Category: BOOK OF REVELATION



Enoch and Elijah – Witnesses to

POLE SHIFTS

Thursday, October 16, 2014 6:56

(Before It’s News)

Enoch and Elijah – Witnesses to Pole Shifts?

The early theologians Irenaeus and Hippolytus may have been the last heirs to the uncorrupted oral tradition of the Apostles, and both of them said that Enoch and Elijah were the two witnesses we will see in the future preaching and dying on the streets of Jerusalem in the end times.  The Bible tells us that their presence will be a sign that the Second Coming is imminent.  I believe their stories also tell of pole shifts in our past, and lend additional support to the idea that they will be a witness to an upcoming pole shift, when we receive “a new heaven and a new earth.”

The Bible tells us that Enoch lived a total of 365 years.  This lifespan brings two obvious ideas to mind: first, that no one normally lives that long – and second, that the years of Enoch’s life match the number of days in a year.  If this is meant to draw our attention to the sun and the number of days it takes for the earth to orbit the sun, what else might we take from the story of Enoch to apply to the sun?

Enoch’s life is broken down into two portions: at the age of 65 he fathered Methuselah, then continued to live another 300 years before he “walked with God” and was “translated away so that he did not see death.” (Hebrews 11:5)  The word “translated” comes from the Greek “metatithemi” which means “taken to another place.”  Because I have spent many years researching topics like pole shifts, this makes me think the story of Enoch may incorporate a coded message about a pole shift event in the distant past when the sun (symbolized by Enoch in this story) would have been positioned in the sky next to the galactic center (God) when it suddenly shifted its apparent position in the sky and was “taken to another place.”

Chichen_Itza-Wiki

I also suspect that the way the Bible breaks down Enoch’s life into two unequal portions might be similar to the way the Maya broke their year down based on the dates on which the sun passes directly overhead in the zenith.  Every spring equinox in March, the sun is directly above the equator at noon.  Lands north of the equator and south of the Tropic of Cancer witness the sun directly overhead at noon at some point prior to the first day of summer.  For example, at Chichen Itza, where the Maya built the great Pyramid of Kukulkan, the sun is directly overhead on May 22.  The sun appears to keep moving north until summer, then starts to fall southwards again.  Chichen Itza experiences a second solar zenith on July 19.  At another Mayan city (Izapa – which is farther south, at a different latitude) where this pattern was first recognized, the two zenith dates are 105 days apart, and the Maya there broke the year into 105 and 260 portions based on the spread of the zenith passage dates at Izapa’s latitude.  What latitude, I wondered, would experience zenith passage dates 65 days apart – and could such zenith dates possibly point us to the previous position of Jerusalem, before the last pole shift?

A little research led me to a chart labelled “Zenith passage dates of the Sun for Observers in Different Latitudes” in Anthony Aveni’s Skywatchers of Ancient Mexico.  Just below 20 degrees north there are 65 days between zenith dates.  Could this be the latitude the holy site we now know as Jerusalem used to be located at prior to the last major shift of the earth’s crust relative to its axis of rotation?  Could the location of this ancient holy site possibly even explain why the Maya had a special term for the 65 day period (Aveni calls it the Cociyo) when neither Izapa nor Chichen Itza experience zeniths 65 days apart?

At first glance, this seems to be a dead end and a bad theory, because we know from other data that the previous North Pole was located on the west side of Hudson Bay.  When the North Pole was there, the land that is now called Jerusalem was approximately eleven and a half degrees north latitude, not just under twenty degrees north latitude.   Jerusalem, at its former latitude, had zenith passage dates well over 100 days apart.  However, I soon noticed that the change in latitude – the northward movement Jerusalem experienced as a result of the last pole shift – is approximately 19.8 degrees.  Which means that Enoch’s being taken away in a “translation” and the years of his life may be astronomical references to a pole shift after all.

the image above may approximate the next position of the “new earth” if the North Pole is near Lake Baikal, as Professor Charles Hapgood suggests it might be in his books.

I believe that cosmic events emanating from the galactic center cause recurring, periodic, and predictable pole shifts on earth.  At the same time I believe the sun will appear to be dark (Revelation 6:12 “the sun became black as sackcloth”) for three days, at the point in the year when it appears at the crossing point of the galactic axis and the ecliptic – the apparent path of the sun and planets.  I suspect it is no coincidence that Jesus died on a cross and was dead for three days and that we are told the sun went dark when he died.  Jonah was in darkness in the belly of the whale for three days, and I believe this is a reference to the sun going dark as it passes through the cosmic leviathan of the Milky Way’s central bulge along the galactic axis.

Elijah encountered “a chariot of fire.”   The Book of Enoch mentions “the sun… and the chariot in which it rises.” (Enoch 72:5)  We can safely assume Elijah represents another heavenly body which encountered the sun. “And Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven” just after he walked past Bethel (Beth-El = the house of God = the galactic center) and crossed the Jordan River (the Milky Way) and encountered the chariot of fire (the sun.)  So this occurred when the sun (and some other heavenly body – I suggest Jupiter) had just passed the galactic center and the axis of the Milky Way.  2 Kings 2:17 describes the men sent out to look for Elijah after he disappeared – “They searched three days but could not find him.”  Another symbolic reference to the three days of darkness and confusion.

BOWL-4-SUN-ANGEL

And then one of the even stranger comments in the Bible appears in 2 Kings 2:24 “Two female bears came out of the woods and tore up forty-two lads” from Bethel who had previously mocked Elijah’s son.  Now I have been to that part of Israel.  I have stood in the Jordan River.  Trees are scarce, and I never saw “woods” or a forest dense enough that bears could emerge and suddenly surprise anyone.  And even if we grant that there had been thick woods and a pair of real bears, can you imagine 42 young men not scattering and running off in different directions?  Surely a bear could kill a lad or two, but forty-two of them?  As C.M. Houck commented in The Celestial Spheres: Keys to the Suppressed wisdom of the Ancients: “How could two bears possibly manage to outrun, catch, and destroy forty-two terrified, hyperactive juvenile delinquents?  They couldn’t.  This is sacred language.”  And what I think he means is that this is another astronomical reference, this time to the two “polar bears” – the constellations Ursa Major and Ursa Minor – the Big Bear and Little Bear near the celestial North Pole.  I suggest that during the last pole shift, it was noticed that these “bears” seemed to suddenly move far faster than usual into the sky, corresponding with the sudden disappearance of 42 visible stars which unexpectedly fell below the opposite horizon.

In my last book, End Times and 2019, I conclude that the Bible, the Maya, and the Egyptians all left clues pointing to the next pole shift coinciding with the end of the Tribulation and Judgment Day in late December, 2019.  I suggest that Jupiter is the astronomical representation of the prophet Elijah, that the Sun represents Jesus, and that the conjunction of Jupiter and the Sun on Judgment Day represents Elijah anointing Jesus Christ as King.  I believe that Enoch and Elijah have been portrayed as witnesses to a previous pole shift, and that their stories give us clues about that last pole shift.  I believe they will be the two end times witnesses of the tribulation, and that they will witness during the reign of the Antichrist, just before the next catastrophic pole shift in 2019.  If you appreciate my application of “forensic astronomy” to Bible prophecy as detailed above, you will probably appreciate both my previous book – End Times and 2019 – and my new book focusing on events in the middle of the final seven years in June 2016 – Antichrist 2016-2019.

— contributed by David Montaigne, October 2014

author of  End Times and 2019   and   Antichrist 2016-2019


14 Cold, Hard Facts About Noah’s Ark That You Probably Do Not Know

By Michael Snyder, on April 3rd, 2014

Noah's Ark Discovered

The new Hollywood blockbuster “Noah” has created a tremendous amount of interest in the story of Noah’s Ark.  Traditionally, most people have regarded it as just a cute Bible story to tell children.  But could it be real?  Is there solid evidence that Noah’s Ark actually existed?  If there is real evidence, would you believe it?  What you are about to see is absolutely stunning.  In fact, some of the things that you are about to see are so shocking that many people will simply refuse to accept them.  Later in this article, you are going to see video footage of the physical remains of Noah’s Ark.  This discovery has been known about for quite some time, but the mainstream media has mostly ignored it.  A boat-shaped object that is the exact length that the Ark should be and the exact width the Ark should be has been found on the mountains of Ararat.  Ground penetrating radar shows us how the Ark was laid out, and scientific tests have been conducted on wood and metal extracted from the gigantic buried boat.  If you have never heard about any of this before, prepare to be blown away.  The following are 14 cold, hard facts about Noah’s Ark that you probably do not know…

#1 The Ark was about 500 feet long.  That would make it approximately the size of a World War II aircraft carrier.

#2 It has been estimated that the Ark had an internal volume of more than 1.5 million cubic feet.

#3 According to brand new research conducted by scientists the University of Leicester, Noah’s Ark could have carried at least 70,000 animals without sinking…

Noah’s Ark would have floated even with two of every animal in the world packed inside, scientists have calculated.

Although researchers are unsure if all the creatures could have squeezed into the huge boat, they are confident it would have handled the weight of 70,000 creatures without sinking.

#4 Of course the Ark would not have needed to hold 70,000 animals.  One conservative estimate puts the number of animals on the Ark at about 16,000.  This would have allowed for more than enough room for food, supplies and lots of empty space.

#5 We have discovered at least 250 different ancient cultures that have a story of a massive, cataclysmic flood.  Most of those stories have striking similarities to the Genesis account.

#6 If there really was a global flood, we would expect to find billions of dead things laid down in rock layers all over the globe.  And that is precisely what we find.

#7 We know where Noah’s Ark is today.  Yes, you read that correctly.  As you can see from the YouTube video posted below, the remains of Noah’s Ark have been discovered on “the mountains of Ararat” in Turkey.  This video footage is absolutely stunning…

#8 The remains of the Ark are just as long and just as wide as the Bible says they should be.

#9 Wood from the Ark has been tested, and the tests show that it does contain organic carbon.  That means that the fossilized wood that was discovered was once living matter.

#10 Along with wood, metal was also used in the construction of the Ark.  Iron fittings and aluminum have both been discovered at the remains of the Ark.

#11 Petrified animal dung, a petrified antler and and an ancient piece of cat hair have also been retrieved from the remains of the Ark.

#12 Historical records confirm that people have believed that this is the correct resting place of the Ark for a very, very long time

The Gilgamesh Epic (650 BC) gives Mt. Nisir as the landing place of the Ark. The local name for the town where the Ark was found is Nasar.

The annals of Ashurnasurpal II of Assyria (833-859 BC) places it south of the Zab river (correct).

Theophilus of Antioch (115-185 AD) said the Ark could be seen in his day in the Arabian mountains. Later Church Fathers also mention the Ark as late as the mid 7th century.

In the 13th century, Willam, a traveler, stated for the first time that Mt. Masis was the Ark location (present-day Mt. Ararat).

Ptolemy’s Geographia (1548) mentions the mountains of Armenia as the place of landing. So does the traveler Nicolas de Nicolay (1558).

#13 A village near the remains of the Ark is known as “the Village of Eight”, and a nearby valley is known as “the Valley of the Eight”.  There were eight survivors on the Ark.

#14 The site is now known as “the National Park of Noah’s Ark” and it has previously been officially recognized by the Turkish government.

If you are interested in learning more, you can find additional videos about this incredible discovery here and here.

When I was young, I desperately hoped that Noah’s Ark would be found someday, but I doubted that it would ever happen.

Well, it has happened.

We have found Noah’s Ark.

It is not just a story for little children.

So will you believe the evidence, or will you just dismiss it because it does not fit with your current worldview?


The First Book of Adam and Eve

Prologue

The First Book of Adam and Eve  details the life and times of Adam and Eve after they were expelled from the garden to the time that Cain kills his brother Abel.  It tells of Adam and Eve’s first dwelling – the Cave of Treasures; their trials and temptations; Satan’s many apparitions to them; the birth of Cain, Abel, and their twin sisters; and Cain’s love for his beautiful twin sister, Luluwa, whom Adam and Eve wished to join to Abel.

This book is considered by many scholars to be part of the "Pseudepigrapha" (soo-duh-pig-ruh-fuh).  The "Pseudepigrapha" is a collection of historical biblical works that are considered to be  fiction.  Because of that stigma, this book was not included in the compilation of the Holy Bible.  This book is a written history of what happened in the days of Adam and Eve after they were cast out of the garden. Although considered to be pseudepigraphic by some, it carries significant meaning and insight into events of that time.  It is doubtful that these writings could have survived all the many centuries if there were no substance to them.

This book is simply a version of an account handed down by word of mouth, from generation to generation, linking the time that the first human life was created to the time when somebody finally decided to write it down.  This particular version is the work of unknown Egyptians.  The lack of historical allusion makes it difficult to precisely date the writing, however, using other pseudepigraphical works as a reference, it was probably written a few hundred years before the birth of Christ.  Parts of this version are found in the Jewish Talmud, and the Islamic Koran, showing what a vital role it played in the original literature of human wisdom.  The Egyptian author wrote in Arabic, but later translations were found written in Ethiopic.  The present English translation was translated in the late 1800’s by Dr. S. C. Malan and Dr. E. Trumpp.  They translated into King James English from both the Arabic version and the Ethiopic version which was then published in The Forgotten Books of Eden in 1927 by The World Publishing Company.  In 1995, the text was extracted from a copy of  The Forgotten Books of Eden and converted to electronic form by Dennis Hawkins.  It was then translated into more modern English by simply exchanging ‘Thou’ s for ‘You’s, ‘Art’s for ‘Are’s, and so forth.  The text was then carefully re-read to ensure its integrity.

Chapter I – The crystal sea, God commands Adam, expelled from Eden, to live in the Cave of Treasures.

1 On the third day, God planted the garden in the east of the earth, on the border of the world eastward, beyond which, towards the sun-rising, one finds nothing but water, that encompasses the whole world, and reaches to the borders of heaven.

2 And to the north of the garden there is a sea of water, clear and pure to the taste, unlike anything else; so that, through the clearness thereof, one may look into the depths of the earth.

3 And when a man washes himself in it, he becomes clean of the cleanness thereof, and white of its whiteness — even if he were dark.

4 And God created that sea of his own good pleasure, for He knew what would come of the man He would make; so that after he had left the garden, on account of his transgression, men should be born in the earth.  Among them are righteous ones who will die, whose souls God would raise at the last day; when all of them will return to their flesh, bathe in the water of that sea, and repent of their sins.

5 But when God made Adam go out of the garden, He did not place him on the border of it northward.  This was so that he and Eve would not be able to go near to the sea of water where they could wash themselves in it, be cleansed from their sins, erase the transgression they had committed, and be no longer reminded of it in the thought of their punishment.

6 As to the southern side of the garden, God did not want Adam to live there either; because, when the wind blew from the north, it would bring him, on that southern side, the delicious smell of the trees of the garden.

7 Wherefore God did not put Adam there.  This was so that he would not be able to smell the sweet smell of those trees, forget his transgression, and find consolation for what he had done by taking delight in the smell of the trees and yet not be cleansed from his transgression.

8 Again, also, because God is merciful and of great pity, and governs all things in a way that He alone knows — He made our father Adam live in the western border of the garden, because on that side the earth is very broad.

9 And God commanded him to live there in a cave in a rock — the Cave of Treasures below the garden.

Chapter II – Adam and Eve faint when they leave the Garden. God sends His Word to encourage them.

1 But when our father Adam, and Eve, went out of the garden, they walked the ground on their feet, not knowing they were walking.

2 And when they came to the opening of the gate of the garden, and saw the broad earth spread before them, covered with stones large and small, and with sand, they feared and trembled, and fell on their faces, from the fear that came over them; and they were as dead.

3 Because — whereas until this time they had been in the garden land, beautifully planted with all manner of trees — they now saw themselves, in a strange land, which they knew not, and had never seen.

4 And because, when they were in the garden they were filled with the grace of a bright nature, and they had not hearts turned toward earthly things.

5 Therefore God had pity on them; and when He saw them fallen before the gate of the garden, He sent His Word to our father, Adam and Eve, and raised them from their fallen state.

Chapter III – Concerning the promise of the great five and a half days.

1 God said to Adam, "I have ordained on this earth days and years, and you and your descendants shall live and walk in them, until the days and years are fulfilled; when I shall send the Word that created you, and against which you have transgressed, the Word that made you come out of the garden, and that raised you when you were fallen.

2 Yes, the Word that will again save you when the five and a half days are fulfilled."

3 But when Adam heard these words from God, and of the great five and a half days, he did not understand the meaning of them.

4 For Adam was thinking there would be only five and a half days for him until the end of the world.

5 And Adam cried, and prayed to God to explain it to him.

6 Then God in his mercy for Adam who was made after His own image and likeness, explained to him, that these were 5,000 and 500 years; and how One would then come and save him and his descendants.

7 But before that, God had made this covenant with our father, Adam, in the same terms, before he came out of the garden, when he was by the tree where Eve took of the fruit and gave it to him to eat.

8 Because, when our father Adam came out of the garden, he passed by that tree, and saw how God had changed the appearance of it into another form, and how it shriveled.

9 And as Adam went to it he feared, trembled and fell down; but God in His mercy lifted him up, and then made this covenant with him.

10 And again, when Adam was by the gate of the garden, and saw the cherub with a sword of flashing fire in his hand, and the cherub grew angry and frowned at him, both Adam and Eve became afraid of him, and thought he meant to put them to death.  So they fell on their faces, trembled with fear.

11 But he had pity on them, and showed them mercy; and turning from them went up to heaven, and prayed to the Lord, and said; —

12 "Lord, You sent me to watch at the gate of the garden, with a sword of fire.

13 But when Your servants, Adam and Eve, saw me, they fell on their faces, and were as dead.  O my Lord, what shall we do to Your servants?"

14 Then God had pity on them, and showed them mercy, and sent His Angel to keep the garden.

15 And the Word of the Lord came to Adam and Eve, and raised them up.

16 And the Lord said to Adam, "I told you that at the end of the five and a half days, I will send my Word and save you.

17 Strengthen your heart, therefore, and stay in the Cave of Treasures, of which I have before spoken to you."

18 And when Adam heard this Word from God, he was comforted with that which God had told him.  For He had told him how He would save him.

Chapter IV – Adam mourns over the changed conditions. Adam and Eve enter the Cave of Treasures.

1 But Adam and Eve cried for having come out of the garden, their first home.

2 And indeed, when Adam looked at his flesh, that was altered, he cried bitterly, he and Eve, over what they had done.  And they walked and went gently down into the Cave of Treasures.

3 And as they came to it, Adam cried over himself and said to Eve, "Look at this cave  that is to  be our prison in this world, and a place of punishment!

4 What is it compared with the garden?  What is its narrowness compared with the space of the other?

5 What is this rock, by the side of those groves? What is the gloom of this cavern, compared with the light of the garden?

6 What is this overhanging ledge of rock to shelter us, compared with the mercy of the Lord that overshadowed us?

7 What is the soil of this cave compared with the garden land?  This earth, strewed with stones; and that, planted with delicious fruit trees?"

8 And Adam said to Eve, "Look at your eyes, and at mine, which before beheld angels praising in heaven; and they too, without ceasing.

9 But now we do not see as we did; our eyes have become of flesh; they cannot see like they used to see before."

10 Adam said again to Eve, "What is our body today, compared to what it was in former days, when we lived in the garden?"

11 After this, Adam did not want to enter the cave, under the overhanging rock; nor would he ever want to enter it.

12 But he bowed to God’s orders; and said to himself, "Unless I enter the cave, I shall again be a transgressor."

Chapter V – Eve makes a noble and emotional intercession, taking the blame on herself.

1 Then Adam and Eve entered the cave, and stood praying, in their own tongue, unknown to us, but which they knew well.

2 And as they prayed, Adam raised his eyes and saw the rock and the roof of the cave that covered him overhead. This prevented him from seeing either heaven or God’s creatures. So he cried and beat his chest hard, until he dropped, and was as dead.

3 And Eve sat crying; for she believed he was dead.

4 Then she got up, spread her hands toward God, appealing to Him for mercy and pity, and said, "O God, forgive me my sin, the sin which I committed, and don’t remember it against me.

5 For I alone caused Your servant to fall from the garden into this condemned land; from light into this darkness; and from the house of joy into this prison.

6 O God, look at this Your servant fallen in this manner, and bring him back to life, that he may cry and repent of his transgression which he committed through me.

7 Don’t take away his soul right now; but let him live that he may stand after the measure of his repentance, and do Your will, as before his death.

8 But if You do not bring him back to life, then, O God, take away my own soul, that I be like him, and leave me not in this dungeon, one and alone; for I could not stand alone in this world, but with him only.

9 For You, O God, caused him to fall asleep, and took a bone from his side, and restored the flesh  in the place of it, by Your divine power.

10 And You took me, the bone, and make me a woman, bright like him, with heart, reason, and speech; and in flesh, like to his own; and You made me after the likeness of his looks, by Your mercy and power.

11 O Lord, I and he are one, and You, O God, are our Creator, You are He who made us both in one day.

12 Therefore, O God, give him life, that he may be with me in this strange land, while we live in it on account of our transgression.

13 But if You will not give him life, then take me, even me, like him; that we both may die the same day."

14 And Eve cried bitterly, and fell on our father Adam; from her great sorrow.

Chapter VI – God’s reprimand to Adam and Eve in which he points out how and why they sinned.

1 But God looked at them; for they had killed themselves through great grief.

2 But He decided to raise them and comfort them.

3 He, therefore, sent His Word to them; that they should stand and be raised immediately.

4 And the Lord said to Adam and Eve, "You transgressed of your own free will, until you came out of the garden in which I had placed you.

5 Of your own free will have you transgressed through your desire for divinity, greatness, and an exalted state, such as I have; so that I deprived you of the bright nature in which you then were, and I made you come out of the garden to this land, rough and full of trouble.

6 If only you had not transgressed My commandment and had kept My law, and had not eaten of the fruit of the tree which I told you not to come near!  And there were fruit trees in the garden better than that one.

7 But the wicked Satan did not keep his faith and had no good intent towards Me, that although I had created him, he considered Me to be useless, and sought the Godhead for himself; for this I hurled him down from heaven so that he could not remain in his first estate — it was he who made the tree appear pleasant in your eyes, until you ate of it, by believing his words.

8 Thus have you transgressed My commandment, and therefore I have brought on you all these sorrows.

9 For I am God the Creator, who, when I created My creatures, did not intend to destroy them.  But after they had sorely roused My anger, I punished them with grievous plagues, until they repent.

10 But, if on the contrary, they still continue hardened in their transgression, they shall be under a curse forever."

Chapter VII – The beasts are appeased.

1 When Adam and Eve heard these words from God, they cried and sobbed yet more; but they strengthened their hearts in God, because they now felt that the Lord was to them like a father and a mother; and for this very reason, they cried before Him, and sought mercy from Him.

2 Then God had pity on them, and said: "O Adam, I have made My covenant with you, and I will not turn from it; neither will I let you return to the garden, until My covenant of the great five and a half days is fulfilled."

3 Then Adam said to God, "O Lord, You created us, and made us fit to be in the garden; and before I transgressed, You made all beasts come to me, that I should name them.

4 Your grace was then on me; and I named every one according to Your mind; and you made them all subject to me.

5 But now, O Lord God, that I have transgressed Your commandment, all beasts will rise against me and will devour me, and Eve Your handmaid; and will cut off our life from the face of the earth.

6 I therefore beg you, O God, that since You have made us come out of the garden, and have made us be in a strange land, You will not let the beasts hurt us."

7 When the Lord heard these words from Adam, He had pity on him, and felt that he had truly said that the beasts of the field would rise and devour him and Eve, because He, the Lord, was angry with the two of them on account of their transgressions.

8 Then God commanded the beasts, and the birds, and all that moves on the earth, to come to Adam and to be familiar with him, and not to trouble him and Eve; nor yet any of the good and righteous among their offspring.

9 Then all the beasts paid homage to Adam, according to the commandment of God; except the serpent, against which God was angry.  It did not come to Adam, with the beasts.

Chapter VIII – The "Bright Nature" of man is taken away.

1 Then Adam cried and said, "O God, when we lived in the garden, and our hearts were lifted up, we saw the angels that sang praises in heaven, but now we can’t see like we used to; no, when we entered the cave, all creation became hidden from us."

2 Then God the Lord said to Adam, "When you were under subjection to Me, you had a bright nature within you, and for that reason could you see things far away.  But after your transgression your bright nature was withdrawn from you; and it was not left to you to see things far away, but only near at hand; after the ability of the flesh; for it is brutish."

3 When Adam and Eve had heard these words from God, they went their way; praising and worshipping Him with a sorrowful heart.

4 And God ceased to commune with them.

Chapter IX – Water from the Tree of Life.  Adam and Eve near drowning.

1 Then Adam and Eve came out of the Cave of Treasures, and went near to the garden gate, and there they stood to look at it, and cried for having come away from it.

2 And Adam and Eve went from before the gate of the garden to the southern side of it, and found there the water that watered the garden, from the root of the Tree of Life, and that split itself from there into four rivers over the earth.

3 Then they came and went near to that water, and looked at it; and saw that it was the water that came forth from under the root of the Tree of Life in the garden.

4 And Adam cried and wailed, and beat his chest, for being severed from the garden; and said to Eve: —

5 "Why have you brought on me, on yourself, and on our descendants, so many of these plagues and punishments?"

6 And Eve said to him, "What is it you have seen that has caused you to cry and to speak to me in this manner?"

7 And he said to Eve, "Do you not see this water that was with us in the garden, that watered the trees of the garden, and flowed out from there?

8 And we, when we were in the garden, did not care about it; but since we came to this strange land, we love it, and turn it to use for our body."

9 But when Eve heard these words from him, she cried; and from the soreness of their crying, they fell into that water; and would have put an end to themselves in it, so as never again to return and behold the creation; for when they looked at the work of creation, they felt they must put an end to themselves.

Chapter X – Their bodies need water after they leave the garden.

1 Then God, merciful and gracious, looked at them thus lying in the water, and close to death, and sent an angel, who brought them out of the water, and laid them on the seashore as dead.

2 Then the angel went up to God, was welcome, and said, "O God, Your creatures have breathed their last."

3 Then God sent His Word to Adam and Eve, who raised them from their death.

4 And Adam said, after he was raised, "O God, while we were in the garden we did not require, or care for this water; but since we came to this land we cannot do without it."

5 Then God said to Adam, "While you were under My command and were a bright angel, you knew not this water.

6 But now that you have transgressed My commandment, you can not do without water, wherein to wash your body and make it grow; for it is now like that of beasts, and is in want of water."

7 When Adam and Eve heard these words from God, they cried a bitter cry; and Adam entreated God to let him return into the garden, and look at it a second time.

8 But God said to Adam, "I have made you a promise; when that promise is fulfilled, I will bring you back into the garden, you and your righteous descendants."

9 And God ceased to commune with Adam.

Chapter XI – A recollection of the glorious days in the Garden.

1 Then Adam and Eve felt themselves burning with thirst, and heat, and sorrow.

2 And Adam said to Eve, "We shall not drink of this water, even if we were to die.  O Eve, when this water comes into our inner parts, it will increase our punishments and that of our descendants."

3 Both Adam and Eve then went away from the water, and drank none of it at all; but came and entered the Cave of Treasures.

4 But when in it Adam could not see Eve; he only heard the noise she made.  Neither could she see Adam, but heard the noise he made.

5 Then Adam cried, in deep affliction, and beat his chest; and he got up and said to Eve, "Where are you?"

6 And she said to him, "Look, I am standing in this darkness."

7 He then said to her, "Remember the bright nature in which we lived, when we lived in the garden!

8 O Eve!  Remember the glory that rested on us in the garden.  O Eve!  Remember the trees that overshadowed us in the garden while we moved among them.

9 O Eve!  Remember that while we were in the garden, we knew neither night nor day.  Think of the Tree of Life, from below which flowed the water, and that shed lustre over us!  Remember, O Eve, the garden land, and the brightness thereof!

10 Think, oh think of that garden in which was no darkness, while we lived in it.

11 Whereas no sooner did we come into this Cave of Treasures than darkness surrounded us all around; until we can no longer see each other; and all the pleasure of this life has come to an end."

Chapter XII – How darkness came between Adam and Eve.

1 Then Adam beat his chest, he and Eve, and they mourned the whole night until the crack of dawn, and they sighed over the length of the night in Miyazia.

2 And Adam beat himself, and threw himself on the ground in the cave, from bitter grief, and because of the darkness, and lay there as dead.

3 But Eve heard the noise he made in falling on the ground.  And she felt about for him with her hands, and found him like a corpse.

4 Then she was afraid, speechless, and remained by him.

5 But the merciful Lord looked on the death of Adam, and on Eve’s silence from fear of the darkness.

6 And the Word of God came to Adam and raised him from his death, and opened Eve’s mouth that she might speak.

7 Then Adam stood up in the cave and said, "O God, why has light departed from us, and darkness covered us?  Why did you leave us in this long darkness?  Why do you plague us like this?

8 And this darkness, O Lord, where was it before it covered us? It is because of this that we cannot see each other.

9 For so long as we were in the garden, we neither saw nor even knew what darkness is.  I was not hidden from Eve, neither was she hidden from me, until now that she cannot see me; and no darkness came over us to separate us from each other.

10 But she and I were both in one bright light.  I saw her and she saw me.  Yet now since we came into this cave, darkness has covered us, and separated us from each other, so that I do not see her, and she does not see me.

11 O Lord, will You then plague us with this darkness?"

Chapter XIII – The fall of Adam.  Why night and day were created.

1 Then when God, who is merciful and full of pity, heard Adam’s voice, He said to him: —

2 "O Adam, so long as the good angel was obedient to Me, a bright light rested on him and on his hosts.

3 But when he transgressed My commandment, I deprived him of that bright nature, and he became dark.

4 And when he was in the heavens, in the realms of light, he knew nothing of darkness.

5 But he transgressed, and I made him fall from the heaven onto the earth; and it was this darkness that came over him.

6 And on you, O Adam, while in My garden and obedient to Me, did that bright light rest also.

7 But when I heard of your transgression, I deprived you of that bright light.  Yet, of My mercy, I did not turn you into darkness, but I made you your body of flesh, over which I spread this skin, in order that it may bear cold and heat.

8 If I had let My wrath fall heavily on you, I should have destroyed you; and had I turned you into darkness, it would have been as if I had killed you.

9 But in My mercy, I have made you as you are; when you transgressed My commandment, O Adam, I drove you from the garden, and made you come forth into this land; and commanded you to live in this cave; and darkness covered you, as it did over him who transgressed My commandment.

10 Thus, O Adam, has this night deceived you.  It is not to last forever; but is only of twelve hours; when it is over, daylight will return.

11 Sigh not, therefore, neither be moved; and say not in your heart that this darkness is long and drags on wearily; and say not in your heart that I plague you with it.

12 Strengthen your heart, and be not afraid.  This darkness is not a punishment.  But, O Adam, I have made the day, and have placed the sun in it to give light; in order that you and your children should do your work.

13 For I knew you would sin and transgress, and come out into this land.  Yet I wouldn’t force you, nor be heard over you, nor shut up; nor doom you through your fall; nor through your coming out from light into darkness; nor yet through your coming from the garden into this land.

14 For I made you of the light; and I willed to bring out children of light from you and like to you.

15 But you did not keep My commandment one day; until I had finished the creation and blessed everything in it.

16 Then, concerning the tree, I commanded you not to eat of it.  Yet I knew that Satan, who deceived himself, would also deceive you.

17 So I made known to you by means of the tree, not to come near him.  And I told you not to eat of the fruit thereof, nor to taste of it, nor yet to sit under it, nor to yield to it.

18 Had I not been and spoken to you, O Adam, concerning the tree, and had I left you without a commandment, and you had sinned — it would have been an offence on My part, for not having given you any order; you would turn around and blame Me for it.

19 But I commanded you, and warned you, and you fell. So that My creatures cannot blame Me; but the blame rests on them alone.

20 And, O Adam, I have made the day so that you and your descendants can work and toil in it.  And I have made the night for them to rest in it from their work; and for the beasts of the field to go forth by night and look for their food.

21 But little of darkness now remains, O Adam, and daylight will soon appear."

Chapter XIV – The earliest prophesy of the coming of Christ.

1 Then Adam said to God: "O Lord, take You my soul, and let me not see this gloom any more; or remove me to some place where there is no darkness."

2 But God the Lord said to Adam, "Indeed I say to you, this darkness will pass from you, every day I have determined for you, until the fulfillment of My covenant; when I will save you and bring you back again into the garden, into the house of light you long for, in which there is no darkness*.  I will bring you to it — in the kingdom of heaven."

3 Again said God to Adam, "All this misery that you have been made to take on yourself because of your transgression, will not free you from the hand of Satan, and will not save you.

4 But I will.  When I shall come down from heaven, and shall become flesh of your descendants, and take on Myself the infirmity from which you suffer, then the darkness that covered you in this cave shall cover Me in the grave, when I am in the flesh of your descendants.

5 And I, who am without years, shall be subject to the reckoning of years, of times, of months, and of days, and I shall be reckoned as one of the sons of men, in order to save you."

6 And God ceased to commune with Adam.

* Reference: John 12:46

Chapter XV – Adam and Eve grieve over the suffering of God to save them from their sins.

1 Then Adam and Eve cried and sorrowed by reason of God’s word to them, that they should not return to the garden until the fulfillment of the days decreed on them; but mostly because God had told them that He should suffer for their salvation.

Chapter XVI – The first sunrise.  Adam and Eve think it is a fire coming to burn them.

1 After this, Adam and Eve continued to stand in the cave, praying and crying, until the morning dawned on them.

2 And when they saw the light returned to them, they retrained from fear, and strengthened their hearts.

3 Then Adam began to come out of the cave.  And when he came to the mouth of it, and stood and turned his face towards the east, and saw the sunrise in glowing rays, and felt the heat thereof on his body, he was afraid of it, and thought in his heart that this flame came forth to plague him.

4 He then cried and beat his chest, then he fell on the ground on his face and made his request, saying: —

5 "O Lord, plague me not, neither consume me, nor yet take away my life from the earth."

6 For he thought the sun was God.

7 Because while he was in the garden and heard the voice of God and the sound He made in the garden, and feared Him, Adam never saw the brilliant light of the sun, neither did its flaming heat touch his body.

8 Therefore he was afraid of the sun when flaming rays of it reached him.  He thought God meant to plague him therewith all the days He had decreed for him.

9 For Adam also said in his thoughts, as God did not plague us with darkness, behold, He has caused this sun to rise and to plague us with burning heat.

10 But while he was thinking like this in his heart, the Word of God came to him and said: —

11 "O Adam, get up on your feet.  This sun is not God; but it has been created to give light by day, of which I spoke to you in the cave saying, ‘that the dawn would come, and there would be light by day.’

12 But I am God who comforted you in the night."

13 And God ceased to commune with Adam.

Chapter XVII – The Chapter of the Serpent.

1 The Adam and Eve came out at the mouth of the cave, and went towards the garden.

2 But as they went near it, before the western gate, from which Satan came when he deceived Adam and Eve, they found the serpent that became Satan coming at the gate, and sorrowfully licking the dust, and wiggling on its breast on the ground, by reason of the curse that fell on it from God.

3 And whereas before the serpent was the most exalted of all beasts, now it was changed and become slippery, and the meanest of them all, and it crept on its breast and went on its belly.

4 And whereas it was the fairest of all beasts, it had been changed, and was become the ugliest of them all. Instead of feeding on the best food, now it turned to eat the dust.  Instead of living, as before, in the best places, now it lived in the dust.

5 And, whereas it had been the most beautiful of all beasts, all of which stood dumb at its beauty, it was now abhorred of them.

6 And, again, whereas it lived in one beautiful home, to which all other animals came from elsewhere; and where it drank, they drank also of the same; now, after it had become venomous, by reason of God’s curse, all beasts fled from its home, and would not drink of the water it drank; but fled from it.

Chapter XVIII – The mortal combat with the serpent.

1 When the accursed serpent saw Adam and Eve, it swelled its head, stood on its tail, and with eyes blood- red, acted like it would kill them.

2 It made straight for Eve, and ran after her; while Adam standing by, cried because he had no stick in his hand with which to hit the serpent, and did not know how to put it to death.

3 But with a heart burning for Eve, Adam approached the serpent, and held it by the tail; when it turned towards him and said to him: —

4 "O Adam, because of you and of Eve, I am slippery, and go on my belly."  Then with its great strength, it threw down Adam and Eve and squeezed them, and tried to kill them.

5 But God sent an angel who threw the serpent away from them, and raised them up.

6 Then the Word of God came to the serpent, and said to it, "The first time I made you slick, and made you to go on your belly; but I did not deprive you of speech.

7 This time, however, you will be mute, and you and your race will speak no more; because, the first time My creatures were ruined because of  you, and this time you tried to kill them."

8 Then the serpent was struck mute, and was no longer able to speak.

9 And a wind blew down from heaven by the command of God and carried away the serpent from Adam and Eve, and threw it on the seashore where it landed in India.

Chapter XIX – Beasts made subject to Adam.

1 But Adam and Eve cried before God.  And Adam said to Him: —

2 "O Lord, when I was in the cave, I said this to you, my Lord, the beasts of the field would rise and devour me, and cut off my life from the earth."

3 Then Adam, because of what had happened to him, beat his chest and fell on the ground like a corpse.  Then the Word of God came to him, who raised him, and said to him,

4 "O Adam, not one of these beasts will be able to hurt you; because I have made the beasts and other moving things come to you in the cave.  I did not let the serpent come with them because it might have risen against you and made you tremble; and the fear of it should fall into your hearts.

5 For I knew that the accursed one is wicked; therefore I would not let it come near you with the other beasts.

6 But now strengthen your heart and fear not.  I am with you to the end of the days I have determined on you."

Chapter XX – Adam wishes to protect Eve.

1 Then Adam cried and said, "O God, take us away to some other place, where the serpent can not come near us again, and rise against us.  For fear that it might find Your handmaid Eve alone and kill her; for its eyes are hideous and evil."

2 But God said to Adam and Eve, "From now on, don’t be afraid, I will not let it come near you; I have driven it away from you, from this mountain; neither will I leave in it the ability to hurt you."

3 Then Adam and Eve worshipped before God and gave Him thanks, and praised Him for having delivered them from death.

Chapter XXI – Adam and Eve attempt suicide.

1 Then Adam and Eve went in search of the garden.

2 And the heat beat like a flame on their faces; and they sweated from the heat, and cried before the Lord.

3 But the place where they cried was close to a high mountain, facing the western gate of the garden.

4 Then Adam threw himself down from the top of that mountain; his face was torn and his flesh was ripped; he lost a lot of blood and was close to death.

