[On the ]firs[t day], God made the light which he called "day". On the second day, God made the firmament in the midst of the waters and divided the higher waters from the lower waters as can be read in Genesis. On the third day, god gathered the waters into a place and caused land to appear, which he called "dry", and gatherings of water, he called "seas". On the fourth day, he made the sun and the moon from the light made on the first day and other stars in the firmament of heaven. On the fifth day, God created swimming and flying things and things beneath the waters. On the sixth day, God created the land animals and man himself. In the likeness of God, male and female he created them: namely, Adam and Eve. On the seventh day, he rested from all his work which he had done.
builder of Jerusalem and from his name (later called Salem by Jebus) it was called Jerusalem. Salem (130) begat Eb, from whom the "Hebrews". In the 130th year, he begat Phalec. Phalec in the 130th year begat Ragau. The gods were first worshiped. Ragau in the 132nd year begat Seruch. The kingdom of the Scythians begins. Seruch in the 130th year begat Nachor. The kingdom [of the E]gypt[ians] begins. Nachor in the 94th year begat Thare. The kingdom of the Africans arises. Thare in the 80th year begat Abraham. Zoroastris invented the magic art. This is the second age, containing 857 years.
Hercules [throws] himself into the flames. Abessa for 6 years. [Alexander] seized Helen. Ab[don for 10 years]. Troy is captured by the Greeks and Carthage is founded by Dido. Dares produced the history of the Trojans. Then the sons of Israel served the Philistines [for] 40 y[ears]. Samson liberated them and led for 20. Eneas died in Italy. Aschanius founds Alba. Heli the priest, father of Ophni and Finees, led for 40 years. The ark of the covenant is taken. Ophni and Phinees [sic] are killed. Trojans under Duke Brutus c[am]e to Britain. Samuel and Saul for 40 years. H[omer] was being considered the most learned [and] famous of the Greeks. Locrinus, son of Brut[us], rules [in] Britain. This is the thi[rd] a[ge], con[tai]ning 910 [years].
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- The MS has natalicia ("birth", "relating to a birthday") where natatalia ("swimming things") is probably meant.
- Possibly a reference to Carthage, whose province was called Africa in Latin. (Libya was the more common name for the continent itself.)
- Against the Ammonites.
- This refers to "History of the Destruction of Troy", a late classical hoax believed during the middle ages.
- x[i] kalendas mai die sanc[te] pal[is]. Roman dating subtracted the number from the day that followed ("11 days before the first of May"), but addition is probably meant here, as Pentecost must occur in May or June.
- nepos may mean "grandson", "nephew", or some vague "descendant", but Cunedagius was elsewhere said to be the son of Leir's second daughter Regan.
- Translations of Genesis