The Conflict of Adam and Eve with Satan is a 6th century Christian extracanonical work found . The First Book of Adam and Eve and the Second Book of Adam and Eve, Malan's translation as modernized by Dennis Hawkins: From Project. The Forgotten Books of Eden, by Rutherford H. Platt, Jr., , at sacred-texts. com That the Adam and Eve story pervaded the thoughts of ancient writers is. Answer: The Book of Adam and Eve, also called The Contradiction of Adam and Eve or The Conflict of Adam and Eve with Satan, is supposedly a written history.
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Project Gutenberg's First Book of Adam and Eve, by Rutherford Platt This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions. Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Edward Hammond has a Doctor of Theology and has appeared on television and radio speaking about his area of. The Books of Adam and Eve. From VITA ADAE ET EVAE and Apocalypse of MOSES. From The Apocrypha and Pseudeipgrapha of the Old Testament by R. H.
I know not what may come over me from it. And what shall I desire and ask of you, O God, when it is gone? And why didn't you have this fear before you transgressed? Eve also took her fig, and put it on the incense. There we will pray to God, and ask Him to give us some of the Water of Life to drink.
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. Give me of the Water of Life that I may drink of it and live. And that shall be when the end of the world is come.
It was noon-day; and when they drew near to the cave, they saw a large fire by it. This is believed to be a reference to the cross whereby Christ bled profusely above the people below. Its exact location is not precisely known, but the Church of the Holy Sepulcher is believed to have been constructed on this hill.
John 6: And Adam said to Eve, "What is that fire by our cave? We have done nothing in it to cause this fire. As to this fire, we have never known anything like it, neither do we know what to call it. 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.
And who knows but that the darkness of that land may be far greater than the darkness of this land? 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? Where shall we find Him, that He may think of us, as regards the covenant He has made on our behalf?
And they kept looking, He and Eve, towards the cave, and at the fire that flared up around it. 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.
That was the forty-fifth day. But the angel of the Lord was guarding it. But I have had patience with you, until the end of the world. 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. And they were afraid. 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. How different the flame and heat thereof are from the garden of delights and the good things in it! 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. Or that he loved you and wished to raise you on high? 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.
Then He will make a way for you, and you shall have rest. Exodus Leave us not to be consumed and plagued by this burning fire; neither require us for having transgressed Your commandment.
But the wounds remained on their bodies.
If not, wouldn't he have destroyed you? 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. 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. Reference chapter L whereby Adam and Eve seek garments with which to cover their nakedness..
So Adam said to Eve: Is not our deliverance long and far off, unless God come, and in mercy to us fulfil His promise? For it was in their thoughts, that they never should enter it, when they saw the fire around it. After the sun had set, they went out of it. This was the forty-seventh day after they came out of the garden. And when you have hurled it, get away from there quickly. And so it was by God's order. 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.
And why has this rock spread itself over us like a tent? Or will He close the earth over us? And Adam stood praying like that until the morning. 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. 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.
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. But, O Adam, I will not bring you from under this rock until three days and three nights have passed. Their flesh was dried up, and their eyes and hearts were troubled from crying and sorrow. Let us go and do some work for our bodies.
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. 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. At this time, the garments that the Lord had given them in Genesis 3: But as they got closer to him they were afraid of him, and of his hideous look.
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? 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. Just as the owners of these skins have died and have wasted away, so also shall we die and pass away.
And the angel said to Adam, "Go forth, and bring some palm-thorns. And he took the thorns and stuck them into the skins, before their eyes. And they ceased not from prayer the whole of that night. And why have you left of thine own accord the eastern border, in which was your living place? 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.
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. 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. And they began to go up that border until they came to the eastern border beyond which there was no more land. And the cherub turned around, as if to put them to death; according to the commandment God had given him.
For he was afraid that God would destroy him if they went into the garden without His order. But when he raised it over Adam and Eve, the flame of the sword did not flash forth. And the cherub stood wondering. They were divided between joy and sorrow. 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. 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. 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. But we would not, and we did not take his advice.
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. For if he had remained in heaven, nothing, not even one angel would have remained in it. And death, which God brought to him, he has also brought to you, O Adam, because you obeyed him, and trespassed against God.
But, O Adam, he will not fulfil even one of the things he told you. There the angels began to comfort and to strengthen them, and then departed from them towards heaven, to their Creator, who had sent them.
He then called to Adam, and said, "O Adam, come, let me speak to you. 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.
Or can you clothe me in the same bright nature in which God had clothed me? Where is that slick speech of yours that you had with us at first, when we were in the garden? Of course not.
For I myself have never even thought of obtaining what I promised. Neither will there be any deliverance from my hands until the day promised you by your God. And I, O Adam, shall set you on fire when you come into the cave to live there. Did he really then become king over us? This happened about sunset, on the fifty-third day after they had come out of the garden.
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. 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.
