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haYashar Jasher 61


1 a:

And it came to pass at that time Pharaoh one reigning of Mits'rayim (4714) commanded all his people to make for him a strong palace in Mits'rayim (4714).

2 b:

And he also commanded the sons of Ya'aqov (3290) to assist Mits'rayim (4714) in the building, and Mits'rayim (4714) made a beautiful and elegant palace for a royal habitation, and he dwelt therein and he renewed his government and he reigned securely.

3 g:

And Z'vulun (2074) the son of Ya'aqov (3290) died in that year, that is the seventy-second year of the going down of the Yis'ra'el (3478) to Mits'rayim (4714), and Z'vulun (2074) died a hundred and fourteen years old, and was put into a coffin and given into the hands of his sons.

4 d:

And in the seventy-fifth year died his brother Shim'on (8095), he was a hundred and twenty years old at his death, and he was also put into a coffin and given into the hands of his sons.

5 h:

And Ts'pho (6825) the son of Eliphaz (464) the son of Esav (6215), captain of the host to Angeas one reigning of Din'havah (1838), was still daily enticing Angeas to prepare for battle to fight with the sons of Ya'aqov (3290) in Mits'rayim (4714), and Angeas was unwilling to do this thing, for his servants had related to him all the might of the sons of Ya'aqov (3290), what they had done unto them in their battle with the sons of Esav (6215).

6 w:

And Ts'pho (6825) was in those days daily enticing Angeas to fight with the sons of Ya'aqov (3290) in those days.

7 z:

And after some time Angeas hearkened to the words of Ts'pho (6825) and consented to him to fight with the sons of Ya'aqov (3290) in Mits'rayim (4714), and Angeas got all his people in order, a people numerous as the sand which is upon the sea shore, and he formed his resolution to go to Mits'rayim (4714) to battle.

8 x:

And amongst the servants of Angeas was a youth fifteen years old, Bil'am (1109) the son of B'or (1160) was his name and the youth was very wise and understood the art of witchcraft.

9 j:

And Angeas said unto Bil'am (1109), Conjure for us, I pray thee, with the witchcraft, that we may know who will prevail in this battle to which we are now proceeding.

10 y:

And Bil'am (1109) ordered that they should bring him wax, and he made thereof the likeness of chariots and horsemen representing the army of Angeas and the army of Mits'rayim (4714), and he put them in the cunningly prepared waters that he had for that purpose, and he took in his hand the boughs of myrtle trees, and he exercised his cunning, and he joined them over the water, and there appeared unto him in the water the resembling images of the hosts of Angeas falling before the resembling images of the Mits'rayim (4714) and the sons of Ya'aqov (3290).

11 ay:

And Bil'am (1109) told this thing to Angeas, and Angeas despaired and did not arm himself to go down to Mits'rayim (4714) to battle, and he remained in his city.

12 by:

And when Ts'pho (6825) the son of Eliphaz (464) saw that Angeas despaired of going forth to battle with the Mits'rayim (4714), Ts'pho (6825) fled from Angeas from Africa, and he went and came unto Kitim (3794).

13 gy:

And all the people of Kitim (3794) received him with great honor, and they hired him to fight their battles all the days, and Ts'pho (6825) became exceedingly rich in those days, and the troops of the one reigning of Africa still spread themselves in those days, and the sons of Kitim (3794) assembled and went to Mount Cuptizia on account of the troops of Angeas one reigning of Africa, who were advancing upon them.

14 dy:

And it was one day that Ts'pho (6825) lost a young heifer, and he went to seek it, and he heard it lowing round about the mountain.

15 hj:

And Ts'pho (6825) went and he saw and behold there was a large cave at the bottom of the mountain, and there was a great stone there at the entrance of the cave, and Ts'pho (6825) split the stone and he came into the cave and he looked and behold, a large animal was devouring the ox; from the middle upward it resembled a man, and from the middle downward it resembled an animal, and Ts'pho (6825) rose up against the animal and slew it with his swords.

16 wj:

And the inhabitants of Kitim (3794) heard of this thing, and they rejoiced exceedingly, and they said, What shall we do unto this man who has slain this animal that devoured our cattle?

17 zy:

And they all assembled to consecrate one day in the year to him, and they called the name thereof Ts'pho (6825) after his name, and they brought unto him drink offerings year after year on that day, and they brought unto him gifts.

18 xy:

At that time Yania the daughter of Uzu wife of king Angeas became ill, and her illness was heavily felt by Angeas and his officers, and Angeas said unto his wise men, What shall I do to Yania and how shall I heal her from her illness? And his wise men said unto him, Because the air of our country is not like the air of the land of Kitim (3794), and our water is not like their water, therefore from this has the queen become ill.

19 jy:

For through the change of air and water she became ill, and also because in her country she drank only the water which came from Purmah, which her ancestors had brought up with bridges.

20 k:

And Angeas commanded his servants, and they brought unto him in vessels of the waters of Purmah belonging to Kitim (3794), and they weighed those waters with all the waters of the land of Africa, and they found those waters lighter than the waters of Africa.

21 ak:

And Angeas saw this thing, and he commanded all his officers to assemble the hewers of stone in thousands and tens of thousands, and they hewed stone without number, and the builders came and they built an exceedingly strong bridge, and they conveyed the spring of water from the land of Kitim (3794) unto Africa, and those waters were for Yania the queen and for all her concerns, to drink from and to bake, wash and bathe therewith, and also to water therewith all seed from which food can be obtained, and all fruit of the ground.

22 bk:

And the king commanded that they should bring of the soil of Kitim (3794) in large ships, and they also brought stones to build therewith, and the builders built palaces for Yania the queen, and the queen became healed of her illness.

23 gk:

And at the revolution of the year the troops of Africa continued coming to the land of Kitim (3794) to plunder as usual, and Ts'pho (6825) son of Eliphaz (464) heard their report, and he gave orders concerning them and he fought with them, and they fled before him, and he delivered the land of Kitim (3794) from them.

24 dk:

And the sons of Kitim (3794) saw the valor of Ts'pho (6825), and the sons of Kitim (3794) resolved and they made Ts'pho (6825) king over them, and he became king over them, and whilst he reigned they went to subdue the sons of Tuval (8422) (8422), and all the surrounding islands.

25 hk:

And their king Ts'pho (6825) went at their head and they made war with Tuval (8422) (8422) and the islands, and they subdued them, and when they returned from the battle they renewed his government for him, and they built for him a very large palace for his royal habitation and seat, and they made a large throne for him, and Ts'pho (6825) reigned over the whole land of Kitim (3794) and over the land of Italia fifty years.


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