The Book of Jasher
|LXXV:1 At that time, in the hundred and eightieth year of the Israelites going down into Egypt,
there went forth from Egypt valiant men, thirty thousand on foot, from the children of Israel,
who were all of the tribe of Joseph, of the children of Ephraim the son of Joseph.
LXXV:2 For they said the period was completed which Yehuveh had appointed to the children of
Israel in the times of old, which he had spoken to Abraham.
LXXV:3 And these men girded themselves, and they put each man his sword at his side, and
every man his armor upon him, and they trusted to their strength, and they went out
together from Egypt with a mighty hand.
LXXV:4 But they brought no provision for the road, only silver and gold, not even bread for
that day did they bring in their hands, for they thought of getting their provision for
apy from the Philistines, and if not they would take it by force.
LXXV:5 And these men were very mighty and valiant men, one man could pursue a thousand
and two could rout ten thousand, so they trusted to their strength and went together as
LXXV:6 And they directed their course toward the land of Gath, and they went down and
found the shepherds of Gath feeding the cattle of the children of Gath.
LXXV:7 And they said to the shepherds, Give us some of the sheep for pay, that we may eat,
for we are hungry, for we have eaten no bread this day.
LXXV:8 And the shepherds said, Are they our sheep or cattle that we should give them to you
even for pay? So the children of Ephraim approached to take them by force.
LXXV:9 And the shepherds of Gath shouted over them that their cry was heard at a distance,
so all the children of Gath went out to them.
LXXV:10 And when the children of Gath saw the evil doings of the children of Ephraim, they
returned and assembled the men of Gath, and they put on each man his armor, and came
forth to the children of Ephraim for battle.
Commentary on Jasher LXXV:1 (13 October 2009):
Originally Written: 13 October 2009
Latest Update: 13 October 2009
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