The Tanakh (Jewish Old Testament) contains a wealth of information much of which is now substantiated by archeological discoveries and ancient written records found in the Middle East, Europe and Asia. In article 1 of "Finding Noah" I substantiated the existence of Noah through ancient artifacts which record images of Noah. Finding additional proof of the existence of Noah through the legacy of his three sons will again be reinforced with artifacts which define three core cultures and their family branches that identify their regions of habitation.
Time relinquishes its secrets through the remnant of human creations. The complex layering of myth, legend and the egos of conquerors have obscurred the written record of humankind from time immemorial. We must look to artifacts and architecture to find the authenticity of people and places. It is my assertion that Noah's dictate to his sons and the 7 laws he left as the foundation for civilization are factual. The perversions of human intellect are also factual. It is for those two reasons that modern man must search and unearth ancient facts left in stone, metal and clay to re-establish the authentic history of humankind. Further, there is proof of domination through war followed by historical rewrites enacted by conquerors, from the lineage of Noah's youngest son Ham, that continue to obscure pre-3000 BCE history. This article uses information gleaned from multiple sources which were then compared per topic to arrive at reliable facts. New scientific dating methods combined with reliable historical facts paint a picture of the pre 3000 B.C.E. world.FYI:
Recently, a group of European scientists have found proof of a European asteroid impact in 3123 BCE which they conclude caused a several year long cold period that coincides with the first recorded wars and mass relocations of people after millenniums long stability. Noah and Naamah had three sons, Shem (oldest), Japhet (middle) and Ham (youngest).
The Jewish Biblical record tells us that after the "Great Flood" Noah makes wine from the first harvest. He enjoys it (by custom with his sons) and goes into a private shelter and falls drunkenly to sleep. Later on Ham goes in to Noah and "sexually violates" (rapes) his father meaning he did not ask for consent. Ham also stole the "clothes of Adam" from his fathers possesions. Adam's clothes were given to him by God. They caused all animals to benignly befriend Adam. They and Adam's other posessions ( later known as "a father's blessing") were passed to Seth, Adam's 3rd son. Seth created the legacy of the passing of "a father's blessing" to his first born son. In that manor they are passed down to Noah. (Noah was the 10th generation from Adam.) Noah later dictates to his sons that the offspring of Ham will endanger humanity in the future, "his offspring will be a great canaan" (Tanakh: Genesis), and tells Shem and Japeth that their offspring must maintain control over Ham's offspring to prevent what had happened before the flood. Ham's reaction; he names his first grandson Canaan. He did not return what he took from his father.What was wrong with Ham?
Did his legacy offspring obscure or revise authentic history?
Did his descendants take advantage of a catastrophic meteor event in 3123 B.C.E. that caused fear and relocation of large groups of northern Japhenites and of the southern lavant (Israel).
Tanakh tells us that Adam and Eve give birth to son, Cain, who reacts violently to his brother's teasing (Abel) and unwittingly killed him. The story is meant to warn us that we must conquer our animal instincts as that is what makes us human. Later during the life of Enoch we learn that those animal instincts were increasingly out of control in the population of Cain's descendants. That "out of control behavior" infected the rest of the population of humans (the descendants of Seth, Adam and Eve's third son) and became God's reason for Noah and the destruction of humanity.
Tanakh also tells us that Noah's wife Naamah is the half sister to a half brother of Adam's son Cain. Tanakh makes a strong naratives about Cain and Ham describing what we call sociopathic behavior. Ham is the unwitting explanation of Cain's behavior. A genetic flaw is recorded. He does not have empathy and does not understand why there are "Adam's 6 Laws" or why he needs permission from anyone for any of his actions. When Noah punishes Ham with his dictate he reacts in defiance and names his grandson, Canaan. Noah demonstates his wisdom and creates The Seventh Law; Set up a governing body of just laws. ( Noah's 7 laws )Did a meteor event, recorded in Sumeria and Akkad cause a chaotic period?
It was of such great importance that a record of the event was continuously kept in the libraries of Nineveh, Mesopotamia. Did it create mass relocations of people and did disruption to weather patterns further creat an opportunity so that Hamites were able to relocate? The archeological record shows that the Canaanites crossed the Euphrates and moved into Shemite territory in modern Lebanon around 3000 B.C.E. They moved into the Becaah Valley to "Baalbek" where they found a megalithic platform structure. It is at that time that their God of war "Ba'al" is recorded. It is also about that time that the first invasion of the city of Asshur occurs by people from the west. The record of the next 1200 years is marked by back and forth domination of Akkad and Babylon by people of a new name "As-syrians" and Akkadian Mesopotamians. Asshur is destroyed and rebuilt with a new God of War figure named "Asur". Periods of law by emperial decree and law by "Mesopotamian code" are recorded. After 3000 B.C.E. a great deal of Akkadian history is destroyed. The Meteor Event is detailed in Article 3.Noah's sons and their descendants ( lineage map )
Tanakh records "The Table of Nations" which defines territories
Noah gave to each of his grandsons. The Sons of Shem 1st born son of Noah:
Elam, Asshur, Arphaxad, Lud, Aram, Uz, Hul, Gether and Meshech.
