The Book of Jasher
|LXXXV:1 And king Arad the Canaanite, who dwelt in the south, heard that the Israelites had
come by the way of the spies, and he arranged his forces to fight against the Israelites.
LXXXV:2 And the children of Israel were greatly afraid of him, for he had a great and heavy
army, so the children of Israel resolved to return to Egypt.
LXXXV:3 And the children of Israel turned back about the distance of three daysí journey unto
Maserath Beni Jaakon, for they were greatly afraid on account of the king Arad.
LXXXV:4 And the children of Israel would not get back to their places, so they remained in Beni
Jaakon for thirty days.
LXXXV:5 And when the children of Levi saw that the children of Israel would not turn back,
they were jealous for the sake of Yehuveh, and they rose up and fought against the
Israelites their brethren, and slew of them a great body, and forced them to turn back
to their place, Mount Hor.
LXXXV:6 And when they returned, king Arad was still arranging his host for battle against
LXXXV:7 And Israel vowed a vow, saying, If thou wilt deliver this people into my hand, then
I will utterly destroy their cities.
LXXXV:8 And Yehuveh hearkened to the voice of Israel, and he delivered the Canaanites
into their hand, and he utterly destroyed them and their cities, and he called the name
of the place Hormah.
LXXXV:9 And the children of Israel journeyed from Mount Hor and pitched in Oboth, and
they journeyed from Oboth and the pitched at Ije-abarim, in the border of Moab.
LXXXV:10 And the children of Israel sent to Moab, saying, Let us pass now through thy land
into our place, but the children of Moab would not suffer the children of Israel to pass
through their land, for the children of Moab were greatly afraid lest the children of Israel
should do unto them as Sihon king of the Amorites had done to them, who had taken
their land and had slain many of them.
Commentary on Jasher LXXXV:1 (13 October 2009):
Originally Written: 13 October 2009
Latest Update: 13 October 2009
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