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The First Book of Adam and Eve

by Rutherford Platt

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Prologue

Chapter I - The crystal sea, God commands Adam, expelled from Eden, to

live in the Cave of Treasures.

Chapter II - Adam and Eve faint when they leave the Garden. God sends

His Word to encourage them.

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

Chapter IV - Adam mourns over the changed conditions. Adam and Eve

enter the Cave of Treasures.

Chapter V - Eve makes a noble and emotional intercession, taking the

blame on herself.

Chapter VI - God's reprimand to Adam and Eve in which he points out how

and why they sinned.

Chapter VII - The beasts are appeased.

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

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

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

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

Chapter XII - How darkness came between Adam and Eve.

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

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

Chapter XV - Adam and Eve grieve over the suffering of God to save them

from their sins.

Chapter XVI - The first sunrise. Adam and Eve think it is a fire

coming to burn them.

Chapter XVII - The Chapter of the Serpent.

Chapter XVIII - The mortalcombat with the serpent.

Chapter XIX - Beasts made subject to Adam.

Chapter XX - Adam wishes to protect Eve.

Chapter XXI - Adam and Eve attempt suicide.

Chapter XXII - Adam in a gracious mood.

Chapter XXIII - Adam and Eve strengthen themselves and make the first

altar ever built.

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

Chapter XXV - God represented as merciful and loving. The establishing

of worship.

Chapter XXVI - A beautiful prophecy of eternal life and joy (v. 15).

The fall of night.

Chapter XXVII - The second tempting of Adam and Eve. The devil takes

on the form of a beguiling light.

Chapter XXVIII - The Devil pretends to lead Adam and Eve to the water

to bathe.

Chapter XXIX - God tells Adam of the Devil's purpose. (v. 4).

Chapter XXX - Adam receives the first worldly goods.

Chapter XXXI - They make themselves more comfortable in the Cave of

Treasures on the third day.

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

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

Chapter XXXIV - Adam recalls the creation of Eve. He eloquently

appeals for food and drink.

Chapter XXXV - God's reply.

Chapter XXXVI - Figs.

Chapter XXXVII - Forty-three days of penance do not redeem one hour of

sin (v. 6).

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

Chapter XXXIX - Adam is cautious--but too late.

Chapter XL - The first Human hunger.

Chapter XLI - The first Human thirst.

Chapter XLII - A promise of the Water of Life. The third prophecy of

the coming of Christ.

Chapter XLIII - The Devil attempts arson.

Chapter XLIV - The power of fire over man.

Chapter XLV - Why Satan didn't fulfil his promises. Description of

hell.

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

."

Chapter XLVII - The Devil's own Scheming.

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

Chapter XLIX - The first prophecy of the Resurrection.

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

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

Chapter LII - Adam and Eve sew the first shirt.

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

Chapter LIV - Adam and Eve go exploring.

Chapter LV - The Conflict between God and Satan.

Chapter LVI - A chapter of divine comfort.

Chapter LVII - "Therefore I fell. . . . "

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

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

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

rest."

Chapter LXI - They begin to follow Satan.

Chapter LXII - Two fruit trees.

Chapter LXIII - The first joy of trees.

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

Chapter LXV - Adam and Eve acquiredigestive organs. Final hope of

returning to the Garden is lost.

Chapter LXVI - Adam does his first day's work.

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

Chapter LXVIII - How destruction and trouble is of Satan when he is the

master. Adam and Eve establish the custom of worship.

Chapter LXIX - Twelfth apparition of Satan to Adam and Eve, while Adam

was praying over the offering on the altar; when Satan beat him.

Chapter LXX - Thirteenth apparition of Satan, to trick Adam into

marrying Eve.

Chapter LXXI - Adam is troubled by the thought of marrying Eve.Chapter

Chapter LXXII - Adam's heart is set on fire. Satan appears as beautiful

maidens.

Chapter LXXIII - The marriage of Adam and Eve.

Chapter LXXIV - The birth of Cain and Luluwa. Why they received those

names.

Chapter LXXV - The family revisits the Cave of Treasures. Birth of

Abel and Aklia.

Chapter LXXVI - Cain becomes jealous of Abel because of his sisters.

Chapter LXXVII - Cain, 15 years old, and Abel 12 years old, grow apart.

Chapter LXXVIII - Jealousy overcomes Cain. He makes trouble in the

family. How the first murder was planned.

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.

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 historicalallusion 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.


