Revised and updated by the author 08-04-2011
In chapter 5 we have discussed the inducements why the Gods decided to bring a Flood on Earth to destroy ALL living creatures from the face of the Earth and we know already that not all of them were destroyed as we could read in the Bible, Jasher, Jubilees and Enoch, even thousands of years after the Flood they survived until historical times.
The story of the Flood is one of the most common disasters which took place in ancient times and this story is wide spread all over the world, by all civilizations who existed on Earth in those days, The story is written on tables, scrolls and on rocks, so it had a great impact on the ancients and all other living creatures.
In historical perspective is by many Scholars believed that the Flood story was a local disaster in former Sumer but this is in contradiction with the countless stories that survived in many cultures all over the world.
First of all the story of the Ark that saved the seed of almost all living creatures is in most myths and legends the same. The leading role In the Bible is Noah, in the flood story of Sumer Utnapishtim or Atrahasis, in Chaldean story Xisuthrus, in old Persian Yima, in Aztec Tapi and many other names.
Before we go back to the Biblical story of the Flood we will have a short look at the countless stories of a Flood that took place in most other cultures. Nearly all of these stories contains the same aspects of why the Flood came to the world. It seemed that every culture has its own version of a Great Flood; many of these tales contained similarities, namely:
With thanks to Morgana's Observatory. for use of some flood stories.
The Sumerian flood story is preserved on a six-columned tablet from Nippur (B 10637), only the lower third of which is preserved. The complete original would probably have had 260 lines. The tablet can be dated by its script to the late 17th century BC. The story inscribed on the tablet deals with the creation of humans and animals, the antediluvian cities and their rulers, and the flood. This clay tablet, now known as the Nippur Tablet.
In the episodes preserved, Enki (Ea, Nudimmud) reveals the gods' plan to destroy the human race with a flood to Ziusudra and urges him to heed his advice. The wind and storms come and with them the flood, which lasts for seven days and seven nights before the sun returns. Ziusudra emerges from his boat and offers sacrifices. Enki mollifies the gods, and An (Anu) and Enlil grant Ziusudra life like the God's (In part 3 of chapter 10 we will discuss this important story).
The Story of Deluge : Three times (every 1200 years), the Gods became distressed by the disturbance from human overpopulation. The Gods dealt with the problem first by plague, then by famine. Both times, the God Enki advised humans to bribe the God causing the problem. The third time, Enlil advised the Gods to destroy all humans with a flood, but Enki had Atrahasis build an ark and so escape. Also on the boat were cattle, wild animals and birds, and the family of Atrahasis. After seeing the suffering caused by the flood, the Gods regretted their action, and Enki established barren women and stillbirth to avoid the problem in the future.
Based on the Babylonian story with the difference that the flood was a harsh punishment for humanity's sinfulness. Noah was 600 years old when it began to rain for what ended up being 40 days and 40 nights. After the end of 150 days, the waters were abated. The ark rested in the seventh month upon the mountains of Ararat. Waters decreased until the 10th month, on the first day of the 10th month; tops of mountains were also seen. At the end of 40 days, Noah opened the windows of the ark. First, he sent a raven, which went to and fro. He then sent a dove, which returned and hadn't found land. After seven more days, another dove was loosed; it returned that evening with an olive leaf. The next week, the dove didn't return. After a year and 10 days from the start of the flood, every creature emerged from the ark. Noah sacrificed some clean animals and birds to God, and God, pleased with this, promised never again to destroy all living creatures.
Xisuthrus was warned of a coming flood by the God Chronos, who ordered Xisuthrus to write a history and to build a vessel (5 stadia by 2 stadia) for his relations, friends, and two of every type of animal. After the flood began to subside, he sent out some birds, all of which returned. Upon trying again, the birds returned, their feet covered in mud. On the third trial, the birds didn't return. The people disembarked and offered sacrifices to the Gods. Xisuthrus, his wife, daughter, and the pilot of the ark were eventually transported to live with the Gods.
Ahura Mazda warned Yima that destruction in the form of floods, subsequent to the melting of the snow, was threatening the sinful world and gave him instructions for building a vara in which specimens of small and large cattle, humans, dogs, birds, fires, plants and foods were to be deposited in pairs.
Manu, the first human, saved a small fish from the jaws of a larger fish. After hearing the smaller one beg for protection, Manu kept the fish safe, transferring it to larger and larger containers as it grew, finally returning it to the ocean. Because of this kindness, the fish returned to warn Manu about an imminent flood and told him to build a boat, stocking it with samples of every species. After the flood waters rose, Manu tied a rope to the fish's horn. The fish led him to a mountain and told Manu to fasten the ship's rope to a tree so that it would not drift. He stayed on the mountain (known as Manu's Descent) while the flood swept away all living creatures. Manu alone survived.
Zeus decided to punish humanity for its evil ways. Other Gods grieved at the destruction because there would be no beings to worship them. Zeus promised a new stock, a race of miraculous origin. He was going to use thunderbolts when he remembered one of Fate's decrees: that a time would come when sea and earth and dome of the sky would blaze up, and the massive structure of the universe would collapse in ruins. With Poseidon's help, he caused storm and earthquake to flood every part of the land except the summit of Mount Parnassus. When Zeus crushed the hanging clouds in his hand, there was a loud crash, and sheets of rain fell from heaven. The rivers began rushing to the sea. When Neptune struck the earth with his trident, the rivers raced across the plains. Sea and earth could no longer be distinguished; all was sea without any shores, covering every living being except for one fortunate couple, Deucalion and Pyrrha. Earlier, Deucalion and Pyrrha had consulted Themis at her oracular shrine. She warned of a future flood, and they prepared by acquiring a boat. In time, their boat ran aground on the summit of Mount Parnassus. (Note: This is the mountain at Delphi, 'navel of the earth' and home of the great oracle.)
Recognizing their piety, Zeus allowed them to live and withdrew the waters. It was then that Deucalion and Pyrrha remembered the other oracle given by Themis: to repopulate the world by throwing 'behind you the bones of your great mother.' Pyrrha didn't want to injure her mother's ghost by disturbing her bones. Prometheus soothed her fears. 'Oracles are righteous and never advise guilty action...' They decided that the 'bones' were stones in the body of the earth ('Great Mother'). They threw the stones, which became humans; men of the stones thrown by Deucalion; women, of those cast by Pyrrha. Animals were produced by earth of its own volition. According to Plato: 'Many great deluges have taken place during the nine thousand years.'
