XVII. And in the first year of the †fifth† 1 week
and took bread and a bottle of water, and placed them on the shoulders of Hagar and the child, and sent her away. 9. And she departed and wandered in the wilderness of Beersheba, and the water in the bottle was spent, and the child thirsted, and was not able to go on, and fell down. 10. And his mother took him and cast him under an olive tree, 1 and went and sat her down over against him, at the distance of a bow-shot; for she said, "Let me not see the death of my child," and as she sat she wept. 11. And an angel of God, one of the holy ones, said unto her, "Why weepest thou, Hagar? Arise, take the child, and hold him in thine hand; for God hath heard thy voice, and hath seen the child." 12. And she 2 opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water, and she went and filled her bottle with water, and she gave her child to drink, and she arose and went towards the wilderness of Paran. 13. And the child grew and became an archer, and God was with him; and his mother took him a wife from among the daughters of Egypt. 14. And she bare him a son, and he called his name Nebaioth; 3 for she said, "The Lord was nigh to me when I called upon him."
107:1 Read "fourth" (Charles).
107:2 Cf. Gen. xxi. 8.
107:3 Cf. xvi. 16.
107:4 Cf. xiii. 19 ff.
107:5 For 4-13 cf. Gen. xxi. 9-21.
107:6 Possibly and dancing is corrupt for with Isaac, which is read in LXX and Vulg.; cf. Gen. xxi. 9.
107:7 LXX, Sam., Syr. and Vulg. of Gen. xxi. 13, have great; but MT omits.
108:1 LXX (Gen. xxi. 15) "under a fir tree"; MT "under one of the shrubs."
108:2 Read (?) "He" (God).
108:3 Cf. Gen. xxv. 13.