Book of Yasher/Jasher Threads
To discuss the pseudepigraphical Book of Yasher/Jasher referenced in the Old Testament.
THE BOOKS OF YASHER/JASHER
The Books of Jasher are pseudepigraphical or apocryphal works. There are several (as many as five) separate works by this title, all composed much later than Biblical times. The one we use is a translation of a Hebrew book printed in 1613. Sepher haYasher, the Hebrew title of this book, means the 'Book of the Upright', or 'the Upright or Correct Record'. This title was misread as 'Jasher', and at some point Jasher was treated as a proper name; however the pronoun 'the' (hebrew 'ha') never preceeds proper names.
There is also another spurious Book of Jasher, published 1750, in which Jasher is treated as the name of the author.
The text covers much of the same ground as the traditional Mosaic books of the Bible, from the creation of the world to the death of Moses, albeit with several minor variations.
MLT has no official position on the Book of Yasher and is open to what further research and studies may reveal on it. On balance, though, we are sceptical, and it troubles us that it is so much liked by occultists like Blavatsky and the Mormons who have reproduced it in support of their own writings.
1. 1613 Book of Jasher
2. Book pf Yasher/Jasher - Yahweh's Sword
3. 1840 Book of Jasher
4. Discussion of Jasher in Nazarene Space
5. Scroll of Yashar - Koniouchowsky Version
See Complete Discussion listing for this group.
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