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1. (1) The beginning of the world. Adam begat three sons and one daughter, Cain, Noaba, Abel and Seth.

Gen. 5:4

2. And Adam lived after he begat Seth 700 years, and begat 12 sons and 8 daughters.

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3. And these are the names of the males: Eliseel, Suris, Elamiel, Brabal, Naat, Zarama, Zasam, Maathal, and Anath.

4. And these are his daughters: Phua, Iectas, Arebica, Sifa, Tecia, Saba, Asin.

5. And Seth lived 105 years and begat Enos. And Seth lived after he begat Enos 707 years, and begat 3 sons and 2 daughters.

Gen. 5:7

6. And these are the names of his sons: Elidia, Phonna, and Matha: and of his daughters, Malida and Thila.

Gen. 5:9, 5:10

7. And Enos lived 180 years and begat Cainan. And Enos lived after he begat Cainan 715 years, and begat 2 sons and a daughter.

8. And these are the names of his sons: Phoƫ and Thaal; and of the daughter, Catennath.

Gen. 5:12, 5:13

9. And Cainan lived 520 years and begat Malalech. And Cainan lived after he begat Malalech 730 years, and begat 3 sons and 2 daughters.

10. And these are the names of the males: Athach, Socer, Lopha: and the names of the daughters, Ana and Leua.

Gen. 5:15, 5:16

11. And Malalech lived 165 years and begat Jareth. And Malalech lived after he begat Jareth 730 years, and begat 7 sons and 5 daughters.

12. And these are the names of the males: Leta, Matha, Cethar, Melie, Suriel, Lodo, Othim. And these are the names of the daughters: Ada and Noa, Iebal, Mada, Sella.

Gen. 5:18, 5:19

13. And Jareth lived 172 years and begat Enoch. And Jareth lived after he begat Enoch 800 years and begat 4 sons and 2 daughters.

14. And these are the names of the males: Lead, Anac, Soboac and Iectar: and of the daughters, Tetzeco, Lesse.

Gen. 5:22, 5:23

15. And Enoch lived 165 years and begat Matusalam. And Enoch lived after he begat Matusalam 200 years, and begat 5 sons and 3 daughters.

16. But Enoch pleased God at that time and was not found, for God translated him.

Gen. 5:24

17. Now the names of his sons are: Anaz, Zeum, Achaun, Pheledi, Elith; and of the daughters, Theiz, Lefith, Leath.

18. And Mathusalam lived 187 years and begot Lamech. And Mathusalam lived after he begat Lamech 782 years, and begot 2 sons and 2 daughters.

Gen. 5:25, 5:26

19. And these are the names of the males: Inab and Rapho; and of the daughters, Aluma and Amuga.

20. And Lamech lived 182 years and begot a son,and called him according to his nativity Noe, saying: This child will give rest to us and to the earth from those who are therein, upon whom (or in the day when) a visitation shall be made because of the iniquity of their evil deeds.

Gen. 5:28, 5:29

21. And Lamech lived after he begot Noe 585 years.

Gen. 5:30

22. And Noe lived 300 years and begot 3 sons, Sem, Cham, and Japheth.

5:32, 6:20


(1) 75:1 Initium mundi appears to be the best reading. It is perhaps in the nature of a title: the proper LXX name for Genesis is γένεσισ κόσμου.

1., etc. It will be observed that almost all the names of sons and all those of daughters are imaginary. They do not agree with other legendary names, e.g. those of Jubilees. For the rest, the first three chapters are to a very large extent simply copied from Genesis iv-xi.

The spelling of the names is very uncertain in many cases. Where "ph" occurs, it is very often substituted by Sichardus for "f" in the MSS.; but of course the "f" must represent a φ, seeing that the text has come to us through Greek. I have therefore allowed "ph" to stand.

The chronology, according to Dr. Colin, was originally that of the Hebrew text, but has been to some extent modified by reference to the LXX. The Hebrew numbers (from Adam to the Flood) add up to 1656, those of the LXX to 2262, those of Philo to 2256; but Philo says (III. 6) that the Flood was in the 1652nd year of the world, which only requires the change of secundus to sextus to make it agree exactly with the Hebrew.

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