In the Valley of Mexico there lived a pious man named Tapi. Creator told him to build a boat to live in, to take his wife and a pair of every animal that existed. Neighbors thought he was crazy. As soon as he finished, it began to rain. The valley flooded; men and animals went to mountains, but they were submerged. The rain ended, waters receded, etc. Tapi realized that the flood waters had receded after having sent a dove that did not return. Tapi rejoiced.
In early times, many people had gone to war with other tribes, but there were still some good people. One of the good men heard from the Land Above that a big water was coming. He told the other good people and decided they would make a dugout boat from the largest cedar they could find. Soon after the canoe was finished, the flood came, filling the valleys and covering the mountains. The bad people were drowned; the good people were saved in the boat. We don't know how long the flood stayed. The canoe can still be seen where it came down on Toppenish Ridge. The earth will be destroyed by another flood if people do wrong a second time.
The Andaman Islanders talk of their Supreme Being, Puluga, who lives in the sky. It was Puluga who created the world and man. However, when man began to forget his creator, Puluga became annoyed and sent a flood which covered the whole earth and wiped out the race. Four people escaped and so Puluga had mercy on them.
Oden, Vili, and Ve fought and slew the great ice giant Ymir, and icy water from his wounds drowned most of the Rime Giants. The giant Bergelmir escaped, with his wife and children, on a boat. Ymir's body became the world we live on.
Heaven and Earth were great giants, and Heaven lay upon the Earth so that their children were crowded in the darkness between them. One of their sons led his brothers in cutting up Heaven into many pieces. From his skull they made the firmament. His spilling blood caused a great flood which killed all humans except a single pair, who were saved in a ship made by a beneficent Titan. The waters settled in hollows to become the oceans.
One of the Tezcatlipocas (sons of the original dual God) transformed himself into the Sun and created the first humans to show up his brothers. The other Gods, angry at his audacity, had Quetzalcoatl destroy the people, which he did with a flood. The people became fish.
'When the moon did not yet exist, a bearded old man named Botschika taught the arts of agriculture, clothing, worship and politics to the people. His beautiful but malevolent wife was Huythaca. She caused a flood in which most people perished. Botschika then turned her into the moon.'
And many, many others.
The reader can see for himself that most of the stories are similar and that in most stories Giants plays an important role, Fruit and Snakes and most important nearly all stories mention the creation of a new race after the flood.
One of the most famous stories, besides the 'holy' books we can read in the Mesopotamian story of Gilgamesh, an historical King of Uruk (Unug) an ancient city in Sumer.
The fullest surviving version, from which the summary here is taken, is derived from twelve stone tablets, in the Acadian language, found in the ruins of the library of Ashurbanipal, king of Assyria 669-633 BC at Nineveh. The library was destroyed by the Persians in 612 BC
The theory of science today is that this epos is written about 2700 BC, 'Gilgamesh' was an historical king of Uruk in Sumer, on the River Euphrates in modern Iraq; he lived about 2700 BC.' (the story of Gilgamesh is much older than Scientists belief today, in accordance with the Sumerian king list Gilgamesh lived about 7,350 BC. (see later chapter 10 and 11)
When we read this epos we will see that it is written after the Flood because Gilgamesh visited Utnapishtim, (NOAH of the Bible). The Flood must have took place at least 8,000 years ago. (in chapter 13 we will see that the Flood took place about 47,000 years ago).
We will read the whole Epos in chapter 8 but in this chapter only Tablet 11 because there is important information regarding The Great Flood and the Gods who were worshipped at the time (7,000 BC).
The Biblical flood story (Genesis 5: 28-9:17) was derived, directly or indirectly, from the Gilgamesh version. And the story of the flood was carried down in later Jewish, Christian, and even Muslim traditions, where it occurs in the Koran (Sura 11: 25-48).
Two copies of this epic partly survived:
1. The Semitic Old Babylonian version dated from about 2,700 BC
2. The Babylonian version dated from about 1,700 BC.
In the eleventh tablet of the Semitic Old Babylonian (Sumerian) epic of Gilgamesh is a flood story that is the source for the Noah story. The Gods resolved to cleanse the earth of an overpopulated humanity, but Utnapishtim was warned by the God Ea (Enki) in a dream. He and some craftsmen built a huge (seven decks encompassing one acre in area) ark. Utnapishtim then loaded it with his family, the craftsmen, and 'the seed of all living creatures.' The waters rose up, and a storm continued for six days and six nights.
The Gods repented and wept upon seeing the global destruction of living beings and stilled the flood on the seventh day. The waters covered everything but the top of the mountain Nisur, where the boat landed. A dove was loosed, but it returned, having found no place to rest. A swallow was sent, but it too returned. Seven days later, after having loosed a raven that did not return to the ark, the people began to emerge. Utnapishtim made a sacrifice to the Gods. He and his wife were given immortality and lived at the end of the earth.
The story of the flood in the Gilgamesh Epic (Tablet XI), known from first millennium copies, is probably derived from Atrahasis. In seeking to learn the secrets of eternal life, Gilgamesh, king of Uruk, seeks out Utnapishtim, the only human to have lived forever. In telling Gilgamesh how he achieved eternal life, Utnapishtim relates a secret story of the flood. The story opens in Shuruppak, where the great Gods decide to wipe out the human race with a flood, but Ea (Acadian and Babylonian name of the Sumerian god Enki) reveals the plans to Utnapishtim, and tells him to build a great boat. Utnapishtim does as he is told and loads all his possessions, including silver and gold, his family, domesticated and wild animals, and craftsmen onto the boat. The storm comes; the gods cower and weep at its destructive force. The storm rages for six days and six nights; on the seventh day it subsides. The seas calm and, as Utnapishtim observed, all mankind had returned to clay and the landscape was leveled. Eventually, mountains appear and Utnapishtim's boat comes to rest on Mount Nisr, where it holds fast for six days. On the seventh day, Utnapishtim comes out and sends out a dove and then a swallow, both of which return, having found no place to rest. On the third day, he sends out a raven, which does not return. Utnapishtim then offers sacrifices, which attract the gods, but when Enlil sees the boat he becomes furious that a human had survived. Ea calms him, and Enlil then boards the boat and makes Utnapishtim and his wife like the Gods, living forever.
