Noah 1056 AM – 2006 AM (later years contemporary with Abraham and Lot)
Key precept: An apocalypse – actual, threatened or contrived – creates a State of Fear positioning a peace-proclaiming politician to lead frightened humanity into a New World Order.
Deceptively, the “New” World Order is just a re-serving of the oldest.
After any catastrophe, humanity is intent on re-establishing the only world known, the pre-apocalypse civilization that assumes a state of perfection in an imperfect memory. Our Western culture prides itself on the Re-naissance, the Re-birth, of revered classical civilization after centuries of apocalyptic conditions during the Dark Ages.
In Florence [the heart of the Renaissance] the sublime and terrible go hand in hand...The Piazza della Signoria, the main square, contains an open-air display of Roman and Renaissance sculpture exhibiting some of the most famous statues in Florence. It is a gallery of horrors, a public exhibition of killing, rape, and mutilation unmatched in any city in the world. Heading the show is the famous bronze sculpture by Cellini of Perseus [demigod son of Zeus] triumphantly holding up the severed head of Medusa like a jihadist on a website video, blood pouring from her neck, her decapitated body sprawled under his feet. Behind Perseus stand other statues depicting famous legendary scenes of murder, violence, and mayhem…Inside Florence’s encircling walls and on the gibbets outside were committed the most refined and the most savage of crimes…For centuries, Florence projected its power over the rest of Tuscany at the cost of ferocious massacres and bloody wars...As the fifteenth century dawned, Florence hosted one of those inexplicable flowerings of genius that have occurred…It would later be called the Renaissance, the “rebirth”, following the long darkness of the Middle Ages.
Between the birth of Masaccio in 1401 and the death of Galileo in 1642, Florentines largely invented the modern world. They revolutionized art, architecture, music, astronomy, mathematics, and navigation. They created the modern banking system with the invention of the letter of credit…More than that, Florence invented the very idea of the modern world. With the Renaissance, Florentines threw off the yoke of medievalism, in which God stood at the center of the universe and human existence on earth was but a dark, fleeting passage to the glorious life to come. The Renaissance placed humanity at the center of the universe and declared this life as the main event. The course of Western civilization was changed forever.
The Florentine Renaissance was largely financed by a single family, the Medicis…
A Dominican monk by the name of Savonarola…began to preach fire and brimstone, railing against the decadence of the Renaissance…
His message resonated among common Florentines, who had watched with disapproval the conspicuous consumption and great wealth of the Renaissance and its patrons…Their discontent was magnified by an epidemic of syphilis, carried back from the New World, which burned through the city. It was a disease Europe had never seen before, and it came in a far more virulent form than we know today, in which the victim’s body became overspread with weeping pustules, the flash sagging and falling from the face, the stricken sinking into fulminating insanity before death mercifully carried them off…In this climate Savonarola found a receptive audience…
[But] Under Savanorola’s rule, Florence sank into economic decline…the young and shiftless began openly defying his edicts. In 1497, a mob of young men rioted during one of Savonarola’s sermons; the riots spread and became a general revolt taverns reopened, gambling resumed, and dancing and music could once again be heard echoing down Florence’s crooked streets.
Savonarola…made the fatal mistake of turning his criticisms on the church itself. The pope excommunicated him and ordered him arrested and executed. An obliging mob…dragged him out. He was charged with a slew of crimes, among them “religious error.” After being tortured on the rack for several weeks, he was hung in chains from a cross in the Piazza della Signoria…and burned.
The Renaissance resumed.
So while we have limited biblical or historical information about the days of Noah prior to the flood, we do have quite a bit of historical information about the earliest civilizations established in the days of Noah after the flood. By extrapolating backwards we can learn a lot about the pre-flood civilization from its re-appearance in the post-flood world, even after millennia of rise and fall and rebuilding on the rubble of the series of fallen civilizations.
There is a remarkable pattern in each recurrence, a consistency in the elements of civilization, as should be expected since they are all led by the same mastermind intent on the same goal – the destruction of humanity.
And the first thing we find in the first Renaissance of antiquity after the flood is that, despite the proof of God’s overriding control via the flood, “the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not” (II Cor 4:4) Note the contrast between Noah’s earth-focused preaching and ungodly men’s heaven-focused activities.
“And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.” (Gen 9:1)
“And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there…And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.” (Gen 11:1-4)
Anyone who read the post Sin City should be able to recognize that “they” are the elite intent on recreating the antediluvian urban culture, enslaving the laborers and exterminating the “useless eaters” in order to amass riches and power to the few at the top of the food chain.
And all the princes of Nimrod and his great men took counsel together; Phut, Mitzraim, Cush and Canaan with their families, [the Hamites] and they said to each other, Come let us build ourselves a city [for protection from our enemies] and in it a strong tower [think launch pad], and its top [think capsule] reaching heaven [think rocket propelled], and we will make ourselves famed, so that we may reign upon the whole world, in order that the evil of our enemies may cease from us [think the Reagan administration’s Strategic Defense Initiative], that we may reign mightily over them, [the Shemites and Japhethites, remember ] and that we may not become scattered over the earth [where “we” defines “our people” who are fleeing to the wilderness to escape religious persecution and tyranny in general] on account of their wars. (Jasher 9)
As you read the following account, keep in mind that words will have different meanings for different cultures depending on their experience. When a native on a remote island who never encountered technology saw a warplane flying in the distance, he didn’t tell his villagers that he saw “a flying machine”, he called it “a giant bird.” Likewise, a “baked brick” is only assumed to be made of mud hardened in a kiln by people who know of no higher technology. In our day, we do, and can expand our awareness of what this text may be reporting.
And they all went before the king, and they told the king these words, and the king agreed with them in this affair, and he did so. And all the families assembled consisting of about six hundred thousand men, and they went to seek an extensive piece of ground to build the city and the tower, and they sought in the whole earth and they found none like one valley at the east of the land of Shinar, about two days’ walk, and they journeyed there and they dwelt there. And they began to make bricks and burn fires to build the city and the tower that they had imagined to complete. And the building of the tower was unto them a transgression and a sin, and they began to build it, and whilst they were building against the Lord God of heaven, they imagined in their hearts to war against him and to ascend into heaven. And all these people and all the families divided themselves in three parts; the first said We will ascend into heaven and fight against him; the second said, We will ascend to heaven and place our own gods there [clearly these are the ones who had been thrown out] and serve them; and the third part said, We will ascend to heaven and smite him with bows and spears... “ (Jasher 9)
If the record of humans attempting to “reach unto heaven” seems an amusing example of how ignorant “pre-scientific” savages viewed their world, understand that the earliest post-flood group of people had the same technological and astronomical knowledge available to them as the pre-flood people who constructed the Giza Pyramid and Stonehenge.
The study of prehistory has taken on a startling new direction. Far removed from barbarians or savages, a civilisation earlier than the Sumerian…devoted huge efforts to the construction of massive stone monuments based on astronomical principles.
Archeological finds of depictions of flying machines are more likely to be remembrances of things past than imagination. If Leonardo da Vinci had lived long enough he could have moved beyond research, more likely than not based on antediluvian texts available in his day, to development of these and other war machines.
It only took 300 years for our modern European society to go from steam engines to space ships. The ancient Sumerians had as much time, and they had the pre-flood R&D to start with. They just needed a work force.
As for the “ludicrous” idea that a tower could reach unto heaven – Operation Fishbowl certainly appears to have been an attempt to reach, and break through, a hard firmament enclosure within reach of earth’s people.
And don’t overlook the goal of reaching heaven – to “make a name”. This signifies joining forces with a god, merging identities and resources as in marriage and adoption, empowering the human ruler and allowing the alien spirit access to and control over the material world through the human body. Surely we understand that NASA had a purpose for identifying the space exploration vehicles by name with the ancient gods.
