The Book of Jasher
|VIII:1. And it was in the night that Abram was born, that all the servants of Terah, and all the
wise men of Nimrod, and his conjurors came and ate and drank in the house of Terah, and
they rejoiced with him on that night.
VIII:2. And when all the wise men and conjurors went out from the house of Terah, they lifted up
their eyes toward heaven that night to look at the stars, and they saw, and behold one very
large star came from the east and ran in the heavens, and he swallowed up the four stars
from the four sides of the heavens.
VIII:3. And all the wise men of the king and his conjurors were astonished at the sight, and the
sages understood this matter, and they knew its import.
VIII:4. And they said to each other, This only betokens the child that has been born to Terah this
night, who will grow up and be fruitful, and multiply, and possess all the earth, he and his
children for ever, and he and his seed will slay great kings, and inherit their lands.
VIII:5. And the wise men and conjurors went home that night, and in the morning all these wise
men and conjurors rose up early, and assembled in an appointed house.
VIII:6. And they spoke and said to each other, Behold the sight that we saw last night is hidden
from the king, it has not been made known to him.
VIII:7. And should this thing get known to the king in the latter days, he will say to us, Why have
you concealed this matter from me, and then we shall all suffer death; therefore, now let us
go and tell the king the sight which we saw, and the interpretation thereof, and we shall then
VIII:8. And they did so, and they all went to the king and bowed down to him to the ground, and
they said, May the king live, may the king live.
VIII:9. We heard that a son was born to Terah the son of Nahor, the prince of thy host, and we
yesternight came to his house, and we ate and drank and rejoiced with him that night.
VIII:10. And when thy servants went out from the house of Terah, to go to our respective homes to
abide there for the night, we lifted up our eyes to the heaven, and we saw a great star coming
from the east, and the same star ran with great speed, and swallowed up four great stars, from
the four sides of the heavens.
Commentary on Jasher VIII:1 (25 February 2009):
Originally Written: 25 February 2009
Latest Update: 25 February 2009
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