What could throw a “monkey wrench” into the fulfillment of the Genesis 3:15 Prophecy at this time?
There is a very interesting story that, as we’ll see, relates to God’s aforementioned “seven-generation”
prophecy to Cain:


                  Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold…
                                                                                         - Gen. 4:15 (KJV)


The fulfillment of
this Prophecy also, now, has to take precedence in our story, because of the act of one
man (as we'll see)! As we see, according to the above proclamation, Cain was cursed for seven
generations because of his murder of Abel. Provided everything went smoothly, Cain would die on his
own; and everything God wanted Cain to suffer would have happened.

Time went by, and Cain was getting old. He was finally seeing descendants in the seventh generation
descendants (of Adam and himself) being born. The time for the fulfillment of his curse would be upon
him - if he just died, naturally.

A number of people around Cain were beginning to wonder what would happen after this seventh
generation. Would the other Prophecy (i.e. the Prophecy of Genesis 3:15)
also be fulfilled at this time?
Would the “savior” of this prophecy soon be born? Would this truly be the end of the world as they
knew it? Whatever timeline God had for this all, it was all on a definite schedule, and not to be inter-
fered with. And, as we also know, God assured that anyone who interfered with these prophecies
would subject his
own family line to an extension of Cain’s curse: a sevenfold (seventy) generation
extension of pain and misery. Simply, if someone killed Cain prematurely, seventy more generations
of sons and daughters would have to be born, before the punishment was through!

We return to Lamech, a great-grandson of Cain: the seventh of these antediluvian Cainite patriarchs
mentioned in the Bible. We know, from ancient sources, Lamech was a mean and arrogant person.
But, what was his true significance?

Actually, there was someone who interfered with this seventh-generation punishment. Someone did
disrupt God’s timeline, whether by accident or no. Someone did something so horrible that he forced
this retribution upon himself, and his entire family line. This person was, yes, none other than this pat-
riarch Lamech:


Jasher 2:
26 And Lamech was old and advanced in years, and his eyes were
    dim that he could not see, and Tubal Cain, his son, was leading
    him and it was one day that Lamech went into the field and
    Tubal Cain his son was with him, and whilst they were walking
    in the field, Cain the son of Adam advanced towards them; for
    Lamech was very old and could not see much, and Tubal Cain
    his son was very young.
27 And Tubal Cain told his father to draw his bow, and with the
    arrows he smote Cain, who was yet far off, and he slew him,
    for he appeared to them to be an animal.
28 And the arrows entered Cain's body although he was distant
    from them, and he fell to the ground and died.
30 And it came to pass when Cain had died, that Lamech and
    Tubal went to see the animal which they had slain, and they
    saw, and behold Cain their grandfather was fallen dead upon
    the earth.


What happened, here? Remember the warning God gave to the entire world? NOBODY was to kill
Cain – nobody. He was to live out his punishment until the day of his death. One day, Lamech went
hunting in the forest. Whether by accident or no, Lamech did something to upstart God’s proclamation.
He shot an arrow at what he thought was an animal, and took Cain’s life![1] Cain’s premature death,
however, would pose a major problem.

The world, and everyone in it, was going down the proverbial toilet. There were hardly any pure-
blooded Sethites left. The time could have been ripe for their prophesied savior to be born – the one
who would “crush” the
Serpent’s head, and fulfill the earlier Prophecy. All Cain had to do was to die on
his own, and both prophecies could have been fulfilled at once! This act of Lamech, however, threw a
monkey wrench in the entire process!

