water, the clay tablets will become mud, but the stone ones will be
preserved; but if he judges our race by fire, then the stone tablets
| us and what you have seen yourselves. If the Lord judges our race by||2|
this to her children, she spread out her hands to heaven in prayer,
and bent her knees to the earth; and while she was worshipping the
Lord and giving him thanks she breathed her last. And afterwards
all her children buried her with loud lamentation.
| will be shattered, but the clay ones baked hard. When Eve had said||3|
LI. When they had been mourning four days the archangel
your dead more than six days, because on the seventh day is the
sign of the resurrection and the rest of the age to come, for on the
| Michael appeared and said to Seth, Man of God, never mourn for||2|
| seventh day the Lord rested from all his works. Then Seth made||3|
EVE'S ACCOUNT OF THE FALL FROM THE APOCALYPSE OF MOSES XV-XXX
[As noted above (p. 142, n. 6) this account corresponds to the short speech
of Eve to 'all her sons and daughters' in Life xlix. 1-1.2, though it differs in
that (1) it is placed in the Apocalypse bfore and not after the death of
Adam, and (2) it is very much more elaborate. In fact, it incorporates the
only considerable body of matter contained in the Apocalypse that is not
also contained in some form in the Life. It is printed partly for this reason,
and partly on account of its intrinsic interest.]____________________
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Book title: The Apocryphal Old Testament.
Contributors: H. F. D. Sparks - Editor.
Publisher: Clarendon Press.
Place of publication: Oxford.
Publication year: 1984.
Page number: 161.
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