YASHAR 59 (Jasher 59)

1 And these are the names of the sons of Yisra’ĕl who dwelt in Mitsrayim, who had come with Ya’aqoḇ, all the sons of Ya’aqoḇ that came to Mitsrayim, every man with his household:

2 The children of Lĕ’ah were Re’uḇĕn, Shim’on, Lĕwi, Yahuḏah, Yissasḵar and Zeḇulun, and their sister Dinah.

3 And the sons of Raḥĕl were Yosĕph and Binyamin.

4 And the sons of Zilpah, the female servant of Lĕ’ah, were Gaḏ and Ashĕr.

5 And the sons of Bilhah, the female servant of Raḥĕl, were Dan and Naphtali.

6 And these were their offspring that were born to them in the land of Kena’an, before they came to Mitsrayim with their father Ya’aqoḇ:

7 The sons of Re’uḇĕn were Ḥanoḵ, Pallu, Ḥetsron and Karmi.

8 And the sons of Shim’on were Yemu’ĕl, Yamin, Ohaḏ, Yaḵin, Tsoḥar and Sha’ul, son of the Kena’anite woman.

9 And the children of Lĕwi were Gĕreshon, Qehath and Merari, and their sister Yoḵeḇeḏ, who was born to them in their going down to Mitsrayim.

10 And the sons of Yahuḏah were Ĕr, Onan, Shĕlah, Perez and Zeraḥ.

11 And Ĕr and Onan died in the land of Kena’an. And the sons of Perez were Ḥetsron and Ḥamul.

12 And the sons of Yissasḵar were Tola, Puw’ah, lyoḇ and Shomeron.

13 And the sons of Zeḇulun were Sereḏ, Ĕylon and Yaḥle’ĕl. And the son of Dan was Ḥushim.

14 And the sons of Naphtali were Yaḥtse’ĕl, Guni, Yĕtser and Shillĕm.

15 And the sons of Gaḏ were Tsephon, Ḥaggi, Shuni, Etsbon, Ĕri, Aroḏi and Arĕli.

16 And the children of Ashĕr were Yimnah, Yishwah, Yishwi, Beri’ah and their sister Seraḥ. And the sons of Beri’ah were Ḥeḇer and Malki’ĕl.

17 And the sons of Binyamin were Bela, Beḵer, Ashbĕl, Gĕra, Na’aman, Aḥi, Rosh, Muppim, Ḥuppim and Ard.

18 And the sons of Yosĕph, that were born to him in Mitsrayim, were Menashsheh and Ephrayim.

19 And all the beings that went out from the loins of Ya’aqoḇ, were seventy beings; these are they who came with Ya’aqoḇ their father to Mitsrayim to dwell there. And Yosĕph and all his brothers dwelt safely in Mitsrayim, and they ate of the best of Mitsrayim all the days of the life of Yosĕph.

20 And Yosĕph lived in the land of Mitsrayim ninety-three years, and Yosĕph reigned over all Mitsrayim eighty years.

21 And when the days of Yosĕph drew near that he should die, he sent and called for his brothers and all his father’s household, and they all came together and sat before him.

22 And Yosĕph said to his brothers and to the whole of his father’s household, “See I die, and Elohim will indeed visit you and bring you up from this land to the land which He swore to your fathers to give to them.

23 “And it shall be when Elohim shall visit you to bring you up from here to the land of your fathers, then bring up my bones with you from here.”

24 And Yosĕph made the sons of Yisra’ĕl swear for their seed after them, saying, “Elohim will indeed visit you and you shall bring up my bones with you from here.”

25 And it came to be after this that Yosĕph died in that year, the seventy-first year of the Yisra’elites going down to Mitsrayim.

26 And Yosĕph was one hundred and ten years old when he died in the land of Mitsrayim, and all his brothers and all his servants rose up and they embalmed Yosĕph, as was their custom, and his brothers and all Mitsrayim mourned over him for seventy days.

27 And they put Yosĕph in a coffin filled with spices and all kinds of perfume, and they buried him by the side of the river, that is Shiḥor. And his sons and all his brothers, and the whole of his father’s household made a seven day’s mourning for him.

28 And it came to be after the death of Yosĕph, in those days all the Mitsrites began to rule over the children of Yisra’ĕl, and Pharaoh, sovereign of Mitsrayim, who reigned in his father’s place, took all the laws of Mitsrayim and brought the whole reign of Mitsrayim under his counsel, and he reigned safely over his people.