First Book of Adam and Eve
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
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; --