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  Did Cain's (Ka-in's) Race End with the FLOOD?

(You'll be surprised at My Answer!)

       According to the Bible, in Genesis 6:5-8 "And God saw the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the Lord (Yahweh) that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. And the Lord (Yahweh) said,.. I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them. But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord (Yahweh)." 

     In the Bible, in the Genesis story of the FLOOD, only Noah and his wife and three sons, and their wives (8 persons) survived the FLOOD, and no one in Cain's family was among them (unless, of course, one or several of those wives were among Cain's descendents). 

     On my last page, page three of this series, I quoted the opinions of most of modern Bible researchers, who feel sure although the Bible may have been composed in Judea, it was composed by scribes who were trained by the Persians. That King Solomon was a very rich and powerful king, and had a contingent of scribes working for him collecting wise sayings, and parables, and historical gems from all over the civilized world is a very popular Jewish tradition, and a great number of people believed it at one time.   It's there in the Bible to read and believe if you choose to do so.    But the number of archaeologists and scholars who still believe this to be true has diminished to a vanishingly small number.

Similarly in trouble nowadays are the ideas that he had a magnificent palace,

had envoys visiting him from all over the world, and had 700 wives.

        The generalized skepticism is due to the lack of any real documents that can be shown to come from the so-called "First Temple" period, any evidence of scribal schools, or even any real places of worship, other than outdoors for this era.  

      

      In recent years we have come to rely more and more on such things as pottery shards and the excavated ruins of houses, settlements, and even temples and cities to make up our minds about what really happened to past civilizations.  And not so much any more on what scribes, prophets and priests said and wrote down in the Bible, realizing that all these people had an agenda.   This agenda being to promote the idea that their god was the most powerful or only god, and that their nation was this god's favorite nation, and wishes for them to rule the whole world religiously, and perhaps even politically.

      To the extent what we find in these excavations supports what we read in the Bible, to that extent I, and a lot of others, can believe that what we have been taught is the truth! There are  FLOOD STORIES in these ancient pre-Biblical documents and enough of the details match the Biblical story that we can assume that Jewish scribes, possibly in the second temple period, scribes taught by Persian and Babylonian teachers, copied these earlier FLOOD STORIES, adapting them to their own One-God theology.

     I found it very helpful and in support of this supposition when I saw the picture made by a very old carved stone cylinder seal when it is rolled on clay, shown above.  And discovered that it exactly illustrates Genesis chapter 14.   The cylinder seal is unlabeled, belonging at one time to some unidentified ancient official.  Now its in the British museum, in a collection of ancient artifacts called the Spartoli collection.  Beneath this picture I have shown cuneiform writing from a clay tablet that seems to describe the same scene pictured on the cylinder seal, which should not surprise us being from the same ancient era, and same area as the seal.  But that both these artifacts tell the same story as does Genesis chapter 14 should convince some of us that part of the Bible is indeed historical, and that the scribes who composed the Bible knew this history.   And are quoting exactly and repeatedly from these old clay tablets.  If they believed them, why shouldn't we?   

     Zechariah Sitchin was the one who identified the cylinder seal picture as a victory celebration by the Biblical figure Abraham, after his chasing after the kings and troops who took his nephew Lot captive at Sodom in Genesis 14,   Abraham is kneeling on a horse's back in the center of the picture.   To the right are the kings that he overcame in Damascus, two groups tethered together by ropes or chains.   Above him are the gods Nanner (with shepherd's staff) and the godess of the Sinai desert region, Hathor.  To our left on the bottom are camels, with a rider shown on one of the camels.   Abraham, called IB-RU-UM in the text, accomplished this victory by covering difficult terrain rapidly with his camel cavalry.   But the real surprise in this ancient picture is the three-stage rocket pictured to our left on the top.  The space capsuleal stage is pictured as a "bird" flying over the final stage of the nested rockets.   Beside the rockets are its attendents dressed in space suits.

 

    

Another ancient artifact: only the pilot's head and windshield are added!

