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The Apocalypse of Moses

The Fall of Adam and Eve

 

The Vita Adae and Evae which is considered as a revelation from YHWH to his servant Moses, when he received the tablets of the law from his hand, after having been instructed by the archangel Michael, is also known as the Apocalypse of Moses. It is a pseudepigraphal work (non-canonical writing which in style and content resembles authentic biblical works) which embellishes the account of Adam and Eve as given in the Book of Genesis. This biography, which was an extremely popular literary genre during the late Hellenistic period of Judaism (3rd century BC - 3rd century AD), is notable primarily for its retelling of biblical history and for its inclusion of angelic visions, characteristic of Hellenistic religious writing. Although all Aramaic and Hebrew texts have been lost, the extant versions of the Life of Adam and Eve are Christian works and are preserved in a number of ancient languages (Greek, Latin, Ethiopian).  ​​

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According to the Jewish Encyclopedia:

Eve saw in a dream that Cain had murdered his brother, and Abel was found killed with a stone (Gen. R. xxii. 8; Book of Jubilees, IV. 31); but the earth refused to receive his blood (Giṭ. 57b). As compensation for murdered Abel, God promised Adam a son who should "make known all that thou doest."

Death of Abel

1.1 This is the story of Adam and Eve after they had gone out of the Garden.

1.2 As for Adam, he took Eve and the child and he brought them into a part of the East and he stayed there.

 

1.3 And when the eighth year and the second month were completed Eve became pregnant and bore another son whom the power of ELOHIM called by name Abel, and they remained there together.

 

2.1 And after this, Adam and Eve were with one another and while they were sleeping, Eve said to Adam her lord:

 

2.2 "Adam, my lord, in my sleep I saw that the blood of my son Abel was pouring into the mouth of Cain his brother and he drank it without mercy. And Abel beseeched him to leave him a little of his blood.

 

2.3 "And Cain did not agree to hearken to him but he drank it completely and it did not remain in his stomach but it went forth and he was smeared with it and it could not at all be removed from his body."

 

2.4a Adam replied to Eve and told her, "Lest Cain plan to kill him, let us separate them from one another, and let us be with them, so as to provide no room to anger. Let us arise and go and see what has happened to them. (I fear) lest the adversary may be assailing them somewhere."

 

2.4b And he told them: "My sons, come and let us disperse, each to his own place."

3.1 And they acted as Adam had said.

3.2 And ELOHIM said to Michael the archangel: "Say to Adam: 'Do not reveal to Cain the secret plan which you know, for he is a son of wrath, because his brother will be killed by him!' However, let Adam not be sad, for I will raise up Seth for him instead of Abel, and he will resemble my image and he will teach you everything of which I have a memory. But do not reveal this to anyone but Adam!"

3.3a That is what ELOHIM told the angel and the angel spoke this word to Adam. Then Adam kept the word in his heart. And they both were sad, Adam and his spouse.

3.3b And the time arrived when Abel was killed by Cain his brother and he (Adam) told her (Eve): "ELOHIM has established an end for all human beings. Was death anything else but the killing by which Abel has been killed by Cain and Cain's jealousy delivered him to death because Cain was of a perverse race?"

3.3c And the times arrived when Cain and Abel had gone up towards their fields. Two demons resembling Cain and Abel came. One demon reproached the other demon. He became angry with him and took a stone sword, which was of a transparent stone. He cut his throat and killed him.

3.3d And when Cain saw the blood, he went quickly and took the stone in his hands. But when Abel saw him coming upon him, he begged him: "Do not make me die, O my brother Cain!" He, however, did not accept his prayer and he spilled Abel's blood in front of him. And Adam and Eve afflicted themselves all that time with great sadness.

4.1 And after this, Adam entered his spouse and Eve became pregnant and bore Seth who resembled Adam.

4.2 And Adam said to Eve: "Behold! we have begotten a son in place of Abel, whom Cain killed, let us give glory and sacrifice to ELOHIM."

5.1a And again, after that, Adam had sons and daughters. For all the years of Adam were 930 years. And from him they multiplied over the earth and settled over it. Gensis 5:4 

Death of Abel

According to the Jewish Encyclopedia:

Adam, aged 930 years, became very ill; for God had cursed him with 72 ailments. He sent his son Seth, with Eve, to the Garden of Eden for the healing oil, to restore him to health (Pirḳe R. El. xxxv). On his way to the Garden of Eden, Seth was attacked by a wild animal. However, Seth's mission was in vain to the angel Michael, to whom God gave control over the human body and being the one who had collected the dust for the creation of Adam (Midr. Konen, in "B. H." II. 27), he told Seth that his father's life was coming to an end, and his soul would separate from him in the course of a week.

Adam's illness

5.1b And when the 930 years were completed Adam fell ill and cried out in a loud voice and said: "Gather to me ye all my descendants and I will see them before my death."

5.2 And all his progeny gathered to him who had settled, and he divided the three parts of the earth among his descendants. And all Adam's descendants assembled by him, for they had taken a position before his doors, in the place which Adam had made, and into which he would enter and address his prayers to ELOHIM.

5.3 And Seth his son said to him: "Father Adam, what is your pain?"

5.4 And he said: "My children, I am crushed by the burden of pain." And they told him, "What is illness and how does a human being fall ill?"

 

6.1 Seth, his son, replied to him and told him: "Father Adam, what has befallen you? Have you remembered, perchance, the fruit of the Garden, and you longed for it and you become sad yourself because of it?

 

6.2 "If it is thus, tell me and I will go before the Garden and I will cast dust upon my head and I will weep. And, if only ELOHIM hears me, let him send his angel and he will bring me the fruit of the Garden and I will bring it to you so that you may calm your distress."

6.3  Adam said to him: "It is not so, my son, Seth; rather do I have mortal sickness and pain"]. Seth said to him, "Through whom did this pain come to you?"

Adam is struck with 72 afflictions

7.1 And Adam said to him: "When ELOHIM made us, me and your mother, through whom also I die, he gave us power to eat of every tree which is in the Garden, but, concerning that one only, He charged us not to eat of it, and through this one we are to die.

7.2 "And the serpent deceived your mother and caused her to eat of it, because of which, now, we are going to die. And the hour drew near for the guardian angels to ascend to worship ELOHIM,  the enemy deceived her and she ate from the tree. You know that I was not near her nor the holy angels.

7.3a "And she deceived me, my children, for I did not know.

7.3b "And ELOHIM had divided the Garden between us, between me and your mother Eve, so that we might guard it. As for me, he had given me the eastern and northern portion; to your mother Eve he had entrusted the southern and the western portion. And there were 12 angels with each of us to guard us until the time of the dawn, but at each time, at day, they ascended there. And at the moment of their ascent, the serpent deceived your mother and caused her to eat of the tree, for he had seen that I was not with her any more than the angels. She also made me eat of it and I did not understand.

