The Book of Jasher
|LXX:1 And in the third year from the birth of Moses, Pharaoh was sitting at a banquet, when
Alparanith the queen was sitting at his right and Bathia at his left, and the lad Moses was
lying upon her bosom, and Balaam the son of Beor with his two sons, and all the princes
of the kingdom were sitting at table in the king’s presence.
LXX:2 And the lad stretched forth his hand upon the king’s head, and took the crown from the
king’s head and placed it on his own head.
LXX:3 And when the king and princes saw the work which the boy had done, the king and princes
were terrified, and one man to his neighbor expressed astonishment.
LXX:4 And the king said unto the princes who were before him at table, What speak you and what
say you, O ye princes, in this matter, and what is to be the judgment against the boy on
account of this act?
LXX:5 And Balaam the son of Beor the magician answered before the king and princes, and;
he said, Remember now, O my lord and king, the dream which thou didst dream many
days since, and that which thy servant interpreted unto thee.
LXX:6 Now therefore this is a child from the Hebrew children, in whom is the spirit of Elohim,
and let not my lord the king imagine that this youngster did this thing without knowledge.
LXX:7 For he is a Hebrew boy, and wisdom and understanding are with him, although he is yet
a child, and with wisdom has he done this and chosen unto himself the kingdom of Egypt.
LXX:8 For this is the manner of all the Hebrews to deceive kings and their nobles, to do all
these things cunningly, in order to make the kings of the earth and their men tremble.
LXX:9 Surely thou knowest that Abraham their father acted thus, who deceived the army of
Nimrod king of Babel, and Abimelech king of Gerar, and that he possessed himself of
the land of the children of Heth and all the kingdoms of Canaan.
LXX:10 And that he descended into Egypt and said of Sarah his wife, she is my sister, in order
to mislead Egypt and her king.
Commentary on Jasher LXX:1 (13 October 2009):
Originally Written: 13 October 2009
Latest Update: 13 October 2009
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