Now, because Cain was killed, the savior probably could not be born around this time – not until
70
more generations
have come and gone. With a perfect God, these discrepancies plainly cannot happen;
His prophecies have to be fulfilled. Through sure carelessness, Lamech humiliated his entire family line.
If we look at it, however the way things turned out, it’s interesting to see how the man who killed Cain
was the patriarch of his own generation! As well, the murderer of Cain was committed by one of his
most evil descendants, a major instigator of further demeaning the culture around him. It is also quite
ironic how this whole sequence of events seemed to have avenged Abel’s murder – Cain was killed for
committing murder; Lamech and his descendants would end up paying the price for the atrocities they
were committing on the earth.
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                                                                                                Footnotes
[1]  
The Book of the Cave of Treasures, The First Thousand Years: Adam to Yared (Jared), The Rule of Anosh, trans. Sir E. A.
Wallis Budge (London: The Religious Tract Society, 1927), 77-80; Ellen Frankel,
The Classic Tales: 4000 years of Jewish Lore
(Northvale, New Jersey: Jason Aronson Inc., 1989), 39; The Works of Philo Judaeus, Questions and Answers on Genesis 1, 77,
trans. C. D. Yonge (London: H. G. Bohn, 1854-5);
The History of al-Tabari – Volume I: General Introduction and From the
Creation to the Flood
, Cain and Abel, 144, trans. Franz Rosenthal (Albany: New York Press, 1989), 315.
[2]  
Armenian Apocrypha Relating to Adam and Eve, Abel and Other Pieces, Enoch’s Virtue 5.3, trans. Michael E. Stone (Leiden:
E. J. Brill, 1996), 153.
[3]  
Barhebraeus’ Scholia on the Old Testament Part I: Genesis – II Samuel, Genesis 4:24, trans. Martin Sprengling and William
Creighton Graham (Chicago, Illinois: University of Chicago Press 1931), 35.
[4]  
Armenian Apocrypha Relating to Adam and Eve, Abel and Other Pieces, Enoch’s Virtue 5.5, trans. Michael E. Stone (Leiden:
E. J. Brill, 1996), 154.
[5]  
The Book of the Mysteries of the Heavens and the Earth and Other Works of Bakhayla Mikael (Zosimas), trans. E. A. Wallis
Budge (London: Oxford University Press, 1935), 29.
[6]  James L. Kugel,
Traditions of the Bible (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1998), 217.
[7]  
The Companion Bible, Appendix 26 (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Kregel Publications, 1990), 28.
[8]  
The Sibylline Oracles, Translated from the Greek Into English Blank Verse, Book I, Line 331-341, trans. Milton S. Terry (New
York: Hunt & Eaton, 1890), 27.
[9]  
The Book of the Cave of Treasures, The Third Thousand Years: From the Flood to the Reign of Reu, The Flood, trans. Sir
E. A. Wallis Budge (London: The Religious Tract Society, 1927), 112-5;
The Sibylline Oracles, Translated from the Greek Into
English Blank Verse
, Frag. 1, Line 330, trans. Milton S. Terry (New York: Hunt & Eaton, 1890).
[10]  
The Second Book of Adam and Eve (The Conflict of Adam and Eve with Satan), 8:10, trans. S. C. Malan (London: Williams
and Norgate, 1882);
Book of the Glory of Kings (Kerba Nagast), 8. Concerning the Flood, trans. Sir. E. A. Wallis Budge (London:
Humphrey Milford, 1932).
[11]  
Book of the Glory of Kings (Kerba Nagast), 8. Concerning the Flood, trans. Sir. E. A. Wallis Budge (London: Humphrey
Milford, 1932).
[12]  
Saltair na Rann, 2433-6, 2513-6, trans. David Greene; Were There Any Pre Adamic Humans in the Ark?, 2, http://www.
truebiblecode.com/understanding238.html (accessed Sept. 7, 2005 93).
[13]  
The Bible, The Koran, and the Talmud (Biblical Legends of the Mussulmans), Noah, Hud, and Salih, trans. Dr. G. Weil
(New York, 1863), 1.
[14]  
The Book of Enoch, 10:10 (notes), 12:1-6, 13:6 (notes), 14:6, trans. R. H. Charles (Montana: Kessinger Publishing, 1912).
[15]  
Targum Neofiti 1: Genesis / Translated, With Apparatus and Notes, Genesis 7:3 (notes), trans. Martin McNamara (College-
ville, Minnesota: Liturgical Press, 1992);
The History of al-Tabari – Volume I: General Introduction and From the Creation to the
Flood
, The Events That Took Place in Noah’s Time, 195, trans. Franz Rosenthal (Albany: New York Press, 1989), 365; Louis
Ginzberg,
The Legends of the Jews Volume V: Notes for Volume One and Two, IV. Noah, 75, trans. Henrietta Szold (Baltimore,
Maryland: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1909), 197; J. E. Hanauer,
Folklore of the Holy Land: Moslem, Christian and
Jewish
, 3. Noah and Og (London: BiblioBazaar, 2007), 14.
[16]  
The History of al-Tabari – Volume I: General Introduction and From the Creation to the Flood, The Events That Took Place
in Noah’s Time 196, 190, trans. Franz Rosenthal (Albany: New York Press, 1989), 366, 360.
[17]  
Genizah Manuscripts of Palestinian Targum to the Pentateuch Volume One, Genesis 7:7, trans. Michael L. Klein (Cincinn-
ati: Hebrew Union College Press, 1986), 18.
[18]  I. P. Cory,
Ancient Fragments (1832), Berossus, Of the Cosmology and Deluge, 2-3, http://www.sacred-texts.com/cla/af/
index.htm (accessed Aug. 14, 2007).
[19]  
The Apocryphon of John, trans. Frederik Wisse, http://www.pseudepigrapha.com/apocrypha_nt/apocjn.html (accessed
Aug. 19, 2005).
[20]  
Armenian Apocrypha Relating to Adam and Eve, Question 10 (notes), trans. Michael E. Stone (Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1996),
122.
[21]  
The Book of the Cave of Treasures, The Third Thousand Years, From the Flood to the Reign of Reu, Noah Founds
Themanon, The City of the “Eight.” (and notes), trans. Sir E. A. Wallis Budge (London: The Religious Tract Society, 1927),
116-8;
The History of al-Tabari – Volume I: General Introduction and From the Creation to the Flood, The Events That Took
Place in Noah’s Time, 196, trans. Franz Rosenthal (Albany: New York Press, 1989), 366.
[22]  
The Epic of Gilgamesh, Tablet XI: The Story of the Flood, 2, http://ancienttexts.org/library/mesopotamian/gilgamesh/tab11
.htm (accessed Aug 13, 2010).
[23]  J. E. Hanauer,
Folklore of the Holy Land: Moslem, Christian and Jewish, 3. Noah and Og (London: BiblioBazaar, 2007),
14; Robert Bowie Johnson, Jr.,
The Parthenon Code: Mankind’s History in Marble (Annapolis, Maryland: Solving Light Books,
2004), 145.
[24]  
The Book of the Rolls (Kitab Al-Magall), trans. Margaret Dunlop Gibson, Apocrypha Arabica (London: C. J. Clay and Sons,
1901), 24.
We also have this verse:


                               They, and every… Owph of the Air after his kind, every bird of every sort.
                                                                                            - Gen. 7:14 (in retranslation)


Obviously, the
Owph of the Air were not a group of birds. If they were, the Bible would have no reason
to mention the two
individually.

Though we may be able to assume there were other pre-Adamite people aboard the ark besides the
eight Adamites, there could have even been offspring with mixed blood of the fallen angels on board
(the Giants and Mighty Men). We also know that there had to be Cainites, and, possibly, other sons of
the Serpent on the ark, for the sake of the Genesis 3:15 Prophecy! Possibly more than eight, here. We
might be able to assume that most people who went aboard the ark were
pious. God, most probably,
didn’t want any evil people to survive Noah’s flood. Could there have been eighty
(or more) pious people
who actually walked off of Noah’s ark?[23]

None of the original fallen angels (i.e. the Nephilim and the Watchers)
should have been allowed to
board Noah’s ark - that’s obvious. They acted sinful right out of the starting gate; and needed to accept
their punishment. The Serpent, as one can conclude, was totally unrepentant the whole time, and would
suffer the same fate. We also know that most every living being (angels included) has an inert desire for
survival, either for themselves, or for their own descendants. Some had no business aboard; yet, they
wanted to find any way they could to continue their “ways of life”… without a change of heart.


…if it (their desires) had been in them as it is in men, the Devils would not have left any one in the
world alone without corrupting them, till not a virgin would have been left on the earth, for the foul
Devils love corruption and fornication. As they cannot do this, they change their nature on account
of it; they recommend it to men and make them love it.
    - Book of the Rolls (Kitab Al-Magall) 25[24]


If these angels knew an upcoming flood would be their final destiny, wouldn’t this be good reason for
them to panic, and try to find some way to extend their own “immortality?” How could they do this?
How about extending their “immortality” through their own
descendants?

The only way they could continue, at least in their current situation, was to sneak
descendants on
board. This gave them a monumental task: how could they get their own seed aboard the ark, without
anyone knowing? A few angels, including the Serpent himself (probably, still alive by this time), would
be more than willing to take any sinister route they could to achieve this goal.

Could these sinister fallen angels, in one way or another, have found ways to insert their
own seed into
the ark - even into this specific group of Adamites? We will soon see that there are two or three of these
supposed
eight who might not have been of pure, Adamite blood! What did these fallen angels do, if
anything, to not only to ensure the survival of
their own kind but continue to infiltrate any of the pure
Adamic seed left?
If there was a possibility for more people on the ark, then why were we always led to believe that only
eight souls survived?[10] If we look at the Bible:


II Peter 2:
4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them
  down to hell…
5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth,
  a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon
  the world of the ungodly…

I Peter 3:
20 Which sometime were disobedient, when once the long-
    suffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the
    ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls
    were saved by water.