5 Meanwhile Eve remained standing on the mountain crying over him, thus lying.

6 And she said, "I don’t wish to live after him; for all that he did to himself was through me."

7 Then she threw herself after him; and was torn and ripped by stones; and remained lying as dead.

8 But the merciful God, who looks over His creatures, looked at Adam and Eve as they lay dead, and He sent His Word to them, and raised them.

9 And said to Adam, "O Adam, all this misery which you have brought on yourself, will have no affect against My rule, neither will it alter the covenant of the 5, 500 years."

Chapter XXII – Adam in a gracious mood.

1 Then Adam said to God, "I dry up in the heat, I am faint from walking, and I don’t want to be in this world. And I don’t know when You will take me out of it to rest."

2 Then the Lord God said to him, "O Adam, it cannot be now, not until you have ended your days.  Then shall I bring you out of this miserable land."

3 And Adam said to God, "While I was in the garden I knew neither heat, nor languor, neither moving about, nor trembling, nor fear; but now since I came to this land, all this affliction has come over me.

4 Then God said to Adam, "So long as you were keeping My commandment, My light and My grace rested on you.  But when you transgressed My commandment, sorrow and misery came to you in this land."

5 And Adam cried and said, "O Lord, do not cut me off for this, neither punish me with heavy plagues, nor yet repay me according to my sin; for we, of our own will, transgressed Your commandment, and ignored Your law, and tried to become gods like you, when Satan the enemy deceived us."

6 Then God said again to Adam, "Because you have endured fear and trembling in this land, languor and suffering, treading and walking about, going on this mountain, and dying from it, I will take all this on Myself in order to save you."

Chapter XXIII – Adam and Eve strengthen themselves and make the first altar ever built.

1 Then Adam cried more and said, "O God, have mercy on me, so far as to take on yourself, that which I will do."

2 But God withdrew His Word from Adam and Eve.

3 Then Adam and Eve stood on their feet; and Adam said to Eve, "Strengthen yourself, and I also will strengthen myself." And she strengthened herself, as Adam told her.

4 Then Adam and Eve took stones and placed them in the shape of an altar; and they took leaves from the trees outside the garden, with which they wiped, from the face of the rock, the blood they had spilled.

5 But that which had dropped on the sand, they took together with the dust with which it was mingled and offered it on the altar as an offering to God.

6 Then Adam and Eve stood under the Altar and cried, thus praying to God, "Forgive us our trespass* and our sin, and look at us with Thine eye of mercy.  For when we were in the garden our praises and our hymns went up before you without ceasing. 

7 But when we came into this strange land, pure praise was not longer ours, nor righteous prayer, nor understanding hearts, nor sweet thoughts, nor just counsels, nor long discernment, nor upright feelings, neither is our bright nature left us.  But our body is changed from the likeness in which it was at first, when we were created.

8 Yet now look at our blood which is offered on these stones, and accept it at our hands, like the praise we used to sing to you at first, when in the garden."

9 And Adam began to make more requests of God.

* ORIGINAL OF THE LORD’S PRAYER SAID TO BE USED ABOUT 150 YEARS BEFORE OUR LORD: Our Father, Who art in Heaven, be gracious unto us, O Lord our God, hallowed be Your Name, and let the remembrance of Thee be glorified Heaven above and upon earth here below. 

Let Your kingdom reign over us now and forever.  The Holy Men of old said remit and forgive unto all men whatsoever they have done unto me.  And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil thing; for Thine is the kingdom and Thou shalt reign in glory forever and forevermore, AMEN.

Chapter XXIV – A vivid prophecy of the life and death of Christ.

1 Then the merciful God, good and lover of men, looked at Adam and Eve, and at their blood, which they had held up as an offering to Him; without an order from Him for so doing.  But He wondered at them; and accepted their offerings.

2 And God sent from His presence a bright fire, that consumed their offering.

3 He smelled the sweet savor of their offering, and showed them mercy.

4 Then came the Word of God to Adam, and said to him, "O Adam, as you have shed your blood, so will I shed My own blood when I become flesh of your descendants; and as you died, O Adam, so also will I die.  And as you built an altar, so also will I make for you an altar of the earth; and as you offered your blood on it, so also will I offer My blood on an altar on the earth.

5 And as you sued for forgiveness through that blood, so also will I make My blood forgiveness of sins, and erase transgressions in it.

6 And now, behold, I have accepted your offering, O Adam, but the days of the covenant in which I have bound you are not fulfilled.  When they are fulfilled, then will I bring you back into the garden.

7 Now, therefore, strengthen your heart; and when sorrow comes over you, make Me an offering, and I will be favorable to you."

Chapter XXV – God represented as merciful and loving. The establishing of worship.

1 But God knew that Adam believed he should frequently kill himself and make an offering to Him of his blood.

2 Therefore He said to him, "O Adam, don’t ever kill yourself like this again, by throwing yourself down from that mountain."

3 But Adam said to God, "I was thinking to put an end to myself at once, for having transgressed Your commandments, and for my having come out of the beautiful garden; and for the bright light of which You have deprived me; and for the praises which poured forth from my mouth without ceasing, and for the light that covered me.

4 Yet of Your goodness, O God, do not get rid of me altogether; but be favorable to me every time I die, and bring me to life.

5 And thereby it will be made known that You are a merciful God, who does not want anyone to perish; who loves not that one should fall; and who does not condemn any one cruelly, badly, and by whole destruction."

6 Then Adam remained silent.

7 And the Word of God came to him, and blessed him, and comforted him, and covenanted with him, that He would save him at the end of the days determined for him.

8 This, then, was the first offering Adam made to God; and so it became his custom to do.

Chapter XXVI – A beautiful prophecy of eternal life and joy (v. 15). The fall of night.

1 Then Adam took Eve, and they began to return to the Cave of Treasures where they lived.  But when they got closer to it and saw it from a distance, heavy sorrow fell on Adam and Eve when they looked at it.

2 Then Adam said to Eve, "When we were on the mountain we were comforted by the Word of God that conversed with us; and the light that came from the east shown over us.

3 But now the Word of God is hidden from us; and the light that shown over us is so changed as to disappear, and let darkness and sorrow come over us.

4 And we are forced to enter this cave which is like a prison, in which darkness covers us, so that we are separated from each other; and you can not see me, neither can I see you."

5 When Adam had said these words, they cried and spread their hands before God; for they were full of sorrow.

6 And they prayed to God to bring the sun to them, to shine on them, so that darkness would not return to them, and that they wouldn’t have to go under this covering of rock.  And they wished to die rather than see the darkness.

7 Then God looked at Adam and Eve and at their great sorrow, and at all they had done with a fervent heart, on account of all the trouble they were in, instead of their former well-being, and on account of all the misery that came over them in a strange land.

8 Therefore God was not angry with them; nor impatient with them; but he was patient and forbearing towards them, as towards the children He had created.

9 Then came the Word of God to Adam, and said to him, "Adam, as for the sun, if I were to take it and bring it to you, days, hours, years and months would all stop, and the covenant I have made with you, would never be fulfilled.

10 But then you would be deserted and stuck in a perpetual plague, and you would never be saved.

11 Yes, rather, bear long and calm your soul while you live night and day; until the fulfillment of the days, and the time of My covenant is come.

12 Then shall I come and save you, O Adam, for I do not wish that you be afflicted.

13 And when I look at all the good things in which you lived, and why you came out of them, then would I willingly show you mercy.

14 But I cannot alter the covenant that has gone out of My mouth; otherwise I would have brought you back into the garden.

15 When, however, the covenant is fulfilled, then shall I show you and your descendants mercy, and bring you into a land of gladness, where there is neither sorrow nor suffering; but abiding joy and gladness, and light that never fails, and praises that never cease; and a beautiful garden that shall never pass away."

16 And God said again to Adam, "Be patient and enter the cave, for the darkness, of which you were afraid, shall only be twelve hours long; and when ended, light shall come up."

17 Then when Adam heard these words from God, he and Eve worshipped before Him, and their hearts were comforted. They returned into the cave after their custom, while tears flowed from their eyes, sorrow and wailing came from their hearts, and they wished their soul would leave their body.

18 And Adam and Eve stood praying until the darkness of night came over them, and Adam was hid from Eve, and she from him.

19 And they remained standing in prayer.

Chapter XXVII – The second tempting of Adam and Eve. The devil takes on the form of a beguiling light.

1 When Satan, the hater of all good, saw how they continued in prayer, and how God communed with them, and comforted them, and how He had accepted their offering — Satan made an apparition.

2 He began with transforming his hosts; in his hands was a flashing fire, and they were in a great light.

3 He then placed his throne near the mouth of the cave because he could not enter into it by reason of their prayers. And he shed light into the cave, until the cave glistened over Adam and Eve; while his hosts began to sing praises.

4 And Satan did this, in order that when Adam saw the light, he should think within himself that it was a heavenly light, and that Satan’s hosts were angels; and that God had sent them to watch at the cave, and to give him light in the darkness.

5 So that when Adam came out of the cave and saw them, and Adam and Eve bowed to Satan, then he would overcome Adam thereby, and a second time humble him before God.

6 When, therefore, Adam and Eve saw the light, fancying it was real, they strengthened their hearts; yet, as they were trembling, Adam said to Eve: —

7 "Look at that great light, and at those many songs of praise, and at that host standing outside who won’t come into our cave.  Why don’t they tell us what they want, where they are from, what the meaning of this light is, what those praises are, why they have been sent to this place, and why they won’t come in?

8 If they were from God, they would come into the cave with us, and would tell us why they were sent."

9 Then Adam stood up and prayed to God with a burning heart, and said: —

10 "O Lord, is there in the world another god besides You, who created angels and filled them with light, and sent them to keep us, who would come with them?

11 But, look, we see these hosts that stand at the mouth of the cave; they are in a great light; they sing loud praises.  If they are of some other god than You, tell me; and if they are sent by you, inform me of the reason for which You have sent them."

12 No sooner had Adam said this, than an angel from God appeared to him in the cave, who said to him, "O Adam, fear not.  This is Satan and his hosts; he wishes to deceive you as he deceived you at first.  For the first time, he was hidden in the serpent; but this time he is come to you in the likeness of an angel of light; in order that, when you worshipped him, he might enslave you, in the very presence of God."

13 Then the angel went from Adam and seized Satan at the opening of the cave, and stripped him of the pretense he had assumed, and brought him in his own hideous form to Adam and Eve; who were afraid of him when they saw him.

14 And the angel said to Adam, "This hideous form has been his ever since God made him fall from heaven.  He could not have come near you in it; he therefore transformed himself into an angel of light."

15 Then the angel drove away Satan and his hosts from Adam and Eve, and said to them, "Fear not; God who created you, will strengthen you."

16 And the angel left them.

17 But Adam and Eve remained standing in the cave; no consolation came to them; they divided in their thoughts.

18 And when it was morning they prayed; and then went out to seek the garden.  For their hearts were towards it, and they could get no consolation for having left it.

Chapter XXVIII – The Devil pretends to lead Adam and Eve to the water to bathe.

1 But when the crafty Satan saw them, that they were going to the garden, he gathered together his host, and came in appearance on a cloud, intent on deceiving them.

2 But when Adam and Eve saw him thus in a vision, they thought they were angels of God come to comfort them about having left the garden, or to bring them back again into it.

3 And Adam spread his hands before God, beseeching Him to make him understand what they were.

4 Then Satan, the hater of all good, said to Adam, "O Adam, I am an angel of the great God; and, behold the hosts that surround me.

5 God has sent us to take you and bring you to the border of the garden northwards; to the shore of the clear sea, and bathe you and Eve in it, and raise you to your former gladness, that you return again to the garden."

6 These words sank into the heart of Adam and Eve.

7 Yet God withheld His Word from Adam, and did not make him understand at once, but waited to see his strength; whether he would be overcome as Eve was when in the garden, or whether he would prevail.

8 Then Satan called to Adam and Eve, and said, "Behold, we go to the sea of water," and they began to go.

9 And Adam and Eve followed them at some little distance.

10 But when they came to the mountain to the north of the garden, a very high mountain, without any steps to the top of it, the Devil drew near to Adam and Eve, and made them go up to the top in reality, and not in a vision; wishing, as he did, to throw them down and kill them, and to wipe off their name from the earth; so that this earth should remain to him and his hosts alone.

Chapter XXIX – God tells Adam of the Devil’s purpose. (v. 4).

1 But when the merciful God saw that Satan wished to kill Adam with his many tricks, and saw that Adam was meek and without guile, God spoke to Satan in a loud voice, and cursed him.

2 Then he and his hosts fled, and Adam and Eve remained standing on the top of the mountain, from there they saw below them the wide world, high above which they were.  But they saw none of the host which time after time were by them.

3 They cried, both Adam and Eve, before God, and begged for forgiveness of Him.

4 Then came the Word from God to Adam, and said to him, "Know you and understand concerning this Satan, that he seeks to deceive you and your descendants after you."

5 And Adam cried before the Lord God, and begged and prayed to Him to give him something from the garden, as a token to him, wherein to be comforted.

6 And God considered Adam’s thought, and sent the angel Michael as far as the sea that reaches India, to take from there golden rods and bring them to Adam.

7 This did God in His wisdom in order that these golden rods, being with Adam in the cave, should shine forth with light in the night around him, and put an end to his fear of the darkness.

8 Then the angel Michael went down by God’s order, took golden rods, as God had commanded him, and brought them to God.

Chapter XXX – Adam receives the first worldly goods.

1 After these things, God commanded the angel Gabriel to go down to the garden, and say to the cherub who kept it, "Behold, God has commanded me to come into the garden, and to take from it sweet smelling incense, and give it to Adam."

2 Then the angel Gabriel went down by God’s order to the garden, and told the cherub as God had commanded him.

3 The cherub then said, "Well."  And Gabriel went in and took the incense.

4 Then God commanded his angel Raphael to go down to the garden, and speak to the cherub about some myrrh, to give to Adam.

5 And the angel Raphael went down and told the cherub as God had commanded him, and the cherub said, "Well." Then Raphael went in and took the myrrh.

6 The golden rods were from the Indian sea, where there are precious stones.  The incense was from the eastern border of the garden; and the myrrh from the western border, from where bitterness came over Adam.

7 And the angels brought these things to God, by the Tree of Life, in the garden.

8 Then God said to the angels, "Dip them in the spring of water; then take them and sprinkle their water over Adam and Eve, that they be a little comforted in their sorrow, and give them to Adam and Eve.

9 And the angels did as God had commanded them, and they gave all those things to Adam and Eve on the top of the mountain on which Satan had placed them, when he sought to make an end of them.

10 And when Adam saw the golden rods, the incense and the myrrh, he was rejoiced and cried because he thought that the gold was a token of the kingdom from where he had come, that the incense was a token of the bright light which had been taken from him, and that the myrrh was a token of the sorrow in which he was.

Chapter XXXI – They make themselves more comfortable in the Cave of Treasures on the third day.

1 After these things God said to Adam, "You asked Me for something from the garden, to be comforted therewith, and I have given you these three tokens as a consolation to you; that you trust in Me and in My covenant with you.

2 For I will come and save you; and kings shall bring me when in the flesh, gold, incense and myrrh; gold as a token of My kingdom; incense as a token of My divinity; and myrrh as a token of My suffering and of My death.

3 But, O Adam, put these by you in the cave; the gold that it may shed light over you by night; the incense, that you smell its sweet savor; and the myrrh, to comfort you in your sorrow."

4 When Adam heard these words from God, he worshipped before Him.  He and Eve worshipped Him and gave Him thanks, because He had dealt mercifully with them.

5 Then God commanded the three angels, Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, each to bring what he had brought, and give it to Adam.  And they did so, one by one.

6 And God commanded Suriyel and Salathiel to bear up Adam and Eve, and bring them down from the top of the high mountain, and to take them to the Cave of Treasures.

7 There they laid the gold on the south side of the cave, the incense on the eastern side, and the myrrh on the western side. For the mouth of the cave was on the north side.

8 The angels then comforted Adam and Eve, and departed.

9 The gold was seventy rods*; the incense, twelve pounds; and the myrrh, three pounds.

10 These remained by Adam in the Cave of Treasures**.

11 God gave these three things to Adam on the third day after he had come out of the garden, in token of the three days the Lord should remain in the heart of the earth.

12 And these three things, as they continued with Adam in the cave, gave him light by night; and by day they gave him a little relief from his sorrow.

* A rod is a unit of linear measure equivalent to 5.5 yards and also a unit of area measure equivalent to 30.25 square yards.  In this case, the word rod simply means a kind of long, thin piece of gold of unspecified size and weight.

** This is the original text which appears to contain embedded editorial content:  "These remained by Adam in the House of Treasures; therefore was it called ‘of concealment.’  But other interpreters say it was called the ‘Cave of Treasures,’ by reason of the bodies of righteous men that were in it.

Chapter XXXII – Adam and Eve go into the water to pray.

1 And Adam and Eve remained in the Cave of Treasures until the seventh day; they neither ate of the fruit the earth, nor drank water.

2 And when it dawned on the eighth day, Adam said to Eve, "O Eve, we prayed God to give us something from the garden, and He sent his angels who brought us what we had desired.

3 But now, get up, let us go to the sea of water we saw at first, and let us stand in it, praying that God will again be favorable to us and take us back to the garden; or give us something; or that He will give us comfort in some other land than this in which we are."

4 Then Adam and Eve came out of the cave, went and stood on the border of the sea in which they had before thrown themselves, and Adam said to Eve:–

5 Come, go down into this place, and come not out of it until the end of thirty days, when I shall come to you. And pray to God with burning heart and a sweet voice, to forgive us.

6 And I will go to another place, and go down into it, and do like you."

7 Then Eve went down into the water, as Adam had commanded her.  Adam also went down into the water; and they stood praying; and besought the Lord to forgive them their offense, and to restore them to their former state.

8 And they stood like that praying, until the end of the thirty-five days.

Chapter XXXIII – Satan falsely promises the "bright light."

1 But Satan, the hater of all good, sought them in the cave, but found them not, although he searched diligently for them.

2 But he found them standing in the water praying and thought within himself, "Adam and Eve are standing like that in that water praying to God to forgive them their transgression, and to restore them to their former state, and to take them from under my hand.

3 But I will deceive them so that they shall come out of the water, and not fulfil their vow."

4 Then the hater of all good, went not to Adam, but he went to Eve, and took the form of an angel of God, praising and rejoicing, and said to her:–

5 "Peace be to you!  Be glad and rejoice!  God is favorable to you, and He sent me to Adam.  I have brought him the glad tidings of salvation, and of his being filled with bright light as he was at first.

6 And Adam, in his joy for his restoration, has sent me to you, that you come to me, in order that I crown you with light like him.

7 And he said to me, ‘Speak to Eve; if she does not come with you, tell her of the sign when we were on the top of the mountain; how God sent his angels who took us and brought us to the Cave of Treasures; and laid the gold on the southern side; incense, on the eastern side; and myrrh on the western side.’  Now come to him."

8 When Eve hear these words from him, she rejoiced greatly.  And thinking Satan’s appearance was real, she came out of the sea.

9 He went before, and she followed him until they came to Adam. Then Satan hid himself from her, and she saw him no more.

10 She then came and stood before Adam, who was standing by the water and rejoicing in God’s forgiveness.

11 And as she called to him, he turned around, found her there and cried when he saw her, and beat his chest; and from the bitterness of his grief, he sank into the water.

12 But God looked at him and at his misery, and at his being about to breathe his last.  And the Word of God came from heaven, raised him out of the water, and said to him, "Go up the high bank to Eve."  And when he came up to Eve he said to her, "Who told you to come here?"

13 Then she told him the discourse of the angel who had appeared to her and had given her a sign.

14 But Adam grieved, and gave her to know it was Satan. He then took her and they both returned to the cave. 

15 These things happened to them the second time they went down to the water, seven days after their coming out of the garden.

16 They fasted in the water thirty-five days; altogether forty-two days since they had left the garden.

Chapter XXXIV – Adam recalls the creation of Eve. He eloquently appeals for food and drink.

1 And on the morning of the forty-third day, they came out of the cave, sorrowful and crying.  Their bodies were lean, and they were parched from hunger and thirst, from fasting and praying, and from their heavy sorrow on account of their transgression.

2 And when they had come out of the cave they went up the mountain to the west of the garden.

3 There they stood and prayed and besought God to grant them forgiveness of their sins.

4 And after their prayers Adam began to beg God, saying, "O my Lord, my God, and my Creator, You commanded the four elements* to be gathered together, and they were gathered together by Thine order.

5 Then You spread Your hand and created me out of one element, that of dust of the earth; and You brought me into the garden at the third hour, on a Friday, and informed me of it in the cave.

6 Then, at first, I knew neither night nor day, for I had a bright nature; neither did the light in which I lived ever leave me to know night or day.

7 Then, again, O Lord, in that third hour in which You created me, You brought to me all beasts, and lions, and ostriches, and fowls of the air, and all things that move in the earth, which You had created at the first hour before me of the Friday.

8 And Your will was that I should name them all, one by one, with a suitable name.  But You gave me understanding and knowledge, and a pure heart and a right mind from you, that I should name them after Thine own mind regarding the naming of them.

9 O God, You made them obedient to me, and ordered that not one of them break from my sway, according to Your commandment, and to the dominion which You had given me over them.  But now they are all estranged from me.

10 Then it was in that third hour of Friday, in which You created me, and commanded me concerning the tree, to which I was neither to go near, nor to eat thereof; for You said to me in the garden, ‘When you eat of it, of death you shall die.’

11 And if You had punished me as You said, with death, I should have died that very moment.

12 Moreover, when You commanded me regarding the tree, I was neither to approach nor to eat thereof, Eve was not with me; You had not yet created her, neither had You yet taken her out of my side; nor had she yet heard this order from you.

13 Then, at the end of the third hour of that Friday, O Lord, You caused a slumber and a sleep to come over me, and I slept, and was overwhelmed in sleep.

14 Then You drew a rib out of my side, and created it after my own likeness and image.  Then I awoke; and when I saw her and knew who she was, I said, ‘This is bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh; from now on she shall be called woman.’

15 It was of Your good will, O God, that You brought a slumber in a sleep over me, and that You immediately brought Eve out of my side, until she was out, so that I did not see how she was made; neither could I witness, O my Lord, how awful and great are Your goodness and glory.

16 And of Your goodwill, O Lord, You made us both with bodies of a bright nature, and You made us two, one; and You gave us Your grace, and filled us with praises of the Holy Spirit; that we should be neither hungry nor thirsty, nor know what sorrow is, nor yet faintness of heart; neither suffering, fasting nor weariness.

17 But now, O God, since we transgressed Your commandment and broke Your law, You have brought us out into a strange land, and have caused suffering, and faintness, hunger  and thirst to come over us.

18 Now, therefore, O God, we pray you, give us something to eat from the garden, to satisfy our hunger with it; and something wherewith to quench our thirst.

19 For, behold, many days, O God, we have tasted nothing and drunk nothing, and our flesh is dried up, and our strength is wasted, and sleep is gone from our eyes from faintness and crying.

20 Then, O God, we dare not gather anything from the fruit of trees, from fear of you.  For when we transgress at first You spared us and did not make us die.

21 But now, we thought in our hearts, if we eat of the fruit of the trees, without God’s order, He will destroy us this time, and will wipe us off from the face of the earth.

22 And if we drink of this water, without God’s order, He will make an end of us and root us up at once.

23 Now, therefore, O God, that I am come to this place with Eve, we beg You to give us some fruit from the garden, that we may be satisfied with it.

24 For we desire the fruit that is on the earth, and all else that we lack in it."

* The medieval belief that there were only four elements – fire, earth, air, and water – was widely accepted until about 1500 AD when the current atomic theory was in its infancy.

Chapter XXXV – God’s reply.

1 Then God looked again at Adam and his crying and groaning, and the Word of God came to him, and said to him: —

2 "O Adam, when you were in My garden, you knew neither eating nor drinking; neither faintness nor suffering; neither leanness of flesh, nor change; neither did sleep depart from thine eyes.  But since you transgressed, and came into this strange land, all these trials are come over you."

Chapter XXXVI – Figs.

1 Then God commanded the cherub, who kept the gate of the garden with a sword of fire in his hand, to take some of the fruit of the fig-tree, and to give it to Adam.

2 The cherub obeyed the command of the Lord God, and went into the garden and brought two figs on two twigs, each fig hanging to its leaf; they were from two of the trees among which Adam and Eve hid themselves when God went to walk in the garden, and the Word of God came to Adam and Eve and said to them, "Adam, Adam, where are you?"

3 And Adam answered, "O God, here I am.  When I heard the sound of You and Your voice, I hid myself, because I am naked."

4 Then the cherub took two figs and brought them to Adam and Eve.  But he threw them to them from a distance; for they might not come near the cherub by reason of their flesh, that could not come near the fire.

5 At first, angels trembled at the presence of Adam and were afraid of him.  But now Adam trembled before the angels and was afraid of them.

6 Then Adam came closer and took one fig, and Eve also came in turn and took the other.

7 And as they took them up in their hands, they looked at them, and knew they were from the trees among which they had hidden themselves.

Chapter XXXVII – Forty-three days of penance do not redeem one hour of sin (v. 6).

1 Then Adam said to Eve, "Do you not see these figs and their leaves, with which we covered ourselves when we were stripped of our bright nature?  But now, we do not know what misery and suffering may come over us from eating them.

2 Now, therefore, O Eve, let us restrain ourselves and not eat of them, you and I; and let us ask God to give us of the fruit of the Tree of Life."

3 Thus did Adam and Eve restrain themselves, and did not eat of these figs.

4 But Adam began to pray to God and to beseech Him to give him of the fruit of the Tree of Life, saying thus: "O God, when we transgressed Your commandment at the sixth hour of Friday, we were stripped of the bright nature we had, and did not continue in the garden after our transgression, more than three hours.

5 But in the evening You made us come out of it.  O God, we transgressed against You one hour, and all these trials and sorrows have come over us until this day.

6 And those days together with this the forty-third day, do not redeem that one hour in which we transgressed!

7 O God, look at us with an eye of pity, and do not avenge us according to our transgression of Your commandment, in Your presence.

8 O God, give us of the fruit of the Tree of Life, that we may eat of it, and live, and turn not to see sufferings and other trouble, in this earth; for You are God.

9 When we transgressed Your commandment, You made us come out of the garden, and sent a cherub to keep the Tree of Life, lest we should eat thereof, and live; and know nothing of faintness after we transgressed.

10 But now, O Lord, behold, we have endured all these days, and have borne sufferings.  Make these forty-three days an equivalent for the one hour in which we transgressed."

Chapter XXXVIII – "When 5500 years are fulfilled. . . ."

1 After these things the Word of God came to Adam, and said to him: —

2 "O Adam, as to the fruit on the Tree of Life that you have asked for, I will not give it to you now, but only when the 5500 years are fulfilled.  At that time I will give you fruit from the Tree of Life, and you will eat, and live forever, you, and Eve, and your righteous descendants.

3 But these forty-three days cannot make amends for the hour in which you transgressed My commandment.

4 O Adam, I gave you the fruit of the fig-tree to eat in which you hid yourself.  Go and eat of it, you and Eve.

5 I will not deny your request, neither will I disappoint your hope; therefore, endure until the fulfillment of the covenant I made with you."

6 And God withdrew His Word from Adam.

Chapter XXXIX – Adam is cautious — but too late.

1 Then Adam returned to Eve, and said to her, "Get up, and take a fig for yourself, and I will take another; and let us go to our cave."

2 Then Adam and Eve took each a fig and went towards the cave; the time was about the setting of the sun; and their thoughts made them long to eat of the fruit.

3 But Adam said to Eve, "I am afraid to eat of this fig. I know not what may come over me from it."

4 So Adam cried, and stood praying before God, saying, "Satisfy my hunger, without my having to eat this fig; for after I have eaten it, what will it profit me?  And what shall I desire and ask of you, O God, when it is gone?"

5 And he said again, "I am afraid to eat of it; for I know not what will befall me through it."

Chapter XL – The first Human hunger.

1 Then the Word of God came to Adam, and said to him, "O Adam, why didn’t you have this dread, or this fasting, or this care before now?  And why didn’t you have this fear before you transgressed?

2 But when you came to live in this strange land, your animal body could not survive on earth without earthly food, to strengthen it and to restore its powers."

3 And God withdrew His Word for Adam.

Chapter XLI – The first Human thirst.

1 Then Adam took the fig, and laid it on the golden rods.  Eve also took her fig, and put it on the incense.

2 And the weight of each fig was that of a water-melon; for the fruit of the garden was much larger than the fruit of this land*.

3 But Adam and Eve remained standing and fasting the whole of that night, until the morning dawned.

4 When the sun rose they were still praying, but after they had finished praying, Adam said to Eve: —

5 "O Eve, come, let us go to the border of the garden looking south; to the place from where the river flows, and is parted into four heads.  There we will pray to God, and ask Him to give us some of the Water of Life to drink .

6 For God has not fed us with the Tree of Life, in order that we may not live.  Therefore, we will ask him to give us some of the Water of Life, and to quench our thirst with it, rather than with a drink of water of this land."

7 When Eve heard these words from Adam, she agreed; and they both got up and came to the southern border of the garden, at the edge of the river of water a short distance from the garden.

8 And they stood and prayed before the Lord, and asked Him to look at them this once, to forgive them, and to grant them their request.

9 After this prayer from both of them, Adam began to pray with his voice before God, and said; —

10 "O Lord, when I was in the garden and saw the water that flowed from under the Tree of Life, my heart did not desire, neither did my body require to drink of it; neither did I know thirst, for I was living; and above that which I am now.

11 So that in order to live I did not require any Food of Life, neither did I drink of the Water of Life.

12 But now, O God, I am dead; my flesh is parched with thirst.  Give me of the Water of Life that I may drink of it and live.

13 Of Your mercy, O God, save me from these plagues and trials, and bring me into another land different from this, if You will not let me live in Your garden."

* This is substantiated by Genesis 3:7 whereby the leaves of the fig tree were large enough that Adam and Eve could fashion garments from them.

Chapter XLII – A promise of the Water of Life.  The third prophecy of the coming of Christ.

1 Then came the Word of God to Adam, and said to him:–

2 "O Adam, as to what you said, ‘Bring me into a land where there is rest,’ it is not another land than this, but it is the kingdom of heaven where alone there is rest.

3 But you can not make your entrance into it at present; but only after your judgment is past and fulfilled.

4 Then will I make you go up into the kingdom of heaven, you and your righteous descendants; and I will give you and them the rest you ask for at present.

5 And if you said, ‘Give me of the Water of Life that I may drink and live’ — it cannot be this day, but on the day that I shall descend into hell, and break the gates of brass, and bruise in pieces the kingdoms of iron.

6 Then will I in mercy save your soul and the souls of the righteous, to give them rest in My garden.  And that shall be when the end of the world is come.

7 And, again, in regards to the Water of Life you seek, it will not be granted you this day; but on the day that I shall shed My blood on your head* in the land of Golgotha**.

8 For My blood shall be the Water of Life to you at that time, and not to just you alone, but to all your descendants who shall believe in Me***; that it be to them for rest forever."

9 The Lord said again to Adam, "O Adam, when you were in the garden, these trials did not come to you.

10 But since you transgressed My commandment, all these sufferings have come over you.

11 Now, also, does your flesh require food and drink; drink then of that water that flows by you on the face of the earth.

12 Then God withdrew His Word from Adam.

13 And Adam and Eve worshipped the Lord, and returned from the river of water to the cave.  It was noon-day; and when they drew near to the cave, they saw a large fire by it.

* This phrase indicates that the bleeding will take place in an elevated position above the populace.  This is believed to be a reference to the cross whereby Christ bled profusely above the people below.

** Golgotha (goal-goth-uh) was the hill outside the walls of Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified. Its exact location is not precisely known, but the Church of the Holy Sepulcher is believed to have been constructed on this hill.

*** Reference: John 6:25 and 7:38

Chapter XLIII – The Devil attempts arson.

1 Then Adam and Eve were afraid, and stood still.  And Adam said to Eve, "What is that fire by our cave?  We have done nothing in it to cause this fire.

2 We neither have bread to bake therein, nor broth to cook there.  As to this fire, we have never known anything like it, neither do we know what to call it.

3 But ever since God sent the cherub with a sword of fire that flashed and lightened in his hand, from fear of which we fell down and were like corpses, have we not seen the like.

4 But now, O Eve, behold, this is the same fire that was in the cherub’s hand, which God has sent to keep the cave in which we live.

5 O Eve, it is because God is angry with us, and will drive us from it.

6 O Eve, we have again transgressed His commandment in that cave, so that He had sent this fire to burn around it, and to prevent us from going into it.

7 If this be really so, O Eve, where shall we live? And where shall we flee from before the face of the Lord? Since, in regards to the garden, He will not let us live in it, and He has deprived us of the good things thereof; but He has placed us in this cave, in which we have borne darkness, trials and hardships, until at last we have found comfort therein.

8 But now that He has brought us out into another land, who knows what may happen in it?  And who knows but that the darkness of that land may be far greater than the darkness of this land?

9 Who knows what may happen in that land by day or by night? And who knows whether it will be far or near, O Eve? Where it will please God to put us, may be far from the garden, O Eve?  Or where God will prevent us from beholding Him, because we have transgressed His commandment, and because we have made requests of Him at all times?

10 O Eve, if God will bring us into a strange land other than this, in which we find consolation, it must be to put our souls to death, and blot out our name from the face of the earth.

11 O Eve, if we are further alienated from the garden and from God, where shall we find Him again, and ask Him to give us gold, incense, myrrh, and some fruit of the fig-tree?

12 Where shall we find Him, to comfort us a second time?  Where shall we find Him, that He may think of us, as regards the covenant He has made on our behalf?"

13 Then Adam said no more. And they kept looking, He and Eve, towards the cave, and at the fire that flared up around it.

14 But that fire was from Satan.  For he had gathered trees and dry grasses, and had carried and brought them to the cave, and had set fire to them, in order to consume the cave and what was in it.

15 So that Adam and Eve should be left in sorrow, and he should cut off their trust in God, and make them deny Him.

16 But by the mercy of God he could not burn the cave, for God sent His angel around the cave to guard it from such a fire, until it went out.

17 And this fire lasted from noon-day until the break of day.  That was the forty-fifth day.

Chapter XLIV – The power of fire over man.

1 Yet Adam and Eve were standing and looking at the fire, and unable to come near the cave from their dread of the fire.

2 And Satan kept on bringing trees and throwing them into the fire, until the flames of the fire rose up on high, and covered the whole cave, thinking, as he did in his own mind, to consume the cave with much fire.  But the angel of the Lord was guarding it.

3 And yet he could not curse Satan, nor injure him by word, because he had no authority over him, neither did he take to doing so with words from his mouth.

4 Therefore the angel tolerated him, without saying one bad word, until the Word of God came who said to Satan, "Go away from here; once before you deceived My servants, and this time you seek to destroy them.

5 Were it not for My mercy I would have destroyed you and your hosts from off the earth. But I have had patience with you, until the end of the world."

6 Then Satan fled from before the Lord.  But the fire went on burning around the cave like a coal-fire the whole day; which was the forty-sixth day Adam and Eve had spent since they came out of the garden.

7 And when Adam and Eve saw that the heat of the fire had somewhat cooled down, they began to walk towards the cave to get into it as they usually did; but they could not, by reason of the heat of the fire.

8 Then they both began crying because of the fire that separated them from the cave, and that came towards them, burning.  And they were afraid.

9 Then Adam said to Eve, "See this fire of which we have a portion in us:  which formerly yielded to us, but no longer does so, now that we have transgressed the limit of creation, and changed our condition, and our nature is altered.  But the fire is not changed in its nature, nor altered from its creation.  Therefore it now has power over us; and when we come near it, it scorches our flesh."

Chapter XLV – Why Satan didn’t fulfil his promises. Description of hell.

1 Then Adam rose and prayed to God, saying, "See, this fire has separated us from the cave in which You have commanded us to live; but now, behold, we cannot go into it."

2 Then God heard Adam, and sent him His Word, that said: —

3 "O Adam, see this fire!  How different the flame and heat thereof are from the garden of delights and the good things in it!

4 When you were under My control, all creatures yielded to you; but after you have transgressed My commandment, they all rise over you."

5 God said again to him, "See, O Adam, how Satan has exalted you!  He has deprived you of the Godhead, and of an exalted state like Me, and has not kept his word to you; but has, after all, become your enemy.  He is the one who made this fire in which he meant to burn you and Eve.

6 Why, O Adam, has he not kept his agreement with you, not even one day; but has deprived you of the glory that was on you — when you yielded to his command?

7 Do you think, Adam, that he loved you when he made this agreement with you?  Or that he loved you and wished to raise you on high?

8 But no, Adam, he did not do all that out of love to you; but he wished to make you come out of light into darkness; and from an exalted state to degradation; from glory to abasement; from joy to sorrow; and from rest to fasting and fainting."

9 God also said to Adam, "See this fire kindled by Satan around your cave; see this wonder that surrounds you; and know that it will encompass about both you and your descendants, when you obey his command; that he will plague you with fire; and that you will go down into hell after you are dead.

10 Then you will see the burning of his fire, that will be burning around you and likewise your descendants. You will not be delivered from it until My coming; just like you cannot go into your cave right now because of the great fire around it; not until My Word comes and makes a way for you on the day My covenant is fulfilled.

11 There is no way for you at present to come from this life to rest, not until My Word comes, who is My Word. Then He will make a way for you, and you shall have rest." Then God called with His Word to the fire that burned around the cave, that it split itself in half, until Adam had gone through it.  Then the fire parted itself by God’s order, and a way was made for Adam*.

12 And God withdrew His Word from Adam.

* Reference: Exodus 14:21,22 and Joshua 3:15-17

Chapter XLVI – "How many times have I delivered you out of his hand . . ."

1 Then Adam and Eve began again to come into the cave. And when they came to the way between the fire, Satan blew into the fire like a whirlwind, and caused the burning coal-fire to cover Adam and Eve; so that their bodies were singed; and the coal-fire scorched them*.

2 And from the burning of the fire Adam and Eve screamed, and said, "O Lord, save us!  Leave us not to be consumed and plagued by this burning fire; neither require us for having transgressed Your commandment."

3 Then God looked at their bodies, on which Satan had caused fire to burn, and God sent His angel that stayed the burning fire.  But the wounds remained on their bodies.

4 And God said to Adam, "See Satan’s love for you, who pretended to give you the Godhead and greatness; and, behold, he burns you with fire, and seeks to destroy you from off the earth.

