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The Apocryphal Old Testament Collection of the most important non-canonical Old Testament books designed for general use.

Chapter IX

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1He led me on and brought me to a fiery river, the waves of which were an ell 1 Boh. ‘thirty ells’. high, and its noise like the noise of heaven's thunder. 2 And I saw a host of souls submerged in it; 2 Boh. adds ‘nine ells deep’. and those who were in that river cried out and wept aloud, and there was a great commotion and much groaning. 3But it is a discerning fire that does not touch the righteous, yet burns up sinners and boils them in the stench that surrounds them. 4I saw also the pit of the abyss, the smoke of which went up in clouds: 3 Lit. ‘the smoke of which was very high’. I saw men sunk in it grinding their teeth, crying out and wailing, and each one was groaning. 5,6The angel said to me, Look and see these others too. And when I had looked at them, the angel said to me, 4 So Boh.: Sah. ‘him’. These 5 According to Boh. they were submerged in the cold. are those who have committed the sin of Sodom: these are indeed in great distress. 7I saw also pits full of worms that do not sleep: I saw Abdemerouchos, 6 Boh. ‘Abtelmolouchos’. Probably a corruption of the adjective τημελου̂χος (‘care-taking’), applied to a ‘tutelary’ or ‘guardian’ angel, and then taken as an individual angel's name. See M. R. James, The Apocryphal New Testament (Oxford, 1924), p. 507. who is in charge of the punishments, made all of fire, threatening the tormentors in hell and saying, Beat them until they know that God is. 8I saw a house built of fiery stone, 7 Boh. ‘I saw another abyss that was all fire’. and there were grown men underneath it, crying out and wailing. 9The angel said to me, Look with your eyes and contemplate the punishments. 10I said to the angel, My eyes could not endure it: 8 Lit. ‘behold them’. for how long must these punishments go on? 11He said to me, Until the merciful God has pity.

Notes:

1 Boh. ‘thirty ells’.

2 Boh. adds ‘nine ells deep’.

3 Lit. ‘the smoke of which was very high’.

4 So Boh.: Sah. ‘him’.

5 According to Boh. they were submerged in the cold.

6 Boh. ‘Abtelmolouchos’. Probably a corruption of the adjective τημελου̂χος (‘care-taking’), applied to a ‘tutelary’ or ‘guardian’ angel, and then taken as an individual angel's name. See M. R. James, The Apocryphal New Testament (Oxford, 1924), p. 507.

7 Boh. ‘I saw another abyss that was all fire’.

8 Lit. ‘behold them’.

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