us and what you have seen yourselves. If the Lord judges our race by2 water, the clay tablets will become mud,1 but the stone ones will be preserved; but if he judges our race by fire, then the stone tablets will be shattered,1 but the clay ones baked hard. When Eve had said3 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.
LI. When they had been mourning four days the archangel Michael appeared and said to Seth, Man of God, never mourn for2 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 seventh day the Lord rested from all his works. Then Seth made3 the tablets.1
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.]____________________