The first sunrise. Aḏam and Ḥawwah think it is a fire coming to burn them.

1 AFTER this Aḏam and Ḥawwah ceased not to stand in the cave, praying and weeping, until the morning dawned upon them.

2 And when they saw the light returned to them, they restrained from fear, and strengthened their hearts.

3 Then Aḏam began to come out of the cave. And when he came to the mouth of it, and stood and turned his face towards the east, and saw the sun rise in glowing rays, and felt the heat thereof on his body, he was afraid of it, and thought in his heart that this flame came forth to plague him.

4 He wept then, and smote upon his breast, and fell upon the earth on his face, and made his request, saying:

5 “O 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, plague me not, neither consume me, nor yet take away my life from the earth.”

6 For he thought the sun was Elohim.

7 Inasmuch as while he was in the garden and heard the voice of Elohim and the sound He made in the garden, and feared Him, Aḏam never saw the brilliant light of the sun, neither did the flaming heat thereof touch his body.

8 Therefore was he afraid of the sun when flaming rays of it reached him. He thought Elohim meant to plague him therewith all the days He had decreed for him.

9 For Aḏam also said in his thoughts, as Elohim did not plague us with darkness, behold, He has caused this sun to rise and to plague us with burning heat.

10 But while he was thus thinking in his heart, the Word of Elohim came unto him and said:

11 “O Aḏam, arise and stand up. This sun is not Elohim; but it has been created to give light by day, of which I spake unto thee in the cave saying, ‘that the dawn would break forth, and there would be light by day.’

12 “But I am Elohim who comforted thee in the night.”

13 And Elohim ceased to commune with Aḏam.