Independent Written Documents (added into Torah by Redactors to support the three main sources for Torah myths and laws)
The Book of Generations: From Adam to Noah (an independent genealogy source, used to match narratives and edited by the pre-C.E.(A.D.) Redactor where necessary to ensure this.)
5.1 This is the book of the generations of the Human. In the day that God created a human, he made it in God’s likeness. 2 He created them male and female, and blessed them. On the day they were created, he named them Human (Adam).* 3 The Human lived one hundred thirty years, and became the father of a son in his own likeness, after his image, and named him Seth. 4 The days of the Human after he became the father of Seth were eight hundred years, and he became the father of other sons and daughters.*** 5 All the days that the Human** lived were nine hundred thirty years, then he died.
*- Like in the polytheistic Judean version of this myth, the Creator god that “sculpts” the human, sculpted an asexual being that was then split into two humans of male and female gender. This independent mythic narrative reflects upon this Judean perspective, then continues with the narrative type found in the Priestly version of the creation of humankind.
** – Note, as well, that adam is not a proper name in these myths, though it is often near always translated as such. Chavah (Eve), the first female adam, was the first to receive a name, and it was the Human that named her.
***- If you’ll notice, there is no mention of Cain and Abel in the geneaological account of the family line in this independent version.
6 Seth lived one hundred five years, then became the father of Enosh. 7 Seth lived after he became the father of Enosh eight hundred seven years, and became the father of other sons and daughters. 8 All of the days of Seth were nine hundred twelve years, then he died.
9 Enosh lived ninety years, and became the father of Kenan. 10 Enosh lived after he became the father of Kenan eight hundred fifteen years, and became the father of other sons and daughters. 11 All of the days of Enosh were nine hundred five years, then he died.
12 Kenan lived seventy years, then became the father of Mahalalel. 13 Kenan lived after he became the father of Mahalalel eight hundred forty years, and became the father of other sons and daughters 14 and all of the days of Kenan were nine hundred ten years, then he died.
15 Mahalalel lived sixty-five years, then became the father of Jared. 16 Mahalalel lived after he became the father of Jared eight hundred thirty years, and became the father of other sons and daughters. 17 All of the days of Mahalalel were eight hundred ninety-five years, then he died.
18 Jared lived one hundred sixty-two years, then became the father of Enoch. 19 Jared lived after he became the father of Enoch eight hundred years, and became the father of other sons and daughters. 20 All of the days of Jared were nine hundred sixty-two years, then he died.
21 Enoch lived sixty-five years, then became the father of Methuselah. 22 After Methuselah’s birth, Enoch walked with God for three hundred years, and became the father of more sons and daughters. 23 All the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty-five years. 24 Enoch walked with God, and he was not found, for God took him.
25 Methuselah lived one hundred eighty-seven years, then became the father of Lamech. 26 Methuselah lived after he became the father of Lamech seven hundred eighty-two years, and became the father of other sons and daughters. 27 All the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty-nine years, then he died.
28 Lamech lived one hundred eighty-two years, then became the father of a son. 30 Lamech lived after he became the father of Noah five hundred ninety-five years, and became the father of other sons and daughters.
31 All the days of Lamech were seven hundred seventy-seven years, then he died. 32 Noah was five hundred years old, then Noah became the father of Shem, Ham, and Japheth.*
*- Note that there is absolutely no reason to consider the genealogy to be an actual historical account, nor any reason to base belief in the idea that the head of tribes named in this document actually lived this many number of years (or actually lived at all), yet someone and some tribes did live through this time period of history; so, whether or not this account is believable is simply personal opinion and “faith,” until historical evidence demonstrates otherwise; keep in mind that elsewhere in Torah, in early J and E sources, it has already been clearly established that a human’s number of years is limited to 120 years, and the Creator god had established that from the time of the expulsion from the land-of-pleasure (eyden) and the immediate repeated human mischief that then ensued repetitiously; as well, the writing of these genealogical records was necessary for the Aaronid priests to form a genealogical trace in order to establish their authority as the supreme law-makers/mystics of the land (directly under the Creator god) and to standardize a Jewish calendar system for the ritual events of their days).
7.6 Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters came on the earth. 9.28 Noah lived three hundred fifty years after the flood. 29 All the days of Noah were nine hundred fifty years, and then he died.
11.10 Shem was one hundred years old when he became the father of Arpachshad two years after the flood. 11 Shem lived five hundred years after he became the father of Arpachshad, and became the father of more sons and daughters.
12 Arpachshad lived thirty-five years and became the father of Shelah. 13 Arpachshad lived four hundred three years after he became the father of Shelah, and became the father of more sons and daughters. 14 Shelah lived thirty years, and became the father of Eber. 15 Shelah lived four hundred three years after he became the father of Eber, and became the father of more sons and daughters.
16 Eber lived thirty-four years, and became the father of Peleg. 17 Eber lived four hundred thirty years after he became the father of Peleg, and became the father of more sons and daughters. 18 Peleg lived thirty years, and became the father of Reu. 19 Peleg lived two hundred nine years after he became the father of Reu, and became the father of more sons and daughters.
20 Reu lived thirty-two years, and became the father of Serug. 21 Reu lived two hundred seven years after he became the father of Serug, and became the father of more sons and daughters. 22 Serug lived thirty years, and became the father of Nahor. 23 Serug lived two hundred years after he became the father of Nahor, and became the father of more sons and daughters.
24 Nahor lived twenty-nine years, and became the father of Terah. 25 Nahor lived one hundred nineteen years after he became the father of Terah, and became the father of more sons and daughters.
