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MATTHEW OF WESTMINSTER The flowers of history, especially such as relate to the affairs of Britain. Vol. I. B.C. 4004 to A.D. 1066.


Sir John Froissart's Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Ajoining Countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV in 12 volumes 

Chronicles of Enguerrand De Monstrelet (Sir John Froissart's Chronicles continuation) in 13 volumes 

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The flowers of history, especially such as relate to the affairs of Britain. Vol. I. B.C. 4004 to A.D. 1066.
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and he crossed the ford of Jaboch, and in the morning he wrestled with an angel and injured his sinew. And then, having had his name changed, he sent forward gifts to his brother, and, being in great alarm, met him. Afterwards, when his daughter Dinah had been injured by Sichem, and the Sichemites had been treacherously slain, by the command of God, he erected an altar at Bethel, and purified his house. f Esau was a hairy man and a hunter ; he sold his birthright as the elder for a mess of pottage, and from the red pottage he ot the name of Edom. He married some Canaanitish wives, udith and Basemath, and though he had been supplanted by his brother in the matter of his blessing, he met Jacob peaceably as he was returning from Mesopotamia with four hundred men. Moreover, it was Eliezer, the servant of Abraham, who brought the mother of Esau and Jacob, namely Rebecca, to Isaac, from Mesopotamia, and she was the sister of Laban, and the daughter of Bathuel. CH. IY.—Of the Edomite* and Balaam. ITS the time of the sons of Isaac, as some authors relate, the second king of Edom was Job, of the race of Huz, the son of Nachor, called afterwards Balak, who is also called in Genesis Jobab, the great grandson8 of Esau. But the Hebrews, as we have already mentioned, assert that he was descended from Huz, the first born son of Nachor. At the same time Balaam was born, who in the book of Job is called Elihu ; he was descended from Buz, and being hired by Balak the king to curse Israel, blessed him, his ass having previously spoken to him ; and he prophesied about the rising of the star and of the Saviour. CH. V.—The Birth of the Patriarchs. BUT the before-mentioned Jacob begat the twelve patriarchs, from whom the twelve tribes of Israel derive their origin. For he had by Leah, who was also called Weakeyed, Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zàbulon, and Dinah his daughter, who is recorded to have been ravished by the Sichemites. Jacob saw these (the angels), he said this is God's Hosts. And he called the name of that place Mahanaim." (Gen. xxxii. 2.) The steps of this genealogy, as given in Genesis (c. xxxvi.), are Esan, Revel, Zerah, Jobab.

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