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40. 334); Chrysostom, In Ep. I Thess. 4, horn. 8. 2 (PG. 62. 442). ) In M T . Lamech dies five yrs. before Methuselah. Methuselah dies in the year of the flood. In L X X Lamech dies 49 years before Methuselah and Methu­ selah is still alive at the time of the flood; see L. : Jewish Pub. Society, 1955), V , 1 6 5 . , Gen. 6 : 1 8 (GCS. 1. 2. 88). The rabbis debated whether the body of Adam was destroyed by the flood; see Gen. R. 28. 3. 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 NOAH IN THE APOCRYPHA AND PSEUDEPIGRAPHA 38 out of the cave.

7:37). 1 2 3 4 The sons of Noah divided the land. Ham's portion which was located "beyond Gihon towards the south, to the right of the Garden" extended southward to the mountains of fire; westward to the sea of Atel; westward to the sea of Ma'uk; northward to Gadir, then along the great sea to Gihon and along Gihon to the Garden of Eden (Jub. 8:22-23). ) Ham divided that territory putting Cush on the east; Mizraim to the west of him; Put to the west of Mizraim; while Canaan was along the sea, west of them all (Jub.

3. 2. 702); Augustine, Civ. Dei 1 6 . 3 (CSEL. 40. 2. 1 2 9 ) ; Aphraates, Horn. 1 3 . 4 (TU. III. 3 . 2 0 0 ) ; and PRE. 8 give Shem as the oldest son; cf. Radak (EBI. II, 6). ) Sefer Hayashar gives Eliakim, son of Methuselah, as their father (EBI. II, 31). Aphraates, Horn. 1 3 . 4 (TU. III. 3. 20) tells of Noah's carefully admonishing his sons not to marry daughters of Cain. Noah's flesh revolted against the daugh­ ters of Cain; see Ephraem Syrus, Nisibene Hymns 1. 4 (NPNF. ser. ii. 1 3 . 167).

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