  I think we are discovering in these old Sumerian, Akkadian, Assyrian, and Babylonian cuneiform clay tablets and cylinder seal pictures and stone carvings our sources for many if not most of the supposedly historical stories in the Torah, and even later Joshua, 1 and 2 Samuel, 1 and 2 Kings, and 1 and 2 Chronicles.    Later scribes in the second temple period have browsed around in this supposedly "foreign" literature, and cafeteria style, adapted it to become their own history.  

       Zechariah Sitchin is a Jewish researcher and linguist who over the years has specialized in reading translations of ancient Sumerian, Accadian, Assyrian, and Babylonian documents that have been found in archaeological excavations all over the areas, many in southern Iraq, where archaeologists believe the Garden of Eden was located.   

     He has also trained himself to decipher some of these ancient cuneiform (wedge-shaped) alphabets himself, so has been able to solve some puzzling ancient riddles and stories that presented problems to the University professors who usually can be relied on to give us the real history of the ancient gods of these pre-Biblical races of mankind.

       In the Bible, there are two CREATION STORIES that do not agree with each other.  In the FIRST STORY, the one we read first when we read the Bible today, the earth, the vegetation on earth,  the sun, moon and stars, the birds and fishes, all the animals and creeping things, and even mankind, both Adam and Eve, are all created in seven literal 24-hour days.   They are created by the "Word" of the Lord (Yahweh).  The word formula, repeated at the beginning and end of each 24-hour day is, "And God said--- and it was so."  The first part of the picture below illustrates this week of CREATION.

      But any discriminating reader of Genesis with a training in Freshman Composition (as I studied it at Atlantic Union College in 1951-1952) can tell that a SECOND CREATION STORY that does not rely on, nor support, this one literal week of CREATION begins in Genesis 2:4 with the words "These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the DAY that the Lord God (NOT Yahweh but the Elohim) made the earth and the heavens."   In this SECOND CREATION STORY, the one we are reading through chapter 2 and 3 of Genesis, only Adam exists after God (the Lord God, NOT Yahweh) formed him from the dust of the ground (Genesis 2:7), and the Lord God (NOT Yahweh) put him in a garden the Elohim had made (Genesis 2:8-9).  He put Adam in the garden as his gardener (slave, servant) to tend the garden, but he was not to eat of a certain tree in that garden, the "Tree of knowledge of Good and Evil." (Genesis 2:15-17)  Adam was alone, and had no female companion (Genesis 2:18).  But instead of creating such a companion right away, the Elohim started creating a whole new series of animals and birds, which the Elohim brought to Adam to name (Genesis 2:19-20). When Adam could not find a female companion among these newly created animals, then the Elohim put Adam into a deep sleep and made a wife for him out of one of his ribs (Genesis 2:21-25). But Eve, his new wife, paid no heed to the instruction not to eat of the "Tree of knowledge of Good and Evil" and both Adam and Eve were evicted from the Garden of Eden (Genesis chapter 3 and the second part of the above picture).

    There are no Adam and Eve stories in the pre-Biblical literature that match the "sinful Eve" story that is found in the Bible, but there was a troublesome goddess named Inanna who was indeed responsible for obtaining some tablets containing a lot of the knowledge of the ancient gods she, the goddess, was not supposed to have access to.    

Adapa and Tiki

       This pair of  hybrid children, part human and part divine, were the children of Lord EA (not Yahweh), and are, I believe, the pre-Biblical equivalent of the Adam and Eve of the Bible.  The ones the Persian and Babylonian trained scribes of the second temple period used as a model for their semi-historical Bible stories.   Tiki was not made from Adapa's rib, but she was his sister.   A close enough relative so that he could say, if he wished to, "This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh." (Genesis 2:23) These two were taught everything by the Elohim and their father Lord EA they could possibly learn, and Tiki had thirty (30) sons and daughters by her brother Adapa.  Two of these sons (twins) were Ka-in and Aba-el (Cain and Abel)        

    

Here's a posed picture, modeled by actors, of 

Lord EA's hybrid (part human, part divine) children,

Adapa and Titi.  Adapa's children were Ka-IN and Aba-EL.

