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jasher in the Bible

upright. "The Book of Jasher," rendered in the LXX. "the Book of the Upright One," by the Vulgate "the Book of Just Ones," was probably a kind of national sacred song-book, a collection of songs in praise of the heroes of Israel, a "book of golden deeds," a national anthology. We have only two specimens from the book, (1) the words of Joshua which he spake to the Lord at the crisis of the battle of Beth-horon (Josh. 10:12, 13); and (2) "the Song of the Bow," that beautiful and touching mournful elegy which David composed on the occasion of the death of Saul and Jonathan (2 Sam. 1:18-27).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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  • Thus it came about that six people assembled in the tiny pink parlor of Mrs. jasher at the hour of seven o'clock.

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  • "You are a dear girl," said Mrs. jasher with a sigh of relief, and kissed Lucy fondly.

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  • But she would like Mrs. jasher to be helped out of her difficulties and have a fair start.

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  • "I shall alter all that, when we are married," muttered Mrs. jasher with a frown.

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  • Faint as was the sound, Mrs. jasher heard it and opened her eyes.

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  • "Yes, do," pleaded Mrs. jasher, who was listening with all her ears.

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  • "Indeed," said Lucy politely, and wondering why Mrs. jasher was so communicative.

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  • "With Mrs. jasher," said Braddock, warming his plump hands at the fire.

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  • According to what Mrs. jasher writes, he did not strangle poor Sidney.

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  • But what was the mummy in its ancient case doing in Mrs. jasher's arbor?

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