8.1 "And ELOHIM was angry with us, and the Lord came into the Garden and set up his throne and called me in a terrible voice and said: "Adam, where art you? And why do you hide from my face? Shall the house be able to hide itself from its builder?"

8.2 And he said to me: "Since you have abandoned my covenant, I have brought upon your body seventy-two strokes; first a stroke to the eyes, second a stroke to the hearing, and likewise in turn strokes shall follow upon (all parts of) the body, and as far as our feet, plagues and portents, treasured in his treasuries. This ELOHIM did to me to cause me to perish through death."

Adam demands to be brought some oil of joy

9.1 As he said this to his sons, Adam wailed and said: "What shall I do for I am in great pain and sorrow."

9.2 Eve said, weeping, "My lord Adam, give me half of your sufferings and I will bear your present pain, for your suffering is due to me and it is I who caused these pains to come upon you."

9.3 And Adam told Eve, "Arise and go with Seth, my son, to the Garden; cast soil on your head and weep before ELOHIM so that he might give us grace.

9.4 "And ELOHIM will send his angel to the Garden where the tree of life is, from which the oil flows out, so that he may give you a little of that oil. And you will bring it here to me and I will anoint myself and I will be healed of my sufferings.

9.5 "Then I will let you know the whole way in which we were tried."

Encounter with the Beast

10.1 Thereafter, Seth and Eve went in the direction of the Garden. As they were going, Eve saw that a wild beast was fighting with her son Seth and was biting him. Eve began to weep and she said:

10.2 "Woe is me, for when arrive at the day of judgment, all my sins will burn me and people will tell me, 'In the first instance, it was you who did not observe ELOHIM's orders."

10.3 Eve called out and told the wicked beast: "O evil beast, have you no fear? Did you dare to fight the image of ELOHIM? How did you take it upon yourself to open your mouth and how have you thought to sink your teeth? Or how have you not recalled the first order of ELOHIM and have opened your mouth against the image of ELOHIM?"

11.1 Then the beast replied to her and told Eve: "It is not from our greediness that your discontent and your weeping come, but your discontent and your weeping come from your own greediness, for at the beginning of creation, it was you who hearkened to the beast, the serpent. 'In truth, our insolence is because of you, for the example came from you.

11.2 "How did you dare to open your mouth and eat of the tree of which ELOHIM had commanded you not to eat? It is you, because of whom the aspect of everything has changed.

11.3 "Now, you will not be able to endure, if I start talking and rebuking you."

12.1 Seth replied to him and told the beast, "Let your mouth be closed and be silent, beast, and get away from us, the image of the divinity, until the day when ELOHIM will have you standing before him."

12.2 Then also the beast told Seth: "Behold, then, that I get away from you, image of ELOHIM, dazzling splendor of ELOHIM." And when the beast had left him her, the beast fled far from Seth and the wounded man went to the hut of Adam his father."

 

Arrival at the Garden and Michael's response

13.1 And Seth went with Eve near the Garden, and they wept there praying to ELOHIM to send his angel and give them the oil of mercy.

13.2a And ELOHIM sent to them the archangel Michael, who is in charge of the souls, and he told Seth:

13.2b "Man of The Most High, do not labor to supplicate thus concerning the olive tree, in command to anoint your father Adam.


13.3 "This is not to be right now but in the future times, when five thousand years will be completed. Then, at the five and a half thousandth year, the beloved son of The Most High, Christ, will come upon the earth to resurrect Adam's body from his fall, because of the transgression of the commands. Then shall all flesh be raised up from Adam till that great day, all that shall be of the holy people.

13.4 "He will come and he will be baptized in the river Jordan. And as soon as he will have come forth from of the water with the anointing of oil, he will anoint him.

13.5 "And all his descendants, so that they will rise at the time of the resurrection. The Lord said, 'I will admit them into the Garden and I will anoint them with that unction. And they shall no longer sin before his face, for the evil heart shall be taken from them and there shall be given them a heart understanding the good and to serve ELOHIM only.

13.6 "But now, go to your father Adam, because the days of his times are completed. In three days his soul will go out of his body and numerous wonders will be seen in the heavens."

 

Adam's Rebuke of Eve 

14.1 When the angel had told that to him, immediately he was hidden underneath the plant of the Garden. Now as for Seth and Eve they departed for Adam's hut.

 

14.2 And Adam remembered the transgression and said: "What have all of us done? For an evil has come upon us and upon all our descendants.

14.3 "Now, then, tell your children how the sin took place, for, behold, I am weakened unto the exhaustion of my strength. For, perhaps, when we die, toils will come upon the earth and all the generations who will issue from us will labor. And they will curse us and say:

14.4 "It was our father and mother who brought this misfortune upon us."

The portions of Adam and Eve in the garden 

15.1 Then Eve began to cry and she said: "Now hearken to me, my children, and I will tell you how we were tricked.

15.2 "It happened, then, that your father was guarding his portion of the Garden, the east and the north,

15.3 "And as I was guarding my own portion, the west and the south, the devil came to Adam's lot where the male beasts were.

15.4 "For ELOHIM had divided the wild beasts and given them to us--the male ones he gave to your father and the female ones he gave to me. We used to nourish them according to whichever of us it had been allotted."

Adam's illness
Encounter with the Beast
Michael's response
Adam's Rebuke

According to the Jewish Encyclopedia: 

Adam, the workmanship of the Lord lived with Eve in the Garden of Eden, which was located in the east (Book of Enoch, XXXII; B. B. 84a). Their food, which they also distributed to the lower animals (Gen. R. xix. 5), consisted of the fruit of the trees in the garden, the only food then permitted to living beings (Sanh. 59b). For their guardianship angels were placed at their disposal. But one day, when the guardian angels had ascended to heaven to sing their hymn to the Lord, the devil thought it an opportune moment to execute his evil designs against Adam.  Satan the Adversary (Suk. 52a) chose the serpent for his tool, for it was not only the most subtle of all animals, but also very similar to man, being endowed with hands and legs like him (Gen. R. xix. 1). After some pleading, the serpent succeeded in persuading Eve to eat of the forbidden fruit of the tree of knowledge - a fig tree (Gen. R. xv. 7) - which the serpent had shaken for her (Ab. R. N. i. 4, ed. Schechter). But the devil had infused lust into the fruit, and when Eve ate of it sexual desire was awakened in her (Slavonic Book of Baruch, xcvii.; Apoc. Abraham, xxiii., and Pirḳe R. El. xxi.), and at the same time she became aware that she had lost the garment of righteousness in which she had been clothed" (Gen. R. xix. 6, Pirḳe R. El. xiv.)Adam also, after eating of the forbidden fruit, experienced a sense of loss.

