Jashar (Jay´shuhr; Heb., “upright, righteous”)

The book of, a source apparently containing heroic songs, cited twice in the OT: in the account of Joshua’s battle at Gibeon, when “the sun stood still” (Josh 10:13), and again in David’s lamentation for Saul and Jonathan (2Sam 1:18). A third possible citation from this source is (1Kgs 8:12-13), where the LXX adds, “is it not written in the book of songs.” The nature of the book has been a matter of discussion from pre-Christian times. It was apparently a collection of archaic poetry that, though well known in ancient Israel, has not survived, perhaps because it was transmitted primarily in oral form by professional singers.

Josh 10:13

13And the sun stood still, and the moon stopped,
until the nation took vengeance on their enemies.
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2Sam 1:18

18(He ordered that The Song of the Bow be taught to the people of Judah; it is written in the Book of Jashar.) He said:

1Kgs 8:12-13

12Then Solomon said,
“The Lord has said that he would dwell in thick darkness.13I have built you an exalted house,
a place for you to dwell in forever.”

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