The Book of Jasher
|XXII:1 And Ishmael then rose up and took his wife and his children and his cattle and all belonging
to him, and he journeyed from there and he went to his father in the land of the Philistines.
XXII:2 And Abraham related to Ishmael his son the transaction with the first wife that Ishmael took,
according to what she did.
XXII:3 And Ishmael and his children dwelt with Abraham many days in that land, and Abraham dwelt
in the land of the Philistines a long time.
XXII:4 And the days increased and reached twenty six years, and after that Abraham with his
servants and all belonging to him went from the land of the Philistines and removed to a
great distance, and they came near to Hebron, and they remained there, and the servants
of Abraham dug wells of water, and Abraham and all belonging to him dwelt by the water, and
the servants of Abimelech king of the Philistines heard the report that Abrahamís servants
had dug wells of water in the borders of the land.
XXII:5 And they came and quarreled with the servants of Abraham, and they robbed them of the
great well which they had dug.
XXII:6 And Abimelech king of the Philistines heard of this affair, and he with Phicol the captain
of his host and twenty of his men came to Abraham, and Abimelech spoke to Abraham
concerning his servants, and Abraham rebuked Abimelech concerning the well of which
his servants had robbed him.
XXII:7 And Abimelech said to Abraham, As Yehuveh liveth who created the whole earth, I did not
hear of the act which my servants did unto thy servants until this day.
XXII:8 And Abraham took seven ewe lambs and gave them to Abimelech, saying, Take these, I
pray thee, from my hands that it may be a testimony for me that I dug this well.
XXII:9 And Abimelech took the seven ewe lambs which Abraham had given to him, for he had also
given him cattle and herds in abundance, and Abimelech swore to Abraham concerning the
well, therefore he called that well, Beersheba, for there they both swore concerning it.
XXII:10 And they both made a covenant in Beersheba, and Abimelech rose up with Phicol the captain
of his host and all his men, and they returned to the land of the Philistines, and Abraham and
all belonging to him dwelt in Beersheba and he was in that land a long time.
Commentary on Jasher XXII:1 (21 April 2009):
Originally Written: 21 April 2009
Latest Update: 21 April 2009
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