Women of the
Book of Jasher
Eve: A companion for
Adam, the mother of all living
And the Lord caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept,
and he took away one of his ribs, and he built flesh upon it, and
formed it and brought it to Adam, and Adam awoke from his sleep, and
behold a woman was standing before him.
And he said, This is a bone of my bones and it shall be called
woman, for this has been taken from man; and Adam called her name
Eve, for she was the mother of all living.
Adah: Daughter of Cainan, wife of
Lamech, mother of Jabal and Jubal
And these are the names of the
children of Cainan; the name of the first born Mahlallel, the second
Enan, and the third Mered, and their sisters were Adah and Zillah;
these are the five children of Cainan that were born to him.
And Lamech, the son of Methusael,
became related to Cainan by marriage, and he took his two daughters
for his wives, and Adah conceived and bare a son to Lamech, and she
called his name Jabal.
Zillah: Daughter of
Cainan, wife of Lamech, mother of Tubal Cain (child of her old age)
She partook of the forbidden drink that made women barren, but in
her old age, Yahuwah opened her womb. Also, she was the mother of
Naamah, a daughter.
And she again conceived and bare a son, and called his name Jubal;
and Zillah, her sister, was barren in those days and had no
For in those days the sons of men began to trespass against God, and
to transgress the commandments which he had commanded to Adam, to be
fruitful and multiply in the earth.
20 And some of the sons of men
caused their wives to drink a draught that would render them barren,
in order that they might retain their figures and whereby their
beautiful appearance might not fade.
21 And when the sons of men
caused some of their wives to drink, Zillah drank with them.
22 And the
child-bearing women appeared abominable in the sight of their
husbands as widows, whilst their husbands lived, for to the barren
ones only they were attached. 23
And in the end of days and years, when Zillah became old, the Lord
opened her womb. 24
And she conceived and bare a son and she called his name Tubal Cain,
saying, After I had withered away have I obtained him from the
Almighty God. 25
And she conceived again and bare a daughter,
and she called her name Naamah, for she said, After I had withered
away have I obtained pleasure and delight.
Melca: Daughter of
And these are the generations of Enoch,
Methuselah, Elisha, and Elimelech, three sons; and their sisters
were Melca and Nahmah, and Methuselah lived eighty-seven years and
he begat Lamech.
Daughter of Enoch, wife of Noah
And these are the generations of Enoch, Methuselah, Elisha, and
Elimelech, three sons; and their sisters were Melca and Nahmah, and
Methuselah lived eighty-seven years and he begat Lamech.
And the Lord said unto Noah, Take unto thee a wife, and beget
children, for I have seen thee righteous before me in this
And thou shalt raise up seed, and thy children with thee, in the
midst of the earth; and Noah went and took a wife, and he chose
Naamah the daughter of Enoch, and she was five hundred and eighty
years old. 16
And Noah was four hundred and ninety-eight years old, when he took
Naamah for a wife. 17
And Naamah conceived and bare a son, and he called his name Japheth,
saying, God has enlarged me in the earth; and she conceived again
and bare a son, and he called his name Shem, saying, God has made me
a remnant, to raise up seed in the midst of the earth.
Ashmua: Daughter of
Elishaa, wife of Lamech
And Lamech was one hundred and eighty years old when he took Ashmua,
the daughter of Elishaa the son of Enoch his uncle, and she
And at that time the sons of men sowed the ground, and a little food
was produced, yet the sons of men did not turn from their evil ways,
and they trespassed and rebelled against God.
13 And the
wife of Lamech conceived and bare him a son at that time, at the
revolution of the year. 14
And Methuselah called his name Noah, saying, The earth was in his
days at rest and free from corruption, and Lamech his father called
his name Menachem, saying, This one shall comfort us in our works
and miserable toil in the earth, which God had cursed.
Three Daughters of
Elizkim: Wives of Noah’s three sons
Then Noah took the three daughters of Eliakim, son of Methuselah,
for wives for his sons, as the Lord had commanded Noah.
Amthelo: Daughter of
Cornebo, wife of Terah, Mother of Avram (Abraham)
And Terah took a wife and her name was Amthelo
the daughter of Cornebo; and the wife of Terah conceived and bare
him a son in those days. 51
Terah was seventy years old when he begat him, and Terah called the
name of his son that was born to him Abram, because the king had
raised him in those days, and dignified him above all his princes
that were with him.
