Book of Jasher 62
In that year, being the seventy-ninth
year of the Israelites going down to Egypt, died Reuben the son of Jacob, in
the land of Egypt; Reuben was a hundred and twenty-five years old when he died,
and they put him into a coffin, and he was given into the hands of his
And in the eightieth year died his
brother Dan; he was a hundred and twenty years at his death, and he was also
put into a coffin and given into the hands of his children.
And in that year died Chusham king of
Edom, and after him reigned Hadad the son of Bedad, for thirty-five years; and
in the eighty-first year died Issachar the son of Jacob, in Egypt, and Issachar
was a hundred and twenty-two years old at his death, and he was put into a
coffin in Egypt, and given into the hands of his children.
And in the eighty-second year died
Asher his brother, he was a hundred and twenty-three years old at his death,
and he was placed in a coffin in
into the hands of his children.
And in the eighty-third year died
Gad, he was a hundred and twenty-five years old at his death, and he was put
into a coffin in
into the hands of his children.
And it came to pass in the
eighty-fourth year, that is the fiftieth year of the reign of Hadad, son of
Bedad, king of Edom, that Hadad assembled all the children of Esau, and he got
his whole army in readiness, about four hundred thousand men, and he directed
his way to the land of Moab, and he went to fight with Moab and to make them
tributary to him.
And the children of
thing, and they were very much afraid, and they sent to the children of Midian
to assist them in fighting with Hadad, son of Bedad, king of
And Hadad came unto the
of Midian went out to meet him, and they placed themselves in battle array
against him in the field of
And Hadad fought with
fell of the children of
children of Midian many slain ones, about two hundred thousand men.
And the battle was very severe upon
the children of
battle was sore upon them, they weakened their hands and turned their backs,
and left the children of Midian to carry on the battle.
And the children of Midian knew not
the intentions of
strengthened themselves in battle and fought with Hadad and all his host, and
all Midian fell before him.
And Hadad smote all Midian with a
heavy smiting, and he slew them with the edge of the sword, he left none
remaining of those who came to assist
And when all the children of Midian
had perished in battle, and the children at
Hadad made all
tributary to him, and they became under his hand, and they gave a yearly tax as
it was ordered, and Hadad turned and went back to his land.
And at the revolution of the year,
when the rest of the people of Midian that were in the land heard that all
their brethren had fallen in battle with Hadad for the sake of Moab, because
the children of Moab had turned their backs in battle and left Midian to fight,
then five of the princes of Midian resolved with the rest of their brethren who
remained in their land, to fight with Moab to avenge the cause of their
And the children of Midian sent to
all their brethren the children of the east, and all their brethren, all the
children of Keturah came to assist Midian to fight with
And the children of Moab heard this
thing, and they were greatly afraid that all the children of the east had assembled
together against them for battle, and they the children of Moab sent a memorial
to the land of Edom to Hadad the son of Bedad, saying,
Come now unto us and assist us and we
will smite Midian, for they all assembled together and have come against us with
all their brethren the children of the east to battle, to avenge the cause of
Midian that fell in battle.
And Hadad, son of Bedad, king of
with his whole army and went to the
with Midian, and Midian and the children of the east fought with
battle was very fierce between them.
And Hadad smote all the children of
Midian and the children of the east with the edge of the sword, and Hadad at
that time delivered Moab from the hand of Midian, and those that remained of
Midian and of the children of the east fled before Hadad and his army, and
Hadad pursued them to their land, and smote them with a very heavy slaughter,
and the slain fell in the road.
And Hadad delivered
of Midian, for all the children of Midian had fallen by the edge of the sword,
and Hadad turned and went back to his land.
And from that day forth, the children
of Midian hated the children of
had fallen in battle for their sake, and there was a great and mighty enmity
between them all the days.
And all that were found of Midian in
the road of the
the sword of
that were found of
the sword of Midian; thus did Midian unto
for many days.
And it came to pass at that time that
Judah the son of Jacob died in
eighty-sixth year of Jacob’s going down to
hundred and twenty-nine years old at his death, and they embalmed him and put
him into a coffin, and he was given into the hands of his children.
And in the eighty-ninth year died
Naphtali, he was a hundred and thirty-two years old, and he was put into a
coffin and given into the hands of his children.
And it came to pass in the
ninety-first year of the Israelites going down to Egypt, that is in the
thirtieth year of the reign of Zepho the son of Eliphaz, the son of Esau, over
the children of Chittim, the children of Africa came upon the children of
Chittim to plunder them as usual, but they had not come upon them for these
And they came to them in that year,
and Zepho the son of Eliphaz went out to them with some of his men and smote them
desperately, and the troops of Africa fled from before Zepho and the slain fell
before him, and Zepho and his men pursued them, going on and smiting them until
they were near unto Africa.
And Angeas king of
thing which Zepho had done, and it vexed him exceedingly, and Angeas was afraid
of Zepho all the days.