Commentary on
The Book of Jasher
Chapter 57:1-10.

Text
LVII:1  And it was after this that the sons of Esau waged war with the sons of Jacob, and the sons
          of Esau fought with the sons of Jacob in Hebron, and Esau was still lying dead, and not buried.
LVII:2  And the battle was heavy between them, and the sons of Esau were smitten before the sons
          of Jacob, and the sons of Jacob slew of the sons of Esau eighty men, and not one died of the
          people of the sons of Jacob; and the hand of Joseph prevailed over all the people of the sons
          of Esau, and he took Zepho, the son of Eliphaz, the son of Esau, and fifty of his men captive,
          and he bound them with chains of iron, and gave them into the hand of his servants to bring
          them to Egypt.
LVII:3  And It came to pass when the sons of Jacob had taken Zepho and his people captive, all
          those that remained were greatly afraid of their lives from the house of Esau, lest they
          should also be taken captive, and they all fled with Eliphaz the sons of Esau and his people,
          with Esauís body, and they went on their road to Mount Seir.
LVII:4  And they came unto Mount Seir and they buried Esau in Seir, but they had not brought his
          head with them to Seir, for it was buried in that place where the battle had been in Hebron.
LVII:5  And it came to pass when the sons of Esau had fled from before the sons of Jacob, the sons
          of Jacob pursued them unto the borders of Seir, but they did not slay a single man from
          amongst them when they pursued the, for Esauís body which they carried with them excited
          their confusion, so they fled and the sons of Jacob turned back from them and came up to
          the place where their brethren were in Hebron, and they remained there on that day, and on
          the next day until they rested from the battle.
LVII:6  And it came to pass on the third day they assembled all the sons of Seir the Horite, and
          they assembled all the children of the east, a multitude of people like the sand of the sea,
          and they went and came down to Egypt to fight with Joseph and his brethren, in order to
          deliver their brethren.
LVII:7  And Joseph and all the sons of Jacob heard that the sons of Esau and the children of the
          east had come upon them to battle in order to deliver their brethren.
LVII:8  And Joseph and his brethren and the strong men of Egypt went forth and fought in the city
          of Raamses, and Joseph and his brethren dealt out a tremendous blow amongst the sons of
          Esau and the children of the east.
LVII:9  And they slew of them six hundred thousand men, and they slew amongst them all the
          mighty men of the children of Seir the Horite; there were only a few of them left, and they
          slew also a great man of the children of the east, and of the children of Esau; and Eliphaz the
          son of Esau, and the children of the east all fled before Joseph and his brethren.
LVII:10  And Joseph and his brethren pursued them until they came unto Succoth, and they yet slew
          of them in Succoth thirty men, and the rest escaped and they fled each to his city.

Commentary

Commentary on Jasher LVII:1
(27 May 2009): 


Gael Bataman
Originally Written:       27 May 2009
Latest Update:           27 May 2009


  
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