Enoch And The Antediluvians
By James Donahue
Evidence is found all
over the Earth that humans have existed for many thousands if not millions of years even though the oldest recorded historical
record reaches no more than about eight thousand years into the past.
The oldest surviving
records about the pre-flood era . . . known as the antediluvian period . . .are mostly found in the Book of Genesis, the Epic
of Gilgamesh, and the Book of Enoch. Except for the Gilgamesh story, inscribed on clay tablets uncovered in ancient Mesopotamian
ruins, the books have been subjected to the handiwork of church scribes, always with Christian agendas, for so long there
is question as to their original content. The stories also are thought of as fiction, much like Greek and Egyptian myths carried
down from ancient times when story telling was a form of public entertainment. Thus there also is question as to the historical
accuracy of any of the old stories.
If we follow the Genesis
record of the generations of the patriarchs listed as the direct descendants from Adam to Noah, there is an indication that
only about 1,000 years passed between the creation of humans and the event, recorded as a world flood, which caused a mass
Noah is identified as
the tenth generation. The seventh generation is represented by Enoch, the great grandfather of Noah and the alleged author
of the Book of Enoch. The Book of Genesis tells us that Enoch remained in the world for 365 years before he was “translated”
or picked up and taken away by God. The other great patriarchs of that period lived an average of 857.5 years, with Methuselah
topping the longevity list at 969 years.
If the record is to be
believed, it means that both Adam and Methuselah were contemporaries that may have even known each other. Adam, who was reported
to have lived 930 years, would have still been alive when Methuselah was born 687 years after the Creation.
The Book of Enoch was
long considered a fictional myth because it deals with “angelic” visitations, their mating with the woman of Earth
and the teaching of lifestyles that apparently brought humans out of caves. But the story parallels Greek Mythology that speaks
of gods coming down to Earth to mate with the women, and the Sixth Chapter of Genesis that reports the Sons of God coming
down and having children with the women of the Earth.
The Book of Enoch identifies
a band of 200 angels that came to Earth. They were identified as a group of renegade angels who left heaven and came to Earth
to live among the humans. The children they produced were called the Nephilim, a word that translates as “giant”
or “super humans.”
In all of the stories,
the children were changed. They were “giants,” not only in physical stature but the change was seen in their mental
ability. These children were genetically manipulated by the alien Lucifer.
Consider how the primitive
people of Earth would look upon alien ships over their heads, and the constant occurrence of having the women transported
for implantation of DNA. Of course the women are already pregnant and the DNA was placed in the fetus, but the ancients did
not know this. Thus they told stories of “gods of heaven” coming down and fathering children with the women of
That the special children
are born with knowledge beyond their years, with an understanding of the stars and how to build cities and develop civilizations,
made it appear as if they were aliens from another world. In effect, this was true.
That the Books of Enoch,
Genesis and Gilgamesh describe this event and appear to date it before the world flood, suggests that there was a flood event
in the Middle East, where civilization apparently had its beginning, that also marked history. But it was not the world-wide
cataclysmic event that caused mass extinctions including the dinosaurs.
As mentioned earlier
in this article, archaeological and geological evidence exists that indicates that humans were on the planet at the time of
the dinosaurs, which means they were here millions, not thousands of years ago.
The dinosaurs went extinct
an estimated 65 million years ago. Two remarkable findings suggest that humans were on the planet, and hunting the dinosaurs,
prior to their extinction.
The footprint of a human
that overlaps with a dinosaur footprint was found in the riverbed of the Raluxy River in Texas. These prints, both made in the mud of the riverbed, are estimated to date back to
the Crustacean period. Archaeologists
also found a fossil of a human finger and a man-made hammer in the same terrain not far away.
In a cave in Peru are found stone carvings dating back 200 million years.
Some of the pictures suggest a flying object above a herd of dinosaurs, with humans attacking the animals on the ground below
These and other anomalies
dug from deep in the Earth by both archaeologists and miners over the years, that include such things as a gold chain, a metal
nail and the remnants of what appears to be a spark plug, dug from coal mines deep in the ground, suggest that humans have
been on this planet for a very long time.
The findings also suggest
that the human race has risen to build great civilizations many times in the past, but then fallen.
Something very strange
involving human history has been occurring on this planet for a very long time. It seems that we have been put here for a
reason, but that our civilizations have failed.
Sadly, it appears that
we are failing yet again.
The question is, will
there really be another chance, or are we living the end of human history?