The Book of Jasher
|LXXII:1 And it was in those days that there was a great war between the children of Cush and
the children of the east and Aram, and they rebelled against the king of Cush in whose
hands they were.
LXXII:2 So Kikianus king of Cush went forth with all the children of Cush, a people numerous
as the sand, and he went to fight against Aram and the children of the east, to bring them
LXXII:3 And when Kikianus went out, he left Balaam the magician, with his two sons, to guard
the city, and the lowest sort of the people of the land.
LXXII:4 So Kikianus went forth to Aram and the children of the east, and he fought against
them and smote them, and they all fell down wounded before Kikianus and his people.
LXXII:5 And he took many of them captives and he brought them under subjection as at first,
and he encamped upon their land to take tribute from them as usual.
LXXII:6 And Balaam the son of Beor, when the king of Cush had left him to guard the city and
the poor of the city he rose up and advised with the people of the land to rebel against king
Kikianus, not to let him enter the city when he should come home.
LXXII:7 And the people of the land hearkened to him, and they swore to him and made him king
over them, and his two sons for captains of the army.
LXXII:8 So they rose up and raised the walls of the city at the two corners, and they built an
exceeding strong building.
LXXII:9 And at the third corner they dug ditches without number, between the city and the
river which surrounded the whole land of Cush, and they made the waters of the river
burst forth there.
LXXII:10 At the fourth corner they collected numerous serpents by their incantations and
enchantments, and they fortified the city and dwelt therein, and no one went out or in
Commentary on Jasher LXXII:1 (13 October 2009):
Originally Written: 13 October 2009
Latest Update: 13 October 2009
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