The Book of Jasher
|IX:1. And Haran, the son of Terah, Abram’s oldest brother, took a wife in those days.
IX:2. Haran was thirty-nine years old when he took her; and the wife of Haran conceived and bare
a son, and he called his name Lot.
IX:3. And she conceived again and bare a daughter, and she called her name Milca; and she again
conceived and bare a daughter, and she called her name Sarai.
IX:4. Haran was forty-two years old when he begat Sarai, which was in the tenth year of the life of
Abram; and in those days Abram and his mother and nurse went out from the cave, as the
king and his subjects had forgotten the affair of Abram.
IX:5. And when Abram came out from the cave, he went to Noah and his son Shem, and he remained
with them to learn the instruction of Yehuveh and His ways, and no man knew where Abram
was, and Abram served Noah and Shem his son for a long time.
IX:6. And Abram was in Noah’s house thirty-nine years, and Abram knew Yehuveh from three
years old, and he went in the ways of Yehuveh until the day of his death, as Noah and his
son Shem had taught him; and all the sons of the earth in those days greatly transgressed
against Yehuveh, and they rebelled against Him and they served other elohim, and they forgot
Yehuveh who had created them in the earth; and the inhabitants of the earth made unto
themselves, at that time, every man his elohim; elohim of wood and stone which could neither
speak, hear, nor deliver, and the sons of men served them and they became their elohim.
IX:7. And the king and all his servants, and Terah with all his household were then the first of those
that served elohim of wood and stone.
IX:8. And Terah had twelve elohim of large size, made of wood and stone, after the twelve months of
the year, and he served each one monthly, and every month Terah would bring his meat
offering and drink offering to his elohim; thus did Terah all the days.
IX:9. And all that generation were wicked in the sight of Yehuveh, and they thus made every man
his elohim, but they forsook Yehuveh who had created them.
IX:10. And there was not a man found in those days in the whole earth, who knew Yehuveh (for
they served each man his own elohim) except Noah and his household, and all those who
were under his counsel knew Yehuveh in those days.
Commentary on Jasher IX:1 (25 February 2009):
Originally Written: 25 February 2009
Latest Update: 25 February 2009
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