From ~ 1700 – 2200 AM Noah’s grandsons, great-grandsons, and great-great grandsons lived almost 500 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.”
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.” (Psalm 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 and 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, the third of Noah, had five sons, who inhabited the land that began at Euphrates, and reached to the Indian Ocean [through the Persian gulf].
- 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.
Don’t image life during this time 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 struggling for survival and Sargon is portrayed more accurately in film than in history books as the warlord of murderers, slavers and thieves.
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, i.e. Messiah / Christ,
- 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).
Sargon’s use of world war to establish a New World Order after an apocalypse is only the first occasion. Hitler’s World War was instigated for the same purpose of establishing a New World Order following Germany’s devastation after WWI. In order to restore Germany’s luxurious way of life, he had to consolidate internal resources and plunder external wealth. His strategy was to target the Jews as the enemy which not only took responsibility off the Germans, but allowed Germany to seize their immense wealth and generate slave labor for the war effort, along with Gypsies and homosexuals. He eliminated costs by eliminating the physically and mentally disabled useless eaters. In addition he negotiated or planned to:
- give American land back to Native Americans in return for their support in an invasion,
- empty Australia and New Zealand of Europeans 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 another 50 million Slavs in labor camps or private plantations on the American model.
- plunder England and export all able-bodied British males to the Continent as slave laborers for refusing to ally with 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,
As the above account of the “beginning” of Sargon’s kingdom demonstrates, the list of cities congregating into any kingdom means a warlord’s 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.
The post Sin City details the reason for 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 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.
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. However, this is a credible number from the biblical account of occurring within 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” as in “school.” We can hear the phonetic similiarities 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 hyper dimensional 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 [vs Sargon’s spread-out empire] of the Chaldeans; this people / nation 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...” (Isaiah 23:13)
The Assyrian is Asshur, Arphaxad’s brother, the father of the nation notorious for constant rivalry with Babylon for regional dominance, writing their own tale of two cities 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…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 mystical 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. The standard pattern of dispersion of the original peoples is away from civilization, i.e. further east. 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.
There are many other cultural similarities between the the Hindu and Mayan civilizations as well.
We can know for certain Salah’s primary son and their descendants, because they are named and stayed close to home.
“And Arphaxad begat Salah; and Salah begat Eber.” (Genesis 10:24)
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 BC. He was the last of the long-lived ancestors, outliving Shem, Arphaxad, Salah, and even Abraham.
Eber named one of his sons “Peleg; for in his days was the earth divided.” (Gen 10:25).
There are different interpretations of what was actually divided. If we take a straightforward translation from the Hebrew we accept that the physical earth is what is reported here. While some analysts assume that the geological upheaval would be so destructive that humanity couldn’t survive, interpreting the report of this earth division as being caused by the usual aftershocks of the initial massive tectonic upheavals during the flood, as described in that post, is simply to be expected. Geological science confirms this.
Peleg was still a young man, about 125-150 years old, when the tower of Babel incident occurred about 2200 B.C.
The breakup of one large landmass at this time would certainly expedite the breakup of one empire into independent nations.
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 validated by DNA analysis of migration routes of groups of people with common ancestry.
In another scientific upset contradicting evolutionists’ conviction that Homo sapiens must have spread worldwide from Africa because we evolved from apes only found in Africa, recent DNA test results on a 3,500 year old African human fossil bone found a higher proportion of Eurasian DNA than is currently found in Africans, indicating that Africans were originally part of, then became isolated from, a population which included Europeans and Asians and migrated to Africa.
Bear in mind as you look at the following graphic that the Mercator world map being used is known to distort the true shapes and relative positions of the continents, so therefore the migration paths as well, which are elongated. But it does give the right directions and final resting places.
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, obstinately and 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 % difference in genes turns out to be a negligible amount of the total % difference 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.
Fortunately, 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 in an endlessly varied assortment to offspring.
We casually assign the descendants of Ham’s son Cush to indigenous peoples in Africa, but this was not the case in ancient times. Starting in the Middle East with their Semitic and Japhethite cousins, they spread around the globe. According to updated genetic studies reported by Carl Zimmer at The New York Times: “The dark-skinned people of southern India, Australia and New Guinea…inherited the ancestral dark variants Dr. Tishkoff’s team found in Africans.”