5 Then look at Me, O Adam; I created you, and how many times have I delivered you out of his hand?  If not, wouldn’t  he have destroyed you?"

6 God said again to Eve, "What is that he promised you in the garden, saying, ‘As soon as you eat from the tree, your eyes will be opened, and you shall become like gods, knowing good and evil.’  But look!  He has burnt your bodies with fire, and has made you taste the taste of fire, for the taste of the garden; and has made you see the burning of fire, and the evil of it, and the power it has over you.

7 Your eyes have seen the good he has taken from you, and in truth he has opened your eyes; and you have seen the garden in which you were with Me, and you have also seen the evil that has come over you from Satan.  But as to the Godhead he cannot give it to you, neither fulfil his speech to you.  No, he was bitter against you and your descendants, that will come after you."

8 And God withdrew His Word form them.

* At this time, the garments that the Lord had given them in Genesis 3:21 were burned off so that Adam and Eve were again naked.  Reference chapter L whereby Adam and Eve seek garments with which to cover their nakedness..

Chapter XLVII – The Devil’s own Scheming.

1 Then Adam and Eve came into the cave, yet trembling at the fire that had scorched their bodies.  So Adam said to Eve:–

2 "Look, the fire has burnt our flesh in this world; but how will it be when we are dead, and Satan shall punish our souls?  Is not our deliverance long and far off, unless God come, and in mercy to us fulfil His promise?"

3 Then Adam and Eve passed into the cave, blessing themselves for coming into it once more.  For it was in their thoughts, that they never should enter it, when they saw the fire around it.

4 But as the sun was setting the fire was still burning and nearing Adam and Eve in the cave, so that they could not sleep in it.  After the sun had set, they went out of it.  This was the forty-seventh day after they came out of the garden.

5 Adam and Eve then came under the top of hill by the garden to sleep, as they were accustomed.

6 And they stood and prayed God to forgive them their sins, and then fell asleep under the summit of the mountain.

7 But Satan, the hater of all good, thought within himself: "Whereas God has promised salvation to Adam by covenant, and that He would deliver him out of all the hardships that have befallen him — but has not promised me by covenant, and will not deliver me out of my hardships; no, since He has promised him that He should make him and his descendants live in the kingdom in which I once was — I will kill Adam.

8 The earth shall be rid of him; and shall be left to me alone; so that when he is dead he may not have any descendants left to inherit the kingdom that shall remain my own realm; God will then be wanting me, and He will restore it to me and my hosts."

Chapter XLVIII – Fifth apparition of Satan to Adam and Eve.

1 After this Satan called to his hosts, all of which came to him, and said to him: —

2 "O, our lord, what will you do?"

3 He then said to them, "You know that this Adam, whom God created out of the dust, is the one who has taken our kingdom, come, let us gather together and kill him; or hurl a rock at him and at Eve, and crush them under it."

4 When Satan’s hosts heard these words, they came to the part of the mountain where Adam and Eve were asleep.

5 Then Satan and his host took a huge rock, broad and even, and without blemish, thinking within himself, "If there should be a hole in the rock, when it fell on them, the hole in the rock might come over them, and so they would escape and not die."

6 He then said to his hosts, "Take up this stone, and throw it flat on them, so that it doesn’t roll off them to somewhere else.  And when you have hurled it, get away from there quickly."

7 And they did as he told them.  But as the rock fell down from the mountain toward Adam and Eve, God commanded the rock to become a dome over them*, that did them no harm.  And so it was by God’s order.

8 But when the rock fell, the whole earth quaked with it**, and was shaken from the size of the rock.

9 And as it quaked and shook, Adam and Eve awoke from sleep, and found themselves under a dome of rock.  But they didn’t know what had happened; because when the fell asleep they were under the sky, and not under a dome; and when they saw it, they were afraid.

10 Then Adam said to Eve, "Wherefore has the mountain bent itself, and the earth quaked and shaken on our account? And why has this rock spread itself over us like a tent?

11 Does God intend to plague us and to shut us up in this prison? Or will He close the earth over us?

12 He is angry with us for our having come out of the cave, without His order; and for our having done so of our own accord, without consulting Him, when we left the cave and came to this place."

13 Then Eve said, "If, indeed, the earth quaked for our sake, and this rock forms a tent over us because of our transgression, then we will be sorry, O Adam, because our punishment will be long.

14 But get up and pray to God to let us know concerning this, and what this rock is that is spread over us like a tent."

15 Then Adam stood up and prayed before the Lord, to let him know what had brought about this difficult time. And Adam stood praying like that until the morning.

* The word "dome" is used here but the text does not specifically suggest that the covering was round – only that it covered them on all sides, however a dome is the most likely shape that would have be able to withstand the impact with the ground.  From verse 9 that says "when they saw it" and verse 11 that says "shut us up in this prison", we can conclude that the dome had holes in its sides that were big enough to let in light and air but were too small to allow Adam and Eve to escape.  Another conclusion would be that the holes were large but too high up for Adam and Eve to reach, however the former is more likely. 

** In verse 7 of the next chapter (XLIX), God tells Adam and Eve that the ground was also lowered under them – "I commanded … the rock under you to lower itself".

Chapter XLIX – The first prophecy of the Resurrection.

1 Then the Word of God came and said: —

2 "O Adam, who counselled you, when you came out of the cave, to come to this place?"

3 And Adam said to God, "O Lord, we came to this place because of the heat of the fire, that came over us inside the cave."

4 Then the Lord God said to Adam, "O Adam, you dread the heat of fire for one night, but how will it be when you live in hell?

5 Yet, O Adam, don’t be afraid, and don’t believe that I have placed this dome of rock over you to plague you with it.

6 It came from Satan, who had promised you the Godhead and majesty.  It is he who threw down this rock to kill you under it, and Eve with you, and thus to prevent you from living on the earth.

7 But, in mercy for you, just as that rock was falling down on you, I commanded it to form an dome over you; and the rock under you to lower itself.

8 And this sign, O Adam, will happen to Me at My coming on earth: Satan will raise the people of the Jews to put Me to death; and they will lay Me in a rock, and seal a large stone over Me, and I shall remain within that rock three days and three nights.

9 But on the third day I shall rise again, and it shall be salvation to you, O Adam, and to your descendants, to believe in Me.  But, O Adam, I will not bring you from under this rock until three days and three nights have passed."

10 And God withdrew His Word from Adam.

11 But Adam and Eve lived under the rock three days and three nights, as God had told them.

12 And God did so to them because they had left their cave and had come to  this same place without God’s order.

13 But, after three days and three nights, God created an opening in  the dome of rock and allowed them to get out from under it.  Their flesh was dried up, and their eyes and hearts were troubled from crying and sorrow.

Chapter L – Adam and Eve seek to cover their nakedness.

1 Then Adam and Eve went forth and came into the Cave of Treasures, and they stood praying in it the whole of that day, until the evening.

2 And this took place at the end of the fifty days after they had left the garden.

3 But Adam and Eve rose again and prayed to God in the cave the whole of that night, and begged for mercy from Him.

4 And when the day dawned, Adam said to Eve, "Come! Let us go and do some work for our bodies."

5 So they went out of the cave, and came to the northern border of the garden, and they looked for something to cover their bodies with*.  But they found nothing, and knew not how to do the work.  Yet their bodies were stained, and they were speechless from cold and heat.

6 Then Adam stood and asked God to show him something with which to cover their bodies.

7 Then came the Word of God and said to him, "O Adam, take Eve and come to the seashore where you fasted before. There you will find skins of sheep that were left after lions ate the carcasses.  Take them and make garments for yourselves, and clothe yourselves with them.

* Chapter XLVI, verse 1, says "Satan blew into the fire … so that their bodies were singed".  At this time, the garments that the Lord had given them in Genesis 3:21 were burned off so that Adam and Eve were again naked.

Chapter LI – "What is his beauty that you should have followed him?"

1 When Adam heard these words from God, he took Eve and went from the northern end of the garden to the south of it, by the river of water where they once fasted.

2 But as they were going on their way, and before they got there, Satan, the wicked one, had heard the Word of God communing with Adam respecting his covering.

3 It grieved him, and he hastened to the place where the sheep-skins were, with the intention of taking them and throwing them into the sea, or of burning them with fire, so that Adam and Eve would not find them.

4 But as he was about to take them, the Word of God came from heaven, and bound him by the side of those skins until Adam and Eve came near him.  But as they got closer to him they were afraid of him, and of his hideous look.

5 Then came the Word of God to Adam and Eve, and said to them, "This is he who was hidden in the serpent, and who deceived you, and stripped you of the garment of light and glory in which you were.

6 This is he who promised you majesty and divinity. Where, then, is the beauty that was on him?  Where is his divinity?  Where is his light?  Where is the glory that rested on him?

7 Now his figure is hideous; he is become abominable among angels; and he has come to be called Satan.

8 O Adam, he wished to take from you this earthly garment of sheep-skins, and to destroy it, and not let you be covered with it.

9 What, then, is his beauty that you should have followed him?  And what have you gained by obeying him? See his evil works and then look at Me; at Me, your Creator, and at the good deeds I do you.

10 See, I bound him until you came and saw him and beheld his weakness, that no power is left with him."

11 And God released him from his bonds.

Chapter LII – Adam and Eve sew the first shirt.

1 After this Adam and Eve said no more, but cried before God on account of their creation, and of their bodies that required an earthly covering.

2 Then Adam said to Eve, "O Eve, this is the skin of beasts with which we shall be covered,  but when we put it on, behold, we shall be wearing a token of death on our bodies. Just  as the owners of these skins have died and have wasted away,  so also shall we die and pass away."

3 Then Adam and Eve took the skins, and went back to the Cave of Treasures; and when in it, they stood and prayed as they were accustomed.

4 And they thought how they could make garments of those skins; for they had no skill for it.

5 Then God sent to them His angel to show them how to work it out.  And the angel said to Adam, "Go forth, and bring some palm-thorns."  Then Adam went out, and brought some, as the angel had commanded him.

6 Then the angel began before them to work out the skins, after the manner of one who prepares a shirt.  And he took the thorns and stuck them into the skins, before their eyes.

7 Then the angel again stood up and prayed God that the thorns in those skins should be hidden, so as to be, as it were, sewn with one thread.

8 And so it was, by God’s order; they became garments for Adam and Eve, and He clothed them therewith.

9 From that time the nakedness of their bodies was covered from the sight of each other’s eyes.

10 And this happened at the end of the fifty-first day.

11 Then when Adam’s and Eve’s bodies were covered, they stood and prayed, and sought mercy of the Lord, and forgiveness, and gave Him thanks for that He had had mercy on them, and had covered their nakedness.  And they ceased not from prayer the whole of that night.

12 Then when the morning dawned at the rising of the sun, they said their prayers after their custom; and then went out of the cave.

13 And Adam said to Eve, "Since we don’t know what there is to the west of this cave, let us go out and see it today." Then they came forth and went toward the western border.

Chapter LIII – The prophecy of the Western Lands and of the great flood.

1 They were not very far from the cave, when Satan came towards them, and hid himself between them and the cave, under the form of two ravenous lions three days without food, that came towards Adam and Eve, as if to break them in pieces and devour them.

2 Then Adam and Eve cried, and prayed God to deliver them from their paws.

3 Then the Word of God came to them, and drove away the lions from them.

4 And God said to Adam, "O Adam, what do you seek on the western border?  And why have you left of thine own accord the eastern border, in which was your living place?

5 Now then, turn back to your cave, and remain in it, so that Satan won’t deceive you or work his purpose over you.

6 For in this western border, O Adam, there will go from you a descendant, that shall replenish it; and that will defile themselves with their sins, and with their yielding to the commands of Satan, and by following his works.

7 Therefore will I bring over them the waters of a flood, and overwhelm them all.  But I will deliver what is left of the righteous among them; and I will bring them to a distant land, and the land in which you live now shall remain desolate and without one inhabitant in it.

8 After God had thus spoken to them, they went back to the Cave of Treasures.  But their flesh was dried up, and they were weak from fasting and praying, and from the sorrow they felt at having trespassed against God.

Chapter LIV – Adam and Eve go exploring.

1 Then Adam and Eve stood up in the cave and prayed the whole of that night until the morning dawned.  And when the sun was risen they both went out of the cave; their heads were wandering from heaviness of sorrow and they didn’t know where they were going.

2 And they walked in that condition to the southern border of the garden.  And they began to go up that border until they came to the eastern border beyond which there was no more land.

3 And the cherub who guarded the garden was standing at the western gate, and guarding it against Adam and Eve, lest they should suddenly come into the garden.  And the cherub turned around, as if to put them to death; according to the commandment God had given him.

4 When Adam and Eve came to the eastern border of the garden — thinking in their hearts that the cherub was not watching — as they were standing by the gate as if wishing to go in, suddenly came the cherub with a flashing sword of fire in his hand; and when he saw them, he went forth to kill them.  For he was afraid that God would destroy him if they went into the garden without His order.

5 And the sword of the cherub seemed to shoot flames a distance away from it.  But when he raised it over Adam and Eve, the flame of the sword did not flash forth.

6 Therefore the cherub thought that God was favorable to them, and was bringing them back into the garden.  And the cherub stood wondering.

7 He could not go up to Heaven to determine God’s order regarding their getting into the garden; he therefore continued to stand by them, unable as he was to part from them; for he was afraid that if  they should enter the garden without permission, God would destroy him.

8 When Adam and Eve saw the cherub coming towards them with a flaming sword of fire in his hand, they fell on their faces from fear, and were as dead.

9 At that time the heavens and the earth shook; and another cherubim came down from heaven to the cherub who guarded the garden, and saw him amazed and silent.

10 Then, again, other angels came down close to the place where Adam and Eve were.  They were divided between joy and sorrow.

11 They were glad, because they thought that God was favorable to Adam, and wished him to return to the garden; and wished to restore him to the gladness he once enjoyed.

12 But they sorrowed over Adam, because he was fallen like a dead man, he and Eve; and they said in their thoughts, "Adam has not died in this place; but God has put him to death, for his having come to this place, and wishing to get into the garden without His permission."

Chapter LV – The Conflict between God and Satan.

1 Then came the Word of God to Adam and Eve, and raised them from their dead state, saying to them, "Why did you come up here?  Do you intend to go into the garden, from which I brought you out?  It cannot be today; but only when the covenant I have made with you is fulfilled."

2 Then Adam, when he heard the Word of God, and the fluttering of the angels whom he did not see, but only heard the sound of them with his ears, he and Eve cried, and said to the angels: —

3 "O Spirits, who wait on God, look at me, and at my being unable to see you!  For when I was in my former bright nature, then I could see you.  I sang praises as you do; and my heart was far above you.

4 But now, that I have transgressed, that bright nature is gone from me, and I am come to this miserable state.  And now I have come to this, that I cannot see you, and you do not serve me like you used to do.  For I have become animal flesh.

5 Yet now, O angels of God, ask God with me, to restore me to that wherein I was formerly; to rescue me from this misery, and to remove from me the sentence of death He passed on me, for having trespassed against Him."

6 Then, when the angels heard these words, they all grieved over him; and cursed Satan who had misled Adam, until he came from the garden to misery; from life to death; from peace to trouble; and from gladness to a strange land.

7 Then the angels said to Adam, "You obeyed Satan, and ignored the Word of God who created you; and you believed that Satan would fulfil all he had promised you.

8 But now, O Adam, we will make known to you, what came over us though him, before his fall from heaven.

9 He gathered together his hosts, and deceived them, promising to give them a great kingdom, a divine nature; and other promises he made them.

10 His hosts believed that his word was true, so they yielded to him, and renounced the glory of God.

11 He then sent for us — according to the orders in which we were — to come under his command, and to accept his vein promise.  But we would not, and we did not take his advice.

12 Then after he had fought with God, and had dealt forwardly with Him, he gathered together his hosts, and made war with us.  And if it had not been for God’s strength that was with us, we could not have prevailed against him to hurl him from heaven.

13 But when he fell from among us, there was great joy in heaven, because of his going down from us.  For if he had remained in heaven, nothing, not even one angel would have remained in it.

14 But God in His mercy, drove him from among us to this dark earth; for he had become darkness itself and a worker of unrighteousness.

15 And he has continued, O Adam, to make war against you, until he tricked you and made you come out of the garden, to this strange land, where all these trials have come to you.  And death, which God brought to him, he has also brought to you, O Adam, because you obeyed him, and trespassed against God."

16 Then all the angels rejoiced and praised God, and asked Him not to destroy Adam this time, for his having sought to enter the garden; but to bear with him until the fulfillment of the promise; and to help him in this world until he was free from Satan’s hand.

Chapter LVI – A chapter of divine comfort.

1 Then came the Word of God to Adam, and said to him: —

2 "O Adam, look at that garden of joy and at this earth of toil, and behold the garden is full of angels, but look at yourself alone on this earth with Satan whom you obeyed.

3 Yet, if you had submitted, and been obedient to Me, and had kept My Word, you would be with My angels in My garden.

4 But when you transgressed and obeyed Satan, you became his guests among his angels, that are full of wickedness; and you came to this earth, that brings forth to you thorns and thistles.

5 O Adam, ask him who deceived you, to give you the divine nature he promised you, or to make you a garden as I had made for you; or to fill you with that same bright nature with which I had filled you.

6 Ask him to make you a body like the one I made you, or to give you a day of rest as I gave you; or to create within you a reasonable soul, as I created for you; or to take you from here to some other earth than this one which I gave you.  But, O Adam, he will not fulfil even one of the things he told you.

7 Acknowledge, then, My favor towards you, and My mercy on you, My creature; that I have not avenged you for your transgression against Me, but in My pity for you I have promised you that at the end of the great five and a half days I will come and save you."

8 Then God said again to Adam and Eve, "Get up, go down from here, before the cherub with a sword of fire in his hand destroys you."

9 But Adam’s heart was comforted by God’s words to him, and he worshipped before Him.

10 And God commanded His angels to escort Adam and Eve to the cave with joy, instead of the fear that had come over them.

11 Then the angels took up Adam and Eve, and brought them down from the mountain by the garden, with songs and psalms, until they arrived at the cave.  There the angels began to comfort and to strengthen them, and then departed from them towards heaven, to their Creator, who had sent them.

12 But after the angels had departed from Adam and Eve, Satan came with shamefacedness, and stood at the entrance of the cave in which were Adam and Eve.  He then called to Adam, and said, "O Adam, come, let me speak to you."

13 Then Adam came out of the cave, thinking he was one of God’s angels that was come to give him some good counsel.

Chapter LVII – "Therefore I fell. . . . "

1 But when Adam came out and saw his hideous figure, he was afraid of him, and said to him, "Who are you?"

2 Then Satan answered and said to him, "It is I, who hid myself within the serpent, and who spoke to Eve, and who enticed her until she obeyed my command.  I am he who sent her, using my deceitful speech, to deceive you,  until you both ate of the fruit of the tree and abandoned the command of God."

3 But when Adam heard these words from him, he said to him, "Can you make me a garden as God made for me?  Or can you clothe me in the same bright nature in which God had clothed me?

4 Where is the divine nature you promised to give me? Where is that slick speech of yours that you had with us at first, when we were in the garden?"

5 Then Satan said to Adam, "Do you think that when I have promised one something that I would actually deliver it to him or fulfil my word?  Of course not.  For I myself have never even thought of obtaining what I promised.

6 Therefore I fell, and I made you fall by that for which I myself fell; and with you also, whosoever accepts my counsel, falls thereby.

7 But now, O Adam, because you fell you are under my rule, and I am king over you; because you have obeyed me and have transgressed against your God.  Neither will there be any deliverance from my hands until the day promised you by your God."

8 Again he said, "Because we do not know the day agreed on with you by your God, nor the hour in which you shall be delivered, for that reason we will multiply war and murder on you and your descendants after you.

9 This is our will and our good pleasure, that we may not leave one of the sons of men to inherit our orders in heaven.

10 For as to our home, O Adam, it is in burning fire; and we will not stop our evil doing, no, not one day nor one hour.  And I, O Adam, shall set you on fire when you come into the cave to live there."

11 When Adam heard these words he cried and mourned, and said to Eve, "Hear what he said; that he won’t fulfil any of what he told you in the garden.  Did he really then become king over us?

12 But we will ask God, who created us, to deliver us out of his hands."

Chapter LVIII – "About sunset on the 53rd day. . ."

1 Then Adam and Eve spread their hands before God, praying and begging Him to drive Satan away from them so that he can’t harm them or force them to deny God.

2 Then God sent to them at once, His angel, who drove away Satan from them.  This happened about sunset, on the fifty-third day after they had come out of the garden.

3 Then Adam and Eve went into the cave, and stood up and turned their faces to the ground, to pray to God.

4 But before they prayed Adam said to Eve, "Look, you have seen what temptations have befallen us in this land. Come, let us get up, and ask God to forgive us the sins we have committed; and we will not come out until the end of the day next to the fortieth.  And if we die in here, He will save us."

5 Then Adam and Eve got up, and joined together in entreating God.

6 They continued praying like this in the cave; neither did they come out of it, by night or by day, until their prayers went up out of their mouths, like a flame of fire.

Chapter LIX – Eighth apparition of Satan of Satan to Adam and Eve.

1 But Satan, the hater of all good, did not allow them to finish their prayers.  For he called to his hosts, and they came, all of them.  Then he said to them, "Since Adam and Eve, whom we deceived, have agreed together to pray to God night and day, and to beg Him to deliver them,  and since they will not come out of the cave until the end of the fortieth day.

2 And since they will continue their prayers as they have both agreed to do, that He will deliver them out of our hands, and restore them to their former state, see what we shall do to them."  And his hosts said to him, "Power is thine, O our lord, to do what you list."

3 Then Satan, great in wickedness, took his hosts and came into the cave, in the thirtieth night of the forty days and one; and he beat Adam and Eve, until he left them dead.

4 Then came the Word of God to Adam and Eve, who raised them from their suffering, and God said to Adam, "Be strong, and be not afraid of him who has just come to you."

5 But Adam cried and said, "Where were you, O my God, that they should punish me with such blows, and that this suffering should come over us; over me and over Eve, Your handmaiden?"

6 Then God said to him, "O Adam, see, he is lord and master of all you have, he who said, he would give you divinity. Where is this love for you?  And where is the gift he promised?

7 Did it please him just once, O Adam, to come to you, comfort you, strengthen you, rejoice with you, or send his hosts to protect you; because you have obeyed him, and have yielded to his counsel; and have followed his commandment and transgressed Mine?"

8 Then Adam cried before the Lord, and said, "O Lord because I transgressed a little, You have severely punished me in return for it, I ask You to deliver me out of his hands; or else have pity on me, and take my soul out of my body now in this strange land."

9 Then God said to Adam, "If only there had been this sighing and praying before, before you transgressed!  Then would you have rest from the trouble in which you are now."

10 But God had patience with Adam, and let him and Eve remain in the cave until they had fulfilled the forty days.

11 But as to Adam and Eve, their strength and flesh withered from fasting and praying, from hunger and thirst; for they had not tasted either food or drink since they left the garden; nor were the functions of their bodies yet settled; and they had no strength left to continue in prayer from hunger, until the end of the next day to the fortieth.  They were fallen down in the cave; yet what speech escaped from their mouths, was only in praises.

Chapter LX – The Devil appears like an old man. He offers "a place of rest."

1 Then on the eighty-ninth day, Satan came to the cave, clad in a garment of light, and girt about with a bright girdle.

2 In his hands was a staff of light, and he looked most awful; but his face was pleasant and his speech was sweet.

3 He thus transformed himself in order to deceive Adam and Eve, and to make them come out of the cave, before they had fulfilled the forty days.

4 For he said within himself, "Now that when they had fulfilled the forty days’ fasting and praying, God would restore them to their former state; but if He did not do so, He would still be favorable to them; and even if He had not mercy on them, would He yet give them something from the garden to comfort them; as already twice before."

5 Then Satan drew near the cave in this fair appearance, and said: —

6 "O Adam, get up, stand up, you and Eve, and come along with me, to a good land; and don’t be afraid.  I am flesh and bones like you; and at first I was a creature that God created.

7 And it was so, that when He had created me, He placed me in a garden in the north, on the border of the world.

8 And He said to me, ‘Stay here!’  And I remained there according to His Word, neither did I transgress His commandment.

9 Then He made a slumber to come over me, and He brought you, O Adam, out of my side, but did not make you stay with me.

10 But God took you in His divine hand, and placed you in a garden to the eastward.

11 Then I worried about you, for that while God had taken you out of my side, He had not let you stay with me.

12 But God said to me: ‘Do not worry about Adam, whom I brought out of your side; no harm will come to him.

13 For now I have brought out of his side a help-meet* for him; and I have given him joy by so doing.’ "

14 Then Satan said again, "I did not know how it is you are in this cave, nor anything about this trial that has come over you — until God said to me, ‘Behold, Adam has transgressed, he whom I had taken out of your side, and Eve also, whom I took out of his side; and I have driven them out of the garden; I have made them live in a land of sorrow and misery, because they transgressed against Me, and have obeyed Satan.  And look, they are in suffering until this day, the eightieth.’

15 Then God said to me, ‘Get up, go to them, and make them come to your place, and suffer not that Satan come near them, and afflict them.  For they are now in great misery; and lie helpless from hunger.’

16 He further said to me, ‘When you have taken them to yourself, give them to eat of the fruit of the Tree of Life, and give them to drink of the water of peace; and clothe them in a garment of light, and restore them to their former state of grace, and leave them not in misery, for they came from you.  But grieve not over them, nor repent of that which has come over them.

17 But when I heard this, I was sorry; and my heart could not patiently bear it for your sake, O my child.

18 But, O Adam, when I heard the name of Satan, I was afraid, and I said within myself, I will not come out because he might trap me as he did my children, Adam and Eve.

19 And I said, ‘O God, when I go to my children, Satan will meet me in the way, and war against me, as he did against them.’

20 Then God said to me, ‘Fear not; when you find him, hit him with the staff that is in thine hand, and don’t be afraid of him, for you are of old standing, and he shall not prevail against you.’

21 Then I said, ‘O my Lord, I am old, and cannot go. Send Your angels to bring them.’

22 But God said to me, ‘Angels, verily, are not like them; and they will not consent to come with them.  But I have chosen you, because they are your offspring and are like you, and they will listen to what you say.’

23 God said further to me, ‘If you don’t have enough strength to walk, I will send a cloud to carry you and set you down at the entrance of their cave; then the cloud will return and leave you there.

24 And if they will come with you, I will send a cloud to carry you and them.’

25 Then He commanded a cloud, and it bear me up and brought me to you; and then went back.

26 And now, O my children, Adam and Eve, look at my old gray hair and at my feeble state, and at my coming from that distant place.  Come, come with me, to a place of rest."

27 Then he began to cry and to sob before Adam and Eve, and his tears poured on the ground like water.

28 And when Adam and Eve raised their eyes and saw his beard, and heard his sweet talk, their hearts softened towards him; they obeyed him, for they believed he was true.

29 And it seemed to them that they were really his offspring, when they saw that his face was like their own; and they trusted him.

* The existence of the two words helpmeet and helpmate, meaning exactly the same thing, is a comedy of errors. God’s promise to Adam, as rendered in the King James version of the Bible, was to give him  an help meet for him  (that is, a helper fit for him). In the 17th century the two words help and meet in this passage were mistaken for one word, applying to Eve, and thus helpmeet came to mean  a wife.  Then in the 18th century, in a misguided attempt to make sense of the word, the spelling helpmate was introduced. Both errors are now beyond recall, and both spellings are acceptable.

Chapter LXI – They begin to follow Satan.

1 Then he took Adam and Eve by the hand, and began to bring them out of the cave.

2 But when they had come a little ways out of it, God knew that Satan had overcome them, and had brought them out before the forty days were ended, to take them to some distant place, and to destroy them.

3 Then the Word of the Lord God again came and cursed Satan, and drove him away from them.

4 And God began to speak to Adam and Eve, saying to them, "What made you come out of the cave, to this place?"

5 Then Adam said to God, "Did you create a man before us?  For when we were in the cave there suddenly came to us a friendly old man who said to us, ‘I am a messenger from God to you, to bring you back to some place of rest.’

6 And we believed, O God, that he was a messenger from you; and we came out with him; and knew not where we should go with him."

7 Then God said to Adam, "See, that is the father of evil arts, who brought you and Eve out of the Garden of Delights.  And now, indeed, when he saw that you and Eve both joined together in fasting and praying, and that you came not out of the cave before the end of the forty days, he wished to make your purpose vein, to break your mutual bond; to cut off all hope from you, and to drive you to some place where he might destroy you.

8 Because he couldn’t do anything to you unless he showed himself in the likeness of you.

9 Therefore he came to you with a face like your own, and began to give you tokens as if they were all true.

10 But because I am merciful and am favorable to you, I did not allow him to destroy you; instead I drove him away from you.

11 Now, therefore, O Adam, take Eve, and return to your cave, and remain in it until the morning after  the fortieth day.  And when you come out, go towards the eastern gate of the garden."

12 Then Adam and Eve worshipped God, and praised and blessed Him for the deliverance that had come to them from Him.  And they returned towards the cave.  This happened in the evening of the thirty-ninth day.

13 Then Adam and Eve stood up and with a fiery passion, prayed to God, to give them strength; for they had become weak because of  hunger and thirst and prayer.  But they watched the whole of that night praying, until morning.

14 Then Adam said to Eve, "Get up, let us go towards the eastern gate of the garden as God told us."

15 And they said their prayers as they were accustomed to do every day; and they left the cave to go near to the eastern gate of the garden.

16 Then Adam and Eve stood up and prayed, and appealed to God to strengthen them, and to send them something to satisfy their hunger.

17 But after they finished their prayers, they were too weak to move.

18 Then came the Word of God again, and said to them, "O Adam, get up, go and bring the two figs here."

19 Then Adam and Eve got up, and went until they came near to the cave.

Chapter LXII – Two fruit trees.

1 But Satan the wicked was envious, because of the consolation God had given them.

2 So he prevented them, and went into the cave and took the two figs, and buried them outside the cave, so that Adam and Eve should not find them.  He also had in his thoughts to destroy them.

3 But by God’s mercy, as soon as those two figs were in the ground, God defeated Satan’s counsel regarding them; and made them into two fruit trees, that overshadowed the cave.  For Satan had buried them on the eastern side of it.

4 Then when the two trees were grown, and were covered with fruit, Satan grieved and mourned, and said, "It would have been better to have left those figs where they were; for now, behold, they have become two fruit trees, whereof Adam will eat all the days of his life.  Whereas I had in mind, when I buried them, to destroy them entirely, and to hide them forever.

5 But God has overturned my counsel; and would not that this sacred fruit should perish; and He has made plain my intention, and has defeated the counsel I had formed against His servants."

6 Then Satan went away ashamed because he hadn’t thought his plans all the way through.

Chapter LXIII – The first joy of trees.

1 But Adam and Eve, as they got closer to the cave, saw two fig trees, covered with fruit, and overshadowing the cave.

2 Then Adam said to Eve, "It seems to me that we have gone the wrong way.  When did these two trees grow here? It seems to me that the enemy wishes to lead us the wrong way.  Do you suppose that there is another cave besides this one in the earth?

3 Yet, O Eve, let us go into the cave, and find in it the two figs; for this is our cave, in which we were.  But if we should not find the two figs in it, then it cannot be our cave."

4 They went then into the cave, and looked into the four corners of it, but found not the two figs.

5 And Adam cried and said to Eve, "Did we go to the wrong cave, then, O Eve?  It seems to me these two fig trees are the two figs that were in the cave."  And Eve said, "I, for my part, do not know."

6 Then Adam stood up and prayed and said, "O God, You commanded us to come back to the cave, to take the two figs, and then to return to you.

7 But now, we have not found them.  O God, have you taken them, and sown these two trees, or have we gone astray in the earth; or has the enemy deceived us?  If it be real, then, O God, reveal to us the secret of these two trees and of the two figs."

8 Then came the Word of God to Adam, and said to him, "O Adam, when I sent you to fetch the figs, Satan went before you to the cave, took the figs, and buried them outside, eastward of the cave, thinking to destroy them; and not sowing them with good intent.

9 Not for his mere sake, then, have these trees grown up at once; but I had mercy on you and I commanded them to grow.  And they grew to be two large trees, that you be overshadowed by their branches, and find rest; and that I made you see My power and My marvelous works.

10 And, also, to show you Satan’s meanness, and his evil works, for ever since you came out of the garden, he has not ceased, no, not one day, from doing you some harm. But I have not given him power over you."

11 And God said, "From now on, O Adam, rejoice on account of the trees, you and Eve; and rest under them when you feel weary.  But do not eat any of their fruit or come near them."

12 Then Adam cried, and said, "O God, will You again kill us, or will You drive us away from before Your face, and cut our life from off the face of the earth?

13 O God, I beg you, if You know that there be in these trees either death or some other evil, as at the first time, root them up from near our cave, and with them; and leave us to die of the heat, of hunger and of thirst.

14 For we know Your marvelous works, O God, that they are great, and that by Your power You can bring one thing out of another, without one’s wish.  For Your power can make rocks to become trees, and trees to become rocks."

Chapter LXIV – Adam and Eve partake of the first earthly food.

1 Then God looked at Adam and at his strength of mind, at his endurance of hunger and thirst, and of the heat. And He changed the two fig trees into two figs, as they were at first, and then said to Adam and to Eve, "Each of you may take one fig."  And they took them, as the Lord commanded them.

2 And He said to them, "You must now go into the cave and eat the figs, and satisfy your hunger, or else you will die."

3 So, as God commanded them, they went into the cave about sunset.  And Adam and Eve stood up and prayed during the setting sun.

4 Then they sat down to eat the figs; but they knew not how to eat them; for they were not accustomed to eat earthly food.  They were afraid that if they ate, their stomach would be burdened and their flesh thickened, and their hearts would take to liking earthly food.

5 But while they were thus seated, God, out of pity for them, sent them His angel, so they wouldn’t perish of hunger and thirst.

6 And the angel said to Adam and Eve, "God says to you that you do not have the strength that would be required to fast until death; eat, therefore, and strengthen your bodies; for you are now animal flesh and cannot subsist without food and drink."

7 Then Adam and Eve took the figs and began to eat of them.  But God had put into them a mixture as of savory bread and blood.

8 Then the angel went from Adam and Eve, who ate of the figs until they had satisfied their hunger.  Then they put aside what was left; but by the power of God, the figs became whole again, because God blessed them.

9 After this Adam and Eve got up, and prayed with a joyful heart and renewed strength, and praised and rejoiced abundantly the whole of that night.  And this was the end of the eighty-third day.

Chapter LXV – Adam and Eve acquire digestive organs. Final hope of returning to the Garden is lost.

1 And when it was day, they got up and prayed, after their custom, and then went out of the cave.

2 But they became sick from the food they had eaten because they were not used to it, so they went about in the cave saying to each other: —

3 "What has our eating caused to happen to us, that we should be in such pain?  We are in misery, we shall die! It would have been better for us to have died keeping our bodies pure than to have eaten and defiled them with food."

4 Then Adam said to Eve, "This pain did not come to us in the garden, neither did we eat such bad food there.  Do you think, O Eve, that God will plague us through the food that is in us, or that our innards will come out; or that God means to kill us with this pain before He has fulfilled His promise to us?"

5 Then Adam besought the Lord and said, "O Lord, let us not perish through the food we have eaten.  O Lord, don’t punish us; but deal with us according to Your great mercy, and forsake us not until the day of the promise You have made us."

6 Then God looked at them, and then fitted them for eating food at once; as to this day; so that they should not perish.

7 Then Adam and Eve came back into the cave sorrowful and crying because of the alteration of their bodies. And they both knew from that hour that they were altered beings, that all hope of returning to the garden was now lost; and that they could not enter it.

8 For that now their bodies had strange functions; and all flesh that requires food and drink for its existence, cannot be in the garden.

9 Then Adam said to Eve, "Behold, our hope is now lost; and so is our trust to enter the garden.  We no longer belong to the inhabitants of the garden; but from now on we are earthy and of the dust, and of the inhabitants of the earth.  We shall not return to the garden, until the day in which God has promised to save us, and to bring us again into the garden, as He promised us."

10 Then they prayed to God that He would have mercy on them; after which, their mind was quieted, their hearts were broken, and their longing was cooled down; and they were like strangers on earth.  That night Adam and Eve spent in the cave, where they slept heavily by reason of the food they had eaten.

Chapter LXVI – Adam does his first day’s work.

1 When it was morning, the day after they had eaten food, Adam and Eve prayed in the cave, and Adam said to Eve, "Look, we asked for food of God, and He gave it.  But now let us also ask Him to give us a drink of water."

2 Then they got up, and went to the bank of the stream of water, that was on the south border of the garden, in which they had before thrown themselves.  And they stood on the bank, and prayed to God that He would command them to drink of the water.

3 Then the Word of God came to Adam, and said to him, "O Adam, your body has become brutish, and requires water to drink.  Take some and drink it, you and Eve, then give thanks and praise."

4 Adam and Eve then went down to the stream and drank from it, until their bodies felt refreshed.  After having drunk, they praised God, and then returned to their cave, after their former custom.  This happened at the end of eighty-three days.

5 Then on the eighty-fourth day, they took the two figs and hung them in the cave, together with the leaves thereof, to be to them a sign and a blessing from God.  And they placed them there so that if their descendants came there, they would see the wonderful things God had done for them.

6 Then Adam and Eve again stood outside the cave, and asked God to show them some food with which they could nourish their bodies.

7 Then the Word of God came and said to him, "O Adam, go down to the westward of the cave until you come to a land of dark soil, and there you shall find food."

8 And Adam obeyed the Word of God, took Eve, and went down to a land of dark soil, and found there wheat* growing in the ear and ripe, and figs to eat; and Adam rejoiced over it.

9 Then the Word of God came again to Adam, and said to him, "Take some of this wheat and make yourselves some bread with it, to nourish your body therewith."  And God gave Adam’s heart wisdom, to work out the corn until it became bread.

10 Adam accomplished all that, until he grew very faint and weary.  He then returned to the cave; rejoicing at what he had learned of what is done with wheat, until it is made into bread for one’s use.

* In this book, the terms ‘corn’ and ‘wheat’ are used interchangeably.  The reference is possibly used to indicate a type of ancient grain resembling Egyptian Corn also known as Durra.  Durra is a wheat-like cereal grain frequently cultivated in dry regions such as Egypt.

Chapter LXVII – "Then Satan began to lead astray Adam and Eve. . . ."