Nimrod built a new “gate of the gods” at his tower of Babel, and thousands of years later Nebuchadnezzar covered his new Ishtar Gate at Babylon with images of The Seed of Satan, Marduk, the snake-dragon, the mushussu. This gate/portal was moved to the Pergamum Museum in Berlin during Hitler’s occult-driven rise to power. Given the hyper dimensional quality of spirit beings/aliens, no doubt some kind of hyper dimensional portal is required for establishing contact with spirits either in the heaven/space or on earth.
Makes you wonder what power this gate holds.
One thing we know is that it wasn’t a gateway for angels / gods mating with women. Recall from the last post Days of Noah that God dealt out the most severe punishment on the angels who engaged in sex with human women to create hybrid monsters for their war against humanity.
“God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly; And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly;” (II Peter 2:4-6)
However, after the bodies of the sinful angels were chained up in hell, corruption with out-of-this-world beings still happened, substituting fleshly or fabricated bodies as housing for the spirits of the angels separated from their spiritual bodies.
“When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out;” (Matthew 12:43-44)
“Take ye therefore good heed unto yourselves…Lest ye שָׁחַת corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image, the similitude of any figure, the likeness of male or female…any beast that is on the earth…winged fowl that flieth in the air…thing that creepeth on the ground…fish that is in the waters beneath the earth: And lest thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest the sun, and the moon, and the stars, even all the host of heaven, shouldest be driven to worship them, and serve them...But the LORD hath taken you, and brought you forth out of the iron furnace, even out of Egypt, to be unto him a people…Take heed unto yourselves, lest ye forget the covenant of the Lord your God, which he made with you, and make you a graven image, or the likeness of any thing, which the LORD thy God hath forbidden thee. For the LORD thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God. When thou…shall שָׁחַת corrupt yourselves, and make a graven image, or the likeness of any thing, and shall do evil in the sight of the LORD thy God, to provoke him to anger: I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that ye shall soon utterly perish from off the land whereunto ye go over Jordan to possess it; ye shall not prolong your days upon it, but shall utterly be destroyed. (Deuteronomy 4:15-26)
“And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us gods, which shall go before us…And all the people brake off the golden earrings which were in their ears, and brought them unto Aaron. And he…made it a molten calf: and they said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt…And they rose up early on the morrow, and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play. And the LORD said unto Moses, Go, get thee down; for thy people, which thou broughtest out of the land of Egypt, have שָׁחַת corrupted themselves:” (Exodus 32)
The word צְחַק delicately translated “play” here has a much more baudy meaning than children having fun. There is an unquestionably sexual meaning when Abimelech caught Isaac צְחַק “sporting” with Rebekah, and Potiphar’s wife was certainly accusing Joseph of sexual assault when she reported that he had come in to צְחַק “mock” her.
The Israelites were not passing time playing games. This should not come as a news flash. It was standard practice in ancient times to include sexual debauchery and drunkeness in pagan practices.
Oh, wait. This is still a common occurrence whenever people get together to party with intoxicants.
“For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries: Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you: (I Peter 4:3-4)
This should sound familiar. It’s not just ancient culture.
Dionysia – the Original Greek Carnival –
It’s All About Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll
The Greek Orthodox Church rather try to play down the shenanigans of Greek Carnival, all this bawdiness is not seemly, so, just where did Greek Carnival originate?
As with many Christian celebrations, Saint Valentine’s Day is just one example, Greek Carnival was an ancient pagan celebration. The heathens may have allowed themselves to become Christians, but no way were they about to give up their festivities.
The priests of the day, unable to persuade the newly-converted to forego their jollies, simply changed the name, and dedicated the celebration, to some other Christian occasion…
Also known as Bacchanal, crazy parties with drunken revelry, sexual experimentation, and wild music dedicated to Bacchus, the Roman name for the Greek god of wine Dionysus, were also celebrated in southern Italy…via the Greek colonies…
Back in the day, Dionysus, with the looks any Greek god would have been proud of [are you recognizing the androgeny?], had his cult of followers, who eagerly awaited this yearly blow out, which is exactly what it was.
The females, “Maenads” (the word comes from the Greek maenades, meaning mad or demented) wild, drunk women, dressed as Ariadne, wife of Dionysus, with animal skins draped over their shoulders, carrying a “Thyrus”, a rod topped with a pine cone, and his male devotes, satyrs, men with goat-like features, in a permanent state of arousal, gathered together in the woods, for what can only be dubbed as a rave party!
The copious amounts of wine knocked back, trance-inducing music, strange herbs ingested and wild singing and dancing; all produced a state of complete abandon, a total lack of inhibition.
Baby this was the original sex, drugs and rock and roll!
…a huge wooden statue of Dionysus was borne aloft, through the inebriated crowds…escorted by men dressed at satyrs, disguised by masks, the women following, wildly dancing, heads thrown back in ecstasy…
I can certainly understand why early Christian priests were not enamored with these pagan shenanigans, and replaced it with Greek carnival, which, it seems to me, is just a reenactment of wild parties, thrown all those years ago, under another name: Apokreas!
…the description of the Dionysia reminds me of the less reputable holiday resorts of the Greek islands, where, according to foreign tourists, anything goes!
So do false gods capture their victims through sexual promiscuity or drive their victims to engage in sexual promiscuity?
“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
“Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.” (Romans 1:18-32)
“Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ…According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness....that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped [the alternative condition] the corruption that is in the world through lust…Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established in the present truth…there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies…and bring upon themselves swift destruction...
The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished: But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government…these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption…
- Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin;
- beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices…
- following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness…
- they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness...
While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage. (2 Peter 1-2)
God had to break up this recreation / re-creation of the damned world of lost souls.
“And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded. And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language…” (Gen 11:5-6)
How does confounding language restrain humans from accessing the heavens?
The simple expedient of scattering the people can be easily reversed by learning one another’s languages, as occurs when empires expand into outlying territories. English is the current example of a common world language, assembling not only a labor force but discoveries by far-flung researchers.
Not surprisingly, in the 19th and early 20th centuries, much research was conducted and disseminated in German. Interesting that “Germany has been the home of some of the most prominent researchers in various scientific disciplines, notably physics, mathematics, chemistry and engineering.” Interesting that rocket science and space exploration began in Germany, and that space exploration is where you see the greatest international cooperation. Since America won German scientists as spoils of war after World War II, English has become the new common language of science.
In addition to accumulating knowledge and understanding by learning multiple languages, many efforts have been made to devise a completely new universal language, including a language allegedly learned from a green alien humanoid. “Space-spirit-sound”, or “aUl”, was developed by an Austrian psychologist who claims that aUl is the universal language of logic used throughout the cosmos. Crazy as it sounds this is actually getting to the heart of the matter.
The Encylopaedia Britannica defines the history of science as mankind’s attempt to understand, in order to control, one’s world.
About 2500 BCE [i.e. before the flood, during the reign of the fallen angels and giants] there was a sudden burst of activity that seems to have had clear scientific importance. Great Britain and northwestern Europe contain large stone structures from that era, the most famous of which is Stonehenge… that are remarkable from a scientific point of view. Not only do they reveal technical and social skills of a high order…but the basic conception of Stonehenge and the other megalithic structures also seems to combine religious and astronomical purposes…and, apparently, constructed on mathematical principles that require at least practical knowledge of the Pythagorean theorem. This theorem…seems to have been known throughout Asia, the Middle East, and Neolithic Europe two millennia before the birth of Pythagoras. This combination of religion and astronomy was fundamental to the early history of science. It is found in Mesopotamia, Egypt, China…Central America and India.
The universal language that allowed Nimrod’s army to access the heavens to war against God was understanding and applying mathematics, the language of science. This is the language that was scattered and lost for the last four thousand years. Since Western civilization is again reaching the same highly scientific and technological capababilities of our ancient ancestors, our governments are again devoting extreme amounts of financial and human resources to “reach unto heaven.”
And God wasn’t having it start all over again.
