The Book of Jasher
|XIII:1. And Terah took his son Abram and his grandson Lot, the son of Haran, and Sarai his
daughter-in-law, the wife of his son Abram, and all the souls of his household and went
with them from Ur Casdim to go to the land of Canaan. And when they came as far as the
land of Haran they remained there, for it was exceedingly good land for pasture, and of
sufficient extent for those who accompanied them.
XIII:2. And the people of the land of Haran saw that Abram was good and upright with Elohim and
men, and that Yehuveh his Elohim was with him, and some of the people of the land of Haran
came and joined Abram, and he taught them the instruction of Yehuveh and His ways; and
these men remained with Abram in his house and they adhered to him.
XIII:3. And Abram remained in the land three years, and at the expiration of three years Yehuveh
appeared to Abram and said to him; I am Yehuveh who brought thee forth from Ur Casdim,
and delivered thee from the hands of all thine enemies.
XIII:4. And now therefore if thou wilt hearken to My voice and keep My commandments, My
statutes, and My laws, then will I cause thy enemies to fall before thee, and I will multiply
thy seed like the stars of heaven, and I will send My blessing upon the works of thy hands,
and thou shalt lack nothing.
XIII:5. Arise now, take thy wife and all belonging to thee and go to the land of Canaan and remain
there, and I will there be unto thee for a Elohim, and I will bless thee. And Abram rose and
took his wife and all belonging to him, and he went to the land of Canaan as Yehuveh had
told him; and Abram was fifty[-five] (Genesis 12:4 Ė seventy-five years) years old when he
went from Haran.
XIII:6. And Abram came to the land of Canaan and dwelt in the midst of the city, and he there
pitched his tent amongst the children of Canaan, inhabitants of the land.
XIII:7. And Yehuveh appeared to Abram when he came to the land of Canaan, and said to him,
This is the land which I gave unto thee and to thy seed after thee forever, and I will make
thy seed like the stars of heaven, and I will give unto thy seed for an inheritance all the
lands which thou seest.
XIII:8. And Abram built an altar in the place where Elohim had spoken to him, and Abram there
called upon the name of Yehuveh.
XIII:9. At that time, at the end of thee years of Abramís dwelling in the land of Canaan, in that
year Noah died, which was the fifty-eighth year of the life of Abram; and all the days that
Noah lived were nine hundred and fifty years and he died.
XIII:10. And Abram dwelt in the land of Canaan, he, his wife, and all belonging to him, and all
those that accompanied him, together with those that joined him from the people of the
land; but Nahor, Abramís brother, and Terah his father, and Lot the son of Haran and all
belonging to them dwelt in Haran.
Commentary on Jasher XIII:1 (25 February 2009):
Originally Written: 25 February 2009
Latest Update: 25 February 2009
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