Commentary on
The Book of Jasher
Chapter 37:1-10.

XXXVII:1  And in the one hundred and fifth year of the life of Jacob, that is the ninth year of
          Jacobís dwelling with his children in the land of Canaan, he came from Padan-aram.
XXXVII:2  And in those days Jacob journeyed with his children from Hebron, and they went and
          returned to the city of Shechem, they and all belonging to them, and they dwelt there, for
          the children of Jacob obtained good and fat pasture land for their cattle in the city of Shechem,
          the city of Shechem having then been rebuilt, and there were in it about three hundred men
          and women.
XXXVII:3  And Jacob and his children and all belonging to him dwelt in the part of the field which
          Jacob had bought from Hamor the father of Shechem, when he came from Padan-aran before
          Simeon and Levi had smitten the city.
XXXVII:4  And all those kings of the Canaanites and Amorites that surrounded the city of
          Shechem, heard that the sons of Jacob had again come to Shechem and dwelt there.
XXXVII:5  And they said, Shall the sons of Jacob the Hebrew again come to the city and dwell
          therein, after that they have smitten its inhabitants and driven them out? Shall they now
          return and also drive out those who are dwelling in the city or slay them?
XXXVII:6  And all the kings of Canaan again assembled, and they came together to make war
          with Jacob and his sons.
XXXVII:7  And Jashub king of Tapnach sent also to all his neighboring kings, to Elan king of
          Gaash, and to Ihuri king of Shiloh, and to Parathon king of Chazar, and to Susi king of
          Sarton, and to Laban king of Beth-ho-ran, and to Shabir king of Othnay-mah, saying,
XXXVII:8  Come up to me and assist me, and let us smite Jacob the Hebrew and his sons, and
          all belonging to him, for they are again come to Shechem to possess it and to slay its
          inhabitants as before.
XXXVII:9  And all these kings assembled together and came with all their camps, a people
          exceedingly plentiful like the sand upon the sea shore, and they were all opposite to Tapnach.
XXXVII:10  And Jashub king of Tapnach went forth to them with all his army, and he encamped
          with them opposite to Tapnach without the city, and all these kings they divided into seven
          divisions, being seven camps against the sons of Jacob.


Commentary on Jasher XXXVII:1
(21 April 2009): 

Gael Bataman
Originally Written:       21 April 2009
Latest Update:           21 April 2009

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