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The book of Jasher is an old Hebrew scripture
The Bible refers twice to this book in Joshua 10:13 and 2 Samuel 1:8
The original scroll is one of the lost canonical books. It has therefore remained virtually unknown to most theologians. The book is in general similar to the Old Testament but contains very special details. It gives clear indications about the time and circumstances in which the patriarchs and mothers lived. The author wrote a modern synopsis with cultural and historical explanations. She also compared all texts with parallel texts in the Bible and the Quran. The book provides a wealth of new facts concerning the Patriarchs from Adam in the Garden of Eden to Joshua in the promised land. It places the patriarchs and mothers in the framework of world history. The reader will be surprised by a highly controversial chronology. To understand this book one has to read it with an unbiased mind. A time difference of 1400 years with the chronology maintained to date.
Example: Abraham rode a camel. In the traditional chronology of Flavius Josephus, Abraham lived around 2000 BC. Study and research show that the camel/dromedary was domesticated and used as a beast of burden after 1200 BC. In Kanaan no remains were found before 950 BC. According to Karen Armstrong, the history of Abraham is set in the New Babylonian era of 639-539 BC. The Book of the Jasher indicates that Abraham was born in 607 BC. In 470 BC when Abraham was 137 years old he bought the cave Makpela from Ephron the Hittite for 400 silver shekels to bury Sarah in it. The first coinage of Syrian shekels was around 540 BC. Abraham's father Terah did not yet have any coins at the court of Nimrod. Joseph the 11th favorite son of Jacob was sold by his brothers for 20 shekels to the Medianites. Here again is proof that Joseph could not have lived around 1800 BC. Jacob buys a piece of land from the descendants of Hemor for 5 shekels and names the place Sukkoth. More than 200 years later, Moses and the people of Israel come to this place during the exodus. Here King Balak summoned the wise seer Balaam from the city of Pethor (divination). This was a 3 days travel by donkey. He was supposed to curse the Israelites in Moab. But Yahweh gave him other instructions. This place is now called "Deir Alla" and is located just over the border valley in Jordan. In 1967 the curse-text on the limestone wall of Deir Alla was deciphered by Dutch archaeologists and their research results can be read in a booklet of the museum "Rijks Museum van Oudheden" in The Netherlands.
Malachi 4:4-6 the last verses of the Old Testament “A call to remembrance”:
I wonder if Elijah is the author of the Book of Jasher. This book brought my heart spiritually and historically 1400 years closer to our (fore) fathers. For me an eye-opener and a great revelation besides the Torah, Bible and the Quran.