生词表:
  • crystal [´kristəl] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.水晶 a.水晶的   (初中英语单词)
  • encourage [in´kʌridʒ] 移动到这儿单词发声  vt.鼓励;怂勇;促进   (初中英语单词)
  • emotional [i´məuʃənəl] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.易动感情的;情感的   (初中英语单词)
  • glorious [´glɔ:riəs] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.光荣的;辉煌的   (初中英语单词)
  • grieve [gri:v] 移动到这儿单词发声  v.&n.(使)悲痛;哀悼   (初中英语单词)
  • suffering [´sʌfəriŋ] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.痛苦;灾害   (初中英语单词)
  • gracious [´greiʃəs] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.和蔼可亲的;任慈的   (初中英语单词)
  • strengthen [´streŋθən, ´strenθən] 移动到这儿单词发声  vt.加强 vi.变强   (初中英语单词)
  • eternal [i´tə:nəl] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.永远的;永恒的   (初中英语单词)
  • creation [kri´eiʃən] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.创作;作品;创造   (初中英语单词)
  • fulfil [ful´fil] 移动到这儿单词发声  vt.履行;完成;执行   (初中英语单词)
  • description [di´skripʃən] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.描写   (初中英语单词)
  • western [´westən] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.西的;西方的   (初中英语单词)
  • conflict [´kɔnflikt, kən´flikt] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.&vi.战斗;抵触   (初中英语单词)
  • divine [di´vain] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.神圣的 v.预言   (初中英语单词)
  • sunset [´sʌnset] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.日落;晚霞   (初中英语单词)
  • acquire [ə´kwaiə] 移动到这儿单词发声  vt.求得,获得,学得   (初中英语单词)
  • destruction [di´strʌkʃən] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.破坏,毁灭   (初中英语单词)
  • jealous [´dʒeləs] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.妒忌的   (初中英语单词)
  • wicked [´wikid] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.邪恶的;不道德的   (初中英语单词)
  • conclusion [kən´klu:ʒən] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.结束;结论;推论   (初中英语单词)
  • account [ə´kaunt] 移动到这儿单词发声  vi.说明 vt.认为 n.帐目   (初中英语单词)
  • generation [,dʒenə´reiʃən] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.发生;世代;同龄人   (初中英语单词)
  • writing [´raitiŋ] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.书写;写作;书法   (初中英语单词)
  • reference [´refərəns] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.参考;参照;出处   (初中英语单词)
  • christ [kraist] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.基督 int.天啊!   (初中英语单词)
  • literature [´litərətʃə] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.文学;文献;著作   (初中英语单词)
  • wisdom [´wizdəm] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.智慧,聪明,才智   (初中英语单词)
  • egyptian [i´dʒipʃən] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.埃及人a.埃及的   (初中英语单词)
  • unlike [,ʌn´laik] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.不同的 prep.不象…   (初中英语单词)
  • delicious [di´liʃəs] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.美味的,可口的   (初中英语单词)
  • knowing [´nəuiŋ] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.会意的,心照不宣的   (初中英语单词)
  • opening [´əupəniŋ] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.开放;开端 a.开始的   (初中英语单词)
  • therefore [´ðeəfɔ:] 移动到这儿单词发声  ad.&conj.因此;所以   (初中英语单词)
  • spoken [´spəukən] 移动到这儿单词发声  speak的过去分词   (初中英语单词)
  • concerning [kən´sə:niŋ] 移动到这儿单词发声  prep.关于   (高中英语单词)
  • recollection [,rekə´lekʃən] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.回忆;追想;记忆力   (高中英语单词)
  • sunrise [´sʌnraiz] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.日出,黎明   (高中英语单词)
  • mortal [´mɔ:tl] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.致命的 n.凡人   (高中英语单词)
  • combat [´kɔmbæt] 移动到这儿单词发声  v.&n.斗争;战斗;争斗   (高中英语单词)
  • prophecy [´prɔfisi] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.预言(能力)   (高中英语单词)
  • loving [´lʌviŋ] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.爱的,有爱情的   (高中英语单词)
  • redeem [ri´di:m] 移动到这儿单词发声  vt.买回;偿还;履行   (高中英语单词)
  • earthly [´ə:θli] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.地球的;世俗的   (高中英语单词)
  • offering [´ɔfəriŋ] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.提供;礼物;捐献   (高中英语单词)
  • jealousy [´dʒeləsi] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.妒忌;猜忌   (高中英语单词)
  • tragic [´trædʒik] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.悲剧的;悲惨的   (高中英语单词)
  • historical [his´tɔrikəl] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.历史(上)的   (高中英语单词)
  • decided [di´saidid] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.明显的;决定的   (高中英语单词)
  • translation [træns´leiʃən, trænz-] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.翻译;译文;译本   (高中英语单词)
  • repent [ri´pent] 移动到这儿单词发声  v.后悔;悔改;悔悟   (高中英语单词)
  • northward [´nɔ:θwəd] 移动到这儿单词发声  ad.&a.向北(的) n.北   (高中英语单词)
  • prophesy [´prɔfisai] 移动到这儿单词发声  v.预言;预示   (英语四级单词)
  • tempting [´temptiŋ] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.引诱人的,吸引人的   (英语四级单词)
  • worldly [´wə:ldli] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.现世的;世俗的   (英语四级单词)
  • partake [pɑ:´teik] 移动到这儿单词发声  v.参与;分享;同吃   (英语四级单词)
  • astray [ə´strei] 移动到这儿单词发声  ad.&a.在歧途上(的)   (英语四级单词)
  • version [´və:ʃən, ´və:rʒən] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.翻译;说明;译本   (英语四级单词)
  • allusion [ə´lu:ʒən] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.暗指;提及;引喻   (英语四级单词)
  • eastward [´i:stwəd] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.&ad.向东(的)   (英语四级单词)
  • righteous [´raitʃəs] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.正直的;正当的   (英语四级单词)
  • wherefore [´weəfɔ:] 移动到这儿单词发声  ad.为什么;因此   (英语四级单词)
  • consolation [,kɔnsə´leiʃən] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.安慰,慰问   (英语四级单词)
  • covenant [´kʌvənənt] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.盟约,契约 v.订盟约   (英语四级单词)
  • taking [´teikiŋ] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.迷人的 n.捕获物   (英语六级单词)
  • merciful [´mə:sifəl] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.仁慈的;宽大的   (英语六级单词)
  • penance [´penəns] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.悔过;(赎罪的)苦行   (英语六级单词)
  • apparition [,æpə´riʃən] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.(幽灵)出现;鬼;幻影   (英语六级单词)
  • digestive [di´dʒestiv] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.消化的,易消化的   (英语六级单词)
  • stigma [´stigmə] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.耻辱;污名   (英语六级单词)
  • insight [´insait] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.洞悉;洞察力;见识   (英语六级单词)
  • cherub [´tʃerəb] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.小天使   (英语六级单词)

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