First Book of Adam and Eve HTML version

Chapter 36
1 Then God commanded the cherub, who kept the gate of the garden with a
sword of fire in his hand, to take some of the fruit of the fig-tree, and to give it to
2 The cherub obeyed the command of the Lord God, and went into the garden
and brought two figs on two twigs, each fig hanging to its leaf; they were from two
of the trees among which Adam and Eve hid themselves when God went to walk
in the garden, and the Word of God came to Adam and Eve and said to them,
"Adam, Adam, where are you?"
3 And Adam answered, "O God, here I am. When I heard the sound of You and
Your voice, I hid myself, because I am naked."
4 Then the cherub took two figs and brought them to Adam and Eve. But he
threw them to them from a distance; for they might not come near the cherub by
reason of their flesh, that could not come near the fire.
5 At first, angels trembled at the presence of Adam and were afraid of him. But
now Adam trembled before the angels and was afraid of them.
6 Then Adam came closer and took one fig, and Eve also came in turn and took
the other.
7 And as they took them up in their hands, they looked at them, and knew they
were from the trees among which they had hidden themselves.