1And I asked the other demon, the one who came up from the sea with the pillar, Who are you, and what are you called, and what is your function, for I have heard much about you? 2And the demon said, I, king Solomon, am called Abezethibu, and once I used to dwell in the first heaven, which is named Ameluth. 3I, then, am a malevolent winged spirit, with a single wing, who plots against everything that breathes under heaven. I was present when Moses went in to Pharaoh, king of Egypt; and I hardened his heart. 4I am he whom Jannes and Jambres invoked, when they withstood Moses in Egypt. I am he who wrestled against Moses with wonders and signs. 5So I said to him, How was it then that you were found in the Red Sea? 6He said, At the exodus of the sons of Israel I hardened Pharaoh's heart; and I stirred up Pharaoh and his servants and caused them to pursue after the sons of Israel. And Pharaoh followed close upon them and so did all the Egyptians. I was there then, and we followed close; and we all came to the Red Sea. 7And it came to pass that when the sons of Israel had crossed, the water turned back and covered the entire Egyptian army. I was with them then, and I too was covered by the water; and so I remained in the sea, kept under the pillar, until Ephippas came. 8I, Solomon, charged him solemnly to support the pillar till the end of time. 9And with God's help I adorned his temple with all seemliness. And I continued to rejoice and glorify him.