The Book of Jasher
|LXVII:1 There was a man in the land of Egypt of the seed of Levi, whose name was Amram, the son
of Kehath, the son of Levi, the son of Israel.
XLVII:2 And this man went and took a wife, namely Jochebed the daughter of Levi his fatherís
sister, and she was one hundred and twenty six years old, and he came unto her.
XLVII:3 And the woman conceived and bare a daughter, and she called her name Miriam, because
in those days the Egyptians had embittered the lives of the children of Israel.
XLVII:4 And she conceived again and bare a son and she called his name Aaron, for in the days of
her conception, Pharaoh began to spill the blood of the male children of Israel.
XLVII:5 In those days died Zepho the son of Eliphaz, son of Esau, king of Chittim, and Janeas
reigned in his stead.
XLVII:6 And the time that Zepho reigned over the children of Chittim was fifty years, and he died
and was buried in the city of Nabna in the land of Chittim.
XLVII:7 And Janeas, one of the mighty men of the children of Chittim, reigned after him, and he
reigned fifty years.
XLVII:8 And it was after the death of the king of Chittim that Balaam the son of Beor fled from
the land of Chittim and he went and came to Egypt to Pharaoh king of Egypt.
XLVII:9 And Pharaoh received him with great honor, for he had heard of his wisdom, and he gave
him presents and made him for a counselor, and aggrandized him.
XLVII:10 And Balaam dwelt in Egypt in honor with all the nobles of the king, and the nobles
exalted him, because they all coveted to learn his wisdom.
Commentary on Jasher LXVII:1 (27 May 2009):
Originally Written: 27 May 2009
Latest Update: 27 May 2009
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