Commentary on
The Book of Jasher
Chapter 39:1-10.

XXXIX:1  And when the sons of Jacob went from the city of Sarton, they had gone about two
          hundred cubits when they met the inhabitants of Tapnach coming toward them, for they went
          out to fight with them, because they had smitten the king of Tapnach and all his men.
XXXIX:2  So all that remained in the city of Tapnach came out to fight with the sons of Jacob, and
          they thought to retake from them the booty and the spoil which they had captured from
          Chazar and Sarton.
XXXIX:3  And the rest of the men of Tapnach fought with the sons of Jacob in that place, and the
          sons of Jacob smote them, and they fled before them, and they pursued them to the city of
          Arbelan, and they all fell before the sons of Jacob.
XXXIX:4  And the sons of Jacob returned and came to Tapnach, to take away the spoil of Tapnach,
          and when they came to Tapnach they heard that the people of Arbelan had gone out to meet
          them to save the spoil of their brethren, and the sons of Jacob left ten of their men in Tapnach
          to plunder the city, and they went out toward the people of Arbelan.
XXXIX:5  And the men of Arbelan went out with their wives to fight with the sons of Jacob, for
          their wives were experienced in battle, and they went out, about four hundred men and women.
XXXIX:6  And all the son sof Jacob shouted with a loud voice, and they all ran toward the inhabitants
          of Arbelan, and with a great and tremendous voice.
XXXIX:7  And the inhabitants of Arbelan heard the noise of the shouting of the sons of Jacob, and
          their roaring like the noise of lions and like the roaring of the sea and its waves.
XXXIX:8  And fear and terror possessed their hears on account of the sons of Jacob, and they
          were terribly afraid of them, and they retreated and fled before them into the city, and the
          sons of Jacob pursued them to the gate of the city, and they came upon them in the city.
XXXIX:9  And the sons of Jacob fought with them in the city, and all their women were engaged in
          slinging against the sons of Jacob, and the combat was very severe amongst them the whole
          of that day till evening.
XXXIX:10  And the sons of Jacob could not prevail over them, and the sons of Jacob had almost
          perished in that battle, and the sons of Jacob cried unto
Yehuveh and greatly gained strength
          toward evening, and the sons of Jacob smote all the inhabitants of Arbelan by the edge of the
          sword, men, women and little ones.


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

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

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