26 Terah lived seventy years, and became the father of Abram, Nahor, and Haran. 32 The days of Terah were two hundred five years. Terah died in Haran.
Abram’s War With The King Of Sodom
Likely J/E Source Documents (Redactor added into Torah)
The Blessing of Victory for the Creator God’s People
14:1 At that time Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Kedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of nations 14:2 went to war against Bera king of Sodom, Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela that is Zoar. 14:3 These last five kings joined forces in the Valley of Siddim that is the Salt Sea. 14:4 For twelve years they had served Kedorlaomer, but in the thirteenth year they rebelled.
14:5 In the fourteenth year, Kedorlaomer and the kings who were his allies came and defeated the Rephaites in Ashteroth Karnaim, the Zuzites in Ham, the Emites in Shaveh Kiriathaim, 14:6 and the Horites in their hill country of Seir, as far as El Paran, which is near the desert. 14:7 Then they attacked En Mishpat that is Kadesh again, and they conquered all the territory of the Amalekites, as well as the Amorites who were living in Hazazon Tamar.
14:8 Then the king of Sodom, the king of Gomorrah, the king of Admah, the king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela that is Zoar went out and prepared for battle. In the Valley of Siddim they met 14:9 Kedorlaomer king of Elam, Tidal king of nations, Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar. Four kings fought against five.
14:10 Now the Valley of Siddim was full of tar pits. When the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, they fell into them, but some survivors fled to the hills. 14:11 The four victorious kings took all the possessions and food of Sodom and Gomorrah and left. 14:12 They also took Abram’s nephew Lot and his possessions when they left, for Lot was living in Sodom.
14:13 A fugitive came and told Abram the Hebrew. Now Abram was living by the oaks of Mamre the Amorite, the brother of Eshcol and Aner. All these were allied by treaty with Abram. 14:14 When Abram heard that his nephew had been taken captive, he mobilized his 318 trained men who had been born in his household, and he pursued the invaders as far as Dan. 14:15 Then, during the night, Abram divided his forces against them and defeated them. He chased them as far as Hobah, which is north of Damascus. 14:16 He retrieved all the stolen property. He also brought back his nephew Lot and his possessions, as well as the women and the rest of the people.
14:17 After Abram returned from defeating Kedorlaomer and the kings who were with him, the king of Sodom went out to meet Abram in the Valley of Shaveh known as the King’s Valley. 14:18 Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. Now he was the priest-king* of El Elyon*. (* kohen, “priest-king” – the tribal shaman) (* el elyon, the “highest god” in the local pantheons of gods and immortals)
14:19 He blessed Abram, saying, “Blessed be Abram by El Elyon, creator of sky and land. 14:20 And, blessed be El Elyon, who delivered your enemies into your hand.” Abram gave Melchizedek a tenth of everything.
14:21 Then the king of Sodom said to Abram, “Give me the people* and take the possessions for yourself.” 14:22 But Abram replied to the king of Sodom, “I raise my hand to El-Yahweh*, El Elyon, creator of sky and land, and vow 14:23 that I will take nothing belonging to you, not even a thread or the strap of a sandal. That way you can never say, ‘It is I who made Abram rich.’ 14:24 I will take nothing except compensation for what the young men have eaten. As for the share of the men who went with me – Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre – let them take their share.” (* literally “nefesh/breating-creature(s)”) (* note that Abram specifies specifically which Creator god he makes vows by – a potentially slightly contentious moment between Abram and the king of Sedom that is not seen in modern translations of this legend, because of “generic-tizing” by modern translators all the difference deity names as being different names for the “same” deity, thus translating them as just “God,” thus missing this ever so important play of power between a nomadic mercenary, Abram, and the established king of Sedom, that they get their “authority” from different deities; side note, this is the same kind of generic-tizing by Common Era religion-influenced translators that happens with the different words for “crime” in these Torah source documents, by simply translating them all as being just “sin,” a moral misconduct rather than a “legally actionable” societal misbehavior)
Likely I or U Source Documents (Redactor added into Torah)
Likely R Source (Redactor written/added for flow of text between source documents)
2:4 This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created
4:25 And Adam had sexual knowing with his woman again, and she gave birth to a son. She named him Seth, saying, “Elohim has given me another child in place of Abel because Cain killed him.” 4:26 And a son was also born to Seth, whom he named Enosh.
5:29 He named him Noah, saying, “This one will bring us comfort from our labor and from the painful toil of our hands because of the ground that Yahweh has cursed.”
6:9 This is the account* of Noah. (* note, these are the Redactor’s words, alluding to the Judean(/Israeli) sources, the Priestly source, and the Priestly book of Records used to create this compiled legendary account of mythic events)
10:1 This is the family* of Noah’s sons Shem, Ham, and Japheth. (* other appropriate words to use as a translation for toldah would be descent or history)
11:10 This is the family of Shem.
11:27 This is the family of Terah.
11:31 When they came to Haran, they settled there.
11:32 And Terah died in Haran.
12:4 from Haran 12:5 in Haran
15:7 Ur of the Chaldeans
15:13 Then Yahweh said to Abram, “Know for certain that your descendants will be strangers in a foreign land. They will be enslaved and oppressed for four hundred years. 15:14 But I will execute judgment on the nation that they will serve. Afterward they will come out with many possessions. 15:15 But as for you, you will go to your ancestors in peace and be buried at a good old age. 15:16 In the fourth generation your descendants will return here, for the guilt-crimes of the Amorites has not yet reached its limit.” 15:17 When the sun had gone down