A real prophecy here and a set of sound rules for operating a council. The phiilospghy espoused here is also sound as well.
This is an interesting read and surprising as it is cobbled together from material missing and recreated.
It is noteworthy that this mass of material was the preserve of the learned as was the Hebrew bible and even the Christian bible as well. It was the protestant reformation and its insistence on literacy that made all this and now even the Kolbrin a public resource. ..
It was set down in the manner of Kahadmos.
The weakling runs in battle and says, "See, I have done my duty, I am alive." The True Man stands resolute and grim, his enemies are like chaff before the wind, he is the master of life. Duty is the goddess of manhood and she demands no mean sacrifice.
Greater men have greater duties, lesser men have lesser duties. Wherever there is life there is danger.
A man may submit to leadership and command in warfare, and be a better man, for true service is not servility.
The way of the evildoer is the path of sleeplessness. The wicked follow a road of darkness, they tread in constant fear of falling.
These things shall be punished: If a man take a wife before he be one score of age, though he may have a concubine; if he empty his body, except in private; if he purify himself, except in flowing waters.
Because of his birth Hoskiah could not become governor over the Sons of Fire, but he sat equal with the governor at the council, for he commanded all in this place.
Each man shall have his assigned place at the council and may speak at his time according to his place. No man shall interrupt another while he is speaking.
This shall be the stranger's oath upon admittance: "I swear before The God of This Enclosure that I will dutifully follow His ways and obey His commands. I swear to be steadfast on the Great Path. I swear to submit myself to all your statutes and to remain faithful to you in warfare and before the face of terror, even under torment by the barbarians. This I swear for all time."