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appointed, andinacertaine number or dayes, that is, in the montva Romndan ,^ in /^„thjjroj pil.

which, this Booke (which difcerneth between good and euill; wasfcnt you from hea- gi imige rices .

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ucn. tueryonemiiftobferueit , butthef^ckand traueller, and let them doethefnme
in the remainder of the time. Tmc rich vfc to fatisfie their fafling with almes ; let them
doc both the one and the Other. He permitteth you the vfe of your wines in the night,
becaufcit is hardandimportibletoabflayne. But let none vfe their companie in the
Temples. Faft all the day , and when night is come , eate and drinkt as much as you
pleafc, till the morning. By the Moone is knownc the time of Pilgrimages, and of Fa-
fiings, whereby is knowne that you loueandfeareGod. Spend your money in the
loue of God in Pilgrimage, not dcfpairing. Hce that is impotent, and that is not ac-
companied of his wife in the pilgrimage, miififait three dayes in the voyag? , andfe-
uen after his rcturne. To the lick,fafling with almes is fufficient. They a hich purpofe
this pilgrimage, let them not giuc their mindes to any euill. Let them not be afliamcd
to askencceflarics. 2. Hold it for iuft and good to enter the houfcatthedcore.notat
the fide, or back-fide thereof. 35.Salutethofewhichyceniccte, when yeeentcrinto
the houfe.

■His Oaths, Ridiculous is the confirmation of this holy Law, by fuch varictic of Oathcs, as I am

alti.ofl afraiue to mention , in regard of our Gall-gaUaMts of thefe times , who would
fomctimes bee at a fet in their brauc and brauing phrales , if they fliould not liaue va -
rietieofOathesandCurfcs , to daube vp with fuch inceric^'tionsallimperfeilionsof
fpecch and make fir.oother way forthe current of theirgallantrie. But yet cuen for
their fjkes, let vs mention a few, that they may fee Ai,ihomet had as braue a humour
this way as they. He induceth God fweariyig by lejfe then himfilfe , as by the order of
Angels, by the Alcoran, by theblowing Windcs, by the waterie Clouds , by the lay-
ling Ships, by the Mount Sinai, the Heauen, the Sea, the cuening Starre, thcWcft.his
Pen and Lines, the guiltie Soule. theDeuils, by the Morning, ten Nights,the PafTc-Ow
uer, by the Figges and Oliues, by the Dawning, and Twilight, and 3 Worldmoreof
the like : only he faith (Jz,oara 100.) that he may not fweire by the eanh , nor by thfc
Sonne like to the Father.

Ii(Jf dealsng-. ^z.S. They which eate the inheritance of Orphans, euerlafling fire fhall eat them.
Be faithfull in keeping and deliuering their goods, for God taketh knowledge of all
accounts. Let one Sonne haue as much as two Daughters. In bargaynin" vfe no ly-
ing, flaying your owne fbule. The couetous fhall haue endkfle punifhment : hee that
killeth vnwillingly.fliallgiueto the Kindred of the particflaine, another man; or if
he cannot doe that, let him fait two moncths together : hcc w hich killcth w ilfully iLall
be cafl into the fire.

CoHYtefie. Salute him which faluteth thee, for fahitation is muchpleafing to God. 5^. The

DeuiK hearing the Alcoran, fliall be conucrted and flie from their Companions.

Sentences, ^'^^ '7- Worlliip one God alone. Honour thy Father and Moihcr , and doc thewi'

good. Giuc them no bad word when they are old. Be fubietSl with all humilitic, and
pray God to pardon them. Giuetothepoorcand toyourkindrcd , but nor iur^erflu-.
oully: for they that doe fuperfl.ioufly arc of Kinneto the Dcuiil. Slay not yoi;r chil-
dren fcr no caufe. Be yee not Fornicators; forthatis wickedncfTe andabad way. Ba
reuenged on Murtherers. Say nothing till yee know it ; fbr you mnft giuc accoii nt of
your faying. 26. In difputing or reafoning vfe only good wordes. Aniwcre in honefl
fort to him which asketh thee. 27, Beiuftin weight andmeafure. 57. TheDeuillftan- .
deth ouer the makers of fongs and lies, that is the Poets , if thej' amend not . doing
good. 68. Ifyou cannot giue, be daily in prayers. Pay your tithes , following God
and the Prophet. They which doe not good but forvainegloric and ofientation, fliall
be damned. 118. The Hillories which are in the old Teftament .are fo cited by him,a$
if he neuer had read them, fo many dreames and lies arc inferttd.