Look at the Indian Ocean: on the west, Africa; on the north, the three great southern peninsulas of Asia: on the east, a chain of great islands terminating in Australia. Wherever that Indian Ocean touches land, it finds dark-skinned people with strongly developed jaws, relatively long arms and kinky or frizzly hair. Call that the Indian Ocean or Negroid division of the human race.
At the turn of the century elitists used Darwin’s newly developed idea of evolution to claim that this Negroid division of the human race was not, after all, a division of the human race, but subhuman on the evolutionary scale. “Scientists” from the most highly respected universities and the prestigious Smithsonian Institute ruled that dark-skinned peoples were on par with animals so did not qualify for “We, the People” rights. This allowed proponents of racism – now “scientifically” supported by “evolution” as “race hygiene” to argue passionately for extermination of dark-skinned peoples as a natural part of human evolution’s highest race – blond, blue-eyed Nordic peoples. Sound familiar? The Nazis’ 1940’s genocidal policies were rooted in Darwinism and established by American “scientists” at the turn of the century.
Further discoveries from the human genome and its expression in the population as a whole has brought about the insight that Skin Color is Not Race.
The genes which are responsible for most of the variation between human populations in complexion have been identified…About half a dozen genes of large effect can explain 90% of…variance. Some of the genes, such as SLC24A5, are so ancestrally informative that…you can ascertain ancestry in mixed populations simply by inspecting its frequency [within the population]. With that said, I recently reread an “old” paper from the ancient days before human pigmentation was elucidated with any depth, that is, 2004… Implications of correlations between skin color and genetic ancestry for biomedical research.
A quick summary of the research: it studied three groups of people known to have a mix of ancestry to see if skin color was a reliable predictor of ancestry, i.e. does lighter skin match, or correlate, with more European ancestry and darker skin with more African? It turns out, it does not.
As you can see the correlation is relatively weak between ancestry and complexion in the Mexican and Mexican American sample. It is stronger among Puerto Ricans. And modest among the African groups...The reason is that only a small subset of genes control the variation which we use to classify people as members of a particular population…Puerto Rico is a small island, and has been subject to a lot of immigration from Spain in the 20th century. Correlation between skin color and European ancestry probably has to do with a great deal of recent admixture.
In a massive blow to the evolutionary paradigm, anthropologists themselves have determined that it was the dark-skinned Hamites who established the first civilization and spread it around the world.
The great ancient civilizations of Egypt and West Africa traveled to the Americas, contributing immensely to early American civilization by importing the art of pyramid building, political systems and religious practices as well as mathematics, writing and a sophisticated calendar…
One of the first documented instances of Africans sailing and settling in the Americas were black Egyptians led by King Ramses III, during the 19th dynasty in 1292 BC. In fact, in 445 BC, the Greek historian Herodotus wrote of the Ancient Egyptian pharaohs’ great seafaring and navigational skills. Further concrete evidence, noted by Dr. Imhotep and largely ignored by Euro-centric archaeologists, includes “Egyptian artifacts found across North America from the Algonquin writings on the East Coast to the artifacts and Egyptian place names in the Grand Canyon.”
In 1311 AD, another major wave of African exploration to the New World was led by King Abubakari II, the ruler of the fourteenth century Mali Empire, which was larger than the Holy Roman Empire. The king sent out 200 ships of men, and 200 ships of trade material, crops, animals, cloth and crucially African knowledge of astronomy, religion and the arts…
When most people think about ancient Mexico, the first civilizations that come to mind are the Incas, Aztecs and the Maya. However, during the early 1940’s archeologists uncovered a civilization known as the Olmecs 1200 BC, which pre-dated any other advanced civilization in the Americas…
Olmecs are perhaps best known for the carved colossal heads found in Central Mexico, that exhibit an unmistakably African Negroid [Hamitic] appearance. Ancient African historian Professor Van Sertima has illustrated how Olmecs were the first Mesoamerican civilization to use a written language, sophisticated astronomy, arts and mathematics and they built the first cities in Mexico, all of which greatly influenced the Mayans and subsequent civilizations in the Americas. “There is not the slightest doubt that all later civilizations in [Mexico and Central America], rest ultimately on an Olmec base,” once remarked Michael Coe, a leading historian on Mexico…
A clear indicator of pre-Columbus African trans-Atlantic travel is the recent archeological findings of narcotics native to America in Ancient Egyptian mummies, which have astounded contemporary historians. German toxicologist, Svetla Balabanova, reported findings of cocaine and nicotine in ancient Egyptian mummies. These substances are known to only be derived from American plants. South American cocaine from Erythroxylon coca and nicotine from Nicotiana tabacum. Such compounds could only have been introduced to Ancient Egyptian culture through trade with Americans.