1 When Adam and Eve went down to the land of black mud and came near to the wheat God had showed them and saw that it was ripe and ready for reaping, they did not have a sickle to reap it with.  So they readied themselves, and began to pull up the wheat by hand, until it was all done.

2 Then they heaped it into a pile; and, faint from heat and from thirst, they went under a shady tree, where the breeze fanned them to sleep.

3 But Satan saw what Adam and Eve had done.  And he called his hosts, and said to them, "Since God has shown to Adam and Eve all about this wheat, wherewith to strengthen their bodies — and, look, they have come and made a big pile of it, and faint from the toil are now asleep — come, let us set fire to this heap of corn, and burn it, and let us take that bottle of water that is by them, and empty it out, so that they may find nothing to drink, and we kill them with hunger and thirst.

4 Then, when they wake up from their sleep, and seek to return to the cave, we will come to them in the way, and will lead them astray; so that they die of hunger and thirst; when they may, perhaps, deny God, and He destroy them.  So shall we be rid of them."

5 Then Satan and his hosts set the wheat on fire and burned it up.

6 But from the heat of the flame Adam and Eve awoke from their sleep, and saw the wheat burning, and the bucket of water by them, poured out.

7 Then they cried and went back to the cave.

8 But as they were going up from below the mountain where they were, Satan and his hosts met them in the form of angels, praising God.

9 Then Satan said to Adam, "O Adam, why are you so pained with hunger and thirst?  It seems to me that Satan has burnt up the wheat."  And Adam said to him, "Yes."

10 Again Satan said to Adam, "Come back with us; we are angels of God.  God sent us to you, to show you another field of corn, better than that; and beyond it is a fountain of good water, and many trees, where you shall live near it, and work the corn field to better purpose than that which Satan has consumed."

11 Adam thought that he was true, and that they were angels who talked with him; and he went back with them.

12 Then Satan began to lead astray Adam and Eve eight days, until they both fell down as if dead, from hunger, thirst, and faintness.  Then he fled with his hosts, and left them.

Chapter LXVIII – How destruction and trouble is of Satan when he is the master.  Adam and Eve establish the custom of worship.

1 Then God looked at Adam and Eve, and at what had come over them from Satan, and how he had made them perish.

2 God, therefore, sent His Word, and raised up Adam and Eve from their state of death.

3 Then, Adam, when he was raised, said, "O God, You have burnt and taken from us the corn You have given us, and You have emptied out the bucket of water.  And You have sent Your angels, who have caused us to lose our way from the corn field.  Will You make us perish?  If this be from you, O God, then take away our souls; but punish us not."

4 Then God said to Adam, "I did not burn down the wheat, and I did not pour the water out of the bucket, and I did not send My angels to lead you astray.

5 But it is Satan, your master who did it; he to whom you have subjected yourself; my commandment being meanwhile set aside.  He it is, who burnt down the corn, and poured out the water, and who has led you astray; and all the promises he has made you were just a trick, a deception, and a lie.

6 But now, O Adam, you shall acknowledge My good deeds done to you."

7 And God told His angels to take Adam and Eve, and to bear them up to the field of wheat, which they found as before, with the bucket full of water.

8 There they saw a tree, and found on it solid manna; and wondered at God’s power.  And the angels commanded them to eat of the manna when they were hungry.

9 And God admonished Satan with a curse, not to come again, and destroy the field of corn.

10 Then Adam and Eve took of the corn, and made of it an offering, and took it and offered it up on the mountain, the place where they had offered up their first offering of blood.

11 And they offered this offering again on the altar they had built at first.  And they stood up and prayed, and besought the Lord saying, "Thus, O God, when we were in the garden,  our praises went up to you, like this offering; and our innocence went up to you like incense.  But now, O God, accept this offering from us, and don’t turn us away, deprived of Your mercy."

12 Then God said to Adam and Eve, "Since you have made this offering and have offered it to Me, I shall make it My flesh, when I come down on earth to save you; and I shall cause it to be offered continually on an altar, for forgiveness and for mercy, for those who partake of it duly."

13 And God sent a bright fire over the offering of Adam and Eve, and filled it with brightness, grace, and light; and the Holy Ghost came down on that offering.

14 Then God commanded an angel to take fire tongs, like a spoon, and with it to take an offering and bring it to Adam and Eve.  And the angel did so, as God had commanded him, and offered it to them.

15 And the souls of Adam and Eve were brightened, and their hearts were filled with joy and gladness and with the praises of God.

16 And God said to Adam, "This shall be to  you a custom, to do so, when affliction and sorrow come over you. But your deliverance and your entrance in to the garden, shall not be until the days are fulfilled as agreed between you and Me; were it not so, I would, of My mercy and pity for you, bring you back to My garden and to My favor for the sake of the offering you have just made to My name."

17 Adam rejoiced at these words which he heard from God; and he and Eve worshipped before the altar, to which they bowed, and then went back to the Cave of Treasures.

18 And this took place at the end of the twelfth day after the eightieth day, from the time Adam and Eve came out of the garden.

19 And they stood up the whole night praying until morning; and then went out of the cave.

20 Then Adam said to Eve, with joy of heart, because of the offering they had made to God, and that had been accepted of Him, "Let us do this three times every week, on the fourth day Wednesday, on the preparation day Friday, and on the Sabbath Sunday, all the days of our life."

21 And as they agreed to these words between themselves, God was pleased with their thoughts, and with the resolution they had each taken with the other.

22 After this, came the Word of God to Adam, and said, "O Adam, you have determined beforehand the days in which sufferings shall come over Me, when I am made flesh; for they are the fourth Wednesday, and the preparation day Friday.

23 But as to the first day, I created in it all things, and I raised the heavens.  And, again, through My rising again on this day, will I create joy, and raise them on high, who believe in Me; O Adam, offer this offering, all the days of your life."

24 Then God withdrew His Word from Adam.

25 But Adam continued to offer this offering thus, every week three times, until the end of seven weeks.  And on the first day, which is the fiftieth, Adam made an offering as he was accustomed, and he and Eve took it and came to the altar before God, as He had taught them.

Chapter LXIX – Twelfth apparition of Satan to Adam and Eve, while Adam was praying over the offering on the altar; when Satan beat him.

1 Then Satan, the hater of all good, envious of Adam and of his offering through which he found favor with God, hastened and took a sharp stone from among the sharp iron stones; appeared in the form of a man, and went and stood by Adam and Eve.

2 Adam was then offering on the altar, and had begun to pray, with his hands spread before God.

3 Then Satan hastened with the sharp iron stone he had with him, and with it pierced Adam on the right side, from which flowed blood and water, then Adam fell on the altar like a corpse.  And Satan fled.

4 Then Eve came, and took Adam and placed him below the altar.  And there she stayed, crying over him; while a stream of blood flowed from Adam’s side over his offering.

5 But God looked at the death of Adam.  He then sent His Word, and raised him up and said to him, "Fulfil your offering, for indeed, Adam, it is worth much, and there is no shortcoming in it."

6 God said further to Adam, "Thus will it also happen to Me, on the earth, when I shall be pierced and blood and water shall flow from My side and run over My body, which is the true offering; and which shall be offered on the altar as a perfect offering."

7 Then God commanded Adam to finish his offering, and when he had ended it he worshipped before God, and praised Him for the signs He had showed him.

8 And God healed Adam in one day, which is the end of the seven weeks; and that is the fiftieth day.

9 Then Adam and Eve returned from the mountain, and went into the Cave of Treasures, as they were used to do. This completed for Adam and Eve, one hundred and forty days since their coming out of the garden.

10 Then they both stood up that night and prayed to God.  And when it was morning, they went out, and went down westward of the cave, to the place where their corn was, and there rested under the shadow of a tree, as they were accustomed.

11 But when there a multitude of beasts came all around them.  It was Satan’s doing, in his wickedness; in order to wage war against Adam through marriage.

Chapter LXX – Thirteenth apparition of Satan, to trick Adam into marrying Eve.

1 After this Satan, the hater of all good, took the form of an angel, and with him two others, so that they looked like the three angels who had brought to Adam gold, incense, and myrrh.

2 They passed before Adam and Eve while they were under the tree, and greeted Adam and Eve with fair words that were full of deceit.

3 But when Adam and Eve saw their pleasant expression, and heard their sweet speech, Adam rose, welcomed them, and brought them to Eve, and they remained all together; Adam’s heart the while, being glad because he thought concerning them, that they were the same angels, who had brought him gold, incense, and myrrh.

4 Because, when they came to Adam the first time, there came over him from them, peace and joy, through their bringing him good tokens; so Adam thought that they had come a second time to give him other tokens for him to rejoice therewith.  For he did not know it was Satan; therefore he received them with joy and consorted with them.

5 Then Satan, the tallest of them, said, "Rejoice, O Adam, and be glad.  Look, God has sent us to you to tell you something."

6 And Adam said, "What is it?"  Then Satan answered, "It is a simple thing, yet it is the Word of God, will you accept it from us and do it?  But if you will not accept it, we will return to God, and tell Him that you would not receive His Word."

7 And Satan said again to Adam, "Don’t be afraid and don’t tremble; don’t you know us?"

8 But Adam said, "I do not know you."

9 Then Satan said to him, "I am the angel that brought you gold, and took it to the cave; this other angel is the one that brought you incense; and that third angel, is the one who brought you myrrh when you were on top of the mountain, and who carried you to the cave.

10 But as to the other angels our fellows, who bare you to the cave, God has not sent them with us this time; for He said to us, ‘You will be enough’. "

11 So when Adam heard these words he believed them, and said to these angels, "Speak the Word of God, that I may receive it."

12 And Satan said to him, "Swear, and promise me that you will receive it."

13 Then Adam said, "I do not know how to swear and promise."

14 And Satan said to him, "Hold out your hand, and put it inside my hand."

15 Then Adam held out his hand, and put it into Satan’s hand; when Satan said to him, "Say, now — So true as God is living, rational, and speaking, who raised the stars in heaven, and established the dry ground on the waters, and has created me out of the four elements*, and out of the dust of the earth — I will not break my promise, nor renounce my word."

16 And Adam swore thus.

17 Then Satan said to him, "Look, it is now some time since you came out of the garden, and you know neither wickedness nor evil.  But now God says to you, to take Eve who came out of your side, and to marry her so that she will bear you children, to comfort you, and to drive from you trouble and sorrow; now this thing is not difficult, neither is there any scandal in it to you.

* See the previous footnote in chapter XXXIV regarding the ‘four elements’.

Chapter LXXI – Adam is troubled by the thought of marrying Eve.

1 But when Adam heard these words from Satan, he sorrowed much, because of his oath and of his promise, and said, "Shall I commit adultery with my flesh and my bones, and shall I sin against myself, for God to destroy me, and to blot me out from off the face of the earth?

2 Since, when at first, I ate of the tree, He drove me out of the garden into this strange land, and deprived me of my bright nature, and brought death over me.  If, then, I should do this, He will cut off my life from the earth, and He will cast me into hell, and will plague me there a long time.

3 But God never spoke the words that you have said; and you are not God’s angels, and you weren’t sent from Him.  But you are devils that have come to me under the false appearance of angels.  Away from me; you cursed of God!"

4 Then those devils fled from before Adam.  And he and Eve got up, and returned to the Cave of Treasures, and went into it.

5 Then Adam said to Eve, "If you saw what I did, don’t tell anyone; for I sinned against God in swearing by His great name, and I have placed my hand another time into that of Satan."  Eve, then, held her peace, as Adam told her.

6 Then Adam got up, and spread his hands before God, beseeching and entreating Him with tears, to forgive him what he had done.  And Adam remained thus standing and praying forty days and forty nights.  He neither ate nor drank until he dropped down on the ground from hunger and thirst.

7 Then God sent His Word to Adam, who raised him up from where he lay, and said to him, "O Adam, why have you sworn by My name, and why have you made agreement with Satan another time?"

8 But Adam cried, and said, "O God, forgive me, for I did this unwittingly; believing they were God’s angels."

9 And God forgave Adam, saying to him, "Beware of Satan."

10 And He withdrew His Word from Adam.

11 Then Adam’s heart was comforted; and he took Eve, and they went out of the cave, to prepare some food for their bodies.

12 But from that day Adam struggled in his mind about his marrying Eve; afraid that if he was to do it, God would be angry with him.

13 Then Adam and Eve went to the river of water, and sat on the bank, as people do when they enjoy themselves.

14 But Satan was jealous of them; and planned to destroy them.

Chapter LXXII – Adam’s heart is set on fire. Satan appears as beautiful maidens.

1 Then Satan, and ten from his hosts, transformed themselves into maidens, unlike any others in the whole world for grace.

2 They came up out of the river in presence of Adam and Eve, and they said among themselves, "Come, we will look at the faces of Adam and Eve, who are of the men on earth.  How beautiful they are, and how different is their look from our own faces."  Then they came to Adam and Eve, and greeted them; and stood wondering at them.

3 Adam and Eve looked at them also, and wondered at their beauty, and said, "Is there, then, under us, another world, with such beautiful creatures as these in it?"

4 And those maidens said to Adam and Eve, "Yes, indeed, we are an abundant creation."

5 Then Adam said to them, "But how do you multiply?"

6 And they answered him, "We have husbands who have married us, and we bear them children, who grow up, and who in their turn marry and are married, and also bear children; and thus we increase.  And if so be, O Adam, you will not believe us, we will show you our husbands and our children."

7 Then they shouted over the river as if to call their husbands and their children, who came up from the river, men and children; and every man came to his wife, his children being with him.

8 But when Adam and Eve saw them, they stood dumb, and wondered at them.

9 Then they said to Adam and Eve, "See all our husbands and our children?  You should marry Eve, as we have married our husbands, so that you will have children as we have." This was a device of Satan to deceive Adam.

10 Satan also thought within himself, "God at first commanded Adam concerning the fruit of the tree, saying to him, ‘Eat not of it; else of death you shall die.’  But Adam ate of it, and yet God did not kill him; He only decreed on him death, and plagues and trials, until the day he shall come out of his body.

11 Now, then, if I deceive him to do this thing, and to marry Eve without God’s permission, God will kill him then."

12 Therefore Satan worked this apparition before Adam and Eve; because he sought to kill him, and to make him disappear from off the face of the earth.

13 Meanwhile the fire of sin came over Adam, and he thought of committing sin.  But he restrained himself, fearing that if he followed this advice of Satan, God would put him to death.

14 Then Adam and Eve got up, and prayed to God, while Satan and his hosts went down into the river, in presence of Adam and Eve; to let them see that they were going back to their own world.

15 Then Adam and Eve went back to the Cave of Treasures, as they usually did; about evening time.

16 And they both got up and prayed to God that night. Adam remained standing in prayer, yet not knowing how to pray, by reason of the thoughts in his heart regarding his marrying Eve; and he continued so until morning.

17 And when light came up, Adam said to Eve, "Get up, let us go below the mountain, where they brought us gold, and let us ask the Lord concerning this matter."

18 Then Eve said, "What is that matter, O Adam?"

19 And he answered her, "That I may request the Lord to inform me about marrying you; for I will not do it without His permission or else He will make us perish, you and me.  For those devils have set my heart on fire, with thoughts of what they showed us, in their sinful apparitions.

20 Then Eve said to Adam, "Why need we go below the mountain?  Let us rather stand up and pray in our cave to God, to let us know whether this counsel is good or not."

21 Then Adam rose up in prayer and said, "O God, you know that we transgressed against you, and from the moment we transgressed, we were stripped of our bright nature; and our body became brutish, requiring food and drink; and with animal desires.

22 Command us, O God, not to give way to them without Your permission, for fear that You will turn us into nothing.  Because if you do not give us permission, we shall be overpowered, and follow that advice of Satan; and You will again make us perish.

23 If not, then take our souls from us; let us be rid of this animal lust.  And if You give us no order respecting this thing, then sever Eve from me, and me from her; and place us each far away from the other.

24 Then again, O God, if You separate us from each other, the devils will deceive us with their apparitions that resemble us, and destroy our hearts, and defile our thoughts towards each other.  Yet if it is not each of us towards the other, it will, at all events, be through their appearance when the devils come to us in our likeness." Here Adam ended his prayer.

Chapter LXXIII – The marriage of Adam and Eve.

1 Then God considered the words of Adam that they were true, and that he could long await His order, respecting the counsel of Satan.

2 And God approved Adam in what he had thought concerning this, and in the prayer he had offered in His presence; and the Word of God came to Adam and said to him, "O Adam, if only you had had this caution at first, before you came out of the garden into this land!"

3 After that, God sent His angel who had brought gold, and the angel who had brought incense, and the angel who had brought myrrh to Adam, that they should inform him respecting his marriage to Eve.

4 Then those angels said to Adam, "Take the gold and give it to Eve as a wedding gift, and promise to marry her; then give her some incense and myrrh as a present; and be you, you and she, one flesh."

5 Adam obeyed the angels, and took the gold and put it into Eve’s bosom in her garment; and promised to marry her with his hand.

6 Then the angels commanded Adam and Eve to get up and pray forty days and forty nights; when that was done, then Adam was to have sexual intercourse with his wife; for then this would be an act pure and undefiled; so that he would have children who would multiply, and replenish the face of the earth.

7 Then both Adam and Eve received the words of the angels; and the angels departed from them.

8 Then Adam and Eve began to fast and pray, until the end of the forty days; and then they had sexual intercourse, as the angels had told them.  And from the time Adam left the garden until he wedded Eve, were two hundred and twenty-three days, that is seven months and thirteen days.

9 Thus was Satan’s war with Adam defeated.

Chapter LXXIV – The birth of Cain and Luluwa. Why they received those names.

1 And they lived on the earth working in order to keep their bodies in good health; and they continued so until the nine months of Eve’s pregnancy were over, and the time drew near when she must give birth.

2 Then she said to Adam, "The signs placed in this cave since we left the garden indicate that this is a pure place and we will be praying in it again some time.  It is not appropriate then, that I should give birth in it.  Let us instead go to the sheltering rock cave that was formed by the command of God when Satan threw a big rock down on us in an attempt to kill us with it. 

3 Adam then took Eve to that cave.  When the time came for her to give birth, she strained a lot.  Adam felt sorry, and he was very worried about her because she was close to death and the words of God to her were being fulfilled: "In suffering shall you bear a child, and in sorrow shall you bring forth a child."

4 But when Adam saw the distress in which Eve was, he got up and prayed to God, and said, "O Lord, look at me with the eye of Your mercy, and bring her out of her distress."

5 And God looked at His maid-servant Eve, and delivered her, and she gave birth to her first-born son, and with him a daughter.

6 The Adam rejoiced at Eve’s deliverance, and also over the children she had borne him.  And Adam ministered to Eve in the cave, until the end of eight days; when they named the son Cain, and the daughter Luluwa.

7 The meaning of Cain is "hater," because he hated his sister in their mother’s womb; before they came out of it. Therefore Adam named him Cain.

8 But Luluwa means "beautiful," because she was more beautiful than her mother.

9 Then Adam and Eve waited until Cain and his sister were forty days old, when Adam said to Eve, "We will make an offering and offer it up in behalf of the children."

10 And Eve said, "We will make one offering for the first-born son and then later we shall make one for the daughter."

Chapter LXXV – The family revisits the Cave of Treasures. Birth of Abel and Aklia.

1 Then Adam prepared an offering, and he and Eve offered it up for their children, and brought it to the altar they had built at first.

2 And Adam offered up the offering, and asked God to accept his offering.

3 Then God accepted Adam’s offering, and sent a light from heaven that shown on the offering.  Adam and his son drew near to the offering, but Eve and the daughter did not approach it.

4 Adam and his son were joyful as they came down from on the altar.  Adam and Eve waited until the daughter was eighty days old, then Adam prepared an offering and took it to Eve and to the children. They went to the altar, where Adam offered it up, as he was accustomed, asking the Lord to accept his offering.

5 And the Lord accepted the offering of Adam and Eve. Then Adam, Eve, and the children, drew near together, and came down from the mountain, rejoicing.

6 But they returned not to the cave in which they were born; but came to the Cave of Treasures, in order that the children should go around in it, and be blessed with the tokens brought from the garden.

7 But after they had been blessed with these tokens, they went back to the cave in which they were born.

8 However, before Eve had offered up the offering, Adam had taken her, and had gone with her to the river of water, in which they threw themselves at first; and there they washed themselves.  Adam washed his body and Eve hers also clean, after the suffering and distress that had come over them.

9 But Adam and Eve, after washing themselves in the river of water, returned every night to the Cave of Treasures, where they prayed and were blessed; and then went back to their cave, where their children were born.

10 Adam and Eve did this until the children had been weaned.  After they were weaned, Adam made an offering for the souls of his children in addition to the three times every week he made an offering for them.

11 When the children were weaned, Eve again conceived, and when her pregnancy came to term, she gave birth to another son and daughter.  They named the son Abel and the daughter Aklia.

12 Then at the end of forty days, Adam made an offering for the son, and at the end of eighty days he made another offering for the daughter, and treated them, as he had previously treated Cain and his sister Luluwa.

13 He brought them to the Cave of Treasures, where they received a blessing, and then returned to the cave where they were born.  After these children were born, Eve stopped having children.

Chapter LXXVI – Cain becomes jealous of Abel because of his sisters.

1 And the children began to grow stronger and taller; but Cain was hard-hearted, and ruled over his younger brother.

2 Often when his father made an offering, Cain would remain behind and not go with them, to offer up.

3 But, as to Abel, he had a meek heart, and was obedient to his father and mother.  He frequently moved them to make an offering, because he loved it.  He prayed and fasted a lot.

4 Then came this sign to Abel.  As he was coming into the Cave of Treasures, and saw the golden rods, the incense and the myrrh, he asked his parents, Adam and Eve, to tell him about them and asked, "Where did you get these from?"

5 Then Adam told him all that had befallen them.  And Abel felt deeply about what his father told him.

6 Furthermore his father, Adam, told him of the works of God, and of the garden.  After hearing that, Abel remained behind after his father left and stayed the whole of that night in the Cave of Treasures.

7 And that night, while he was praying, Satan appeared to him under the figure of a man, who said to him, "You have frequently moved your father into making offerings, fasting and praying, therefore I will kill you, and make you perish from this world."

8 But as for Abel, he prayed to God, and drove away Satan from him; and did not believe the words of the devil. Then when it was day, an angel of God appeared to him, who said to him, "Do not cut short either fasting, prayer, or offering up an offering to your God.  For, look, the Lord had accepted your prayer.  Be not afraid of the figure which appeared to you in the night, and who cursed you to death."  And the angel departed from him.

9 Then when it was day, Abel came to Adam and Eve, and told them of the vision he had seen.  When they heard it, they grieved much over it, but said nothing to him about it; they only comforted him.

10 But as to the hard-hearted Cain, Satan came to him by night, showed himself and said to him, "Since Adam and Eve love your brother Abel so much more than they love you, they wish to join him in marriage to your beautiful sister because they love him.  However, they wish to join you in marriage to his ugly sister, because they hate you.

11 Now before they do that, I am telling you that you should kill your brother. That way your sister will be left for you, and his sister will be cast away."

12 And Satan departed from him.  But the devil remained behind in Cain’s heart, and frequently aspired to kill his brother.

Chapter LXXVII – Cain, 15 years old, and Abel 12 years old, grow apart.

1 But when Adam saw that the older brother hated the younger, he endeavored to soften their hearts, and said to Cain, "O my son, take of the fruits of your sowing and make an offering to God, so that He might forgive you for your wickedness and sin."

2 He said also to Abel, "Take some of your sowing and make an offering and bring it to God, so that He might forgive you for your wickedness and sin."

3 Then Abel obeyed his father’s voice, took some of his sowing, and made a good offering, and said to his father, Adam, "Come with me and show me how to offer it up."

4 And they went, Adam and Eve with him, and they showed him how to offer up his gift on the altar.  Then after that, they stood up and prayed that God would accept Abel’s offering.

5 Then God looked at Abel and accepted his offering. And God was more pleased with Abel than with his offering, because of his good heart and pure body.  There was no trace of guile in him.

6 Then they came down from the altar, and went to the cave in which they lived.  But Abel, by reason of his joy at having made his offering, repeated it three times a week, after the example of his father Adam.

7 But as to Cain, he did not want to make an offering, but after his father became very angry, he offered up a gift once.  He took the smallest of his sheep for an offering and when he offered it up, his eyes were on the lamb.

8 Therefore God did not accept his offering, because his heart was full of murderous thoughts.

9 And they all thus lived together in the cave in which Eve had brought forth, until Cain was fifteen years old, and Abel twelve years old.

Chapter LXXVIII – Jealousy overcomes Cain. He makes trouble in the family. How the first murder was planned.

1 Then Adam said to Eve, "Behold the children are grown up; we must think of finding wives for them."

2 Then Eve answered, "How can we do it?"

3 Then Adam said to her, "We will join Abel’s sister in marriage to Cain, and Cain’s sister to Abel.

4 The said Eve to Adam, "I do not like Cain because he is hard-hearted; but let them stay with us until we offer up to the Lord in their behalf."

5 And Adam said no more.

6 Meanwhile Satan came to Cain in the figure of a man of the field, and said to him, "Behold Adam and Eve have taken counsel together about the marriage of you two; and they have agreed to marry Abel’s sister to you, and your sister to him.

7 But if it was not that I love you, I would not have told you this thing.  Yet if you will take my advice, and obey me, I will bring to you on your wedding day beautiful robes, gold and silver in plenty, and my relations will attend you."

8 Then Cain said with joy, "Where are your relations?"

9 And Satan answered, "My relations are in a garden in the north, where I once meant to bring your father Adam; but he would not accept my offer.

10 But you, if you will receive my words and if you will come to me after your wedding, you shall rest from the misery in which you are; and you shall rest and be better off than your father Adam."

11 At these words of Satan Cain opened his ears, and leaned towards his speech.

12 And he did not remain in the field, but he went to Eve, his mother, and beat her, and cursed her, and said to her, "Why are you planning to take my sister to wed her to my brother?   Am I dead?"

13 His mother, however, quieted him, and sent him to the field where he had been.

14 Then when Adam came, she told him of what Cain had done.

15 But Adam grieved and held his peace, and said not a word.

16 Then on the next morning Adam said to Cain his son, "Take of your sheep, young and good, and offer them up to your God; and I will speak to your brother, to make to his God an offering of corn."

17 They both obeyed their father Adam, and they took their offerings, and offered them up on the mountain by the altar.

18 But Cain behaved haughtily towards his brother, and shoved him from the altar, and would not let him offer up his gift on the altar; but he offered his own on it, with a proud heart, full of guile, and fraud.

19 But as for Abel, he set up stones that were near at hand, and on that, he offered up his gift with a heart humble and free from guile.

20 Cain was then standing by the altar on which he had offered up his gift; and he cried to God to accept his offering; but God did not accept it from him; neither did a divine fire come down to consume his offering.

21 But he remained standing over against the altar, out of humor and meanness, looking towards his brother Abel, to see if God would accept his offering or not.

22 And Abel prayed to God to accept his offering. Then a divine fire came down and consumed his offering. And God smelled the sweet savor of his offering; because Abel loved Him and rejoice in Him.

23 And because God was well pleased with him, He sent him an angel of light in the figure of a man who had partaken of his offering, because He had smelled the sweet savor of his offering, and they comforted Abel and strengthened his heart.

24 But Cain was looking on all that took place at his brother’s offering, and was angry because of it.

25 Then he opened his mouth and blasphemed God, because He had not accepted his offering.

26 But God said to cain, "Why do you look sad?  Be righteous, that I may accept your offering.  Not against Me have you murmured, but against yourself.

27 And God said this to Cain in rebuke, and because He abhorred him and his offering.

28 And Cain came down from the altar, his color changed and with a sad face, and came to his father and mother and told them all that had befallen him.  And Adam grieved much because God had not accepted Cain’s offering.

29 But Abel came down rejoicing, and with a gladsome heart, and told his father and mother how God had accepted his offering.  And they rejoiced at it and kissed his face.

30 And Abel said to his father, "Because Cain shoved me from the altar, and would not allow me to offer my gift on it, I made an altar for myself and offered my gift on it."

31 But when Adam heard this he was very sorry, because it was the altar he had built at first, and on which he had offered his own gifts.

32 As to Cain, he was so resentful and so angry that he went into the field, where Satan came to him and said to him, "Since your brother Abel has taken refuge with your father Adam, because you shoved him from the altar, they have kissed his face, and they rejoice over him, far more than over you."

33 When Cain heard these words of  Satan, he was filled with rage; and he let no one know.  But he was laying wait to kill his brother, until he brought him into the cave, and then said to him: —

34 "O brother, the country is so beautiful, and there are such beautiful and pleasurable trees in it, and charming to look at!  But brother, you have never been one day in the field to take your pleasure in that place.

35 Today, O, my brother, I very much wish you would come with me into the field, to enjoy yourself and to bless our fields and our flocks, for you are righteous, and I love you much, O my brother!  But you have alienated yourself from me."

36 Then Abel consented to go with his brother Cain into the field.

37 But before going out, Cain said to Abel, "Wait for me, until I fetch a staff, because of wild beasts."

38 Then Abel stood waiting in his innocence.  But Cain, the forward, fetched a staff and went out.

39 And they began, Cain and his brother Abel, to walk in the way; Cain talking to him, and comforting him, to make him forget everything.

Chapter LXXIX – A wicked plan is carried to a tragic conclusion. Cain is frightened.  "Am I my brother’s keeper?" The seven punishments.  Peace is shattered.

1 And so they went on, until they came to a lonely place, where there were no sheep; then Abel said to Cain, "Behold, my brother, we are tired from walking; for we see none of the trees, nor of the fruits, nor of the flourishing green plants, nor of the sheep, nor any one of the things of which you told me.  Where are those sheep of thine you told me to bless?"

2 Then Cain said to him, "Come on, and you shall see many beautiful things very soon, but go before me, until I catch up to you."

3 Then went Abel forward, but Cain remained behind him.

4 And Abel was walking in his innocence, without guile; not believing his brother would kill him.

5 Then Cain, when he came up to him, comforted him with his talk, walking a little behind him; then he ran up to him and beat him with the staff, blow after blow, until he was stunned.

6 But when Abel fell down on the ground, seeing that his brother meant to kill him, he said to Cain, "O, my brother, have pity on me.  By the breasts we have sucked, don’t hit me!  By the womb that bore us and that brought us into the world, don’t beat me to death with that staff! If you will kill me, take one of these large stones and kill me outright."

7 Then Cain, the hard-hearted, and cruel murderer, took a large stone, and beat his brother’s head with it, until his brains oozed out, and he wallowed in his blood, before him.

8 And Cain repented not of what he had done.

9 But the earth, when the blood of righteous Abel fell on it, trembled, as it drank his blood, and would have destroyed Cain because of it.

10 And the blood of Abel cried mysteriously to God, to avenge him of his murderer.

11 Then Cain began at once to dig the ground wherein to lay his brother; for he was trembling from the fear that came over him, when he saw the earth tremble on his account.

12 He then cast his brother into the pit he made, and covered him with dust.  But the ground would not receive him; but it threw him up at once.

13 Again Cain dug the ground and hid his brother in it; but again the ground threw him up on itself; until three times the ground thus threw up on itself the body of Abel.

14 The muddy ground threw him up the first time, because he was not the first creation; and it threw him up the second time and would not receive him, because he was righteous and good, and was killed without a cause; and the ground threw him up the third time and would not receive him, that there might remain before his brother a witness against him.

15 And so the earth mocked Cain, until the Word of God, came to him concerning his brother.

16 Then was God angry, and much displeased at Abel’s death; and He thundered from heaven, and lightnings went before Him, and the Word of the Lord God came from heaven to Cain, and said to him, "Where is Abel your brother?"

17 Then Cain answered with a proud heart and a gruff voice, "How, O God?  Am I my brother’s keeper?"

18 Then God said to Cain, "Cursed be the earth that has drunk the blood of Abel your brother; and as for you, you will always be trembling and shaking; and this will be a mark on you so that whoever finds you, will kill you."

19 But Cain cried because God had said those words to him; and Cain said to Him, "O God, whosoever finds me shall kill me, and I shall be blotted out from the face of the earth."

20 Then God said to Cain, "Whoever finds you will not kill you;" because before this, God had been saying to Cain, "I shall put seven punishments on anyone that kills Cain." For as to the word of God to Cain, "Where is your brother?" God said it in mercy for him, to try and make him repent.

21 For if Cain had repented at that time, and had said, "O God, forgive me my sin, and the murder of my brother,"  God would then have forgiven him his sin.

22 And as to God saying to Cain, "Cursed be the ground that has drunk the blood of your brother"  That also, was God’s mercy on Cain.  For God did not curse him, but He cursed the ground; although it was not the ground that had killed Abel, and committed a wicked sin.

23 For it was fitting that the curse should fall on the murderer; yet in mercy did God so manage His thoughts as that no one should know it, and turn away from Cain.

24 And He said to him, "Where is your brother?" To which he answered and said, "I know not." Then the Creator said to him, "Be trembling and quaking."

25 Then Cain trembled and became terrified; and through this sign did God make him an example before all the creation, as the murderer of his brother.  Also did God bring trembling and terror over him, that he might see the peace in which he was at first, and see also the trembling and terror he endured at the last; so that he might humble himself before God, and repent of his sin, and seek the peace that he enjoyed at first.

26 And in the word of God that said, "I will put seven punishments on anyone who  kills Cain," God was not seeking to kill Cain with the sword, but He sought to make him die of fasting, and praying and crying by hard rule, until the time that he was delivered from his sin.

27 And the seven punishments are the seven generations during which God awaited Cain for the murder of his brother.

28 But as to Cain, ever since he had killed his brother, he could find no rest in any place; but went back to Adam and Eve, trembling, terrified, and defiled with blood. . . .

 

THE SECOND BOOK OF Adam and Eve

Second Book of Adam And Eve: Why Adam and Eve Fell — Instrumental Music and Choirs

To Purchase: The Lost Books of The Bible and The Forgotten Books of Eden, Crane, Second Section, pgs 60- 81, Alpha House

Satan Indroduces Instrument Music To Seduce the Sethites

Background to "Look To The Hills Leadership and Worship Conference." This is not a direct command worthy of sowing discord to introduce Feminist-Gnostic worship. Rather, the verse is a Question: "Shall I look to the Hills or Mountain Gods?? The answer is, "No, I will look to the CREATOR of the hills for my salvation." This is a coded invitation to end-times pagan ritualizing but NOT to worship.

Second Book of Adam and Eve CHAP. I.

The grief stricken family. Cain marries Luluwa and they move away.

1 WHEN Luluwa heard Cain’s words, she wept and went to call her father and mother, and told them how that Cain had killed his brother Abel.

2 Then they all cried aloud and lifted up their voices, and slapped their faces, and threw dust upon their heads, and rent asunder their garments, and went out and came to the place where Abel was killed.

3 And they found him lying on the earth, killed, and beasts around him; while they wept and cried because of this just one. From his body, by reason of its purity, went forth a smell of sweet spices.

4 And Adam carried him, his tears streaming down his face; and went to the Cave of Treasures, where he laid him, and wound him up with sweet spices and myrrh.

5 And Adam and Eve continued by the burial of him in great grief a hundred and forty days. Abel was fifteen and a half years old, and Cain seventeen years and a half.

6 As for Cain, when the mourning for his brother was ended,

he took his sister Luluwa and married her, 
without leave from his father and mother; for they could not keep him from her, by reason of their heavy heart.

7 He then went down to the bottom of the mountain,

away from the garden,
near to the place where he had killed his brother.

8 And in that place were many fruit trees and forest trees.

His sister bare him children,
who in their turn began to multiply by degrees
until they filled that place.

9 But as for Adam and Eve, they came not together after Abel’s funeral, for seven years. After this, however, Eve conceived; and while she was with child, Adam said to her, "Come, let us take an offering and offer it up unto God, and ask Him to give us a fair child, in whom we may find comfort, and whom we may join in marriage to Abel’s sister."

10 Then they prepared an offering and brought it up to the altar, and offered it before the Lord, and began to entreat Him to accept their offering, and to give them a good offspring.

11 And God heard Adam and accepted his offering. Then, they worshipped, Adam, Eve, and their daughter, and came down to the Cave of Treasures and placed a lamp in it, to burn by night and by day, before the body of Abel.

12 Then Adam and Eve continued fasting and praying until Eve’s time came that she should be delivered, when she said to Adam, "I wish to go to the cave in the rock, to bring forth in it."

13 And he said, "Go, and take with thee thy daughter to wait on thee; but I will remain in this Cave of Treasures before the body of my son Abel."

14 Then Eve hearkened to Adam, and went, she and her daughter. But Adam remained by himself in the Cave of Treasures.

Second Book of Adam and Eve CHAP. II.

A third son is born to Adam and Eve.

1 AND Eve brought forth a son perfectly beautiful in figure and in countenance. His beauty was like that of his father Adam, yet more beautiful.

2 Then Eve was comforted when she saw him, and remained eight days in the cave; then she sent her daughter unto Adam to tell him to come and see the child and name him. But the daughter stayed in his place by the body of her brother, until Adam returned. So did she.

3 But when Adam came and saw the child’s good looks, his beauty, and his perfect figure, he rejoiced over him, and was comforted for Abel. Then he named the child Seth, that means, "that God has heard my prayer, and has delivered me out of my affliction." But it means also "power and strength."

4 Then after Adam had named the child, he returned to the Cave of Treasures; and his daughter went back to her mother.

5 But Eve continued in her cave, until forty days were fulfilled, when she came to Adam, and brought with her the child and her daughter.

6 And they came to a river of water, where Adam and his daughter washed themselves, because of their sorrow for Abel; but Eve and the babe washed for purification.

7 Then they returned, and took an offering, and went to the mountain and offered it up, for the babe; and God accepted their offering, and sent His blessing upon them, and upon their son Seth; and they came back to the Cave of Treasures.

8As for Adam, he knew not again his wife Eve, all the days of his life; neither was any more offspring born of them; but only those five, Cain, Luluwa, Abel, Aklia, and Seth alone.

9But Seth waxed in stature and in strength; and began to fast and pray, fervently.

Second Book of Adam and Eve CHAP. III

Satan appears as a beautiful woman tempting Adam, telling him he is still a youth. "Spend thy youth in mirth and pleasuse." (12) The different forms which Satan takes (15).

1 AS for our father Adam, at the end of seven years from the day he had been severed from his wife Eve,

Satan envied him, when he saw him thus separated from her; and strove to make him live with her again.

2 Then Adam arose and went up above the Cave of Treasures; and continued to sleep there night by night. But as soon as it was light every day he came down to the cave, to pray there and to receive a blessing from it.