When we read the story of Utnapishtim there can only one conclusion be made, the story in the Bible is derivedfrom this story which is at least 1,000 years older then the oldest written story of the Bible.
At this point, Gilgamesh realizes that he is talking to Utnapishtim, the Far-Away; he hadn't expected an immortal human to be ordinary and aged. He asks Utnapishtim how he received immortality, and Utnapishtim tells him the great secret hidden from humans: In the time before the Flood, there was a city, Shuruppak, on the banks of the Euphrates. There, the counsel of the gods held a secret meeting; they all resolved to destroy the world in a great flood. All the gods were under oath not to reveal this secret to any living thing, but Ea (one of the gods that created humanity) came to Utnapishtim's house and told the secret to the walls of Utnapishtim's house, thus not technically violating his oath to the rest of the gods. He advised the walls of Utnapishtim's house to build a great boat, its length as great as its breadth, to cover the boat, and to bring all living things into the boat. Utnapishtim gets straight to work and finishes the great boat by the new year. Utnapishtim then loads the boat with gold, silver, and all the living things of the earth, and launches the boat. Ea orders him into the boat and commands him to close the door behind him.
It seams to be that Utnapishtim became immortal when he was already old in humans perspective. At first it looks strange that Utnapishtim tells Gilgamesh the secret hidden for humans but it's not as strange as it looks because Gilgamesh himself is a Demigod, 1/3 human and 2/3 God.
Again we see that the God EA (Enki) was like a 'Father' for his creation because he warns Utnapishtim for the coming flood. I will explain later that Ea (Enki) is the same as 'The Lord' from the bible because he was one of the Gods who created humanity and decided for the survival of Utnapishtim. In the Bible we can read exactly the same story (written down by Moses thousands of years later as these tablets), the only difference is the duration of the Flood (7 days or 40 days).
In The Bible we can read :
Genesis 6:8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD. Genesis 6:13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth. Gn:6:19: And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female. Gn:6:21: And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and thou shalt gather it to thee; and it shall be for food for thee, and for them. Gn:6:21: And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and thou shalt gather it to thee; and it shall be for food for thee, and for them. Gn:7:4: For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth. Gn:7:10: And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth. Gn:7:11: In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. Gn:7:12: And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights. Gn:7:16: And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him: and the Lord shut him in.
The story in The book of Jubilees :
Chapter 5. 21 And He commanded Noah to make him an ark, that he might save himself from the waters of the flood. 22 And Noah made the ark in all respects as He commanded him, in the twenty-seventh jubilee of years, in the fifth week in the fifth year (on the new moon of the first month). (1307 AM) 23 And he entered in the sixth (year) thereof, (1308 AM) in the second month, on the new moon of the second month, till the sixteenth; and he entered, and all that we brought to him, into the ark, and the Lord closed it from without on the seventeenth evening. 24 And the Lord opened seven flood-gates of heaven, And the mouths of the fountains of the great deep, seven mouths in number. 25 And the flood-gates began to pour down water from the heaven forty days and forty nights, And the fountains of the deep also sent up waters, until the whole world was full of water. 26 And the waters increased upon the earth: Fifteen cubits did the waters rise above all the high mountains, And the ark was lift up above the earth, And it moved upon the face of the waters.
In Jubilees is not written that all creatures were destroyed during the Flood.
The story in The books of Enoch :
Chapter 10. 1 Then said the Most High, the Holy and Great One spake, and sent Uriel to the son of Lamech, and said to him: 2 'Go to Noah and tell him in my name 'Hide thyself!' and reveal to him the end that is approaching: that the whole earth will be destroyed, and a deluge is about to come upon the whole earth, and will destroy all that is on it. 3 And now instruct him that he may escape and his seed may be preserved for all the generations of the world.
The attentive reader should have already noticed that Enoch was already gone to 'Paradise' and could not know exactly what happened during and after the Flood on Earth.
You can see for yourself the stories of these three books are nearly the same, except the dates between The Bible and Jubilees are different, as I mentioned already in chapter 5.
We read further in tablet 11 an amazing story
The black clouds arrive, with the thunder god Adad rumbling within them; the earth splits like an earthenware pot, and all the light turns to darkness. The Flood is so great that even the gods are frightened: The gods shook like beaten dogs, hiding in the far corners of heaven, Ishtar screamed and wailed: 'The days of old have turned to stone: We have decided evil things in our Assembly! Why did we decide those evil things in our Assembly? Why did we decide to destroy our people? We have only just now created our beloved humans; We now destroy them in the sea!' All the gods wept and wailed along with her, All the gods sat trembling, and wept.
Why were even the Gods frightened of the Flood?. When we read the story by letter we can clearly read that not ALL Gods agreed with the Flood.
Ishtar, the grand-daughter of An (God the most High in the Bible) the chief-god and sky-god, regrets together with other Gods that they made evil human, nevertheless they are sad that humans are destroyed. Even between the Gods we can see two camps. In chapter 8 and 9 we will meet all the above Sumerian Gods.
In The book of Jasher we can also read that not only the waters came but also earthquakes because the Earth spits like an earthenware pot.
Jasher 6:11 And on that day, the Lord caused the whole earth to shake, and the sun darkened, and the foundations of the world raged, and the whole earth was moved violently, and the lightning flashed, and the thunder roared, and all the fountains in the earth were broken up, such as was not known to the inhabitants before; and God did this mighty act, in order to terrify the sons of men, that there might be no more evil upon earth.
Even as in the epic of Gilgamesh the lightning flashed and the thunder roared. The book of Jasher gives even more details than the Bible, Jubilees and Gilgamesh because we can read:
Jasher 6:16 And all the sons of men that were left upon the earth, became exhausted through evil on account of the rain, for the waters were coming more violently upon the earth, and the animals and beasts were still surrounding the ark. 17 And the sons of men assembled together, about seven hundred thousand men and women, and they came unto Noah to the ark. 18 And they called to Noah, saying, Open for us that we may come to thee in the ark and wherefore shall we die? 19 And Noah, with a loud voice, answered them from the ark, saying, Have you not all rebelled against the Lord, and said that he does not exist? and therefore the Lord brought upon you this evil, to destroy and cut you off from the face of the earth. 20 Is not this the thing that I spoke to you of one hundred and twenty years back, and you would not hearken to the voice of the Lord, and now do you desire to live upon earth? 21 And they said to Noah, We are ready to return to the Lord; only open for us that we may live and not die. 22 And Noah answered them, saying, Behold now that you see the trouble of your souls, you wish to return to the Lord; why did you not return during these hundred and twenty years, which the Lord granted you as the determined period? 23 But now you come and tell me this on account of the troubles of your souls, now also the Lord will not listen to you, neither will he give ear to you on this day, so that you will not now succeed in your wishes. 24 And the sons of men approached in order to break into the ark, to come in on account of the rain, for they could not bear the rain upon them. 25 And the Lord sent all the beasts and animals that stood round the ark. And the beasts overpowered them and drove them from that place, and every man went his way and they again scattered themselves upon the face of the earth.