Of the 9 sons of Shem the legacies of 6 are well recorded by multiple sources and there are numerous artifacts and a wealth of architecture that substantiates their existence.Elam
and Arphaxad established Persia and Sumer. Asshur
founded Akkad and it's cities Nineveh, Calah and Asshur.Aram
established the agrarian Aramaic people. From Tanakh:
Arpachshad (Shem's first born son) begot Shelah, and Shelah begot Eber. And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of the one was Peleg; for in his days the earth was divided; and his brother's name was Joktan. And Joktan begot Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah; and Hadoram, and Uzal, and Diklah; and Ebal, and Abimael, and Sheba (who settled in a portion of modern day Yemen where the "Shebans" grew Fankincense trees and irrigated their land with water stored by a damn); and Ophir (whose descendants settled in the Indus region of India) and Havilah, and Jobab. All these were the sons of Joktan.
Arphaxad settled on the northeast coast of the Persian Gulf. His legacies are Persia and Sumer. His offspring, Ura and Kesed, were the founders of Ur, Uruk and Eridu on the west bank of the Euphrates in southern Sumeria. Ur is the place of birth of Abraham the father of the Jewish people. The other sons settle throughout what became Mesopotamia. Later they expand down the coast of the entire Arabian, the Sinai peninsula, Ethiopia. Abraham settled in the southwest portion of the fertile crescent. Shem's "FIRST BORN LINEAGE" generation to generation is recorded in Tanakh: Arphaxad, Shelah, Eber, Peleg, Reu, Serug, Nahor, Terah and Abraham.
(Abraham is the 10th generation from Noah) The sons of Japheth 2nd born son of Noah:
Gomer, Magog, Tiras, Javan, Meshech, Tubal, and MadaiIn "Antiquities of the Jews" the Jewish historian author Josephus outlines the descendants of Japheth. He gives us a compilation of Tanakh and historical sources. wrote this book in the beginning of the common era. Some of peoples he names are ancient and some are contemporary to his time.
Gomer: Armenians, Cimmerians, Scythians, Welsh, Irish, Germans, Huns, Turks, Franks.
Magog: Scythians, Slavs, Mongols, Hungarians, Irish, Finns, Pamiris, Pashtuns
Madai: Medes, Indo-Iranians, Mitanni, Mannai, Persian , Tajiks, Balochis, Talishis, Mazandaris, Zazas, Sengesaris and Tati.
Javan: Ionian Greeks
Tubal: Tabali, Georgians, Italics, Iberians, Basques
Tiras: Thracians, Goths, Jutes, Teutons
Meshech: Phrygians, Illyrians, Caucasian Iberia, Russians
In the the Book of Jubilees (10:35-36), Madai married a daughter of Shem, and wanted to live among Shem's descendants rather than his own alotted land. We learn that his home territory is beyond the Black Sea. He pleaded with 3 of his brothers-in-law, Elam, Asshur and Arphaxad, until he finally received from them the land that was named after him, Media. The sons of Ham 3rd born son of Noah:
Cush, and Mizraim, Put, and Canaan
One of the sons of Cush was Nimrod (the first Nimrod). We learn about him in Tanakh. He is the builder of Babel which later became greater Babylonia. His accomplishments tell us he was a man who followed the Seven Laws of Noah. He prayed to God daily. However he is also known to have put on the clothes of Adam and would coax deer, lions and more to come to him and then he killed them.
The descendants of Mizraim moved to what is known as the Upper Nile (the southern half of Egypt).
The descendants of Put moved to what became Libya.
Canaan and Cush their descendants lived in southern Anatolia (Turkey). Their southern border was the Euphrates River. His descendants are thoroughly recorded in Tanakh. His sons were Zidon and Heth. Their offspring were the Jebusites, the Amorites, the Girgashites the Hivites, the Arkites, the Sinites, the Arvadites, the Zemarites and the Hamathites. They expanded out of their assigned territory (assigned by the authority Noah gave to Shem and Japheth over Ham) crossed the Euphrates and occupied parts of what are now Syria and Israel. Those descendants renamed their stolen territory, Canaan. There is a wealth of historical and artifact documentation for the exitence of the Canaanites et al. Next: there are links to 4 Visual Galleries. One for each of Noah's three son's and their descendants and One depicting hats which identify their unique lineages.