Commentary on
The Book of Jasher
Chapter 62:1-10.

Text
LXII:1  In that year, being the seventy-ninth year of the Israelites going down to Egypt, died
          Reuben the son of Jacob, in the land of Egypt; Reuben was a hundred and twenty-five years
          old when he died, and they put him into a coffin, and he was given into the hands of his
          children.
LXII:2  And in the eightieth year died his brother Dan; he was a hundred and twenty years at his
          death, and he was also put into a coffin and given into the hands of his children.
LXII:3  And in that year died Chusham king of Edom, and after him reigned Hadad the son of
          Bedad, for thirty five years; and in the eighty first year died Issachar the son of Jacob, in
          Egypt, and Issachar was a hundred and twenty two years old at his death, and he was put into
          a coffin in Egypt, and given into the hands of his children.
LXII:4  And in the eighty second year died Asher his brother, he was a hundred and twenty three
          years old at his death, and he was placed in a coffin in Egypt, and given into the hands of his
          children.
LXII:5  And in the eighty third year died Gad, he was a hundred and twenty five years old at his
          death, and he was put into a coffin in Egypt, and given into the hands of his children.
LXII:6  And it came to pass in the eighty fourth year, that is the fiftieth year of the reign of Hada,
          son of Bedad, king of Edom, that Hadad assembled all the children of Esau, and he got his
          whole army in readiness, about four hundred thousand men, and he directed his way to the
          land of Moab, and he went to fight with Moab and to make them tributary to him.
LXII:7  And the children of Moab heard this thing, and they were very much afraid, and they sent
          to the children of Midian to assist them in fighting with Hadad, son of Bedad, king of Edom.
LXII:8  And Hadad came unto the land of Moab, and Moab and the children of Midian went out to
          meet him, and they placed themselves in battle array against him in the field of Moab.
LXII:9  And Hadad fought with Moab, and there fell of the children of Moab and the children of
          Midian many slain ones, about two hundred thousand men.
LXII:10  And the battle was very severe upon Moab, and when the children of Moab saw that the
          battle was sore upon them, they weakened their hands and turned their backs, and left the
          children of Midian to carry on the battle.

Commentary

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


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


  
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