The Canon of Scripture, Part 3: Jasher

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The canon of Scripture is a settled issue, isn’t it? You’ve got your 66 books total, 39 in the Old Testament (24 by the Jewish counting) and 27 in the New Testament. However, when you do the research, things are not so simple. There are many “other” books claiming to be Scripture, a number of them accepted by various denominations and/or included in various Bibles over the years. Are they Scripture? Or just heretical additions?

In The Canon of Scripture, Part 1: The Apocrypha I established that the books of the Apocrypha are inspired Scripture, which I subsequently established for Enoch and Jubilees.  Now we move on to the Book of Jasher.

Jasher is mentioned twice in the Bible, and was clearly highly esteemed:

And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book…

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8 thoughts on “The Canon of Scripture, Part 3: Jasher

    1. I yesterday saw him for the first time in a couple weeks. It was a shock – he’s in a wheelchair (which he’s getting pretty good at maneuvering), has a nasogastric tube, has to talk slowly, and struggles with some of his movements.
      And he’s 8.
      He’s definitely improved, but I don’t think he’ll be like he used to.
      Watching him go from a vibrant & active (albeit often naughty) kid to THAT – when he’s only EIGHT (8), too – is… well, it’s something I try not to ponder too much, for my own sanity.
      (Racheal/Rue sends her apologies for not keeping you up to date; she says she’s been busy.)

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