The Book of Jasher
|XVII:1. And in those days, in the ninety-first year of the life of Abram, the children of Chittim
made war with the children of Tubal, for when Yehuveh had scattered the sons of men upon
the face of the earth, the children of Chittim went and embodied themselves in the plain of
Canopia, and they built themselves cities there and dwelt by the river Tibreu.
XVII:2. And the children of Tubal dwelt in Tuscanah, and their boundaries reached the river Tibreu,
and the children of Tubal built a city in Tuscanan, and they called the name Sabinah, after the
name of Sabinah son of Tubal their father, and they dwelt there unto this day.
XVII:3. And it was at that time the children of Chittim made war with the children of Tubal, and
the children of Tubal were smitten before the children of Chittim, and the children of Chittim
caused three hundred and seventy men to fall from the children of Tubal.
XVII:4. And at that time the children of Tubal swore to the children of Chittim, saying, You shall
not intermarry amongst us, and no man shall give his daughter to any of the sons of Chittim.
XVII:5. For all the daughters of Tubal were in those days fair, for no women were then found in
the whole earth so fair as the daughters of Tubal.
XVII:6. And all who delighted in the beauty of women went to the daughters of Tubal and took
wives from them, and the sons of men, kings and princes, who greatly delighted in the beauty
of women, took wives in those days from the daughters of Tubal.
XVII:7. And at the end of three years after the children of Tubal had sworn to the children of
Chittim not to give them their daughters for wives, about twenty men of the children of
Chittim went to take some of the daughters of Tubal, but they found none.
XVII:8. For the children of Tubal kept their oaths not to intermarry with them, and they would
not break their oaths.
XVII:9. And in the days of harvest the children of Tubal went into their fields to get in their harvest,
when the young men of Chittim assembled and went to the city of Sabinah, and each man took
a young woman from the daughters of Tubal, and they came to their cities.
XVII:10. And the children of Tubal heard of it and they went to make war with them, and they could
not prevail over them, for the mountain was exceedingly high from them, and when they saw
they could not prevail over them they returned to their land.
Commentary on Jasher XVII:1 (25 February 2009):
Originally Written: 25 February 2009
Latest Update: 25 February 2009
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