The Book of Jasher
|LX:1 And when the year came round, being the seventy-second year from the Israelites going down
to Egypt, after the death of Joseph, Zepho, the son of Eliphaz, the son of Esau, fled from Egypt,
he and his men, and they went away.
LX:2 And he came to Africa, which is Dinhagah, to Angeas king of Africa, and Angeas received
them with great honor, and he made Zepho the captain of his host.
LX:3 And Zepho found favor in the sight of Angeas and in the sight of his people, and Zepho was
captain of the host to Angeas king of Africa for many days.
LX:4 And Zepho enticed Angeas king of Africa to collect all his army to go and fight with the
Egyptians, and with the sons of Jacob, and to avenge of them the cause of his brethren.
LX:5 But Angeas would not listen to Zepho to do this thing, for Angeas knew the strength of the
sons of Jacob, and what they had done to his army in their warfare with the children of Esau.
LX:6 And Zepho was in those days very great in the sight of Angeas and in the sight of all his
people, and he continually enticed them to make war against Egypt, but they would not.
LX:7 And it came to pass in those days there was in the land of Chittim a man in the city of
Puzimna, whose name was Uzu, and he became degenerately deified by the children of
Chittim, and they man died and had no son, only one daughter whose name was Jania.
LX:8 And the damsel was exceedingly beautiful, comely and intelligent, there was none seen like
unto her for beauty and wisdom throughout the land.
LX:9 And the people of Angeas king of Africa saw her and they came and praised her unto him,
and Angeas sent to the children of Chittim, and he requested to take her unto himself for a
wife, and the people of Chittim consented to give her unto him for a wife.
LX:10 And when the messengers of Angeas were going forth from the land of Chittim to take
their journey, behold the messengers of Turnus king of Bibentu came unto Chittim, for
Turnus king of Bibentu also sent his messengers to request Jania for him, to take unto
himself for a wife, for all his men had also praised her to him, therefore he sent all his
servants unto her.
Commentary on Jasher LX:1 (27 May 2009):
Originally Written: 27 May 2009
Latest Update: 27 May 2009
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