YASHAR 83 (Jasher 83)

1 And in the twelfth month, in the twenty-third day of the month, Mosheh took Aharon and his sons, and he dressed them in their garments, and anointed them and did to them as 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 had commanded him, and Mosheh brought all the offerings which 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 had commanded him on that day.

2 After this Mosheh took Aharon and his sons and said to them, “For seven days you shall remain at the door of the Mishkan, for so am I commanded.”

3 And Aharon and his sons did all that 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 had commanded them through Mosheh, and they remained for seven days at the door of the Mishkan.

4 And on the eighth day, being the first day of the first month, in the second year from the Yisra’ĕlites departure from Mitsrayim, Mosheh erected the Miqdash. And Mosheh put up all the furnishings of the Mishkan and all the furnishings of the qodesh place, and he did all that 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 had commanded him.

5 And Mosheh called to Aharon and his sons, and they brought the burnt offering and the sin offering for themselves and the children of Yisra’ĕl, as 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 had commanded Mosheh.

6 On that day the two sons of Aharon, Naḏaḇ and Aḇihu, took strange fire and brought it before 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 who had not commanded them, and a fire went out from before 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, and consumed them, and they died before 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 on that day.

7 Then on the day when Mosheh had completed putting up the Miqdash, the leaders of the children of Yisra’ĕl began to bring their offerings before 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 for the dedication of the altar.

8 And they brought their offerings, each leader for one day, a leader each day for twelve days.

9 And all the offerings which they brought, each man in his day: one silver dish weighing one hundred and thirty sheqels, one silver bowl of seventy sheqels after the sheqel of the qodesh place, both of them full of fine flour, mixed with oil as a grain offering,

10 one ladle, weighing ten sheqels of gold, full of incense,

11 one young bull, one ram, one lamb a year old as a burnt offering,

12 and male goats as a sin offering.

13 And as a peace offering: two cattle, five rams, five male goats, five male lambs a year old.

14 Thus did the twelve princes of Yisra’ĕl day by day, each man in his day.

15 And it came to be after this, in the thirteenth day of the month, that Mosheh commanded the children of Yisra’ĕl to observe the Pesaḥ.

16 And the children of Yisra’ĕl kept the Pesaḥ in its season in the fourteenth day of the month, as 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 had commanded Mosheh, so the children of Yisra’ĕl did.

17 And in the second month, on the first day, 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 spoke to Mosheh, saying,

18 “Number the heads of all the males of the children of Yisra’ĕl from twenty years old and upward, you and your brother Aharon and the twelve leaders of Yisra’ĕl.”

19 And Mosheh did so, and Aharon came with the twelve leaders of Yisra’ĕl, and they numbered the children of Yisra’ĕl in the Wilderness of Sinai.

20 And the numbers of the children of Yisra’ĕl by their fathers houses, from twenty years old and above, were six hundred and three thousand, five hundred and fifty.

21 But the children of Lĕwi were not numbered among their brothers the children of Yisra’ĕl.

22 And the number of all the males of the children of Yisra’ĕl from one month old and upward, was twenty-two thousand, two hundred and seventy-three.

23 And the number of the children of Lĕwi from one month old and above, was twenty-two thousand.

24 And Mosheh appointed the kohenim and the Lewites, each man to his service and to his burden to serve the qodesh place of the Mishkan, as had commanded Mosheh.

25 And on the twentieth day of the month, the cloud was taken away from the Mishkan of Witness.

26 At that time the children of Yisra’ĕl continued their journey from the Wilderness of Sinai, and they took a journey of three days, and the cloud rested upon the wilderness of Paran. There the wrath of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 was kindled against Yisra’ĕl, for they had provoked 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 in asking him for meat, that they might eat.

27 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 listened to their voice, and gave them meat which they ate for one month.

28 But after this the wrath of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 was kindled against them, and He smote them with a great slaughter, and they were buried there in that place.

29 And the children of Yisra’ĕl called that place Qiḇroth ha’Tta’awah, because there they buried the people that lusted flesh.

30 And they departed from Qiḇroth ha’Tta’awah and pitched in Ḥatsĕroth, which is in the wilderness of Paran.

31 And while the children of Yisra’ĕl were in Ḥatsĕroth, the wrath of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 was kindled against Miryam for the sake of Mosheh, and she became leprous, white as snow.

32 And she was confined outside the camp for seven days, until she had recovered again after her leprosy.

33 The children of Yisra’ĕl afterward departed from Ḥatsĕroth, and pitched at the end of the wilderness of Paran.

34 At that time, 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 spoke to Mosheh to send twelve men from the children of Yisra’ĕl, one man of each tribe, to go and spy out the land of Kena’an.

35 And Mosheh sent the twelve men, and they came to the land of Kena’an to search and examine it, and they spied out the entire land from the Wilderness of Sin to Reḥoḇ as you come to Ḥammath.

36 And at the end of forty days they came to Mosheh and Aharon, and they brought him word as it was in their hearts. And ten of the men brought an evil report of the land to the children of Yisra’ĕl, which they had explored, saying, “It is better for us to return to Mitsrayim than to go into this land, a land that consumes its inhabitants.”

37 But Yahoshua son of Nun, and Kalĕḇ son of Yephunneh, who were of those that spied out the land, said, “The land is exceedingly good.

38 “If 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 delights in us, then He will bring us into this land and give it to us, for it is a land flowing with milk and honey!”

39 But the children of Yisra’ĕl would not listen to them, and they listened to the words of the ten men who had brought an evil report of the land.

40 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 heard the murmurings of the children of Yisra’ĕl and He was wroth and swore, saying,

41 “Indeed not one man of this wicked generation from twenty years old and upward shall see the land except Kalĕḇ son of Yephunneh and Yahoshua son of Nun.

42 “But this wicked generation shall indeed perish in this wilderness, and their children shall come to the land and they shall possess it.” So the wrath of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 was kindled against Yisra’ĕl, and He made them wander in the wilderness for forty years until the end of that wicked generation, because they did not follow 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.

43 And the people dwelt in wilderness of Paran a long time, and afterward they proceeded to the wilderness by the way of the Sea of Reeds.