And I, the Lord, called to my chosen, who were persecuted and hidden away in the valleys and mountains, even on the tops of the mountains, in the land of Whaga.
And I said to them: Because you have kept my commandments, come forth and hear the word of the Lord your God. || And they came out from their hiding places, thousands and thousands of them. And I sent my angels to them, saying to my angels:
Say to my chosen: This is the word of the Lord your God: You have found favor in my sight, for of all that are on the earth, you alone have kept my commandments; and you have seen righteousness in the seed of your generations.
Go, therefore, and build enough ships for my chosen, and get within, where none can pursue or destroy.
For behold, I will bring a flood of waters upon the earth, even above the highest mountains; for I will destroy its corruption, and purge it of all uncleanness.
Take, therefore, food that is good to eat, and gather it into the ships; for the flood shall remain one hundred and fifty days, and you shall come forth and not find anything to eat.
And the angels of the Lord went to the Faithists in God and inspired them to build ships, both in the valleys and on the mountains; for two whole years they built them, and then they were completed.
And the angels of heaven numbered the ships, and there were one hundred and thirty-eight. And the ships stood on the mountains and in valleys; but of all the ships that had been built, not one stood near the waters.
And the earth stood in the arc of Noe in the firmament of heaven, in the place and grade of six hundred in the a‘ji‘an roads, twenty-four thousand years before kosmon.
And the Lord commanded the chosen to go into the ships; which they did; and in that same day the gates of heaven and earth were opened.
And the earth (that was Whaga) rocked to and fro, like a ship at sea; and the rains fell in torrents; and loud thunderings came up from beneath the floor of the world. And the sea came up on the land; first upon the valleys and then upon the mountains; so that the ships floated on the waters.
But the land was swallowed up, valleys and mountains; and all the living (on Whaga) perished, except the I‘hins, who floated off in the ships.
And the Lord said: I numbered those who were saved, and there were twelve thousand four hundred and twenty; and these were all that remained of the first race of man that walked on two feet.
Behold, I will carry them to all the divisions of the earth, and people it anew with the seed of my chosen. ||
And E-O-IH blew His breath upon the ships of His sons and daughters; blew them about upon the ocean; blew them to the east and west and north and south.
By the will of God, the ships were congregated into four fleets; thirty-four ships into each fleet, except two ships, which were carried together in a fleet by themselves.
The Lord said: I will name the fleets of my chosen, and their names shall be everlasting on the earth. And the Lord named them GUATAMA, SHEM, JAFFETH, HAM AND YISTA.
The Lord said: From these, my seed, I will people the earth over in all its divisions. And so that later generations, for thousands of years, may know the work of my hand, behold, I give them a sign, which is my covenant to them and their heirs forever:
Which is my crescent, in the form of a rainbow; and whatever people bear this, my sign, shall be a remembrance to me of my covenant. Nor shall they be destroyed from the inheritance that I have given to them.
And the chosen looked out of their ships; the sky was clearing, and a rainbow shone in the firmament; and by its light the land was found, where the Lord brought his people.
And in one hundred and fifty days from the beginning of the flood, the ships were brought into their respective places; for as the Lord destined them, so did they land in the different countries of the world.
The fleet named GUATAMA was carried eastward, and the country where it landed was also called Guatama. The Lord said: From this place my chosen shall spread out north and south. But they shall not inhabit the lands to the east or west as far as the sea; for they shall be testimony in time to come, of this landing place from the continent of Pan.
God said: Permit my people to give names to the places where I lead them; for these names shall show in the Kosmon era, the work of my hand done in this day.
The fleet of two ships carried to the north was named YISTA, which in the Whaga tongue, was Zha‘Pan, which is the same country that to this day is called Japan, signifying, RELIC OF THE CONTINENT OF PAN, for it lay to the north, where the land was cleaved in two.
And the Lord said to them: Behold, eight Hi‘dan shall come and pass, and in that day, you shall be like a key to unlock the labors of heaven; for of all people you shall be reckoned the oldest in the world. And until I come and unlock the sea, you shall remain an exclusive people from all tribes and nations.
Preserve, therefore, the names of my rites and ceremonies, and especially the names of land and water, and the firmament above, and ships that plow the water, and whatever sounds that man makes in the throat without the tongue and lips; for in the time of my glory on the earth you shall also be glorified. Preserve also peace, righteousness and industry, for you shall be a testimony in the later time, of the presence of my hand and of the Great Spirit also. Thus was Japan settled, and it continues to this day.
The fleet named JAFFETH was driven westward and north, and the country was called Jaffeth for thousands of years afterward, and is the same as that called Chine‘ya (China) to this day.
The fleet named SHEM landed to the south, and the country was called Shem for thousands of years afterward, and is the same as that called Vind‘yu (India) to this day.
