The Book of Jasher
|XXXIII:1 And in some time after Jacob went away from the borders of the land, and he came to the
land of Shalem, that is the city of Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan, and he rested in
front of the city.
XXXIII:2 And he bought a parcel of the field which was there, from the children of Hamor the people
of the land, for five shekels.
XXXIII:3 And Jacob there built himself a house, and he pitched his tent there, and he made booths
for his cattle, therefore he called the name of that place Succoth.
XXXIII:4 And Jacob remained in Succoth a year and six months.
XXXIII:5 At that time some of the women of the inhabitants of the land went to the city of Shechem
to dance and rejoice with the daughters of the people of the city, and when they went forth of
the city, and when they went forth then Rachel and Leah the wives of Jacob with their
families also went to behold the rejoicing of the daughters of the city.
XXXIII:6 And Dinah the daughter of Jacob also went along with them and saw the daughters of the
city, and they remained there before these daughters whilst all the people of the city were
standing by them to behold their rejoicings, and all the great people of the city were there.
XXXIII:7 And Shechem the son of Hamor, the prince of the land was also standing there to see
XXXIII:8 And Shechem beheld Dinah the daughter of Jacob sitting with her mother before the
daughters of the city, and the damsel pleased him greatly, and he there asked his friends and
his people, saying, Whose daughter is that sitting amongst the women, whom I do not know in
XXXIII:9 And they said unto him, Surely this is the daughter of Jacob the son of Isaac the Hebrew,
who has dwelt in this city for some time, and when it was reported that the daughters of the
land were going forth to rejoice she went with her mother and maid servants to sit amongst
them as thou seest.
XXXIII:10 And Shechem beheld Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and when he looked at her his soul
became fixed upon Dinah.
Commentary on Jasher XXXIII:1 (21 April 2009):
Originally Written: 21 April 2009
Latest Update: 21 April 2009
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