Commentary on
The Book of Jasher
Chapter 63:1-10.

LXIII:1  And in the ninety third year died Levi, the son of Jacob, in Egypt, and Levi was a hundred
          and thirty seven years old when he died, and they put him into a coffin and he was given into
          the hands of his children.
LXIII:2  And it came to pass after the death of Levi, when all Egypt saw that the sons of Jacob
          the brethren of Joseph were dead, all the Egyptians began to afflict the children of Jacob, and
          to embitter their lives from that day unto the day of their going forth from Egypt, and they
          took from their hands all the vineyards and fields which Joseph had given unto them, and all
          the elegant houses in which the people of Israel lived, and all the fat of Egypt, the Egyptians
          took all from the sons of Jacob in those days.
LXIII:3  And the hand of all Egypt became more grievous in those days against the children of
          Israel, and the Egyptians injured the Israelites until the children of Israel were wearied of
          their lives on account of the Egyptians.
LXIII:4  And it came to pass in those days, in the hundred and second year of Israelís going down to
          Egypt that Pharaoh, king of Egypt died, and Melol his son reigned in his stead, and all the
          mighty men of Egypt and all that generation which knew Joseph and his brethren died in
          those days.
LXIII:5  And another generation rose up in their stead, which had not known the sons of Jacob and
          all the good which they had done to them, and all their might in Egypt.
LXIII:6  Therefore all Egypt began from that day forth to embitter the lives of the sons of Jacob, and
          to afflict them with all manner of hard labor, because they had not known their ancestors who
          had delivered them in the days of the famine.
LXIII:7  And this was also from
Yehuveh, for the children of Israel, to benefit them in their latter
          days, in order that all the children of Israel might know Yehuveh their
LXIII:8  And in order to know the signs and mighty wonders which Yehuveh would do in Egypt on
          account of his people Israel, in order that the children of Israel might fear Yehuveh Elohim
          of their ancestors, and walk in all his ways, they and their seed after them all the days.
LXIII:9  Melol was twenty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned ninety four years, and
          all Egypt called his name Pharaoh after the name of is father, as  it was their custom to do to
          every king who reigned over them in Egypt.
LXIII:10  At that time all the troops of Angeas king of Africa went forth to spread along the land of
          Chittim as usual for plunder.


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

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

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