 

Encounter with the Serpent

16.1 When the devil came to your father's portion, the devil summoned the serpent and told him:

16.2 "Arise and come to me, and I will teach you a useful word."

16.3a Then, the serpent came and the devil told the serpent: "I hear that you are wiser than all the dumb animals and I have come to test your wisdom science, for Adam gives food to all the dumb animals, thus also to you.

16.3b "When then all the dumb animals come to bow down before Adam from day to day and from morning to morning, every day, you also come to bow down. You were created before him, as large as you are, and you bow down before this little one!

16.3c "And why do you eat food inferior to Adam's and his spouse's and not the good fruit of the Garden? But come and hearken to me so that we may have Adam expelled from the wall of the Garden just as we are outside. Perhaps we can re-enter somehow into the Garden."

16.4 And the serpent told him: "How can we have them excluded?" The devil replied and told the serpent: "Be a sheath for me and I will speak to the woman through your mouth a word by which we will trick them."

Serpent's approach to the Garden

17.1 And the two of them came together and they allowed their heads to hang on the wall of the Garden at the time where the angels had ascended to bow down to ELOHIM. Then the devil changed himself into the image of an angel; he praised the praises of the angels. And I was gazing in the direction of the enclosure to hear the praises.

17.2a I stared and I saw him like an angel and at once he became invisible

17.2b for he had gone forth to bring the serpent. And he told him: "Arise and come and I will be with you and I will speak though your mouth that which it is proper for you to say."

17.2c He took on the form of the serpent to go close to the wall of the Garden and the devil slipped inside the serpent and he allowed his head to hang on the wall of the Garden. He cried out and said: "Shame on you, woman, you who are in the Garden of Delight and who are blind! Come to me and I will tell you a certain secret word."

17.2d When I went to him, he said to me: "Are you Eve?" I said: "Yes, I am". He replied and said: "What do you do in the Garden?"

17.3 I replied and told him: "ELOHIM has set me to guard the Garden and eat of it."

17.4 The devil replied to me and told me through the mouth of the serpent: "Well done! Do you eat the fruit of every tree which is in the Garden?"

17.5 I replied to him and told him: "Yes, we eat all the fruit except for only one tree which is here in the middle of the Garden, for ELOHIM commanded us, 'Do not eat of it, so that you will not die of death."

Temptation of Eve

18.1 Then the serpent told me: "I am distressed for you, for you are like the dumb animals. ELOHIM was jealous of you and he has not permitted you, but I, I do not desire your ignorance. Rather come, eat and you will see the glory which is to be with you."

18.2 However, I told him: "I am afraid of dying, perhaps, as ELOHIM said."

18.3 The serpent, together with Satan, replied and said to me: "What is death and how does one die? Death is life!" I replied to him and told him: "I do not know." He replied to me and told me: "ELOHIM is living, just so that you will not die, but at the moment when you eat your eyes will be opened and you will be instructed, like ELOHIM, about good and evil."

18.4 "ELOHIM knew that you would become like him and ELOHIM was jealous of you. Because of that ELOHIM told you, 'Do not eat of it!'

18.5 "Look at the tree and see the glory around it.' As for me, when I had gone and I had seen its glory around it."

18.6 then I said: "This tree is good and its fruit is well-known in my eyes. However, I am afraid to stretch out my hand and take it. But you, if you are not afraid, bring it out to me and I will eat of it and I will know whether your present words are true or not." The serpent replied to and told me: "Come, open the gate and I will give you of it."

Entrance of the serpent into the Garden

19.1 And when I had gone to open the gate for him and he had entered the Garden, he went forth, and then he stopped a little. I replied to him and said: "Why have you stopped?" But he, my children, began to use trickery with me. He replied to me and told me: "If I have stopped it is because I changed my mind for fear that, perhaps if I should give you of it and you eat it, and your eyes will be opened and you will become like ELOHIM, and you will know good and evil, and you will become prideful and become jealous of Adam and you will not make him eat of it, and he will be like a dumb animal before you, as you were before ELOHIM, because ELOHIM was jealous of you. If you wish it, swear to me truly that, if I make you eat it, you will not be jealous of Adam, your husband, but will make him eat of it and give of it also to him."

19.2 I replied to him and told him: "I do not know any oath, how could I swear to you?" And he told me: "Say: I swear by the plants of the Garden and by the Cherubs upon whom sits the Father and upon which he descends to the Garden, that if I eat and know it all, I will not be jealous but will give of it also to Adam."

19.3 When he had caught me through an oath, he then led me and brought me to the tree and he went forth to the tree. He set the deception in its fruit, that is desire of sins, harlotries, adulteries, greed. He lowered the branches of the tree to the earth. Then I took some of the fruit and I ate.

Eve's recognition of her sin

20.1 At that hour I learned with my eyes that I was naked of the glory I with which I had been clothed. Thenceforth, I began to weep and said:

20.2 "What did you do to me?" But I was no longer mortified about the war which the enemy had made against me; then I learned, thenceforth, that he will lead me to the depths of hell.


20.3 When the devil did this, he descended from the tree and vanished.

20.4 I was searching for leaves to cover.. my nakedness and found none on all the trees, for at the moment at which I had eaten, all the trees of the Garden became leafless, except for the fig-tree

20.5 I took some and made a covering for myself and stood by the tree of which I had eaten, my children. I was afraid because of the oath which I had sworn by the Garden and in which I had said, 'I will make Adam eat of it as well.'

Temptation of Adam

21.1 And I cried out in that very hour: "Adam, Adam, where are you? Rise up, come to me and I will show you a great mystery."

21.2 Then your father Adam came. He had thought thus: that a beast had entered the Garden and he told me: "What are you thinking for and why do you have this fig-leaf on yourself?" But when your father came, I spoke to him words of transgression which have brought us down from our great glory.

21.3 I replied to him and I told him: "Do you wish me to tell you something or not? Until today we were like dumb animals. When I understood that of which the Lord had said to us, 'Do not eat of this' and when I saw its splendor, I took of it and ate of it and I knew good and evil. Now, eat also of it and you will you become like ELOHIM."

21.4a Adam replied to me and told me: "I fear lest ELOHIM be angry with me and tell me, "My commandment which I gave you, you did not keep it!"'

21.4b But I told the father: "On me shall be this blame. If He asks you, say thus: 'This woman whom you have given me is to blame for that; she said: See the flavor of this glory!"

