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275-279). Noah sent forth the dove to see if the world was yet solid, but she returned. " ) Then Noah sent forth a black winged bird who reached land and stayed there, and by this sign Noah knew that land was near (Or. Sib. i. 286-305). ) The ark landed on Mt. Ararat which is on the Phrygian mainland (Or. Sib. i. 309-310). ) Noah was commanded to come forth with his family and to render justice until judgment comes to all (Or. Sib. i. 317-323). Noah, the most just of all men, the eighth mem­ ber of the party, was the last to leave the ark.

Iv. 8 (GCS. 33. 369). This is an effort to project the doctrine of the remnant of the prophets; see J . Danielou, Sacramentum Futuri (Paris: Beauchesne et ses Fils, 1950), p. 6 1 . y a 22 NOAH IN THE APOCRYPHA AND PSEUDEPIGRAPHA In many other passages Noah's righteousness is noticed in passing, but with less obvious homiletical intent than in the cases just men­ tioned : I Enoch 6 7 : 1 ; cf. ; "faithful and to all good works attentive" (Or. Sib. i. 148-149); and "faithful, just" (Or. Sib. i. 317).

1224); Cyprian, Ep. 63. 3 (CSEL. 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.

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