The following small sampling of the first emergence of civilizations follows the line of Cain, ending about 1,700 years later about 2300 BC at the flood. Bear in mind that pre-flood dates are subject to significant errors based on faulty assumptions in carbon dating and geological processes, but using a biblical frame of reference anything dated prior to 2nd millennium B.C. can be treated as belonging to the pre-flood era.
Dates of births, deaths & events from Genesis 4 and the apocryphal Jasher, Enoch & Jubilees. Archeological dates from Wikipedia ancient history timeline. Unless otherwise referenced, interpretation of names from Bible codes.
~4000 BC: Adam lives 930 years, providing eye witness testimony of the trustworthiness of the God of Creation through his own death. This concept is portrayed in Game of Thrones by Davos Seaworthy, the [Right]Hand [Executor / Prime Minister] of King Stannis. He proves the trustworthy inflexible of his king’s justice by proudly exhibiting the loss of four fingertips, punishment for his past smuggling crimes in spite of his life-saving actions, and thereby wins supporters for his king during a war.
~3700 BC: Cain, means “Spear“, now there’s a clue. Ancient names were essentially a memorial to that individual’s notable characteristics or exploits. “Spear” would not have been written on his earthly birth certificate but in God’s book in heaven as his unique identifier after he kills righteous Abel. Apparently using a flint tipped projectile he cleverly prepared in advance. If we accept his name as his memorial then Cain did not commit second degree murder grabbing a handy stone In the heat of anger. The report that he “rose up against Abel his brother and slew him” (Genesis 4:8) certainly brings to mind an image of stalking one’s prey. Exiled from Edenic agricultural society, this murderer is the architect of, not just one city, but an urban empire based which he continually expands for almost a thousand years, a significant time period the Germans call a reich.
Compare to what Julius Caesar would have accomplished in 900 years from his birth ~100 BC – 800 AD. In his arrogant determination to create and rule the world he rebels against Roman law, killing his law-abiding rivals to usurp authority and power. Although cut off from society by assassination, he is, in fact, worshipped as a god and maintains his influence through his heirs and successors.
3560 BC: Enoch “Trained“, undoubtedly a reference to the technological instruction provided by the fallen angels after 3300 BC. Don’t confuse this Enoch with the righteous Enoch descended from Seth, trained by God, recorded in Genesis 5 and quoted in Jude. Enoch’s father Cain “went out from the presence of the Lord, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden…and he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch.” (Genesis 4:16-17_
L.A. Waddell who studied Sumerian, and wrote “Makers of Civilization in Race and History”…writes, “The City of Enoch, we have seen, is admitted by all the leading Biblical experts to be identical with the City Unug or Unuk and latterly Uruk, of the Sumerians, and identical with “Erech” of the later Hebrew Old Testament texts.”
According to the Sumerian King List, Mesh-ki-ang-gasher was the city of Uruk’s first ruler and the man under whom it was built. If we look carefully at the name Mesh-ki-ang-gasher we may see a similarity between Cain and Kian Mesh-ki-ang-gasher.
Compare to what Augustus Caesar, the first and greatest Roman emperor, trained in the disciplines of politics and warfare by his uncle and adoptive father Julius, would have accomplished had he lived, and continued to collaborate with Julius for 900 years from 50 BC – 850 AD. As it was, in just 45 years he accomplished his father’s plan to exterminate his rivals, waged civil war to reshape the egalitarian republic into a dictatorship, and led the expansion of Rome’s control over the known world. As Julius Caesar’s heir, he took his adoptive father’s family name of Caesar, initially calling himself “Son of God,” but after assuming power he claimed to be a living god.
Augustus founded a European dynasty that has lasted for 2,000 years, tracked through the same adoption process by his aspiring heirs taking the family name Caesar (translated Kaiser / Czar / Tsar in various languages). “The title “Caesar” is found in all the European languages. It was probably the first Latin word adopted by the Germanic language family to which English belongs.” Augustus was often taken as a title by the rulers of the Roman Empire in all its incarnations as the Holy Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire, the Russian Empire, the German Reich, and the up-and-coming Third Rome.