The fleet named HAM landed southwest, and the country was called the land of Ham for thousands of years, and is the same as that called Egypt and Africa to this day.
God said: Behold, my chosen shall manifest many signs and words common to one another in these different divisions of the earth.
They shall remember the flood.
They shall repudiate idols, but worship the Great Spirit, E-O-IH.
They shall have the crescent.
They shall have the triangle.
They shall preserve the four days of the change of the moon as sacred days, and they shall be called mass (moon‘s) days [Sabbaths –Ed.].
They shall be circumcised.
They shall remember the seven tetracts: DIBBAH, the enticing evil; RA, the flesh evil; ZIMMAH, the joking evil; BELYYAAL, worthlessness; AVEN, vanity; ANASH, delight in destruction; and SA‘TAN, desire for leadership, which is the captain of death.
They shall have three great lights: OR, the All Highest; GOD, son of Or; and LORD (Adonya), executor of heaven and earth.
They shall have three lesser lights: God‘s angels and Lords; the prophets; and the rab‘bahs.
They shall have three representative symbols of light: The sun, the moon and the burning flame.
The Lord said: And my chosen shall use these lights and symbols, signs and seasons, in all the divisions of the earth where I have settled them.
And in the Kosmon era I will come and show them the framework of my building, which I raise up to the Almighty.
God said: Now the world was of one language and one speech; in all the places of my people, they spoke alike, person to person. ||
Nevertheless, in all parts of the earth there lived ground people, who were black and brown, and burrowed in the ground; and they had long arms and curved backs, and were naked and not ashamed, for which reason they were called DRUKS.
The Lord spoke to the chosen (the I‘hins), saying: Behold the earth! I give it to you, to be yours forever.
Do not mingle with the druks, for they are without understanding and are not heirs to everlasting life.
Now many inquired of the Lord, saying: If these, having no understanding, are not heirs to everlasting life, how shall it be with our children who die in infancy?
The Lord said: This is a matter of the seed, and not of learning. Whoever is born from my chosen shall inherit my everlasting kingdom.
The Lord said: A wise physician amputates a diseased limb and so preserves the trunk to become healed.
Did I not see the rankness of the tribes of darkness, the druks; and that the proceedings of man would render the earth void?
What worth has all the world, if it does not bring forth heirs to everlasting life?
Behold, I saw that my chosen had become exterminated on all the divisions of the earth except Pan. And I saw that those who had been their destroyers had, in turn, nearly exterminated one another.
And I saw that by bringing the remnants of my people here, they could re-establish themselves, and become the seed of a mighty people.
But, as for the land of Whaga (Pan), it was already in the throes of death. The druks had become a festering sore; and the spirits of the dead, tens of billions of them, would not quit their hold on mortals while life was on the earth.
And I sent my angels around the whole earth, and gathered in the spirits of darkness; gathered them to the land of Whaga.
And when my work was ready, I raised up my hand, as a surgeon that would lop off a diseased limb, and I cleft asunder the continent of Pan and sunk it beneath the waters.
And my angels conducted my chosen out of that land, and not one of them perished.
I said to the guardian angels whom I had given to man: In the lands where I will take my people, let them build mounds and walled cities, with ladders to enter, like the ancients. In all the divisions of the earth, they shall build alike.
For in the time of Kosmon, their relics shall be testimony that the I‘hin foreran the I‘huan, the copper-colored race, all over the world.
So also, I, the Lord, will provide in the Kosmon era to discover the sunken land of Whaga, so that mortals may comprehend the magnitude of the work of the Lord. ||
In those days the I‘hins did not dwell alone, but in cities and villages; and they were clothed. They tilled the ground and brought forth grains and seeds good to eat; and flax and hemp, from which to make cloth for covering the body. And their food was of every herb, root, grain, seed, and fruit, that comes from the earth, and is good to eat; but they ate neither flesh nor fish, nor of anything that breathed the breath of life.
They toiled by day, bringing the fruit of their labor within their cities; and they slept at night within their cities, and on mounds, so they would not be molested by beasts of prey or by serpents.
And every city had one rab‘bah (head father), who knew the way of the Lord; by the rab‘bah, the altars of the Lord were built, and the times of the sacred days foretold.
And the rab‘bah made written records on stone; which they taught to their successors, and to whoever desired to learn of the Lord.
And the Lord remained with them; and they kept the commandments and multiplied exceedingly, in all the divisions of the world.
Nor was there in those days, any war in any land under the sun.
In three thousand years time, behold, there were thousands of cities and hundreds of thousands of inhabitants who had spread abroad over the lands of the earth.
And they had built ships and sailed abroad on the seas, and inhabited its islands, north and south and east and west.