The Book of Jasher
|XXVII:1 And Esau at that time, after the death of Abraham, frequently went in the field to hunt.
XXVII:2 And Nimrod king of Babel, the same was Amraphel, also frequently went with his mighty
men to hunt in the field, and to walk about with his men in the cool of the day.
XXVII:3 And Nimrod was observing Esau all the days, for a jealousy was formed in the heart of
Nimrod against Esau all the days.
XXVII:4 And on a certain day Esau went in the field to hunt, and he found Nimrod walking in the
wilderness with his two men.
XXVII:5 And all his mighty men and his people were with him in the wilderness, but they removed
at a distance from him, and they went from him in different directions to hunt, and Esau
concealed himself for Nimrod, and he lurked for him in the wilderness.
XXVII:6 And Nimrod and his men that were with him did not know him, and Nimrod and his men
frequently walked about in the field at the cool of the day, and to know where his men were
hunting in the field.
XXVII:7 And Nimrod and two of his men that were with him came to the place where they were,
when Esau started suddenly from his lurking place, and drew his sword, and hastened and
ran to Nimrod and cut off his head.
XXVII:8 And Esau fought a desperate fight with the two men that were with Nimrod, and when
they called out to him, Esau turned to them and smote them to death with his sword.
XXVII:9 And all the mighty men of Nimrod, who had left him to go to the wilderness, heard the cry
at a distance, and they knew the voices of those two men, and they ran to know the cause of it,
when they found their king and the two men that were with him lying dead in the wilderness.
XXVII:10 And when Esau saw the mighty men of Nimrod coming at a distance, he fled, and thereby
escaped; and Esau took the valuable garments of Nimrod, which Nimrodís father had
bequeathed to Nimrod, and with which Nimrod prevailed over the whole land, and he ran and
concealed them in his house.
Commentary on Jasher XXVII:1 (21 April 2009):
Originally Written: 21 April 2009
Latest Update: 21 April 2009
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