“So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth” (Gen 11:5-8)
One well-known event of scattering military knowledge so that it was not all held by one empire can be seen in the division of Germany’s rocket science between America and Russia after WWII. Fortunately for the world, the balance of power between America and Russia, AKA the Cold War, prevented both America and Russia from dropping more atomic bombs.
We can therefore anticipate that Antichrist’s overriding response to God’s strategy is to hunt down and regather, not just the nations, but the scattered antediluvian hyperdimensional knowledge carried through time in bits and pieces by the different nations.
A growing body of evidence suggests the first sixteen pyramids of ancient Egypt were not royal tombs but recovery vaults designed to revive civilization after an anticipated major catastrophe. The pyramids acted as storehouses for seeds and tools, but the treasures necessary to restore the culture of ancient Egypt were secured in a secret chamber, and the three great pyramids of Giza “point” to this secret location.
According to respected Christian analyst and author Sharon K. Gilbert, this is the occult, i.e. hidden meaning, in the ancient myth of the scattering of Osiris’, AKA Nimrod’s, body parts.
According to respected scholars in linguistics, archaeology, comparative mythology, and astronomy, myths encode the ancient knowledge of astronomy. Hertha von Dechend was professor of the history of science at the University of Frankfurt, and a research associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), ranked the #1 university in the world. Also at M.I.T., Giorgio de Santillana was professor of the history and philosophy of science. Together von Dechend and de Santiallana compiled years of study into Hamlet’s Mill: An Essay Investigating the Origins of Human Knowledge & Its Transmission Through Myth. Drawing on scientific data, historical & literary sources, the authors argue that the myths from cultures all around the world have a common origin and are the remains of a preliterate astronomy, an exacting science whose power & accuracy were suppressed & then forgotten by an emergent Greco-Roman world view.
Manly P. Hall, famed occultist and author of over 150 published works, drew his opinions in part from his studies of comparative mythology. Among the best known of his occult teachings are Aliens Magick and Sorcery, The Secret Teachings of All Ages, and An Encyclopedic Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic Rosicrucian Symbolical Philosophy. The Secret Destiny of America popularized the idea of a masonic purpose for the founding of the United (get it?) States.
Unfortunately for believers, the scattering of nations also restrained God’s people from leading unbelievers back to God.
“For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me…Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.” (Joh 17:8, 20-23)
But as with all of rest of his judgments on sin, God provided a way of escape from this one. The first way in which God was working at that time to reunite believers and testify to unbelievers was, logically, through a universal language. We should not be surprised to find that, as with the reconciliation of Adam through sacrifice on the very day he sinned, this reconciliation through communication was also provided at the same time that judgment was imposed. We can date the beginning of this universal language by association with Shem’s son Aram.
Aramaic is the ancient language of the Semitic [Shemite] family group, which includes the Assyrians, Babylonians, Chaldeans, Arameans, Hebrews, and Arabs…In a phenomenal wave of expansion, Aramaic spread over Palestine and Syria and large tracts of Asia and Egypt, replacing many languages…For about one thousand years it served as the official and written language of the Near East, officially beginning with the conquests of the Assyrian Empire, which had adopted Aramaic as its official language, replacing Akkadian…Aramaic had been adopted by…the tribes of the Northern Kingdom [deported] by Sargon II who took Samaria in 721, [and] the two tribes of the Southern Kingdom of Judah who were taken into captivity to Babylon by Nebuchadnezzar in 587. Hence, the Jews who returned from the Babylonian Captivity brought Aramaic back with them to the Holy Land…[Yeshua / Jesus spoke the Word in Aramaic] The large colony of Orhai Jews [in modern Turkey], and the Jewish colonies in Assyria in the kingdom of Adiabene whose royal house had converted to Judaism, possessed most of the Bible in this [Aramaic] dialect, the Peshitta…This Peshitta version of the Old Testament was taken over by all the Churches in the East, which used, and still use Aramaic, as far as India, and formerly in Turkestan and China. The Peshitta Tenakh was completed during Apostolic times with the writings of the New Testament…Modern Aramaic, in its various dialects, is spoken in modern-day Iraq, Iran, Syria, Israel, Lebanon, and the various Western countries to which the native speakers have emigrated, including Russia, Europe, Australia and the United States.”
(Hsian-Fu (Xian) Monument commemorating the arrival of Christianity to China in 635-781 A.D.)
It’s always the power inherent in the Word of God that opposes and defeats the enemy.
From ~ 1700 – 2200 AM Noah’s grandsons, great-grandsons, and great-great grandsons fathered the nations that dispersed throughout the world from the tower of Babel. They lived almost 450 years and were still alive into Isaac’s lifetime. They were the source of knowledge of pre-apocalypse technology, rebuilders of civilization for the pioneers forging homes in every type of wilderness from tundra to desert. This explains how “civilizations seem to have appeared full-blown, already fully developed.”
(Please note I do not necessarily agree with every source I offer for your consideration, just giving you a taste of the evidence that “science” does not by any means know everything. There are indeed alternative explanations, which you will find among scientists and in the development of any science. Remember, science starts with a hypothesis which is stated as a fact long before the evidence is gathered to prove its validity.)
Just think about the immense influence that the sole survivors of the pre-flood people had over the post-apocalyptic population in rebirthing civilization. To catch a glimpse of how these men shaped the world, imagine that one of them is Leonardo DaVinci, the genius who epitomizes the Renaissance humanist ideal, superhuman intellect in all sciences and arts, revered for technological ingenuity never matched by another historically known human. What impact would he have had on the world if he had lived for five hundred years from 1656 AD to 2106 AD, alive in our day and continuing after our deaths up to the 22nd century? Would humanity have survived its wars if Da Vinci had continued to develop his war machines? This explains why God put a time limit on lifespans.
“Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance. For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told. The days of our years are threescore and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.” (Psa 90:18-10)
While less virile than their antediluvian fathers, compared to their rapidly degenerating descendants the founding fathers of the nations were still superhuman in physical and intellectual power, supplemented by centuries of accumulated learning from personal experience. Using 25 years as a statistical average for subsequent generations, the founding fathers would have outlived a minimum of 16 generations, actually more since babies were born constantly. These Elders appear immortal to those who are born and die without seeing them age. They are entreated to intervene in problems (prayed to). In order to gain access to their resources and network of connections their favor is curried with offerings of the best housing, best foods, gifts of precious metals, gems, fabrics, crafts exploited from their territories or obtained in trade, extolled in ceremonies with memorial speeches and songs (worshipped). As they finally age, they maintain their mystic by secreting themselves in Mount Olympus, Valhalla, etc. Ancestor worship develops in Africa, Japan, Americas as a more accurate memory of history.
Shem’s descendants are listed in Genesis 10 and further detailed by the noted historian Josephus in The Antiquities of the Jews. “Shem, the third son of Noah, had five sons, who inhabited the land that began at Euphrates, and reached to the Indian Ocean.”
- For Elam left behind him the Elamites, the ancestors of the Persians [Iranians].
- Ashur lived at the city Nineve; and named his subjects Assyrians [northern Iraqis] who became the most fortunate nation, beyond others [from a materialistic perspective.]
- Arphaxad named the Arphaxadites, who are now called Chaldeans [considered to be the “live continuation of all the indigenous people of Mesopotamia.” Saddam Hussein personifies the dream of reuniting all the indigenous people of Mesopotamia at Babel/Babylon. “To the horror of historic preservationists, he had the ancient walls of the former capital, Babylon, completely reconstructed using tens of thousands of newly fired bricks. An archaeologist had shown him bricks stamped with the name of Nebuchadnezzar II in 605 B.C. After the reconstruction, the small Arabic script on thousands of bricks read in part, “In the reign of the victorious Saddam Hussein, the president of the Republic, may God keep him, the guardian of the great Iraq and the renovator of its renaissance and the builder of its great civilization, the rebuilding of the great city of Babylon was done.”]