Even the amount of the sons of men that were left on Earth is here mentioned, about 700,000. They surrounded the Ark together with the animals and the beasts. Again is mentioned, in chapter 5, that the Gods indeed granted the 'Nephilim' and their offspring the 'Anakim' a period of 120 years before the flood should come.
They even tried to break into the Ark but the beasts drove them away from the Ark. A strange detail is written in verse 25 where we can read that they went their way and scattered upon the face of the Earth.
We read further in tablet 11
The Flood lasts for seven days and seven nights, and finally light returns to the earth. Utnapishtim opens a window and the entire earth has been turned into a flat ocean; all humans have been turned to stone. Utnapishtim then falls to his knees and weeps. Utnapishtim's boat comes to rest on the top of Mount Nimush; the boat lodges firmly on the mountain peak just below the surface of the ocean and remains there for seven days.
Gn:7:17: And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth. Gn:7:19: And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered. Gn:7:24: And the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days. Gn:8:3: And the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated. Gn:8:4: And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.
The only difference between the epic of Gilgamesh and the Bible is the duration of the Flood (7 days and 40 days) ALL other details are the same.
On the seventh day: I, Utnapishtim, released a dove from the boat, It flew off, but circled around and returned, For it could find no perch. I then released a swallow from the boat, It flew off, but circled around and returned, For it could find no perch. I then released a raven from the boat, It flew off, and the waters had receded: It eats, it scratches the ground, but it does not circle around and return.
Gn:8:6: And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made: Gn:8:7: And he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and fro, until the waters were dried up from off the earth. Gn:8:8: Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground; Gn:8:9: But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned unto him into the ark, for the waters were on the face of the whole earth: then he put forth his hand, and took her, and pulled her in unto him into the ark. Gn:8:10: And he stayed yet other seven days; and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark; Gn:8:11: And the dove came in to him in the evening; and, lo, in her mouth was an olive leaf pluckt off: so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth. Gn:8:12: And he stayed yet other seven days; and sent forth the dove; which returned not again unto him any more.
I then sent out all the living things in every direction and sacrificed a sheep on that very spot. The gods smell the odor of the sacrifice and begin to gather around Utnapishtim. Enlil, who had originally proposed to destroy all humans, then arrives, furious that one of the humans had survived, since they had agreed to wipe out all humans. He accuses Ea of treachery, but Ea convinces Enlil to be merciful.
The Sumerian God ENLIL (EL in the Bible) was appointed by his father An (The Most High God) as the leader of the Gods on Earth and was therefore higher in rank then Ea (Enki), in the Bible JA'EL, nevertheless he belonged to the Sumerian 'Triad of Gods' and had nearly the same power as Enlil (his half-brother). We can see that Enlil accuses Ea (Enki) about the survival of Utnapishtim and his wife.
Enlil then seizes Utnapishtim and his wife and blesses them: At one time Utnapishtim was mortal. At this time let him be a god and immortal; Let him live in the far away at the source of all the rivers.
Ea (Enki) is powerful enough to 'convince' Enlil and, as we see here, Enlil gives Utnapishtim eternal live.
Gn:8:20: And Noah builded an altar unto the Lord; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar. Gn:8:21: And the Lord smelled a sweet savour; and the Lord said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done. Gn:9:1: And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.
The reader can see that even the offering of Utnapishtim and Noah are exactly the same, including the smell of the offering.
At the end of his story, Utnapishtim offers Gilgamesh a chance at immortality. If Gilgamesh can stay awake for six days and seven nights, he, too, will become immortal. Gilgamesh accepts these conditions and sits down on the shore; the instant he sits down he falls asleep. Utnapishtim tells his wife that all men are liars, that Gilgamesh will deny having fallen asleep, so he asks his wife to bake a loaf of bread every day and lay the loaf at Gilgamesh's feet. Gilgamesh sleeps without ever waking up for six days and seven nights, at which point Utnapishtim wakes him up. Startled, Gilgamesh says, 'I only just dozed off for half a second here.' Utnapishtim points out the loaves of bread, showing their states of decay from the most recent, fresh bread, to the oldest, moldy, stale bread that had been laid at his feet on the very first day. Gilgamesh is distraught: O woe! What do I do now, where do I go now? Death has devoured my body, Death dwells in my body, Wherever I go, wherever I look, there stands Death! Utnapishtim's wife convinces the old man to have mercy on him; he offers Gilgamesh in place of immortality a secret plant that will make Gilgamesh young again. The plant is at the bottom of the ocean surrounding the Far-Away; Gilgamesh ties stones to his feet, sinks to the bottom, and plucks the magic plant. But he doesn't use it because he doesn't trust it; rather he decides to take it back to Uruk and test it out on an old man first, to make sure it works.
Utnapishtim (a God himself) knows that all men are liars, and proofs that to his wife and after 6 days Gilgamesh lie to Utnapishtim and even Gilgamesh don't trust Utnapishtim because he will test 'the plant' first on an old man in his city Uruk to be sure it works.
Urshanabi * takes him across the Waters of Death. Several leagues inland, Gilgamesh and Urshanabi stop to eat and sleep; while they're sleeping, a snake slithers up and eats the magic plant (which is why snakes shed their skin) and crawls away. Gilgamesh awakens to find the plant gone; he falls to his knees and weeps: For whom have I labored? For whom have I journeyed? For whom have I suffered? I have gained absolutely nothing for myself, I have only profited the snake, the ground lion!
* Urshanabi is the boatman of Utnapishtim who brought Gilgamesh to his master.
This story sounds familiar when we read Genesis 3.