Similarities across early American and African religions also indicate significant cross-cultural contact. The Mayans, Aztecs and Incas all worshipped black gods and the surviving portraits of the black deities are revealing. For instance, ancient portraits of the Quetzalcoatl, a messiah serpent god, and Ek-ahua, the god of war, are unquestionably Negro with dark skin and wooly hair. Why would native Americans venerate images so unmistakably African if they had never seen them before? Numerous wall paintings in caves in Juxtlahuaca depict the famous ancient Egyptian “opening of the mouth” and cross libation rituals. All these religious similarities are too large and occur far too often to be mere coincidences.
Professor Everett Borders notes another very important indication of African presence, which is the nature of early American pyramids. Pyramid construction is highly specialized. Ancient Egypt progressed from the original stepped pyramid of Djosser, to the more sophisticated finished product at Giza. However, at La Venta in Mexico, the Olmecs made a fully finished pyramid, with no signs of progressive learning. Olmecian and Egyptian pyramids were both placed on the same north-south axis and had strikingly similar construction methods. Tellingly, all of these pyramids also served the same dual purpose, tomb and temple.
The ease of cross-Atlantic travel correlates with the most accurate map of the world, used on the United Nations flag, and contrasting sharply with the commonly used map shown above, known to inaccurately attempt to depict a globe.
When we use cultural similarities to trace a civilization’s origination we find the the Hamitic Cushites left their mark on all the peoples of the world regardless of their genetic ancestry.
In discussing the origin of civilization in the ancient Near East, Professor Charles Seignobos in his History of Ancient Civilization, notes that the first civilized inhabitants of the Nile and Tigris-Euphrates valleys, were a dark-skinned people with short hair and prominent lips; and that they are referred to by some scholars as Cushites (Ethiopians), and as Hamites by others...
This ancient civilization of the Cushites, out of which the earliest cultures of Egypt and Mesopotamia grew, was not confined to the Near East. Traces of it have been found all over the world…“This peculiar development of the Neolithic culture…which Elliot Smith called the Heliolithic (sun-stone) culture, included many or all of the following odd practices: (1) Circumcision, (2) the queer custom of sending the father to bed when a child is born, known as Couvade, (3) the practice of Massage, (4) the making of Mummies, (5) Megalithic monuments (i.e. Stonehenge), (6) artificial deformation of the heads of the young by bandages, (7) Tattooing, (8) religious association of the Sun and the Serpent, and (9) the use of the symbol known as the Swastika for good luck. Elliot Smith traces these associated practices in a sort of constellation all over this great Mediterranean / Indian Ocean-Pacific area. Where one occurs, most of the others occur…The first civilizations in Egypt and the Euphrates-Tigris valley probably developed directly out of this widespread culture.” (Outline of History, pp. 141-143)…Then we have the view of Stephanus of Byzantium, that: “Ethiopia was the first established country on earth; and the Ethiopians were the first who introduced the worship of the gods, and who established laws.” The vestiges of this early civilization have been found in Nubia, the Egyptian Sudan, West Africa, Egypt, Mashonaland, India, Persia, Mesopotamia, Arabia, South America, Central America, Mexico, and the United States.
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 [priestly] 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… They lay the foundation for all the future civilizations in Mesoamerica.”
By 700 BC, the genetically semetic Mayans had replaced the Olmecs in Central America. They appear already having 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 visual arts were perfected in their highly advanced civilization.
The origination of this Cushite empire can be traced back to Arphaxad / Sargon’s cousin once removed, Nimrod, son of Cush, son of Ham. This individual not only established in his lifetime a religion-based civilization, but became immortalized in some way through the perpetuation of his legacy in the spread of this civilization around the world. We’re going to need an entire post just for him.