Book of Jashar
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Jashar, Book of
Jashar, Book of (סֵפֶר הַיָּשָׁר‎, sepher hayyashar). A now-lost book of Israelite epic poetry quoted at least twice in the Old Testament (Josh 10:12–13; 2 Sam 1:19–27; see also 1 Kgs 8:12–13). Also known as the “book of the upright.”
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Jashar, Book of
JASHAR, BOOK OF [Heb sēper (סֵפֶר‎) hayyāšar (הַיָּשַׁר)]. A lost source book of early Israelite poetry, quoted in Josh 10:12b–13a (Joshua’s command to the sun and moon) and 2 Sam 1:19–27 (David’s lament for Saul and Jonathan). A third probable excerpt appears in 1 Kgs 8:12–13, a couplet imbedded in
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Jashar jaśhər, BOOK OF [Heb. sēp̱er hayyāšār]; AV BOOK OF JASHER, mg THE BOOK OF THE UPRIGHT. The title of an ancient collection of Hebrew literary material, referred to as though it were a familiar source. Two quotations were made from it in the OT: (1) Josh. 10:12–14, in which the sun and moon
Jasher jaśhər, BOOK OF (AV Josh. 10:14; 2 S. 1:18). See Jashar, Book of.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Jashar, Book of (Writing)
JASHAR, BOOK OF This was an ancient Hebrew writing that is no longer extant. It was probably a national songbook containing songs praising the exploits of Hebrew heroes. It is mentioned in the OT account of Joshua’s command to the sun and moon to stand still during the battle with the five kings (Jos
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Jashar, Book Of
Jashar (jay´shuhr; Heb., “upright, righteous”), book of, a source apparently containing heroic songs, cited twice in the Bible: in the account of Joshua’s battle at Gibeon, when “the sun stood still” (Josh. 10:13), and again in David’s lamentation for Saul and Jonathan (2 Sam. 1:18). A third possible
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Jashar, Book of (Writing)
JASHAR, BOOK OF. KJV, Jasher. The Book of Jashar (lit., “Book of the Righteous One”) belongs to an ancient collection of national songs, now lost, from which the biblical writers draw some of their material (see alsoWars of the Lord, Book of). There are two acknowledged quotes from Jashar in the Bible:
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Jashar, Book of (Writing)
JASHAR, BOOK OF. In Jos. 10:13 and 2 Sa. 1:18 the book of yāšār (‘the upright one’) is mentioned. Solomon’s words in 1 Ki. 8:12–13, according to lxx, who put them after 8:53, are to be found in ‘the book of the song’. As ‘song’, šyr, closely resembles yšr, perhaps the same book is meant here. All
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Jashar (Heb. yāšār), BOOK OFA Hebrew document, most likely a collection of songs or poetry (Josh. 10:13; 2 Sam. 1:18). Jashar means “one who is upright or honest,” and thus this collection possibly served to honor the societal ideal of an upright person. The writer(s) of the book of Joshua refer
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Jashar, Book of (Writing)
JASHAR [jāˊshər], BOOK OF (Heb. sēp̱er hayyāšār).† A Hebrew document, most likely a collection of ancient epic songs (Josh. 10:13; 2 Sam. 1:18; KJV “Jashar”; perhaps LXX 1 Kgs. 8:12–13, 53). Heb. yāšār commonly designates “one who is honest, righteous, upright”; in the title of this
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Jashar, Book Of
JASHAR, BOOK OF (Hebrew sēper hayyāšār, “book of the upright,” or “book of the valiant”) A lost collection of early Israelite poetry that is twice quoted in the Old Testament. The first excerpt, quoted in Josh 10:12–13, commemorates Joshua’s triumph at the battle of Gibeon over the Canaanites. The
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ja´sher (upright), Book of (“the book of the upright”), alluded to in two passages only of the Old Testament. Josh. 10:13 and 2 Sam. 1:18. It was probably written in verse; and it has been conjectured that it was a collection of ancient records of honored men or noble deeds. It is wholly lost.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Jasher, Book of (Writing)
JA´SHER, BOOK OF (jaʹsher; RV and RSV, Ja´sher, the “book of righteous”; NASB and NIV, “book of Jashar” [Josh. 10:13; 2 Sam. 1:17–18]). The book of the upright or righteous man, that is to say, of the true members of the theocracy, or godly men. From the two references given it has been justly inferred