Genesis 3:4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
The reader can see himself that even this story is derived from the Gilgamesh epic which is thousands of years older then the Bible. The writers of the Bible used this story and made 'the plant' a fruit of 'The Tree of Good and Evil'.
The tale ends with Gilgamesh, at the end of his journey standing before the gates of Uruk, inviting Urshanabi to look around and view the greatness of this city, its high walls, its mason work, and here at the base of its gates, as the foundation of the city walls, a stone of lapis lazuli on which is carved Gilgamesh's account of his exploits.
So far the similarity between the Sumerian and Jewish story of Noah. In chapter 8 and 9 I will proof that the story of Noah and the Flood in the Bible is based on the Sumerian/Babylonian Gilgamesh epos and not the other way around, the story of Gilgamesh is much older then the first written books of the Bible. (at least 7,000 years).
I hope I have convinced the reader that the story of Gilgamesh (tablet 11) is the same as the story in the Bible. The story in the Bible was taken from the Sumerians and not the other way around.
In the first five chapters of this book I explained the story of the 'Earth Fathers' from Adam until Noah, the 10 generations before the Flood.
As mentioned and clearly explained the lifespan of the first generations of 'The Children of God' and 'The Children of Cain' was about 1,000 years but we will see that the age of generation 11 (Shem) until 22 (Jacob and Esau) decreased quickly from 1,000 years to about 150 years in only 11 generations in a time of about 450 biblical years. (see The Generation Table of The Bible)
We will see in chapter 7 that from generation 15 (Peleg) their lifespan decreased in 1 generation from 464 years (Eber) to 239 (Peleg), there must be a reason for this quick decrease and there was, as we will see in chapter 7.
With other words the Generations after the Flood, generation 12 (Arphaxad) until generation 14 (Eber) also belonged to the offspring of the 'Nephilim' called 'Anakim' and we could know that already when reading the story in chapter 5 carefully. The Gods told their fathers, 'The Nephilim' that their age should be fixed to 500 years.
I explained already that in my opinion the 'Earth Fathers' are not our ancestors, because the belonged to the 'Nephilim' and our real ancestors are the creation from shortly after the Flood the 'Homo Sapiens', we will see that later.
Another aspect of the difference between the 'Earth Fathers' and the 'Homo Sapiens' was that all 'Earth Fathers' were leaders (Kings, Priests and Demigods) who ruled over the human people our real ancestors, who lived at that time and they worshipped them as Gods. Readers who still belief that Adam was our ancestor have never read The Bible carefully.
Even at present time the common people with religious thoughts still accept 'Nobility' as a higher (blue blooded) race and they bow down for them because they belief that it's the will of God. Their leaders, read politicians and the church, still keep it that way to make it easier to hold their powers. There is a saying spread all over the western world that says :
The Church leaders to the government ' You keep them poor, We will keep them dumb'
We will see in later chapters that the Gods were against Kings, Emperors and whatever you like to call dictators, the opposite is true, the Gods hated them.
Concerning this I give the reader to think about this :
In ancient times and, unbelievable, still in this century, is spoken about blue blood of Kings, Queens, Dukes and other Nobility, in my opinion is this left over from the period of our ancient history in which our ancestors knew that the offspring of 'The Children of God', the 'Fallen Angels' called 'Nephilim' the Giants, Demons and Monsters were much mightier then they were, so they worshipped their offspring 'Anakim' as God's, Kings, Priests of whatever you like to call them and most likely they had really BLUE BLOOD but only because their fathers had this type of blood.
In the next chapters we will see that we can find this phenomenon all over the world in ancient times and not only then but also at present time are still countries where Kings and Queens still rule in the name of the Gods, even when noticed that from their pretended 'high' descent nothing is left in their veins, if they ever had some.
With that in mind, I hope you can imagine that I personal, can't understand that in the 21st century there are still Kingdoms, Empires and Duke states in this world. This is also the case in my country The Netherlands were the Orange family still pretends that they belong to the offspring of William of Orange, which died out already in 1702. Nevertheless most of our population (about 80 %) still accepts this phenomenon, some of them because they won't have a President but most of them because they belong to Christianity, Islam or other religions (see later in this chapter proof that this is against the will of the Gods).
Before we begin with the story of Noah after the Flood we will first have a look at The Book of Enoch and especially Chapter 105, also called:
In this part Enoch tells the amazing story of the birth of Noah.
And after some days my son Methuselah took a wife for his son Lamech, and she became pregnant by him and bore a son. And his body was white as snow and red as the blooming of a rose, and the hair of his head and his long locks were white as wool, and his eyes beautiful. And when he opened his eyes, he lighted up the whole house like the sun, and the whole house was very bright. And thereupon he arose in the hands of the midwife, opened his mouth, and conversed with the Lord of righteousness.
And his father Lamech was afraid of him and fled, and came to his father Methuselah. And he said unto him: ' I have begotten a strange son, diverse from and unlike man, and resembling the sons of the God of heaven; and his nature is different and he is not like us, and his eyes are as the rays of the sun, and his countenance is glorious. And it seems to me that he is not sprung from me but from the angels, and I fear that in his days a wonder may be wrought on the earth. And now, my father, I am here to petition thee and implore thee that thou mayest go to Enoch, our father, and learn from him the truth, for his dwelling place is amongst the angels.'
Lamech was afraid for his strange son because he looked different and was like the Angels of Heaven.
And when Methuselah heard the words of his son, he came to me to the ends of the earth; for he had heard that I was there, and he cried aloud, and I heard his voice and I came to him. And I said unto him: ' Behold, here am I, my son, wherefore hast thou come to me? ' And he answered and said: ' Because of a great cause of anxiety have I come to thee, and because of a disturbing vision have I approached. And now, my father, hear me: unto Lamech my son there hath been born a son, the like of whom there is none, and his nature is not like man's nature, and the colour of his body is whiter than snow and redder than the bloom of a rose, and the hair of his head is whiter than white wool, and his eyes are like the rays of the sun, and he opened his eyes and thereupon lighted up the whole house. And he arose in the hands of the midwife, and opened his mouth and blessed the Lord of heaven. And his father Lamech became afraid and fled to me, and did not believe that he was sprung from him, but that he was in the likeness of the angels of heaven; and behold I have come to thee that thou mayest make known to me the truth.'
We can read here that Enoch was still on Earth because Methuselah was able to visit his father. Reading the above story can only mean that the Earth-fathers looked different then the Angels of Heaven who were white of skin and hair.
