I. Platt . The First Book of Adam and Eve . 26 . A Beautiful Prophecy of Eternal Life and Joy . The fall of night

1 Then Adam took Eve, and they began to return to the Cave of Treasures where they lived. But when they got closer to it and saw it from a distance, heavy sorrow fell on Adam and Eve when they looked at it.

2 Then Adam said to Eve, "When we were on the mountain we were comforted by the Word of God that conversed with us; and the light that came from the east shown over us.

3 But now the Word of God is hidden from us; and the light that shown over us is so changed as to disappear, and let darkness and sorrow come over us.

4 And we are forced to enter this cave which is like a prison, in which darkness covers us, so that we are separated from each other; and you can not see me, neither can I see you."

5 When Adam had said these words, they cried and spread their hands before God; for they were full of sorrow.

6 And they prayed to God to bring the sun to them, to shine on them, so that darkness would not return to them, and that they wouldn't have to go under this covering of rock. And they wished to die rather than see the darkness.

7 Then God looked at Adam and Eve and at their great sorrow, and at all they had done with a fervent heart, on account of all the trouble they were in, instead of their former well-being, and on account of all the misery that came over them in a strange land.

8 Therefore God was not angry with them; nor impatient with them; but he was patient and forbearing towards them, as towards the children He had created.

9 Then came the Word of God to Adam, and said to him, "Adam, as for the sun, if I were to take it and bring it to you, days, hours, years and months would all stop, and the covenant I have made with you, would never be fulfilled.

10 But then you would be deserted and stuck in a perpetual plague, and you would never be saved.

11 Yes, rather, bear long and calm your soul while you live night and day; until the fulfillment of the days, and the time of My covenant is come.

12 Then shall I come and save you, O Adam, for I do not wish that you be afflicted.

13 And when I look at all the good things in which you lived, and why you came out of them, then would I willingly show you mercy.

14 But I cannot alter the covenant that has gone out of My mouth; otherwise I would have brought you back into the garden.

15 When, however, the covenant is fulfilled, then shall I show you and your descendants mercy, and bring you into a land of gladness, where there is neither sorrow nor suffering; but abiding joy and gladness, and light that never fails, and praises that never cease; and a beautiful garden that shall never pass away."

16 And God said again to Adam, "Be patient and enter the cave, for the darkness, of which you were afraid, shall only be twelve hours long; and when ended, light shall come up."

17 Then when Adam heard these words from God, he and Eve worshipped before Him, and their hearts were comforted. They returned into the cave after their custom, while tears flowed from their eyes, sorrow and wailing came from their hearts, and they wished their soul would leave their body.

18 And Adam and Eve stood praying until the darkness of night came over them, and Adam was hid from Eve, and she from him.

19 And they remained standing in prayer.


  1. The Crystal Sea
  2. Adam and Eve Faint Upon Leaving the Garden
  3. Concerning the Promise of the Great Five Days and A Half
  4. Adam Laments the Changed Conditions
  5. In which Eve makes a noble and emotionable intercession, taking the blame on herself
  6. God's admonition to Adam and Eve in which He points out how and why they sinned
  7. The beasts are reconciled
  8. The "Bright Nature" of man is taken away.
  9. Water from the Tree of Life. Adam and Eve near drowning
  10. Their bodies need water after they leave the Garden
  11. A recollection of the glorious days in the Garden
  12. How darkness came between Adam and Eve
  13. The fall of Adam Why night and day were created
  14. The earliest prophecy of The Coming of Christ
  15. The Promise for The Cross
  16. The first sunrise, Adam and Eve think it is a fire coming to burn them
  17. The Chapter of the Serpent
  18. The mortal combat with the serpent
  19. Beasts made subject to Adam
  20. Adam wishes to protect Eve
  21. Adam and Eve attempt suicide
  22. Adam in a Gracious Mood
  23. Adam and Eve Strengthen Themselves and Make The First Altar Ever Built
  24. A Vivid Prophecy of The Life and Death of Christ
  25. God Represented As Merciful and Loving, The Establishing of Worship
  26.  A Beautiful Prophecy of Eternal Life and Joy, The fall of Night
  27. The Second Tempting of Adam and Eve. The devil takes on the form of a beguiling light
  28. The Devil pretends to lead Adam and Eve to the water to bathe
  29. God tells Adam of the devil's purpose
  30. Adam receives The First Worldly Goods
  31. They make Themselves more Comfortable in The Cave of Treasures on The Third Day
  32. Adam and Eve go into The Water to Pray
  33. satan falsely promises the "bright light”
  34. Adam Recalls The Creation of Eve, He Eloquently Appeals for Food and Drink
  35. God's Reply
  36. Figs
  37. Forty-Three Days of Penance Do Not Redeem One Hour of sin
  38. When 5500 Years are Fulfilled
  39. Adam is Cautious-But Too Late





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