The Book of Jasher (Chapters 90 -91)

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The Book of Jasher (Chapters 90 -91)

Postby Gnosty » 05 Feb 2004, 17:47

CHAPTER 90

1 At that time in the fifth year after the children of Israel had passed over Jordan, after the children of Israel had rested from their war with the Canaanites, at that time great and severe battles arose between Edom and the children of Chittim, and the children of Chittim fought against Edom.

2 And Abianus king of Chittim went forth in that year, that is in the 31st year of his rule, and a great force with him of the mighty men of the children of Chittim, and he went to Seir to fight against the children of Esau.

3 And Hadad the king of Edom heard of his report, and he went forth to meet him with a heavy people and strong force, and engaged in battle with him in the field of Edom.

4 And the hand of Chittim prevailed over the children of Esau, and the children of Chittim killed of the children of Esau, 20,002 men, and all the children of Esau fled from before them.

5 And the children of Chittim pursued them and they reached Hadad king of Edom, who was running before them and they caught him alive, and brought him to Abianus king of Chittim.

6 And Abianus ordered him to be slain, and Hadad king of Edom died in the 48th year of his rule.

7 And the children of Chittim continued their pursuit of Edom, and they struck them down with a great slaughter and Edom became subject to the children of Chittim.

8 And the children of Chittim ruled over Edom, and Edom became under the hand of the children of Chittim and became one kingdom from that day.

9 And from that time they could no more lift up their heads, and their kingdom became one with the children of Chittim.

10 And Abianus placed officers in Edom and all the children of Edom became subject and tributary to Abianus, and Abianus turned back to his own land, Chittim.

11 And when he returned he renewed his government and built for himself a spacious and fortified palace for a royal residence, and ruled securely over the children of Chittim and over Edom.

12 In those days, after the children of Israel had driven away all the Canaanites and the Amorites, Joshua was old and advanced in years.

13 And Yahuwah said to Joshua, You are old, advanced in life, and a great part of the land remains to be possessed.

14 Now therefore divide this land for an inheritance to the 9 tribes and to the half tribe of Manasseh, and Joshua rose up and did as Yahuwah had spoken to him.

15 And he divided the whole land to the tribes of Israel as an inheritance according to their divisions.

16 But to the tribe at Levi he gave no inheritance, the offerings of Yahuwah are their inheritance as Yahuwah had spoken of them by the hand of Moses.

17 And Joshua gave Mount Hebron to Caleb the son of Jephuneh, one portion above his brethren, as Yahuwah had spoken through Moses.

18 Therefore Hebron became an inheritance to Caleb and his children unto this day.

19 And Joshua divided the whole land by lots to all Israel for an inheritance, as Yahuwah had commanded him.

20 And the children of Israel gave cities to the Levites from their own inheritance, and suburbs for their cattle, and property, as Yahuwah had commanded Moses so did the children of Israel, and they divided the land by lot whether great or small.

21 And they went to inherit the land according to their boundaries, and the children of Israel gave to Joshua the son of Nun an inheritance amongst them.

22 By the word of Yahuwah did they give to him the city which he required, Timnath-serach in Mount Ephraim, and he built the city and dwelt therein.

23 These are the inheritances which Elazer the priest and Joshua the son of Nun and the heads of the fathers of the tribes portioned out to the children of Israel by lot in Shiloh, before Yahuwah, at the door of the tabernacle, and they left off dividing the land.

24 And Yahuwah gave the land to the Israelites, and they possessed it as Yahuwah had spoken to them, and as Yahuwah had sworn to their ancestors.

25 And Yahuwah gave to the Israelites rest from all their enemies around them, and no man stood up against them, and Yahuwah delivered all their enemies into their hands, and not one thing failed of all the good which Yahuwah had spoken to the children of Israel, yea Yahuwah performed every thing.

26 And Joshua called to all the children of Israel and he blessed them, and commanded them to serve Yahuwah, and he afterward sent them away, and they went each man to his city, and each man to his inheritance.

27 And the children of Israel served Yahuwah all the days of Joshua, and Yahuwah gave them rest from all around them, and they dwelt securely in their cities.

28 And it came to pass in those days, that Abianus king of Chittim died, in the 38th year of his rule, that is the 7th year of his rule over Edom, and they buried him in his place which he had built for himself, and Latinus ruled in his place 50 years.

29 And during his rule he brought forth an army, and he went and fought against the inhabitants of Britannia and Kernania, the children of Elisha son of Javan, and he prevailed over them and made them tributary.

30 He then heard that Edom had revolted from under the hand of Chittim, and Latinus went to them and struck them down and subdued them, and placed them under the hand of the children of Chittim, and Edom became one kingdom with the children of Chittim all the days.

31 And for many years there was no king in Edom, and their government was with the children of Chittim and their king.

32 And it was in the 26th year after the children of Israel had passed the Jordan, that is the 66th year after the children of Israel had departed from Egypt, that Joshua was old, advanced in years, being 180 years old in those days.

33 And Joshua called to all Israel, to their elders, their judges and officers, after Yahuwah had given to all the Israelites rest from all their enemies round about, and Joshua said to the elders of Israel, and to their judges, Look, I am old, advanced in years, and you have seen what Yahuwah has done to all the nations whom he has driven away from before you, for it is Yahuwah who has fought for you.

