffin, and there was a voice from heaven, cried, "Adam, Adam," he answered, "Here I am, Lord." And the Lord said, "I have declared to you that you - the land and the land shall go." And the land of the Lord said, "Thine own of thine bring you everything." And so Adam was buried with a wreath that was on its head. Eva same mournful voice praying, asked: "Good Lord, take my soul." And so after 6 days of Adam, he bowed his head, poured out his soul to God. And here is buried Eve and her son Abel. And in the place of the crown of the tree grew, which was led by Adam.