And on the second day He created the firmament in the midst of the
waters, and the waters were divided on that day half of them went up
above and half of them went down below the firmament (that was) in the
midst over the face of the whole earth. And this was the only work (God)
created n the second day.
And on the third day He commanded the waters
to pass from off the face
of he whole earth into one place, and the dry land to appear.
And the waters did so as He commanded them,
and they retired from off
the face of the earth into one place outside of this firmament, and the
dry land appeared.
And on that day He created for them all
the seas according to their
separate gathering‑places, and all the rivers, and the gatherings of the
waters in the mountains and on all the earth, and all the lakes, and all
the dew of the earth, and the seed which is sown, and all sprouting
things, and fruit‑bearing trees, and trees of the wood, and the garden of
Eden, in Eden and all (plants after their kind).
These four great works God created on the
third day. And on the fourth
day He created the sun and the moon and the stars, and set them in the
firmament of the heaven, to give light upon all the earth, and to rule
over the day and the night, and divide the light from the darkness.
And God appointed the sun to be a great
sign on the earth for days and
or Sabbaths and for months and for feasts and for years and for Sabbaths
of years and for jubilees and for all seasons of the years.
And it divideth the light from the darkness
[and] for prosperity,
that all things may prosper which shoot and grow on the earth.
These three kinds He made on the fourth
day. And on the fifth day He
created great sea monsters in the depths of the waters, for these were
the first things of flesh that were created by his hands, the fish and
everything that moves in the waters, and everything that flies, the birds
an I all their kind.
And the sun rose above them to prosper
(them), and above everything
that was on the earth, everything that shoots out of the earth, and all
fruit‑bearing trees, and all flesh.
These three kinds He created on the fifth
day. And on the sixth day
He created all the animals of the earth,
and all cattle, and
everything that moves on the earth. And after all this He created man, a
man and a woman created He them, and gave him dominion over all that is
upon the earth, and in the seas, and over everything that flies, and over
beasts and over cattle, and over everything that moves on the earth, and
over the whole earth, and over all this He gave him dominion.
And these four kinds He created on the
sixth day. And there were
altogether two and twenty kinds.
And He finished all his work on the sixth
day all that is in the
heavens and on the earth, and in the seas and in the abysses, and in the
light and in the darkness, and in everything.
And He gave us a great sign, the Sabbath
day, that we should work six
days, but keep Sabbath on the seventh day from all work.
And all the angels of the presence, and
all the angels of
sanctification, these two great classes. He
hath bidden us to keep the
Sabbath with Him in heaven and on earth.
And He said unto us: ' Behold, I will separate
unto Myself a people
from among all the peoples, and these shall keep the Sabbath day, and I
will sanctify them unto Myself as My people, and will bless them; as I
have sanctified the Sabbath day and do sanctify (it) unto Myself, even so
will I bless them, and they shall be My people and I will be their God.
And I have chosen the seed of Jacob from
amongst all that I have
seen, and have written him down as  My first‑born son, and have
sanctified him unto Myself for ever and ever; and I will teach them the
Sabbath day, that they may keep Sabbath thereon from all work.'
And thus He created therein a sign in accordance
with which they
should keep Sabbath with us on the seventh day, to eat and to drink;, and
to bless Him who has created all things as He has blessed and sanctified
unto himself a peculiar people above all peoples, and that they should
keep Sabbath together with us.
And He caused His commands to ascend as
a sweet savour acceptable
before Him all the days.
There (were) two and twenty heads of mankind
from Adam to Jacob, and
two and twenty kinds of work were made until the seventh day; this is
blessed and holy; and the former also is blessed and holy; and this one
selves with that one for sanctification and blessing.
And to this (Jacob and his seed) it was
granted that they should
always be the blessed and holy ones of the first testimony and law, even
as He had sanctified and blessed the Sabbath day on the seventh day.
He created heaven and earth and everything
that He created in six
days, and God made the seventh day holy, for all His works; therefore He
commanded on its behalf that, whoever does any work thereon shall die,
and that he who defiles it shall surely die.
Wherefore do thou command the children
of Israel to observe this day
that they may keep it Holy and not do thereon any work, and not to defile
it, as it is holier than all other days.
And whoever profanes it shall surely die,
and whoever does thereon
any work shall surely die eternally, that the children of Israel may
observe this day throughout their generations, and not be rooted out of
the land; for it is a holy day and a blessed day.
And every one who observes it and keeps
Sabbath thereon from all his
works, will be holy and blessed throughout all days like unto us.
Declare and say to the children of Israel
the law of this day both
that they should keep Sabbath thereon, and that they should not forsake
it in the error of their hearts; (and) that it is not lawful to do any
work thereon which is unseemly, to do thereon their own pleasure, and
that they should not prepare thereon anything to be eaten or drunk, and
(that it is not lawful) to draw water, or bring in or take out thereon
through their gates any burden, which they had not prepared for
themselves on the sixth day in their dwellings.
And they shall not bring in nor take out
from house to house on that
day; for that day is more holy and blessed than any jubilee day of the
jubilees; on this we kept Sabbath in the heavens before it was made
known to any flesh to keep Sabbath thereon on the earth.
And the‑Creator of all things blessed
it, but He did not sanctify all
peoples and nations to keep Sabbath thereon, but Israel alone: them
alone he permitted to eat and drink and to keep Sabbath thereon on the
And the Creator of all things blessed this
day which He had created
for blessing and holiness and glory above all days.
This law and testimony was given to the
children of Israel as a law
for ever unto their generations.