     Back Now to Adapa (Bible "Adam")

        Adapa, being part homo erectus, had enough facial hair to grow a beard when he reached adulthood, but his wife did not, as we are used to seeing in human females of today.  The picture below can be used to show what Adapa's family may have looked like while Ka-IN and Aba-EL were small children.  What is not shown here is the city of Eridu in the background, where Adapa lived most of his lifetime as a priest of his father the god Lord EA.

     Enlil (Yahweh) balanced the Enkiites control of livestock.  He insisted his own eldest son Ninurta tutor Ka-in to raise the grain seeds Ningishzidda brought from Nibiru.       Enlilís lineage, the Enlilites, not Enki's lineage, the Enkiites, would farm Earth.

        And so it was that when the space-ship loaded with goats and sheep arrived from the planet Nibiru, that Aba-EL had a new trade to learn, animal husbandry, while Kain continued on as a grain-farmer, tending the fields and canals in southern Iraq where irrigation was required both then and now, to insure a grain crop worthy of harvesting.  The work was harder and the responsibility greater now that Aba-EL was no longer available to help him.   But they both were now no longer working for their grandfather, the god Lord EA (Enki) but for another god, the "God of Heaven", Enlil.  (The equivalent, it seems, to the Yahweh of the Bible.)

"By the lack of Enkiís blessing greatly was Ka-in aggrieved"

Genesis 4:7 "If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted?  and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door, ...etc."

The twins quarreled for an entire winter about whetherĖKa-inís grains and fish-abundant irrigation canals or Abaelís meat and wool--contributed most. 

And now we already have some answers to those nagging questions that I suggested on the previous page.  Why are these brothers working at conflicting occupations? They had no choice, they were servants of the gods doing what they were told to do. Why was Aba-EL's offering accepted by Yahweh?  Because animal husbandry was a new project requiring extra effort and Aba-EL was making that extra effort and being successful. Why was Kain's offering of grain and vegetables ignored by Yahweh (Enlil)?  Poor judgment on his part.   He was used to Kain's activities, and taking them for granted.  His conciliatory remarks to Kain were too little, too late. How long did Kain and Aba-EL "talk" about this problem? An entire winter, perhaps 3 to 6 months.  How long did the gods Enlil and Enki have an opportunity to prevent, by any number of corrective actions, the tragedy that happened next? An entire winter, 3 to six months. 

"When summer began, it was not raining, the meadows were dry, the pastures dwindled.  Into the fields of his brother Abael his flocks drove, from the furrows and canals to drink water.    By this Ka-in was angered." 

The twins fought with fists till Ka-in bludgeoned Abael with a stone, then sat and sobbed. [Sitchin, Z., 2002, The Lost Book of Enki, page 183- 184].

 

      The long-buried and only recently discovered Sumerian tablets tell the story of Kain's trial by the "Seven Who Judge" -- all gods or the sons or wives of gods -- whose existance is written out of the Monotheistic Jewish account, and in its place is written this provocative and meant to be misunderstood statement.  "And the Lord (Yahweh) said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold.''

      Yahweh puts a "mark" on Cain and "Cain went out from the presence of the Lord (Yahweh), and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden."

The artist who painted this picture of Cain fleeing into the wilderness with

his family didn't know that Cain's mark was the inability to grow a beard,

and both Cain and his descendents for many generations were beardless.

      In the Bible version of this story, YAHWH cursed the ground so that Cain was an ineffective farmer.   In the Sumerian story, Cain and his children grew grain, as he had done in the E.DIN vicinity.   The area of Nod (Nud, Dun, or Nu-dun in the Sumerian records).

       In the Bible, Cain built a city and named it after his son, Enoch.  On the clay tablets, Ninurta built the city for him, but in the process of building it, dropped a stone on Kain's head, killing him.

Answer to the question: With what did Cain kill Abel? A stone!

Answer to question 2: Was he sorry? Yes! He cried.

Back to my Initial Question

  Did Cain's (Ka-in's) Race End with the FLOOD?

 

     The Bible scribes list Cain's descendents without giving any information about the lengths of their lives or how old they were when they had their first sons, the ones who would become their heirs.  All this information is given for Seth's descendents, which became the information Bishop Ussher used to calculate the age of the earth. We'll talk about Seth's chronology later, but now let's look at Cain's.

