And all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years,
&c.] He lived twenty years more than Adam did, and within nineteen of Methuselah, and his age must be called a good old age; but what is said of all the patriarchs is also said or him,
and he died:
the Arabic writers say F23, when the time of his death drew nigh, he ordered his son Shem by his will to take the body of Adam, and lay it in the middle of the earth, and appoint Melchizedek, the son of Peleg, minister at his grave; and one of them is very particular as to the time of his death; they say F24 he died on the second day of the month Ijar, on the fourth day (of the week), at two o'clock in the morning.
F23 Elmacinus, p. 12. Patricides, p. 11. apud Hottinger. Smegma, p. 254.
F24 Patricides, ib. p. 256.