The Book of Jasher
|XI:1. And Nimrod son of Cush was still in the land of Shinar, and he reigned over it and dwelt there,
and he built cities in the land of Shinar.
XI:2. And these are the names of the four cities which he built, and he called their names after
the occurrences that happened to them in the building of the tower.
XI:3. And he called the first Babel, saying, Because Yehuveh there confounded the language of
the whole earth; and the name of the second he called Erech, because from there Elohim
XI:4. And the third he called Eched, saying there was a great battle at that place; and fourth he
called Calnah, because his princes and mighty men were consumed there, and they vexed
Yehuveh, they rebelled and transgressed against Him.
XI:5. And when Nimrod had built these cities in the land of Shinar, he placed in them the remainder
of his people, his princes, and his mighty men that were left in his kingdom.
XI:6. And Nimrod dwelt in Babel, and he there renewed his reign over the rest of his subjects, and
he reigned securely, and the subjects and princes of Nimrod called his name Amraphel, saying
that at the tower his princes and men fell through his means.
XI:7. And not withsatanding this, Nimrod did not return to Yehuveh, and he continued in wickedness
and teaching wickedness to the sons of men; and Mardon, his son, was worse than his father,
and continued to add to the abominations of his father.
XI:8. And he caused the sons of men to sin, therefore it is said, from the wicked goeth forth
XI:9. At that time there was war between the families of the children of Ham, as they were dwelling
in the cities which they had built.
XI:10. And Chedorlaomer, king of Elam, went away from the families of the children of Ham, and
he fought with them and he subdued them, and he went to the five cities of the plain and
he fought against them and he subdued them, and they were under his control.
Commentary on Jasher XI:1 (25 February 2009):
Originally Written: 25 February 2009
Latest Update: 25 February 2009
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