According to genetic studies, at one time in the past humanity experienced a “population bottleneck…a sharp reduction in the size of a population due to environmental events such as…flood.”
“[M]ost Eurasian men (living outside Africa)…can be traced back to four ancestors…
According to the Bible, after a world-wide flood approximately 4,500 years ago, only four men were available to repopulate the entire earth with humanity.
- “Noah was…perfect in his generations [his genes had not been corrupted]. And Noah begat three sons,
- Ham, and
- Japheth.” (Genesis 6:9-10)
See post 15 for details.
According to the biblical account, Noah and his descendants up to his great-great-grandsons each lived about 500 years after the flood. They were superhuman in physical and intellectual power, supplemented by centuries of accumulated learning from experience.
This may seem mythic, but explanatory clues are given.
Before the windows of heaven were opened, the antediluvian ecosystem was protected, apparently not just to rain but also to genetically damaging solar radiation.
This no doubt explains one reason Abraham insisted on marrying close relations: himself to his half sister, his son Isaac to his cousin, and grandson Jacob to his cousins. This maximized the highest quality gene pool passed from both parents to their children. Isaac died at the age of 180, Jacob was astonishingly old at the age of 130 years, and lived until the age of 147. Joseph died at the age of 110, and Moses, who was born during Joseph’s lifetime, died at the age of 120.
Note, too, the exceptionally long generational spans that prevented genetic defects from accumulating in the Bible’s First Family. For example, Isaac was born when Abraham was 100 years old and Sarah was 90 (or 91). Meanwhile the lifespans of the hoi poloi rapidly decreased from genetic defects accumulating in the exponentially shorter breeding periods. Anthropologists’ best estimates for Bronze Age lifespans are 70 years if one was lucky enough to die of old age.
Just think about the immense influence that these first few exceptionally long-lived ancestors had over the new population.
Too often the biblical record is treated as a series of events, when we know that all literature, media and documentation is limited to describing single events with flashbacks or “meanwhile, back at the ranch” to acknowledge overlapping timelines.
The following timeline using biblical lifespans in Genesis 5 and 11 allow us to collate co-existing persons and their significant events in history. Centuries are included in the graph to give a rough sense of the time spans vs overlapping events.The commonly encountered historical notation of BC is matched with the Jewish Anno Mundi system which provides a more readily apparent timeframe.
Bear in mind that historical documentation of “first millennium BC” accounts for dates from 0 backwards to 999 BC, “second millennium BC” for dates 1,000 backwards to 1999 BC, “third millennium BC” for dates 2000 – 2999 BC, and “fourth millennium BC” for dates 3000 – 3999 BC. In other words, one thousand years less than the label of the millennium.
From a biblical perspective, the historical millennia can be roughly categorized as:
- Fourth Millennium BC: Adam to Noah, the gods reign on earth, Genesis 1-5
- Third Millennium BC: Noah’s first 600 years before the flood to Abram leaving Mesopotamia. Artifacts dated to this era include the highly developed pre-flood civilization brought to earth by the gods, its renaissance as best as could be recreated after the flood, as well as simultaneous rough necessities of life by refugees fleeing the tyranny of the gods. Genesis 6-12
- Second Millenium BC: Abraham in the land of his contemporaneous nephew Canaan to King David. Genesis 12-Ruth
- First Millenium: I Samuel / King David – Birth of Christ
Centuries are included in the graph to give a rough sense of the time spans between simultaneous events.
|AM||BC||Birth / Event||
|0||-4004||Death imposed, calendar begins|
|930||-3074||Adam aged 930 yrs|
|1056||-2948||1st generation: Noah born, lives 950 yrs|
|1558||-2446||2nd generation: Shem born, lives 610 yrs|
|Approximate same for Ham & Japheth|
|1658||-2346||3rd gen: Arphaxad born, lives 438 yrs|
|Approximate same for bro Assur|
|Approximate same for 1st cousin Cush son of Ham, lives ~ 430 yrs|
|1693||-2311||4th gen: Shelah born, lives 433 yrs|
|1723||-2281||5th gen Eber born, lives 464 yrs|
|1734||-2270||Historic Sargon begins rule per short chronology, but exact dates unknown|
|1757||-2247||Peleg born, lives 239 yrs|
|1787||-2217||Reu born, lives 239 yrs|
|1789||-2215||Sargon overthrown after 55 yr reign|
|1819||-2185||Serug born lives 230 yrs|
|1849||-2155||Nahor born lives 148 years|
|1878||-2126||Terah born lives 205 years|
|4th gen Nimrod born, lifespan ~400 yrs|
|1900||-2086||Nimrod reigns at ~40 yrs old, Tower of Babel begins shortly after|
|1948||-2056||Abram born, lives 175 yrs|
|1978||-2020||Tower of Babylon construction stops about now as workforce breaks up|
|1996||-2008||By now division of physical earth by aftershocks expedites separating nations||Peleg|
|2006||-1998||Shem moves from cave to Mount Zion?||Noah|
|2018||-1986||Abram age 70 leaves Ur fleeing Nimrod|
|2048||-1956||Sodom & Gomorrah – Nimrod still alive new name of Amraphel to glorify him|
|2048||-1956||Isaac born, lives 180 years||Serug|
|2096||-1908||Arphaxad, approx for Assur & Cush|
|2108||-1896||Jacob & Esau born, Jacob lives 147 years|
|2148||-1856||Esau kills Nimrod per Jewish legend||Approximate for Nimrod|
|2158||-1846||Shem, approx. for Ham|
|2199||-1805||Joseph born, lives 110 years|
|2216||-1788||Joseph to Egypt|
|2235||-1769||Amram son of Kohoth son of Levi born|
|2238||-1766||Jacob & Family to Egypt|
|2309||-1695||Moses son of Amram born|
|2319||-1685||Joseph, end of Genesis|
|2389||-1615||The Exodus under Moses aged 80|
Using 25 years as a statistical average for subsequent generations, the founding fathers would have outlived a minimum of 16 consecutive generations, but actually more since another generation is born to some family every year. These Elders appear immortal to those who are born and die without seeing them age. They are entreated to intervene in problems / beseeched / 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.
Their precious birthright was literacy, from pre-apocalypse records stored on the ark and and in pyramid vaults. They led the renaissance 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.”
To catch a glimpse of how these men shaped the world, imagine that one of them is Leonardo DaVinci, the genius who epitomizes that other 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?
In a massive blow to the evolutionary paradigm, anthropologists have determined that it was the dark-skinned Hamites who established the first historic civilization and transported their religion to all the peoples of the world regardless of their genetic ancestry.
This is the Way of Cain. We can logically conclude that Noah’s son Ham carried onto the ark a library of esoteric fallen angelic knowledge which was passed to Ham’s son Cush.
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.
Current plans to build land-based transportation systems connecting all the peoples of the world demonstrates the ability of early civilizations to easily import-export their products and ideas through the same interconnected web of traders.
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 builtthe 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.
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.
According to updated genetic studies reported by 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.”
The Olmecs are the oldest of the civilizations that flourished in Central America, beginning about 1900 BC…“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… They lay the foundation for all the future civilizations in Mesoamerica.”
By 700 BC, the genetically Semetic Mayans had replaced the Cushite 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.