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Bible verses that some have distorted
Joshua 10:13 states:
And the Sun stood still, and the Moon stayed,
until the people had avenged themselves on their enemies.
Is this not written in the Book of the Upright?[1]

2 Samuel 1:18 states:
To teach the Sons of Judah the use of the bow; behold it is written in the Book of the Upright. /David's lament for Jonathan immediately follows./[2]
The Septuagint translation renders sefer hayashar in both cases as 'Book of the Just'. The reference to the bow is here missing so that the text reads:

And he gave orders to teach it the sons of Iouda: behold it is written in the Book of the Just.
[source: Wikipedia]

[My comment/question follows]
In reference to the Book of Jasher, or the Book of the Upright, a footnote in the Stone Tankah associated with Deut 32:15 says, "The august title Jeshurun, from yud shin resh, upright, just, strait, describes Israel when it does not deviate from the high standards demanded by God -- but even Jeshurun is in danger if it succumbs to its desires" (R’ Hirsh).
According to Rabbi Ken Spiro of the Crash Course in Jewish History (in part 6 Judges, at time marker 6:30), Avoda Zara 25a calls the Book of Judges "Sefer Ha Yashar."

This would seem to be preferable, since the book by that name as you mention in your answer, is from the days of the Second Temple or so, and so wouldn't explain the reference from the Torah. [I do understand the difference between 'written' and 'compiled'].

Another suggestion I have heard is that the Book of the Just IS the Torah.

Is there any Biblical commentary that give any of the above understandings?

(01-09-2011, 05:31 PM)Director Michael Wrote: It's hard to understand what is all the excitement these days about the "Book of Jasher," which is the Sefer HaYasher (Book of the Upright). It is a Hebrew classic that may have been written down before the destruction of the Second Holy Temple, but which was more probably compiled from known Jewish Biblical stories sometime between the 9th and 12th centuries C.E. in Spain or southern Italy.

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Judgment of Jezebel? - by ronaldwayne - 04-06-2009, 04:00 AM
RE: Judgement of Jezebel - by Director Michael - 04-09-2009, 03:16 AM
Evidence for polytheism? - by Director Michael - 01-09-2011, 05:21 PM
Book of Jasher? - by Director Michael - 01-09-2011, 05:31 PM
RE: Book of Jasher? - by Mattityahu ben Noach - 07-19-2011, 02:34 PM
Jeremiah 31:30-34 - by Director Michael - 01-09-2011, 07:57 PM
Authentic Torah translation - by rocnoahide - 12-29-2013, 10:19 AM

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