Where is this love for you? And where is the gift he promised? Then would you have rest from the trouble in which you are now. They were fallen down in the cave; yet what speech escaped from their mouths, was only in praises. I am flesh and bones like you; and at first I was a creature that God created. And look, they are in suffering until this day, the eightieth. For they are now in great misery; and lie helpless from hunger.
But grieve not over them, nor repent of that which has come over them. Send Your angels to bring them. But I have chosen you, because they are your offspring and are like you, and they will listen to what you say. Come, come with me, to a place of rest. 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.
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. 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.
And when you come out, go towards the eastern gate of the garden.
And they returned towards the cave. This happened in the evening of the thirty-ninth day. But they watched the whole of that night praying, until morning. He also had in his thoughts to destroy them. For Satan had buried them on the eastern side of it.
Whereas I had in mind, when I buried them, to destroy them entirely, and to hide them forever. 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?
But if we should not find the two figs in it, then it cannot be our cave. It seems to me these two fig trees are the two figs that were in the cave. 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. 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.
But I have not given him power over you. But do not eat any of their fruit or come near them. For Your power can make rocks to become trees, and trees to become rocks.
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 Adam and Eve stood up and prayed during the setting sun. 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.
But God had put into them a mixture as of savory bread and blood. Then they put aside what was left; but by the power of God, the figs became whole again, because God blessed them. And this was the end of the eighty-third day.
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. 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?
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. 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. 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.
That night Adam and Eve spent in the cave, where they slept heavily by reason of the food they had eaten. But now let us also ask Him to give us a drink of water.
And they stood on the bank, and prayed to God that He would command them to drink of the water. Take some and drink it, you and Eve, then give thanks and praise. 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. And they placed them there so that if their descendants came there, they would see the wonderful things God had done for them.
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. 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. So they readied themselves, and began to pull up the wheat by hand, until it was all 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.
So shall we be rid of them. It seems to me that Satan has burnt up the wheat. 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.
Then he fled with his hosts, and left them. 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. 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.
And the angels commanded them to eat of the manna when they were hungry. 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.
And the angel did so, as God had commanded him, and offered it to them. 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. 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.
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. And Satan fled. And there she stayed, crying over him; while a stream of blood flowed from Adam's side over his offering.
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.
This completed for Adam and Eve, one hundred and forty days since their coming out of the garden. 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. It was Satan's doing, in his wickedness; in order to wage war against Adam through marriage. For he did not know it was Satan; therefore he received them with joy and consorted with them.
Look, God has sent us to you to tell you something. But if you will not accept it, we will return to God, and tell Him that you would not receive His Word.
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.
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. But you are devils that have come to me under the false appearance of angels. Away from me; you cursed of God! And he and Eve got up, and returned to the Cave of Treasures, and went into it. 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.
How beautiful they are, and how different is their look from our own faces. And if so be, O Adam, you will not believe us, we will show you our husbands and our children.
You should marry Eve, as we have married our husbands, so that you will have children as we have. But he restrained himself, fearing that if he followed this advice of Satan, God would put him to death. 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.
For those devils have set my heart on fire, with thoughts of what they showed us, in their sinful apparitions. Let us rather stand up and pray in our cave to God, to let us know whether this counsel is good or not. 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. 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.
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. 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.
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.
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: And Adam ministered to Eve in the cave, until the end of eight days; when they named the son Cain, and the daughter Luluwa.
Therefore Adam named him Cain. Adam and his son drew near to the offering, but Eve and the daughter did not approach it. 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. Then Adam, Eve, and the children, drew near together, and came down from the mountain, rejoicing. Adam washed his body and Eve hers also clean, after the suffering and distress that had come over them. 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.
They named the son Abel and the daughter Aklia. After these children were born, Eve stopped having children.
He frequently moved them to make an offering, because he loved it. He prayed and fasted a lot. 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?
And Abel felt deeply about what his father told him. After hearing that, Abel remained behind after his father left and stayed the whole of that night in the Cave of Treasures. 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. When they heard it, they grieved much over it, but said nothing to him about it; they only comforted him. However, they wish to join you in marriage to his ugly sister, because they hate you. That way your sister will be left for you, and his sister will be cast away. But the devil remained behind in Cain's heart, and frequently aspired to kill his brother.
Then after that, they stood up and prayed that God would accept Abel's 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. 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.
He took the smallest of his sheep for an offering and when he offered it up, his eyes were on the lamb. 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. Am I dead? 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. Be righteous, that I may accept your offering.
Not against Me have you murmured, but against yourself. And Adam grieved much because God had not accepted Cain's offering. And they rejoiced at it and kissed his face. But he was laying wait to kill his brother, until he brought him into the cave, and then said to him: Apocryphile Press. Retrieved 28 June The Many Faces of Christ: Basic Books. The Ghosts of Birds. New Directions. The Book of Adam and Eve: Williams and Norgate. Das christliche Adambuch des Morgenlandes. London, Williams and Norgate; repr.
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