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Book of Jasher 90



Book of Jasher 90

Chapter 90

 

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.

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.

3.                 
And Hadad
the king of
Edom heard of his
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.

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.

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.

6.                 
And Abianus
ordered him to be slain, and Hadad king of
Edom died in the
forty-eighth year of his reign.

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.

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.

9.                 
And from that time they could no more
lift up their heads, and their kingdom became one with the children of Chittim.

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.

11.            
And when he returned he renewed his
government and built for himself a spacious and fortified palace for a royal
residence, and reigned securely over the children of Chittim
and over
Edom.

12.            
In those days, after the children of Israel had driven
away all the Canaanites and the Amorites, Joshua was old and advanced in years.

13.            
And the Lord said to Joshua, Thou art
old, advanced in life, and a great part of the land remains to be possessed.

14.            
Now therefore divide this land for an
inheritance to the nine tribes and to the half tribe of Manasseh, and Joshua
rose up and did as the Lord had spoken to him.

15.            
And he divided the whole land to the
tribes of
Israel as an
inheritance according to their divisions.

16.            
But to the tribe at Levi he gave no
inheritance, the offerings of the Lord are their inheritance as the Lord had
spoken of them by the hand of Moses.

17.            
And Joshua gave Mount Hebron to Caleb the
son of Jephuneh, one portion above his brethren, as
the Lord had spoken through Moses.

18.            
Therefore Hebron became an
inheritance to Caleb and his children unto this day.

19.            
And Joshua divided the whole land by
lots to all
Israel for an
inheritance, as the Lord had commanded him.

20.            
And the children of Israel gave cities
to the Levites from their own inheritance, and suburbs for their cattle, and
property, as the Lord had commanded Moses so did the children of
Israel, and they divided
the land by lot whether great or small.

21.            
And they went to inherit the land
according to their boundaries, and the children of
Israel gave to
Joshua the son of Nun an inheritance amongst them.

22.            
By the word of the Lord did they give
to him the city which he required, Timnath-serach in
Mount Ephraim, and he
built the city and dwelt therein.

23.            
These are the inheritances which Elazer the priest and Joshua the son of Nun and the heads
of the fathers of the tribes portioned out to the children of
Israel by lot in Shiloh, before the
Lord, at the door of the tabernacle, and they left off dividing the land.

24.            
And the Lord gave the land to the
Israelites, and they possessed it as the Lord had spoken to them, and as the
Lord had sworn to their ancestors.

25.            
And the Lord gave to the Israelites
rest from all their enemies around them, and no man stood up against them, and
the Lord delivered all their enemies into their hands, and not one thing failed
of all the good which the Lord had spoken to the children of
Israel, yea the
Lord performed every thing.

26.            
And Joshua called to all the children
of
Israel and he
blessed them, and commanded them to serve the Lord, and he afterward sent them
away, and they went each man to his city, and each man to his inheritance.

27.            
And the children of Israel served the
Lord all the days of Joshua, and the Lord gave them rest from all around them,
and they dwelt securely in their cities.

28.            
And it came to pass in those days,
that Abianus king of Chittim
died, in the thirty-eighth year of his reign, that is the seventh year of his
reign over
Edom, and they
buried him in his place which he had built for himself, and Latinus
reigned in his stead fifty years.

29.            
And during his reign he brought forth
an army, and he went and fought against the inhabitants of Britannia and Kernania, the children of Elisha
son of Javan, and he prevailed over them and made
them tributary.

30.            
He then heard that Edom had revolted
from under the hand of Chittim, and Latinus went to them and smote them and subdued them, and
placed them under the hand of the children of Chittim,
and
Edom became one
kingdom with the children of Chittim all the days.

31.            
And for many years there was no king
in
Edom, and their
government was with the children of Chittim and their
king.

32.            
And it was in the twenty-sixth year
after the children of Israel had passed the Jordan, that is the sixty-sixth
year after the children of Israel had departed from Egypt, that Joshua was old,
advanced in years, being one hundred and eight years old in those days.

33.            
And Joshua called to all Israel, to
their elders, their judges and officers, after the Lord had given to all the
Israelites rest from all their enemies round about, and Joshua said to the
elders of Israel, and to their judges, Behold I am old, advanced in years, and
you have seen what the Lord has done to all the nations whom he has driven away
from before you, for it is the Lord who has fought for you.

34.            
Now therefore strengthen yourselves
to keep and to do all the words of the law of Moses, not to deviate from it to
the right or to the left, and not to come amongst those nations who are left in
the land; neither shall you make mention of the name of their gods, but you
shall cleave to the Lord your God, as you have done to this day.

35.            
And Joshua greatly exhorted the
children of
Israel to serve the
Lord all their days.

36.            
And all the Israelites said, We will
serve the Lord our God all our days, we and our children, and our children’s
children, and our seed for ever.

37.            
And Joshua made a covenant with the
people on that day, and he sent away the children of
Israel, and they
went each man to his inheritance and to his city.

38.            
And it was in those days, when the
children of Israel were dwelling securely in their cities, that they buried the
coffins of the tribes of their ancestors, which they had brought up from Egypt,
each man in the inheritance of his children, the twelve sons of Jacob did the
children of Israel bury, each man in the possession of his children.

39.            
And these are the names of the cities
wherein they buried the twelve sons of Jacob, whom the children of
Israel had brought
up from
Egypt.

40.            
And they buried Reuben and Gad on
this side Jordan, in Romia, which Moses had given to
their children.

41.            
And Simeon and Levi they buried in
the city Mauda, which he had given to the children of
Simeon, and the suburb of the city was for the children of Levi.

42.            
And Judah they buried
in the city of
Benjamin opposite Bethlehem.

43.            
And the bones of Issachar
and Zebulun they buried in Zidon,
in the portion which fell to their children.

44.            
And Dan was buried in the city of his
children in Eshtael, and Naphtali
and Asher they buried in Kadesh-naphtali, each man in
his place which he had given to his children.

45.            
And the bones of Joseph they buried
in Shechem, in the part of the field which Jacob had
purchased from Hamor, and which became to Joseph for
an inheritance.

46.            
And they buried Benjamin in Jerusalem opposite the
Jebusite, which was given to the children of
Benjamin; the children of
Israel buried their
fathers each man in the city of his children.

47.            
And at the end of two years, Joshua
the son of Nun died, one hundred and ten years old, and the time which Joshua
judged Israel was twenty-eight years, and Israel served the Lord all the days
of his life.

48.            
And the other affairs of Joshua and
his battles and his reproofs with which he reproved Israel, and all which he
had commanded them, and the names of the cities which the children of Israel
possessed in his days, behold they are written in the book of the words of
Joshua to the children of Israel, and in the book of the wars of the Lord,
which Moses and Joshua and the children of Israel had written.

49.            
And the children of Israel buried
Joshua in the border of his inheritance, in Timnath-serach,
which was given to him in
Mount Ephraim.

50.            
And Elazer
the son of Aaron died in those days, and they buried him in a hill belonging to
Phineas his son, which was given him in
Mount Ephraim.

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