- Laud [aka Lud] founded the Laudites, which are now called Lydians [in modern eastern Turkey, after whom was named a prominent promoter of the apostle Paul’s missionary endeavors.]
- Aram had the Aramites, which the Greeks called Syrians;
- Of the four sons of Aram, Uz founded Trachonitis and Damascus: this [Eliezar’s and Job’s] country lies between Palestine and Cele-Syria / Greater-Syria. [Geographically this is the territory now called Lebanon, whose borders have shifted over the years. In other words, Uz inherited a piece of his father’s land, called Syria now but at that time Padan-Aram which, as we see from the geography of Aram’s other sons, extended beyond modern Syria. And with Uz we find another link to the apostle Paul in the city in which he was saved.]
- Ul founded Armenia; [back to Mount Ararat, where it is possible that Noah put down roots. Armenia was the first Christian state, declared 12 years before Constantine made Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire.]
- Gather the Bactrians; [Uzbekistan, heading east, a wealthy and powerful territory in ancient times, from where, sometime after 1500 BC, one of the world’s most ancient prophets, Zoroaster /Zarathustra, traveled through Mesopotamia opposing polytheism as worship of Daevas/evil spirits. He preached that there is only one God, the creator, Ahura Mazda / Lord Wisdom of Asha / Truth, opposed by Angra Mainyu / Ahriman of Druj /Lie. He stressed the importance of free will and urged the people to follow the path of righteousness and truth. We should not be surprised to find that these biblical teachings were, like Judaism and Christianity, corrupted over time into the Zoroastrianism of today.]
- Mesa the Mesaneans; it is now called Charax Spasini. [back to southern Iraq].
Shem’s son Arphaxad was born just two years after the flood. Imagine what it would be like to be one of only eight adults colonizing a strange new world. The birth of a child would be cause for great rejoicing. Shem’s joy and hopes for this child turned to heartbreak as his son rejected his righteous leadership and turned to a life of crime.
Given the limited number of players at this stage of history, I think we can with confidence identify Sargon the Great, the first post-flood empire-builder, as Arphaxad. Sargon was a Semite who reigned for a period of time during Arphaxad’s long lifetime. Once again we find a confusing array of labels as Sargon is not a family name but a title assumed by the individual. It means “True King”, clearly in defiance of God’s King of Righteousness, his father Shem at this time (Genesis 9:26).
Like Absolom, Arphaxad tried to usurp the throne. The line in the Legend of Sargon that states “my father I knew not” does not mean he couldn’t identify his father. He must have in order to identify his uncles, “the brother(s) of my father” who he states “loved the hills”, which is a sneer to their defensive posture. “My father I knew not” is a statement that the son did not identify with his father. This is the same wording Jesus uses when he rejects false followers by announcing “I never knew you.” (Matt 7:23) Sargon is disrespecting his elders and boasting that he “alone is worthy” to receive blessing, and honor, and glory and power as the King of Kings because, as we shall see, he promises to make the loyal supporters of his rebellion “priests and kings”.
Sargon is famous for founding the first historic empire at the dawn of known civilization. In the 24th to 23rd centuries BC he conquered the fledgling Sumerian city-states, ruling from the city of Akkad. Among the most important sources of information about Sargon’s reign is a tablet of the Old Babylonian period recovered at Nippur during the University of Pennsylvania expedition in the 1890s. The tablet is a copy of the inscriptions on the pedestal of a statue erected by Sargon in the temple of Enlil…In the inscription, Sargon styles himself
- Sargon, king of Akkad,
- overseer (mashkim) of Inanna,
- king of Kish,
- anointed (guda) of Anu,
- king of the land [Mesopotamia],
- governor (ensi) of Enlil
Sargon then conquered Ur and E-Ninmar and “laid waste” the territory from Lagash to the sea, and from there went on to conquer and destroy Umma, and he collected tribute from Mari and Elam. He triumphed over 34 cities in total. Ships from Meluhha, Magan and Dilmun rode at anchor in his capital of Akkad. Submitting himself to the Levantine god Dagan in exchange for his support in his territory, Sargon conquered territories of Upper Mesopotamia and the Levant, including Mari, Yarmuti (Jarmuth?) and Ibla “up to the Cedar Forest (the Amanus) and up to the Silver Mountain (Aladagh?)”, ruling from the “upper sea” (Mediterranean) to the “lower sea” (Persian Gulf).
And here we see the first historic example of bringing about a New World order through an apocalypse. The faceless inhabitants of these 34 cities mean nothing to us, so to get a real feel for what went on in the real “First World War” under Sargon let’s consider a more recent example.
In Hitler’s World War, instigated for the same purpose of establishing a New World Order, he planned not only to rid the world of Jews, Bible-believers, Gypsies, homosexuals, and the physically and mentally disabled useless eaters but to:
- Give the American land back to Native Americans in return for their support in an invasion.
- Build a permanent space station armed with a giant mirror as a weapon to focus the sun’s rays as fire from heaven to burn up his enemies.
- Empty Australia and New Zealand of white people and grant these territories as spoils of war to war ally Japan.
- Defend the eastern frontier against the inevitable war with inevitably ex-ally Japan by colonizing it with German ex-soldiers ordered to take native wives and produce at least seven children each in a population explosion of loyal Germans ready to fight for their land.
- Enslave 50 million Slavs in labor camps or private plantations on the American model.
- Export all able-bodied British males to the Continent as slave laborers and plunder England in vengeance for their refusal to join him.
- Strengthen his budding alliance with Muslim leaders in the Middle East, potentially converting Germany’s official religion from nominally Christian to Islam.
- Convert the conquered eastern territories to Jehovah’s Witnesses to take advantage of their fanatical work ethic and pacifism.
- Pit his super-power adversaries against each other.
This happened, not just by allying, however temporarily, with Russia, and also with Japan, but more subtly against England,. While America did not fight England on the battlefield, American policies did destroy the world-wide British Empire therefore its financial strength and military might. After years of facing off against Germany alone England emerged from the war an emaciated and impoverished nation.
Britain had spent a great deal of money at the beginning of the war, under the US cash-and-carry scheme, which saw straight payments for materiel. There was also trading of territory for equipment on terms that have attracted much criticism in the years since. By 1941, Britain was in a parlous financial state and Lend-Lease was eventually introduced.
Compare 1) the British Empire pre- and post-World War II maps to see England’s loss of power. Then compare the British Empire pre-war map with the U.S. post-war map to see how America took over and even expanded beyond England’s world-wide power base.
Permanent war following our own American apocalypse, which some analysts consider to have been contrived for just such a purpose. This would not be the first time there was a manufactured war trigger. Certainly the President of the United States was handed unprecedented power after 9/11.
The War on Terror is a master class in manufactured and managed war triggers. My own studies have concentrated on the two-part operation of the fall of 2001 – the September 11 airplane incidents and the immediately following anthrax letter attacks. These were manufactured war triggers, and they were successful in winning the support of both the US population and its representatives for foreign wars and restrictions on domestic civil rights…
Our task is clear. We must mobilize both our investigative resources and our communication resources to nullify the efforts of those who specialize in the construction and encouragement of war triggers and who wish to keep the war system robust. We lost over 100 million people to war in the 20th century. Are we really going to let this happen again?
Graeme MacQueen is a former Director of the Centre for Peace Studies at McMaster University, a member of the 9/11 Consensus Panel, and a past co-editor of the Journal of 9/11 Studies.
And then there’s the issue of all the Nazi scientists who transferred Germany’s advanced rocket science to America after the war, raising the question whether America actually defeated the Nazis at the end or rescued the Nazis from the Russians because of shared values, common enemies and profits for an American-German business conglomerate of stakeholders?
We have to stop deluding ourselves that the American government is the only entity to which the adage “Power corrupts” doesn’t apply. More on this in a later post.
Back to the past – we can catch the parallels in pagan worship and military conquests between Sargon and his nephew, Nimrod who was born when Sargon was still a young man about 130 years old.
