What do we know about history? Walter Benjamin said “History is written by the victors,” and it is certainly true, especially the further back we go. You see, while the Bible gives us a clear picture of how things happened, in many cases there are critics who offer differing account, and by and large these differing accounts have over the centuries become what is taught as truth. While I could write at length about these kinds of discrepancies, I want to address a single, last point before finally closing out this abridged study of the flood.
In Genesis 8:13-19 we read:
And it came to pass in the six hundredth and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from off the earth: and Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and, behold, the face of the ground was dry. And in the second month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, was the earth dried. And God spake unto Noah, saying, Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy sons’ wives with thee. Bring forth with thee every living thing that is with thee, of all flesh, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth; that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth. And Noah went forth, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons’ wives with him: Every beast, every creeping thing, and every fowl, and whatsoever creepeth upon the earth, after their kinds, went forth out of the ark.
Noah and his family departed from the ark to find a new world; a fresh land born anew after the divine judgment that had been laid upon it. Much changed From that point on. The air was different. The climate was different. Diets had to change, just as old habits had to die in order to make way for the new normal. Life was different.
In time, Noah’s descendants would eventually built the infamous city of Babel, and from there, after their dispersion, they would spread out across the globe, establishing cultures and civilizations from one ocean to the next.
While the story of Noah’s sons may seem to end there to some degree, there is another source of information that amazingly carries on the narrative. In his book, “After the Flood, The Early Post-Flood History of Europe Traced Back to Noah,” researcher Bill Cooper makes a case, built on a wealth of cross referenced records and royal genealogies, that the earliest Europeans, from the Britons and Celts to the Danes, Saxons, and others can be directly traced back to the Old Testament patriarch, Noah. In fact, as Cooper pointed out, Japheth, one of Noah’s sons and a survivor of the Genesis flood via the Ark, is noted, if somewhat regionally altered, in the mythologies of many cultures across the world, from Iapetos of the Greeks, to Prajapati (Father Japheth) in India, and in many cases he was regarded as a deity, a son of heaven, and the father of many nations. Japheth is not alone in this regard, as many of the patriarchs of Genesis and their kin are documented in some of the most ancient texts abroad throughout the Old World, from the Atlantic to the Pacific coasts of that vast region. What’s more is that the majority of the resources cited by Cooper were established long before the first Christians arrived in Europe and other areas, thus dismantling the arguments that such accounts were forgeries composed later by the hands of cunning frauds.
More than a crackpot notion, Cooper meticulously researched and rigorously tested the concept, based on the “Table of Nations” in Genesis 10 and 11 which outlines the dispersion of the descendants of Noah across the land after the flood, for over 25 years, only to come to the realization that the history taught by the authorities is not only false, it has been purposefully used to obscure the deeper truth of our origins. In fact, Cooper goes into great detail, not only in demonstrating the veracity of the ancient sources and historic records he references, but also in demonstrating how some two-thousand years of history across Europe and other regions has been quietly ignored and supplanted by a blatant falsehood.
Cooper’s work clearly demonstrated, among other things, that the inherent image and characteristics of the Judeo-Christian God were not foreign to the ancient pagans, but well known, as were the details of the creation event of Genesis and the Great Flood, all retold in one fashion or another amongst many disparate cultures. The level of corroboration on display for those who care to see is absolutely staggering, and the implications are utterly profound!
In the end, I hope you enjoyed this excursion into the Noahic flood, and I pray that I successfully broaden what you may have understood about that event, perhaps even feeling a little more confident about its basis in reality. There is an absolute wealth of intriguing details that yet remain, but for now, this has been plenty to get you intrigued by the prospects. God bless.
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