Prayer, ^s^.i :. Before praier wafli the face,the hands,the armes vp to thecIboiv,the fcetvp

to the ankles; and after carnall companie wafli in the Bath: and if water cannot be had,
with dufl of clcane earth. God defireth cleanncflc. 9. In praier let them be fbbcr.that
they may know what they fay. 2 . God will not aske why men pray not toward the
Eali, forthe Eaft and Wefi is his; but will demand of the workes which they haue
done, of their Almes , Pilgrimages, and Prayers. He conimandeth that they be hufn-
blc in prayer, and that in prayer they turne towards Mecca. Euery oitc which fliall



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pray, asking that vvhich is good, which way fo'ucr hce Hiall turlie him.niall bee heard
ofGod .•although the true manner ot praying be toward the Center of the Temple of
Mecca. They which are good, make their prayers to helpe them by their patience and
abftinence. God dwcllcth in fuch men. Pray according to the viuallcuftome in all
places, the foot man on foot, the horfe-man on his horfe.

ex/x,.;?. He thn giueih his owne for Gods fakc.is like a graine that hath feuen cares, Almes;
ciicry of which contaiacth an hundred graines. Good men loofe not your Almes by
vaineglo'.ie. 4.Giuc almesof the goodgainesot yourmonie, andof that which the
earth produceti) ; but God rcfpeftethnot gifts of that which is vniuflly gotten. Satan
perfvvadtth you to giuc nothing for feare ot pouertie To giue almes pub! ike ly is t-ood
but to giucpriiiatciy is better: and this blotictli out linncs. Giue ipccially to thofe
which Hay in one place , and arc afhamcd toabke. 6. God will giue Paradile to them
which in time of famine and fcarfitie giue liberally, and which receiueiniuries, andrc-
pcntol thcirfinncs.

t^z,,z. They which are intreatcd to belccue the diuine Precepts , fay, they will fol- Tradition,
low their Anccrtors in their Se»;i;. What would yce follow your Fathers it they were
blind/ or deafc ? Will yce be like them in being mute, blinde, and fo lifti ?

tyiz^.z.O good mcn.eAte that good vvhif h he hath giucn you, and giue him thanks; MeaXts,
aboue all other things calling vpon him. Abllaine from that which dicth of it fcife,
from Swine t^t Hi, from Bloud, and from euery other creature chat is killed, and not in
the name of the Creator. But in cafe of neccfllcie it is not finne ; for God is mercifull,
and will forgiue you this. ii.Eate notot that which is drowned, burned in tliefite,
and touched of the Wolfe. 1 6.Eate notK ng which hath not before beene bieiTcd. To
thelewes we made many things vnlawfull.becaufe off hei'r wickcdncfle. 2. He which
fliall contr-idid^ this Booke, fha!l continually bee confumed in vnquenchable fire, and
noneof his workesrtiall helpe him. ,

e^' 1..2. Euery one whididraweth nigh to death, let hiin leaue of his monietohis J)gath
familic and kindred to dillrlhutc in almes, and they which fliaJl change chat vfe , fhall
be judged of the Creator,^c.

-^i.;.To them thr.t doubt of Wine, ofchctfe.f ailes, and of tables , thoufhalt fay qiritiles and
that fuch Iports , and I'uch drinkes are a great finne , and although they be plealant or Games
profitable, yet are they hurt tull /innes : if they lay what fliall wee then doe , thou fhalt
fay, The good things of God. Perfwade themtofcckethc Orphanes , and fuccour
them, as their Brethren, orelfeCjod will make them fopoore, that they fliall not bee
abletohelpc cither thcmlclucs or others, i :?. Wine, chc(re,andtablcs,are not lawful!,
butihe Dcuils inuenrions, to make debate amongtr men, and to keepe them from do-
iuggood. Let none goe on hunting in the Pilgrimage moneth.

