First Book of Adam and Eve HTML version

Chapter 31
They Make Themselves More Comfortable In The Cave Of Treasures On The
Third Day.
1 After these things God said to Adam, "You asked Me for something from the
garden, to be comforted therewith, and I have given you these three tokens as a
consolation to you; that you trust in Me and in My covenant with you.
2 For I will come and save you; and kings shall bring me when in the flesh, gold,
incense and myrrh; gold as a token of My kingdom; incense as a token of My
divinity; and myrrh as a token of My suffering and of My death.
3 But, O Adam, put these by you in the cave; the gold that it may shed light over
you by night; the incense, that you smell its sweet savor; and the myrrh, to
comfort you in your sorrow."
4 When Adam heard these words from God, he worshipped before Him. He and
Eve worshipped Him and gave Him thanks, because He had dealt mercifully with
5 Then God commanded the three angels, Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, each
to bring what he had brought, and give it to Adam. And they did so, one by one.
6 And God commanded Suriyel and Salathiel to bear up Adam and Eve, and
bring them down from the top of the high mountain, and to take them to the Cave
of Treasures.
7 There they laid the gold on the south side of the cave, the incense on the
eastern side, and the myrrh on the western side. For the mouth of the cave was
on the north side.
8 The angels then comforted Adam and Eve, and departed.
9 The gold was seventy rods*; the incense, twelve pounds; and the myrrh, three
10 These remained by Adam in the Cave of Treasures**.
11 God gave these three things to Adam on the third day after he had come out
of the garden, in token of the three days the Lord should remain in the heart of
the earth.
12 And these three things, as they continued with Adam in the cave, gave him
light by night; and by day they gave him a little relief from his sorrow.