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MATTHEW OF WESTMINSTER The flowers of history, especially such as relate to the affairs of Britain. Vol. I. B.C. 4004 to A.D. 1066.

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MATTHEW OF WESTMINSTER
The flowers of history, especially such as relate to the affairs of Britain. Vol. I. B.C. 4004 to A.D. 1066.
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Jabaal, having invented portable tents for shepherds, was thè first man who distinguished flocks according to their quality, and breed and age. Jabaal was the father of those who play on the organ and the harp, that is to say, he was the inventor of the art of music, and he engraved a description of his art on two pillars, one of brick and the other of marble, as a durable record, in case of fire or flood. Tubalcain was the inventor of the smith's art ; he was a fabricator of works of sculpture in metals ; and it was by the sound of his hammers that Jabaal was delighted, and so was the first person to lay down rules for the harmony of sounds derived from these hammers. CH. VI.—The descendante of Seth. ADAM, as has been already mentioned, begat Seth ; Seth begat Enos ; Enos begat Canaan ; Canaan begat Malaleel ; Malaleel begat Jareth ; Jareth begat Enoch. This Enoch pleased God, and being translated to Paradise, dwells there with Elias. And Enoch, as some kind of letters had been invented, wrote a book (as is stated in the Epistle of Jude).8 And in his time Adam is believed to have died. Enoch begat Methusaleh ; Methusaleh begat Lamech ; Lamech begat Noah. But Adam lived nine hundred and thirty years ; Seth nine hundred and twelve ; Enos, nine hundred and five ; Canaan, nine hundred and ten ; Malaleel, eight hundred and ninetyfive ; Jareth, nine hundred and sixty-two ; Enoch, three hundred and sixty-five ; Methusaleh, nine hundred and sixty-nine ; Lamech, seven hundred and seventy-seven. When Noah was five hundred years old, he begat Shem, Ham, and Japhet. HEBE ENDS THE FIBST AGE—Containing, according to the Hebrews, 1656 years ; according to the Seventy translators of the Bible, 2242. This refers to Jude 14. " And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold the Lord cometh with ten thousand of his saints."


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