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The Book of Jasher

The Book of Jasher

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The Book of Jasher, reprinted for the first time in several years and with a new introduction by popular author W. Jeffrey Marsh, offers Bible readers interesting and important insights into the first two thousand years of biblical history.

The Book of Jasher follows the biblical accounts in Genesis, Exodus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, and Joshua. It reads like the Bible but includes interpolations and elaborations not found in the Bible. In addition, it sheds light on Bible stories from the time of Adam and Eve, the ministry of Enoch, and the account of the great Deluge during the days of Noah to the Tower of Babel, nefarious Nimrod, and faithful Abraham and his descendants.

As Moredecai M. Noah wrote in his introduction to the 1840 English translation: "Without giving it to the world as a work of Divine inspiration, or assuming the responsibility to say that it is not an inspired book, I have no hesitation in pronouncing it a work of great antiquity and interest, and a work that is entitled, even regarding it as a literary curiosity, to a great circulation among those who take pleasure in studying the scriptures."

Koorong Editorial Note: The Book of Jasher is translated from Hebrew manuscripts, the oldest of which was printed in the 17th century. It is purported to be the text of a book actually referred to in the Old Testament, but which does not form part of the canon accepted by Christian churches. It is not considered to be on the level of Scripture with regard to its authority, and its antiquity is highly debatable. However it provides fascinating supplementary information - from Jewish sources - on stories and characters from the Pentateuch.

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About "The Book of Jasher"

The Book of Jasher, reprinted for the first time in several years and with a new introduction by popular author W. Jeffrey Marsh, offers Bible readers interesting and important insights into the first two thousand years of biblical history.

The Book of Jasher follows the biblical accounts in Genesis, Exodus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, and Joshua. It reads like the Bible but includes interpolations and elaborations not found in the Bible. In addition, it sheds light on Bible stories from the time of Adam and Eve, the ministry of Enoch, and the account of the great Deluge during the days of Noah to the Tower of Babel, nefarious Nimrod, and faithful Abraham and his descendants.

As Moredecai M. Noah wrote in his introduction to the 1840 English translation: "Without giving it to the world as a work of Divine inspiration, or assuming the responsibility to say that it is not an inspired book, I have no hesitation in pronouncing it a work of great antiquity and interest, and a work that is entitled, even regarding it as a literary curiosity, to a great circulation among those who take pleasure in studying the scriptures."

Koorong Editorial Note: The Book of Jasher is translated from Hebrew manuscripts, the oldest of which was printed in the 17th century. It is purported to be the text of a book actually referred to in the Old Testament, but which does not form part of the canon accepted by Christian churches. It is not considered to be on the level of Scripture with regard to its authority, and its antiquity is highly debatable. However it provides fascinating supplementary information - from Jewish sources - on stories and characters from the Pentateuch.
- Koorong

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For The Curious
4 stars By Matthew Poole, Jun 01 2018
It's mostly the book of Genesis with extra bits, and the extra bits are interesting, which is what I was seeking out the book for. There's not as much of the extra bits as I thought, and some of it stays pretty close to the Bible, though I'd rather read those contents in the Bible, knowing the Bible is God breathed. There are few if any commandments written in the Book of Jasher. The commentary by the translator at the end is fascinating, and it is interesting to hear his opinion. It's quite a lengthy book, divided into two columns with verses like a Bible. One for the especially curious.
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  • Catalogue Code 290164
  • Product Code 9781555179199
  • ISBN 1555179193
  • EAN 9781555179199
  • Pages 259
  • Department Academic
  • Category Scripture
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Cedar Fort
  • Publication Date Jan 2006
  • Sales Rank #15197
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 15 mm
  • Weight 0.373kg

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