Summary: (c. 5,035 — 4,175 BCE) Suzanne, the daughter of Phiniah, was the wife of
Noah — the mortal manifestation of Gabriel and fore-ordained leader of the second
dispensation. Suzanne was Noah’s cousin, and lived with her family in the lands of
Shinar, a several days journey eastward from where Noah lived near Mount Moriah.
When Noah was forty, he was persuaded by his father Lamech to travel with a trusted
servant to find a wife among his brother’s daughters (B:20:26-27). Upon their arrival,
Noah and the servant were happily welcomed by Phiniah’s family. It wasn’t long before
Noah met one of Phiniah’s daughters named Suzanne. Noah was immediately smitten by
Suzanne after hearing her singing the songs of Maciah while tending her father’s
sheep (B:20:29-30; AZC — Maciah).
Despite the couple’s desire to be wed, Phiniah would not consent to a marriage between
Noah and Suzanne because he had two older daughters who were not yet married. One
night, Noah, Suzanne and the servant quietly stole away from the tent of Phiniah,
to rush back to Mount Moriah. Upon their arrival, Noah explained to his father what
they had done. Lamech was quite dismayed, for he feared his brother would be very
angry that his daughter had essentially been stolen from him. However, Noah’s grandfather
Methuselah was overjoyed at the love of Noah and Suzanne, claiming that peace could
be purchased with Phiniah by offering him an abundance of cattle and sheep. Suzanne
and Noah were sealed as husband and wife by Methuselah and Ziphia before an altar
on Mount Moriah (B:20:33-43).
Suzanne lived to be 860 years old, and upon her passing was buried by Noah upon a
high mountain (B:23:59-63).
[...] “Thus by a burgeoning oral tradition, the songs of Maciah went from one generation
to the next. These songs were often used to distinguish those who loved and followed
God from those who didn’t, hence the significance of Noah finding Suzanne among her
father’s flocks, singing the songs of Maciah (Beginnings 20:29-30).”
59. Now Suzanne grew old, and when she lay dying, she called to Noah and spoke to
him, saying: “My husband, the day of parting has come, but the love which I bear
for you is not diminished.
60. Yet seeing that I shall go again unto my Father and your Father, remember me,
for my love shall never depart from you.
61. Remember me with joy and laughter and not with tears of sorrow; for if you shall
remember me with tears only, then shall the remainder of all your days be filled
with heaviness, and sorrow shall afflict your soul unto despair.
62. Therefore, my love, farewell. May the Lord watch between you and me in the days
of separation, that on the day of completion we might be restored again one unto
63. Now Suzanne died, being 860 years old. Wherefore, Noah buried her upon a high
mountain amidst great weeping, and he caused to be sung unto her the psalms of Maciah,
the great high priestess.