And on the six days of the second week
we brought, according to the
word of God, unto Adam all the beasts, and all the cattle, and all the
birds, and everything that moves on the earth, and everything that moves
in the water, according to their kinds, and according to their types: the
beasts on the first day; the cattle on the second day; the birds on the
third day; and all that which moves on the earth on the fourth day; and
that which moves in the water on the fifth day.
And Adam named them all by their respective
names, and as he called
them, so was their name.
And on these five days Adam saw all these,
male and female, according
to every kind that was on he earth, but he was alone and found no
helpmeet for him.
And the Lord said unto us: 'It is not good that the man should be
alone: let us make a helpmeet for him.'
And the Lord our God caused a deep sleep
to fall upon him, and he
slept, and He took for the woman one rib from amongst is ribs, and this
rib was the origin of the woman from amongst his ribs, and He built up
the flesh in its stead, and built the woman.
And He awakened Adam out of his sleep and
on awaking he rose on the
sixth day, and He brought her to him, and he knew her, and said unto her:
‘This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called
[my] wife; because she was taken from her husband.'
Therefore shall man and wife be one, and
therefore shall a man leave
his father and his mother, and cleave unto his wife, and they shall be
In the first week was Adam created, and
the ribđhis wife: in the
second week He showed her unto him: and for this reason the commandment
was given to keep in their defilement, for 2 male seven days, and for a
female twice seven days.
And after Adam had completed forty days
in the land where he had been
created. we brought him into the garden of Eden to till and keep it, but
his wife they brought in on the eightieth day, and after this she entered
into the garden of Eden.
And for this reason the commandment is
written on the heavenly
tablets in regard to her that gives birth: 'if she bears a male, she
shall remain in her uncleanness seven days according to the first week of
days, and thirty and three days shall she remain in the blood of her
purifying, and she shall not touch any hallowed thing nor enter into the
sanctuary, until she accomplishes these days which (are enjoined) in the
case of a male child.
But in the case of a female child she shall
remain in her uncleanness
two weeks of days, according to the first two weeks, and sixty‑six days
in the blood of her purification, and they will be in all eighty days.'
And when she had completed these eighty
days we brought ht her into
the garden of Eden, for it is holier than all the earth besides and every
tree that is planted in it is holy.
Therefore, there was ordained regarding
her who bears a male or a
female child the statute of those days that she should touch no hallowed
thing, nor enter into the sanctuary until these days for the male or
female child are accomplished.
This is the law and testimony which was
written down for Israel, in
order that they should observe (it) all the days.
And in the first week of the first jubilee.
Adam and his wife were in
the garden of Eden for seven years tilling and keeping it, and we gave
him work and we instructed him to do everything hat is suitable for
And he tilled (the garden), and was naked
and‑knew it not, and was
not ashamed, and he protected the garden from the birds and beasts and
cattle, and gathered its fruit, and eat, and put aside the residue for
himself and for his wife [and put aside that which was being kept].
And after the completion of the seven years,
which he had completed
there, seven years exactly, and in the second month, on the seventeenth
day (of the month), the serpent came and approached the woman, and the
serpent said to the woman, ' Hath God commanded you,  saying, Ye
shall not eat of every tree of the garden ? '
And she said to it, ' Of all the fruit
of the trees‑of the garden God
hath said unto us, Eat; but of the fruit of the tree which is in the
midst of the garden God hath said unto us, Ye shall not eat thereof,
neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.'
And the serpent said unto the woman, '
Ye shall not surely die: for
God doth know that on the day ye shall eat thereof, your eyes will be
opened, and ye will be as gods, and ye will know good and evil.'
And the woman saw the tree that it was
agreeable and pleasant to the
eye, and that its fruit was good for food, and she took thereof and eat.
And when she had first covered her shame
with fig leaves, she gave
thereof to Adam and he eat, and his eyes were opened, and he saw that he
And he took fig leaves and sewed (them)
together, and made an apron
for himself, and covered his shame.
And God cursed the serpent, and was wroth
with it for ever.
And He was wroth with the woman, because
she hearkened to the voice
of the serpent, and did eat; and He said unto her: ' I will greatly
multiply thy sorrow and thy pains: in sorrow thou shalt bring forth
children, and thy return shall be unto thy husband, and he will rule over
And to Adam also he said, ' Because thou
hast hearkened unto the
voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree of which I commanded thee
that thou shouldst not eat thereof, cursed be the ground for thy sake:
thorns and thistles shall it bring forth to thee, and thou shalt eat thy
bread in the sweat of thy face, till thou returnest to the earth from
whence thou wast taken; for earth thou art, and unto earth shalt thou
And He made for them coats of skin, and
clothed them, and sent them
forth from the Garden of Eden.
And on that day on which Adam went forth
from the Garden, he offered
as a sweet savour an offering, frankincense, galbanum, and stacte, and
spices in the morning with the rising of the sun from the day when he
covered his shame.
And on that day was closed the mouth of
all beasts, and of cattle,
and of birds, and of whatever walks, and of whatever moves, so that they
could no longer speak: for they had all spoken one with another with one
lip and with one tongue.
And He sent out of the Garden of Eden all
flesh that was in the
Garden of Eden, and all flesh was scattered according to its kinds, and
according to its types unto the places which had been created for them.
And to Adam alone did He give (the wherewithal)
to cover his shame,
of all the beasts and cattle.
On this account, it is prescribed on the
heavenly tablets as touching
all those who know the judgment of the law, that they should cover their
shame, and should not uncover themselves as the Gentiles uncover
And on the new moon of the fourth month,
Adam and his wife went forth
from the Garden of Eden, and they dwelt in the land of Eld‰ in the land
of their creation. [8 Anno Mundi]
And Adam called the name of his wife
And they had no son till the first jubilee,
and after this he knew her.