In the Bible, these verses make any argument to the contrary sound like an open-and-shut case - only
eight people were on board. The above seems to contradict the chance of there being anyone else…
or
does it? First, we’ll notice the Bible (and other ancient sources) will often mention these “eight” in
the terms of
souls.[11] Why? As we have seen, in II Peter 2:5, the original Hebrew doesn’t make the
references to human beings; just
the eighth… the eighth what? I Peter 3:20 also refers to the eight in
the terms of
souls. Why? Why are we hard-pressed to locate any reputable ancient source that
mentions these eight in much more than souls, here? Ironically, the Bible, a book known as the
book
of the generations of Adam
(Genesis 5:1), could help point us towards the answer.

The eight souls mentioned could be referring to the eight
souls of a particular bloodline: Adam’s blood-
line.[12] Since the Bible quite possibly could be the book of the generations of Adam, the flood would
truly allow for eight souls of Adamic blood to survive. Just because only eight Adamic souls were
allowed aboard the ark, however, doesn’t mean that there weren’t
other people allowed in.[13]

As ancient sources stated, there may have been those who actually believed the warnings of the flood
(even some of the pious giants and Mighty Men), and respected what God was about to do.[14] Some
of these mixed offspring laughed; others accepted their fate and prepared for the inevitable; still others
begged for mercy and had a change of heart.

God has a kind heart; and, probably, arranged for a certain number of pious from each group to be
saved, as well! We have a number of ancient texts which state a good number
more than eight people
survived the flood:[15]


He (Noah) carried his three sons… and their wives, as well as six men of those who believed in him…
                                          - al-Tabari The Events That Took Place in Noah’s Time 196[16]

            …And Noah together with his sons, his [wives] and his son’s wives… entered the ark…
                                                                     - Genizah Manuscripts Gen. 7:7[17]

He (Xisuthrus – the Babylonian Noah) therefore enjoined… (to) take with him into it his friends and
relations… his wife, his children, and his friends…
     - Berossus Of the Cosmology and Deluge[18]

…they hid themselves in an ark… not only Noah, but many other people from the immovable
generation.
                                                                           - Apocryphon of John[19]


There are also ancient sources that stated Noah built a city, sometime after the flood. The name of
this city was Themanon: “city of the eight.”[20] Interestingly, this name in Arabic could also mean the
“city of the eighty.”[21] With the possibility of there also being pious pre-Adamites aboard (the
Chay
of the Field
, the Owph of the Air, the Behemah, and the Remes that Creepeth), maybe the ark
contained some of each group:


All the living beings (the animals?) that I had I loaded on it, I had all my kith (friends, neighbors, or
relatives) and kin go up into the boat, all the beasts and animals of the field (the Chay and/or
Behemah?) and the craftsmen I had go up.
                            - The Epic of Gilgamesh Tablet XI[22]


Wouldn’t it be much simpler for the Bible (and other ancient texts) to state: “human beings and animals
went aboard,” rather than divide them up into specific groups? The Bible and other ancient texts
continually seem to mention some of these same group names. In fact, the Bible mentions these same
groups (of pre-Adamites) as going on, and coming off of, Noah’s ark!
Gen. 6:
11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was
    filled with violence.
12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for
    all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.


In one final attempt to get the people with corrupted flesh to turn from their corrupted ways, God
attempted one more scare:


Jasher 6:
11 And on that day, the Lord caused the whole earth to shake,
    and the sun darkened, and the foundations of the world
    raged, and the whole earth was moved violently, and the
    lightning flashed, and the thunder roared, and all the
    fountains in the earth were broken up, such as was not
    known to the inhabitants before; and God did this mighty
    act, in order to terrify the sons of men, that there might be
    no more evil upon earth.


Of course, it was to no avail:


Jasher 6:
12 And still the sons of men would not return from their evil
    ways, and they increased the anger of the Lord at that
    time, and did not even direct their hearts to all this.


That was it. There were so many descendants of mixed blood, as well, so many intent on following the
“ways of Cain,” that these people didn’t even lift an eyebrow to the warnings going on around them!
God, as merciful and patient as He was, would not put up with any more. The flood had to occur.