21.5 Then I gave him of it and he ate of it and became like me, and he also took a leaf of the fig tree and covered his nakedness with it.


21.6 And to me he said: "O wicked woman! what have you done to us? You have deprived me of the glory of ELOHIM." Subsequently, he, too, came and took a fig leaf and covered his nakedness.

Encounter with the Serpent
Temptation of Eve
Eve recognizes her sin
Temptation of Adam
The Serpent in the Garden

According to the Jewish Encyclopedia:

Shortly after they sinned, they heard the trumpet-blower (shofar) of Michael ("B. H." ed. Jellinek, ii. 61) summoning the angels. And then the Lord spoke to Adam, saying, "Where are you hiding? Do you think I cannot find you? Can a house hide from its builder? [Targ. Toi. to Gen. iii. 9]. Because you have violated my commandment, I will inflict seventy-two ailments on your body" (Mishna Neg. i. 4). And He said to the woman: "Because you have not obeyed my commandment, I will multiply your pains in childbirth, and in vain you will then confess and cry out: 'Lord, save me, and I will turn no more to the sin of the flesh.' But your desire will be again to your husband". Nor did the serpent escape punishment, for he lost his hands and legs (Gen. R. xx. 5), and a spirit of hostility was established between him and the man until the day of judgment, according to Targ. Yer. Gen. iii. 15.

 

Entry of God into the Garden

22.1 After which we heard that, through an angel, ELOHIM blew the trumpet. He had summoned the angels and told them:

22.2 "Thus says the Lord, come to the Garden and hear the sentence to which we are going to judge them." Adam told me: "We have sinned, for ELOHIM is going to come to judge us." We were afraid and we hid.

22.3 And ELOHIM came to the Garden sitting upon the Cherubs and the angels were singing hymns before him. When he had arrived at the Garden, at once all the trees cast off their its foliage.

22.4  He set up his throne close to the tree of life.

23.1 And ELOHIM summoned Adam and told him: "Adam, Adam, where are you? Are you hiding from me? Or how will a house hide from its builder? Or why have you hidden near the tree of the Garden?"

23.2 Adam replied and said: "No, Lord, it is not that having hidden, I think that you will not find me, but I was afraid, for I am naked and I am ashamed."

23.3 ELOHIM replied to him and told him: "Who told you that you are naked? Have you scorned the commandment which I gave you?"

23.4 Then Adam remembered my words which I had said: "Do not be concerned for the blame for it will lie upon me." And Adam said: "Lord, it is this woman whom you gave to me who deceived me." Then He turned towards me and told me: "What have you done?"

23.5 And I remembered the serpent's word and I said: "It is the serpent who deceived me!"

Judgment of Adam, Eve and the Serpent

24.1 ELOHIM replied to Adam and told him: "Because you hearkened to your wife and disobey my commandment, let the earth be cursed in your deeds.

24.2 "May you work it and it will give you no fruit; it will sprout only thorns and thistles for you. By the sweat of your brow you shall eat bread.

24.3 "May you be with many sighs, labor in labors and you shall have no rest. You shall hunger and you shall not be sated. You shall be affected by bitterness and you shall not taste sweetness; you shall be tormented by heat and will undergo cold; you shall be pauperized and you shall not be enriched; you shall eat and shall not grow fat; you shall warm yourselves with fire, and you shall not be heated. You will ???? to soak yourselves with water and it will draw back.

24.4 "And the beasts over whom you ruled shall rise up against you. You shall be weakened because you have not kept my commandments."

25.1 ELOHIM turned to me and told me: "Why did you hearken to the serpent and abandon my commandments with which I commanded to you? 'Because you obeyed the serpent and transgressed my commandment, you shall suffer torments and pains.

25.2 "You shall bear many children and at the time of birth you shall bring your life to an end and, from your great agonies and pains

25.3 "You shall promise yourself that if you are ever delivered from the agonies, you will never go back to your husband and you will harden your heart in view of the great combat which the serpent instituted with you.

25.4 "For you shall be condemned by your own mouth, since you promised when the pain was acute, "I will never go back to this earth" and then you returned to the same. In pain you shall bear children and in pity you shall return to your husband and he will rule over you'.

26.1 After he had said all this to me, the Lord became very angry at the serpent and said: "Because you did this and became a lyre to lead astray those who were weak of heart, be cursed more than all the animals.

26.2 "May you be withheld from you food which you used to eat and may the soil be to you as food all the days of your life; you shall go on your breast and on your stomach; your hands and your feet will be taken from you.

26.3 "May you have neither ears nor nails and may not even one limb remain for you. Let the precious cross which my Son will take upon the earth condemn you because of the deceit by which you deceived Adam. But may you again be crushed and broken because of the evil of your heart.

26.4 "And I will set enmity between you and the offspring of the woman: she will lay in wait for your head and you will lay in wait for her heel until the day of judgment."
 

Adam's plea for Mercy

27.1 Thus ELOHIM said, and he commanded both of us to be expelled from the Garden.

27.2 Adam besought the angels and told them: "Wait for me to beseech the Lord; who knows, perhaps the Lord will grant me a penitence for that which I have done and I will not go out of the Garden."

27.3 Then the angels waited for us to ask. Adam besought ELOHIM and said: "I beseech you, Lord, pardon me for what I have done."

27.4 Then ELOHIM told the angels: "Why have you ceased from driving Adam from the Garden? Is it I who have done wrong? Or have I judged badly? "

 

27.5 Then the angels fell to the ground and told him, bowing before ELOHIM"You are just, Lord, and you sentence is upright."

 

28.1 ELOHIM turned and told Adam: "You are not to remain in the Garden."

28.2 Adam replied to ELOHIM and told him: "I beseech you, Lord, give me of the tree of life so that I may eat before I have gone forth."

28.3 Then ELOHIM addressed a speech to Adam and told him: "You will not take any of it anymore in your lifetime. I have posted burning Cherubs and a turning sword to keep it from you, lest you should taste it and become immortal and boast saying, 'I shall not die ever'; and you will conduct the fight which the enemy has conducted against you.

28.4 "If you go out of the Garden and guard yourself from every evil, you will die and after death you will arise in the future resurrection. Then, indeed, I will give you of the tree of life and you will be immortal for ever."

Divine Verdict & Judgement
Adam's Plea for Mercy

According to the Jewish Encyclopedia:

However, the heaviest punishment for Adam was his expulsion from the Garden of Eden. All his pleas, as well as those of the angels, to mitigate the punishment only prompted God to make a promise to him, saying: "If after leaving the Garden of Eden you keep yourself from evil until you die, I will raise you up at the time of the resurrection" (an old Haggadic Targum to Gen. III. 17, 22, which is also found in Targ. Yer. i. and Gen. R. xx. 10. 

