Commentary on
The Book of Jasher
Chapter 41:1-10.

XLI:1  And at the revolution of the year the sons of Jacob journeyed from Shechem, and they came
          to Hebron, to their father Isaac, and they dwelt there, but their flocks and herds they fed daily
          in Shechem, for there was there in those days good and fat pasture, and Jacob and his sons
          and all their household dwelt in the valley of Hebron.
XLI:2  And it was in those days, in that year, being the hundred and sixth year of the life of Jacob,
          in the tenth year of Jacob’s coming from Padan-aram, that Leah the wife of Jacob died; she
          was fifty-one years old when she died in Hebron.
XLI:3  And Jacob and his sons buried her in the cave of the field of Machpelah, which is in Hebron,
          which Abraham had bought from the children of Heth, for the possession of a burial place.
XLI:4  And the sons of Jacob dwelt with their father in the valley of Hebron, and all the inhabitants
          of the land knew their strength, and their fame went throughout the land.
XLI:5  And Joseph the son of Jacob, and his brother Benjamin, the sons of Rachel, the wife of Jacob,
          were yet young in those days, and did not go out with their brethren during their battles in all
          the cities of the Amorites.
XLI:6  And when Joseph saw the strength of his brethren, and their greatness, he praised them and
          extolled them, but he ranked himself greater than them, and extolled himself above them;
          and Jacob, his father, also loved him more than any of his sons, for he was a son of his old
          age, and through his love toward him, he made him a coat of many colors.
XLI:7  And when Joseph saw that his father loved him more than his brethren, he continued to exalt
          himself above his brethren, and he brought unto his father evil reports concerning them.
XLI:8  And the sons of Jacob seeing the whole of Joseph’s conduct toward them, and that their
          father loved him more than any of them, they hated him and could not speak peaceable to him
          all the days.
XLI:9  And Joseph was seventeen years old, and he was still magnifying himself above his brethren,
          and thought of raising himself above them.
XLI:10  At that time he dreamed a dream, and he came unto his brothers and told them his dream,
          and he said unto them, I dreamed a dream, and behold we were all binding sheaves in the
          field, and my sheaf rose and placed itself upon the ground and your sheaves surrounded it
          and bowed down to it.


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

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

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