And I, Enoch, answered and said unto him: 'The Lord will do a new thing on the earth, and this I have already seen in a vision, and make known to thee that in the generation of my father Jared some of the angels of heaven transgressed the word of the Lord. And behold they commit sin and transgress the law, and have united themselves with women and commit sin with them, and have married some of them, and have begot children by them. And they shall produce on the earth giants not according to the spirit, but according to the flesh, and there shall be a great punishment on the earth, and the earth shall be cleansed from all impurity. Yea, there shall come a great destruction over the whole earth, and there shall be a deluge and a great destruction for one year. And this son who has been born unto you shall be left on the earth, and his three children shall be saved with him: when all mankind that are on the earth shall die [he and his sons shall be saved].
And also Enoch knew that the Gods will do a new thing on the Earth after the Flood. Again the 'new' race is predicted.
And now make known to thy son Lamech that he who has been born is in truth his son, and call his name Noah; for he shall be left to you, and he and his sons shall be saved from the destruction, which shall come upon the earth on account of all the sin and all the unrighteousness, which shall be consummated on the earth in his days. And after that there shall be still more unrighteousness than that which was first consummated on the earth; for I know the mysteries of the holy ones; for He, the Lord, has showed me and informed me, and I have read (them) in the heavenly tablets.
And Enoch also knew that not all of the 'Nephilim' will be destroyed during the Flood because the unrighteousness will continue after the Flood and we will see that later in this chapter.
But let's go back to the story of Noah after the Flood.
Genesis 5:32 And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
The order of birth in the Bible is different from that of Jasher and Jubilees because in The Book of Jasher we can read:
15 And thou shalt raise up seed, and thy children with thee, in the midst of the earth; and Noah went and took a wife, and he chose Naamah the daughter of Enoch, and she was five hundred and eighty years old. 16 And Noah was four hundred and ninety-eight years old, when he took Naamah for a wife. 17 And Naamah conceived and bare a son, and he called his name Japheth, saying, God has enlarged me in the earth; and she conceived again and bare a son, and he called his name Shem, saying, God has made me a remnant, to raise up seed in the midst of the earth. 18 And Noah was five hundred and two years old when Naamah bare Shem, and the boys grew up and went in the ways of the Lord, in all that Methuselah and Noah their father taught them.
In this chapter of The book of Jasher is not spoken of Ham.
In The Book of Jubilees we can read:
Chapter 4: 33 And in the twenty-fifth [1205 A.M.] jubilee Noah took to himself a wife, and her name was `Emz the daughter of R#39;, the daughter of his father's brother, in the first year in the fifth week [1207 A.M.]: and in the third year thereof she bare him Shem, in the fifth year thereof [1209 A.M.] she bare him Ham, and in the first year in the sixth week [1212 A.M.] she bare him Japheth.
In The Writings of Abraham we can read:
10:1 AND when Noah was four hundred and fifty years old, he begat a son and he called his name Japheth. 2. Forty-two years later he begat another son of her who was the mother of Japheth, and he called his name Shem. 11: 3. Eight years later Noah begat a son of his wife Naamah, who was of the seed of Cain, and he called his name Ham, for he said, Through him will the curse be preserved in the land. 12:1 NOW Noah had taken a wife of the seed of Cain, and she was a righteous woman; nevertheless, the curse remained with her seed according to the word of God. 2. And Noah took her on this wise: For the word of the Lord came unto Noah, saying, Take unto thyself Naamah, the daughter of Lamech, who dwelleth here in the city of thy fathers, for she hath been faithful to my gospel, wherefore I shall preserve through her the seed of Cain through the flood. 3. This Lamech who was the father of Naamah was of the seed of Cain being the son of Methusael, the son of Mahujael, the son of Irad, the son of Enoch, the son of Cain.
We can see above that the order of birth differs but it's not important for the story itself. We discussed already in chapter 4 that Noah's uncle 'Rake'el' was the same as the fallen 'Watcher' 'Rameel' mentioned in the book of Enoch (ch.6). When reading the above story in different books I think the order of birth of Noah's important sons with their respective mothers was :
The story in the writings of Abraham in which is written that Naamah was of the seed of Cain looks not strange because we know that Ham was repudiated by his father Noah after the Flood. Further is known that Ham looked different then his brothers (I don't belief that he was a negro, most likely he had a brown skin). That Shem was Noah's foremost son is not strange because Shem was of the seed of Enoch in the first line.
We can read in The Bible :
Gn:10:1: Now these are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth: and unto them were sons born after the flood.
The order of birth of Noah's sons is not important for the story itself, nevertheless even the Bible mention in Gen 10:21 that Japheth was the elder brother of Shem.
The story in The Bible :
Gn:10:2:The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras. Gn:10:3: And the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah. Gn:10:4: And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim. Gn:10:5: By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.
In The Book of Jasher we can read:
7: 2 These are the sons of Japheth; Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras, seven sons. 3 And the sons of Gomer were Askinaz, Rephath and Tegarmah. 4 And the sons of Magog were Elichanaf and Lubal. 5 And the children of Madai were Achon, Zeelo, Chazoni and Lot. 6 And the sons of Javan were Elisha, Tarshish, Chittim and Dudonim. 7 And the sons of Tubal were Ariphi, Kesed and Taari. 8 And the sons of Meshech were Dedon, Zaron and Shebashni. 9 And the sons of Tiras were Benib, Gera, Lupirion and Gilak; these are the sons of Japheth according to their families, and their numbers in those days were about four hundred and sixty men.
The offspring of Japheth was counted 460, in 3 generations, a period of about 75 years.
7: 19 The sons of Japheth: Gomer and Magog and Madai and Javan, Tubal and Meshech and Tiras
Gn:10:6: And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan. Gn:10:7: And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabtechah: and the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan. Gn:10:8: And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. Gn:10:9: He was a mighty hunter before the Lord: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the Lord. Gn:10:10: And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.
The story of Nimrod we will discuss in chapter 8.