“And the beginning of his [Nimrod’s] kingdom was Babel, and Erech / Uruk, and Accad / Akkad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar…Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah. And Resen between Nineveh and Calah: the same is a great city.” (Gen 10:9-12)
As the aboe account of the beginning of Sargon’s kingdom demonstrates, Nimrod’s “beginning” means his initial military victories, not his initial building projects. Historians concur with the biblical account of the dawn of post-flood history.
“The rise of cities began in this period, most notably in the region of Sumer in which thrived the cities of Eridu, Uruk, Ur, Kish, Nuzi, Lagash, Nippur, and Ngi and Ngirsu, and in Elam with its city of Susa. The earliest city is often cited as Uruk, although Eridu and Ur have also been suggested. Van De Mieroop writes, “Mesopotamia was the most densely urbanized region in the ancient world.
Those who read the post on Sin City will understand why there were cities filling the newly settled land – to protect the people from the violence of those who were following the way of Cain. We should not be surprised, in fact should expect, to find the same blood spatter pattern in the first post-flood generation as we saw in the first pre-flood generation with Cain and Abel. Don’t image it was all pristine landscapes and peaceful subsistence farming, or glamorous development of the arts as presented by infatuated archeologists.
Accumulation of wealth and power in those days occurred exactly as it does in ours – militarily. This was a post-apocalyptic world and Sargon is portrayed more accurately in film than in history books as the warlord of murderers, slavers and thieves.
“Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like:” (Gal 5:19-20)
Sargon is reported to have supported a court, i.e. standing army, of 5,400 men who “ate bread daily before him”. This is a credible number, endorsed by historians although with the assumption that there were thousands of years preceding this explosion onto the stage of history. This is also a credible number from a biblical perspective in only a few hundred years starting with only three reproducing couples.
Population growth is exponential, meaning it increases faster and faster with every additional set of parents. In addition, the growth rate in the first few hundred years after the flood would have far exceeded current growth rates due to the greatly extended years of fertility of the first generations of post-flood people. Today’s women have at most about 30 years of fertility and rarely reproduce to their full capacity, whereas the first generations of people populating an emptied earth had hundreds of years and high motivation to achieve their greatest potential. Plugging these factors into a Population Growth Calculator I came up with a potential population growth from 6 persons (3 reproducing couples) to 126 million people in 300 years. Why don’t we see that much of a population?
As with the nature of warfare in South Africa upon Shaka Zulu’s appearance on the scene, warfare under Sargon in Mesopotamia changed from seizing property and slave labor between neighboring clans with a minimal loss of life into total destruction of the enemy on the battlefield. The Zulu Kingdom grew exponentially with every additional city and its resources. The innovative tactics and military reforms of both Shaka Zulu and Sargon welded neighboring clans into a powerful empire.
Arphaxad’s legacy and name is preserved in his descendants and nation, the Chaldeans. where “ch” is a hard “k” sound as in “school.” We can hear the phonetic similarities between …axad, Akkad, and Ch / Kald..The development of the Chaldeans from marauding tribesmen to membership in the most influential circles of power can be traced in scripture. From the beginning the Chaldeans were famous for accessing astral power sources through astrology and astronomy, associated with Assyria and assimilated with Babylon.
“While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The Chaldeans made out three bands, and fell upon the camels, and have carried them away, yea, and slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.“ (Job 1:17)
“Behold the land of the Chaldeans; this people was not, till the Assyrian founded it for them that dwell in the wilderness: they set up the towers thereof, they raised up the palaces thereof...” (Isa 23:13) [The Assyrian is Asshur, Arphaxad’s brother, the father of the nation notorious for constant rivalry with Babylon for regional dominance. Talk about sibling rivalry! Recall that cities are built for warfare.]
“Come down, and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon, sit on the ground: there is no throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called tender and delicate…Sit thou silent, and get thee into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called, The lady of kingdoms. I was wroth with my people, I have polluted mine inheritance, and given them into thine hand: thou didst shew them no mercy; upon the ancient hast thou very heavily laid thy yoke. And thou saidst, I shall be a lady for ever: so that thou didst not lay these things to thy heart, neither didst remember the latter end of it. Therefore hear now this, thou that art given to pleasures, that dwellest carelessly, that sayest in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me; I shall not sit as a widow, neither shall I know the loss of children: But these two things shall come to thee in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood: they shall come upon thee in their perfection for the multitude of thy sorceries, and for the great abundance of thine enchantments. For thou hast trusted in thy wickedness: thou hast said, None seeth me. Thy wisdom and thy knowledge, it hath perverted thee; and thou hast said in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me. Therefore shall evil come upon thee; thou shalt not know from whence it riseth: and mischief shall fall upon thee; thou shalt not be able to put it off: and desolation shall come upon thee suddenly, which thou shalt not know. Stand now with thine enchantments, and with the multitude of thy sorceries, wherein thou hast laboured from thy youth; if so be thou shalt be able to profit, if so be thou mayest prevail. Thou art wearied in the multitude of thy counsels. Let now the astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up, and save thee from these things that shall come upon thee.“ (Isa 47:1-13)
After losing their sovereignty and despite being mingled with other ethnicities, the Chaldeans continued to identified as a separated people group due to their unique spiritual skill set. Something like the gypsies.
“In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah came Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon unto Jerusalem, and besieged it. And the LORD gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, with part of the vessels of the house of God: which he carried into the land of Shinar [a pointed reference to Nimrod’s territory and the location of the tower of Babel] to the house of his god; and he brought the vessels into the treasure house of his god. And the king spake unto Ashpenaz the master of his eunuchs, that he should bring certain…of the king’s seed, and of the princes; Children in whom was no blemish, but well favoured, and skilful in all wisdom, and cunning in knowledge, and understanding science…whom they might teach the learning and the tongue of the Chaldeans…Now among these were of the children of Judah, Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah.” (Daniel 4:1-7)
Daniel is quite likely the author of the prophecy that came true about 600 years after it was preserved by the Chaldeans.
“Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.” (Matthew 2:1-2)
Arphaxad’s son Salah is also listed in the “fathers of nations” in Genesis 10 so although we don’t find him listed in the local directory he must have a people group descended from him. Since what we know about the nations comes from sources like Josephus, whose knowledge was limited to the Middle East and perimeter, there is a huge gap in identifying the ancestry of peoples in the Far East and the Americas. From a biblical perspective those ancient nations can with certainty be traced back to Genesis 10, even if the exact match is uncertain.
I would start by identifying Salah with the Indus Valley civilization, which is just a short boat ride from the mouth of the Euphrates River and corresponds to Josephus’ report that Shem’s descendants migrated east to the Indian Sea. Corresponding roughly to Salah’s lifetime (archeology is not by any means an exact science), this thriving culture, along with Mesopotamia and Egypt, was one of the three cradles of civilization.
Providing some support for this theory is the alternate name of “Sarasvati Civilisation” with its linguistic connection to Salah, especially since Asians are known to mix the “L” and “R” sounds. Another clue is that the language of this culture has been tentatively identified as Semitic. Archaeological excavations indicate that the region was depopulated about 1900 BC and replaced with Aryan, i.e. Japhethite, peoples, who established the eastern leg of the Indo-European straddle. Where did the original Semitic settlers go? Moving on through time as well as space we find that 1766 BC is the traditional date for the founding of the first historic dynasty in China.
Genetic analysis, while “a different type of evidence — not as good at (establishing) dates“, as well as ongoing archeological discoveries, does allow us to continue on eastward and trace the North and South American indigenous populations back to their Asian source.
The Olmecs are the oldest of the civilizations that flourished in Central America, beginning about 1900 BC. They are noted for putting their efforts into sculpting giant stone heads. “The first indications of Shamanic religious practices date from this period. The enormous size and scope of Olmec ruins gave birth to the idea that the land was once populated by giants. Though no one knows where the Olmecs came from, nor what happened to them, they lay the foundation for all the future civilizations in Mesoamerica.” The Asian features in the artifacts are compelling.