3 But when it was evening he went up on the roof of the cave, where he slept by himself, fearing lest Satan should overcome him. And he continued thus apart thirty-nine days.

4 Then Satan, the hater of all good, when he saw Adam thus alone, fasting and praying,

appeared unto him in the form of a beautiful woman, who came and stood before him in the night of the fortieth day, and said unto him:-

5 "0 Adam, from the time ye have dwelt in this cave, we have experienced great peace from you, and your prayers have reached us, and we have been comforted about you.

6 "But now, 0 Adam, that thou hast gone up over the roof of the cave to sleep, we have had doubts about thee, and a great sorrow has come upon us because of thy separation from Eve. Then again, when thou art on the roof of this cave, thy prayer is poured out, and thy heart wanders from side to side.

7 "But when thou wast in the cave thy prayer was like fire gathered together; it came down to us, and thou didst find rest.

8 "Then I also grieved over thy children who are severed from thee; and my sorrow is great about the murder of thy son Abel; for he was righteous; and over a righteous man every one will grieve.

9 "But I rejoiced over the birth of thy son Seth; yet after a little while I sorrowed greatly over Eve,

because she is my sister. For when God sent a deep sleep over thee, and drew her out of thy side,

He brought me out also with her. But HE raised her by placing her with thee, while He lowered me.

10 "I rejoiced over my sister for her being with thee. But God had made me a promise before, and said, ‘Grieve not; when Adam has gone up on the roof of the Cave of Treasures, and is separated from Eve his wife, I will send thee to him, thou shalt join thyself to him in marriage, and bear him five children, as Eve did bear him five.’

11 "And now, lo! God’s promise to me is fulfilled; for it is He who has sent me to thee for the wedding;

because if thou wed me, I shall bear thee finer and better children than those of Eve.

12 "Then again, thou art as yet but a youth; end not thy youth in this world in sorrow;

but spend the days of thy youth in mirth and pleasure. For thy days are few and thy trial is great.

Be strong; end thy days in this world in rejoicing. I shall take pleasure in thee, and thou shall rejoice with me in this wise, and without fear.

13 "Up, then, and fulfil the command of thy God," she then drew near to Adam, and embraced him.

14 But when Adam saw that he should be overcome by her, he prayed to God with a fervent heart to deliver him from her.

15 Then God sent His Word unto Adam, saying, "0 Adam, that figure is the one that promised thee the Godhead, and majesty;

he is not favourably disposed towards thee; but shows himself to thee at one time in the form of a woman; another moment, in the likeness if an angel; on another occasions, in the similitude of a serpent; and at another time, in the semblance of a god; but he does all that only to destroy thy soul.

16 "Now, therefore, 0 Adam, understanding thy heart, I have delivered thee many a time from his hands; in order to show thee that I am a merciful God; and that I wish thy good, and that I do not wish thy ruin."

Second Book of Adam and Eve CHAP. IV.

Adam sees the Devil in his true colors.

1 THEN God ordered Satan to show himself to Adam plainly, in his own hideous form.

2 But when Adam saw him, he feared, and trembled at the sight of him.

3 And God said to Adam,

‘Look at this devil, and at his hideous look, and know that he it is who made thee fall from brightness into darkness, from peace and rest to toil and misery.

4 And look, 0 Adam, at him, who said of himself that he is God! Can God be black? Would God take the form of a woman? Is there any one stronger than God? And can He be overpowered?

5 "See, then, 0 Adam, and behold him bound in thy presence, in the air, unable to flee away! Therefore, I say unto thee, be not afraid of him; henceforth take care, and beware of him, in whatever he may do to thee."

6 Then God drove Satan away from before Adam, whom He strengthened, and whose heart He comforted, saying to him, "Go down to the Cave of Treasures, and separate not thyself from Eve; I will quell in you all animal lust."

7 From that hour it left Adam and Eve, and they enjoyed rest by the commandment of God. But God did not the like to any one of Adam’s seed; but only to Adam and Eve.

8 Then Adam worshipped before the Lord, for having delivered him, and for having layed his passions. And he came down from above the cave, and dwelt with Eve as aforetime.

9 This ended the forty days of his separation from Eve.

Second Book of Adam and Eve CHAP. V.

The devil paints a brilliant picture for Seth to feast his thoughts upon.

1 AS for Seth, when he was seven years old, he knew good and evil, and was consistent in fasting and praying, and spent all his nights in entreating God for mercy and forgiveness.

2 He also fasted when bringing up his offering every day, more than his father did; for he was of a fair countenance, like unto an angel of God. He also had a good heart, preserved the finest qualities of his soul; and for this reason he brought up his offering every day.

3 And God was pleased with his offering; but He was also pleased with his purity. And he continued thus in doing the will of God, and of his father and mother, until he was seven years old.

4 After that, as he was coming down from the altar, having ended his offering,

Satan appeared unto him in the form of a beautiful angel, brilliant with light; with a staff of light in his hand, himself girt about with a girdle of light.

5 He greeted Seth with a beautiful smile, and began to beguile him with fair words, saying to him,

"0 Seth, why abidest thou in this mountain?
For it is rough, full of stones and of sand,
and of trees with no good fruit on them;
a wilderness without habitations and without towns;
no good place to dwell in.
But all is heat, weariness, and trouble."

6 He said further,

‘But we dwell in beautiful places, in another world than this earth.

Our world is one of light and our condition is of the best; our women are handsomer than any others; and I wish thee, 0 Seth, to wed one of them; because I see that thou art fair to look upon,

and in this land there is not one woman good enough for thee. Besides, all those who live in this world, are only five souls.

7 "But in our world there are very many men and many maidens, all more beautiful one than another.

I wish, therefore, to remove thee hence, that thou mayest see my relations and be wedded to which ever thou likest.

8 "Thou shalt then abide by me and be at peace; thou shalt be filled with splendour and light, as we are.

9 "Thou shalt remain in our world. and rest from this world and the misery of it; thou shalt never again feel faint and weary; thou shalt never bring up an offering, nor sue for mercy;

for thou shalt commit no more sin nor be swayed by passions.

10 "And if thou wilt hearken to what I say, thou shalt wed one of my daughters; for with us it is no sin so to do; neither is it reckoned animal lust.

11 "For in our world we have no God; but we all are gods; we all are of the light, heavenly, powerful, strong and glorious."

Second Book of Adam and Eve CHAP. V

Seth’s conscience helps him. He returns to Adam and Eve.

1When Seth heard these words he was amazed, and inclined his heart to Satan’s treacherous speech, and said to him,

"Saidst thou there is an-other world created than this; and other creatures more beautiful than the creatures that are in this world?"

2 And Satan said "Yes; behold thou hast heard me; but I will yet praise them and their ways, in thy hearing."

3 But Seth said to him, "Thy speech has amazed me; and thy beautiful description of it all."

4 "Yet I cannot go with thee to-day; not until I have gone to my father Adam and to my mother Eve, and told them all thou hast said to me. Then if they give me leave to go with thee, I will come."

5 Again Seth said,

"I am afraid of doing any thing without my father’s and mother’s leave, lest I perish like my brother Cain,

and like my father Adam, who transgressed the commandment of God. But, behold, thou knowest this place; come, and meet me here to-morrow."

6 When Satan heard this, he said to Seth, "If thou tellest thy father Adam what I have told thee, he will not let thee come with me.

7 But hearken to me;

do not tell thy father and mother what I have said to thee; but come with me to-day, to our world; where thou shalt see beautiful things and enjoy thyself there, and revel this day among my children,

beholding them and taking thy fill of mirth; and rejoice ever more.

Then I shall bring thee back to this place to-morrow; but if thou wouldest rather abide with me, so be it."

8 Then Seth answered, "The spirit of my father and of my mother, hangs on me; and if I hide from them one day, they will die, and God will hold me guilty of sinning against them.

9 "And except that they know I am come to this place to bring up to it my offering, they would not be separated from me one hour; neither should I go to any other place, unless they let me. But they treat me most kindly, because I come back to them quickly."

10 Then Satan said to him,

"What will happen to thee if thou hide thyself from them one night, and return to them at break of day?"

11 But Seth, when he saw how he kept on talking, and that he would not leave him-ran, and went up to the altar, and spread his hands unto God, and sought deliverance from Him.

12 Then God sent His Word, and cursed Satan, who fled from Him.

13 But as for Seth, he had gone up to the altar, saying thus in his heart. "The altar is the place of offering, and God is there; a divine fire shall consume it;

so shall Satan be unable to hurt me, and shall not take me away thence."

14 Then Seth came down from the altar and went to his father and mother, whom he found in the way, longing to hear his voice; for he had tarried a while.

15 He then began to tell them what had befallen him from Satan, under the form of an angel.

16 But when Adam heard his account, he kissed his face, and warned him against that angel, telling him it was Satan who thus appeared to him. Then Adam took Seth, and they went to the Cave of Treasures, and rejoiced therein.

17 But from that day forth Adam and Eve never parted from him, to whatever place he might go, whether for his offering or for any thing else.

18 This sign happened to Seth, when he was nine years old.

Second Book of Adam and Eve CHAP. VII.

Seth marries Aklia. Adam lives to see grand children and great – grand children.

1 WHEN our father Adam saw that Seth was of a perfect heart, he wished him to marry; lest the enemy should appear to him another time, and overcome him.

2 So Adam said to his son Seth, "I wish, 0 my son, that thou wed thy sister Aklia, Abel’s sister, that she may bear thee children, who shall replenish the earth, according to God’s promise to us.

3 "Be not afraid, 0 my son; there is no disgrace in it. I wish thee to marry, from fear lest the enemy overcome thee.’

4 Seth, however, did not wish to marry; but in obedience to his father and mother, he said not a word.

5 So Adam married him to Aklia. And he was fifteen years old.

6 But when he was twenty years of age, he begat a son, whom he called Enos; and then begat other children than him,

7 Then Enos grew up, married, and begat Cainan.

8 Cainan also grew up, married, and begat Mahalaleel.

9 Those fathers were born during Adam’s lifetime, and dwelt by the Cave of Treasures.

10 Then were the days of Adam nine hundred and thirty years, and those of Mahalaleel one hundred. But Mahalaleel, when he was grown up, loved fasting, praying, and with hard labours, until the end of our father Adam’s days drew near.

Second Book of Adam and Eve CHAP, VIII,

Adam’s remarkable last words. He predicts the Flood. He exhorts his offspring to good.
He reveals certain mysteries of life.

1 WHEN our father Adam saw that his end was near, he called his son Seth, who came to him in the Cave of Treasures, and he said unto him: –

2 "0 Seth, my son bring me thy children and thy children’s children, that I may shed my blessing on them ere I die."

3 When Seth heard these words from his father Adam, he went from him, shed a flood of tears over his face, and gathered together his children and his children’s children, and brought them to his father Adam.

4 But when our father Adam saw them around him, he wept at having to be separated from them.

5 And when they saw him weeping, they all wept together, and fell upon his face saying, "How shalt thou be severed from us, 0 our father? And how shall the earth receive thee and hide thee from our eyes?" Thus did they lament much, and in like words.

6 Then our father Adam blessed them all, and said to Seth, after he had blessed them:-

7 "0 Seth, my son, thou knowest this world – that it is full of sorrow, and of weariness; and thou knowest all that has come upon us, from our trials in it I therefore flow command thee in these words: to keep innocency, to be pure and just, and trusting in God; and lean not to the discourses of Satan, nor to the apparitions in which he will show himself to thee.

8 But keep the commandments that I give thee this day; then give the same to thy son Enos; and let Enos give it to his son Cainan; and Cainan to his son Mahalaleel; so that this commandment abide firm among all your children.

9 "0 Seth, my son, the moment I am dead take ye my body and wind it up with myrrh, aloes, and cassia, and leave me here in this Cave of Treasures in which are all these tokens which God gave us from the garden.

10 "0 my son, hereafter shall a flood come and overwhelm all creatures, and leave out only eight souls.

11 "But, 0 my son, let those whom it will leave out from among your children at that time, take my body with them out of this cave; and when they have taken it with them, let the oldest among them command his children to lay my body in a ship until the flood has been assuaged, and they come out of the ship.

12 Then they shall take my body and lay it in the middle of the earth, shortly after they have been saved from the waters of the flood.

13 "For the place where my body shall be laid, is the middle of the earth; God shall come from thence and shall save all our kindred.

14 "But now, 0 Seth, my son, place thyself at the head of thy people; tend them and watch over them in the fear of God; and lead them in the good way. Command them to fast unto God; and make them understand they ought not to hearken to Satan, lest he destroy them.

15 "Then, again, sever thy children and thy children’s children from Cain’s children; do not let them ever mix with those, nor come near them either in their words or in their deeds."

16 Then Adam let his blessing descend upon Seth, and upon his children, and upon all his children’s children.

17 He then turned to his son Seth, and to Eve his wife, and ,said to them, "Preserve this gold, this incense, and this myrrh, that God has given us for a sign; for in days that are coming, a flood will overwhelm the whole creation. But those who shall go into the ark shall take with them the gold, the incense, and the myrrh, together with my body; and will lay the gold, the incense, and the myrrh, with my body in the midst of the earth.

18 "Then, after a long time, the city in which the gold, the incense, and the myrrh are found with my body, shall be plundered. But when it is spoiled, the gold the incense, and the myrrh shall be taken care of with the spoil that is kept; and naught of them shall perish, until the Word of God, made man shall come; when kings shall take them, and shall offer to Him, gold in token of His being King; incense, in token of His being God of heaven and earth; and myrrh, in token of His passion.

19 "Gold also, as a token of His overcoming Satan, and all our foes; incense as a token that He will rise from the dead, and be exalted above things in heaven and things in the earth; and myrrh, in token that He will drink bitter gall; and feel the pains of hell from Satan.

20 "And now, 0 Seth, my son, behold I have revealed unto thee hidden mysteries, which God had revealed unto me. Keep my commandment, for thyself, and for thy people."

Second Book of Adam and Eve CHAP. IX.

The death of Adam.

1 WHEN Adam had ended his commandment to Seth, his limbs were loosened, his hands and feet lost all power, his mouth became dumb, and his tongue ceased altogether to speak. He closed his eyes and gave up the ghost.

2 But when his children saw that he was dead, they threw themselves over him, men and women, old and young, weeping.

3 The death of Adam took place at the end of nine hundred and thirty years that he lived upon the earth; on the fifteenth day of Barmudeh, after the reckoning of an epact of the sun, at the ninth hour.

4 It was on a Friday, the very day on which he was created, and on which he rested; and the hour at which he died, was the same as that at which he came out of the garden.

5 Then Seth wound him up well, and embalmed him with plenty of sweet spices, from sacred trees and from the Holy Mountain; and he laid his body on the eastern side of the inside of the cave, the side of the incense; and placed in front of him a lamp – stand kept burning.

6 Then his children stood before him weeping and wailing over him the whole night until break of day.

7 Then Seth and his son Enos, and Cainan, the son of Enos, went out and took good offerings to present unto the Lord, and they came to the altar upon which Adam offered gifts to God, when he did offer.

8 But Eve said to them, "Wait until we have first asked God to accept our offering, and to keep by Him the soul of Adam His servant, and to take it up to rest."

9 And they all stood up and prayed.

CHAP. X.

"Adam was the first. . ."

1 AND when they had ended their prayer, the Word of God came and comforted them concerning their father Adam.

2 After this, they offered their gifts for themselves and for their father.

3 And when they had ended their offering, the Word of God came to Seth, the eldest among them, saying unto him, "0 Seth, Seth, Seth, three times. As I was with thy father, so also shall I be with thee, until the fulfilment of the promise I made him – thy father saying, I will send My Word and save thee and thy seed.

4 "But as to thy father Adam, keep thou the commandment he gave thee; and sever thy seed from that of Cain thy brother."

5 And God withdrew His Word from Seth.

6 Then Seth, Eve, and their children, came down from the mountain to the Cave of Treasures.

7 But Adam was the first whose soul died in the land of Eden, in the Cave of Treasures; for no one died before him, but his son Abel, who died murdered.

8 Then all the children of Adam rose up, and wept over their father Adam, and made offerings to him, one hundred and forty days.

CHAP. XI.

Seth becomes head of the most happy and just tribe of people who ever lived.

1 AFTER the death of Adam and of Eve, Seth severed his children, and his children’s children, from Cain’s children. Cain and his seed went down and dwelt westward, below the place where he had killed his brother Abel.

2 But Seth and his children, dwelt northwards upon the mountain of the Cave of Treasures, in order to be near to their father Adam.

3 And Seth the elder, tall and good, with a fine soul, and of a strong mind, stood at the head of his people; and tended them in innocence, penitence, and meekness, and did not allow one of them to go down to Cain’s children.

4 But because of their own purity, they were named "Children of God," and they were with God, instead of the hosts of angels who fell; for they continued in praises to God, and in singing psalms unto Him, in their cave – the Cave of Treasures.

5 Then Seth stood before the body of his father Adam, and of his mother Eve, and prayed night and day, and asked for mercy towards himself and his children; and that when he had some difficult dealing with a child, He would give him counsel.

6 But Seth and his children did not like earthly work, but gave themselves to heavenly things; for they had no other thought than praises, doxologies, and psalms unto God.

7 Therefore did they at all times hear the voices of angels, praising and glorifying God; from within the garden, or when they were sent by God on an errand, or when they were going up to heaven.

8 For Seth and his children, by reason of their own purity, heard and saw those angels. Then, again, the garden was not far above them, but only some fifteen spiritual cubits.

9 Now one spiritual cubit answers to three cubits of man, altogether forty-five cubits.

10 Seth and his children dwelt on the mountain below the garden; they sowed not, neither did they reap; they wrought no food for the body. not even wheat; but only offerings. They ate of the fruit and of trees well flavoured that grew on the mountain where they dwelt.

11 Then Seth often fasted every forty days, as did also his eldest children. For the family of Seth smelled the smell of the trees in the garden, when the wind blew that way.

12 They were happy, innocent, without sudden fear, there was no jealousy, no evil action, no hatred among them. There was no animal passion; from no mouth among them went forth either foul words or curse; neither evil counsel nor fraud. For the men of that time never swore, but under hard circumstances, when men must swear, they swore by the blood of Abel the just.

13 But they constrained their children and their women every day in the cave to fast and pray, and to worship the most High God. They blessed themselves in the body of their father Adam, and anointed themselves with it.

14 And they did so until the end of Seth drew near.

CHAP. XII.

Seth’s family affairs. His death. The headship of Enos. How the outcast branch of Adam’s family fared.

1 THEN Seth, the just, called his son Enos, and Cainan, son of Enos, and Mahalaleel, son of Cainan, and said unto them:-

2 "As my end is near, I wish to build a roof over the altar on which gifts are offered."

3 They hearkened to his commandment and went out, all of them, both old and young, and worked hard at it, and built a beautiful roof over the altar.

4 And Seth’s thought, in so doing, was that a blessing should come upon his children on the mountain; and that he should present an offering for them before his death.

5 Then when the building of the roof was completed, he commanded them to make offerings. They worked diligently at these, and brought them to Seth their father who took them and offered them upon the altar; and prayed God to accept their offerings, to have mercy on the souls of his children, and to keep them from the hand of Satan.

6 And God accepted his offering, and sent His blessing upon him and upon his children. And then God made a promise to Seth, saying, "At the end of the great five days and a half, concerning which I have made a promise to thee and to thy father, I will send My Word and save thee and thy seed."

7 Then Seth and his children, and his children’s children, met together, and came down from the altar, and went to the Cave of Treasures – where they prayed, and blessed themselves in the body of our father Adam, and anointed themselves with it.

8 But Seth abode in the Cave of Treasures, a few days, and then suffered – sufferings unto death.

9 Then Enos, his first – born son, came to him, with Cainan, his son, and Mahalaleel, Cainan’s son, and Jared, the son of Mahalaleel, and Enoch, Jared’s son, with their wives and children to receive a blessing from Seth.

10 Then Seth prayed over them, and blessed them, and adjured them by the blood of Abel the just, saying, "I beg of you my children, not to let one of you go down from this Holy and pure Mountain.

11 Make no fellowship with the children of Cain the murderer and the sinner, who killed his brother; for ye know, 0 my children, that we flee from him, and from all his sin with all our might because he killed his brother Abel."

12 After having said this, Seth blessed Enos, his first – born son, and commanded him habitually to minister in purity before the body of our father Adam, all the days of his life; then, also, to go at times to the altar which he Seth had built. And he commanded him to feed his people in righteousness, in judgment and purity all the days of his life.

13 Then the limbs of Seth were loosened; his hands and feet lost all power; his mouth became dumb and unable to speak; and he gave up the ghost and died the day after his nine hundred and twelfth year; on the twenty – seventh day of the month Abib; Enoch being then twenty years old.

14 Then they wound up carefull the body of Seth, and embalmed him with sweet spices, and laid him in the Cave Treasures, on the right side of our father Adam’s body, and they mourned for him forty days. They offered gifts for him, as they had done for our father Adam.

15 After the death of Seth, Enos rose at the head of his people, whom he fed in righteousness, and judgment, as his father had commanded him.

16 But by the time Enos was eight hundred and twenty years old, Cain had a large progeny; for they married frequently, being given to animal lusts; until the land below the mountain, was filled with them.

CHAP. XIII.

"Among the children of Cain there was much robbery, murder and Sin."

1 IN those days lived Lamech the blind, who was of the sons of Cain. He had a son whose name was Atun, and they two had much cattle.

2 But Lamech was in the habit of sending them to feed with a young shepherd, who tended them; and who, when coming home in the evening wept before his grandfather, and before his father Atun and his mother Hazina, and said to them,

"As for me, I cannot feed those cattle alone, lest one rob me of some of them, or kill me for the sake of them."

For among the children of Cain, there was much robbery, murder and sin.

3 Then Lamech pitied him, and he said, "Truly, he when alone, might be overpowered by the men of this place."

4 So Lamech arose, took a bow he had kept ever since he was a youth, ere he became blind, and he took large arrows, and smooth stones, and a sling which he had, and went to the field with the young shepherd, and placed himself behind the cattle; while the young shepherd watched the cattle. Thus did Lamech many days.

5 Meanwhile Cain, ever since God had cast him off,

and had cursed him with trembling and terror,
could neither settle nor find rest in any one place; but wandered from place to place.

6 In his wanderings he came to Lamech’s wives, and asked them about him. They said to him, "He is in the field with the cattle."

7 Then Cain went to look for him; and as he came into the field, the young shepherd heard the noise he made, and the cattle herding together from before him,

8 Then said he to Lamech, "0 my lord, is that a wild beast or a robber?"

9 And Lamech said to him, "Make me understand which way he looks, when he comes up.

10 Then Lamech bent his bow, placed an arrow on it, and fitted a stone in the sling, and when Cain came out from the open country, the shepherd said to Lamech, "Shoot, behold, he is coming."

11 Then Lamech shot at Cain with his arrow and hit him in his side. And Lamech struck him with a stone from his sling, that fell upon his face, and knocked out both his eyes; then Cain fell at once and died.

12 Then Lamech and the young shepherd came up to him, and found him lying on the ground. And the young shepherd said to him, "It is Cain our grandfather, whom thou hast killed, 0 my lord!"

18 Then was Lamech sorry for it, and from the bitterness of his regret, he clapped his hands together, and struck with his flat palm the head of the youth, who fell as if dead; but Lamech thought it was a feint;

so he took up a stone and smote him, and smashed his head until he died.

CHAP. XIV.

Time, like an ever rolling stream, bears away another generation of men.

1 WHEN Enos was nine hundred years old, all the children of Seth, and of Cainan, and his first-born, with their wives and children, gathered around him, asking for a blessing from him.

2 He then prayed over them and blessed them, and adjured them by the blood of Abel the just saying to them, "Let not one of your children go down from this Holy Mountain, and let them make no fellowship with the children of Cain the murderer."

3 Then Enos called his son Cainan and said to him, "See, 0 my son, and set thy heart on thy people, and establish them in righteousness, and in innocence; and stand ministering before the body of our father Adam, all the days of thy life."

4 After this Enos entered into rest, aged nine hundred and eighty – five years; and Cainan wound him up, and laid him in the Cave of Treasures on the left of his father Adam; and made offerings for him, after the custom of his fathers.

CHAP. XV.

The offspring of Adam continue to keep the Cave of Treasures as a family shrine.

1 AFTER the death of Enos, Cainan stood at the head of his people in righteousness and innocence, as his father had commanded him; he also continued to minister before the body of Adam, inside the Cave of Treasures.

2 Then when he had lived nine hundred and ten years, suffering and affliction came upon him. And when he was about to enter into rest, all the fathers with their wives and children came to him, and he blessed them, and adjured them by the blood of Abel, the just, saying to them, "Let not one among you go down from this Holy Mountain; and make no fellowship with the children of Cain the murderer."

3 Mahalaleel, his first – born son, received this commandment from his father, who blessed him and died.

4 Then Mahalaleel embalmed him with sweet spices, and laid him in the Cave of Treasures, with his fathers; and they made offerings for him, after the custom of their fathers.

CHAP. XVI.

The good branch of the family is still afraid of the children of Cain.

1 THEN Mahalaleel stood over his people, and fed them in righteousness and innocence, and watched them to see they held no intercourse with the children of Cain.

2 He also continued in the Cave of Treasures praying and ministering before the body of our father Adam, asking God for mercy on himself and on his people; until he was eight hundred and seventy years old, when he fell sick.

3 Then all his children gathered unto him, to see him, and to ask for his blessing on them all, ere he left this world.

4 Then Mahalaleel arose and sat on his bed, his tears streaming down his face, and he called his eldest son Jared, who came to him.

5 He then kissed his face, and said to him, "0 Jared, my son, I adjure thee by Him who made heaven and earth, to watch over thy people, and to feed them in righteousness and in innocence; and not to let one of them go down from this Holy Mountain to the children of Cain, lest he perish with them.

6 "Hear, 0 my son, hereafter there shall come a great destruction upon this earth on account of them; God will be angry with the world, and will destroy them with waters.

7 "But I also know that thy children will not hearken to thee, and that they will go down from this mountain and hold intercourse with the children of Cain, and that they shall perish with them.

8 "0 my son! teach them, and watch over them, that no guilt attach to thee on their account."

9 Mahalaleel said, moreover, to his son Jared, "When I die, embalm my body and lay it in the Cave of Treasures, by the bodies of my fathers; then stand thou by my body and pray to God; and take care of them, and fulfil thy ministry before them, until thou enterest into rest thyself."

10 Mahalaleel then blessed all his children; and then lay down on his bed, and entered into rest like his fathers.

11 But when Jared saw that his father Mahalaleel was dead, he wept, and sorrowed, and embraced and kissed his hands and his feet; and so did all his children.

12 And his children embalmed him carefully, and laid him by the bodies of his fathers. Then they arose, and mourned for him forty days.

CHAP. XVII.

Jared turns martinet. He is lured away to the land of Cain where he sees many voluptuous sights.
Jared barely escapes with a clean heart
.

THEN Jared kept his father’s commandment, and arose like a lion over his people. He fed them in righteousness and innocence, and commanded them to do nothing without his counsel. For he was afraid concerning them, lest they should go to the children of Cain.

2 Wherefore did he give them orders repeatedly; and continued to do so until the end of the four hundred and eighty-fifth year of his life.

3 At the end of these said years, there came unto him this sign. As Jared was standing like a lion before the bodies of his fathers, praying and warning his people, Satan envied him, and wrought a beautiful apparition, because Jared would not let his children do aught without his counsel.

4 Satan then appeared to him with thirty men of his hosts, in the form of handsome men;

Satan himself being the elder and tallest among them, with a fine beard.

5 They stood at the mouth of the cave, and called out Jared, from within it.

6 He came out to them, and found them looking like fine men, full of light, and of great beauty. He wondered at their beauty and at their looks; and thought within himself whether they might not be of the children of Cain.

7 He said also in his heart,

"As the children of Cain cannot come up to the height of this mountain, and none of them is so handsome as these appear to be; and among these men there is not one of my kindred – they must be strangers."

8 Then Jared and they exchanged a greeting and he said to the elder among them, "0 my father, explain to me the wonder that is in thee, and tell me who these are, with thee; for they look to me like strange men."

9 Then the elder began to weep, and the rest wept with him; and he said to Jared, "I am Adam whom God made first; and this is Abel my son, who was killed by his brother Cain, into whose heart Satan put to murder him.

10 "Then this is my son Seth, whom I asked of the Lord, who gave him to me, to comfort me instead of Abel.

11 "Then this one is my son Enos, son of Seth, and that other one is Cainan, son of Enos, and that other one is Mahalaleel, son of Cainan, thy father."

12 But Jared remained wondering at their appearance, and at the speech of the elder to him.

13 Then the elder said to him, "Marvel not, 0 my son; we live in the land north of the garden, which God created before the world. He would not let us live there, but placed us inside the garden, below which ye are now dwelling.

14 "But after that I transgressed, He made me come out of it, and I was left to dwell in this cave; great and sore troubles came upon me; and when my death drew near, I commanded my son Seth to tend his people well; and this my commandment is to be handed from one to another, unto the end of the generations to come.

15 "But, 0 Jared, my son, we live in beautiful regions, while you live here in misery, as this thy father Mahalaleel informed me; telling me that a great flood will come and overwhelm the whole earth.

16 "Therefore, 0 my son, fearing for your sakes, I rose and took my children with me, and came hither for us to visit thee and thy children; but I found thee standing in this cave weeping, and thy children scattered about this mountain, in the heat and in misery.

17 "But, 0 my son, as we missed our way, and came as far as this, we found other men below this mountain; who inhabit a beautiful country, full of trees and of fruits, and of all manner of verdure; it is like a garden; so that when we found them we thought they were you; until thy father Mahalaleel told me they were no such thing.

18 "Now, therefore, 0 my son, hearken to my counsel, and go down to them, thou and thy children. Ye will rest from all this suffering in which ye are. But if thou wilt not go down to them, then, arise, take thy children, and come with us to our garden; ye shall live in our beautiful land, and ye shall rest from all this trouble, which thou and thy children are now bearing."

19 But Jared when he heard this discourse from the elder, wondered; and went hither and thither, but at that moment he found not one of his children.

20 Then he answered and said to the elder, "Why have you hidden yourselves until this day?"

21 And the elder replied, "If thy father had not told us, we should not have known it."

22 Then Jared believed his words were true.

23 So that elder said to Jared, "Wherefore didst thou turn about, so and so?" And he said, "I was seeking one of my children, to tell him about my going with you, and about their coming down to those about whom thou hast spoken to me."

24 When the elder heard Jared’s intention, he said to him, "Let alone that purpose at present, and come with us; thou shalt see our country; if the land in which we dwell pleases thee, we and thou shall return hither and take thy family with us. But if our country does not please thee, thou shalt come back to thine own place."

25 And the elder urged Jared, to go before one of his children came to counsel him otherwise.

26 Jared, then, came out of the cave and went with them, and among them. And they comforted him, until they came to the top of the mountain of the sons of Cain.

27 Then said the elder to one of his companions, "We have forgotten something by the mouth of the cave, and that is the chosen garment we had brought to clothe Jared withal."

28 He then said to one of them, "Go back, thou, some one; and we will wait for thee here, until thou come back. Then will we clothe Jared and he shall be like us, good, handsome, and fit to come with us into our country."

29 Then that one went back.

30 But when he was a short distance off, the elder called to him and said to him, "Tarry thou, until I come up and speak to thee."

31 Then he stood still, and the elder went up to him and said to him, "One thing we forgot at the cave, it is this – to put out the lamp that burns inside it, above the bodies that are therein. Then come back to us, quick."

32 That one went, and the elder came back to his fellows and to Jared. And they came down from the mountain, and Jared with them; and they stayed by a fountain of water, near the houses of the children of Cain and waited for their companion until he brought the garment for Jared.

33 He, then, who went back to the cave, put out the lamp, and came to them and brought a phantom with him and showed it them. And when Jared saw it he wondered at the beauty and grace thereof, and rejoiced in his heart believing it was all true.

34 But while they were staying there, three of them went into houses of the sons of Cain and said to them, "Bring us to – day some food by the fountain of water, for us and our companions to eat."

35 But when the sons of Cain saw them, they wondered at them and thought: "These are beautiful to look at, and such as we never saw before." So they rose and came with them to the fountain of water, to see their companions.

36 They found them so very handsome, that they cried aloud about their places for others to gather together and come and look at these beautiful beings. Then they gathered around them both men and women.

37 Then the elder said to them, "We are strangers in your land, bring us some good food and drink, you and your women, to refresh ourselves with you."

38 When those men heard these words of the elder, every one of Cain’s sons brought his wife, and another brought his daughter, and so, many women came to them; every one addressing Jared either for himself or for his wife; all alike.

39 But when Jared saw what they did, his very soul wrenched itself from them; neither would he taste of their food or of their drink.

40 The elder saw him as he wrenched himself from them, and said to him, "Be not sad; I am the great elder, as thou shalt see me do, do thyself in like manner."

41 Then he spread his hands and took one of the women, and five of his companions did the same before Jared, that he should do as they did.

42 But when Jared saw them working infamy he wept, and said in his mind, – My fathers never did the like.

43 He then spread his hands and prayed with a fervent heart, and with much weeping, and entreated God to deliver him from their hands.

44 No sooner did Jared begin to pray than the elder fled with his companions; for they could not abide in a place of prayer.

45 Then Jared turned round but could not see them, but found himself standing in the midst of the children of Cain.

46 He then wept and said, "0 God, destroy me not with this race, concerning which my fathers have warned me; for now, 0 my Lord God, I was thinking that those who appeared unto me were my fathers; but I have found them out to be devils, who allured me by this beautiful apparition, until I believed them.

47 "But now I ask Thee, 0 God, to deliver me from this race, among whom I am now staying, as Thou didst deliver me from those devils. Send Thy angel to draw me out of the midst of them; for I have not myself power to escape from among them."

48 When Jared had ended his prayer, God sent His angel in the midst of them, who took Jared and set him upon the mountain, and showed him the way, gave him counsel, and then departed from him.

CHAP. XVIII.

Confusion in the Cave of Treasures. Miraculous speech of the dead Adam.

1 THE children of Jared were in the habit of visiting him hour after hour, to receive his blessing and to ask his advice for every thing they did; and when he had a work to do, they did it for him.

2 But this time when they went into the cave they found not Jared, but they found the lamp put out, and the bodies of the fathers thrown about, and voices came from them by the power of God, that said, "Satan in an apparition has deceived our son, wishing to destroy him, as he destroyed our son Cain."

3 They said also, "Lord God of heaven and earth, deliver our son from the hand of Satan, who wrought a great and false apparition before him." They also spake of other matters, by the power of God.

4 But when the children of Jared heard these voices they feared, and stood weeping for their father; for they knew not what had befallen him.

5 And they wept for him that day until the setting of the sun.

6 Then came Jared with a woeful countenance, wretched in mind and body, and sorrowful at having been separated from the bodies of his fathers.

7 But as he was drawing near to the cave, his children saw him, and hastened to the cave, and hung upon his neck, crying, and saying to him, "0 father, where hast thou been, and why hast thou left us, as thou wast not wont to do?" And again, "0 father, when thou didst disappear, the lamp over the bodies of our fathers went out, the bodies were thrown about, and voices came from them"

8 When Jared heard this he was sorry, and went into the cave; and there found the bodies thrown about, the lamp put out, and the fathers themselves praying for his deliverance from the hand of Satan.

9 Then Jared fell upon the bodies and embraced them, and said, "0 my fathers, through your intercession, let God deliver me from the hand of Satan! And I beg you will ask God to keep me and to hide me from him unto the day of my death."

10 Then all the voices ceased save the voice of our father Adam, who spake to Jared by the power of God, just as one would speak to his fellow, saying, "0 Jared, my son, offer gifts to God for having delivered thee from the hand of Satan; and when thou bringest those offerings, so be it that thou offerest them on the altar on which I did offer. Then also, beware of Satan; for he deluded me many a time with his apparitions, wishing to destroy me, but God delivered me out of his hand.

11 "Command thy people that they be on their guard against him; and never cease to offer up gifts to God."

12 Then the voice of Adam also became silent; and Jared and his children wondered at this. Then they laid the bodies as they were at first; and Jared and his children stood praying the whole of that night, until break of day.

13 Then Jared made an offering and offered it up on the altar, as Adam had commanded him. And as he went up to the altar, he prayed to God for mercy and for forgiveness of his sin, concerning the lamp going out.

14 Then God appeared unto Jared on the altar and blessed him and his children, and accepted their offerings; and commanded Jared to take of the sacred fire from the altar, and with it to light the lamp that shed light on the body of Adam.

CHAP. XIX.

The children of Jared are led astray.

1 THEN God revealed to him again the promise He had made to Adam; He explained to him the 5500 years, and revealed unto him the mystery of His coming upon the earth.

2 And God said to Jared, "As to that fire which thou hast taken from the altar to light the lamp withal, let it abide with you to give light to the bodies; and let it not come out of the cave, until the body of Adam comes out of it.

3 But, 0 Jared, take care of the fire, that it burn bright in the lamp; neither go thou again out of the cave until thou receivest an order through a vision, and not in an apparition, when seen by thee.

4 "Then command again thy people not to hold intercourse with the children of Cain, and not to learn their ways; for I am God who loves not hatred and works of iniquity."

5 God gave also many other commandments to Jared, and blessed him. And then withdrew His Word from him.

6 Then Jared drew near with his children, took some fire, and came down to the cave, and lighted the lamp before the body of Adam; and he gave his people commandments as God had told him to do.

7 This sign happened to Jared at the end of his four hundred and fiftieth year; as did also many other wonders, we do not record. But we record only this one for shortness sake, and in order not to lengthen our narrative.

8 And Jared continued to teach his children eighty years; but after that they began to transgress the commandments he had given them, and to do many things without his counsel.

They began to go down from the Holy Mountain one after another,

and to mix with the children of Cain, in foul fellowships.

9 Now the reason for which the children of Jared went down the Holy Mountain, is this, that we will now reveal unto you.

CHAP. XX.

Ravishing music; strong drink loosed among the sons of Cain. They don colorful clothing.

The children of Seth look on with longing eyes. They revolt from wise counsel; they descend the mountain into the valley of iniquity. They can not ascend the mountain again.

See Enoch
See The Book of Jubilees

1 AFTER Cain had gone down to the land of dark soil, and his children had multiplied therein, there was one of them,

whose name was Genun (Jubal), son of Lamech the blind who slew Cain.

2 But as to this Genun, Satan came into him in his childhood;

and he made sundry trumpets and horns, and string instruments, cymbals and psalteries, and lyres and harps, and flutes; and he played on them at all times and at every hour.

