About This Text
Composed: c.950 – c.1550 CE
Sefer HaYashar (not to be confused with an ethical text by the same name) is a midrash that covers Biblical history, from creation until the Judges period. Named after an ancient text referred to in Joshua 10:12 and II Samuel 1:17, it is also referred to as the Toledot Adam or Divrei haYamim heArukh. The introduction describes how a Roman general discovered the work during the destruction of the Second Temple, but scholarship has long maintained that the work is medieval.