Book of Jasher 59
And these are the names of the sons
of Israel who dwelt in
Egypt, who had
come with Jacob, all the sons of Jacob came unto Egypt, every man
with his household.
The children of Leah were Reuben,
Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar
and Zebulun, and their sister Dinah.
And the sons of Rachel were Joseph
And the sons of Zilpah, the handmaid
of Leah, were Gad and Asher.
And the sons of Bilhah, the handmaid
of Rachel, were Dan and Naphtali.
And these were their offspring that
were born unto them in the land of Canaan, before they
came unto Egypt with their father
The sons of Reuben were Chanoch,
Pallu, Chetzron and Carmi.
And the sons of Simeon were Jemuel,
Jamin, Ohad, Jachin, Zochar and Saul, the son of the Canaanitish woman.
And the children of Levi were
Gershon, Kehath and Merari, and their sister Jochebed, who was born unto them
in their going down to Egypt.
And the sons of Judah were Er,
Onan, Shelah, Perez and Zarach.
And Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan; and the
sons of Perez were Chezron and Chamul.
And the sons of Issachar were Tola,
Puvah, Job and Shomron.
And the sons of Zebulun were Sered,
Elon and Jachleel, and the son of Dan was Chushim.
And the sons of Naphtali were
Jachzeel, Guni, Jetzer and Shilam.
And the sons of Gad were Ziphion,
Chaggi, Shuni, Ezbon, Eri, Arodi and Areli.
And the children of Asher were
Jimnah, Jishvah, Jishvi, Beriah and their sister Serach; and the sons of Beriah
were Cheber and Malchiel.
And the sons of Benjamin were Bela,
Becher, Ashbel, Gera, Naaman,
Achi, Rosh, Mupim, Chupim and Ord.
And the sons of Joseph, that were
born unto him in Egypt, were
Manasseh and Ephraim.
And all the souls that went forth
from the loins of Jacob, were seventy souls; these are they who came with Jacob
their father unto Egypt to dwell
there: and Joseph and all his brethren dwelt securely in Egypt, and they
ate of the best of Egypt all the days
of the life of Joseph.
And Joseph lived in the land of Egypt ninety-three
years, and Joseph reigned over all Egypt eighty
And when the days of Joseph drew nigh
that he should die, he sent and called for his brethren and all his father’s
household, and they all came together and sat before him.
And Joseph said unto his brethren and
unto the whole of his father’s household, Behold I die, and God will surely
visit you and bring you up from this land to the land which he swore to your
fathers to give unto them.
And it shall be when God shall visit
you to bring you up from here to the land of your fathers, then bring up my
bones with you from here.
And Joseph made the sons of Israel to swear for
their seed after them, saying, God will surely visit you and you shall bring up
my bones with you from here.
And it came to pass after this that
Joseph died in that year, the seventy-first year of the Israelites going down
And Joseph was one hundred and ten
years old when he died in the land of Egypt, and all his
brethren and all his servants rose up and they embalmed Joseph, as was their
custom, and his brethren and all Egypt mourned over
him for seventy days.
And they put Joseph in a coffin filled
with spices and all sorts of perfume, and they buried him by the side of the
river, that is Sihor, and his sons and all his brethren, and the whole of his
father’s household made a seven day’s mourning for him.
And it came to pass after the death
of Joseph, all the Egyptians began in those days to rule over the children of Israel, and
Pharaoh, king of Egypt, who reigned
in his father’s stead, took all the laws of Egypt and
conducted the whole government of Egypt under his
counsel, and he reigned securely over his people.