Wars of Yahweh, Book of the

      lost document referred to and quoted in the Old Testament (Num. 21:14ff.). The book is probably a collection of early Israelite war songs including hymns of victory, curses, mocking songs, and other literary genres recounting the victories of Yahweh, the God of Israel, over his enemies; it indicates that biblical books rely on both written and oral tradition. Similar to the Book of Jashar (Jashar, Book of), the Book of the Wars of Yahweh is not identical with it, according to most scholars.

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