God's sentence was carried out. Banished from the garden, which was now surrounded by a sea of ice (Book of Enoch, Hebrew version; "B. H." iv. 132), Adam and Eve moved to the east coast of Eden (Gen. R. xxi. 9). No sooner had they emerged from their blissful abode than a paralyzing terror struck them. Unaccustomed to earthly life and unfamiliar with the changes of night and day - in the Garden of Eden an eternal light had surrounded them (Gen. R. xi. 2) - they were terrified when the darkness of night began to fall upon the earth ('Ab. Zarah, 8a), and the intercession of God's Word was needed to explain the new order of things to them. From that moment on, the sufferings of life began; for Adam and Eve were afraid to partake of earthly food, and fasted for the first seven days after their expulsion as prescribed by the Talmudic law before an impending famine (Mishna Ta'anit, i. 6).

 

Expulsion

29.1 When ELOHIM had said that he commanded us to be chased out of the Garden.

29.2 And your father wept before the angels, but they told him: "What is this or what shall we do for you?"

29.3 Then your father replied to them and told them: "Behold, I am going out. Now I beseech you that at the very moment of my leaving the Garden I may take incense from the Garden so that, when I go out, I may offer a sweet odored incense-fragrance and ELOHIM will be willing to hearken to me."

 

29.4 And the angels approached ELOHIM and said: "JAEL, Eternal King, command, my Lord, that there be given to Adam incense of sweet odor from the Garden."


29.5 And ELOHIM commanded it to be so for Adam that he might take sweet spices and seeds for his food.

 

29.6 And as the angels let him go he took four kinds: crocus and nard and calamus and cinnamon and the other seeds for his food: and, after taking these, he went out of the Garden. And we were on the earth.

 

*The following summary of the account of the penitence is found in some Greek manuscripts, most of which omit it entirely. 

 

Discovery of Expulsion

1.1 It came to pass, when Adam went out from the Garden with his wife Eve, they went out at the eastern part of the Garden. And Adam made a hut to live in. They both entered it and resided there for seven days. They both wept with abundant tears for they regretted the residences of the kingdom from which they had been expelled.

2.1 Then, after seven days, they grew hungry and looked for food.

2.2 Eve told Adam: "Adam, my lord, arise and go search for food for me that we may eat, while waiting to try -- who knows -- that for the Lord to accept us and take us back to the same place in the Garden."

3.1 And Adam arose after seven days and went about upon the face of the earth and he did not find any food like that which they used to eat in the Garden. Adam replied to Eve and told her: "We are going to die a death."

3.2 Eve told Adam: "Oh, if I were dead then ELOHIM would have accepted you in the Garden!" Adam replied to Eve and said to her: "Because of us a great anger lies against upon all creatures. However I do not know this: whether it is because of me or because of you." Eve replied to Adam: "My lord, if you think it wise, kill me so that I will be exterminated from the sight of ELOHIM and his angels, so that ELOHIM's anger against you may cease, which happened because of me: and he will bring you back into the Garden.

3.3 Adam replied and told her: "No, no! Do not mention this matter, lest ELOHIM send another judgment upon us because of this killing. For what reason do you call to mind this evil that I could commit murder and impose death upon my rib. How could I lift a hand against the image of ELOHIM which he made? Rather let us repent for forty days so that ELOHIM may have mercy on us and give to us better food than the animals." Then Eve told him: "Arise, let us both seek vegetables."

 

4.1 And they did not find anything tasting like the fruit of the tree which was in the Garden.

4.2 And Eve told him: "ELOHIM created that for the wild-beasts to get their food; but our food was that by which the angels live.

4.3 "Now, come and let us repent in penitence for 40 days, so that ELOHIM may pity us and then give us better food than that of the dumb animals, lest we should become like them."

Penitence and Second Temptation

5.1 Adam replied to Eve and told her: "Explain to me now what penitence you wish to repent, or for how many days will you be able to repent in your penitence, lest, perchance, we make a promise to ELOHIM.

5.2 "And we be unable to fulfill the promise which we will have made to him."

5.3 Eve replied to Adam and she told him: "Tell me about the number of days to me, then; For what period of time will you consider doing penitence -who knows, perhaps I will add more to that - for it is I who have brought these tribulations upon you."

6.1 Adam replied and said to Eve: "You will not be able to add anything to it. On the contrary, hold to the number of days which I will tell you and keep it. And I will do penitence for forty days, and you, do penitence for thirty-four days. Leave me these six days, since were you not created upon the sixth day, when ELOHIM completed the creation of all creatures? Now, You arise and go to the river Tigris; and put a stone under your feet and stay in the water and clothe yourself with it up to your neck. While you pray, beware let no sound come from your mouth, for we are not worthy to open our mouths, for our lips are impure because we transgressed the commandments, concerning the food so as to eat from the tree of the Garden which ELOHIM had forbidden us.

 

6.2 "Rather, be silent, only do penitence in the water for thirty-four days with all your heart and I will do the same in the Jordan river, until ELOHIM hearkens and gives us food."

7.1 Eve went off to the Tigris river and she did as Adam had ordered her.

7.2 But Adam, he remained in the Jordan river and the hair of his head spread out.

8.1 And Adam said: "I tell you, O Jordan, suffer with me and assemble all the dumb- animals which are around you, so that they may come to surround you and bewail me,

8.2 "Not for their own sakes, but for me. Because ELOHIM did not withhold their fodder from them, which ELOHIM gave them from the beginning, but I have been withheld from my means of life and from my food."

8.3 When Adam had said that with bitter tears, all the cattle gathered close to him and stood around him like walls. At the moment when the water of the Jordan had restrained its flow, then Adam raised his voice towards ELOHIM and he varied his tone of voice six times, like the voices of all the angels in all times.

9.1 When the 12 days of his weeping were completed, the devil trembled and changed his shape and his clothes by his artful deceit. He went close to Eve, on the Tigris river, and stood beside the bank.

9.2 He was weeping and had his false tears dripping trickling down on his garment and from his garment down to the ground. Then he told Eve: "Come out of that water where you are and stop your tribulations, for ELOHIM has hearkened to your penitence and to Adam your husband."

9.3 "Moreover, we too have besought favor because of your misfortunes which we have seen.

9.4 "Thus ELOHIM sent me to have you come forth and to give you the food on account of which you repented.

9.5 "Now, come up from there , for I have gone to Adam and he sent me and told me: "Go and speak with Eve, my spouse; bring her back to me.' Come, now, and I will lead you to Adam to the place where he is and where your food also is." And when he said these things, the enemy deceived me a second time. And I came out of the water.