. .^^-.^.Takcnota wife of another Law, nor giucyour daughters to men of another i.yomert.
Law, except they before conuert to your Law. Let no man couch a woman in her dif-
cafe berotc fliee be well cleanfed. Vfe your wiues, and the women which are fubiedt
to you, where and how you pkafe. Wom n which arc diuorccd,may not marrie till af-
ter foure moneths,h3uing had three times ihcir menflruous purgation. Let them not
denie their husbands their companie at their pleafure. They are the heads of the wo-
men. Atter a third diuorce from one man, theymay not mar iethcfamemanagaine,
except they haue in the meane timebecne married to another,and be of him diuorced.
Let the women nurfc their children twoyearcs.receiuing neccflaries of the fathers. Af-
ter bunall ot a hiisb jnd, let them flay vnmaried foure moneths,and ten dales ; and noc
gocoutot thfhourcinayeareat'tcr. Take yce two, three, foure wiues, and finally as
many as in your minde you are content to maintayne and keepe in peace. It is vnlaw-
fuUto marrie with the Mother Davighter,Sifter,AuntjNeece,Nurfe,or the mother ot
daughter of the nui (c ; and take not a v\ hore to wife. 9. Let the w uies keepe their huf-
bands fecrets, or clfe let them be chaflifed, and kept in houfe and bed, till they be bet-
ter. I o. Lee the husband (teke to liue peaceably with his wife. :; i . Caft not thine eies
on other mens wiues though they be faire. A woman conuided of adultene by tef^i-
inonieof foure women , muft bee keptin her houfe till flice die andlet none come at

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Chap.4.



FrienJ/hip.



her. tyfz„2. If youloue not your wiues you may change ihem : but take away no-
thing of that which is giucn them.
Stvearinir. ^z..;?.Swearc not in all your affaires by God and his names. They which forfweare

thcmfeJucs (hall haue no good thing in the world to come. And 35, Swcare not ra(h-
ly, for God fccth cucry thing.
Forcinf to ^^.4- Offer violence to no man in refpefl of the Law , for the way of doing good
heleeHt, *"'* ^"'1' '* open, 4. God gaue firlt the Teftamcnt, then the Gofpell.and laftly the true
Booke, the t^fttrcan of your Law, in confirmation of thofc former.
jPTiy/^; -<4^.4. They which Hue of Vfurie (hall not rife againc ocherwife then the Deuils :

they embrace that which God hath faid is vnlawfulhbut they fay Vfurie is as merchan-
dize. Yee which are good feare God, and forfake V(urie,left the anger ofGod,and of
the Prophetjaffaile you. Take only the principajl ; and if hec cannot pay you, flay till
hecan,andgiuehimalmes ; for this (hall be better for you.
Repentance, ^ft.4. He which repentcth him, and Icaueth his finnc, obtayneth pardon , and the
cancelling of that which is part ; but returning againe thereto , he fhall fuffer eternall
fire. In the y. Vnto bad men is dcnyed humane and diuine mercie,except they repent.
God careth little for the conuer(ion of them , which, after that of InHdcls they arc
made beleeuers , become worle. Such fhall fuffei without any remiffion intolerable
punifhment. i o. God pardoneth Icffe faults, but not criminall.

j4z,.^. Let no man reckon him a good friend, which is an vnbeleeucr , except it bee
for feare. If betwixt you there grow difcord, laying afide all ftomack, doc the will of
God, and become Brethren together , imitatingGod , who hath deliuered you from
the fire, and from dangers. 6. God would not that any fhould doe euill to thoie of hif
owneNation, and thole which confentto your Law, but rather their profit and com-
inoditie.

jii,.6. Thinke not that cuer Paradife fhall be open vnto you, if you bee not firft va-
liant and couragious in battaile :and before you enter into battaile,prepare your felues
for death : and after the death of the Prophet Mahomet , defend the orders by him gi-
uen with Armes. No man can die, but w hen God will, that is, when his time is come,
Thofe which flee out of the warre, arc prouoked of the Deuill ; but God pardoneth
them which repent. They which die in the way of God , arc not trucly called dead :
, They liue with God. Lctnonefeare them which are gouerned of the Deuill. 7. Bee
patient, and you fhall haue eternall life. 1 o. Accompanie not with vnbeleeuers , nei-
ther in friendfhip , nor other bufincfTe. They which goe on war-fare for God and the
Prophet, (hall receiue abundance in the Earth, and after death the mercie of God,
They which rcfufe (except they be fick or children) fhall bee caft into Hell. Ncgledl
not prayers in your expeditions. Some may pray, whiles others fiand in Armes. Pray
not for them which hurt their ownc foules, 18. Lookc to your felues that there be no
difcord amongft you.
* Mtfdebur- His la(l ty^i^tara is this -.In the name of the mercifull and pittifull ^od ; fanSlifie thy
genftsin Cextu- felfe, and fray continually, aniloumbly vnto him which U Lord of all Nations, Lord ofaS,
riitj. haue alfo Qg^ gf ^U, that be mil defend and dtliuer thee from the 'Deuill,v>hich entreth the hearts
eathered fome ^/-^^^ ^„j r^^^ deuillt/h and peruerfe men. ( From C^ahomet himfelfe and from his
hcadlefle dcuillifh and peruerfe Law. A m e n.;

