This is one of the apochrypal Books of Jasher. There are several (as many as five) separate works by this title, all composed much later than Biblical times. The Book of Jasher which means Book of the Upright or the Book of the Just Man is an unknown book mentioned in the Hebrew Bible. The translation "Book of. Answer: Also known as the “Book of the Upright One” in the Greek Septuagint and the “Book of the Just Ones” in the Latin Vulgate, the Book of Jasher was.

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Book Of Jasher

There are 13 ancient history books that are mentioned and recommended by the Bible. The Ancient Book of Jasher is the only one of the 13 that still exists. The Book of Jasher is also known as the Book of the Just Man or the Book of the Upright. Download this free PDF version of the book. Edward J. Brandt, college curriculum writer, Church Educational System. In Joshua and 2 Samuel the ancient writers indicate that another account.

The issue is compounded by the existence of several works by the name Sefer Hayasher. It is clearly not a book of history, but an ethical text that was probably written in the 13th century. Its introduction cites several other "Books of Jasher", some of which are no longer known to be in existence, such as that by Zerahiah Ha-Yevani of the 13th century. There is also known to have been one written by Rabbi Jacob ben Mier of the 12th century, and one by Rabbi Jonah ben Abraham of Gerona of the 14th century. We are told of a work by that title from the Amoraim period 3rd to 6th centuries that is characterized as containing "for the most part sayings of the sages of the first and second centuries". So, this title has been a popular one for rabbinical writings, but most are clearly not intended to have been passed off as the book mentioned in the Bible. There is one notable exception which I will mention later. The first step in dealing with the question of authenticity is to simply read the book with an open mind. One cannot effectively investigate the matter unless he is familiar with it. After all, according to Solomon, "He who answers a matter before he hears it, It is folly and shame to him". Proverbs The reader will find that it reads very much like the Bible, except that many passages are replete with details that are not recorded in the Bible. There are digressions from the biblical narrative that show concurrent events in other parts of the world. There are chapters dealing wholly with events in Egypt or events in Europe.

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Because of this unfavorable climate, the translator, choosing to remain anonymous, sold his manuscript to Mr. In the work was reissued as a photo reprint of the edition and has experienced a number of printings to date.

Most of the names of characters in the stories other than the biblical names are of Arabic, Spanish, or Italian origin. Written in a scriptural paraphrase style typical of the Jewish liturgical writing of the late middle ages, the published Hebrew editions except for the follow the general pattern of the rabbinical parashot the 54 sections of the Torah read weekly in the synagogue.

This suggests that this particular work is the product of later rabbinical writers. Because of its content and its unknown authorship, this Book of Jasher is not highly regarded by Jewish authorities. It very roughly parallels the books of Genesis, Exodus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, and Joshua, with many deletions and many more elaborations, enrichments, and amplifications of scripture stories that are also found in other older Jewish writings of this kind e.

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It is a very entertaining story, but in fact it does not contribute any more to our doctrine than the principle taught in Isaiah Perhaps the most conspicuous weakness of this particular work is that although it does contain a parallel account of Joshua Furthermore, it contains numerous contradictions to the scriptural accounts found in the standard works of the Church.

Consequently, I think one would not want to use it as a substitute for or even an authoritative supplement to the scriptures.

The standard works of the Church still stand as the only authorized scripture today. At best, this nonscriptural claimant for the book of Jasher might be considered an apocryphal type of writing to which the principle revealed in Doctrine and Covenants 91 could be applied:.

Show Hide. At best, this nonscriptural claimant for the book of Jasher might be considered an apocryphal type of writing to which the principle revealed in Doctrine and Covenants 91 could be applied: Writing under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit in the New Testament, Paul included a quotation from the Cretan poet Epimenides Titus and quoted from the poets Epimenides and Aratus in his speech at Athens Acts The point is that the divine Author of the Bible used materials chosen from many different sources, fitting them into His grand design for the Scriptures.

We must understand that history as recorded in the Bible did not occur in isolation. The people mentioned in the Bible interacted with other people. For example, though the Bible is clear that there is only one God, the Bible mentions a number of the gods people worshipped both within Israel and in the nations around.

Book of Jasher (biblical references)

Similarly, as in Acts and Titus , we sometimes find secular writers being quoted. This doesn't mean that these quoted writers were inspired.

It simply means they happened to say something that was useful in making a point. This book is a complete work of fiction.

It is a book of Jewish legends from the creation to the conquest of Canaan under Joshua, but scholars hold that it did not exist before A.