10.1 And Eve came up out of the water and her flesh was withered like rotten vegetables because of the coldness of the water. All the form of her beauty had been destroyed.

10.2 And when she had come up out of the water, she fell on the face of the earth in great weakness and remained lying on the ground without moving for two days. And after two days she arose and the devil led her to where Adam was.

10.3 And as soon as Adam saw Eve and how she was following the devil, he started to weep with burning tears and called out with a great voice and told her: "Where are the commands of repentance which I gave you? How have you been deceived again by him, because of whom we are aliens to our dwellings?"

11.1 When Eve heard that, that it was the devil who had deceived her, she fell down before him and Adam's distress for Eve increased twofold for he saw her lying on the earth like one dead.

11.2 He was sad and said, groaning: "Woe to you who fight against us! What evil have we done to you? For it is because of your calumnies that we went out from the Garden. Is it because we have caused you to be expelled that you are angry against us?

 

11.3 Or is it because of us that you were despoiled of your glory? Or is it, in some way, by our action that you are in such deficiency? Or are we the only creatures of ELOHIM that you fight against us alone?

The Expulsion
Second Temptation

According to the Jewish Encyclopedia:

Humiliated and weakened by hunger and suffering, Adam became aware of the gravity of his sin, for which he was now ready to atone ('Er. 18b, Gen. R. xxii. 13). He fasted for forty days, during which time he submerged himself to his neck in the waters of the river Gihon (Pirḳe R. El. xx.). According to the Vita Adæ et Evæ, Adam stood in the Jordan, a version which may be attributed to the Christian copyists, who, for obvious reasons, wanted to represent Adam as having had his baptism in the Jordan, forgetting that he and Eve themselves declared, to be bathed in the waters of the Tigris.

Humiliated and weakened by hunger and suffering, Adam became aware of the gravity of his sin, for which he was now ready to atone ('Er. 18b, Gen. R. xxii. 13). He fasted for forty days, during which time he submerged himself to his neck in the waters of the river Gihon (Pirḳe R. El. xx.). According to the Vita Adæ et Evæ, Adam stood in the Jordan, a version which may be attributed to the Christian copyists, who, for obvious reasons, wanted to represent Adam as having had his baptism in the Jordan, forgetting that he and Eve themselves declared, to be bathed in the waters of the Tigris.

The Fall of the devil

The Fall of the devil

12.1 the devil began to cry with forced tears and the devil told Adam: "O Adam, all the greed and the anger and all the grief of my heart are directed against you because it was through you that I fell from my dwellings, it was by you that I was alienated from my own throne. My wings were more numerous than those of the Cherubim, and I concealed myself under them. Because of you, now my feet walk on the earth, which I would never have believed."

  • Ezekiel 28:13-15 "You were in Eden, the garden of God; Every precious stone was your covering: The sardius, topaz, and diamond, Beryl, onyx, and jasper, Sapphire, turquoise, and emerald with gold. The workmanship of your timbrels and pipes Was prepared for you on the day you were created. You were the anointed cherub who covers; I established you; You were on the holy mountain of God; You walked back and forth in the midst of fiery stones. You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created, Till iniquity was found in you"

12.2 Adam replied to the devil and told him:

12.3 "What is my fault, by which I have done all that to you?"

13.1 The devil replied to him and told him: "You did nothing to me, but it is because of you that I have fallen upon the earth."

13.2 "The very day when you were created, on that day, I fell from before the face of ELOHIM, because when ELOHIM breathed a spirit onto your face, you had the image and likeness of the divinity. And then Michael came; he presented you and made you bend down before ELOHIM. And ELOHIM told Michael, "I have created Adam according to my image and my divinity."

14.1 "Then Michael came; he summoned all the troops of angels and told them, "Bow down before the likeness and the image of the divinity."

14.2 And then, when Michael summoned them and all had bowed down to you, he summoned me also.

14.3 And I told him: "Go away from me, for I shall not bow down to him who is younger than me. Why is it proper for me to bow down to him? indeed, I am master prior to him and it is proper for him to bow down to me.

15.1 "The six classes of other angels heard that and my speech pleased them and they did not bow down to you.

16.1 "Then ELOHIM became angry with us and commanded us, them and me, to be cast down from our dwellings to the earth. As for you, he commanded you to dwell in the Garden.

16.2 "When I had realized that I had fallen by your power that I was in distress and you were in rest,

16.3 "then I aimed at hunting you so that I might alienate you from the Garden of Delights, just as I had been alienated because of you.

17.1 When Adam heard that, he cried in a loud voice and said: "Lord, my life is in your hands. Make this enemy distant from me, who desires to lead me astray and seeks to destroy my race. It is by him that Eve has been lost."

17.2 At that moment, Beliar became invisible.

17.3 As for Adam, he remained in the water and did repentance. But Eve had fallen upon the earth like one dead. Then she stood up from the earth.

Separation of Adam and Eve

18.1 and I told Adam: "Be saved, Adam, for you did not join me in the transgression of the commandments, neither in the first instance nor in the second. But the word of ELOHIM will prevail against me." And Eve said to him: "Behold, I shall so leave in the direction of the setting sun and I will eat grass like a dumb-animal until I die, for by no means am I worthy of having a part in the food of the living."

 

18.2 Then Eve went away in the direction of the setting sun and she remained there in mourning and moaning.

 

18.3 And after these days, she made for herself a hut in the direction of the setting sun. Now she had conceived three months before, and Cain was in her womb.

 

19.1 When the days of her parturition arrived, then she started to tremble: "she wailed towards ELOHIM in a loud voice and said:

 

19.2 "Where is Adam so that he can console me in my present pain, or who will relate my sufferings to him? Is there none among the birds, who would go to him and tell him, 'Come, help Eve, your spouse.' I beg of you, all you races of heaven, and when you go to the east, relate my present sufferings to my lord."

 

20.1a Then Adam heard in the river Jordan her crying of tears and misfortunes.

 

20.1b Then ELOHIM hearkened to Adam's prayer and sent him the angel Michael who brought him a seeds, sealed with the divine seal, destined to be brought to Adam. Then he taught him sowing and the work related to it, so that thus they might be saved, they and all their descendants.

 

20.1c And when Adam had heard the prayer of Eve and the wailing of her tears from the west, Adam recognized her voice and said in his heart: "This is the voice of my rib, the voice of my SHEEP; I will arise and I will see why she cries. Is it that the serpent is attacking her again?"

