Summary: (c. 5,035 — 4,175 BCE) Suzanne, the daughter of Phiniah, was the beloved
wife of Noah, who was the mortal manifestation of Gabriel and fore-ordained leader
of the second dispensation.
Suzanne was Noah’s cousin, and prior to their marriage, lived with her family in
the lands of Shinar, a multi-day 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
and rushed 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 was the mother of: Shem, Japheth, Ham, Cimbri. She lived to be 860 years
old, and at her passing was buried by her beloved husband, Noah, upon a high mountain
[...] 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.