[The horns in Hebrew were the yobels or Jubals from which Jubilee gets its meaning. Genun plays the part of Jubal. The trumpet and the idea of "triumphing over" people with panic noise go together.]

See the Horns of Nimord Parallel.
See the Babylonian Music of Nimrod and the Horn-Harp connection.

3 And when he played on them,

Satan came into them, so that from among them were heard beautiful and sweet sounds, that ravished the heart.

In the gospel of the Egyptians:

The fourth is Yobel.
The fifth is Adonaios, who is called ‘Sabaoth’.
The sixth is Cain, whom the great generations of men call the sun.
The seventh is Abel; the eighth Akiressina; the ninth Yubel.
The tenth is Harmupiael. The eleventh is Archir-Adonin.
The twelfth is Belias.
These are the ones who preside over Hades and the chaos.

Not of everyone but of the Jewish religious leadership:

And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world. John 8:23

Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. John 8:42

Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. John 8:43

Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him.

When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. John 8:44

And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. John 8:45

He that is of God heareth Gods words:
ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God. John 8:47

And after the sop Satan entered into him. Then said Jesus unto him, That thou doest, do quickly. John 13:27

The word "sop" is used only of Judas. It is:

Psomion (g5596) pso-mee’-on; dim. from a der. of the base of 5597; a crumb or morsel (as if rubbed off), i.e. a mouthful: – sop.

Psocho (g5597) pso’-kho; prol. from the same base as 5567; to triturate, i.e. (by anal.) to rub out (kernels from husks with the fingers or hand): – rub.

Psallo (g5567) psal’-lo; prob. strengthened from psaoÑ , (to rub or touch the surface; comp. 5597); to twitch or twang, i.e. to play on a stringed instrument (celebrate the divine worship with music and accompanying odes): – make melody, sing (psalms)

Because the Greek "Psallo" in the external sense was almost totally associated with the religion of the pagans selling sex and messages from the "underworld" for a large "contribution," Paul was very clear in defining the task as teaching, the resource as the Word of God and the melody "in the heart" and not external.

External music introduced by Satan through Jubal or Genun has, like all musical terms in the Bible, destructive roots. This is because it has the magical power to overpower the human mind to seduce it "off God’s Holy Mountain" represented by Seth, down into the land of "dark soil" where lives Pan and Bacchus the homosexual gods of music and wine. "Melody" in both Hebrew and Greek has this destructive power in a religious sense.

And after the sop Satan entered into him. Then said Jesus unto him, That thou doest, do quickly. John 13:27

Now no man at the table knew for what intent he spake this unto him. John 13:28

For some of them thought, because Judas had the bag, that Jesus had said unto him, Buy those things that we have need of against the feast; or, that he should give something to the poor. John 13:29

The "bag" used only of Judas was the box or bag always attached to the flute case of the usually-naked flute players trying to "pipe to cause others to do the Dionysus dance."

Glossokomon (g1101) gloce-sok’-om-on; from 1100 and the base of 2889; prop. a case to keep mouthpieces of wind-instruments in, i.e. (by extens.) a casket or (spec.) purse: – bag.

It is fitting that Paul in First Corinthians 13 and 14 connected musical instruments to speaking in tongues and "voices of the world" and lifeless instruments. The Judas Bag

Glossa (g1100) gloce-sah’; of uncert. affin.; the tongue; by impl. a language (spec. one naturally unacquired): – tongue.

Kosmos (g2889) kos’-mos; prob. from the base of 2865; orderly arrangement, i.e. decoration; by impl. the world (in a wide or narrow sense, includ. its inhab., lit. or fig. [mor.]): – adorning, world.

Fittingly, Satan is called the Kosmokrator:

Kosmokrator (g2888) kos-mok-rat’-ore; from 2889 and 2902; a world-ruler, an epithet of Satan: – ruler.

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Ephesians 6:12

(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) 2 Corinthians 10:4

Like the Hebrew, weapon and instrument are the same word:

Hoplon (g3696) hop’-lon; prob. (to be busy about); an implement or utensil or tool (lit. or fig., espec. offensive for war): – armour, instrument, weapon

"the watchmen, who patrolled the streets for the repression of common crime, were charged with the additional duty of exorcizing the dreaded powers of the air and of darkness, which went about like roaring lions seeking what they might devour.

To accomplish this object the night watchman wielded spiritual weapons of two different sorts but of equal power; he range a bell, and he chanted a blessing." (Frazer, James George, Folk-Lore in the Old Testament, Macmillian, p. 423, 1923)

In the story of Genun, the battle between Satan and the Word was between musical activity which was self-praise or Satan-praise and just simply obeying the Word of God:

By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left, 2Co.6:7

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4 Then he gathered companies upon companies to play on them;

and when they played, it pleased well the children of Cain, who inflamed themselves with sin among themselves, and burnt as with fire;

while Satan inflamed their hearts, one with another, and increased lust among them.

5 Satan also taught Genun to bring strong drink out of corn; and this Genun used to bring together companies upon companies in drink-houses; and brought into their hands all manner of fruits and flowers; and they drank together.

6 Thus did this Genun (Jubal) multiply sin exceedingly;

he also acted with pride, and
taught the children of Cain to commit all manner of the grossest wickedness, which they knew not;

and put them up to manifold doings which they knew not before.

7 Then Satan, when he saw that they yielded to Genun (Jubal) and hearkened to him in every thing he told them,

rejoiced greatly, increased Genun’s understanding until he took iron and with it made weapons of war.

8 Then when they were drunk, hatred and murder increased among them;

one man used violence against another
to teach him evil taking his children and defiling them before him.

9 And when men saw they were overcome,

and saw others that were not overpowered,

those who were beaten came to Genun,
took refuge with him, and he made them his confederates.

10 Then sin increased among them greatly; until a man married his own sister, or daughter, or mother, and others; or the daughter of his father’s sister,

so that there was no more distinction of relationship,

and they no longer knew what is iniquity; but did wickedly, and the earth was defiled with sin; and they angered God the Judge, who had created them.

11 But Genun gathered together companies upon companies,

that played on horns and on all the other instruments we have already mentioned,
at the foot of the Holy Mountain;

and they did so in order that the children of Seth who were on the Holy Mountain should hear it.

[In part, this was repeated at the foot of Mount Sinai when Israel fell into the musical idolatry of the golden calf]

12 But when the children of Seth heard the noise,

they wondered,
and came by companies,
and stood on the top of the mountain
to look at those below; and
they did thus a whole year.

13 When, at the end of that year, Genun saw that they were being won over to him little by little, [Truly Navigating the Winds of Change]

Satan entered into him, and taught him to make dyeing – stuffs for garments of divers patterns, and made him understand how to dye crimson and purple and what not.

See The Book of Jubilees

14 And the sons of Cain who wrought all this,

and shone in beauty and gorgeous apparel, gathered together at the foot of the mountain in splendour,
with horns (musical) and gorgeous dresses, and horse races, committing all manner of abominations.

15 Meanwhile the children of Seth, who were on the Holy Mountain, prayed and praised God,

in the place of the hosts of angels who had fallen; wherefore God had called them ‘angels," because He rejoiced over them greatly.

16 But after this, they no longer kept His commandment, nor held by the promise He had made to their fathers;

but they relaxed from their fasting and praying, and from the counsel of Jared their father.
And they kept on gathering together on the top of the mountain, to look upon the children of Cain,
from morning until evening, and upon what they did, upon their beautiful dresses and ornaments.

17 Then the children of Cain looked up from below,

and saw the children of Seth, standing in troops on the top of the mountain; and
they called to them to come down to them.

18 But the children of Seth said to them from above,

"We don’t know the way."

Then Genun (Jubal / Jubilee), the son of Lamech, heard them say they did not know the way, and he bethought himself how he might bring them down.

[Many pagan influences which pervade the Christian world are not naturally acquired. Therefore, the Jubal characters need facilitators to show them the way to "come into the presence of the gods.")

Clement on the fall of angels: for the fire itself, being extinguished by the weight of lust, and changed into flesh,

they trode the impious path downward. For they themselves, being fettered with the bonds of flesh, were constrained and strongly bound;

wherefore they have no more been able to ascend into the heavens.

19 Then Satan appeared to him by night, saying,

"There is no way for them to come down from the mountain on which they dwell;
but when they come to-morrow, say to them, ‘Come ye to the western side of the mountain;
there you will find the way of a stream of water, that comes down to the foot of the mountain, between two hills; come down that way to us."

The "descending Jordan" which descends from "Jared" is:

Yarden (h3383) yar-dane’; from 3381; a descender; Jarden, the principal river of Pal.: – Jordan.

Yered (h3382) yeh’red; from 3381; a descent; Jered, the name of an antediluvian, and of an Isr.: – Jared.

Yarad (h3381) yaw-rad’; a prim. root; to descend (lit. to go downwards; or conventionally to a lower region, as the shore, a boundary, the enemy, etc.; or fig. to fall); causat. to bring down (in all the above applications): – abundantly, bring down, carry down, cast down, (cause to) come (-ing) down, fall (down), get down, go (-ing) down (-ward), hang down, indeed, let down, light (down), put down (off), (cause to, let) run down, sink, subdue, take down.

"The Book of Enoch explains that the Sons of God descended first onto the mountain called Hermon which in Hebrew means desolation, in the land of Jordan the place of the descent.

Desolation is exactly what Satan and his angels intended to make the earth by destroying the descendents of Adam — desolation has been he plan of the rebel angels from the beginning."

From: Charam (h2763) khaw-ram’; a prim. root; to seclude; spec. (by a ban) to devote to relig. uses (espec. destruction); phys. and reflex. to be blunt as to the nose: – make accursed, consecrate, (utterly) destroy, devote, forfeit, have a flat nose, utterly (slay, make away)

"The Jordan is lso called Esh-sharia is and was an extremely important part of the land of Israel. It has its beginning at the foot of Mount Hermon, which is covered with snow all year round.

The melted snow flows south of Baalbek making four streams, whose union create the river Jordan. The first stream is called the Nahr Banias, which is five and a half miles long.

"At the beginning of this stream there is a cave where in times past a cult to Pan the Greek god of nature flourished."

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For the Christian The Jordan is not just a river but has become a symbol of passage from this life into the eternal abode of heaven. The passage way into the land of milk and honey

The Great God Pan From Kircher’s OEdipus AEgyptiacus.

The great god Pan was celebrated as the author and director of the sacred dances which he is supposed to have instituted to symbolize the circumambulations of the heavenly bodies. Pan was a composite creature, the upper part–with the exception of his horns&emdash;being human, and the lower part in the form of a goat. Pan is the prototype of natural energy and, while undoubtedly a phallic deity, should not be confused with Priapus. The pipes of Pan signify the natural harmony of the spheres, and the god himself is a symbol of Saturn because this planet is enthroned in Capricorn, whose emblem is a goat. The Egyptians were initiated into the Mysteries of Pan, who was regarded as a phase of Jupiter, the Demirugus. Pan represented the impregnating power of the sun and was the chief of a horde of rustic deities, panes, fauns, and satyrs. He also signified the controlling spirit of the lower worlds.

Temple of Jupiter at Baalbeck. Also site of the temple of Bacchus and others.

Genun the Canaanite, son of Lamech the Blind, living in the Land of the Slime Pits,

was ruled by Azael from his earliest youth,
and invented all sorts of musical instruments.
When he played these, Azael entered into them too, so that they gave forth seductive tunes entrancing the hearts of all listeners.

Genun would assemble companies of musicians, who inflamed one another with music until their lust burned bright like fire,

and they lay together promiscuously. He also brewed beer, gathered great crowds in taverns, gave them to drink, and taught them to forge iron swords and spear-points, with which to do murder at random when they were drunk.

Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, and Uriel told God that such wickedness had never before flourished on earth.

God then sent Raphael to bind Azael hand and foot, heaping jagged rocks over him in the dark Cave of Dudael, where he now abides until the Last Days. Gabriel destroyed the Fallen Ones by inciting them to civil war. Michael chained Shemhazai and his fellows in other dark caves for seventy generations. Uriel became the messenger of salvation who visited Noah.

See The Book of Enoch

"Babylon was built as an image of heaven on earth. The New Year Festival was celebrated in April:

"The festival solemnly enthroned the king and established his reign for another year. Yet this political stability could only endure insofar as it participated in the more enduring and effective government of the gods, who brought order out of primordial chaos when they created the world.

The eleven sacred days of the Festival thus projected the participants outside profane time and into the sacred and eternal world of the gods by means of ritual gestures. A scapegoat was killed to cancel th old, dying year; the public humiliation of the king and the enthronement of the carnival king in his place reproduced the original chaos; a mock battle reenacted the struggle of the gods against the forces of destruction.

"On the afternoon of the fourth day of the Festival, priests and choristers filled the Holy of Holies to recite the Enuma Elish, the epic poem which celebrated the victory of the gods over chaos. (Armstrong, Karen, A History of God, p. 7)

20 Then when it was day,

Genun blew the horns and beat the drums below the mountain, as he was wont.
The children of Seth heard it, and came as they used to do.

That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. Gen 6:2

21 Then Genun said to them from down below,

"Go to the western side of the mountain, there you will find the way to come down."

22 But when the children of Seth heard these words from him, they went back into the cave to Jared, to tell him all they had heard.

23 Then when Jared heard it,

he was grieved; for he knew that they would transgress his counsel.

See the Book of Watchers from Enoch

24 After this a hundred men of the children of Seth gathered together, and said among themselves,

"Come, let us go down to the children of Cain,
and see what they do, and enjoy ourselves with them."

25 But when Jared heard this of the hundred men, his very soul was moved, and his heart was grieved.

He then arose with great fervour, and stood in the midst of them, and adjured them by the blood of Abel the just,
"Let not one of you go down from this holy and pure mountain,

in which our fathers have ordered us to dwell."

26 But when Jared saw that they did not receive his words, he said unto them,

"0 my good and innocent and holy children,
know that when once you go down from this holy mountain,
God will not allow you to return again to it."

27 He again adjured them, saying,

"I adjure by the death of our father Adam, and by the blood of Abel, of Seth, of Enos, of Cainan, and of Mahalaleel, to hearken to me, and not to go down from this holy mountain;

for the moment you leave it,
you will be reft of life and of mercy;
and you shall no longer be called ‘children of God,’ but ‘children of the devil.’

28 But they would not hearken to his words.

29 Enoch at that time was already grown up, and in his zeal for God, he arose and said,

"Hear me, 0 ye sons of Seth, small and great-when ye transgress the commandment of our fathers,
and go down from this holy mountain-

ye shall not come up hither again for ever."

The idea of the unforgivable sins is based upon those who have known the truth but then turn around and repudiate it. For instance, Isaiah also attributed this to wine, music or anything which would divert the mind from the Word of God:

For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and

were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, Hebrews 6:4
And have tasted the good word of God,
and the powers of the world to come, Hebrews 6: 5

If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame. Hebrews 6: 6

For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God: Hebrews 6: 7

But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned. Hebrews 6: 8

This has much in common with Isaiah’s "song" from God as a curse:

NOW will I sing to my wellbeloved a song of my beloved touching his vineyard. My wellbeloved hath a vineyard in a very fruitful hill: Isaiah 5:1

And he fenced it, and gathered out the stones thereof, and planted it with the choicest vine, and built a tower in the midst of it, and also made a winepress therein: and he looked that it should bring forth grapes, and it brought forth wild grapes. Isaiah 5: 2

And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem, and men of Judah, judge, I pray you, betwixt me and my vineyard. Isaiah 5: 3

What could have been done more to my vineyard, that I have not done in it? wherefore, when I looked that it should bring forth grapes, brought it forth wild grapes? Isaiah 5: 4

And now go to; I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard: I will take away the hedge thereof, and it shall be eaten up; and break down the wall thereof, and it shall be trodden down: Isaiah 5: 5

And I will lay it waste: it shall not be pruned, nor digged; but there shall come up briers and thorns: I will also command the clouds that they rain no rain upon it. Isaiah 5: 6

Then He warns:

Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflame them Isaiah 5: 11

And the harp, and the viol, the tabret, and pipe, and wine, are in their feasts: but they regard not the work of the Lord, neither consider the operation of his hands. Isaiah 5: 12

Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge: and their honourable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst. Isaiah 5: 13

Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it. Isaiah 5: 14

And the mean man shall be brought down, and the mighty man shall be humbled, and the eyes of the lofty shall be humbled: Isaiah 5: 15

But the Lord of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and God that is holy shall be sanctified in righteousness. Isaiah 5: 16

Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because

they have cast away the law of the Lord of hosts,
and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel. Isaiah 5: 24

30 But they rose up against Enoch, and would not hearken to his words, but went down from the Holy Mountain.

31 And when they looked at the daughters of Cain, at their beautiful figures, and at their hands and feet dyed with colour, and tattooed in ornaments on their faces, the fire of sin was kindled in them.

32 Then Satan made them look most beautiful before the sons of Seth, as he also made the sons of Seth appear of the fairest in the eyes of the daughters of Cain,

so that the daughters of Cain lusted after the sons of Seth like ravenous beasts, and the sons of Seth after the daughters of Cain, until they committed abomination with them.

33 But after they had thus fallen into this defilement,

they returned by the way they had come, and tried to ascend the Holy Mountain.
But they could not, because the stones of that holy mountain were of fire flashing before them, by reason of which they could not go up again.

In the KJV, Ezekiel reads of the king of Tyre as Lucifer:

Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. Ezekiel 28:13

Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. Ezek 28:14

Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee. Ezek 28: 15

By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. Ezek 28: 16

Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee. Ezek 28: 17

Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee. Ezek 28:18

Defiled is: Chalal (h2490) khaw-lal’; a prim. root [comp. 2470]; prop. to bore, i. e. (by impl.) to wound, to dissolve; fig. to profane (a person, place or thing), to break (one’s word), to begin (as if by an "opening wedge"); denom. (from 2485) to play (the flute): – begin (* men began), defile, * break, defile, * eat (as common things), * first, * gather the grape thereof, * take inheritance, pipe, player on instruments, pollute, (cast as) profane (self), prostitute, slay (slain), sorrow, stain, wound.

The tabrets is:

Toph (h8596) tofe; from 8608 contr.; a tambourine: – tabret, timbrel.

Taphaph (h8608) taw-faf’; a prim. root; to drum, i. e. play (as) on the tambourine: – taber, play with timbrels.

The singers went before, the players on instruments followed after; among them were the damsels playing with timbrels. Ps.68:25

As well the singers as the players on instruments shall be there: all my springs are in thee. Psalm 87:7

And The players are:

Chalal (h2490) khaw-lal’; a prim. root [comp. 2470]; prop. to bore, i. e. (by impl.) to wound, to dissolve; fig. to profane (a person, place or thing), to break (one’s word), to begin (as if by an "opening wedge"); denom. (from 2485) to play (the flute): – begin (* men began), defile, * break, defile, * eat (as common things), * first, * gather the grape thereof, * take inheritance, pipe, player on instruments, pollute, (cast as) profane (self), prostitute, slay (slain), sorrow, stain, wound.

Isaiah shows that this was a MARK and means of ignoring the Words of God:

And the harp, and the viol, the tabret, and pipe, and wine, are in their feasts: but they regard not the work of the Lord, neither consider the operation of his hands. Isaiah 5:12

34 And God was angry with them, and repented of them because they had come down from glory,

and had thereby lost or forsaken their own purity or innocence, and were fallen into the defilement of sin.

35 Then God sent His Word to Jared, saying, "These thy children, whom thou didst call ‘My children,’ – behold they have transgressed My commandment, and have gone down to the abode of perdition, and of sin.

Send a messenger to those that are left, that they may not go down, and be lost."

36 Then Jared wept before the Lord, and asked of Him mercy and forgiveness. But he wished that his soul might depart from his body, rather than hear these words from God about the going down of his children from the Holy Mountain.

37 But he followed God’s order, and preached unto them not to go down from that holy mountain, and not to hold intercourse with the children of Cain.

38 But they heeded not his message, and would not obey his counsel.

CHAP. XXI.

Jared dies in sorrow for his sons who had gone astray. A prediction of the Flood.

1 AFTER this another company gathered together,

and they went to look after their brethren;
but they perished as well as they.
And so it was, company after company, until only a few of them were left.

2 Then Jared sickened from grief, and his sickness was such that the day of his death drew near.

3 Then he called Enoch his eldest son, and Methuselah Enoch’s son, and Lamech the son of Methuselah, and Noah the son of Lamech.

4 And when they were come to him he prayed over them and blessed them, and said to them,

"Ye are righteous, innocent sons; go ye not down from this holy mountain;

for behold, your children and your children’s children have gone down from this holy mountain, and have estranged themselves from this holy mountain, through their abominable lust and transgression of God’s commandment.

5 "But I know, through the power of God,

that He will not leave you on this holy mountain,
because your children have transgressed His commandment and that of our fathers, which we had received from them.

6 "But, 0 my sons, God will take you to a strange land, and

ye never shall again return to behold with your eyes this garden and this holy mountain.

This was repeated in Amos 5, 6 and 8. Because of the musical idolatry on mount Gerezim, Israel would hunger and thirst for lack of the Word but their songs would cease and they would go into captivity and death. See Clark

7 "Therefore, 0 my sons, set your hearts on your own selves, and keep the commandment of God which is with you.

And when you go from this holy mountain, into a strange land which ye know not,

take with you the body of our father Adam, and with it these three precious gifts and offerings, namely, the gold, the incense, and the myrrh; and let them be in the place where the body of our father Adam shall lay.

8 "And unto him of you who shall be left, 0 my sons,

shall the Word of God come,
and when he goes out of this land he shall take with him the body of our father Adam, and shall lay it in the middle of the earth,
the place in which salvation shall be wrought."

9 Then Noah said unto him, "Who is he of us that shall be left?"

10 And Jared answered, "Thou art he that shall be left. And thou shalt take the body of our father Adam from the cave, and place it with thee in the ark when the flood comes.

11 "And thy son Shem, who shall come out of thy loins, he it is who shall lay the body of our father Adam

in the middle of the earth, in the place whence salvation shall come."

12 Then Jared turned to his son Enoch, and said unto him "Thou, my son, abide in this cave, and minister diligently before the body of our father Adam all the days of thy life;

and feed thy people in righteousness and innocence."

13 And Jared said no more. His hands were loosened, his eyes closed, and he entered into rest like his fathers.

His death took place in the three hundred and sixtieth year of Noah, and in the nine hundred and eighty-ninth year of his own life; on the twelfth of Takhsas on a Friday.

14 But as Jared died, tears streamed down his face by reason of his great sorrow, for the children of Seth, who had fallen in his days.

15 Then Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech and Noah, these four, wept over him; embalmed him carefully, and then laid him in the Cave of Treasures. Then they rose and mourned for him forty days.

16 And when these days of mourning were ended, Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech and Noah remained in sorrow of heart, because their father had departed from them, and they saw him no more.

CHAP. XXII.

Only three righteous men left in the world. The evil conditions of men prior to the Flood.

1 BUT Enoch kept the commandment of Jared his father, and continued to minister in the cave.

2 It is this Enoch to whom many wonders happened, and who also wrote a celebrated book; but those wonders may not be told in this place.

3 Then after this,

the children of Seth went astray and fell, they, their children and their wives.
And when Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech and Noah saw them, their hearts suffered by reason of their fall into doubt full of unbelief; and they wept and sought of God mercy, to preserve them, and to bring them out of that wicked generation.

4 Enoch continued in his ministry before the Lord three hundred and eighty-five years, and at the end of that time he became aware through the grace of God, that God intended to remove him from the earth.

5 He then said to his son, "0 my son, I know that God intends to bring the waters of the Flood upon the earth, and to destroy our creation.

6 "And ye are the last rulers over this people on this mountain;

for I know that not one will be left you to beget children on this holy mountain; neither shall any one of you rule over the children of his people; neither shall any great company be left of you, on this mountain."

7 Enoch said also to them, "Watch over your souls, and hold fast by your fear of God and by your service of Him,

and worship Him in upright faith, and serve Him in righteousness, innocence and judgment, in repentance and also in purity."

8 When Enoch had ended his commandments to them,

God transported him from that mountain to the land of life,

to the mansions of the righteous and of the chosen, the abode of Paradise of joy, in light that reaches up to heaven; light that is outside the light of this world;
for it is the light of God, that fills the whole world, but which no place can contain.

9 Thus, because Enoch was in the light of God, he found himself out of the reach of death; until God would have him die.

10 Altogether, not one of our fathers or of their children, remained on that holy mountain, except those three, Methuselah, Lamech, and Noah.

For all the rest went down from the mountain and fell into sin with the children of Cain.
Therefore were they forbidden that mountain, and none remained on it but those three men.


Genun – Jubal – Musical Worship – Book of Adam and Eve

In the story of Genun or Jubal, Musical worship is treated as Satan’s change agent to seduce God’s people down into his dusty world where he lives and where God, in Genesis, assigned him. The following story has many parallels in Scripture often hidden in parable-words in which Jesus said the Truth of God was put in safekeeping from those who see “godliness as a means of financial gain.”

Kenneth Sublett, Hohenwald, Tennessee

Modern myth plays may understand the Bible better than most:

The Four Rawuns: Rawuns – Arabian bards, the legend-keepers and storytellers. This note is shows the connection between Genun and Lamech’s children. No better way to seduce people than through “children in the marketplace playing games.”

“Jubal, Jabal, Tubal-Cain, and Naamah were known as the four Rawuns (bards) Great explorers, musical enchanters, warrirors and adventueres, the songs of their adventures are the staple of any Moorish courts musician or interpretive dancer. Cursed by Sethu, all of these found their lovely voices changed to whispering, hissing snake-like sibilant sounds.

Genun, the child of Jubal and Naamah is said to be progenitor of the Ophidians. In Genun the arts of the Rawuns were pereverted and used to subdue adversaries reducing them to slavery (or sacrifices).

Goddess of the arts (literature, poetry, music, dancing, painting, sculpting, etc.), harems, beauty, sexual pleasure and all sorts of epicurean delights. Phaaus is neutral good in alignment and has many symbols such as the quill, the lyre and the ibex.

Read the history of the real Ophites as a religious sect.

From The Sons of God.

9. Many details of the Genun story, taken from the fifth-century A.D. Ethiopian Book of Adam, are paralleled in midrashic writings.

Although Genun’s name suggests “Kenan,” who appears in Genesis V:9 as the son of Enoch, he is a composite Kenite character: the invention of musical instruments being attributed in Genesis to Jubal, and of edged iron blades to his brother Tubal Cain.

Genun was said to occupy “the Land of the Slime Pits,” namely the southern shores of the Dead Sea (Genesis 14:10), doubtless because the evil city of Sodom stood there (see 32:6).

Qeynan (h7018) kay-nawn’; from the same as 7064; fixed; Kenan, an antediluvian: – Cainan, Kenan.
Cain is qayin h7014

Qiynah (h7015) kee-naw’; from 6969; a dirge (as accompanied by beating the breasts or on instruments): – lamentation.

Quwn (h6969) koon; a prim. root; to strike a musical note, i. e. chant or wail (at a funeral): – lament, mourning woman.

Of course, literal Jerusalem was the capital of the Jebusites. This was taken over by David and the kingdom which God permitted to lead Israel into the destruction they had earned at Mount Sinai when they rose up to play in musical idolatry:

Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar. Gal 4:24

But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all. Gal 4:26

For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children. Gal 4:25

And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified. Rev 1:8

In ancient tradition, after Adam and Eve were removed from the Garden of Eden Satan tried to further tempt them with his heavenly singing groups. He failed until Seth became the Patriarch and remained totally faithful to God as the Word.

The Sethites continued to live on the Holy Mountain which is treated as somewhere between the earth and heaven. The Cainites lived down in the dark valley of the true, physical earth.

When Satan failed after many efforts of seduction to drag the Sethites down with him, he picked on the youth, Genun, as a composite of Jubal, Jabal, Tubal-Cain and Naamah who are all connected with the magic of musical sound used to enchant. Through the ministry of Jubal and his musical worship teams, Satan finally succeeded. The serpent in Genesis was the symbol of Babylonia and is defined by Hebrew words which follow a trail to musical instruments and soothsaying.

The writer of Adam and Eve has told us the complete story of the fall and he will not leave us in suspense but will return to the beginning and tell us about the motives and methods which Satan used to bring all of these events about.

While these writers were not inspired they lived closer to the real story and knew all of the ancient traditions recorded in the very first records. These documents at least have the value of a proof-text sermon:

“There are a vast number of false and spurious writings which deserve mention at this point; not because anyone would seriously contend for their authority, but because they do represent the religious lore of the Hebrews in the inter testamental period. Strangely enough, the New Testament writers make use of a number of the books, for example, Jude 14-15 have a possible quotation from the Book of Enoch (1:9) and the Assumption of Moses (1:9); and an allusion from the Penitence of Jannes and Jambres is found in II Timothy 3:8. Of course, it should be remembered that the New Testament also quotes from the heathen poets Aratus (Acts 17:28); Meander (1 Cor. 15:33); and Epimenides (Titus 1:12). Truth is truth no matter where it is found whether uttered by a heathen poet, a pagan prophet (Num. 24:17), or even a dumb animal (Num. 22:28).” (Nix/Geisler, A General Introduction to the Bible, p. 165).

The complete story of the fall is in Second Adam and Eve

The Story of the Fall Begins

For a quick partial review you may read just the bold print. The

“Now the reason for which the children of Jared went down from the Holy mountain, is this, that we will now reveal unto you” (Second Adam and Eve, 19:9).

It all began with the Cainites “leaving the fold” at the top of the mountain and going down to the valleys and river bottoms (Lot’s Choice) where the soil was rich and one could gain a livelihood without too much work. Since “an idle hand is the Devil’s workshop” the leisure time opened the Cainites up to listening to unholy spirits

The writer proposes to explain how Satan overpowered the children of Jared and chapter twenty explains that his tools were ravishing music, strong drink, and colorful clothing. The Sethites first begin to look with lust, they revolted from the counsel of the wise, they descended into the valley of iniquity, and they could never get back upon the mountain.

Second Adam And Eve CHAP. XX.

Ravishing music

 

; strong drink loosed among the sons of Cain. They don colorful clothing.

The children of Seth look on with longing eyes. They revolt from wise counsel; they descend the mountain into the valley of iniquity. They can not ascend the mountain again.

See Enoch

Satan worked directly with early men and women to seduce them away from the Holy mountain but if his influence was going to spread he would have to recruit disciples and show them how to carry on his work.

“After Cain had gone down to the land of dark soil, and his children had multiplied therein, there was one of them, whose name was Genun, son of Lamech the blind who slew Cain” Second Adam and Eve 20:1

This is similar to the Bible record:

After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life. Gen 3:24 (NIV)

Later she gave birth to his brother Abel. Now Abel kept flocks, and Cain worked the [soil]. — Gen 4:2

In the course of time Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to the LORD. — Gen 4:3

Josephus understood the Biblical account this way:

“And when Cain had traveled over many countries, he, with his wife, built a city, named Nod, which is a place so called, and there he settled his abode; where also he had children. However, he did not accept of his punishment in order to amendment, but to increase his wickedness;

for he only aimed to procure every thing that was for his own bodily pleasure, though it obliged him to be injurious to his neighbors.

He augmented his household substance with much wealth, by rapine and violence; he excited his acquaintance to procure pleasures and spoils by robbery, and became a great leader of men into wicked courses.

He also introduced a change in that way of simplicity wherein men lived before; and was the author of measures and weights.

And whereas they lived innocently and generously while they knew nothing of such arts, he changed the world into cunning craftiness.

He first of all set boundaries about lands: he built a city, and fortified it with walls, and he compelled his family to come together to it; and called that city Enoch, after the name of his eldest son Enoch.

Now Jared was the son of Enoch; whose son was Malaliel; whose son was Mathusela; whose son was Lamech; who had seventy-seven children by two wives, Silla and Ada. Of those children by Ada,

one was Jabal: he erected tents, and loved the life of a shepherd.

But Jubal, who was born of the same mother with him, exercised himself in music; and invented the psaltery and the harp. (The hebrew word “handle” means “without authority“)

But Tubal, one of his children by the other wife, exceeded all men in strength, and was very expert and famous in martial performances.

He procured what tended to the pleasures of the body by that method; and first of all invented the art of making brass.

Lamech was also the father of a daughter, whose name was Naamah. And because he was so skillful in matters of divine revelation, that he knew he was to be punished for Cain’s murder of his brother, he made that known to his wives.

Nay, even while Adam was alive, it came to pass that the posterity of Cain became exceeding wicked, every one successively dying, one after another, more wicked than the former. They were intolerable in war, and vehement in robberies; and if any one were slow to murder people, yet was he bold in his profligate behavior, in acting unjustly, and doing injuries for gain.

Note: From this Jubal, not improbably, came Jobel, the trumpet of jobel or jubilee; that large and loud musical instrument, used in proclaiming the liberty at the year of jubilee. Flavius Josephus Jewish Antiquities 1.60 (Whiston)

This is the same Josephus who warned that the Musical Levites had destroyed the nation once and would do it again. Josephus also defines an early Seeker Center.

In Genesis, the name is Jubal which rimes with Rubel:

of whom it is said–

And his brothers name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ. Gen 4:21

The word “handle” means “without warrant.” That is, Cain did not have Divine authority to turn his musical skills against the people in order to rob them. His “children” are the king of Babylon whose harps would and did go with him into hell, and the king (or queen) of Tyre, the agent of Lucifer, called “the harp-playing prostitute.” The end-time king/queen is defined much like the king of Tyre.

David is considered the father of musical instruments because Amos said that the Israelites invented musical instruments like David. However, David’s sin was not that he invented instrument which had been around for thousands of years but that he moved them from the secular scene and the battle field into the secular worship of God. The Holy Spirit is always careful to say that while God ordained the silver trumpets, it was David who was the father of music as a tool of worship. In the beginning it was Jubal who brought music into the lives of people.

These sons invented cities, swords, musical instruments, and Lamech invented polygamy. The tools amplified the power of the individual by which a Lamech could kill Cain even though blind and he could strike out at a lad who had offended him simply by following his instructions. His is the first boast-song in the Bible and it was undoubtedly singing accompanied with the harp which his son had invented

In First Adam and Eve, Cain in his wanderings comes to Lamech in the fields but a young shepherd misleads Lamech and Cain is killed. Lamech is said to have been blind and trusted the shepherd and struck out in his blindness and killed Cain whom God had protected. Lamech was sorry but blamed the shepherd lad and smashed in his head and killed him. As usual someone else gets the blame when those who are blind gain too much power from the use of human invention.

The message is clear that Lamech was Satan’s tool because Jared said that

“Satan in an apparition has deceived our son, wishing to destroy him as he destroyed our son Cain” (Adam and Eve 18:2).

The temptation to idolatry is the greater the more man is surrounded by the works of his own hands. — Richard Niebuhr

In the Biblical Lamech’s music the theme was that of vengeance and he wrote the following song which is believed to have been popular in the time of Moses:

Adah and Zillah! hear my voice,
…………Ye wives of Lamech! give ear unto my speech;

For a man had I slain for smiting me,
………… And a youth for wounding me:

Surely sevenfold shall Cain be avenged,
………… But Lamech seventy and seven (Gen. 4:23-24).

This song was considered to be in celebration of his son’s invention of the metal sword. Luther believed that it was the celebration of Lamech’s deliberate murder of Cain. If Luther is right then the song would be a song pronouncing judgment against himself. This, too, would be prophetic of Israel who saw their sacrifices as meriting God’s pleasure while never realizing that sacrifices were a testimony to their own sinfulness.

The modern self-deceived see David’s praise upon the harp as a model of spiritual worship even as Lamech saw his song as proof of his power, However, David will say later–

May the praise of God be in their mouths and a double-edged sword in their hands, to inflict vengeance on the nations and punishment on the peoples, — Psa 149:6-7

Whatever the occasion, this song is very similar to many of David’s Psalms in which he uses instruments to praise and ask God to smash his enemies in the teeth, destroy his enemy’s parents, wife, children, grandchildren and even fail to hear their prayers.

In contrast to the first Lamech who worshiped the works of man’s hands rather than God, the second Lamech (Gen. 5:25:28), the son of Methuselah said of his son, Noah:

“He named him Noah and said, ‘He will comfort us in the labor and painful toil of our hands caused by the ground the LORD has cursed.’ “– Gen 5:29

`”His words show the great difference between this descendant of Seth and the descendant of Cain.

While the one is stimulated to a song of defiance by the worldly inventions of his sons,
the other, in prophetical mood, expresses his sure belief in the coming of better times, and calmly and prayerfully awaits the period of comfort and rest which he expected to be ushered in by his son Noah.” (Int. Std. Bible Ency., p. 1824).

The first forger of metals, the first inventor of music, the first practitioner of polygamy, and the first song writer and the second murderer were the offspring of Cain who is the father of a tribe always seen in opposition to the Sethites. Jubal was the inventor of musical instruments and was the son of Lamech the Cainite and his mother was Zillah (Gen. 4:22). Lamech was the fifth descendant from Cain (Gen. 4:18-24) and of him it is said:

“he furnishes the first recorded instance of polygamy. It is very instructive to note that this ‘father of polygamy’ at once becomes the first blustering tyrant and a braggadocia; we are fully permitted to draw this conclusion from his so-called ‘sword-play’ (Gen 4:23f). He does not put his trust in God, but in the weapons and implements invented by his sons,

or rather these instruments, enhancing the physical and material powers of man are his God. He glories in them and misconstrues the Divine kindness which insured to Cain freedom from the revenge of his fellow-men.” (Int. Std. Bible Ency., p. 1823)

Organon , to, ( [ergon, erdô] ) I. an implement, instrument, engine of any kind (mostly post-Aug.), Col. 3, 13, 12.–Of military or architectonic engines (whereas machina denotes one of a larger size and more complicated construction)

Ergon  [Ergô] I.work, 1. in Il. mostly of deeds of war, polemêïaerga, 3.a hard piece of work, a hard task, Il.: also, a shocking deed or act,
Polemeios: warlike, aoida war-note, of the trumpet, B.17.4
aoid-ê 5. = eppsdê, spell, incantation
B.17.4 Bacchylides, Odes Daughters of Zeus ruling on high, famed for the lyre, … Pierian Musesweave … [5]  Isthmian land … son-in-law of wise Nereus … … of the island … [10]  god-built gates of Pelops‘ shining island … … [15]  yoked horses to chariots, [20]  and they flew … … [45]  thick … maidens … [50]  of sleep, like honey to the mind … our … ancient city … [homes] on the shores of the sea … [55]  [and under] the rays of the sun … … and Makelo, loving the distaff, … [75]  by the fair-flowing stream … speaks … fawning with the voice … … I am bereaved … with double-edged grief .