 

20.2 Adam arose and followed her footsteps. And he came close to her, in the part of the West where Eve was, and when Eve saw Adam, she was crying with abundant tears and said: "My lord, Adam, have you not heard the sound of my tears? For, today, it is 9 days, day and night, that there has been this crying of mine towards you. Is it that the generations of the east have not informed you when they arose? And have not the birds of the heavens and the beasts of the earth informed you, for I begged them all that they tell you about it. Arise, entreat your Creator to have pity, so that ELOHIM may answer your prayer and deliver me from my sufferings or, if it seems fitting to Him, send death to me or, by your prayers, liberate me from my torments."

 

20.3 Adam prayed and spoke a plea to ELOHIM on her behalf and the Lord hearkened to him.

 

21.1 And behold, 12 angels and two powers came from heaven. And they came to the place where Eve was.

 

21.2 One of the powers came, touched Eve's face and her breast, and told Eve: "Blessed are you, Eve, because of Adam, elect one and servant of ELOHIM, for his prayers are great before ELOHIM and, because of him, ELOHIM will deliver you. If you had not been brought help because of him, you would have conceived such a thorn that you could not have rescued yourself from your sufferings. Rise up now and prepare yourself to give birth to a child."

 

21.3a Eve arose as the angel had instructed her: she gave birth to an child and his color was like that of the stars. He fell into the hands of the midwife and at once he began to pluck up the grass, for in his mother's hut grass was planted.

 

21.3b The midwife replied to him and told him: "ELOHIM is just that he did not at all leave you in my hands. For, you are Cain, the perverse one, killer of the good, for you are the one who plucks up the fruit-bearing tree, and not him who plants it. You are the bearer of bitterness and not of sweetness."

 

21.3c And the power told Adam: "Remain by Eve until she has done with the infant what I have taught her."

 

 

Death of Adam

30.1 "Now, therefore, my children I have taught you the whole way in which we were tricked and I beseech you to watch yourselves and not to stop doing good."

31.1 That, then, is what Eve said in the midst of her children when Adam was lying ill. And on the second day his soul was about to go out of his body. Eve told Adam:

31.2 "Why are you alone dying and I am alive? Or, how long shall I exist? Or, what will become of me after your death? Let me know about me that."

31.3 Then Adam told Eve: "Be not concerned, whatever you have done. If we must both die, you too will be set near me. And if I am to die alone, do not move me from my place until ELOHIM gives you an command about me,

31.4 "for the Lord will not forget me, but rather he will seek out the vessel which he has made. Arise and pray a prayer to ELOHIM that my soul be commended into the hands of my Creator. For I do not know how I am going to reach the Creator of all, or whether he is angry with me or whether he will accept me."

Eve's Confession

32.1 Then Eve arose and went out from Adam's place. She did penitence and said:

32.2 "I have sinned against you, ELOHIM; I have sinned against you and I have sinned before you. I have sinned before your elect angels. I have sinned before the Cherubs. I have sinned before the altar of your holiness. I have sinned before the generations of the heavens. I have sinned before the birds of heavens. I have sinned before the beasts of the earth. I have sinned against you, ELOHIM, by all my greed, among all your creatures. I beseech you all, you creatures of heaven and earth, beseech the Lord of all for me."

32.3 While Eve was on her knees to pray, suddenly Michael came, the angel of mankind, he stood and raised Eve up, and told her:

 

32.4 "Arise from that penitence, for Adam your husband has gone forth from the body. Arise and see his soul, how his Creator has already got it.

Separation of Adam & Eve
Death of Adam
Eve's Confession

Selon la Jewish Encyclopedia: 

Trois jours après la mort d’Adam (Gen. R. vii), qui a eu lieu, comme dans le cas de Moïse et Aaron, en présence de nombreux anges et même en présence du Seigneur, son âme fut remis par Dieu à Michael, qui lui a attribué une demeure dans le troisième ciel (Ḥag. 12b) jusqu’au jour de la résurrection. Son corps fut enterré avec des honneurs exceptionnels; les quatre archanges, Michael, Gabriel, Uriel, et Raphaël (dans l’ordre exact de l’énumération donnée par la Haggadah; voir Kohut, "Angelologie," p. 25), l'ont enterré dans le voisinage du jardin, l’endroit précis étant Hébron près de Jérusalem (Pirḳe R. El. xii. et xx.).

Quelques jours après l’enterrement d’Adam par les vertus, Eve sentit que sa fin approchait. Elle appela ses enfants et leur ordonna d’écrire les noms des deux premiers êtres humains sur deux plaques d’argile et de pierre, car elle avait appris de Michael que Dieu avait décidé d’apporter un déluge et un feu destructeur sur la terre et que seules ces dalles échapperaient à la destruction (Josèphe, "Ant." i. 2, § 3). Eve est décédée après un lapse de six jours, c’est-à-dire après la semaine de deuil d’Adam. Eve fut enterrée par les anges aux côtés d’Adam, et les anges ordonnèrent à Seth de ne pas pleurer plus de six jours, et de se reposer et de se réjouir le septième jour, car ce même jour Dieu et les anges recevraient dans la joie l’âme qui est soulevée au-dessus de toute matière terrestre (Sanh. 65b), et, en outre, le repos au septième jour devait être le symbole de la résurrection dans les âges futurs (Sanh. 97a).

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Angelic Liturgy

33.1 Eve arose and put her hand on her face and the angel went up again, and he told Eve: "Raise you eyes and abandon earthly concerns."

33.2 As for Eve, when she had raised her eyes towards the heavens, she saw chariots of fire and a light which went up, borne by four winds: they were so resplendent that no word could express it, and it was impossible to sound them out, neither from the front nor from the back. And angels were proceeding before these chariots.

33.3 And when they had arrived at the place where the father was, the chariot stopped and the Seraphs stood between him and the chariots.

33.4 And I, Eve, saw three gold censers, and three cups and three angels come quickly upon the altar. These angels took a burning coal and put it in the censer and set the censer upon the altar. And while they blew, the smoke went up and veiled the firmaments of the heavens.

33.5 the angels were praising ELOHIM, they were bowing before him, crying out and saying: "God, forgive Adam for he is your image and the work of your hands: he is your creature."

34.1 And then I Eve beheld two great and fearful mysteries prostrated in fear before the presence of ELOHIM and I wept for fear, and I cried aloud to my son Seth and said:

34.2 "Rise from near your father's body, come towards me and see that which your eyes have not seen, concerning Adam your father." 

35.1 Then Seth arose and went close to his mother Eve and told her: "Why are you weeping?

35.2 "Raise your eyes and see the seven firmaments open and see the likeness of the father Adam, as he lies before ELOHIM and all the angels are beseeching him and saying, 'ELOHIM, forgive Adam, for he is your image and your likeness, because it is you who have created him."

35.3 "Pray, my child Seth, what shall this mean? 

