The Book of Jasher
|LXXXVI:1 At that time after the pestilence, Yehuveh said to Moses, and to Elazer the son of
Aaron the priest, saying,
LXXXVI:2 Number the heads of the whole community of the children of Israel, from twenty
years old and upward, all that went forth in the army.
LXXXVI:3 And Moses and Elazer numbered the children of Israel after their families, and
the number of all Israel was seven hundred thousand, seven hundred and thirty.
LXXXVI:4 And the number of the children of Levi, from one month old and upward, was
twenty-three thousand, and amongst these there was not a man of those numbered by
Moses and Aaron in the wilderness of Sinai.
LXXXVI:5 For Yehuveh had told them that they would die in the wilderness, so they all died,
and not one had been left of them excepting Caleb the son of Jephuneh, and Joshua the
son of Nun.
LXXXVI:6 And it was after this that Yehuveh said to Moses, Say unto the children of Israel
to avenge upon Midian the cause of their brethren the children of Israel.
LXXXVI:7 And Moses did so, and the children of Israel chose from amongst them twelve
thousand men, being one thousand to a tribe, and they went to Midian.
LXXXVI:8 And the children of Israel warred against Midian and they slew every male, also
the five princes of Midian, and Balaam the son of Beor did they slay with the sword.
LXXXVI:9 And the children of Israel took the wives of Midian captive, with their little ones
and their cattle, and all belonging to them.
LXXXVI:10 And they took all the spoil and all the prey, and they brought it to Moses and to
Elazer to the plains of Moab.
Commentary on Jasher LXXXVI:1 (13 October 2009):
Originally Written: 13 October 2009
Latest Update: 13 October 2009
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