A. instrument, implement, tool, for making or doing a thing
3.musical instrument, Simon.31, f.l. in A.Fr.57.1 ; homen di’  organôn ekêlei anthrôpous, of Marsyas, Pl.Smp.215c ; aneuorganôn psiloislogois ibid., cf. Plt.268b ; o. poluchordaId.R.399c , al.; met’ôidês kai tinôn organôn Phld.Mus.p.98K. ; of the pipe, Melanipp.2, Telest.1.2

Charles Spurgeon Psalm 149 Ver. 3. Let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp. They who from hence urge the use of music in religious worship, must, by the same rule, introduce dancing, for they went together, as in David’s dancing before the ark (Jud 21:21). But whereas many Scriptures in the New Testament keep up singing as a gospel ordinance, none provide for the keeping up of music and dancing; the gospel canon for Psalmody is to “sing with the spirit and with the understanding.” –Matthew Henry.

The concept of “enhancing the powers of man” is never better demonstrated than by the “inventing of instruments like David” where there was an obsession to see how many different mechanical devices he could invent and introduce to enhance his power to worship God. The modern organ and even large orchestras are the extreme example of man bent upon improvising. Whatever man invents as tools upon which to worship God, they never rise above being extensions of man’s own power and ability and, to the extent this is true, cannot please God.

Elsewhere in the discussion of the Apocalyptic writings we see how David took the warrior’s tool of music and brought it into the worship of Yahweh and thereby permitted Israel and then Judah to forget the Word of God as they substituted their own musical celebrations.

“But as to this Genun (Jubal), Satan came into him in his childhood; and he made sundry trumpets and horns, and string instruments, cymbals and psalteries, and lyres and harps, and flutes; and he played on them at all times and at ever hour. — Second Adam and Eve 20:2

“In pagan traditions, musical instruments are invented by gods or demi-gods, such as titans. In the Bible, credit is assigned to antediluvian patriarchs, for example, the descendants of Cain in Genesis 4:21. There is no other biblical tradition about the invention of musical instruments Freedman, David Noel, Bible Review, Summer 1985, p. 51)

See Enoch

This writer declares that he is about to tell us how Satan was able to pry the righteous people of God off the holy mountain by first getting them to attend the Cainite “worship services” and finally get them down into the valley in a worship from which they could not–without divine help–ever extricate themselves so that they could return to God’s presence.

“Where kithara playing and dancing and hand clapping find place, there is the beguiling of men, the corruption of women, the sorrow of angels and a feast for the devil… Today, to all appearances, they sing psalms as God ordained, and tomorrow they will eagerly dance as taught by Satan. Today they contradict Satan and tomorrow they follow him… Let it be far from you that today, as one loving Christ, you listen attentively to the reading of the divine Scripture, and tomorrow as a criminal and a hater of Christ you listen to lyre playing.” (St. Ephraim, quoted by Green, p. 37-38).

In pronouncing his judgment upon Israel, Amos gave as one reason–

You strum away on your harps like David and improvise on musical instruments. Amos 6:5

They did not just have a bad mental attitude: they were worshiping the “starry host” to whom God turned them over as punishment for their musical idolatry at Mount (Acts 7)

One plays music because it is personally pleasing but it is not long before it is understood that the skilled musician has a powerful tool which may be used to amplify other natural skills. One only has to look at the physical appearance of many powerful musicians to understand that they may have gained control of a supernatural weapon. When Israel rejected God He signaled His disapproval by sending the charismatic prophets who induced a different spirit in Saul such that “he became another man.” Later, when David played the harp the evil spirit caused Saul to attempt to kill David and it ultimately drove him mad.

The speaking voice has only a single tone but the invention of various instruments showed how to create fantastic harmonies. It was not just the music itself but music had the power to alter the nature of singing so that sounds and combinations of sounds could actually create totally new sounds which did not come from the harp or the voice. Modern scientific studies have shown that sounds produced by various instruments are actually mixed and combined in the ear and brain to produce tones which did not previously exist. These combinations have the power to produce endorphins in the blood and actually alter the mind of the “worshiper” just as morphine would alter the mind of a drug addict.

Modern science can measure the morphine-like endorphins which are created in the bloodstream when certain forms of music is performed.

“And when he played on them, Satan came into them, so that from among them were heard beautiful and sweet sounds, that ravished (raped) the heart. Second Adam and Eve 20:3

The “Judas bag” of the thief was “for carrying the mouthpieces of wind instruments.” Furthermore, it was prophesied that Judas would attempt to “triumph over” Jesus. This means “to blow wind instruments and make a joyful noise.” This was used to panic the enemies into fleeing:

And after the sop Satan entered into him. Then said Jesus unto him, That thou doest, do quickly. John 13:27

In the dead see scroll version of Psalm 41, musical instruments were involved when Satan entered into judas and the clergy.

The sop which allowed Satan to “come into Judas” was:

Psomion (g5596) pso-mee’-on; dim. from a der. of the base of 5597 (from 5567); a crumb or morsel (as if rubbed off), i.e. a mouthful: – sop.

And this is the base of “external melody” which is grinding one to bits:

Psallo (g5567) psal’-lo; prob. strengthened from psao , (to rub or touch the surface; comp. 5597); to twitch or twang, i.e. to play on a stringed instrument (celebrate the divine worship with music and accompanying odes): – make melody, sing (psalms

The Book of Enoch described this same event and what made it possible.

“And they said to me: These are the Grigori, who with their prince Satanail rejected the Lord of light, and after them are those who are held in great darkness on the second heaven, and three of them went down on to earth from the Lord’s throne, to the place of Ermon, and broke through their vows on the shoulder of the hill Ermon and saw the daughters of men how good they are, and took to themselves wives,

and befouled the earth with their deeds, who in all times of their age made lawlessness and mixing, and giants are born and marvelous big men and great enmity” 2 Enoch 18:3

After these signs were performed as a witness against Israel for rejecting Him and His Word, God would be with Saul but Saul had the power to walk in his own ways and destroy the spiritual life of Israel.

What might the writer intend to teach by saying that music ravished the hearts of the people?

Schizophrenia, a major mental disorder of unknown cause typically characterized by a separation between the thought processes and the emotions, a distortion of reality accompanied by delusions and hallucinations, a fragmentation of the personality.” (Webster).

Music has been considered and defined as “the effeminate art.” That is, music was primarily the tool of children and women because it altered their lives by appealing to the “right brain” or feminine nature. It also had the power to suppress the “left brain” or rational nature and allow fairly bright young men to be led into the irrational acts required by a warrior.

While all charismatic religious practices have the power to suppress the rational nature, the word “ravish” supports the sexual stimulation which music can create.

Ravish, to carry away, to seize and carry away forcibly, to rape a woman, to transport with joy or delight.” (Webster)

Paul said of the Corinthians–

You know that when you were pagans, somehow or other you were influenced and led astray to mute idols. 1 Cor 12:2

G880 aphōnos af’-o-nos From G1 (as a negative particle) and G5456 ; voiceless, that is, mute (by nature or choice); figuratively unmeaning:—dumb, without signification.

G5456 phōnē fo-nay’ Probably akin to G5316 through the idea of disclosure; a tone (articulate, bestial or artificial); by implication an address (for any purpose), saying or language:—noise, sound, voice.

1 Cor. 14:7 And even things without life giving sound, whether pipe or harp, except they give a distinction in the sounds, how shall it be known what is piped or harped?

G895 apsuchos ap’-soo-khos From G1 (as a negative particle) and G5590 ; lifeless, that is, inanimate (mechanical):—without life

Organon , to, ( [ergon, erdô] ) I. an implement, instrument, engine of any kind (mostly post-Aug.), Col. 3, 13, 12.–Of military or architectonic engines (whereas machina denotes one of a larger size and more complicated construction)
A. instrument, implement, tool, for making or doing a thing
3.musical instrument,

G5456 phōnē fo-nay’ Probably akin to G5316 through the idea of disclosure; a tone (articulate, bestial or artificial); by implication an address (for any purpose), saying or language: noise, sound, voice.
Do not be carried away by all kinds of strange teachings. It is good for our hearts to be strengthened by grace, not by ceremonial foods, which are of no value to those who eat them. Heb 13:9

Therefore, dear friends, since you already know this, be on your guard so that you may not be carried away by the error of lawless men and fall from your secure position. — 2 Pet 3:17

This “carrying away” int literal madness was considered desirable by the Corinthians but Paul understood that “madness” does not recommend itself to those who might believe in God. The pagan concept of madness induced by charismatic practices–of which music is the most powerful–was the highest expression of true “worship.”

“We owe our greatest blessings to madness, if only it be granted by Heaven’s bounty. For the prophetess at Delphi, ye are well aware, and the priestesses of Dodna, have in their moments of madness done great and glorious service to men and the cities of Greece, but little or none in their sober mood.” (Wright, J., Dialogues of Plato, NY: A. L. Burt Co., pp. 34-35)

“The spiritist maid at Philippi is interesting, too, in illustrating the fact that ‘the vehicles of manifestation resembling possession in the ancient world are almost exclusively women… Among the possessed prophetesses of historic times the most eminent is the Pythoness.’ The Delphic seeress was originally a maid from the surrounding countryside. She was reputed to be filled with the god Apollo himself and his spirit. The god, as was believed, entered into the physical body, and the priestess’ soul, loosed from her body, apprehended the divine revelations. What she uttered was spoken through her by the god (demon).”

In this story Jared is “carried away” or hallucinates and believes that it is Adam speaking to him with a very plausible story. It was only after he saw that Satan’s works were not something which Adam would have done that he understood that he had seen a phantom-an apparition. Satan, in his mind, had “become another man.”

The modern understanding of music is that it has the power to alter the state of consciousness —

“During the 1940’s and 1950’s groups of psychiatrists and students of mental health began experimenting with music to sooth their patients… Dramatic results were reported by numerous researchers. Though it has not proved the cure-all that early practitioners hoped it would, music has won an established place in mental and emotional therapy. Some noted specialists feel that in some patients it can have a tranquilizing effect unmatched by any known drug. Though he didn’t use the vocabulary of modern psychiatry, one noted biblical figure endorsed the view that music an sooth a troubled mind. King Saul was a tormented man who exhibited many symptoms associated with schizophrenia. Ancient historians described his condition in theological terms; when he was less than rational ‘the spirit of the Lord departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the Lord troubled him’ (1 Sam. 16:14)” (Garrison, p. 19

Our story continues as Genun took the inventions which Satan had given him and employed them to satisfy the sensual pleasure of a people who had already rejected the Word of God and followed their own ways. It was with the Satan-given tools that Satan gains access to people in their worship. If a little bit of music is good then surely more will be better.

While the Cainites had already deserted God, they were not yet conditioned to be tools to serve Satan’s purposes. Therefore, before Satan became “evangelistic” with his singing-group, he had to try it out among the Cainites. Genesis said that Jubal was the “father” of all of the musicians and Genun of this literature understands that a solo flute is not going to create enough noise to reach to the top of the mountain. Therefore, he began to recruit and train teams of musicians.

“Then he gathered companies upon companies to play on them; and when they played, it pleased well the children of Cain, who inflamed themselves with sin among themselves, and burnt as with fire; while Satan inflamed their hearts, one with another, and increased lust among them. — Second Adam and Eve 20:4

In the Biblical story, while Moses was upon the holy mountain getting the Book of the Covenant which would have enabled an intimate walk with Him, the Israelites down in the valley were being seduced into idol worship around the golden calf as they sang, danced, and committed all forms of evil. Of a similar story of David, scholars understand that this is a reenactment of a universal motif or them–

“There is a passing reference to this custom (dancing naked) in Exod. 20:26, where it is linked with worship of Jehovah himself. Later the band of refugees led out of Egypt by Moses danced naked before Aaron’s little golden bull (32:25). By this standard Moses himself was somewhat conservative; approaching the burning bush on Mt. Sinai, he removed his shoes in order to avoid profaning holy ground (3:5).

Wearing a linen ephod, David once performed an ecstatic dance (He played as Israel did at Mount Sinai) before the ark of the Lord. From the fact that his wife Michal chided him for having uncovered himself before his servant’s handmaidens (2 Sam. 6:20), it seems likely that the king’s exhibition was vulgar and revealing. Apparently as a retaliation for her scolding, David fathered no children by Michal (2 Sam. 6:23)” (Garrison, p. 31-32).

There is nothing wrong with a revolver but if improperly aimed it becomes the tool of great destruction. In the same way, the innocent instruments when combined into an orchestra actually altered the chemical balance of the brain so that it no longer functioned rationally. Wine and music is often grouped together because wine, too, is totally innocent but when put into the brain it alters that part of the mind which constructs barriers beyond which we will not ordinarily go.

The word “melody” when instruments are included is the extreme work performed upon a lump of metal to form it into a thin sheet and roll it up into a pipe. The perforation of the metal to make it play a tune is defined as polluting it. Adding the instrument to the voice is defined as adding the work of human hands in an effort to worship God.

The quiet soloist cannot always get the job done. For instance, when one person sings with a single tone then we hear single tones which may be effective in teaching. However, when two parts are sung we do not hear just two tones but at least four. The more voices we add the more complex the harmony and the more effective it becomes as a mind-altering tactic. There are very few solo instrument players which can powerfully alter the state of one’s thinking but whole orchestras can powerfully affect the human mind.

However, music is only one innocent tool which can be put to evil tasks. Along with the tools of mental manipulation Satan showed Genun how to make it even more powerful. He taught him how to make strong drink out of corn and to collect great companies of people in drink-houses.

“Satan also taught Genun to bring strong drink out of corn; and this Genun used to bring together companies upon companies in drink-houses; and brought into their hands all manner of fruits and flowers; and they drank together” Second Adam and Eve 20:5

“Thus did Genun multiply sin exceedingly; he also acted with pride and taught the children of Cain to commit all manner of the grossest wickedness, which they knew not; and put them up to manifold doings which they knew not before.” Second Adam and Eve 20:6

“Then Satan, when he saw that they yielded to Genun and hearkened to him in every thing he told them, rejoiced greatly, increased Genun’s understanding, until he took iron and with it made weapons of war.” Second Adam and Eve 20:7

“Then when they were drunk, hatred and murder increased among them; one man used violence against another to teach him evil taking his children and defiling them before him.” Second Adam and Eve 20:8

This leisure activity was enhanced with fruits (See Rev 18) and flowers as they drank together. This was an artificial method of assembling what would always be sought as the people went to the groves in the high places to worship.

It is significant, therefore, that Paul’s instruction to the Ephesians about singing the Biblical text is in contrast to the kind of music which they employed in their “drink-houses” or temples.

The drunken celebration resulted in one man taking the children of another and defiling them. We saw earlier that when Satan brought Jared to watch the Cainites being defiled it involved food and drink and resulted in fornication with the wives and daughters of the men. Now the writer tells us why this happened and implicated music and drink. Thus we have the first example of “wine, women, and song.”

Misery demands company

Those who had been gradually led astray and overcome would–if rationality prevailed–want to warn others not to “get hooked.” However, because many operate out of the subjective mind there is a natural urge to get them involved in the charismatic practices perhaps to validate their own sense of failures. Therefore, they actively “evangelize” to spread their worship. To do this, it was necessary to “join the unity movement.”

In keeping with this idea, when the Cainites saw that they had been deceived they did not, like Jared, pray to God for delivery but pride demanded that they continue to pretend to be superior. This in turn demanded that they try to “convert” their old friends. This is true because a weak man is always brought into judgment by a strong person who does not fall under the same spell. If the drunkard can get his teetotaler to take a sip then his own actions are validated and he feels so much better.

“And when men saw they were overcome, and saw others that were not overpowered, those who were beaten came to Genun, took refuge with him, and he made them his confederates.” Second Adam and Eve 20:9

These people were “overcome, “overpowered,” and “beaten” but they were sure that that were competent to “speak a good word for the lord.”

If one has been seduced the feeling of being duped may make them feel silly. However, if it is possible to get an instrument and become one of Genun’s confederates in his orchestra then we gain power and the strange feeling leaves us. They say, in effect, “We do not believe in your religion but we will hire out to you as a professional musician.”

Paul told the Corinthians that their tongues were potentially dangerous because they had been overpowered and led astray to such an extent that one might speak in tongues and curse Jesus. They would feel spiritual as the watching world saw them as crazy.

In the same way, Jared was worried about being overcome or of being in the company of the Cainite worshipers as they were influenced by Satan. Therefore, he prayed to God for help as the only way to escape from Satan’s strong power. However, the Cainites allowed themselves to be overcome. And like a person seeing a film of his charismatic antics they felt embarrassed. They did not have the moral strength to run for their life and to feel justified they wanted to get others involved. Perhaps this is why false religion is often the most evangelistic in attempting to convert others.

Like a narcotic, the use of sense stimulants to make one feel “spiritual” never works for very long. One needs a larger and larger “fix” in order to get the same sensation. Unfortunately, when one is under the influence of morphine or induced endorphins one can no longer distinguish between right and wrong. Therefore, the Corinthians could see themselves as God’s messengers to the world in their charismatic worship even as the watching world saw them as insane.

“Then sin increased among them greatly; until a man married his own sister, or daughter, or mother, and others; or the daughter of his father’s sister, so that there was no more distinction of relationship, and they no longer knew what is iniquity; but did wickedly, and the earth was defiled with sin; and they angered God the Judge, who had created them.” (Second Adam and Eve 20:10).

This defines those of whom Paul warned in Rome (See Rom. 1:21f) and in the words of Amos, “they invent ways of doing evil.” It also defines some of the sins of Corinth. As with many of the examples of false worship in the Old Testament, it was not enough for women like Jezebel to organize her own idol worship but she could never be happy until she had dominated all of Israel’s worship and converted them to idolatry.

From the law of Moses we can understand that sleeping with the wife of one’s father was not wrong just because “it violated some law of nature.” Rather, it was against the law because it dishonored the man’s father.

A man is not to marry his father’s wife; he must not dishonor his father’s bed.– Deu 22:30

Do not have sexual relations with your father’s wife; that would dishonor your father. — Lev 18:8

Meanwhile Back on the Mountain

The Cainites had reached the bottom of the pit and the “home church” had been converted to musical celebrationism. Those who had been overcome or defeated needed the other “brethren” to join in the joy but the joy turned to grief. However, not even an entire church which had fallen to such a level that they angered God could tolerate being considered strange.

In this story, the fallen Cainites still had the “holy” Sethites upon the mountain condemning them by their loyalty to the Word of God. Every time they looked up they saw all of those people who had not experienced “full salvation.” And even if the new religion based upon music made them feel like they had been overpowered or seduced, they would never be content until they seduced all of those “goody, goodies” off those high observation points from which they undoubtedly began by laughing at the valley people.

Well, if the Sethites are not going to “fall into our hands” and just come down when they hear our “superior” worship services, and if we need them to worship the same way in order to feel justified in our own worship, what is the next best method of softening them up with soft, little body blows?

Satan not only gave Genun the music but he supplied alternative approaches. Therefore, Genun began to plot a scheme for a traveling chorus to induce (ever so gradually) the Sethites to first listen to the musical group and then join them in celebration. Perhaps we can decide that Sunday night is not “worship time” and to get the bored crowd who have had all the “sermonizing” they can tolerate back we can have a soloist or a small, quiet band, or a guitar, or a small organ. Or maybe we can “cut off” the worship service with a closing prayer and then have a harp recital. There are a lot of ways to skin a cat.

It is consistent, therefore, that Genun attempted to bring the sense stimulants into the very worship of God’s faithful but small remnant–

“But Genun gathered together companies upon companies, that played on horns (Jubilee) and on all the other instruments we have already mentioned, at the foot of the Holy Mountain and they did so in order that the children of Seth who were on the Holy Mountain should hear it. — Second Adam and Eve 20:11

The Cainites will tell you that their worship makes them feel very spiritual but in their hearts they may feel that they have lost their will to resist. Upon the mountain the Sethites were not going to violate God’s command and have joint meetings with the Cainites. However, the loud noise could not be ignored and so curiosity that killed the cat reached out and touched them.

Genun makes no pretext to using music as an “aid” to make the worship of God more “meaningful” but he was honest in declaring that the value of the music was that they could perform and have others hear it.

It is pure human nature that when our little voice does not convert the world to our view that we feel that if we can amass enough supporters or construct an elaborate enough celebration that the watching world will be force by sheer persuasive power to come over to our sides.

“But when the children of Seth heard the noise, they (1) wondered, and (2) came by companies, and (3) stood on the top of the mountain to (4) look at those below; and (5) they did thus a whole year. — Second Adam and Eve 20:12

They heard
They wondered
They came
They stood
They looked

The writer of the Psalms understood that before one sits in the seat of the “mockers” or “players” he must first walk in their counsel and then stand in their way:

Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. — Psa 1:1

Wow, the Sethites must have exclaimed. We know that they do not believe what we believe but if they are still listening then we must keep up the pattern. However, this gathering is somewhat parallel with the later Israelites who conducted their idolatrous worship at the foot of Mount Sinai.

When Joshua heard the noise of the people shouting, he said to Moses, “There is the sound of war in the camp. Moses replied: “It is not the sound of victory, it is not the sound of defeat; it is the sound of singing that I hear.” — Exo 32:17-18

Moses defines the common message of music: it is the noise of war, the noise of victory, or the noise of singing.

The LORD said to Moses, “Come up to me on the mountain and stay here, and I will give you the tablets of stone, with the law and commands I have written for their instruction.” — Exo 24:12

This instruction was called the Book of the Covenant and consisted of about 70 laws which told how the ten commandments were to be kept. They were not part of the Book of the Law. However, after Israel had fallen into idolatry, the expanded law of Moses was given and the Jews were bound “not to go beyond what is written.”

Not even a year’s “free sample” could convert the Sethites but Satan is patient and grasped that there was a small chink in the Sethite armor not guarded by the Sword of the Spirit. Therefore, a little bit of success just caused him to “up the ante” and he placed unbearable pressure upon the little “church” which could not be ignored because it touched them where it felt good. Perhaps, he reasoned, we should pick out the best of our women, dress them in “heavenly” robes to make them appear “angelic” and hide the flaws, and use them as prostitutes.

No one can be led astray without a great amount of effort and it is to their credit that the Sethites conducted a “study program” for a whole year before they were ready to join in a “unity movement” with the Cainites.

“When, at the end of that year, Genun saw that they were being won over to him little by little, Satan entered into him, and taught him to make dyeing stuffs for garments of divers patterns, and made him understand how to dye crimson and purple and what not. And the sons of Cain who wrought all this, and shone in beauty and gorgeous apparel, gathered together at the foot of the mountain in splendor, with horns and gorgeous dresses, and horse races, committing all manner of abominations.” (Second Adam and Eve 20:13-14).

One acquires power by pretending to power and dressing with power. The clergyman may have nothing to say but if he wears priestly garments and turns his collar opposite your collar then surely he must be different. In the same way, one of the ways choirs often error gain their power is by wearing “priestly” robes. White for purity is often the color of choice. And a little bit of music won’t do the job. You have to call the assembly specifically to eliminate the Word by substituting long, loud and colorful music.

They heard
They wondered
They came
They stood
They looked
The were gradually won over
Genun was given power to accelerate the seduction process

In Ezekiel 26 when God says that the king of Tyre–who stands for Satan–would be brought low he wrote–

I will put an end to your noisy songs, and the music of your harps will be heard no more. Ezek 26:13

then I will bring you down with those who go down to the pit, to the people of long ago. I will make you dwell in the earth below, as in ancient ruins, with those who go down to the pit, and you will not return or take your place in the land of the living. Ezek 26:20

In Ezekiel warning to Tyre who was also marked by music which was the “song of the prostitute” there was a strong emphasis upon trusting commerce rather than trusting God. One of the warnings said–

In your marketplace they traded with you beautiful garments, blue fabric, embroidered work and multicolored rugs with cords twisted and tightly knotted. — Ezek 27:24

Sin never appears full-blown upon the scene accepted by all but it must begin by little increments. Perhaps we should have a soloist for the evening service. If we get away with that wouldn’t it be in keeping with history if she strummed upon the harp while she sang? If one singer/musician is good wouldn’t a “great company” be better? If we become addicted to quiet music shouldn’t we add more pipes and more horsepower to create a great pipe organ? And if this becomes a “tool” or “aid” to worship shouldn’t we “baptize” it and allow only “clergy musicians” to play it?

Remember that Satan first questioned God’s Word and then denied it. Next, he appealed to all of the senses. Studies have shown that while the sense of sound can become an avenue to actually changing the chemicals in the brain, a combination of sound, smell, and sight are much more powerful.

God still had the children of Seth who praised Him by telling about His deeds and they took the place of the fallen angels in God’s mind. This may be why Paul warned the musical-charismatic Corinthian women that they should be silent “because of the angels.”

“Meanwhile the children of Seth, who were on the Holy Mountain, prayed and praised God, in the place of the hosts of angels who had fallen; wherefore God had called them ‘angels,’ because He rejoiced over them greatly. — Second Adam and Eve 20:15

There is a common contrast between those who pray and praise God and those who attempt to worship God with that which pleases their own senses. Earlier, when Satan attempted to seduce Adam and Eve, they often caused him to flee by their devotion to prayers and praise which was telling them about what God had done–it was not singing idle songs.

They heard
They wondered
They came
They stood
They looked
They were gradually won over
Genun was given power to multiply the seduction process
The Sethites continued a divided allegiance

The “fallen angels” had once been content to pray and praise God but they took their role as God’s judgmental warriors to mean that they were superior (harp and sword lamech) and decided that they would just take control from God. When they fell from heaven they had to be replaced by earthly people who “took their place” in prayer and praise. This was to replace the original state of the fallen angels who praised God vocally.

However, The “fallen angels” could not tolerate praise and prayer and brought their musical practices down to the earth to tempt people through the sexual senses. Therefore, “because of the angels” women are warned not to allow themselves to participate in the worship activities–especially the charismatic practices which still plagued the churches “just out of idolatry.” The faithful children of Seth are also witnesses against false religion because some of them remained faithful. God was happy with those who could withstand the very entertaining and exciting inducement to come off the mountain.

This helps us understand why the warriors attempt to praise God with their instruments while the angels prayed and praised Him with the “fruit of their lips.” When these warrior angels fell they were then used as soldiers to bring about punishment because Satan did not want a world full of converts–he wanted all of his converts dead so that the world (church) would be emptied so that he would have a free hand in ruling “his” domain.

That’s all right, says Genun, just praise God with the “fruit of the lips” at night and I will supply the musical instruments of delusion by day. We can worship with our voices on Sunday morning but perhaps it will be acceptable if we just worship God with the works of our hand–our inventions–for the dull old evening service!

Genun–indwelled by Satan–accepted that because he reasoned: “sooner or later I will get to you.” However, then and now, the cause of failure was the rejection of the Word or tokenizing of the Word and the solution would be to return to the Word. Adding the celebration might increase the participation for a time but in the end the “bricks of straw” will just burn up when the heat is turned up.

As the Sethites were gradually won over it was said:

“But after this, they no longer kept His commandment, nor held by the promise He had made to their fathers; but they relaxed from their fasting and praying, and from the counsel of Jared their father. And they kept on gathering together on the top of the mountain, to look upon the children of Cain, from morning until evening, and upon what they did, upon their beautiful dresses and ornaments” Second Adam and Eve 20:16

No well-instructed church is going to instantly decide to abandon worship as God has delivered it. The excitement coming from the rich valleys did not immediately cause the Sethites to come off the mountain but they had such a divided mind that they gave up the study and observance of the Word of God. Then they relaxed fasting as a discipline to buffet their bodies; they gave up praying by which their ancestors had called the Living Word down to chase Satan away, they decided not to listen to the “old folks” any more, and they became the “overflow” crowd just outside the church-building of the Cainites. They could not join wholeheartedly in the “musical praise” of the Cainites but they attended their “gospel concerts” after they gradually believed that music was better than quiet prayer and praise.

Like one addicted to drugs, the initial weekly high seemed so delightful. But if we have discovered a new level of excitement we immediately want to involve our friends. The “fixes” become more frequent until one is on the drug all day. In the modern context, it is common to hear people addicted to music and charismatic practices begin to wish for the next “meeting” before this one is over.

The Cainites out on their recruiting mission were also looking up and called for the Sethites to come join the party. The Sethites claimed that they did not know the way off God’s mountain. That is, while the Sethites had defected from the Word in their hearts, they still had the hang-up of “traditionalism” and could see no way to get off the mountain into the rich valley. The long conditioning of the Word had convinced them of God’s desire but their change of heart could not yet dispel the sense of guilt which would occur if they got involved in attempting to worship God by what appeal to their own senses. They understood that the first time they repudiated God by repudiating His Word they were going to hurt. They also understood that once the “twisting hurt” created a callus in their hearts the hurt would go away.

“But the children of Seth said to them from above, ‘We don’t know the way.’ Then Genun, the son of Lamech, heard them say they did not know the way, and he bethought himself how he might bring them down.” Second Adam and Eve 20:18

Satan always has his little “tattle-tales” within the church, and Genun overheard the conference and tried to find a way to make the change of membership possible.

“Then Satan appeared to him by night, saying, ‘There is no way for them to come down from the mountain on which they dwell; but when they come to-morrow, say to them, ‘Come ye to the western side of the mountain; there you will find the way of a stream of water, that comes down to the foot of the mountain, between two hills; come down that way to us.” Second Adam and Eve 20:19

We noted earlier (First Adam and Eve 26:2-3) that the light from the Word came from the east. Now, that Satan wants to deprive the people of light he insists that they go to the western side of the mountain to find his little stream. Isaiah noted that those who praise the Lord often sing from the west but true praise comes from the east.

Satan came to him and told him that there was a path by which they could get off the mountain. Satan said, in effect, that the mountain was too steep and that there was no direct or “open” way for the non-musical group to just come down and place membership. That is, there is simply no way for one who has studied God’s Word about music–especially the Old Testament–to join a musical worship group in a single step. That is before he can “sit” he must first “walk” among them and then “stand” among them.

However, Satan told Genun to tell them that if they went down the western side of the mountain they would find a stream of water which flowed into the valley. Water can’t often fall directly off the mountain: it must take the gradual path from one level to another until it gets off the mountain without dashing itself into mist. This, of course, would be a continuation of the “gradualism” which would allow the Sethites to “ease” off the mountain with their bodies still intact.

However, the children of Seth began to disobey God and their father Jared and the children of Cain looked at them on the top of the mountain but saw that there was no way for them to get down and worship with them (v. 16-88). There is simply no way to radically and suddenly drag people off the “mountain” and, in fact, there is no human force adequate to “separate us from the love of God.” It takes satanic consultation and, therefore, Satan appeared to Genun and showed him how to get the holy children down from their mountain:

“Then when it was day, Genun blew with horns and beat the drums below the mountain, as he was wont. The children of Seth heard it, and came as they used to do. — Second Adam and Eve 20:20

They were “looking to the hills.”

Genun now switched from just playing loud music to combining it with teaching error and he told the Sethites how to get off the mountain. However, it was to their credit that the Sethites who had been converted in their heart knew that there was a problem between their feelings and the Word of God. Therefore, they returned to Jared who, upon hearing their message, was grieved because he knew that their question told him that they would transgress his counsel.

“But when the children of Seth heard these words from him, they went back into the cave to Jared, to tell him all they had heard. Then when Jared heard it, he was grieved; for he knew that they would transgress his counsel.” Second Adam and Eve 20:22-23

By analogy, a group “swarms” and comes to the elders wanting their advice. They find the old church too dull and they have decided that they should form a new church in which they can adopt a “few” of the “innocent” practices which they like when they attend Joywood. However, we would really like your advice. What they have said is “we have decided to do this at any cost even if it divides the church and we want you to tell us that we are ok and you are ok.” It didn’t take Jared long to catch on. The music, like in the warning of Amos and Isaiah 5, was proof that they were “sliding down the mountain” and were lost and beyond redemption–only a tiny few would suffer for “seventy years” and then return.

The people decided that what was happening “out in the world” was much more “meaningful” than the teachings of Jared. After all “if I don’t get anything out of it” then don’t I have the duty to find something better? In a page out of modern youth-thought, the men decided to have a home study and perhaps an “organization meeting” and decide how we are going to disrupt the peace upon the mountain. A hundred people decided to “swarm” and join the enemy. When Jared heart this his very soul was moved and he warned them that to go down would be to violate the commandments of their fathers.

“After this a hundred men of the children of Seth gathered together, and said among themselves, ‘Come, let us go down to the children of Cain, and see what they do, and enjoy ourselves with them.” Second Adam and Eve 20:24

However, this was still a “study group” and they claimed that they just wanted to go down and see what they are doing and just enjoy ourselves with them” (v. 24).

Seeing that they would go down, Jared warned them that they could never return to God’s presence on the mountain.

“But when Jared heard this of the hundred men, his very soul was moved, and his heart was grieved. He then arose with great fervour, and stood in the midst of them, and adjured them by the blood of Abel the just, ‘Let not one of you go down from this holy mountain, in which our fathers have ordered us to dwell.” Second Adam and Eve 20:25

Enoch was grown up enough to join with Jared and warn them not to leave God’s way. He told them that the moment they left the mountain they would remove themselves from life and mercy. They would no longer be called “children of God,” but “children of the devil.”

Later we will see that music had the power to make even ugly women seem very beautiful and ugly men suddenly became attractive. The music, the clothes, and the makeup began to transform the women and the Sethites must have felt themselves slipping–gradually getting hooked but not able to rest the addiction of sight and sound.

“But when Jared saw that they did not receive his words, he said unto them, ‘O my good and innocent and holy children, know that when once you go down from this holy mountain, God will not allow you to return again to it.” Second Adam and Eve 20:26

God will send strong delusions

Satan through Genun then told the Watchers how to get off the mountain. However, the Sethites went back and told Jared who grieved “for he knew that they would transgress his counsel”(v. 23). A hundred men decided to go down but Jared warned that once they left the mountain they could not return because they would be “reft of life and of mercy and you shall no longer be called ‘children of God,’ but ‘children of the devil.'” (v. 27). Enoch joined in the warning but they wend down from the Holy Mountain.

“For if people occupy their time with pipes, and psalteries, and choirs, and dances, and Egyptian clapping of hands, and such disorderly frivolities, they become quite immodest and intractable, beat on cymbals and drums, and make a noise on instruments of delusion” (Clement, The Instructor).

“…The churches soon adopted an elaborate ceremonial. The hymns of Ephraim the Syrian, of Hilary of Pietavium, and of Sedulius, showed traces of the artificiality which now disturbed every factor in the services of the church” (John Fletcher Hurst, History of the Christian Church, vol. I., p. 357).

Jingling, banging, and rattling accompanied heathen cults, and the frenzying shawms of a dozen ecstatic cries intoxicated the masses. Amid this euphoric farewell feast of a dying civilization, the voices of nonconformists were emerging from places of Jewish and early Christian worship …” (Encyclopaedia Judaica, 1971 ed., s.v. “Music”)

In the Wilderness parallel, after Israel had fallen into idolatry, God held out His hand but he really sentenced them to go into Assyrian captivity because He knew that once they had tasted the sense stimulants of idolatry they would never return to the quiet worship of Him.

The first company went down to the valley and their greatest wish was fulfilled and they just knew that they had joined the most spiritual church in town because–

“And when they looked at the daughters of Cain, at their beautiful figures, and at their hands and feet dyed with colour, and tattooed in ornaments on their faces, the fire of sin was kindled in them.’ — Second Adam and Eve 20:31

They heard
They wondered
They came
They stood
They looked
The were gradually won over
Genun was given power to accelerate the seduction process
The Sethites continued a divided allegiance
They fell into temptation

Another writer saw the great destruction in later years and warned that they would fall because they made their daughters into singing girls where head adornment was always important. Judah had children by his Canaanite daughter in law but he had to give up the “scepter of his kingdom.”

“Now I have much grief, my children, because of your lewdness and witchcrafts, and idolatries which ye shall practise against the kingdom, following them that have familiar spirits, diviners, and demons of error” Ye shall make your daughters singing girls and harlots, and ye shall mingle in the abominations of the Gentiles” (Testament of Judah 4:15-16)

Prostitution is not always overtly sexual. We say that a great speaker “prostitutes his talents” when he goes out to sell books or make a name for himself. Women used by men to attract crowds through their beauty and musical talent are prostituting themselves for their own money or fame.

In the imagery of the New Testament the “Holy Mountain” or kingdom of God is the church and Paul warns that if we practice the same things as those seduced by Satan we cannot live on the mountain–

The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions–and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God. — Gal 5:19-21

This error was connected with following familiar spirits, diviners, and demons of error. Making their daughters into singing girls and harlots was literal but the meaning was spiritual in that they engaged in the worship of the “Gentiles” or Cainites (and later the Canaanites). The Bible is very clear that music and adornment played a vital part in inducing ecstasy and Peter will specifically warn the women not to make themselves into something they are not. Because of this failure in later years God brought death and captivity and the destruction of the temple

“For which things’ sake the Lord shall bring upon you famine and pestilence, death and the sword, beleaguering by enemies, and revilings of friends, the slaughter of children, the rape of wives, the plundering of possessions, the burning of the temple of God, the laying waste of the land, the enslavement of yourselves among the Gentiles” Testament of Judah 4:17

In later years, the men of Israel would import the pagan women who introduced or enhanced idolatry. This was an affront to the faithful women as surely as the men’s choice of a beautiful musician to “perform” on Sunday should be seen as an affront to the Godly women. The destruction which resulted (and results) was always born primarily by the women and children.

It is not just that the Cainites were very beautiful but the charismatic spirit altered the state of the Sethite’s minds and they began to hallucinate–seeing even an ugly singer or player as the most beautiful person in the world. When the music attracted their attention and began to win over the Sethites this was Satan’s final tool to “close the deal.” In the words of God at Sinai, after Israel had engaged in charismatic worship He said that they had become a “laughingstock” before their enemies. How can you fear an army who allows its mind to be taken away by ecstasy?

It was not just the adorned face which seduced the men but as Satan fooled Jared with a phantom or apparition (hallucination) he would make the men and women unnaturally beautiful.

Consistent with many Biblical examples, there is a close association between prostitution and singing women. If anywhere in Scripture God wanted to communicate the message that He wanted to be honored by the secular methods of music then it would appear that in all cases He would use great care not to make unfavorable associations.

