The Decree of Cyrus 1
In the first 2 year of King Cyrus of Persia, in order to fulfill the Lord’s message 3 spoken through 4 Jeremiah, 5 the Lord stirred the mind 6 of King Cyrus of Persia. He disseminated 7 a proclamation 8 throughout his entire kingdom, announcing in a written edict 9 the following: 10
The Temptation and the Fall
3:1 Now 1 the serpent 2 was more shrewd 3
than any of the wild animals 4 that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Is it really true that 5 God 6 said, ‘You must not eat from any tree of the orchard’?” 7
3:6 When 8 the woman saw that the tree produced fruit that was good for food, 9 was attractive 10 to the eye, and was desirable for making one wise, 11 she took some of its fruit and ate it. 12 She also gave some of it to her husband who was with her, and he ate it. 13
The Judgment Oracles of God at the Fall
3:8 Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God moving about 14 in the orchard at the breezy time 15 of the day, and they hid 16 from the Lord God among the trees of the orchard.
4:24 If Cain is to be avenged seven times as much,
then Lamech seventy-seven times!” 1
6:15 This is how you should make it: The ark is to be 450 feet long, 75 feet wide, and 45 feet high. 1
8:1 But God remembered 1 Noah and all the wild animals and domestic animals that were with him in the ark. God caused a wind to blow over 2 the earth and the waters receded.
10:9 He was a mighty hunter 1 before the Lord. 2 (That is why it is said, “Like Nimrod, a mighty hunter before the Lord.”) 10:17 Hivites, 3 Arkites, 4 Sinites, 5