Not surprisingly considering what we have already discussed, it seems that mainstream historians, archaeologists, and others tend to have a great propensity for selective trust in their work. Oftentimes they take the histories of ancient cultures for granted, rushing to incorporate those records into the chronologies that are broadly accepted, and thereby using such as an argument against the Biblical record, yet remarkably they will ignore other, often better, accounts if they possess even the slightest bit of material that stands in opposition to the accepted model. Even the work of specific historians tends to be dismantled and reused in a piecemeal fashion.
Consider the writings of Herodotus and the chronicles of Alexander the Great. While both of which have already been noted here for the mainstream’s use of their histories in reconstructing ancient events and culture, both of which also are known to have mentioned encounters with dragons through their travels.
Alexander the Great returned from his battles in India with tales of dragons in caves, and interestingly accounts of such beasts persisting in India remained for many centuries after that even, with the historian Flavius Philostratus recording:
“The whole of India is girt with dragons of enormous size; for not only the marshes are full of them, but the mountains as well, and there is not a single ridge without one. Now the marsh kind are sluggish in their habits and are thirty cubits long, and they have no crest standing up on their heads” 1
The same author goes on to document the various habits and characteristics of several draconic breeds in the country. In spite of the oft-spouted retort that such tales must simply be mistaken accounts of crocodilians, the text here seems to counter that in its mention of their presence on mountain ridges. Herodotus too described such beasts on occasion, saying in one instance:
“There is a place in Arabia, situated very near the city of Buto, to which I went, on hearing of some winged serpents; and when I arrived there, I saw bones and spines of serpents, in such quantities as it would be impossible to describe. The form of the serpent is like that of the water-snake; but he has wings without feathers, and as like as possible to the wings of a bat.” 2
Now, while a wealth of material exists that is worthy of discussion and contemplation concerning the existence of “dragons” and man’s interaction with them, this is not the place to explore that. That topic instead will be sufficiently broached in another volume. It does however force one to again consider the soft tissue found preserved in many dinosaur bones. Regardless, the topic here was simply used to make the point that the mainstream authorities are notorious for their cherry picking of information from the accounts of past historians.
If an account is worthy in some regard, why exclude portions outright because they seem to incongruous? Should it not instead be that such things would make the account as a whole untrustworthy, or conversely, if faith is found in part, why exclude the whole on the basis of immediate doubt? Could there not be valuable truths lost in this practice?
Consider, regarding such, the histories of various countries in Europe and the Middle East. 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. 3 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!
Cooper is hardly alone in his findings. Many sources have stepped forward over the millennia with similar tales of Judeo-Christian accounts amongst disparate and unrelated tribes and cultures, and other intriguing tales. Unfortunately, like the other portions of historic accounts that do not fit the accepted model, such is ignored, ridiculed, and maligned.
– This was an excerpt from “Remnants of Eden: Evolution, Deep-Time, & the Antediluvian World.” Get your copy here today. God bless! –
- Philostratus, Flavius,”The Life of Apollonius of Tyanna,” 170 AD
- Herodotus, “Historiae,” tr. Henry Clay, 1850, pp 75-76
- Cooper, Bill, “After the Flood, The Early Post-Flood History of Europe Traced Back to Noah,” New Wine Press, West Sussex, 1995, pg 40
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