34 Now therefore strengthen yourselves to keep and to do all the words of the law of Moses, not to deviate from it to the right or to the left, and not to come amongst those nations who are left in the land; neither will you make mention of the name of their elohim, but you will cleave to Yahuwah your elohim, as you have done to this day.

35 And Joshua greatly exhorted the children of Israel to serve Yahuwah all their days.

36 And all the Israelites said, We will serve Yahuwah our elohim all our days, we and our children, and our children's children, and our seed for ever.

37 And Joshua made a covenant with the people on that day, and he sent away the children of Israel, and they went each man to his inheritance and to his city.

38 And it was in those days, when the children of Israel were dwelling securely in their cities, that they buried the coffins of the tribes of their ancestors, which they had brought up from Egypt, each man in the inheritance of his children, the 12 sons of Jacob did the children of Israel bury, each man in the possession of his children.

39 And these are the names of the cities wherein they buried the 12 sons of Jacob, whom the children of Israel had brought up from Egypt.

40 And they buried Reuben and Gad on this side Jordan, in Romia, which Moses had given to their children.

41 And Simeon and Levi they buried in the city Mauda, which he had given to the children of Simeon, and the suburb of the city was for the children of Levi.

42 And Judah they buried in the city of Benjamin opposite Bethlehem.

43 And the bones of Issachar and Zebulun they buried in Zidon, in the portion which fell to their children.

44 And Dan was buried in the city of his children in Eshtael, and Naphtali and Asher they buried in Kadesh-naphtali, each man in his place which he had given to his children.

45 And the bones of Joseph they buried in Shechem, in the part of the field which Jacob had purchased from Hamor, and which became to Joseph for an inheritance.

46 And they buried Benjamin in Jerusalem opposite the Jebusite, which was given to the children of Benjamin; the children of Israel buried their fathers each man in the city of his children.

47 And at the end of 2 years, Joshua the son of Nun died, 110 years old, and the time which Joshua judged Israel was 28 years, and Israel served Yahuwah all the days of his life.

48 And the other affairs of Joshua and his battles and his reproofs with which he reproved Israel, and all which he had commanded them, and the names of the cities which the children of Israel possessed in his days, look, they are written in the book of the words of Joshua to the children of Israel, and in the book of the wars of Yahuwah, which Moses and Joshua and the children of Israel had written.

49 And the children of Israel buried Joshua in the border of his inheritance, in Timnath-serach, which was given to him in Mount Ephraim.

50 And Elazer the son of Aaron died in those days, and they buried him in a hill belonging to Phineas his son, which was given him in Mount Ephraim.

CHAPTER 91

1 At that time, after the death of Joshua, the children of the Canaanites were still in the land, and the Israelites resolved to drive them out.

2 And the children of Israel asked of Yahuwah, saying, Who will first go up for us to the Canaanites to fight against them? And Yahuwah said, Judah will go up.

3 And the children of Judah said to Simeon, Go up with us into our lot, and we will fight against the Canaanites and we likewise will go up with you, in your lot, so the children of Simeon went with the children of Judah.

4 And the children of Judah went up and fought against the Canaanites, so Yahuwah delivered the Canaanites into the hands of the children of Judah, and they struck them down in Bezek, 10,000 men.

5 And they fought with Adonibezek in Bezek, and he fled from before them, and they pursued him and caught him, and they took hold of him and cut off his thumbs and great toes.

6 And Adonibezek said, 3-score and 10 kings having their thumbs and great toes cut off, gathered their meat under my table, as I have done, so the unified elohim has paid me back, and they brought him to Jerusalem and he died there.

7 And the children of Simeon went with the children of Judah, and they struck the Canaanites with the edge of the sword.

8 And Yahuwah was with the children of Judah, and they possessed the mountain, and the children of Joseph went up to Bethel, the same is Luz, and Yahuwah was with them.

9 And the children of Joseph spied out Bethel, and the watchmen saw a man going forth from the city, and they caught him and said unto him, Show us now the entrance of the city and we will show kindness to you.

10 And that man showed them the entrance of the city, and the children of Joseph came and struck the City with the edge of the sword.

11 And the man with his family they sent away, and he went to the Hittites and he built a city, and he called the name thereof Luz, so all the Israelites dwelt in their cities, and the children at Israel dwelt in their cities, and the children of Israel served Yahuwah all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders, who had lengthened their days after Joshua, and saw the great work of Yahuwah, which he had performed for Israel.

12 And the elders judged Israel after the death of Joshua for 17 years.

13 And all the elders also fought the battles of Israel against the Canaanites and Yahuwah drove the Canaanites from before the children of Israel, in order to place the Israelites in their land.

14 And he accomplished all the words which he had spoken to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and the oath which he had sworn, to give to them and to their children, the land of the Canaanites.

15 And Yahuwah gave to the children of Israel the whole land of Canaan, as he had sworn to their ancestors, and Yahuwah gave them rest from those around them, and the children of Israel dwelt securely in their cities.

16 Blessed be Yahuwah for ever, amen, and amen.

17 Strengthen yourselves, and let the hearts of all you that trust in Yahuwah be of good courage.
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