Milca: Daughter of
Haran, wife of Nahor
Haran was thirty-nine years old when he took her; and the wife of
Haran conceived and bare a son, and he called his name Lot.
3 And she
conceived again and bare a daughter, and she called her name Milca;
and she again conceived and bare a daughter, and she called her name
Daughter of Haran, wife of Abraham
Haran was forty-two years old when he begat Sarai, which was in the
tenth year of the life of Abram; and in those days Abram and his
mother and nurse went out from the cave, as the king and his
subjects had forgotten the affair of Abram.
Jasher 12: 44
And at that time Nahor and Abram took unto
themselves wives, the daughters of their brother Haran; the wife of
Nahor was Milca and the name of Abram's wife was Sarai. And Sarai,
wife of Abram, was barren; she had no offspring in those days.
And Abram and Sarai were walking at the border of the brook Mitzraim,
and Abram beheld his wife Sarai that she was very beautiful. (For a
more detailed account of Sarai and Abram in Egypt, see Jasher
And now therefore thy name shall no more be
called Abram but Abraham, and thy wife shall no more be called Sarai
but Sarah. (Angels visit Abraham and Sarah Jasher Chapter 18) (The
Death of Sarah Jasher Chapter 23)
Hagar: Daughter of
Pharoah, born of one of his concubines. Handmaiden to Sarah, wife of
Abraham. She was the mother of Ismael
And Sarai, the daughter of Haran, Abram's
wife, was still barren in those days; she did not bear to Abram
either son or daughter. 24
And when she saw that she bare no children she took her handmaid
Hagar, whom Pharaoh had given her, and she gave her to Abram her
husband for a wife. 25
For Hagar learned all the ways of Sarai as Sarai taught her, she was
not in any way deficient in following her good ways.
Sarai said to Abram, Behold here is my handmaid Hagar, go to her
that she may bring forth upon my knees, that I may also obtain
children through her. 27
And at the end of ten years of Abram's dwelling in the land of
Canaan, which is the eighty-fifth year of Abram's life, Sarai gave
Hagar unto him. 28
And Abram hearkened to the voice of his wife Sarai, and he took his
handmaid Hagar and Abram came to her and she conceived. (For more on
the conflict between Sarai and Hagar, see Jasher Chapter 16)
Paltith: Daughter of
She was brought before the judges of Sodom for feeding a poor,
starving man. Convicted, she was burned to death by the people of
Sodom and Gomorrah for her act of charity and kindness.
At that time the wife of Lot bare him a
daughter, and he called her name Paltith, saying, Because God had
delivered him and his whole household from the kings of Elam; and
Paltith daughter of Lot grew up, and one of the men of Sodom took
her for a wife. 25
And a poor man came into the city to seek a
maintenance, and he remained in the city some days, and all the
people of Sodom caused a proclamation of their custom not to give
this man a morsel of bread to eat, until he dropped dead upon the
earth, and they did so. 26
And Paltith the daughter of Lot saw
this man lying in the streets starved with hunger, and no one would
give him any thing to keep him alive, and he was just upon the point
of death. 27
And her soul was filled with pity on account of the man, and she fed
him secretly with bread for many days, and the soul of this man was
For when she went forth to fetch water she would put the bread in
the water pitcher, and when she came to the place where the poor man
was, she took the bread from the pitcher and gave it him to eat; so
she did many days. 29
And all the people of Sodom and Gomorrah wondered how this man could
bear starvation for so many days. 30
And they said to each other, This can only be that he eats and
drinks, for no man can bear starvation for so many days or live as
this man has, without even his countenance changing; and three men
concealed themselves in a place where the poor man was stationed, to
know who it was that brought him bread to eat.
Paltith daughter of Lot went forth that day to fetch water, and she
put bread into her pitcher of water, and she went to draw water by
the poor man's place, and she took out the bread from the pitcher
and gave it to the poor man and he ate it.
32 And the
three men saw what Paltith did to the poor man, and they said to
her, It is thou then who hast supported him, and therefore has he
not starved, nor changed in appearance nor died like the rest.
And the three men went out of the place in which they were
concealed, and they seized Paltith and the bread which was in the
poor man's hand. 34
And they took Paltith and brought her before their judges, and they
said to them, Thus did she do, and it is she who supplied the poor
man with bread, therefore did he not die all this time; now
therefore declare to us the punishment due to this woman for having
transgressed our law. 35
And the people of Sodom and Gomorrah assembled and kindled a fire in
the street of the city, and they took the woman and cast her into
the fire and she was burned to ashes.