A Question of Descent
I propose that Noah and his sons Ham, Shem and Japeth survived the 3113 B.C. flood in the Middle East. Although this flood was a catastrophe, people in continental interiors were not affected. I believe that survivor stories from 3113 BC have been added to accounts of an earlier Deluge. In the Middle East, the images of Ham, Shem and Japheth recall the three major races of humanity, but I am sure that the three major races of humanity are not descended from them. Genesis 10 is very clear about exactly which groups are descended from Ham, Shem and Japheth.
A Sumerian seal depicts a king (clearly Lord Anu) being visited by others of his size, one of them carrying a human corpse on the end of a spear. The human is much smaller than the king or his visitors. I propose that these people were not the half-humans killed in the 3113 flood, especially since depictions of giant kings persisted in Egypt after 3113.
The king and his visitors do not seem to have been made of light. I propose that they sometimes wore illuminated headgear. I also propose that they were blond. They ate the same food we do, and Noah’s offering of food to softened Lord Anu’s heart. The Book of Enoch states that Noah was only half-human himself, and his shining head may simply have been blond hair. This does not explain why most of Noah’s descendants are not giants, but perhaps genes for giantism are recessive.
In Genesis, the chronology from the 3113 BC flood is exact. However, the chronology before that flood is confusing. This is not to say that the account is untrue, simply that it is incomplete, comprised of information which Lord Ea saw fit to divulge to Moses without filling in the details.
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