|About the Book|
HIGHLY POPULAR O.T. COMPANION - THE MOST PRAISED AND RECOMMENDED VERSION BY BIBLICAL SCHOLARS FOR YEARS.Jasher is referred to in Joshua and second Samuel. Its Name in Hebrew literally means the upright or book of record and not the name of aMoreHIGHLY POPULAR O.T. COMPANION - THE MOST PRAISED AND RECOMMENDED VERSION BY BIBLICAL SCHOLARS FOR YEARS.Jasher is referred to in Joshua and second Samuel. Its Name in Hebrew literally means the upright or book of record and not the name of a prophet or one of the judges of Israel as has been mistakenly understood by some who are unfamiliar with the Hebrew language.Regarding the authenticity of the book in his preface the translator says the following:During his first perusal of it some perplexities & authenticity- but the more closely he studied it the more its irresistible evidence satisfied him that it contained a treasure of information concerning those earlier times upon which the history of other nations are either silent or cast not a single ray of real life- & he was more especially delighted to find that the evidence of the whole of its contents went to illustrate and confirm the great & inestimable truths which are recorded in divine history down to a few years later than the death of Joshua at which period the book closes.The most important value of this book is the large quantity of additional detail it gives to various accounts in the Old Testament than our current translations. For instance the translator states in his preface:This book contains a more detailed account of the awful circumstances attending the commencement of the flood and of the conduct of Noah toward the terrified multitude who had assembled about the ark when the fatal moment had arrived and their doom was irrevocably fixed.. . . From this book we learn that Noah and Abraham were contemporaries. How beautiful the contemplation of the meeting between these two Patriarchs the one being a monument of Gods mercy the other having the promise of the favor and grace of God not only to himself but to his seed after him.. . . The history of Joseph, more in depth concerning Creation, Moses, departure of the Israelites from Egypt, ten commandments, etc.