The Book of Jasher
|LXVI:1 At that time died Hadad the son of Bedad king of Edom, and Samlah from Mesrekah, from
the country of the children of the east, reigned in his place.
LXVI:2 In the thirteenth year of the reign of Pharaoh king of Egypt, which was the hundred and
twenty-fifth year of the Israelites going down into Egypt, Samlah had reigned over Edom
LXVI:3 And when he reigned, he drew forth his hosts to go and fight against Zepho the son of
Eliphaz and the children of Chittim, because they had made war against Angeas king of
Africa, and they destroyed his whole army.
LXVI:4 But he did not engage with him, for the children of Esau prevented him saying, He was
their brother, so Samlah listened to the voice of the children of Esau, and turned back with
all his forces to the land of Edom, and did not proceed to fight against Zepho the son of Eliphaz.
LXVI:5 And Pharaoh king of Egypt heard this thing, saying, Samlah king of Edom has resolved to
fight the children of Chittim, and afterward he will come to fight against Egypt.
LXVI:6 And when the Egyptians heard this matter, they increased the labor upon the children of
Israel, lest the Israelites should do unto them as they did unto them in their war with the
children of Esau in the days of Hadad.
LXVI:7 So the Egyptians said unto the children of Israel, Hasten and do your work, and finish your
task, and strengthen the land, lest the children of Esau your brethren should come to fight
against us, for on your account will they come against us.
LXVI:8 And the children of Israel did the work of the men of Egypt day by day, and the Egyptians
afflicted the children of Israel in order to lessen them in the land.
LXVI:9 But as the Egyptians increased the labor upon the children of Israel, so did the children of
Israel increase and multiply, and all Egypt was filled with the children of Israel.
LXVI:10 And in the hundred and twenty fifth year of Israelís going down into Egypt, all the
Egyptians saw that their counsel did not succeed against Israel, but that they increased and
grew, and the land of Egypt and the land of Goshen were filled with the children of Israel.
Commentary on Jasher LXVI:1 (27 May 2009):
Originally Written: 27 May 2009
Latest Update: 27 May 2009
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