IV. And in the third week in the second jubilee
5. And on this account it is written on the heavenly tables, "Cursed is he who smiteth his neighbour treacherously, and let all who have seen and heard say, So be it; and the man who hath seen and not declared (it), let him be accursed as the other." 6. And for this reason we announce when we come before the Lord our God all the sin which is committed in heaven and on earth, and in light and in darkness, and everywhere. 7. And Adam and his wife mourned for Abel four weeks of years, and in the fourth year
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his wife again, and she bare him a son, and he 1 called his name Seth; for he said "God hath raised up a second seed unto us on the earth instead of Abel; for Cain slew him." 2 8. And in the sixth week he
51:3 i.e. "iniquity" (Heb. āwen). Another daughter, Azûrâ (= "well guarded"), was born later. Cain married Âwân and Seth Azûrâ. There is great divergence as to these names in later writers . According to Pirḳe de R. Eliezer, Cain's wife was his twin-sister (xxi.).
51:4 Cf. Gen. iv. 4, 5, 8, 10.
51:5 Cf. Gen. iv. 11-12.
51:6 Cf. Deut. xxvii. 24.
52:1 So Sam.; but MT "she." In our Book it is generally the father who names the child.
52:2 Cf. Gen. iv. 25.
52:3 Cf. Gen. iv. 17.
52:4 Pseudo-Philo, Bibl. Antiq., gives the names of these nine sons.
52:5 Cf. Gen. iv. 26.
52:6 So LXX and Vulg.; but MT "then it was begun (men began)."