Monftcr, the Thus haue I endeuoured to bring fome order out of conflifion , and haue framed
fame is done thefe heads out of that Alcoran-Chaos *, where is fcarce either head or taile: this tale
they haue and bcleeue (for what will not ? what (hall not they beleeue,which refufe to
belceue the Truth ?) that hec which readeth this Booke a thoufand times in his Life,
fhallhaue a woman in Paradife,whofe eye-browcs (hail be as large as the Raine-bow.
not thus fully, Annot.^w»7wnn Alcoran.



infidels.



by Caniacuxf-
nas, & w fum
mulafe^aSt-
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Chap. 5* ASIA. The third Booke* 2$^

C H A p. V.

other MuhameticaUJpecuUtions,*nd explanations of their LaWyCoOeBedeut
of their owne Commentaries of that Argument.

RF fuch writings as hauc come to our hands touching Mahomet s doftrlne
and Rehgion.that feemcth moft fully to lay them open, which is called
by » fomc, 5r4/«, a booke containing the expofition of the Alcoran,in * f.Sanfou,.
forme of a Dialogue, tranflated into Latinc by Hermannta Dalmata^ itlkrM>i,
andmade the twelfth Chapter of the firft bookeofthc Alcoran in Ita-
Han. I haue therefore prcfumed on the Readers patience, to thole for-
mer collections out of the Alcoran it fclfe to adde thefe enfuing, as a further explana-
tion of their opinions. The Mejfcn£er of God (fohcpnncth that bookc) was fitting
amongft his fello wes (the prayer and faluation of God be vpon him) in his Citie lef.
rab ; and the Angell ^<?^r«r/defcending on him,faid, God faluteth thee, O Mahomet,
&c.There comefourc wife-men,^<iiif<rr/ inlfrael, to proue thee; the chiefe of whom
is Abdia ben.Salan. Mahomet therefore fent his cofin Halt to falute them -, and they
being come to Mahomet, after mutuall falutations, Abdia tclleth him , that he and his
fellowes were fent by the people ofthclewes, to learne the vndcrftandingof fomc
obfcurer places of their Law. Mahomet asketh, if he come to enquire, or to tempts
Abdia faith, to enquire. Then Mahomet giuing him full leaue, hebeginneth ; hauing
before gathered out ofthe whole bodieot their Law an hundred moft csquifite quc-
ftions. Thcprincipall dregges you fhall heere haue.

tAbdia. "^zWy^iO Mahomet) whether thou be a Prophet or aMcflengcr? Ma.
hornet. God hath appointed me both a Prophet and a Meflenger. Ab. Doeft thou
preach the L^B" of Gs^/, or thine owne Law? (^ah. The Law of God: this Law is
Faith, and this Faith is, that there zrcnot Gods, \>\ito»e Cod, without partaker. Ab,
How many law es of God arc there ? C^ah. One.the law, and faith of the Prophets,
which went before vs, was one; the rites were different. Ab. Shall we enter Paradifc
for faith or workes ? Mah. Both are ncceffarie ; but if a Gentile, lew, or Chriftian,
become a Saraccn,and preuent his good workes,F<e//^ ett/ji fhall fiiffice : But if Gentile,
lew, or Chriftian, doe good workes, notintheloueof God, the fire fhall confume
both him and his worke. Ab. How doth the mercic of God preuent his anger ? Mah.
When before other creatures Adam rofe vp, he fneefed and faid, God be thanked:and
the Angels hearing it,{3\d,The Pitie ofCjed be vpen thee, Adam, who anfwered,Amcn:
Then iziA.t\\i'Loid,l haue receiuedy our payer. Ab. What be the fourc things which
God wrought with his owne hands ? Mah. He made Paradifc, planted the tree ofthc
Trumpetjformed Adaw,znA did write the Tables ofMofes. Ab, Who told thee this ?
tMah. G^^w/, from the Lord of the world. Ab. In what forme? Mah. Of a man
ftanding vpright, neuer fleeping, nor eating, nor drinking, but the praife of God, Ab,
Tell me m order what is one, what is two, what three, fourc, fiuc, fixe, &c. to an hun-
dreth. Mah. One is God without Sonne, partaker or fellow, almightic Lord of life
and death. Two, Adam zndEue. T\\rce, (Jifichaei, Gabriel, Saraphiel, Archangels
Secrc:aricsof God. Fourc, The Law of (J^iofes, thcPfalmesofD4*/</,theGofpelI,
and Alfurean (focalled of the difiinftion of the Sentences). Fiue,Theprayers which
God gaue mc and my people, and to none of the other Prophets. Sixe, Tiic dayes of
Creation. Seuen,Heauens. Eight, Angels which fuftaine the Throne of God, Nine,
Arc the miracles of Mofes. Ten, Are the faftmg-dayes of the Pilgrimes : thrce,whcn
they goe, fcuen in their returne. Elcucn, Are the Starres whereof lofeph dreamed.
Twelue monthcs in the yeare. Thirtecne, is the Sunne and Moonc, with the eleuca
Starres. Fourtcene candles hang about the throne of God, of the length of fiuc hun-
dred yearcs. Fifteenc, The fifteenth dzy of Ramadam, in which the Alcoran came
Aiding from heauen. Sixtcene, Arc the legions of the Cherubims. Seuentcene, Are
the names of God betweene the bottom of the earth andhell,whichftay thoTe flames,
whichclfe would confume the world. Eightccne, Intcrpofitions there be betweene