As the pontifex maximum / great high priest and world leader who ushered in an unparalleled era of peace and prosperity at the time that God’s Promised Savior, Christ Jesus, son of David, King of Israel was born, he is without any doubt one of the many rival Christs / anti christs of Daniel’s fourth empire. And Cain is without doubt the first antichrist in history, guaranteeing life to those who submit to his rule by marking them with a brand or tattoo enabling them to buy and sell and protecting them from death at the hands of his roving gangs of enforcers. More on this in a later post.
~3500 BC: oldest known civilization in the Americas established in the Norte Chico region of coastal Peru, expanding by 3200 BC to 30 major population centers. Possible indication of rapid appearance of “push factors” driving migrations such as invasions, religious persecution, poverty from paying tribute to tyrants, etc. According to ancient Hebrew records, this occurred prior to the breakup of Pangea which began during the flood of Noah.
~ 3440 BC: Irad means “City of Witness or Fugitive” i.e. protection from vengeance in an era noted for violence? Numbers 35:11-12
~ 3360 BC: Mehujael means “Destroyed of God.“
3300 BC: Arrival of fallen angels / gods / aliens on earth at ~ 3300 BC, or ~450 years from the beginning of history, according to multiple diverse sources, beginning the Age of Giants.
Indus Valley civilization begins at Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro, supporting a population of over 5 million people by the time of the flood. By comparison, New York City, the largest city in the United States, has a population of about 8 million people, and Los Angeles, the second-largest city in the US, only has a population of about 4 million.
By Will Hart
If the Great Pyramid was built four millennia ago, then there was virtually no architectural and civil engineering (technological) progress for thousands of years! Another engineering and construction feat – of similar proportions and daunting challenges – was not attempted until the Hoover Dam was built in the early 1930s.
How could those incredible ancient Egyptian’s have pulled it off? They didn’t. The Great Pyramid is an unrivalled example of precision-engineering on a massive scale. You have been lied to, plain and simple…
Question: Where is the evidence we need to see to verify the logical developmental sequence that would show when and where the quarrymen, stonemasons, architects, engineers and construction crews learned their skills..?
The real issue here is that there is no evidence, in Egypt, of any period of stone building that forms a progression leading up to the Great Pyramid…
The possibility exists that the pyramids served in part as power plants, transforming and transmitting solar energy in a way similar to Tesla’s wireless system. This could explain the lack of technological artifacts found in our 20th century’s energy production where there was a slow development from wind power, steam power, coal power, gas power, then a sudden escalation to nuclear power.
The Indus Valley presents a similar situation only in a very different way. This time we find cities, in fact, highly advanced urban planning- too advanced. This civilization extended from eastern Pakistan northward into northwest India for a thousand miles.
Imagine a city constructed 4,500 years ago [very shortly after the Flood] that was conceived upon a planned layoutincluding a street grid lined with rectilinear buildings. The streets were paved with bricks and the buildings built of fired and mortared brick; some incorporated wooden superstructures as well.
Add to the above vision the fact that this ancient city, Mohenjo-Daro, had a public bath, the streets included drains and the apartments had indoor plumbing and toilets…
While the Egyptians were allegedly building the Great Pyramid instead of cities, the Sumerian city of Uruk had an estimated population of 50-80,000 in 4,000 BC [shortly after Creation].
We can [not just geographically but technologically and socially] position Sumeria between the Egyptian and the Indus valley civilizations because the Sumerians built cities and ziggurats… large-scale pyramid-like constructions built out of millions of mud-bricks…
the Sumerian language, though translated, has been classified as a language isolate. Even at this late date linguists are not sure where ancient Sumerian originated. It does not appear to be related to any other language family…
with Sumer we are most concerned about their extraordinary intellectual output which also seems to have arisen “full blown – full grown.”
The Sumerians developed a complex system of metrology c. 4000 BC. This metrology advanced resulting in the creation of arithmetic, geometry, and algebra. From c. 2600 BC onwards [or just a couple of hundred years before the Flood], the Sumerians wrotemultiplication tables on clay tablets and dealt with geometricalexercises and divisionproblems.
The earliest traces of the Babylonian numeralsalso date back to this period. The era between 2700 – 2300 BC saw the first appearance of the abacus — and a table of successive columns that delimited the orders of magnitude of their sexagesimal (60-base) number-system…the basis of modern-day clock-time but of the circle being divided into 360 degrees…
the Sumerians were the first to invent a written language; and the first to use a place value numeral system. We can throw in their having invented the wheel and the plow as well, probably in their spare time we can assume.
