The Book of Jasher
|LXXIX:1 And in those days Moses was feeding the flock of Reuel the Midianite his father-in-law,
beyond the wilderness of Sin, and the stick which he took from his father-in-law was in his
LXXIX:2 And it came to pass one day that a kid of goats strayed from the flock, and Moses
pursued it and it came to the mountain of Elohim to Horeb.
LXXIX:3 And when he came to Horeb, Yehuveh appeared there unto him in the bush, and he
found the bush burning with fire, but the fire had no power over the bush to consume it.
LXXIX:4 And Moses was greatly astonished at this sight, wherefore the bush was not consumed,
and he approached to see this mighty thing, and Yehuveh called unto Moses out of the fire
and commanded him to go down to Egypt, to Pharaoh king of Egypt, to send the children
of Israel from his service.
LXXIX:5 And Yehuveh said unto Moses, Go, return to Egypt, for all those men who sought thy
life are dead, and thou shalt speak unto Pharaoh to send forth the children of Israel from
LXXIX:6 And Yehuveh showed him to do signs and wonders in Egypt before the eyes of Pharaoh
and the eyes of his subjects, in order that they might believe that Yehuveh had sent him.
LXXIX:7 And Moses hearkened to all that Yehuveh had commanded him, and he returned to
his father-in-law and told him the thing, and Reuel said to him, Go in peace.
LXXIX:8 And Moses rose up to go to Egypt, and he took his wife and sons with him, and he was
at an inn in the road, and an angel of Elohim came down and sought an occasion against him.
LXXIX:9 And he wished to kill him on account of his first born son, because he had not
circumcised him, and had transgressed the covenant which Yehuveh had made with
LXXIX:10 For Moses had hearkened to the words of his father-in-law which he had spoken to
him, not to circumcise his first born son, therefore he circumcised him not.
Commentary on Jasher LXXIX:1 (13 October 2009):
Originally Written: 13 October 2009
Latest Update: 13 October 2009
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