By 700 BC, the Mayans had replaced the Olmecs in Central America. They appear already having devised their own hieroglyphics which they used to create solar calendars carved in stone. According to them, the world was created on August 11, 3114 BC. Hmmm, this corresponds to the invasion of watchers to earth, the gods worshipped in astronomically oriented religions around the world, including our own so-called science. Interestingly, in Hinduism “maya” literally means “that which issues forth from the source.” The similarities between the cyclical Hindu and Mayan religions are striking.
From about 300 BC -1000 AD millions of Mayans lived in great cities. Mathematics, astronomy, architecture, and the visual arts were perfected.
For me, Salah’s disappearance to the east makes a persuasive argument to trace the indigenous Americans back to Salah, but I admit we can’t know for certain who all Salah’s descendants are. We can, however, know for certain who his primary son’s descendants are, because they are named after him and stayed close to home.
Shem’s great-grandson Eber was born early on in history, about 200 years after the flood. He lived 464 yrs, from 2281 BC until 1817. He was the last of the long-lived ancestors, outliving Shem, Arphaxad, Salah, and even Abraham by a few years.
Eber named one of his sons “Peleg; for in his days was the earth divided.” (Gen 10:25).
In 1859, when science was in its ascendance, this verse was theorized to refer to the split of the continents. This is unlikely for a number of reasons, one of them being that the enormous geologic upheaval would doubtless destroy all life.
The second interpretation is that Noah divided the earth into physical territories, assigning them to various sons and grandsons. This may be true, but there is no biblical support for this.
What we do know is that Peleg was about 125-150 years old when the tower of Babel incident occurred. Using hermeneutics to draw a conclusion, this reference to a division in the time of Peleg, about 2200 BC, is most likely a reference to the division of languages and one empire into 70 nations. Genesis 10 records The Table of Nations.
This didn’t happen haphazardly.
“Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations: ask thy father, and he will shew thee; thy elders, and they will tell thee. When the Most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel.” Deu 32:7)
While numerically this corresponds to “all the souls of the house of Jacob, which came into Egypt, were threescore and ten” (Genesis 46:27), there is scholarly debate over the validity of the translation of “the children of Israel”, since the children of Jacob / Israel didn’t exist yet when the nations were divided.
There is an alternative explanation to “It’s a mistake!”
Don’t forget that “Israel” is a title which can be held by various persons, not a personal name identifying one single individual.
“And he said unto him, What is thy name / identity? And he said, Jacob / usurper. And he said, Thy name / identity shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel / Prince of God: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men.” (Genesis 32:27-28)
There is no reason for us to believe that Jacob was the first and only person on whom God conferred the title, in essence, “My Prince” / Co-ruler. Certainly Adam was assigned co-regency.
“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion” (Genesis 1:26)
This should give us understanding of a related title – Son of God.
“…Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God.” (Luke 3:38)
The understanding of “Isra-el” as a royal title comes across in the Septuagint (translation of the Hebrew Old Testament into Greek) and Dead Sea scrolls which replace “children of the Prince of God ”with the condensed version of “sons of God.”
If we examine the first occurrence of this name / identity, not in the written account but in history, we will have a better understanding of the person who was referred to by the title Israel during the breakup of one people into many nations.
The style of the key passage is key to understanding the analysis. The text switches from prose to poetry. This is as significant as, for example, the context in which the word “Dear” is used. Are you addressing “Dear Sirs: Attached please find my resume…” or “Dearly beloved, we are gathered together”, or “My dear darling, when I think of you (and you are always in my thoughts…”)?
So, overlaying the template of poetry / lyrics onto the crucial passage:
“And Moses spake in the ears of all the congregation of Israel the words of this song…
- Give ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak;
- and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth.
- My doctrine shall drop as the rain,
- my speech shall distil as the dew,
- as the small rain upon the tender herb,
- and as the showers upon the grass:
- Because I will publish the name of the LORD:
- ascribe ye greatness unto our God.
- He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment:
- a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.
- They have corrupted themselves, their spot is not the spot of his children:
- they are a perverse and crooked generation.
- Do ye thus requite the LORD, O foolish people and unwise?
- is not he thy father that hath bought thee? hath he not made thee, and established thee?” (Deuteronomy 31:28-30, 32:1-6)
Remember that Hebrew poetry doesn’t repeat sounds in rhyme, it repeats concepts in rhythm. In both Moses’ poem and Job’s, presented in the post In Earth As In Heaven, different descriptions of the same beings are given to enhance our knowledge.
- “When the morning stars sang together,
- and all the sons of God shouted for joy” (Job 38:7)
This should be recognized by anyone who has been a student exposed to the classic teaching method of “compare and contrast”.
The ability to compare and contrast is one of the first higher-order reading comprehension skills students are introduced to. And it is no wonder, as the ability to categorise and compare things in terms of their differences and similarities corresponds to some the earliest stages of cognitive development. Without the ability to group things effectively in terms of their similarities and differences, much of what we consider as ‘learning’ would be impossible.
Now lets continue to look at Moses’ song, but with higher-order reading comprehension skills allowing us to make meaningful connections within – and beyond – the text.
- “Remember the days of old,
- consider the years of many generations:
- ask thy father, and he will shew thee;
- thy elders, and they will tell thee.
- When the Most High divided to the nations their inheritance,
- when he separated the sons of Adam,
- he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel.
- For the LORD‘s portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.” (Deuteronomy 32:7-9)
Notice that Moses is urging us to pay attention to the ancient historical context of this account – Remember! Consider! Ask! This is super important. Way back in the days of old a pivotal event occurred that continues to be significant to Moses’ audience in their day.
That event was when the Most High:
- divided to the nations
- also described as separated the sons of Adam which assuredly means the total mass of mortal humanity.
- “by man came death…in Adam all die…The first man is of the earth, earthy…As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy…the image of the earthy…flesh and blood” (I Corinthians 15:21-22, 45-50)
So far our analysis is unimpeachable, spot on with prior scripture.
“These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations, in their nations: and by these were the nations divided in the earth after the flood.” (Genesis 10:32)
Continuing with Moses, who as the author of both passages in Deuteronomy and Genesis, we have good reason to believe is consistent and reliable.
- he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel.
If we stay consistent with comparing scripture with scripture, then Isra-el is Noah. Remember, “Israel” is a title – Prince of God. That title certainly fits Noah.
“Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD…Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God…And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth. And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me…I will destroy them with the earth…But with thee will I establish my covenant;” (Genesis 6:8-18)
- For the LORD‘s portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.”
If we then apply the analytical process of contrasting differences, we see that the LORD’s portion is only ONE of the nations, clearly identified as Jacob, the father of the newly constituted nation to whom Moses is making his final State of the Union address.
Moses then brings the account up to a more current time period, defining their ancestor Jacob as also chosen to be God’s human ruler on earth, i.e. Prince of God in his day. Think about it. This role has to passed down from generation to generation, since humans die. More on this in the post Melchizedek.
But Jacob had died by the time Moses was in charge. Pop quiz. Who currently carried the title Isra-el, Prince of Creator God’s Chosen People, called by his name?
“Moses commanded us a law, even the inheritance of the congregation of Jacob. And he was king in Jeshurun / Israel, when the heads of the people and the tribes of Israel were gathered together.” (Deuteronomy 33:5-6)
Isaiah describes Moses’ significance in God’s scheme of things.
“I will mention the lovingkindnesses of the LORD…toward the house of Israel, which he hath bestowed on them according to his mercies…For he said, Surely they are my people, children that will not lie: so he was their Saviour….But they rebelled, and vexed his holy Spirit: therefore he was turned to be their enemy, and he fought against them.
Then he remembered the days of old, Moses, and his people, saying,
- Where is he that brought them up out of the sea with the shepherd of his flock?
