The Book of Jasher
|XXXVI:1 At that time Yehuveh appeared unto Jacob saying, Arise, go to Bethel and remain there,
and make there an altar to Yehuveh who appeareth unto thee, who delivered thee and all thy
sons from affliction.
XXXVI:2 And Jacob rose up with his sons and all belonging to him, and they went and came to Bethel
according to the word of Yehuveh.
XXXVI:3 And Jacob was ninety-nine years old when he went up to Bethel, and Jacob and his sons and
all the people that were with him, remained in Bethel in Luz, and he there built an altar to
Yehuveh who appeared unto him, and Jacob and his sons remained in Bethel six months.
XXXVI:4 At that time died Deborah the daughter of Us, the nurse of Rebecca, who had been with
Jacob; and Jacob buried her beneath Bethel under an oak that was there.
XXXVI:5 And Rebecca the daughter of Bethuel, the mother of Jacob, also died at that time in
Hebron, the same is Kireath-arba, and she was buried in the cave of Machpelah which
Abraham had bought from the children of Heth.
XXXVI:6 And the life of Rebecca was one hundred and thirty-three years, and she died and when
Jacob heard that his mother Rebecca was dead he wept bitterly for his mother, and made a
great mourning for her, and for Deborah her nurse beneath the oak, and he called the name
of that place Allonbachuth.
XXXVI:7 And Laban the Syrian died in those days, for Elohim smote him because he transgressed
the covenant that existed between him and Jacob.
XXXVI:8 And Jacob was a hundred years old when Yehuveh appeared unto him, and blessed him
and called his name Israel, and Rachel the wife of Jacob conceived in those days.
XXXVI:9 And at that time Jacob and all belonging to him journeyed from Bethel to go to his
fatherís house, to Hebron.
XXXVI:10 And whilst they were going on the road, and there was yet but a little way to come
to Ephrath, Rachel bare a son and she had hard labor and she died.
Commentary on Jasher XXXVI:1 (21 April 2009):
Originally Written: 21 April 2009
Latest Update: 21 April 2009
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