Book of Jasher 84

Book of Jasher 84

Chapter 84


At that time Korah the son of Jetzer
the son of Kehath the son of Levi, took many men of the children of
Israel, and they
rose up and quarreled with Moses and Aaron and the whole congregation.

And the Lord was angry with them, and
the earth opened its mouth, and swallowed them up, with their houses and all
belonging to them, and all the men belonging to Korah.

And after this God made the people go
round by the way of
Mount Seir for a long

At that time the Lord said unto
Moses, Provoke not a war against the children of Esau, for I will not give to you
of any thing belonging to them, as much as the sole of the foot could tread
upon, for I have given Mount Seir for an inheritance to Esau.

Therefore did the children of Esau
fight against the children of Seir in former times, and the Lord had delivered the
children of Seir into the hands of the children of Esau, and destroyed them
from before them, and the children of Esau dwelt in their stead unto this day.

Therefore the Lord said to the
children of
Israel, Fight not
against the children of Esau your brethren, for nothing in their land belongs
to you, but you may buy food of them for money and eat it, and you may buy
water of them for money and drink it.

And the children of Israel did
according to the word of the Lord.

And the children of Israel went about
the wilderness, going round by the way of
Mount Sinai for a long
time, and touched not the children of Esau, and they continued in that district
for nineteen years.

At that time died Latinus king of the
children of Chittim, in the forty-fifth year of his reign, which is the
fourteenth year of the children of
Israel‘s departure

And they buried him in his place
which he had built for himself in the
land of Chittim, and Abimnas
reigned in his place for thirty-eight years.

And the children of Israel passed the
boundary of the children of Esau in those days, at the end of nineteen years,
and they came and passed the road of the wilderness of

And the Lord said to Moses, besiege
Moab, and do not
fight against them, for I will give you nothing of their land.

And the children of Israel passed the
road of the wilderness of
Moab for nineteen
years, and they did not fight against them.

And in the thirty-sixth year of the
children of
Israel‘s departing
Egypt the Lord
smote the heart of Sihon, king of the Amorites, and he waged war, and went
forth to fight against the children of

And Sihon sent messengers to Beor the
son of Janeas, the son of Balaam, counsellor to the king of
Egypt, and to
Balaam his son, to curse
Moab, in order
that it might be delivered into the hand of Sihon.

And the messengers went and brought
Beor the son of Janeas, and Balaam his son, from Pethor in
Mesopotamia, so Beor and
Balaam his son came to the city of
Sihon and they
Moab and their
king in the presence of Sihon king of the Amorites.

So Sihon went out with his whole
army, and he went to
Moab and fought
against them, and he subdued them, and the Lord delivered them into his hands,
and Sihon slew the king of

And Sihon took all the cities of Moab
in the battle; he also took Heshbon from them, for Heshbon was one of the
cities of Moab, and Sihon placed his princes and his nobles in Heshbon, and
Heshbon belonged to Sihon in those days.

Therefore the parable speakers Beor
and Balaam his son uttered these words, saying, Come unto Heshbon, the city of
Sihon will be
built and established.

Woe unto thee Moab! thou art
lost, O people of Kemosh! behold it is written upon the book of the law of God.

And when Sihon had conquered Moab, he
placed guards in the cities which he had taken from Moab, and a considerable
number of the children of Moab fell in battle into the hand of Sihon, and he
made a great capture of them, sons and daughters, and he slew their king; so
Sihon turned back to his own land.

And Sihon gave numerous presents of
silver and gold to Beor and Balaam his son, and he dismissed them, and they
went to Mesopotamia to their home and country.

At that time all the children of
Israel passed from the road of the wilderness of Moab, and returned and
surrounded the wilderness of Edom.

So the whole congregation came to the
wilderness of Sin in the first month of the fortieth year from their departure
from Egypt, and the children of Israel dwelt there in Kadesh, of the wilderness
of Sin, and Miriam died there and she was buried there.

At that time Moses sent messengers to
Hadad king of Edom, saying, Thus says thy brother Israel, Let me pass I pray
thee through thy land, we will not pass through field or vineyard, we will not
drink the water of the well; we will walk in the king’s road.

And Edom said to him, Thou shalt not
pass through my country, and Edom went forth to meet the children of Israel
with a mighty people.

And the children of Esau refused to
let the children of Israel pass through their land, so the Israelites removed
from them and fought not against them.

For before this the Lord had
commanded the children of Israel, saying, You shall not fight against the
children of Esau, therefore the Israelites removed from them and did not fight
against them.

So the children of Israel departed
from Kadesh, and all the people came to Mount Hor.

At that time the Lord said to Moses,
Tell thy brother Aaron that he shall die there, for he shall not come to the
land which I have given to the children of Israel.

And Aaron went up, at the command of
the Lord, to Mount Hor, in the fortieth year, in the fifth month, in the first
day of the month.

And Aaron was one hundred and
twenty-three years old when he died in Mount Hor

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