2 Samuel 1:18

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2 Samuel 1:18  (King James Version)
(Also he bade them teach the children of Judah the use of the bow: behold, it is written in the book of Jasher.)

Genesis 49:8 ; Deuteronomy 4:10

{Kasheth,} or the bow, was probably the title of the following threnody; so called, in the oriental style, because Saul's death was occasioned by that weapon, and because the bow of Jonathan, out of which "the arrow was shot beyond the lad," (1 Sa 20:36, is celebrated in this song.

the book
Joshua 10:13

or, the upright.
So LXX. [ ;] Targum, {siphra deooritha,} "the book of the law;" the Arabic, "the book of Ashee: this
is the book of Samuel." This book was probably a collection of divine odes, written to commemorate remarkable events.