The Book of Jasher
|XC:1 At that time in the fifth year after the children of Israel had passed over Jordan, after
the children of Israel had rested from their war with the Canaanites, at that time great
and severe battles arose between Edom and the children of Chittim, and the children of
Chittim fought against Edom.
XC:2 And Abianus king of Chittim went forth in that year, that is in the thirty-first year of his
reign, and a great force with him of the mighty men of the children of Chittim, and he went
to Seir to fight against the children of Esau.
XC:3 And Hadad the king of Edom heard of this report, and he went forth to meet him with a
heavy people and strong force, and engaged in battle with him in the field of Edom.
XC:4 And the hand of Chittim prevailed over the children of Esau, and the children of Chittim
slew of the children of Esau, two and twenty thousand men, and all the children of Esau
fled from before them.
XC:5 And the children of Chittim pursued them and they reached Hadad king of Edom, who was
running before them and they caught him alive, and brought him to Abianus king of Chittim.
XC:6 And Abianus ordered him to be slain, and Hadad king of Edom died in the forty-eighth
year of his reign.
XC:7 And the children of Chittim continued their pursuit of Edom, and they smote them with
a great slaughter and Edom became subject to the children of Chittim.
XC:8 And the children of Chittim ruled over Edom, and Edom became under the hand of the
children of Chittim and became one kingdom from that day.
XC:9 And from that time they could no more lift up their heads, and their kingdom became
one with the children of Chittim.
XC:10 And Abianus placed officers in Edom and all the children of Edom became subject and
tributary to Abianus, and Abianus turned back to his own land, Chittim.
Commentary on Jasher XC:1 (13 October 2009):
Originally Written: 13 October 2009
Latest Update: 13 October 2009
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