- where is he that put his holy Spirit within him?
- That led them by the right hand of Moses with his glorious arm, dividing the water before them, to make himself an everlasting name?
- That led them through the deep, as an horse in the wilderness, that they should not stumble?
- The Spirit of the Lord caused him to rest: so didst thou lead thy people, to make thyself a glorious name.
Doubtless thou art our father, though Abraham be ignorant of us, and Israel acknowledge us not: thou, O Lord, art our father, our redeemer; thy name is from everlasting…Return for thy servants’ sake, the tribes of thine inheritance.
- The people of thy holiness have possessed it [thy name] but a little while:
- our adversaries have trodden down thy sanctuary.
- We are thine:
- thou never barest rule over them; they were not called by thy name. (Isaiah 63:7-19)
The broader context of Isaiah’s reflections on Moses and Moses’ last speech to the children of the Prince of God underscores the connection, and provides the reason for the reference, to the first post-apocalyptic renaissance Prince of God.
The Princes of false gods.
“I know that after my death ye will utterly corrupt yourselves…ye will do evil in the sight of the Lord, to provoke him to anger through the work of your hands.
- the LORD alone did lead him / the Prince of God,
- and there was no strange god with him…
- But Jeshur-un / Isr- [Upright One, a play on the first syllable where J=I=Y and sh=s, a nickname for Israel that can be sarcastic] waxed fat, and kicked…
- then he forsook God which made him,
- and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation.
- They provoked him to jealousy with strange gods,
- with abominations provoked they him to anger.
- They sacrificed unto devils, not to God;
- to gods whom they knew not, to new gods that came newly up, whom your fathers feared not...
- Of the Rock that begat thee thou art unmindful,
- and hast forgotten God that formed thee…O that they were wise, that they understood this…
- For their rock is not as our Rock, even our enemies themselves being judges.
- For their vine is of the vine of Sodom, and of the fields of Gomorrah…
- the LORD shall judge his people, and repent himself for his servants, when he seeth that their power is gone, and there is none shut up, or left.
- And he shall say, Where are their gods, their rock in whom they trusted, Which did eat the fat of their sacrifices, and drank the wine of their drink offerings? let them rise up and help you, and be your protection.
- See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand.
- For I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, I live for ever…
And Moses came and spake all the words of this song in the ears of the people.” (Deuteronomy 31:28-30, 32)
According to Jasher, God worked through seventy angels.
“And God said to the seventy angels who stood foremost before him, to those who were near to him, saying, Come let us descend and confuse their tongues, that one man shall not understand the language of his neighbor, and they did so unto them. Jasher 9:32
Moses’, Jasher’s and the Septuagint’s accounts are in no way contradictory. The seventy sons of God / angels correspond to the divine council described in the previous posting, and briefly panned in John’s view of heaven as “angels round about the throne…” (Rev 5:11) At the same time there are human sons of God who rule the earth through the power of the Seed of the Woman, the Redeemer of all humanity.
“For thy Maker is thine husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called.” (Isaiah 54:5-8)
“Thou hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; And hast made us unto our God kings and priests, and we shall reign on the earth.” (Rev 5:9-10).
We should take it as a given that the Seed of the Serpent makes exactly the same promises to his worshippers.
So why is this rather confusing and seemingly random statement about Peleg dropped into the brief account of his father Eber? The more we dig for gold the more we should be able to catch the glint buried in what appears to the casual eye to be nothing but mud.
Eber is the head of the only nation left standing against 69 demonically empowered dogs of war.
Eber is identified ethnically and linguistically as the founder and patriarch of the Hebrew nation. Cultural historians confirm the biblical account that the Hebrew nation was the only godly nation to come out of Babylon.
“Little is known about the oldest eras of ancient Hebrew civilization because the culture was nomadic.” And why would that be? They were running for their lives.
“And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.” (Rev 12:13-15)
“The most distinct and long-lasting elements of ancient Hebrew civilization lay not in its architectural, artistic or diplomatic contributions but in the focus of the people as a monotheistic God who was radically different from the gods worshipped by most ancient peoples.” Will Durant, Our Oriental Heritage
Eber’s nation is the one nation the LORD God reserved to harbor his Christ when he turned all the rest over to the gods they chose to serve. This nation is the classic “reserved remnant” God always keeps in a hostile and wicked world. The following passage applies in history to Israel but it applies as well to the handful of faithful believers in 2200 BC.
“I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid...Wot ye not what the scripture saith of Elias? how he maketh intercession to God…saying…I am left alone, and they seek my life. But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal. Even so then at this present time also [as in the past] there is a remnant according to the election of grace.” (Ro 11:1-5)
The scattering of the people not only limited their ability to make war, it also limited their ability to make love. The Genesis 10 record is consistent with DNA analysis of migration routes of groups of people with common ancestry.
In another scientific upset contradicting evolutionists’ theory that Homo Sapiens evolved and spread worldwide from Africa, recent DNA test results on a 3,500 year old African human fossil bone indicate migration to Africa from the Middle East. There was a higher proportion of Eurasian DNA than is currently found in Africans, showing that Africans were originally part of, then became isolated from, the general population which included Europeans and Asians.
Reproduction within a limited gene pool produced offspring similar to each other, and different from the other limited gene pools, manifested as the various ethnicities with their characteristic physical features.
But! the alert reader protests, because of cloning wasn’t there was a lack of genetic diversity in Adam and Eve other than the changes in the sex chromosomes? Where did genetic diversity come from to produce the vast differences seen across the world?
The Human Genome Project provides the answers.
The grandiose claims of Darwinism are, pathetically, still propagated despite the fact that they are based on complete ignorance of scientific facts undiscovered when Charles Darwin published The Origin of the Species in 1859. It was not until 1944 that DNA was identified as the structure of inheritance and determined to consist of just four different molecules which always combine in the same base pairs – C with G and A with T. Like the letters of the alphabet forming words, these base pairs can be lined up in an infinite variety of sequences and numbers of base pairs to form genes. Just like books are vastly different depending on the sequence and number of letters forming words, all living things are distinguished by the number and arrangements of DNA in their genes. Think of the genome as an instructional manual. In 1953 the double helix nature of DNA was famously visualized, but it took the advent of highly functioning computers in the 1990’s to unravel the complete sequence of human DNA. In 2003 a rough draft of the human genome, i.e. complete set of genes, was discovered to consist of over 3 billion pairs.
Darwinists immediately claimed that the HGP provided scientific evidence for evolution because “humans are 99 percent identical to chimps.”
However, that was an unscientific propaganda stunt made when “only 28 percent of the genome had reached the finished standard” of coverage and error rate. Further scientific refinements in discoveries and analyses of the data proved this claim to be false as there is only about 95% genetic similarity between humans and chimps.
If you are thinking that 5% genetic difference still sounds significant enough to support evolution, look again at the meme above. “It is true that domestic cats are related to lions, but only distantly.” By Darwinians’ own claims, 5% genetic difference is large, separating these cats out of the same family into different subfamilies, genera, and species. Unlike the compared cats, humans and chimps aren’t even in the same family. Our differences separate us further back into the primate order, which, with 300 different species, is the third most diverse order of mammals. So we see that less than 5% genetic difference can account for significant differences between humans and apes. In any case, similarities in design does not disprove a designer. Just look at cell phones.
Humans are 99.9% genetically identical despite greater differences in appearance than cats
Then it turns out that Darwinians fail to mention that a 5% difference in genes turns out to be a negligible amount of the total differences in genome, or total DNA. By 2012 investigators learned that
…it is an astonishing fact that protein-coding sequences, which are what we mostly mean when we say “genes,” occupy only a little over 1% of the human genome. [Another] 8% of the genome is nearly all regulatory sequences, DNA that governs the behavior of the 1 percent of DNA that codes for proteins…It was a big surprise to learn that the DNA that regulates genes was eight times bigger…Our genes code for pretty much the same proteins that the genes of mice and rhinos do. What looks like huge differences between our species arise largely from differences in regulation — what point in life a particular protein-coding gene turns on or off, and in what cells.