35.4 "Do they deliver the blood of my spouse to these nations, for they were before ELOHIM?" But who are, my son Seth, the two nations who stand by at the prayers for your father?"

 

36.1 Seth replied to Eve and told her: "No, mother, did you not recognize those whom you called Indians in these colors of blood?" Eve replied to him and told him: "I do not know them, my son." Seth replied to her and told her: "These are the sun and the moon: they are prostrated and they are beseeching for Adam, my father."

36.2 "Where is the light of the sun, for it is no more with it, or why is it darkened thus?"

36.3 And Seth answered her: "The light has not left them, but they cannot shine before the Light of all things, the Father of Light; and on this account their light has been hidden."

Assumption of Adam to Paradise

37.1 As Seth was telling that to Eve, at once a great angel blew the trumpet and all the angels who were prostrated on their faces stood up again. They besought Adam and cried out in a loud voice, and said:

37.2 "Blessed is ELOHIM, by all blessing. You pardoned the protoplast."

37.3 And when the angels had said these words, one of the six-winged Seraphs was sent towards him Adam. He took Adam to the lake of Acheron, and he dipped him in it three times. Then he led him back before ELOHIM.

37.4 And Adam remained prostrate on his face for 3 hours. And after that, ELOHIM stretched out his hand from his Throne, raised Adam up and gave him to Michael, and he told him:

 

37.5 "Take him to the third heaven, to Paradise, and set him before the altar until the day of the "Oikonomia" which I contemplate concerning all the fleshly beings with my well beloved Son."

37.6 Then Michael took Adam to the place which ELOHIM had commanded and all the angels were chanting angelic psalms. They were praising this wonder: the forgiveness of Adam and the promise of a future life.

Adam and Abel's Funerary Rites

38.1 But after this joyous event of Adam, the archangel Michael cried to the Father concerning Adam.

38.2 And ELOHIM commanded that the trumpet be sounded and that all the angels assemble before ELOHIM, each one in his rank: those who held a censer; those who held a psaltery; and those who sounded the trumpet.

38.3 And behold, The Lord of Hosts (The Word) entered and four winds drew Him and cherubim mounted on the winds and the angels from heaven escorting Him and they came on the earth, where was the body of Adam.

38.4 And The Lord of Hosts (The Word) first reached his Garden, and the flowers of the Garden, with their sweet odors, were moved at the sweet odor of the glorious ELOHIM. All the children of Adam were breathless, except only for Seth, for he was son of the greatness of ELOHIM.

39.1 And when the The Lord of Hosts (The Word) had come to the body of Adam which had fallen in the earth, the Lord was sorrowful for him and told him in a sad voice: "If you had kept my commandments, you would not have fallen in that place and your enemy would not have been able to see that he had caused you to be expelled in that place.

39.2 "But I will change his joy into sorrow and I will lead you back towards this realm and I will set you upon your enemy's throne, where he was seated, close by the place where his rebellion was discovered.

39.3 "He will fall in the place where you are and he will see you in that other place sitting upon a throne."

40.1 And after that, The Lord of Hosts (The Word) gave an command to Michael who took Adam back to Paradise, which is in the third heaven: "Go away to Paradise in the third heaven, and carry away three fine linen clothes."

 

40.2 They seized three folded shrouds of cloth and The Lord of Hosts (The Word) told Michael and Gabriel: "Unfold these shrouds and envelop Adam's body and take the ointment from the olive tree and pour it upon him." And three angels dressed him in it and when they had dressed Adam's body in it. And the three great angels prepared him for burial.

40.3 The Lord of Hosts (The Word) told them: "Take Abel's body as well, seize other shrouds and dress him in them also."

40.4 For he had remained lying naked since the day when wicked Cain killed him. And he wished to bury him in the earth and he was unable to do so, because his body came back out of the earth. For a voice made itself heard from heaven and said to him:

40.5a "He will not be able to be buried in the earth before he who was created first has returned to the earth from which he was created."

40.5b Then he took it to a rock and it remained spread out there until the death of Adam. Thus the angels took him and dressed him like his father.

40.6  The Lord of Hosts (The Word) commanded that both of them should be taken up to the Garden, on the eastern part, in the place from which ELOHIM had taken some soil and created Adam. And The Lord of Hosts (The Word) commanded Michael to dig.

40.7 And The Lord of Hosts (The Word) sent seven angels to Paradise: they gathered much incense from Paradise and they brought them to them. Then they took both bodies, put them into the grave and covered them with earth.

41.1 Then The Lord of Hosts (The Word) turned and called Adam. Adam's body answered him from the soil and said, "Here I am, Lord."

41.2 And the Lord told him: "Behold, as I told you, you are soil and you have returned to the soil.

41.3 "But I will raise you up in the resurrection which I have promised you, at the time of resurrection."

42.1 Then, after that, The Lord of Hosts (The Word) took the triangular seal and sealed the tomb of Adam and he said, "Let no person touch it during these six days, until your rib returns to you.

42.2 Then, at that time, The Lord of Hosts (The Word) ascended to the heavens with his angels, Seraphs and chariot of light, each to his station.

Eve's Prayer to Join Adam 

42.3 But Eve grew numb when she saw all that. Eve wept and wished to see where they had put Adam, for she did not know. When The Lord of Hosts (The Word) had descended upon the earth, the sweet odor of all the trees of the Garden did not ... because of his sweet odor all had grown numb. Until the wrapping and the burial of Adam, nobody understood anything except Seth.

 

42.4 Then Eve begged and wept so that ELOHIM might lead her off, show her the place where they had put Adam. And when she had completed her prayer, she said:

42.5 "Lord, do not alienate me from Adam's place.

42.6 "But command me, me also, to be with him, as we both were in the Garden, inseparable from one another.

42.7 "Just as in our transgression, we were (both) led astray and transgressed your command, but were not separated, even so now, Ô Lord, do not separate us.

42.8 "Do not separate us in our death, but place me where you have placed him." And after this prayer she gave up her soul.

Eve's Funeral and Epilogue

43.1 And the angel Michael came and taught Seth how to dress Eve. Three angels came and took Eve's body and placed it where they had placed Adam's body.

43.2 And after that, the angel Michael told him: "Thus dress every dead person who dies, until the death of all human beings."

 

43.3 When he had taught Seth all that, he ascended to the uppermost heaven, far from Seth, and he told him: "Do not mourn for the dead more than six days and on the seventh day rejoice, for on that day ELOHIM rested from all his works which the Lord had made."

 

43.4 To him is glory and honor and adoration, with the Father and the Holy Spirit, now and for ever and for ever and ever. Amen.

Angelic Liturgy
Assumption of Adam
Funerary Rites
Prayer and death of Eve
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