The Book of Jasher
|XVIII:1. And Abraham rose and did all that Elohim had ordered him; and he took the men of his
household and those bought with his money, and he circumcised them as Yehuveh had
XVIII:2. And there was not one left whom he did not circumcise, and Abraham and his son Ishmael
were circumcised in the flesh of their foreskin; thirteen years old was Ishmael when he was
circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.
XVIII:3. And in the third day Abraham went out of his tent and sat at the door to enjoy the heat of
the sun, during the pain of his flesh.
XVIII:4. And Yehuveh appeared to him in the plain of Mamre, and sent three of His ministering
angels to visit him, and he was sitting at the door of the tent, and he lifted his eyes and saw,
and lo, three men were coming from a distance, and he rose up and ran to meet them, and he
bowed down to them and brought them into his house.
XVIII:5. And he said to them, If now I have found favor in your sight, turn in and eat a morsel of
bread; and he pressed them, and they turned in and he gave them water and they washed their
feet, and he placed them under a tree at the door of the tent.
XVIII:6. And Abraham ran and took a calf, tender and good, and he hastened to kill it, and gave it
to his servant Eliezer to dress.
XVIII:7. And Abraham came to Sarah into the tent, and he said to her, Make ready quickly three
measures of fine meal, knead it and make cakes to cover the pot containing the meat, and she
XVIII:8. And Abraham hastened and brought before them butter and milk, beef and mutton, and
gave it before them to eat before the flesh of the calf was sufficiently done, and they did eat.
XVIII:9. And when they had done eating, one of them said to him, I will return to thee according
to the time of life, and Sarah thy wife shall have a son.
XVIII:10. And the men afterward departed and went their ways, to the places to which they were
Commentary on Jasher XVIII:1 (25 February 2009):
Originally Written: 25 February 2009
Latest Update: 25 February 2009
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