First Book of Adam and Eve HTML version

Chapter 33
Satan Falsely Promises The "Bright Light".
1 But Satan, the hater of all good, sought them in the cave, but found them not,
although he searched diligently for them.
2 But he found them standing in the water praying and thought within himself,
"Adam and Eve are standing like that in that water praying to God to forgive them
their transgression, and to restore them to their former state, and to take them
from under my hand.
3 But I will deceive them so that they shall come out of the water, and not fulfil
their vow."
4 Then the hater of all good, went not to Adam, but he went to Eve, and took the
form of an angel of God, praising and rejoicing, and said to her:--
5 "Peace be to you! Be glad and rejoice! God is favorable to you, and He sent me
to Adam. I have brought him the glad tidings of salvation, and of his being filled
with bright light as he was at first.
6 And Adam, in his joy for his restoration, has sent me to you, that you come to
me, in order that I crown you with light like him.
7 And he said to me, 'Speak to Eve; if she does not come with you, tell her of the
sign when we were on the top of the mountain; how God sent his angels who
took us and brought us to the Cave of Treasures; and laid the gold on the
southern side; incense, on the eastern side; and myrrh on the western side.' Now
come to him."
8 When Eve hear these words from him, she rejoiced greatly. And thinking
Satan's appearance was real, she came out of the sea.
9 He went before, and she followed him until they came to Adam. Then Satan hid
himself from her, and she saw him no more.
10 She then came and stood before Adam, who was standing by the water and
rejoicing in God's forgiveness.
11 And as she called to him, he turned around, found her there and cried when
he saw her, and beat his chest; and from the bitterness of his grief, he sank into
the water.