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26o Other [peculations ^aiidexplanations of their Law, C h a p .5



the Throne ofGod, and the aire; for elfe the brightnefle of Gcd would blindcthe
world. Ninetcene, Be thearmesor-branchesot"Z<Jc^/<?. a riuer in hell, which fliajl
make a great noife in the day of Iiidgement, Twentic,The day of the month %ar»A^
dam, when thePfalmes defcelided on^Dautd. The one and twentieth of Ramadii:-!Lj,
i'4/<'w?#w was borne. The twoand.tvvcnticth, ®<i«;Wwas pardoned the finne againfl
Vrtah. The three and twentieth of Ti^madamy Chrift the Sonne oi A-f.ry was borne j
the prayers of God bevpon him. The foure and twentieth, God fpaketo (JMofef,
The fine and twentieth, the Sea was diuided. The fixe and tw cnticth He receiucd the
Tables. The feuen and twcntietli, Iokm was fwallowcd of the Whale, The eight and
twentieth, Licol> recoiierCd his hght, when Indoi brought lefphscost. The nincand
twentieth, Was Exoch tranflated. The thirtieth, (JMofts went into Mount Sinai. Ah.
Make fliort worke, for thou haft done all ihis cxaiftly. (Jl^^h. Fortic are the dayes of
JUtnfes his faffing. Fittie thoufand yeares {hall the day ot Judgement continue. Sixtic
arethcveines.whicheuery of the heauenshaue in the earth, without winch varietie
there would be no knowledge arnoDgll men, Seucntiemcn A/o/>i to(-ke to himfclfe.
JEightie ftripes are due to a drunken man. Ninetie, The Angell faid to DduidJ\\\s iny
fellow hath ninetie ilrcepcjand I but one, which he hath pollen fronri me. An hundred
firipes are due to the Adulterer.

iy4i\ VVcJIjilievv vs how the earth was made,and when ? LPlfah. God made man of
ir.ire: thcmire.ofhoth : this was made ol the tempcfts jthefe, ofthefca: Thcfea, of
darknefle ;fhc darknelfe, of light; this, of the word the word, of the thought; the
thought,ofI.iciiKh;the lacinth.ot the comiTiandmenfZ.fr />^i',rfW//»',M.v^.How ma-
ny Aagcls are fet ouer men } Af, Two.one on the right hand.w hich writeth his good
deeds; another on the Icfc, which rcgiftreth his bad. Thefc fit on mens fhoulders.
Their pen istheirtongue,thcirinkcis their fpictlCjtheir heart is the booke. yf^.What
did God make after ? C^iah. The bookes wherein arc written all things, paft, preftnt,
and to come, in heauen and earth; and thcpcnmadeof thebrightcHlight, fiuc hun«
dred yeares long, and eightie broad, hauing eightic teeth, wherein arc written all
things in the world, till the day ot Judgement, The booke is made of the greattll E-
meiald ; the words.of Pcarles ; the couer, ofpitie.God ouer-lookcth the fame an hun-
dred and (ixtie times in a day and night. The hcauen is made of fmoake of the vapour
of the fca : the greeneneife of the fca procccdeth IrcMii the mount K^f^ which is made
of the Emeralds of Paradife, and compaffc th the world, beai ing vp the heaucns. The
gates of heauen art of gold, the lockes of light, the keyes of pictie. Abouc the hea-
ucnsarethefeaof life abouethat, the cloud ie lea; then thcayriefea, theftonie feaj
the darkefca, thcica of olace, thcMoone, theSunnc, the name of God, Supplicati-
on, Gabri-'t the parchment lafcd the patchmcnt ful written, all thefc in order one o-
ucr another. Then, abouc all thcfejthe thrccfcorc and ten fpaces of light : then thvce-
fcoreand ten thoufand hills, with thrcefcore and ten thoufand fpaccs bctwecne, and
threefcore and ten thoufand troupes of Angels on them, in eucy troupe fine thoufand
Angels alway praifing the Lord of the world : abouc thefc the limits or bounds of An-
gelicall dignitie : and abouc the fame the banner of glorie, and then fpaces of pearles,
and in their orders one abouc another, the fpaces of Grace, of Power, of Diuinitic,
of Difpeufation,thcFuot ftoole, the Throne, thchcufeofthc Vniuerfe.