Genesis 4:17 "And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch."

     18 "And unto Enoch was born Irad: and Irad begat Mehujael: and Mehujael begat Methusael: and Methusael begat Lamech."

      19 "And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah."

      20 "And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle."

      21 "And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ."

      22 " And Zillah, she also bare Tubal-cain, an instructer of every artificer in brass and iron: and the sister of Tubal-cain was Naamah."

      23 "And Lamech said unto his wives, Adah and Zillah, Hera my voice; ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto my speech: for I have slain a man to my wounding, and a young man to my hurt."

      24 "If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold."

      Here, after the poem or song by Lamech, the history and genealogy of Cain the first son of Adam comes to a halt, and another history and genealogy begins, that of Seth, the third son of Adam.   We are tempted to assume that all of Cain's descendents drowned in the FLOOD, but to make such an assumption is a little premature, because, relying again on my suspicious nature, and my training in Freshman Composition at Atlantic Union College, I am noticing that Lamech, the man with two wives (which the clay tablets identify as his sisters) has exactly the same name as Noah's father!   Noah Who?  Why Noah the son of Lamech, who built the ark.  That Noah!    So now, looking back over Lamech Cain's descendent's forefathers, I'm also noticing the same names popping up in both genealogies, in the same order.   And some of the names that are different are quite similar also.   The convenient information about the ages of Seth's descendents when their heirs were born, all neatly lined up in Genesis chapter 5 like an arithmetic problem just asking for someone to do the addition to me has the fingerprints of the Essene copyists all over it!    My conclusion.  The Essenes wrote not only Genesis chapter 5, but also Genisis 1 and 2:1-3.   The REASON?   To support their MILLENNIAL WEEK prophecy, that the earth would last for 6000 years (each day of creation week equaling 1000 years), and then, in 2000 AD, would come a SABBATH millennium for 1000 years.

The Essene copyists changed the ages they needed to in what became the King James Bible, but NOT in the Septuigint!

King James Bible 

Genesis 5:3 "And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years (130), and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth:-- 100 years less than Sept

   6 "And Seth lived an hundred and five years (105), and begat Enos: --100yrs less

   9 "And Enos lived ninety years (90), and begat Cainan:--100 years less than Sept

  12 And Cainan lived seventy years (70), and begat Mahalaleel:- 100 yrs less

   15 And Mahalaleel lived sixty and five years (65), and begat Jared:--100 yrs less

    18 And Jared lived an hundred sixty and two years (162), and he begat Enoch:same

    21 And Enoch lived sixty and five years (65), and begat Methusaleh:--100 yrs less

     25 And Methuselah lived an hundred eighty and seven years (187), and begat Lamech:--- 20 years MORE

     28 And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years (182), and begat a son: - 6

      29 And he called his name Noah, saying, This same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the Lord (Yahweh) hath cursed."

     32 And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth.'

   586 years "adjustment" by Essenes

Septuigint

Genesis 5:3 "And Adam lived two hundred and thirty years (230), and begot  a son after his own form, and after his own image, and he called his name Seth."

    6 Now Seth lived two hundred and five years (205), and begot Enos.

    9 And Enos lived an hundred and ninety years (190), and begot Cainan.

    12 And Cainan lived an hundred and seventy years (170), and he begot Maleleel.

     15 And Maleleel lived an hundred and sixty and five years (165), and he begot Jared.

     18 And Jared lived an hundred and sixty and two years, and begot Enoch:--

     21 And Enoch lived an hundred and sixty and five years (165), and begot Mathusala.

     25 And Mathusala lived an hundred and sixty and seven years (167) and begot Lamech.

       28 And Lamech lived an hundred and eighty and eight years (188) and begot a son.   29 And he called his name Noe, saying, This one will cause us to cease from our works and from the toils of our hands, and from the earth, which the Lord God has cursed."

       6:1 And Noe was five hundred years old, and he begot  three sons, Sem, Cham, and Japheth."    

         My Conclusion: Cain's genealogy is the original genealogy -- Seth's genealogy is suspect!

Cain's descendents DID NOT die in Noah's flood!

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