Gn:10:11: Out of that land went forth Asshur, and builded Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah, Gn:10:12: And Resen between Nineveh and Calah: the same is a great city. Gn:10:13: And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim, Gn:10:14: And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (out of whom came Philistim,) and Caphtorim. Gn:10:15: And Canaan begat Sidon his first born, and Heth, Gn:10:16: And the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the Girgasite, Gn:10:17: And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite, Gn:10:18: And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite: and afterward were the families of the Canaanites spread abroad. Gn:10:19: And the border of the Canaanites was from Sidon, as thou comest to Gerar, unto Gaza; as thou goes, unto Sodom, and Gomorrah, and Admah, and Zeboim, even unto Lasha. Gn:10:20: These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues, in their countries, and in their nations.
7: 10 And these are the sons of Ham; Cush, Mitzraim, Phut and Canaan, four sons; and the sons of Cush were Seba, Havilah, Sabta, Raama and Satecha, and the sons of Raama were Sheba and Dedan. 11 And the sons of Mitzraim were Lud, Anom and Pathros, Chasloth and Chaphtor. 12 And the sons of Phut were Gebul, Hadan, Benah and Adan. 13 And the sons of Canaan were Zidon, Heth, Amori, Gergashi, Hivi, Arkee, Seni, Arodi, Zimodi and Chamothi. 14 These are the sons of Ham, according to their families, and their numbers in those days were about seven hundred and thirty men.
The offspring of Ham was counted 730, in 3 generations, a period of about 75 years.
Chapter 7. 13 And Ham knew that his father had cursed his 'younger' son, and he was displeased that he had cursed his son. and he parted from his father, he and his sons with him, Cush and Mizraim and Put and Canaan. 14 And he built for himself a city and called its name after the name of his wife Ne'elatama'uk.
In chapter 7 we will discuss the reason why Noah was angry to Ham in the part about the youngest son of Cush, Nimrod.
Brown = The Book of Jasher (Chapter 7), Jubilees and The Bible.
red = The Bible (Genesis 11)
the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan.
green = Jubilees (Jubilees 7 and 8)
The children of the sons of Arpachshad
Kainam begat Shelah
In jubilees is Shelah not the son of Arpachshad but the son of Kainam
Shelach begat Eber
Eber begat Peleg and Yoktan
Yoktan begat Almodad, Shelaf, Chazarmoveth, Yerach, Hadurom, Ozel, Diklah, Obal, Abimael, Sheba, Ophir, Havilah and Jobab.
Peleg begat Yen (Reu), Yen begat Serug (Seroh), Serug begat Nahor, Nahor begat Terah.
Terah begat Haran, Nahor and Abram
The following story is only written in the book of Jubilees (the Bible and Jasher gives only a simplistic comment on it), the sons of Noah divided the Earth in three parts, can you again imagine why?, if not read further and you will see for yourself:
8: 8 And in the sixth year [1567 A.M.] thereof, she bare him (Eber) a son, and he called his name Peleg; for in the days when he was born the children of Noah began to divide the earth amongst themselves: for this reason he called his name Peleg.
Chapter 8. 10 And it came to pass in the beginning of the thirty-third jubilee (1569 AM) that they divided the earth into three parts, for Shem and Ham and Japheth, according to the inheritance of each, in the first year in the first week (1569 AM), when one of us who had been sent, was with them. 11 And he called his sons, and they drew nigh to him, they and their children, and he divided the earth into the lots, which his three sons were to take in possession, and they reached forth their hands, and took the writing out of the bosom of Noah, their father.
Here is spoken of 'The Angels of God' (they were on the Earth again, 100 years after the Flood) and they instructed Noah to divide the Earth unto his three sons, and Noah received the writings from the Angels. In chapter 7 we will also see that the Angels of God had another reason to come to Earth.
Chapter 8. 12 And there came forth on the writing as Shem's lot the middle of the earth which he should take as an inheritance for himself and for his sons for the generations of eternity, from the middle of the mountain range of Rafa, from the mouth of the water from the river Tina, and his portion goes towards the west through the midst of this river, and it extends till it reaches the water of the abysses, out of which this river goes forth and pours its waters into the sea Me'at, and this river flows into the great sea. And all that is towards the north is Japheth's, and all that is towards the south belongs to Shem. 13 And it extends till it reaches Karaso: this is in the bosom of the tongue which looks towards the south. 14 And his portion extends along the great sea, and it extends in a straight line till it reaches the west of the tongue which looks towards the south: for this sea is named the tongue of the Egyptian Sea. 15 And it turns from here towards the south towards the mouth of the great sea on the shore of (its) waters, and it extends to the west to 'Afra, and it extends till it reaches the waters of the river Gihon, and to the south of the waters of Gihon, to the banks of this river. 16 And it extends towards the east, till it reaches the Garden of Eden, to the south thereof, and from the east of the whole land of Eden and of the whole east, it turns to the east and proceeds till it reaches the east of the mountain named Rafa, and it descends to the bank of the mouth of the river Tina. 17 This portion came forth by lot for Shem and his sons, that they should possess it for ever unto his generations for evermore.
'The Garden of Eden' (the space colony of the Gods) was still (or again) on Earth at that time, of course it was, otherwise The Angels could not bring the 'writing' with the lots Noah should give to his sons.
Chapter 8. 18 And Noah rejoiced that this portion came forth for Shem and for his sons, and he remembered all that he had spoken with his mouth in prophecy; for he had said: 'Blessed be the Lord God of Shem And may the Lord dwell in the dwelling of Shem.' 19 And he knew that the Garden of Eden is the holy of holies, and the dwelling of the Lord, and Mount Sinai the centre of the desert, and Mount Zion -the centre of the navel of the earth: these three were created as holy places facing each other.
And Noah was rejoiced that just Shem got this part of the Earth because all 'Holy Mountains' and 'The Garden of Eden' were in it. And Shem's lot was the middle of the Earth.
Chapter 8. 20 And he blessed the God of gods, who had put the word of the Lord into his mouth, and the Lord for evermore. 21 And he knew that a blessed portion and a blessing had come to Shem and his sons unto the generations for ever -the whole land of Eden and the whole land of the Red Sea, and the whole land of the east and India, and on the Red Sea and the mountains thereof, and all the land of Bashan, and all the land of Lebanon and the islands of Kaftur, and all the mountains of Sanir and 'Amana, and the mountains of Asshur in the north, and all the land of Elam, Asshur, and Babel, and Susan and Ma'edai, and all the mountains of Ararat, and all the region beyond the sea, which is beyond the mountains of Asshur towards the north, a blessed and spacious land, and all that is in it is very good.
