First Book of Adam and Eve
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The First Book of Adam and Eve


The First Book of Adam and Eve details the life and times
of Adam and Eve after they were expelled from the garden to
the time that Cain kills his brother Abel. It tells of
Adam and Eve's first dwelling - the Cave of Treasures;
their trials and temptations; Satan's many apparitions to
them; the birth of Cain, Abel, and their twin sisters; and
Cain's love for his beautiful twin sister, Luluwa, whom
Adam and Eve wished to join to Abel.

This book is considered by many scholars to be part of the
"Pseudepigrapha" (soo-duh-pig-ruh-fuh). The
"Pseudepigrapha" is a collection of historical biblical
works that are considered to be fiction. Because of that
stigma, this book was not included in the compilation of
the Holy Bible. This book is a written history of what
happened in the days of Adam and Eve after they were cast
out of the garden. Although considered to be
pseudepigraphic by some, it carries significant meaning and
insight into events of that time. It is doubtful that
these writings could have survived all the many centuries
if there were no substance to them.

This book is simply a version of an account handed down by
word of mouth, from generation to generation, linking the
time that the first human life was created to the time when
somebody finally decided to write it down. This particular
version is the work of unknown Egyptians. The lack of
historical allusion makes it difficult to precisely date
the writing, however, using other pseudepigraphical works
as a reference, it was probably written a few hundred years
before the birth of Christ. Parts of this version are
found in the Jewish Talmud, and the Islamic Koran, showing
what a vital role it played in the original literature of
human wisdom. The Egyptian author wrote in Arabic, but
later translations were found written in Ethiopic. The
present English translation was translated in the late
1800's by Dr. S. C. Malan and Dr. E. Trumpp. They
translated into King James English from both the Arabic
version and the Ethiopic version which was then published
in The Forgotten Books of Eden in 1927 by The World
Publishing Company. In 1995, the text was extracted from a
copy of The Forgotten Books of Eden and converted to
electronic form by Dennis Hawkins. It was then translated
into more modern English by simply exchanging 'Thou' s for
'You's, 'Art's for 'Are's, and so forth. The text was then
carefully re-read to ensure its integrity.

Chapter I - The crystal sea, God commands Adam, expelled
from Eden, to live in the Cave of Treasures.

1 On the third day, God planted the garden in the east
of the earth, on the border of the world eastward, beyond
which, towards the sun-rising, one finds nothing but water,
that encompasses the whole world, and reaches to the
borders of heaven.

2 And to the north of the garden there is a sea of
water, clear and pure to the taste, unlike anything else;
so that, through the clearness thereof, one may look into
the depths of the earth.

3 And when a man washes himself in it, he becomes
clean of the cleanness thereof, and white of its whiteness
-- even if he were dark.

4 And God created that sea of his own good pleasure,
for He knew what would come of the man He would make; so
that after he had left the garden, on account of his
transgression, men should be born in the earth. Among them
are righteous ones who will die, whose souls God would
raise at the last day; when all of them will return to
their flesh, bathe in the water of that sea, and repent of
their sins.