nAb. Are the SunncandMoonefaithfullornot? (JMah. They are faithful', and
obey eucry command of God, >4^. Why then arc they not of cquall light? Otiih.
God created them equajl but by this it came topaflcjthat the viciifnude or intcrcourfc
of day and night was vncertaine, till CJAbrid flying by the Moone, darkened her with
the touch of his wing. Ab. How many orders are there of the Starrest .<i/^ii&. Three,
the fiift of thof e w hich hang by chaines from the Throne of God, giuing light to the
feuench Throne : the fccond chafe away the diuels, when they would enter into hea-
uen; the third in the fight of the Angels. There arc ieuen feasbetweenevs and hea-
uen. Thereare three windes: thefirft barren; the fecond tempeituous, which fliall
blow the fire in the day of ludgcment : the third miniftreibto the earth and fea. yib.
Where i«%hc Sunne? A-hh. In a hotfountaine : this, in a Serpent, which is a great
fpacc in the'mount /C^/, and thisiC^/ is in the hand of the Angell, which holjicth the

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norldtill the d^y of ludgemcnt. t/^W. What is the manner ofthem, which bcare
vp the Seatc of God ? C^iah. Their heads are vndcr the Seat of God, their fcete vn-
der the fcuen Thrones, their ncckes arc ib large, that a bird in a thoufand yeares con-
tinuall flight, could not reach from the one care to the other. They haue homes, and
theirmcateanddrinkeistheprayfeandglorieof God. Abd. How farreisitto hea-
uen ? mtuhom. Fiue hundred yeares iourney to the lovveft, and fo from each to o-
ther. ^bd. What birdes are betwccne vs and heauen ? CAiahem. Some which
touch neither heaucn nor earth, hauing manes like horles, haire like women, wings
like birdes , and lay their cggcs and hatch them on their tayles till the day of
ludgcment.

^^. What was the forbidden tree? yl//?/?.Ofwhcat, which had fcuenearcs, where-
of ^ii^w plucked one, wherein were fiue graines;ofv\hich, two hecat,t\vohegaue
toEue, and one he carried away. This graine was bigger then an cgge, and being
bruifed, brought forth all kinds of feed. Ab. Where was Adam rcceiued after his ex-
pulfion from Paradife ? M^h, Adam in India, Eue in Nubia, Adam was coucred witjj
three leaues of Paradife; Eue, with her haire : They met together in Arafe. Further, as
concerning £//£■, flic was made of a rib of the left fide, for otherwife fLe had beene as
rtrongasthcman.

Ab. Who dwelt in the earth before ? M^h. Firft the Diuels, fcuen thoufand yeares
after them the Angels : lailly Adam^ a thoufand yeares alter the Angels. Ab. Who be-
gan the Pilgrimage. yI/<2^.yf<^^»?.G.z^r;>/fhaued his head, and he circumcifed him-
Iclfe ; and after him Ahrnham, Ab. To what Land fpake God at any time ? Mah. To
Mount Sinai, that it fliouid lift vp Mofes to heauen : Abitabil and Mofes are the two
men, whofefepulchresarenotknowne. yI/#/« by chance found a fepulchrc, which
while he meafured with his bodie, the Angell of Death drew from him his foule out
of his noflrjls, by the fmell of an apple of Paradife.

^^. Whereis themiddleof the earth? CMih.Jn lerufalem. ^b. Who niadethe



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