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The Book of Jasher
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 19 March 2013
An excellent read. This helps put the canonical books of the law in context and aids understanding of those periods.
Well worth reading.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 16 March 2013
Very informative - good background stuff of early Bible books. Adam - Noah - Nimrod - etc. Historically important if taken in context.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 29 July 2013
Great book thank you. .You cover such a diverse amount of topics in your book available. This is very encourageing
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 15 May 2014
Half way through the book, I think this book is beneficial reading for Christians. It follows the first few books of the Bible, often adding lot of detail not mentioned in the Bible, makes it easier to understand the Biblical stories.
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on 26 February 2012
This Alcuinus version is often called a forgery and is sometimes known as Pseudo-Jasher. As such it has very considerable historical value, but has no religious merit. I'm glad it's in print, and I'm glad I bought it, but that's about all.

One way of distinguishing the versions is by comparing the opening verses of Chapter 1. This Alcuinus version begins as follows:-
1. Whilst it was the beginning, darkness overspread the face of nature. 2. And the ether moved upon the surface of the chaos. 3. And it came to pass, that a great light shone forth from the firmanent, and enlightened the abyss.
Other versions, such as the seminal Authentic Annals version by Wayne Simpson, which I recommend, and the version published by Acrophyle Press, which I find hard to follow, begin as follows:-
1. And God said, Let us make man in our own image, after our own likeness, and God created man in his own image. 2. And God formed man from the ground, and he blew into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living soul endowed with speech (Genesis 1.26a, 2.7 and 2.18 ).

Another way of distinguishing this Alcuinus version as a forgery is that it was published in 1829, whereas the real version in English was only published in 1840.

A third fault of this Alcuinus version is that it wrongly states that the word "Jasher" was the name of a man. In Hebrew, for reasons only a Hebrew speaker can fully understand, this is not a man's name. The word "Jasher" in Hebrew means "Righteous" and the Righteous in this book were the Patriarchs ! To put it another way "Jasher" means "the Patriarchs, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob". This fact is also stated in a book called the Midrash Habiur where it states "Let me die the death of the Righteous" (Numbers 23.10).
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on 8 April 2015
This book is very long with lots of violence, showing how people didn't sit down and talk. They just went in to fight. I found it interesting how many details were brought out that we don't read in the bible. For instance, both Abram and Moses were put into a fire ( like Daniel) and like him walked free while others were burnt.
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on 28 August 2014
Excellent as contemporary historic backup to the first five books of the Old Testament. Most highly recommended. 5*****
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on 22 April 2014
downloaded this to my kindle and have not read a lot of it, but what i have read so far is so very interesting
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on 31 July 2015
Very interesting background reading to books 1 &2
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on 26 May 2015
Essential reading for any scriptural scholar
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