Pseudoepigrapha read well for bad reads
Sefer haYashar the Midrash is not to be confused with Sefer haYashar not the Midrash. A Midrash is a study guide or bluffer book to help fake erudition but not all midrash are midrash. The midrash known as Sefer ha Yashar is also known as Dibre ha-Yamim be-’Aruk and Toledot Adam. Leon Medona rabbi of Venice (1571–1648) gets a wikipedia noun, adjective and verb for his work מגן וחרב Magen va Hareb =”Shield and Sword” in which he attacked christian beliefs and reliance on hebrew texts or scripture = scripture or texts. He not only presented a study guide to show the christians were faking it but also wrote a book and raised his voice so that erudition should known fakery from falsehood He also choked on his morning muesli and raged wrathful against the midrash which though a decent enough study or bluffer guide was dubiously the true jolly good read published around 70 common era. I suggest and opine that the sefer ha Yashar not only attracted his attention because its name seemed scriptural just as the titles of his own midrashes and had been mentioned in the really ancient gone past their first editions, books of Samuel and Joshua. Did I mention he sat on a council which approved or disapproved of books? I think the book in question really got under his skin because the bluffer guide was kind of good at bluffing. I also do not mind suggesting that he would rather like to have found a book which was until its discovery was fiction just as much as any missing Homer or whatever came before Confucius.The other Sefer ha Jashar was an 18th century forgery which landed its author in prison for several months. We note its author has no wikipedia page. Leon Modena had introduced polyphony to the synangogues of the lagoon of Venice where sephardic voices mingled with others a beautiful endeavour in which he may have happily passed his days nonetheless having failed to stop publication of a bad read because it was not a good read.
As an anarchist of good faith, I eschew any system of belief or transference of information which requires books to be read considered good or bad so that others be instructed… Call me old-fashioned.