First, the original book of jasher is older than the book of joshua and second, scripture recommends we read this particular history book the word jasher is not a proper name, but a hebrew word meaning “upright appendix b gives a detailed analysis of the supposed discrepancies between jasher and the bible. Full text of sefer ha-yashar, or, the book of jasher : referred to in joshua and second samuel : faithfully translated from the original hebrew into english in its language, all the characteristic simplicity of patriarchal times and as such, he conceives it pecuharly calculated to illustrate and confirm the sacred truths. I recently acquired a copy of a text called the book of jasher, which is claimed to be the book of missing scripture referred to in the bible can you tell me if it is authentic.
Although it is presented as the original book of jasher in the translations such as that of moses samuel (1840), it is not accepted as such in rabbinical judaism, nor does the original hebrew text make such a claim it should not be confused with the very different book of jasher (pseudo-jasher) printed by jacob ilive in. And in 2 samuel i 18, 19, it is recorded, behold it is written in the book of jasher, the beauty of israel is slain upon thy high places how are the mighty fallen that the present work is a faithful translation of a veritable hebrew original we cannot doubt after perusing the testimonies of such men as professors nordheimer,.
It is clear that the author had no real knowledge of hebrew and failed to recognize that jasher is not a proper noun it is not anybody's name it rather carries the meaning of the upright book or the faithful record clearly this book is a fake it has all the characteristics that you would expect to see in a forgery it is very brief and.