The Annals of Eutychius of Alexandria (10th c. AD) – chapter 1 (part 3)

Roger Pearse | 1/19/2019 | Staff
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Continuing…. Part of the fun in this is trying to recognise the familiar biblical characters behind their unfamiliar Arabic names!

5. When Yārid felt near death, he called to him his son Akhnūkh, and Mātūshālikh, son of Akhnūkh, Lāmikh, son of Mātūshālikh and Nūh, son of Lāmikh, and said to them: “Do not let any of you come down from this holy mountain. Your children have already fallen and are lost, and I know that God – powerful and exalted – will not let you remain on this holy mountain. But whoever of you will come out of this place, let him take with him the body of Adam and these offerings and take them where God will command him”. Yārid lived in all nine hundred and sixty-two years.

Akhnūkh - Mātūshālikh - Age - Years - Shīt

Akhnūkh had had Mātūshālikh at the age of one hundred and sixty-five years. He was twenty when Shīt died, on Tuesday, at the ninth hour of the day, on the 27th of the month of Āb, that is, of Misra (11). He lived in all nine hundred and twelve years. Anūsh, his son, embalmed the body with myrrh, incense and cinnamon and buried it in the Cave of the Treasures together with Adam, and he mourned him for forty days.

At the age of one hundred and eighty-seven Mātūshālikh had Lāmikh. Mātūshālikh lived in all nine hundred and sixty-nine years. When Mātūshālikh was fifty-three, Anūsh died on Saturday, at the setting of the sun, on the third of the month of Tìshrīn al-Awwal, or Bābih (12). He had lived in all nine hundred and five years. His son Qīnān embalmed his body with myrrh, incense and cinnamon, buried it in the Cave of the Treasures and mourned him for forty days.

Age - Lāmikh - Nūh - Lāmikh

6. At the age of one hundred and eighty-two Lāmikh had Nūh. Lāmikh lived...
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