Life of Adam and Eve 2Apocalypse of Moses
8 Adam said: "I say to you, water of the Jordan, mourn with me and separate from me all swimming creatures which are in you. Let them surround me and mourn with me. 9 Let them not lament for themselves, but for me, for they have not sinned, but I." 10 Immediately, all living things came and surrounded him and the water of the Jordan stood from that hour not flowing in its course. 11 Eighteen days passed. Then Satan grew angry and transfigured himself into the brilliance of an angel and went off to the Tigris River to Eve. 12 He found her weeping, and then, the Devil himself, as if mourning with her began to weep and said to her: "Come out of the water and rest and weep no longer. Cease now from your sadness and lamenting. Why are you uneasy, you and your husband Adam? 13 The Lord God has heard your lamenting and accepted your penitence. All of us angels have pleaded for you, praying to the Lord, 14 and he sent me to lead you forth from the water and to give you the nourishment which you had in paradise and for which you have grieved.
2 Corinthians 11:14
9 When I was with you and was in need, I was not a burden to anyone, for the brothers who came from Macedonia fully supplied my needs. I kept myself from being a burden to you in any way, and will continue to do so. 10 As the truth of Christ is in me, this boasting of mine will not be stopped in the regions of Achaia. 11 Why? Because I do not love you? God knows I do! 12 And what I am doing I will continue to do, so that I may eliminate any opportunity for those who want a chance to be regarded as our equals in the things they boast about. 13 For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. 14 And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. 15 Therefore it is not surprising his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness, whose end will correspond to their actions.
Notes and References
The pseudepigraphal Life of Adam and Eve (Vita) and the Apocalypse of Moses also have several parallels in the writings of the New Testament. For example, see the following:
- ... Compare the understanding of death as the separation of soul and body in 2 Cor 5:1-5 and the appearance of Satan in the brightness of an angel in 2 Cor 11:14, with Vita 9:1; ApMos 17:1..."
McDonalds, Lee Martin "The Scriptures of Jesus" in Jesus Research: New Methodologies and Perceptions: The Second Princeton-Prague Symposium on Jesus Research (p. 845) William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2007
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