At that time died Baal Channan son of
Achbor, king of
buried in his house in the
And after his death the children of
Esau sent to the land of Edom, and took from there a man who was in Edom, whose
name was Hadad, and they made him king over them in the place of Baal Channan,
And Hadad reigned over the children
And when he reigned he resolved to
fight against the children of
them under the power of the children of Esau as they were before, but he was
not able, because the children of
thing, and they rose up and hastened to elect a king over them from amongst
And they afterward gathered together
a great people, and sent to the children of Ammon their brethren for help to
fight against Hadad king of
And Hadad heard the thing which the
and was greatly afraid of them, and refrained from fighting against them.
In those days Moses, the son of
Amram, in Midian, took Zipporah, the daughter of Reuel the Midianite, for a
And Zipporah walked in the ways of
the daughters of Jacob, she was nothing short of the righteousness of Sarah,
Rebecca, Rachel and Leah.
And Zipporah conceived and bare a son
and he called his name Gershom, for he said, I was a stranger in a foreign
land; but he circumcised not his foreskin, at the command of Reuel his
And she conceived again and bare a
son, but circumcised his foreskin, and called his name Eliezer, for Moses said,
Because the God of my fathers was my help, and delivered me from the sword of
And Pharaoh king of
increased the labor of the children of
days, and continued to make his yoke heavier upon the children of
And he ordered a proclamation to be
made in Egypt, saying, Give no more straw to the people to make bricks with,
let them go and gather themselves straw as they can find it.
Also the tale of bricks which they
shall make let them give each day, and diminish nothing from them, for they are
idle in their work.
And the children of
and they mourned and sighed, and they cried unto the Lord on account of the
bitterness of their souls.
And the Lord heard the cries of the
oppression with which the Egyptians oppressed them.
And the Lord was jealous of his
people and his inheritance, and heard their voice, and he resolved to take them
out of the affliction of