Book of Jasher 74
In the end of years died Saul king of
Chanan the son of Achbor reigned in his place.
In the sixteenth year of the reign of
the son of Achbor reigned in the
In his days
against the power of
days of Hadad the son of Bedad, who smote them and Midian, and brought
And when Baal Chanan the son of
Achbor reigned over
their allegiance from
And Angeas king of
those days, and Azdrubal his son reigned in his stead.
And in those days died Janeas king of
the children of Chittim, and they buried him in his temple which he had built
for himself in the plain of Canopia for a residence, and Latinus reigned in his
In the twenty-second year of the
reign of Moses over the children of
reigned over the children of Chittim forty-five years.
And he also built for himself a great
and mighty tower, and he built therein an elegant temple for his residence, to
conduct his government, as was the custom.
In the third year of his reign he
caused a proclamation to be made to all his skilful men, who made many ships
And Latinus assembled all his forces,
and they came in ships, and went therein to fight with Azdrubal son of Angeas
in battle with Azdrubal and his army.
And Latinus prevailed over Azdrubal,
and Latinus took from Azdrubal the aqueduct which his father had brought from
the children of Chittim, when he took Janiah the daughter of Uzi for a wife, so
Latinus overthrew the bridge of the aqueduct, and smote the whole army of
Azdrubal a severe blow.
And the remaining strong men of
Azdrubal strengthened themselves, and their hearts were filled with envy, and
they courted death, and again engaged in battle with Latinus king of Chittim.
And the battle was severe upon all the
men of Africa, and they all fell wounded before Latinus and his people, and
Azdrubal the king also fell in that battle.
And the king Azdrubal had a very
beautiful daughter, whose name was Ushpezena, and all the men of
her likeness on their garments, on account of her great beauty and comely
And the men of Latinus saw Ushpezena,
the daughter of Azdrubal, and praised her unto Latinus their king.
And Latinus ordered her to be brought
to him, and Latinus took Ushpezena for a wife, and he turned back on his way to
And it was after the death of
Azdrubal son of Angeas, when Latinus had turned back to his land from the
battle, that all the inhabitants of Africa rose up and took Anibal the son of
Angeas, the younger brother of Azdrubal, and made him king instead at his
brother over the whole land at Africa.
And when he reigned, he resolved to
go to Chittim to fight with the children of Chittim, to avenge the cause of
Azdrubal his brother, and the cause of the inhabitants of
And he made many ships, and he came
therein with his whole army, and he went to Chittim.
So Anibal fought with the children of
Chittim, and the children of Chittim fell wounded before Anibal and his army,
and Anibal avenged his brother’s cause.
And Anibal continued the war for
eighteen years with the children of Chittim, and Anibal dwelt in the
there for a long time.
And Anibal smote the children of
Chittim very severely, and he slew their great men and princes, and of the rest
of the people he smote about eighty thousand men.
And at the end of days and years,
Anibal returned to his land of
reigned securely in the place of Azdrubal his brother.