22-44 The Son of God presents man's prayers to God and intercedes for him. The Son pleads mercy for man and once again offers to redeem him.
45-71 God explains His reasons to the Son for expelling Adam and Eve from Eden and tells the Son to summon all the other angels that they may hear the reasons too.
72-83 The Son gives the signal, and all the angels assemble before the throne of God.
84-98 God justifies Adam and Eve's expulsion from Eden before the angels giving as His reason the "variable and vain" heart of man that might aspire to immortality by eating the fruit of the tree of life.
99-125 God commands Michael to drive out Adam and Eve from Paradise without remorse, and yet, if they bear their sentence with patience and humility, they are to be treated gently and given hope of redemption in the future before they are banished. God also tells Michael to place cherubim at the gates of Paradise to guard it from the fiends of Hell.
126-140 Michael and his cherubim prepare to go to Paradise. Meanwhile in Paradise, Adam feels the grace of God through his prayers, though "with fear yet linked."
141-161 Adam conveys to Eve his feeling of hope attained through his prayers that God now appeared more placable towards them. He hails Eve as mother of all mankind.
162-180 Eve berates herself as unworthy of the title and humbly acknowledges God's pardon. However, she mistakenly consoles herself with a life of quiet content and repentance in Eden (since she has no knowledge of the impending banishment). She tells Adam that it is time to work.
181-192 A forewarning of their impending banishment from Paradise appears through three signs given by nature: eclipse, bird of prey, animal hunt.
193-207 Adam is filled with foreboding and conveys this sense to Eve.
208-225 Michael and his squad descend in glory upon earth. The cherubim guard Eden. Michael sets off to look for Adam and is perceived by the latter.
238-250 Michael draws near Adam in the form of a man; his glorious looks described.
251-262 Michael tells Adam that his prayers were heard by God and that God had revoked the sentence of immediate death. Then Michael tells Adam of the banishment.
263-267 Adam is temporarily paralyzed with shock and fear. Eve too hears the sentence and begins her lament.
268-285 Eve laments their sentence of banishment from Paradise, her first thoughts being for the flowers she had tenderly nurtured and her fearful expectation of the outside world.
286-292 The angel gently consoles Eve by telling her that her banishment is not alone but with her husband.
293-295 Adam recovers from his stupor and addresses Michael.
296-333 Adam acknowledges Michael's gentle manner towards them and laments the loss of Paradise. But then he submits himself to the irrevocability of God's sentence and states the reason for his lament, i.e. that he does not miss the loss of Paradise as much as of God's presence at various places in Paradise, a presence that he will be denied in the outside world.
334-369 Michael consoles Adam by telling him that God's presence is everywhere. As proof of God's unending love for man, Michael tells Adam that he has been instructed to show Adam the future, that Adam may be better equipped to face the future.
*370-422 Adam and Michael ascend the highest hill of Paradise. From there Adam sees a geographical panorama, described in detail. The panorama gives Adam a sense of perspective on time and territory. After Adam has seen the panorama, Michael puts three drops from the well of life into Adam's eyes, thus fortifying Adam before the latter sees the effects of his fall upon future generations.
423-428 Michael commands Adam to open his eyes and see the effects of his fall upon his offspring.
429-449 Adam sees the vision of Cain and Abel fighting each other.
450-452 In distress Adam cries out to Michael, "Is piety thus and pure devotion paid?"
453-460 Michael tells Adam that Cain and Abel suffered due to Adam's and Eve's fall but that the injustice due to the death of the just would be avenged.
461-465 Adam laments the sight just seen and also realizes he has seen the horror of death that will one day befall him.
466-499 Michael tells Adam of the different forms of death which appear as horrifying scenes before Adam's eyes. Adam weeps, but then, gaining control, addresses Michael.
500-514 Adam again laments his fall and questions his fate repeatedly. He asks Michael why men should not be exempt from such deformities for the sake of his maker's image in himself.
515-525 Michael answers that man himself defaced his maker's image in himself.
526-529 Adam submits to the just sentence of death, yet asks if death could be borne in an easier way.
530-546 Michael tells Adam that the easier way is by dying through old age, an end attained through temperance in food and drink. Michael describes old age to Adam.
547-552 Adam accepts the principle of temperance.
553-556 Michael tells Adam to prepare for the next sight.
557-597 Adam's next vision is described, that of the sons of God being seduced by the daughters of men.
598--602 Adam mistakenly identifies the vision with peaceful days.
603-627 Michael corrects Adam and gives him the correct interpretation of the vision.
628-633 Adam realizes his mistake and blames the fall on woman.
634-637 Michael tells Adam that the fall was due to "man's effeminate slackness" and tells Adam to prepare for the next sight.
638-682 Adam sees the next sight of public life. Men kill and are killed, as military magnificence is shown. Only one man, Enoch, remembers his duty to God and his fellow men but would have been lynched had not divine intervention saved him. Adam laments the sight and asks Michael to interpret it.
683-711 Michael tells Adam of Enoch's righteousness and subsequent salvation. He tells Adam to behold the punishment laid upon the wicked.
712-762 Adam sees the next sight, of a world grown corrupt in peace, of Noah building his ark, and of the coming of the great flood.
840-869 Adam next sees the rain slackening and Noah's ark safe on dry land. Noah offers supplication to God; Adam rejoices.
870-883 Adam rejoices in God's mercy that yet did not destroy man entirely after the flood. Then Adam asks Michael the meaning of the rainbow.
884-901 Michael interprets the vision as proof of God's eternal mercy and the rainbow as the covenant between God and man.
summarized by Deepti Goel
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