That still leaves 90% of the human genome to account for differences between the species, not to mention chimps and humans.
So what’s the other 90 percent of the human genome up to? It has been called junk, and although scientists don’t much like that term, junk is what a lot of it appears to be. Some of that DNA, for instance, is leftover fragments of dead viruses that invaded our ancestors’ genomes aeons ago.”
Now that just opens a huge line of inquiry, since viruses “are tools commonly used by molecular biologists to deliver genetic material into cells,” to create hybrids with recombinant DNA for instance. And this is where the Introduction to Genetics in this post begins to make sense. Consider this to be a reference section you don’t need to understand completely at this point, but can refer back to as the study proceeds.
But most of the 90 percent consists of DNA sequences called transposons…stretches of DNA that can hop around in host DNA…The extent to which a genome is infested with transposons varies from species to species. The Homo sap genome is stuffed with them…A transposon that jumps into the middle of a gene can disrupt the gene’s work. Transposons can also boost the potency of genes involved in disease. On the other hand…they can increase genetic diversity.
Ten years on from the finishing of the human reference genome sequence, it remains unclear what fraction of the human genome confers function, where this sequence resides, and how much is shared with other mammalian species.
So Darwinians are just blowing smoke.
On the other hand, the mysterious apparent lack of functionality of the vast majority of the human genome supports the biblical view that the man Adam
- was created perfectly in God’s hyper dimensional image and likeness,
- was corrupted into a vastly less functional four dimensional state of being,
- but retained the capacity
- to be resurrected back into the original hyper dimensional state of being.
Moving on from Genetics 101, we can limit ourselves to just genes to understand how humans can be so diverse and yet share the same genome.
1. There are about 20,000 genes in the human genome. These are templates that reproduce themselves as proteins that, like Legos, are the building blocks of complex physical components such as tissues, organs, nerves, neurotransmitters, hormones, etc. which ultimately define the appearance (image) and behaviors (likeness) of a unique individual.
2. However, all the genes are not active in every individual. We can deduce that Adam was created with all the genes required to express the full range of human diversity without expressing all of them himself.
3. Genes always come is a set of two, even when we only need one gene for functionality. Variations of the same gene are called alleles. These provide individual diversity within species identity.
4. Many variation genes have a dominant (indicated by capital letter) and a recessive (indicated by lower case letter) gene. Usually the recessive gene is overshadowed by the dominant gene, so a child has to inherit a complete set of recessive genes to show the recessive trait. In the example shown, two parents who each have one dominant and one recessive gene for eye color both show the dominant trait, yet have a 25% chance (with every child conceived) of producing a child with both recessive genes therefore showing the recessive trait. If one parent has only one recessive gene, therefore expresses the dominant trait, and the other parent has both recessive genes, they have a 50% chance of producing a child with the recessive trait, and every child carries at least one gene with the recessive trait. Adam would have been created with both dominant and recessive genes, therefore passed both types on to his wife in asexual reproduction. Once their genes were mixed up and separated during sexual reproduction, however, they produced children, some of whom received different complete sets of recessive genes from their parents so looked different from their parents and each other in hair color, eye color, height, etc. That first blue-eyed blond-haired child must have come as a shock!
5. Multiple genes (the genotype) usually work together to create the appearance (phenotype). A simple example would be eye color. One brown-eyed parent and one blue-eyed parent each pass half of their genes for eye color to their offspring. Although brown is dominant and we would expect brown eyes in all children, it is possible to mix the brown and blue genes to produce a green-eyed child.
6. Genes can be changed through mutations which can occur from radiation damage and other chemicals introduced into the body. These changes can be passed to the offspring without changing the species of the offspring.
7. Genes can be redundant, with multiple copies of the same gene on different chromosomes. These function like a backup generator. In the event an essential gene is damaged by disease or mutation the redundant gene can take over. Not all individuals have these redundant genes which is why some individuals succumb to conditions like radiation poisoning or cancer while others survive.
8. Genes can be locked down or unlocked through epigenetics. This is a recently discovered process in which complex molecules are formed by the cell in response to environmental or bodily conditions, such as overproduction of stress hormones. These molecules connect to the DNA in every cell, including the reproductive cells. This is how parents’ behaviors and exposures can be inherited by descendants even when the parents aren’t around to role model, or the exposure experienced by, the offspring.
9. Genes swap sides, moving to different chromosomes during meiosis while making gametes. Parents do not pass exact copies of the chromosomes they got from their parents to their children, but rather a mix of the genes they inherited from each of their parents. We can deduce that God can pick and choose the genes that are inherited by an individual to bring to pass “the LORD that formed me from the womb to be his servant” Isaiah 49:5)
Now when you combine the gametes from two different people, you can see how unique that individual would be. That new individual may then alter his / her genes through mutation and epigenetics before he / she shuffles and divies up his / her genes for the next generation.
This is how can humans be more than 99% identical yet demonstrate so much diversity. Variations in siblings from the same parents show how every human being is both one in the human family by virtue of having all the same genes and a unique individual through a different assortment of the variation alleles.
Cain and Abel are the first recorded individuals produced by sexual reproduction, but obviously there were females as well. The burning question of “Who was Cain’s wife?” with the scoffing deduction that “she had to be his sister which is contrary to Mosaic law therefore the Bible is inconsistent therefore unreliable” turns out to be a non-issue. Improved understanding of science proves the reliability of the ancient biblical text. The prohibition against reproducing with close relatives was put into place after genetic mutations increased the likelihood of passing on defective genetic expression to offspring. The vicious behaviors that Cain engaged in and taught his followers, as we discovered in the post Sin City, were the beginning of epigenetics. Early in the game the genes inherited by Cain and his sister were perfect. And yet differences existed, exactly as they do now, from variation genes that were placed into Adam at creation being passed down randomly to offspring.
The enemy himself confirms the veracity of the biblical account of the scattering of the nations to prevent humanity from warring against the Creator. His political objective is always to unite the nations, either militarily by a conquering power, or politically by alliances in purportedly peace-assuring organizations.
The European Union openly declares its intention of finishing what was started at the Tower of Babel in an advertisement identifying itself with Babel and by replicating the design of the tower in one of its Parliament buildings. And the UN has an Office for Outer Space Affairs.
And so history begins, as it will end, with humanity clamoring to establish contact with the old gods in the foolish, idiotic, deluded belief that the gods will empower them by destroying the Creator and Sustainer of life.
Is it possible for a united world community to destroy all creation, as is desired by Lucifer and warned by eminent scientists?
According to the Bible, yes.
“And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.” (Gen 11:6)
At very high energy levels, the Higgs boson could cause space and time to suddenly collapse – and ‘we wouldn’t see it coming’, the former Cambridge professor of mathematics says.
“But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be…?” (II Pet 3:10-11)
Should you be a humanist confident in humanity’s ability to rebel against God?
“And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?” (Revelation 6:16-17)
Or should you be one of God’s people?
“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord...for I know whom I have believed [not some slick politician], and am persuaded that he [not some slick politician] is able to keep/guard that which I have committed unto him against that day [of his wrath and judgment]…in YHVH’s Consecrated Savior / Christ Jesus. (I Timothy 1:8-13)
Can you put your faith in that? The continued existence of the Hebrew nation despite concerted multiple efforts to destroy God’s people gives us a solid basis for believing God’s word.
“Caiaphas, being the high priest that same year…prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation; And not for that nation only, but that also he should gather together in one [nation] the children of God that were scattered abroad.” (Joh 11:49-52)
“For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost…And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost. So that ye were ensamples to all that believe in Macedonia and Achaia. For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith to God-ward is spread abroad…how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God; And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.” (I Thessalonians 1:5-10)