Women Of The
Book of Jasher
Shephrah: A Hebrew
She was instructed by Pharaoh to kill all the newborn males of the
Hebrews. She, out of fear of th Elohim, did not do as Pharaoh
And the king sent for the Hebrew
midwives to be called, of which the name of one was Shephrah, and
the name of the other Puah.
And the midwives came before the king, and stood in his presence.
And the king said unto them, When you do the office of a midwife to
the Hebrew women, and see them upon the stools, if it be a son, then
you shall kill him, but if it be a daughter, then she shall live.
But if you will not do this thing, then will I burn you up and all
your houses with fire.
But the midwives feared God and did
not hearken to the king of Egypt nor to his words, and when the
Hebrew women brought forth to the midwife son or daughter, then did
the midwife do all that was necessary to the child and let it live;
thus did the midwives all the days.
And this thing was told to the king, and he sent and called for the
midwives and he said to them, Why have you done this thing and have
saved the children alive?
And the midwives answered and spoke together before the king,
Let not the king think that the Hebrew women are as the Egyptian
women, for all the children of Israel are hale, and before the
midwife comes to them they are delivered, and as for us thy
handmaids, for many days no Hebrew woman has brought forth upon us,
for all the Hebrew women are their own midwives, because they are
And Pharaoh heard their words and believed them in this matter, and
the midwives went away from the king, and God dealt well with them,
and the people multiplied and waxed exceedingly.
Miriam: Daughter of Amran and
Jochebed, sister of Aharon and Moses
Jasher 67:1 There was a man in the
land of Egypt of the seed of Levi, whose name was Amram, the son of
Kehath, the son of Levi, the son of Israel.
And this man went and took a wife,
namely Jochebed the daughter of Levi his father's sister, and she
was one hundred and twenty-six years old, and he came unto her.
And the woman conceived and bare a daughter, and she called her name
Miriam, because in those days the Egyptians had embittered the lives
of the children of Israel.
And it was at that time the spirit of God was upon Miriam the
daughter of Amram the sister of Aaron, and she went forth and
prophesied about the house, saying, Behold a son will be born unto
us from my father and mother this time, and he will save Israel from
the hands of Egypt.
And when Amram heard the words of his daughter, he went and took his
wife back to the house, after he had driven her away at the time
when Pharaoh ordered every male child of the house of Jacob to be
thrown into the water.
And the woman hastened to take away
her son before the officers came, and she took for him an ark of
bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the
child therein, and she laid it in the flags by the river's brink.
And his sister Miriam stood afar
off to know what would be done to him, and what would become of her
And Miriam his sister was at that time amongst the Egyptian women at
the river side, and she saw this thing and she said to Pharaoh's
daughter, Shall I go and fetch a nurse of the Hebrew women, that she
may nurse the child for thee?
And Pharaoh's daughter said to her, Go, and the young woman went and
called the child's mother.
Bathia: Daughter of Pharaoh, adopted
mother of Moses
Jasher 68:17 And Bathia, the
daughter of Pharaoh, went also to bathe in the river, owing to the
consuming heat, and her maidens walked at the river side, and all
the women of Egypt as well.
And Bathia lifted up her eyes to the river, and she saw the ark upon
the water, and sent her maid to fetch it.
And she opened it and saw the child, and behold the babe wept, and
she had compassion on him, and she said, This is one of the Hebrew
And Moses was in Pharaoh's house, and was unto Bathia, Pharaoh's
daughter, as a son, and Moses grew up amongst the king's children
Wife of Pharaoh, Queen of Mitzraim
Jasher 70:1 And in the third year
from the birth of Moses, Pharaoh was sitting at a banquet, when
Alparanith the queen was sitting at his right and Bathia at his
left, and the lad Moses was lying upon her bosom, and Balaam the son
of Beor with his two sons, and all the princes of the kingdom were
sitting at table in the king's presence.
And the king had three sons and two daughters which Aparanith the
queen his wife had borne to him, besides the king's children of
And these were their names, the firstborn Othri, the second Adikam,
and the third Morion, and their sisters, the name of the elder
Bathia and of the other Acuzi.
Adoniah: Queen of
Kikianus, King of Cush
After his death Moses was made King of Cush and Adoniah became his
wife. But, Moses feared Yahuwah and did not come to her as a
husband. She spoke against Moses, the King, and had her son Menacrus
anointed king and Moses was sent away in peace.
And all the people and nobles swore unto him to give him for a wife
Adoniah the queen, the Cushite, wife of Kikianus, and they made
Moses king over them on that day.
Jasher 73:31 And they placed the
royal crown upon his head, and they gave him for a wife Adoniah the
Cushite queen, wife of Kikianus.
Ushpezena: Daughter of
King Azdrubal of Africa, wife of Latinus, King of Chittim
Jasher 74:14 And the king Azdrubal
had a very beautiful daughter, whose name was Ushpezena, and all the
men of Africa embroidered her likeness on their garments, on account
of her great beauty and comely appearance.15
And the men of Latinus saw Ushpezena, the daughter of Azdrubal, and
praised her unto Latinus their king.
Latinus ordered her to be brought to him, and Latinus took Ushpezena
for a wife, and he turned back on his way to Chittim.
Zipporah: Daughter of
She took pity on Moses and fed him while he was imprisoned for 10
years in Midian. She became wife of Moses and was numbered among the
righteous women, Sarah, Bebecca, Leah, and Rachel.
And they took and put him into the prison house, and Moses was in
prison ten years, and whilst Moses was in the prison house, Zipporah
the daughter of Reuel took pity over him, and supported him with
bread and water all the time.
Acuzi: Daughter of
Pharaoh, sister of Bathia
Jasher 76:51 And these were their
names, the firstborn Othri, the second Adikam, and the third Morion,
and their sisters, the name of the elder Bathia and of the other
Gedudah: Daughter of
Abilot, wife of Adkiam (Ahuz), son of Pharoah, Melol
Jasher 76:54 And when the king saw
Adikam his son intelligent and wise in all things, the king resolved
that he should be king in his stead after his death.
55 And he
took for him a wife Gedudah daughter of Abilot, and he was ten years
old, and she bare unto him four sons.
daughter of Zur, King of Midian
Zimri, son of Salu, connected himself with Cosbi in the sight of all
the children of Israel. Phineas took a spear and piereced them both
and killed them.
Now there was a man of the children of Simeon whose name was Zimri,
the son of Salu, who connected himself with the Midianite Cosbi, the
daughter of Zur, king of Midian, in the sight of all the children of
And Phineas the son of Elazer, the son of Aaron the priest, saw this
wicked thing which Zimri had done, and he took a spear and rose up
and went after them, and pierced them both and slew them, and the
pestilence ceased from the children of Israel.