The Book of Jasher
|LXVIII:1 And it was at that time the spirit of Elohim was upon Miriam the daughter of Amram the
sister of Aaron, and she went forth and prophecied about the house, saying, Behold a son will
be born unto us from my father and mother this time, and he will save Israel from the hands
LXVIII:2 And when Amram heard the words of his daughter, he went and took his wife back to
the house, after he had driven her away at the time of Pharaoh ordered every male child of
the house of Jacob to be thrown into the water.
LXVIII:3 So Amram took Jochebed his wife, three years after he had driven her away, and he came
to her and she conceived.
LXVIII:4 And at the end of seven months from her conception she brought forth a son, and the
whole house was filled with great light as of the light of the sun and moon at the time of
LXVIII:5 And when the woman saw the child that it was good and pleasing to the sight, she hid it
for three months in an inner room.
LXVIII:6 In those days the Egyptians conspired to destroy all the Hebrews there.
LXVIII:7 And the Egyptian women went to Goshen where the children of Israel were, and they
carried their young ones upon their shoulders, their babes who could not yet speak.
LXVIII:8 And in those days, when the women of the children of Israel brought forth, each woman
had hidden her son from before the Egyptians, that the Egyptians might not know of their
bringing forth, and might not destroy them from the land.
LXVIII:9 And the Egyptian women came to Goshen and their children who could not speak were
upon their shoulders, and when an Egyptian woman came into the house of a Hebrew woman
her babe began to cry.
LXVIII:10 And when it cried the child that was in the inner room answered it, so the Egyptian
women went and told it at the house of Pharaoh.
Commentary on Jasher LXVIII:1 (27 May 2009):
Originally Written: 27 May 2009
Latest Update: 27 May 2009
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