However, rescue would come and the confusion brought about by “familiar spirits” would be put down:

“And ye shall be the people of the Lord, and have one tongue; and there shall be there no spirit of deceit of Beliar, for he shall be cast into the fire forever” Testament of Judah 4:30

When the post-flood people became very evil and worshiped God as they choose, God “sent a spirit” into them and confused their tongues so that as they were speaking different tongues they were never able to unify in their Satanic methods. However, when we become the people of God He gives us one tongue so that there can be no “spirit of deceit of Beliar” to cause people to speak in tongues and curse Jesus (1 Cor. 12:1f).

Then Satan made them look most beautiful before the sons of Seth, as he also made the sons of Seth appear of the fairest in the eyes of the daughters of Cain, so that the daughters of Cain lusted after the sons of Seth like ravenous beasts, and the sons of Seth after the daughters of Cain until they committed abomination with them” Second Adam and Eve 20:32

They heard
They wondered
They came
They stood
They looked
The were gradually won over
Genun was given power to accelerate the seduction process
The Sethites continued a divided allegiance
They fell into temptation
They began to hallucinate
They lusted
They fell from grace

Have you noticed that the ugliest man alive can literally have women fall in love with him and meet him in every hotel room simply because he has the charisma bestowed by ecstasy-inducing music? Why else would a scraggly-bearded, effeminate man seduce thousands of women and have them screaming, crying, and rolling in the floor but by music? How else can millions of straight women fall in love with a homosexual piano player? The same is true on a lesser level with men where musical ability causes a homely women to appear quite beautiful with tens of thousands of men falling in love with her.

“Ephesus was famous for its shrine of Diana, where thousands of sacred prostitutes believed fornication brought believers into contact with deity in much the same way the Gnostics used authentia (authority) to bind the flesh and the divine together.

When these women converted to Christianity they had to unlearn these pagan practices. ‘Virtually without exception, female teachers among the Greeks were courtesans, such as Aspasia, who numbered Socrates and Pericles among her students. Active in every major school of philosophy, these hetairai made it evident in the course of their lectures that they were available afterwards for a second occupation. But the Bible teaches that to seduce men in such a manner was indeed to lead them to slaughter and the halls of death (cf. Prov. 2:18; 5:5; 6:27; 9:18). The verb authentein is thus peculiarly apt to describe both the erotic and murderous.” (Trombley, p. 177).

Lust but then guilt–always the guilt. The Sethites had allowed others to pry open their brain and pour in Satanic influences but then Satan admits that he never delivers what he promises and they were left feeling like fools.

The Bible records this even when it says:

When men began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose.

The Nephilim were on the earth in those days–and also afterward–when the sons of God went to the daughters of men and had children by them.

They were the heroes (gods in ANE tablets) of old, men of renown. The LORD saw how great man’s wickedness on the earth had become, and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all the time. Gen 6:1-5

They had abandoned their own mind and their God for the best promises in the world but they got nothing but guilt with no remedy.

When Satan’s devices had caused the Sethites to fall into sin, they naturally wanted to return to their own place when the music-induced drugs or endorphins had worn off and they realized that they had been in the middle of an ecstatic experience. However, once one comes off the mountain it is very difficult or even impossible to return to the quiet worship of God.

“But after they had thus fallen into this defilement, they returned by the way they had come, and tried to ascend the Holy Mountain. But they could not, because the stones of that holy mountain were of fire flashing before them, by reason of which they could not go up again.” (Second Adam and Eve 20:33)

Satan fell when he thought that he could take what belonged to the heavenly realm and bring it into the earthly where the Word was to rule. Of “Lucifer” (Zoe)

Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. Ezekiel 28:13

Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. Ezekiel 28:14

When Satan fell, it was his goal to get all humanity to join him in seducing others with music and commerce. When Genun (Jubal) fell he had the urge to cause others to fall so that he would not be lonely even in hell.

They Sethites said, in effect, “we didn’t really intend to ‘join’ Satan and his brood down in the dark valley. We just wanted to skip that old dull service for a few Sunday nights because they have the best ‘Christian Rock’ group in the world.” While they were not evil, they had rejected the clear Word of God and slid off the mountain against Godly warnings. Therefore, to this point–

They heard
They wondered
They came
They stood
They looked
The were gradually won over
Genun was given power to accelerate the seduction process
The Sethites continued a divided allegiance
They fell into temptation
They began to hallucinate
They lusted
They fell from grace
They tried to repent but could not

This fall is parallel with the fall from the garden of Eden and, therefore, Satan’s appeal to Eve’s human senses are often held to have been sexual. After their sin, Adam and Eve were expelled from the garden whose gate was guarded by angelic beings with flashing swords. God’s people do not “experience” joy as a result of some charismatic musical performance. Rather, when they honor Him and serve Him they sing out of the inner joy–

But as for you who forsake the LORD and forget my holy mountain, who spread a table for Fortune (gad) and fill bowls of mixed wine for Destiny, — Isa 65:11

I will destine you for the sword, and you will all bend down for the slaughter; for I called but you did not answer, I spoke but you did not listen. You did evil in my sight and chose what displeases me.” — Isa 65:12

Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: “My servants will eat, but you will go hungry; my servants will drink, but you will go thirsty; my servants will rejoice, but you will be put to shame. — Isa 65:13

My servants will sing out of the joy of their hearts, but you will cry out from anguish of heart and wail in brokenness of spirit. — Isa 65:14

Amos and Isaiah associate this to musical worship which, by definition, means that the Word as it has been written is ignored and the people hunger and thirst for the Word but cannot find it.

While the authenticity of these books may be questioned, it cannot be disputed that they convey the message which Paul wanted conveyed. That message is that when the Word is forgotten and people turn to celebrating their own senses great evil always results. As it touches the concept of angels, they show that children of faith stand in the place of the fallen angels who failed in their worship of God.

When the women took off the veil so that they could display their beauty sexual stimulation was the natural result and people were led away from God. When Paul warned the women to be submissive he warned that–

Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. 1 Pet 3:3-4

At Mount Sinai, God originally gave the ten commandments with a body of enabling laws which could have been kept and which would allow them to walk in the very presence of God. However, even as Moses was collecting the laws the Israelites fell into musical ecstasy and worshiped the golden calf which they had made with their own hands. When they wanted to “return to the mountain” of God’s grace the could not. Therefore, God gave the ten commandments again but added about 613 laws which were destructive and which could never be kept. In addition, after they had sinned, God told Moses that they would go into captivity and most of them would be destroyed because they could never return to the worship of God in its very simple, non-ecstatic form.

In the second letter to Corinth Paul gives a better description of these people and definitely identifies the unbeliever as an evil infidel who must be “divorced” from fellowship. From the context we understand that they were people who had authority to teach error:

Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? What harmony is there between Christ and Belial? What does a believer have in common with an unbeliever? What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people.” 2 Cor 6:14-16

Paul says (1) “don’t keep on being yoked” with these people, and he says (2) “come out” or “be separated” from them. The word “separated” is the same word which is translated as “divorce” elsewhere.

“Therefore come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you. I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.” — 2 Cor 6:17-18

From all that we know of pagan temples of idols the fundamental method for literally and spiritually seducing men was the use of music and priestesses who taught and served the “worshipers.” Paul told the Corinthians in his first letter that they had been led astray to dumb idols and spoke in tongues and may have been cursing Jesus. They could no longer engage in “unity in diversity” with these pagan temples or pagan practices.

Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God. And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. — 2 Cor 4:2-7

The first company had fallen into temptation and it was natural to hire counselors, make up a rescue squad, and go right into the jaws of Satan to rescue and bring them back. However, the second company–with all of the good intentions in the world–joined the unity movement in order to “have more influence.” After all, if we are going to “win” them then “how can we knock it if we haven’t tried it?” How can you say that Cocaine is bad if you have never sniffed it? Good point. However, once we have sniffed it we might loose all control to even evaluate whether it is good or bad.

“But he followed God’s order, and preached unto them not to do down from that holy mountain, and not to hold intercourse with the children of Cain. But they headed not his message, and would not obey his counsel.” Second Adam and Eve 20:37-38

But this “valley ministry team” was also tempted and lost. Rather than teach God’s Word to prevent error, other missions were sent out until only a few Sethites were left.

Well, perhaps it is just the best thing if “those malcontents” just get out of here and leave us in peace. However, even the small faithful remnant would not be left on the holy mountain but would be taken into captivity and most would die. Only those saved by the ark would survive the “old world” which was destroyed by water and move to a “new world.”

CHAP. XXI.

Jared dies in sorrow for his sons who had gone astray. A prediction of the Flood.

1 AFTER this another company gathered together,

and they went to look after their brethren;
but they perished as well as they.
And so it was, company after company, until only a few of them were left.

Because the Sethites had not just “fallen from grace” as they joined the Cainites but they destroyed the “leaven principle” by which the world had a preserving number of people who could slowly convert the celebrants back to God’s Word. The “beyond redemption” principle meant that God reached the point where it was not worth the effort to try to purify a polluted mass of humanity–better just begin all over.

“But, O my sons, God will take you to a strange land, and ye shall never again return to behold with your eyes this garden and this holy mountain” (Second Adam and Eve 21:6)

They heard
They wondered
They came
They stood
They looked
The were gradually won over
Genun was given power to accelerate the seduction process
The Sethites continued a divided allegiance
They fell into temptation
They began to hallucinate
They lusted
They fell from grace
They tried to repent but could not
They were sentenced to captivity

CHAP. XXII.

Only three righteous men left in the world. The evil conditions of men prior to the Flood.

1 BUT Enoch kept the commandment of Jared his father, and continued to minister in the cave.

2 It is this Enoch to whom many wonders happened, and who also wrote a celebrated book; but those wonders may not be told in this place.

3 Then after this,

the children of Seth went astray and fell, they, their children and their wives.
And when Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech and Noah saw them, their hearts suffered by reason of their fall into doubt full of unbelief; and they wept and sought of God mercy, to preserve them, and to bring them out of that wicked generation.

“Altogether, not one of our fathers or of their children, remained on that holy mountain, except those three, Methuselah, Lamech, and Noah. For all the rest went down from the mountain and fell into sin with the children of Cain. Therefore were they forbidden that mountain, and none remained on it but those three men” Second Adam and Eve 22:10

They may “look to the hills with lust” but they will never get back on top where the Word dwells in relationship with believers.

They heard
They wondered
They came
They stood
They looked
The were gradually won over
Genun was given power to accelerate the seduction process
The Sethites continued a divided allegiance
They fell into temptation
They began to hallucinate
They lusted
They fell from grace
They tried to repent but could not
They were sentenced to captivity
They served as a warning or pattern.

Now, the “church” had been stripped of its members by the celebrative worship of the Cainites and we might begin to wonder whether we should adopt their practices to “hold onto the young people.” But this was not the case. After all others had died or fallen into temptation, “Enoch kept the commandments of Jared his father, and continued to minister in the cave” (22:1). The little lamp of God’s Word still gave light but it was beginning to flicker.

Enoch continued to be a “hold out” and preached three hundred and eighty-five years before he understood that God’s grace would simply move him off the face of the earth before it was destroyed (22:4) without it being converted. Truly when we fall off the mountain there probably is never a way back. However, Enoch continued his warnings–

“Enoch said also to them, ‘Watch over your souls, and hold fast by your fear of God and by your service of Him, and worship Him in upright faith, and serve Him in righteousness, innocence and judgments, in repentance and also in purity” (Second Adam and Eve 22:7).

Enoch knew full well that the only way to keep from losing one’s mind is to hold onto it. Never, for a moment, allow someone else to reach into your skull and take hold of the brain through sight, sound or smell which actually create drugs in the brain. Because drugs are addictive, we need larger doses, and still there is no fulfillment–the promises were lies.

And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah: Genesis 5:21
And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters: Genesis 5: 22
And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years: Genesis 5: 23
And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him
. Genesis 5: 24

The story of Enoch is in three parts. The primary Genun story begins here. The Book of Jubilees version is here.

While music, like steak, has its rightful and productive place, it should not be used to silence the rational (spirit) part of the brain so that error sounds like truth.


THE DAYS OF NOAH

Published May 21, 2014 | by Team Pleinsfeux

What was it really like before the flood? Through countless theories, wild speculation and bizarre ideas, there is much more to the story of Noah than what most people may realize.

By Samuel C. Baxter – On February 28, 2014

“Once upon a time there was a long time …” Unless you’re in elementary school, spent the first line is usually a signal to change the channel. A story for a child must generally follow. Tale likely include heroes and villains eaters biscuits, a damsel in distress and perhaps a giant or two. This is usually a very improbable myth, a legend or a parable.

This is how most people see the idea of a flood that would have covered the entire Earth.’s Story has captured the imagination of almost all cultures for millennia. Tradition in Sumerian, printed on tablets Wedge Ziusudra boarded a huge ship. Former Babylonian tale has Utnapishtim in the lead role, with his wife and animals on the boat. In both cases, the main characters become immortal after the flood.

Aztec culture has a version of 52 years with one man and one woman, Nene and Tata, surviving by hiding in a huge cypress. Thereafter, the god Tezcatlipoca into the dog for disobeying orders.

Over the years, the story of the Flood was transformed several times with almost all cultures preserve a history of water covering the whole earth, usually to destroy a wicked humanity. There is also the Greek myth of Deucalion and legend Indian Manu.

There are not really two identical versions.

However, for those who believe in the validity of the Bible, only one report is correct: The Story of Noah’s Ark family. at least two members of each species (Genesis 6: boat in a giant He then rained for 40 days and 40 nights, and a flood covered the Earth Ultimately, the ark s’ aground on the crest of a mountain and God said He would never flood the world. He used a rainbow sky to symbolize his promise.

It seems that if any story deserves to start with “Once upon a time there was a long time”, it is this one.

But there is a problem. If something happened there a long time, how do we know exactly what happened? Can not ask the eyewitnesses and no videos this time on the internet. This means that even those who believe in the account of the Bible can wander about what really happened, especially with regard to the conditions before the flood.

A bone of contention is found in Genesis 6: 4: “There were giants in the earth in those days, after the son of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them: This are those heroes who were famous in antiquity. “

Verse 2 says that the son of God took the daughters of men as women.

These verses have fascinated Bible readers for centuries: Who were these “giants in the earth” and “son of God” men”? More importantly, what did they have then to do with God’s decision to destroy mankind by a worldwide flood?

One of the favorite responses is that fallen angels (son of God) have procreated with human females to create a super race of malevolent demons. So God was forced to destroy humanity.

This idea seems more true when we read the book of Job. In chapter 1, verse 6, the angels are called the “son of God.”

James Moffatt supports this idea in his translation of the Bible, “Angels”, he did not even call the “son of God”, “saw the daughters of men were beautiful, and they took them wives of all which they chose. “(Genesis 6: 2)

Other sources add to this theory, as the Book of Enoch, a controversial paper written in the year 300 BC. Well, a Hollywood blockbuster about Noé describes these angelic beings like giant 11-foot high with six arms.

Yet, Jesus Christ reveals an obvious flaw in the idea of angel / human offspring: “For in the resurrection they shall take no women, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in the sky. “(Matthew 10:30 p.m.)

Although the context of the quotation is a future resurrection, it clearly indicates that angels do not marry. They are spiritual beings without sex and it is impossible for them to procreate. If they could, the company would be full of these examples, but there are none! Therefore, the son of God who took wives of the daughters of men can not be angels. Bible tells us that there were giants before and Over the centuries after the flood, but they were human beings in the flesh 4).

Yet this is just one of many misconceptions about the minutes before the flood. To understand how it was in the days preceding the flood, you dig into the text of the Bible. This creates a vivid picture of the days of Noah and their crucial role in the modern world.

World conditions

A picture of this period began to emerge still playing in Genesis 6: 5: “And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and all the thoughts of his heart was only towards the daily evil. “

Every imagination of the thoughts of the heart of man was evil continually. How had it come to be so bad?

Before the flood, people lived for centuries., The first man Adam lived for 930 years, which was a decade or two longer than the average life of the time.

Try wrapping your mind around living for almost a millennium. Imagine if someone had 900 years to learn something like playing the violin., And could eventually reach and even exceed what is considered the level of virtuoso today.

While everyone was polishing new skills, it was not done in a 6:.. 1: “When men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them … “

The original Hebrew word translated as “multiply” means “increase” and “multiplied by myriads,” according to Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible.

In other words, the Earth has experienced tremendous population explosion. Due to their extended life, how many people would have increased between 5 and 17 billion people in the days of Noah.

Knowledge and technologies have also increased rapidly during the 1656 years from Creation to the Flood. Mankind has built cities (4:17) had cattle ranches (4:20), composed and played music (4:21), and discovered metallurgy, including how to make alloys such as brass.

Although each man had 900 years to perfect various trades, he also had the same amount of time to develop bad attitudes and bad habits.

Anyone thinks and does becomes a part of his character. Just as a person might have become very skilled at metallurgy during this time, she could also have perfected the art of lying, cheating and stealing. Even after only a few hundred years, man would become incredibly nasty. And, again, there must be billions of people like that!

Those who lived at that time knew how to work the metal, for both good and bad happened.. ” The earth also was corrupt before God, the earth was filled with violence. “(Genesis 6:11)

This is the world that the Creator looked and said, “I will destroy the face of the earth man whom I have created, from man to animals to creeping things and birds of the air: for I am sorry that I have made ​​them. “(Genesis 6: 7)

Yet there was one person who stood out: “But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD. “(Genesis 6: 8)

Noah had lived in a completely different way from those who lived around him, who had been known from the days of the creation of Adam and Eve.

Two trees

In the garden of Eden, the first man and the first woman received a choice between two very different life paths 7-9.: “The Lord God formed man of the dust of the earth, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life and man became a living being. And the Lord God planted a garden in Eden, in the east, and there he put the man he had formed. L LORD God made ​​to grow out of the ground every tree pleasant to the sight and good for food, and the tree of life in the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil. “

God then gave Adam and Eve simple instructions: You may freely eat of every tree of the garden; But you must not eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you shall die. “(Genesis 2: 16-17)

Eat the fruit of the tree of life symbolized the choice to follow God’s will, and allowed him to determine how man should live. Eating the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil represented to choose make decisions based on proper understanding of man.

Genesis3:.. 1-8 shows which way Adam and Eve chose They rejected the Creator as their supreme teacher and ruler Instead, they listened to the serpent and ate the wrong tree humans. decided for themselves what was “good” and what was “evil.” They continued to choose between good and evil by their own failed physical reasoning rather than listening to what God says .

By not eating from the tree of life, the man cut his access to divine knowledge, which included understanding the incredible goal of God for him.

The two trees in the garden also symbolize two lifestyles: Supply versus receive.

The way the gift can be defined as infinite love, care and concern for others that are equal to or greater than the love of ourselves. This provides for cooperation, service and sharing. Moreover The way to receive is to the domestic concern yourself follows. “I want to be it,.. rather than to produce it myself. “It is materialistic, greedy and selfish. Cà is to get at the expense of others, often at the expense of their suffering.

At the time of Noah, the vast majority of Earth lived in the way of receiving.

The way of Cain

Genesis 4 shows that the first dam and Eve, Cain and Abel children illustrate these two lifestyles. Jewish historian of the first century, Josephus had access to ancient historical documents that no longer exist TODAY . ‘hui The Antiquities of the Jews support the biblical narrative: “Now the brothers were satisfied with their different way of living; Because Abel, the younger, was a lover of justice and believed that God was present in all his actions; He excelled in virtue; And his job was that of a shepherd. But Cain was not only very bad in other respects, but he was quite determined to get everything … “

Strong’s Concordance shows that the Hebrew meaning of the name Cain is “all receive.”

Cain finally manages to kill Abel out of jealousy and is expelled from the presence of his family as punishment earth. I shall be hidden from thy face I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond … “(Genesis 4:14)

Cain clearly has not been removed from the earth, but was driven from the place where Adam, Eve and their children lived says. “And Cain went out from the presence of LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, east of Eden.

Josephus says that Cain refused to learn from his punishment and, instead, was determined “to increase his wickedness; For it was only to get everything for his own bodily pleasure, though here obliged to insult his neighbors violence.; He excited his knowledge to obtain pleasure and to strip them of theft, and he became a great leader in all wickedness. He also introduced a change in that way of simplicity wherein men lived before ; And he is the author of measures and weights. And while they lived innocently and generously while they knew nothing of such arts, he changed the world with the art of deception. He of First set any limits on land: He built a city and a fortified with walls, and he compelled his family to live there … “

Instead of always giving generously, Cain apparently introduced weights and measures in business relationships. He almost certainly started to deceive others using this system to get more for himself. It has negatively influenced others to live selfishly.

Josephus demonstrates the incredible effect that Cain had on others, “While Adam was still alive, it came to pass that the posterity of Cain became exceedingly wicked, each becoming worse than the previous excellent. in flights … yet was he bold in his profligate behavior, in acting unjustly, and inflicting injuries to gain? ‘.

The Antiquities of the Jews have one of the descendants of Cain, “But Tubal, [the Bible calls Tubal-Cain] one of his children … exceeded all men in strength, and was very expert and famous in martial performances [he was a warrior elite] method.; And he first invented the art of brass. “

These are just a few descriptions of the descendants of Cain. Other children of Adam lived separately in a form entirely different direction.

Preachers of righteousness

Recall that Abel was “a lover of justice”, meaning that he lived in the way of God 119. 172 defines justice: “My tongue shall speak of thy word: righteous. “

This means that Abel obeyed God’s commandments.

The way the gift is not dead when Cain killed his brother.

Back to Genesis 4:25: “And Adam knew his wife again; She bore a son, and called his name Seth, for, she said, God gave me another son in place of Abel, whom Cain slew. “

Genesis 4:26 says: “Seth also had a son, and he called his name Enos: Lord.. “

The phrase call upon the name of the Lord” could also be translated as “men began to preach and to publish the name of the Lord.”

Those in the line of Seth almost certainly invented written language. Josephus says they have founded the study of astronomy and wrote their findings on stone and brick pillars to preserve knowledge.

A passage in the New Testament highlights the role that Seth and Enosh had the world before the flood: “If he does not spare the ancient world, but saved Noah the eighth, it preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly. “(II Peter 2: 5)

Noah was the eighth of what is called “preachers of righteousness.” Abel was the first. Remaining seven were Seth, Enos, Cainan, Mahalaleel, Jared, Enoch and Noah. They probably taught their families live according to the commandments of God.

Note that the lives of many of these preachers rode for several hundred years. At one point, six of these men lived together. That would undoubtedly have increased their positive effect.

Again, the report provided by Josephus adds, “So this Seth, when he was raised and happened in those years in which he could discern what was good, became a virtuous man; And he himself had an excellent character, so he left behind children who imitated his virtues. All this turned out to be a good mood. They also inhabited the same country without dissensions, and in good conditions, without misfortunes that fell upon them, until they die. “

A land of peace and happiness. How different civilization during the reign of Cain!

However, the sphere of influence of the line of Seth did not stop with the immediate family. Antiquities of the Jews shows that each patriarch was in charge of the government, which means they apply God’s laws as civil laws . Josephus says that the children of Seth “continued to recognize God as the Lord of the Universe” for seven generations, but over time, they are perverted and abandoned the practices of their ancestors.

What was the cause of the loss of influence of the preachers of righteousness in the society?

John Gill’s Exposition of the Old and New Testaments speculates that during the time of a man named Jared (who was the great-grandfather of Noah), apostasy began to settle eliminate the ways of God, which took place when the children of Cain began to mix with those of Seth.

The Bible clearly states that the son of Jared, Enoch “walked with God”. (Genesis 5:22) With Enoch, we can understand that these eight men just preached God. Whether Jesus Christ with his saints one day would establish a super government on Earth!

Jude 1: 14-15, in the New Testament says: It’s Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, to exercise a judgment against all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all acts which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches have spoken against him ungodly sinners. “

Everything indicates that the son of Enoch, Methuselah, and his grandson, son, Lamech, did not continue in the teachings of preachers of righteousness. Instead, the line jumped two generations to Noah. Almost certainly, Methuselah and Lamech maliciously caused apostasy against God’s ways and used their influence as heads of government to influence others to their thoughts.

And, as has been the case throughout the millennia, Methuselah and Lamech probably slowly introduced false beliefs to those in their charge. They probably taught counterfeit ideas that might seem of God, but which probably originated the spirit of Satan, that II Corinthians 4: 4 called the “god of this world.”

While weddings continued between the children of Seth and those of Cain, the process of receiving has gripped the entire Earth.

Campaigns preaching

Because Noah was righteous, the Creator warned of the coming flood: “And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; For they have filled the earth with violence; Behold, I will destroy them with the earth wood.; Rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without. “(Genesis 6: 13-14)

The Flood did not start immediately 3)., During which Noah, a preacher of righteousness, warned of impending catastrophe for the majority this period.

Josephus adds to the story: “But Noah was very uneasy at what they did; And being dissatisfied with their conduct, it should convince them to change their dispositions and actions for the better: but seeing they did not obey him, but they were slaves to their evil pleasures, he was afraid they killed him, with his wife and children, and those they had married; After that, he left the country. “

A loving God has made ​​sure that all humanity knows the punishment to come and offered to all who would change their way of life a place in the ark. Moreover, Noah also certainly preached the gospel of kingdom throughout the world as his grandfather Enoch had.

To refine this warning, God may have increased natural disasters at the time.

While most of the details of the Babylonian story of the flood is not reliable, the increase in natural disasters has a high value because it follows a common biblical model. Few details gleaned from the Babylonian myth include a slight increase in famines and epidemics in the years before the flood. It also mentioned that the attacks of lions and wolves were common.

Such events would attract the attention of the man and show him that he lived in the wrong way!

Despite the warnings of Noah for decades, everyone ignored the patriarch rescued. “… When God’s patience was prolonged in the days of Noah, during the building of the ark, in which a small number of people, that is to say, eight souls were saved by water. “(I Peter 3:20)

“The days of Noah”

The world before the flood is not only interesting from the point of view of biblical history. Jesus himself has given utmost importance to the understanding of this important report, “It was in the days of Noah, so shall also the coming of the Son of man. For in the days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day Noah entered the ark; And they are suspected nothing until the flood came and took them all away So will be the coming of the Son of man. “(Matthew 24: 37-39)

Before the flood, the overwhelming majority has ignored verbal warning Noah and warning signs around them about what was going to happen.

Luke 17: 26-27 contains a parallel narrative. “It was in the days of Noah, so also in the days of the Son of man were eating, drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day Noah entered the ark; The flood came and destroyed them all. “

In other words, the conditions of the world before Christ’s return will reflect “the days of Noah.”

In Matthew 24: 3, while talking with Jesus, some of his followers were asking questions on the same subject asked. “Tell us, when shall these things will happen, and what will be the sign of thy coming, and the end of the world? “The word” world “in this verse is better translated as” age. “

Try to imagine global trends before the Flood: A population explosion, violence and widespread wars, the incredible technological advancement, the proliferation of knowledge, false religions, animal attacks, disease and famine.

Now look at Christ’s statement about what will happen in the last days as part of what is called the Prophecy on the Mount of Olives, “For many shall come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ . ‘and will deceive many people wars… Keep you be not troubled: for all this must happen, but this is not yet the end Nation will rise against a nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be in divers places, and famines and earthquakes. “(Matthew 24: 5-7)

All these trends have existed throughout history. Jesus just meant they worsen significantly before the end of the ages.

Daniel 12: 4 adds to the image stating seal the book until the time of the increase..

Also, Apocalypse 6 contains a parallel with Prophecy on the Mount of Olives and mentions four symbolic riders who ride horses that are white (with a connotation false Christianity), red (war), black (famine) and pale ( the disease). These are the conditions that will increase in the last days.

Apocalypse 8 summarizes the four horsemen receive all the powers on earth “to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.”

Be honest with yourself. Consider the daily news. All these trends exist today and are becoming more common every day.

The “days of Noah” the End Times are upon us now! And, just as before the Flood, a loving God warns the nations of the Earth while announcing the good news of the coming of the great government Christ soon.

It was another trend that Jesus said in Matthew 24:14: “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and come..

As was the case before the flood, God provides a way of escape for those who repent and change their ways of living.

Do not be lulled into thinking that everything continues as was always the case. Leave worsening adverse events in the world you wake up and turn to God and His way of giving. Learn from the examples of those who have ignored fervent warnings of Noah.

Read Luke 17: 26-27, again: It was in the days of Noah, so also in the days of the Son of man day. Noah entered the ark; The flood came and destroyed them all. “

A deluge of prophetic events will be unleashed on an unsuspecting humanity. You do not have to be caught off guard. Studying literature and videos mentioned in this article, and evidence of their validity in the pages of your Bible, you can know what’s coming.

Top Israeli scientist says Ashkenazi Jews came from Khazaria, not Palestine

Posted on May 8, 2013 by Montecristo

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. . .  Text by Rita Rubin, Forward Magazine

An Israeli geneticist challenges the “Zionist” hypothesis that all Jews belong to one race and are intimately related, thus giving them a common ancestor in the Holy Land and a Biblical claim to Palestine. 

Scientists usually don’t call each other “liars” and “frauds.”

But that’s how Johns Hopkins University post-doctoral researcher Eran Elhaik describes a group of widely respected geneticists, including Harry Ostrer, professor of pathology and genetics at Yeshiva University’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine and author of the 2012 book “Legacy: A Genetic History of the Jewish People.”

For years now, the findings of Ostrer and several other scientists have stood virtually unchallenged on the genetics of Jews and the story they tell of the common Middle East origins shared by many Jewish populations worldwide. Jews — and Ashkenazim in particular — are indeed one people, Ostrer’s research finds.

It’s a theory that more or less affirms the understanding that many Jews themselves hold of who they are in the world: a people who, though scattered, share an ethnic-racial bond rooted in their common ancestral descent from the indigenous Jews of ancient Judea or Palestine, as the Romans called it after they conquered the Jewish homeland.

But now, Elhaik, an Israeli molecular geneticist, has published research that he says debunks this claim. And that has set off a predictable clash.

“He’s just wrong,” said Marcus Feldman of Stanford University, a leading researcher in Jewish genetics, referring to Elhaik.

The sometimes strong emotions generated by this scientific dispute stem from a politically loaded question that scientists and others have pondered for decades: Where in the world did Ashkenazi Jews come from?

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The debate touches upon such sensitive issues as whether the Jewish people is a race or a religion, and whether Jews or Palestinians are descended from the original inhabitants of what is now the State of Israel.

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Ostrer’s theory is sometimes marshaled to lend the authority of science to the Zionist narrative, which views the migration of modern-day Jews to what is now Israel, and their rule over that land, as a simple act of repossession by the descendants of the land’s original residents. Ostrer declined to be interviewed for this story. But in his writings, Ostrer points out the dangers of such reductionism; some of the same genetic markers common among Jews, he finds, can be found in Palestinians, as well.

By using sophisticated molecular tools, Feldman, Ostrer and most other scientists in the field have found that Jews are genetically homogeneous. No matter where they live, these scientists say, Jews are genetically more similar to each other than to their non-Jewish neighbors, and they have a shared Middle Eastern ancestry.

The geneticists’ research backs up what is known as the Rhineland Hypothesis. According to the hypothesis, Ashkenazi Jews descended from Jews who fled Palestine after the Muslim conquest in the seventh century and settled in Southern Europe. In the late Middle Ages they moved into eastern Europe from Germany, or the Rhineland.

“Nonsense,” said Elhaik, a 33-year-old Israeli Jew from Beersheba who earned a doctorate in molecular evolution from the University of Houston. The son of an Italian man and Iranian woman who met in Israel, Elhaik, a dark-haired, compact man, sat down recently for an interview in his bare, narrow cubicle of an office at Hopkins, where he’s worked for four years.

In “The Missing Link of Jewish European Ancestry: Contrasting the Rhineland and the Khazarian Hypotheses,” published in December in the online journal Genome Biology and Evolution, Elhaik says he has proved that Ashkenazi Jews’ roots lie in the Caucasus — a region at the border of Europe and Asia that lies between the Black and Caspian seas — not in the Middle East. They are descendants, he argues, of the Khazars, a Turkic people who lived in one of the largest medieval states in Eurasia and then migrated to Eastern Europe in the 12th and 13th centuries. Ashkenazi genes, Elhaik added, are far more heterogeneous than Ostrer and other proponents of the Rhineland Hypothesis believe. Elhaik did find a Middle Eastern genetic marker in DNA from Jews, but, he says, it could be from Iran, not ancient Judea.

Elhaik writes that the Khazars converted to Judaism in the eighth century, although many historians believe that only royalty and some members of the aristocracy converted. But widespread conversion by the Khazars is the only way to explain the ballooning of the European Jewish population to 8 million at the beginning of the 20th century from its tiny base in the Middle Ages, Elhaik says.

Elhaik bases his conclusion on an analysis of genetic data published by a team of researchers led by Doron Behar, a population geneticist and senior physician at Israel’s Rambam Medical Center, in Haifa. Using the same data, Behar’s team published in 2010 a paper concluding that most contemporary Jews around the world and some non-Jewish populations from the Levant, or Eastern Mediterranean, are closely related.

Elhaik used some of the same statistical tests as Behar and others, but he chose different comparisons. Elhaik compared “genetic signatures” found in Jewish populations with those of modern-day Armenians and Georgians, which he uses as a stand-in for the long-extinct Khazarians because they live in the same area as the medieval state.

“It’s an unrealistic premise,” said University of Arizona geneticist Michael Hammer, one of Behar’s co-authors, of Elhaik’s paper. Hammer notes that Armenians have Middle Eastern roots, which, he says, is why they appeared to be genetically related to Ashkenazi Jews in Elhaik’s study.

Hammer, who also co-wrote the first paper that showed modern-day Kohanim are descended from a single male ancestor, calls Elhaik and other Khazarian Hypothesis proponents “outlier folks… who have a minority view that’s not supported scientifically. I think the arguments they make are pretty weak and stretching what we know.”

Feldman, director of Stanford’s Morrison Institute for Population and Resource Studies, echoes Hammer. “If you take all of the careful genetic population analysis that has been done over the last 15 years… there’s no doubt about the common Middle Eastern origin,” he said. He added that Elhaik’s paper “is sort of a one-off.”

Elhaik’s statistical analysis would not pass muster with most contemporary scholars, Feldman said: “He appears to be applying the statistics in a way that gives him different results from what everybody else has obtained from essentially similar data.”

Elhaik, who doesn’t believe that Moses, Aaron or the 12 Tribes of Israel ever existed, shrugs off such criticism.

“That’s a circular argument,” he said of the notion that Jews’ and Armenians’ genetic similarities stem from common ancestors in the Middle East and not from Khazaria, the area where the Armenians live. If you believe that, he says, then other non-Jewish populations, such as Georgian, that are genetically similar to Armenians should be considered genetically related to Jews, too, “and so on and so forth.”

Dan Graur, Elhaik’s doctoral supervisor at U.H. and a member of the editorial board of the journal that published his paper, calls his former student “very ambitious, very independent. That’s what I like.” Graur, a Romanian-born Jew who served on the faculty of Tel Aviv University for 22 years before moving 10 years ago to the Houston school, said Elhaik “writes more provocatively than may be needed, but it’s his style.” Graur calls Elhaik’s conclusion that Ashkenazi Jews originated to the east of Germany “a very honest estimate.”

In a news article that accompanied Elhaik’s journal paper, Shlomo Sand, history professor at Tel Aviv University and author of the controversial 2009 book “The Invention of the Jewish People,” said the study vindicated his long-held ideas.

”It’s so obvious for me,” Sand told the journal. “Some people, historians and even scientists, turn a blind eye to the truth. Once, to say Jews were a race was anti-Semitic, now to say they’re not a race is anti-Semitic. It’s crazy how history plays with us.”

The paper has received little coverage in mainstream American media, but it has attracted the attention of anti-Zionists and “anti-Semitic white supremacists,” Elhaik said.

Interestingly, while anti-Zionist bloggers have applauded Elhaik’s work, saying it proves that contemporary Jews have no legitimate claim to Israel, some white supremacists have attacked it.

David Duke, for example, is disturbed by the assertion that Jews are not a race. “The disruptive and conflict-ridden behavior which has marked out Jewish Supremacist activities through the millennia strongly suggests that Jews have remained more or less genetically uniform and have… developed a group evolutionary survival strategy based on a common biological unity — something which strongly militates against the Khazar theory,” wrote the former Ku Klux Klansman and former Louisiana state assemblyman on his blog in February.

“I’m not communicating with them,” Elhaik said of the white supremacists.

He says it also bothers him, a veteran of seven years in the Israeli army, that anti-Zionists have capitalized on his research “and they’re not going to be proven wrong anytime soon.”

But proponents of the Rhineland Hypothesis also have a political agenda, he said, claiming they “were motivated to justify the Zionist narrative.”

To illustrate his point, Elhaik swivels his chair around to face his computer and calls up a 2010 email exchange with Ostrer.

“It was a great pleasure reading your group’s recent paper, ‘Abraham’s Children in the Genome Era,’ that illuminate[s] the history of our people,” Elhaik wrote to Ostrer. “Is it possible to see the data used for the study?”

Ostrer replied that the data are not publicly available. “It is possible to collaborate with the team by writing a brief proposal that outlines what you plan to do,” he wrote. “Criteria for reviewing include novelty and strength of the proposal, non-overlap with current or planned activities, and non-defamatory nature toward the Jewish people.”

That last requirement, Elhaik argues, reveals the bias of Ostrer and his collaborators.

Allowing scientists access to data only if their research will not defame Jews is “peculiar,” said Catherine DeAngelis, who edited the Journal of the American Medical Association for a decade. “What he does is set himself up for criticism: Wait a minute. What’s this guy trying to hide?”

Despite what his critics claim, Elhaik says, he was not out to prove that contemporary Jews have no connection to the Jewish people of the Bible. His primary research focus is the genetics of mental illness, which, he explains, led him to question the assumption that Ashkenazi Jews are a useful population to study because they’re so homogeneous.

Elhaik says he first read about the Khazarian Hypothesis a decade ago in a 1976 book by the late Hungarian-British author Arthur Koestler, “The Thirteenth Tribe,” written before scientists had the tools to compare genomes.

Koestler, who was Jewish by birth, said his aim in writing the book was to eliminate the racist underpinnings of anti-Semitism in Europe. “Should this theory be confirmed, the term ‘anti-Semitism’ would become void of meaning,” the book jacket reads. Although Koestler’s book was generally well reviewed, some skeptics questioned the author’s grasp of the history of Khazaria.

Graur is not surprised that Elhaik has stood up against the “clique” of scientists who believe that Jews are genetically homogeneous. “He enjoys being combative,” Graur said. “That’s what science is.”

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