The Book of Jasher
|XX:1. And at that time Abraham journeyed from the plain of Mamre, and he went to the land of
the Philistines, and he dwelt in Gerar; it was in the twenty-fifth year of Abrahamís being in
the land of Canaan, and the hundredth year of the life of Abraham, that he came to Gerar in
the land of the Philistines.
XX:2. And when they entered the land he said to Sarah his wife, Say thou art my sister, to any one
that shall ask thee, in order that we may escape the evil of the inhabitants of the land.
XX:3. And as Abraham was dwelling in the land of the Philistines, the servants of Abimelech, king
of the Philistines, saw that Sarah was exceedingly beautiful, and they asked Abraham
concerning her, and he said, She is my sister.
XX:4. And the servants of Abimelech went to Abimelech, saying, A man from the land of Canaan
is come to dwell in the land, and he has a sister that is exceeding fair.
XX:5. And Abimelech heard the words of his servants who praised Sarah to him, and Abimelech
sent his officers, and they brought Sarah to the king.
XX:6. And Sarah came to the house of Abimelech, and the king saw that Sarah was beautiful, and
she pleased him exceedingly.
XX:7. And he approached her and said to her, What is that man to thee with whom thou didst come
to our land? And Sarah answered and said He is my brother, and we came from the land of
Canaan to dwell wherever we could find a place.
XX:8. And Abimelech said to Sarah, Behold my land is before thee, place thy brother in any part
of this land that pleases thee, and it will be our duty to exalt and elevate him above all the
people of the land since is is thy brother.
XX:9. And Abimelech sent for Abraham, and Abraham came to Abimelech.
XX:10. And Abimelech said to Abraham, Behold I have given orders that thou shalt be honored as
thou desirest on account of thy sister Sarah.
Commentary on Jasher XX:1 (25 February 2009):
Originally Written: 25 February 2009
Latest Update: 25 February 2009
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