A Book of Jashar is quoted in Josh. 10:13 and 2 Sam. 1:18 and apparently consisted of songs and poems.

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  • Jashar, Book of — ▪ collection of poems       ancient Israelite collection of poems quoted in various books of the Old Testament. Of uncertain etymology, Jashar may mean “victorious” or “upright.” The victory hymn that describes how the Sun and Moon stood still… …   Universalium

  • BOOK OF JASHAR — (Heb. סֵפֶר הַיָּשָׁר, Sefer ha Yashar; the upright (one) s book ), one of the lost source books of early Israelite poetry from which the writers in the books of Joshua and Samuel excerpted Joshua s command to the sun and the moon in Joshua 10:… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Malikov, Jashar — (1922 1994)    Bulgaria. Composer. A composer of songs and collector of folk music and tales in Bulgaria. While still at school, he played the trumpet and accordion in a band at weddings. He learned to write music and took up playing light music …   Historical dictionary of the Gypsies

  • Book of Jashar — book which records the history of the Jews from the time of the Jewish patriarchs until the conquest of the land of Israel …   English contemporary dictionary

  • εὐθῆ — εὐθής Righteous (Jashar neut nom/voc/acc pl (attic epic doric) εὐθής Righteous (Jashar masc/fem/neut nom/voc/acc dual (doric aeolic) εὐθής Righteous (Jashar masc/fem acc sg (attic epic doric) εὐθύς 1 straight neut nom/voc/acc pl (attic epic… …   Greek morphological index (Ελληνική μορφολογικούς δείκτες)

  • John William Donaldson — (June 7, 1811 February 10, 1861), was an English philologist and biblical critic.He was born in London, and was educated at University College, London, and Trinity College, Cambridge, of which he subsequently became a fellow. In 1841 he was… …   Wikipedia

  • Book of Jasher (Biblical references) — The Book of Jasher is the normal English name (used by e.g. the King James Bible) of a work known in the original Hebrew as Sefer haYashar, (ספר הישר; also transliterated Sēper haiYāšār ). It is the best known of several Lost books of the Old… …   Wikipedia

  • Sefer haYashar — Sefer haYashar, Hebrew ספר הישר (also transliterated Sēper haiYāšār ), Book of the Upright , often only half translated into English as Book of Jasher or as Book of Jashar .There are a number of works with this name:*Sefer haYashar (Biblical… …   Wikipedia

  • Judaism — /jooh dee iz euhm, day , deuh /, n. 1. the monotheistic religion of the Jews, having its ethical, ceremonial, and legal foundation in the precepts of the Old Testament and in the teachings and commentaries of the rabbis as found chiefly in the… …   Universalium

  • Wars of Yahweh, Book of the — ▪ biblical literature       lost document referred to and quoted in the Old Testament (Num. 21:14ff.). The book is probably a collection of early Israelite war songs including hymns of victory, curses, mocking songs, and other literary genres… …   Universalium

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