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2. 3 1 4 ) . The Hebrew Bk. of Noah (A. Jellinek, Bet Ha-Midrasch III, 158-159); and Victorinus, De fabrica mundi 8 (CSEL. 4 9 . 8 ) , give seven unclean animals. Jerome is quite specific in making the point that there was ah "uneven number" of clean animals, Adv. Jovin. 2. 1 5 (PL. 23. 320); Ep. 1 2 3 . 1 1 (CSEL. 56. 8 5 ) ; Ep. 49 . 1 9 (CSEL. 54. 383). ) Philo, Mos. ii. 6 1 ; QG. ii. 2 7 , assumes that the animals became tame from association with man; cf. also "entered in concord into tne ark," I Clem.
This could not take place until after God's spirit had departed.
Of Adam and Eve iv. 1 4 . a 3 4 6 35 NOAH IN THE APOCRYPHA AND PSEUDEPIGRAPHA Shem. He informed Noah that he would be the one "that shall be left" (ii. 21). ) Enoch before his translation repeated the prediction of approaching ruin (ii. 22). Noah from his youth up, observing the increase of wickedness, held his soul in fasting. He was obedient to his parents when with them, and obedient to God when away from them. He did not trans gress against God in one evil thing. After Noah had continued in chastity and obedience to God for 500 years, God commanded him to take a wife.