In accordance with the orders of 'The Angels', Shem was the rightness owner of the land Shinar and Babel but later on Canaan, the son of Ham stole this land from Shem.
Chapter 8. 22 And for Ham came forth the second portion, beyond the Gihon towards the south to the right of the Garden, and it extends towards the south and it extends to all the mountains of fire, and it extends towards the west to the sea of 'Atel and it extends towards the west till it reaches the sea of Ma'uk -that into which everything which is not destroyed descends. 23 And it goes forth towards the north to the limits of Gadir, and it goes forth to the coast of the waters of the sea to the waters of the great sea till it draws near to the river Gihon, and goes along the river Gihon till it reaches the right of the Garden of Eden. 24 And this is the land which came forth for Ham as the portion which he was to occupy for ever for himself and his sons unto their generations for ever.
And Ham's lot was the south of the Earth.
Chapter 8. 25 And for Japheth came forth the third portion beyond the river Tina to the north of the outflow of its waters, and it extends north-easterly to the whole region of Gog, and to all the country east thereof. 26 And it extends northerly to the north, and it extends to the mountains of Qelt towards the north, and towards the sea of Ma'uk, and it goes forth to the east of Gadir as far as the region of the waters of the sea. 27 And it extends until it approaches the west of Fara and it returns towards 'Aferag, and it extends easterly to the waters of the sea of Me'at. 28 And it extends to the region of the river Tina in a north-easterly direction until it approaches the boundary of its waters towards the mountain Rafa, and it turns round towards the north. 29 This is the land which came forth for Japheth and his sons as the portion of his inheritance which he should possess for himself and his sons, for their generations for ever; five great islands, and a great land in the north. 30 But it is cold, and the land of Ham is hot, and the land of Shem is neither hot nor cold, but it is of blended cold and heat.
And Japheth's lot was the north and the west of the Earth.
Chapter 9. 2 And Shem also divided amongst his sons, and the first portion came forth for Elam and his sons, to the east of the river Tigris till it approaches the east, the whole land of India, and on the Red Sea on its coast, and the waters of Dedan, and all the mountains of Mebri and Ela, and all the land of Susan and all that is on the side of Pharnak to the Red Sea and the river Tina. 3 And for Asshur came forth the second Portion, all the land of Asshur and Nineveh and Shinar and to the border of India, and it ascends and skirts the river. 4 And for Arpachshad came forth the third portion, all the land of the region of the Chaldees to the east of the Euphrates, bordering on the Red Sea, and all the waters of the desert close to the tongue of the sea which looks towards Egypt, all the land of Lebanon and Sanir and 'Amana to the border of the Euphrates. 5 And for Aram there came forth the fourth portion, all the land of Mesopotamia between the Tigris and the Euphrates to the north of the Chaldees to the border of the mountains of Asshur and the land of 'Arara. 6 And there came forth for Lud the fifth portion, the mountains of Asshur and all appertaining to them till it reaches the Great Sea, and till it reaches the east of Asshur his brother.
Chapter 9. 1 And Ham divided amongst his sons, and the first portion came forth for Cush towards the east, and to the west of him for Mizraim, and to the west of him for Put, and to the west of him on the sea for Canaan.
Chapter 9. 7 And Japheth also divided the land of his inheritance amongst his sons. 8 And the first portion came forth for Gomer to the east from the north side to the river Tina; and in the north there came forth for Magog all the inner portions of the north until it reaches to the sea of Me'at. 9 And for Madai came forth as his portion that he should posses from the west of his two brothers to the islands, and to the coasts of the islands. 10 And for Javan came forth the fourth portion every island and the islands which are towards the border of Lud. 11 And for Tubal there came forth the fifth portion in the midst of the tongue which approaches towards the border of the portion of Lud to the second tongue, to the region beyond the second tongue unto the third tongue. 12 And for Meshech came forth the sixth portion, all the region beyond the third tongue till it approaches the east of Gadir. 13 And for Tiras there came forth the seventh portion, four great islands in the midst of the sea, which reach to the portion of Ham [and the islands of Kamaturi came out by lot for the sons of Arpachshad as his inheritance]. 14 And thus the sons of Noah divided unto their sons in the presence of Noah their father, and he bound them all by an oath, imprecating a curse on every one that sought to seize the portion which had not fallen (to him) by his lot. 15 And they all said, 'So be it; so be it ' for themselves and their sons for ever throughout their generations till the day of judgment, on which the Lord God shall judge them with a sword and with fire for all the unclean wickedness of their errors, wherewith they have filled the earth with transgression and uncleanness and fornication and sin.
In spite of the punishment with the Flood we will see in chapter 7 that they again should fall back to the evil deeds of their forefathers the Nephilim.
' The Biblical story of the Flood was 'borrowed' from the much older story of Gilgamesh.
* Most of the Sumerian / Babylonian Gods have their counterpart in the different Godly names in the Bible:
'The Most High God' was the Sumerian God AN
'EL' was the Sumerian God ENLIL
'YA'EL' was the Sumerian God ANU
'YAH' was the Sumerian God ENKI
These last three Gods were the leaders of the Sumerian Gods (The Triad of Gods)
* Noah and his offspring belonged to the 'Anakim' and they were Giants.
' The Pentateuch is considered to have been written by Moses the lawgiver ( in the book of Jubilees Moses received the tablets of history from the Angels, it is assumed that the lines of Genesis 6 influenced the construction of the Book of Enoch and Jubilees, not the other way round. Despite this obvious assumption on the part of Hebrew scholars, there is ample evidence to show that much of Genesis was written after the Jews return from captivity in Babylon during the mid-fifth century BC.
If this were the case, then there is no reason why the lines of Genesis 6 could not have been tampered with around this time. In an attempt to emphasize the immense antiquity of the Book of Enoch and Jubilees, Hebrew myth has always asserted that it was originally conveyed to Noah, Enochs great grandson, after the Great Flood, i.e. long before the compilation of Genesis.
This claim of precedence over the Pentateuch eventually led the Christian theologian St Augustine (AD 354-430) to state that the Book of Enoch and Jubilees were too old (ob nimiam antiquitatem) to be included in the Canon of Scripture!
During the lifetime of Peleg (generation 15) the Earth was divided in three parts between the children of Noah and their offspring. In chapter 7 we will also read the story of Eber (generation 14), a remarkable story in which not only the Earth was divided but also that The Sons of Men were divided.
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