||Israel began the journey, taking all his possessions, and he arrived in Beer-sheba. He offered sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac.
Vayisa Yisra'el vechol-asher-lo vayavo Be'erah Shava vayizbach zevachim l'Elohey aviv Yitschak.
||God spoke to Israel in a night vision, and said, 'Jacob! Jacob!' |
'Yes,' replied [Jacob].
Vayomer Elohim le-Yisra'el bemar'ot halaylah vayomer Ya'akov Ya'akov vayomer hineni.
||[God] said, 'I am the Omnipotent God of your father. Do not be afraid to go to Egypt, for it is there that I will make you into a great nation.
Vayomer anochi ha'El Elohey avicha al-tira merdah Mitsraymah ki-legoy gadol asimcha sham.
South of Hebron where Jacob lived (Yov'loth 44:1), and hence, on the way to Egypt.
(see Saadia Gaon on Sefer Yetzirah 1:1 (p.35, note 2); Radak, Sherashim, s.v. AYL.)