Apparently there is also anecdotal evidence the Sumerians may have used a type of slide rule in astronomical calculations…
Imagine what Muhammad, founder of the 2nd largest and fastest growing religion in the world, would have accomplished had he lived for 900 years from ~ 600 – 1500 AD. He proclaims he is the true prophet of God, rewrites what he claims is a corrupted version of God’s word while in fact eliminating idol worship and establishing just laws. Within 100 years Muslim armies defeated European forces to conquer and rule an empire from Spain through northern Africa to India, the largest empire to date, bringing about a Golden Age of scientific knowledge, wealth and cultural achievements.
3200 BC: Cycladic culture uncovered by archeologists on Greek islands, the remnants of Eden which was submerged when the Flood created the Medi-terranean Sea. Most of the remains of this culture are submerged so unaccounted for, but what little is known is that it was a settled and organized community growing wheat and barley, raising sheep, goats, and pigs, and fishing. It is best known for flat female idols carved from marble.
~ 3160 BC: Lamech means “Those in Despair“. From Cain’s line but marries Adah & Zillah, daughters of righteous Cainan (Jasher 2:17,36). Possibly a believer, since he lives during righteous Enoch’s reign during a great revival, or possibly, as commonly practiced, he abducted Adah & Zillah like Hamor abducted Dinah, daughter of Jacob.
~3060 BC: And Adah bare Jabal…Jubal…And Zillah…bare Tubalcain.” (Genesis 4:19-22) Significantly unlike the genealogical record up to this point – these sons are NOT said to have been begotten by their father, but only that his two wives bare them. This is suggestive of “Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus…that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.” (Matthew 1:16) Only in the case of J, J & T the conception could not be holy.
- Jabal…was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle…
- Jubal…was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ…
- Tubalcain, an instructer of every artificer in brass and iron…
J, J & T became mature adults and leaders of their people at the same time that a unique Mesopotamian civilization is recorded to have taken shape, about 2800 BC. “…note that these proverbial patriarchies [founding fathers of culture] were mysteriously not terminated by the flood of Noah.” Baked clay tablets allowed the perpetuation of education on these skills through the flood waters.
3000 BC: Minoan civilization begins on what is now the island of Crete. Flourishing through trade between the nearby cities, it grows rapidly to become the first major European civilization with palaces and a hierarchy of classes with artisans producing magnificent pottery, jewelry, statues, carvings, frescoes and other works of art.
2830 BC: Adam dies, having given all recorded generations up to Noah his 1st-hand testimony of Yahweh’s creation and plan of redemption. Adam’s death may have been the first non-violent, natural death, proving that all men, in fact, must die. He is acknowledged and honored as the father of all living and commemorated annually.
2800 BC: Mesopotamian civilization flourishes in what is now Iran, with the plough, sailing boats, and copper metal working. Texts in an undeciphered script dated to this period are labeled Proto-(primitive) Elamite because of the many cultural similarities and because no large-scale migration to this area seems to have occurred between the earlier, i.e. pre-flood, inhabitants and these Elamites. Tepe Sialk is the site of the only remaining Proto-Elamite ziggurat / pyramid temple.
2800 BC: first Chinese dynasty. Consistent with the biblical account of this era, Five Founding Emperors are portrayed having lived to a great age, introduced the use of fire, taught people how to build houses, invented farming including cultivation of silk, discovered medicine, devised the calendar and Chinese script.
2785 BC: Cain dies, accidentally killed by Lamech, according to Jasher.
2659 BC: Enoch son of Cain dies
2600 B.C. Archaic Olmec Civilization , precursor to later Mesoamerican civilizations such as Mayan and Aztec. Dates are uncertain as can be noted by divergent opinions by archeologists but can still be sequenced. Similarities in pyramids world wide can’t be logically explained in any other way than world-wide transmission of culture.
The approach developed in the film [BAM – Builders of Ancient Mysteries] is purely technical: faced with an apparent anachronism – the oldest stone blocks are the largest and they are arranged in the best order and fit perfectly – faced with architectural prowess and technical and artistic similarities and independent of historical constraints. BAM wonders about the possibility of a source of common [world-wide] knowledge and techniques, coming from an ancient human civilization which would have been destroyed during a cataclysm.
~2160 BC: Last recorded generation of Cain’s line – Jabal, Jubal, and Tubal-cain – die during the era of extreme violence.