                                                        And all else from the wooden house
                                                        went forth
                                                        Into one place. And then, most just
                                                        of men,
                                                        Went Noah forth, the eighth…
                                                                  - Sibylline Oracles Book. I, Line 331-341[8]


Most of us know the Biblical story - eight people survived Noah’s flood. Those supposedly saved were
Noah, his wife, his three sons, and their wives.[9] According to a number of ancient sources, however,
there may have been a lot
more than just those eight aboard the ark. The Bible, believe it or not, could
even back this up! We know, for sure (by reason of the Prophecy of Genesis 3:15), that
some of the
seeds of the Serpent had to survive. We also considered the possibility that there were
other groups of
Adamites, pre-Adamites, and those with mixed angelic blood, around at this time. Could there have
been more pious beyond the eight who went aboard?
Doctors say that the son of a sickly man will be sickly… And similarly they say that Cain’s first son
(Enoch) shuddered like him… Lamech, the fifth descendant of Cain killed (him), on account of the
ignominy of the race.
 - Armenian Apocrypha Relating to Adam and Eve Abel and Other Pieces 5.3[2]


What is ignominy? It represents “condition” or “stipulation.” If Cain would have lived a different life after
the murder, if he would have disciplined his children enough, if he would have did what God had told
him, maybe the curse on he and his family would never have been extended.

There is more to this story than just a moral thought: we know that when God makes a promise it
has
to be fulfilled. God's prophecies must never, never be taken lightly. On top of this, we discover that it
was the “ways of life” of people such as Lamech that got them into trouble; he lived sinfully, and it all
came back to him. A major reason God wanted the ancient descendants of Adam to stay away from
these people was for just this reason.

Abel, as we remember, was probably Cain’s twin. They both had blood of the
Serpent! Abel still
retained a proper and positive attitude, though. This, the author believes, is a major rationale of the
Bible: Abel used his own free will and
chose the right ways to live; it did not matter where he came from
and no matter what his situation. If Abel could do it,
anyone could! The continual greed, anger, and
immorality of Lamech and his people were of
choice, and their atrocities would eventually come back to
them.


“Because sevenfold Cain will be requited, but Lamech seventy and seven,” i.e., generations, accord-
ing to the gospel genealogy of Luke, which begins with God the father and ends with the son made
flesh, who blots out sin.
                                                                - Barhebraeus Gen. 4:24[3]

Therefore Cain’s sins were removed by the Flood, but Lamech’s needed the coming of Christ, for he
was found to be a murderer after (his) example. He was condemned to 77 vengeances, (and) Luke
counts 77 patriarchs up to Christ. But to Cain He gave 7 vengeances.
                - Armenian Apocrypha Relating to Adam and Eve Abel and Other Pieces 5.5[4]


Interestingly enough, Jesus did seem to be part of the
seventy-seventh generation - the generations
which started with God, and His creation of Adam! Now we might be able to guess why it took almost
2000
more years, after this time, for the savior of our world to be born!

Whether or not Lamech was solely responsible for this 2000 year delay, another important question
might arise: was God
really ready to end the present, evil world at that time (i.e. before the flood)? If He
was, what would happen to the remaining people on earth? If everyone now had to wait for seventy
more generations, could the Nephilim, Watchers, and anyone who followed the “ways of Cain” succeed
in destroying the pure seeds of Adam still left?


                      And I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all your songs into lamentation…
                                                                                             - Amos 8:10 (KJV)


After Lamech’s deed, the whole world had to change; there were barely any Sethites to pass on the
Adamite seed. The Nephilim, Watchers, and any sympathetic followers would work even harder to bring
the world beyond the point of no return. God had to do something different; His change was on the
horizon. How would he save the blood of those dwindling Adamites? There would soon be a devastat-
ing flood.[5] This flood would be monumental; it would kill every human living on the earth, at the time.
This flood was most commonly known as the
flood of Noah. This would change everything.

Obviously, God had to assure
some seeds of Adam would survive. He, as logic would also assume,
needed to assure some seeds of the Serpent would have to, also; there had to be, to fulfill the Genesis
3:15 Prophecy.

If we traditionally assumed that Noah and his family were the only eight who survived, there would be
no Cainites, no serpent-seeds, nor anyone else. If Noah and his immediate family were indeed the only
ones who survived the flood, then how would God’s prophecy be fulfilled? There had to be other
survivors!

Enter
Noah, the man of whom, most of us know, was the namesake of this great flood, and one of few
who actually lived through it. But, just who was Noah? His name actually means “rest” or “comfort.”
The time had come for the Sethites still pure of seed: it would be
rest for those wondering whether
their seed would still survive and
comfort for those with anxious thoughts about the future.[6] God
would allow a few with pure, Adamic blood to survive. As we know, it proved extremely difficult by the
time of Noah. Offspring were being born with the blood of fallen angels everywhere you looked. The
Sethites were coming down the holy mountain in droves, and joined those who followed the “ways of
Cain.”

By the time of Noah’s flood, there was only a small number of Adamites left – probably under a dozen -
able to pass Adam’s seed on to the promised one.


Gen. 6:
8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
9 These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just Adamite (man)
  and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.


Here, Noah is first mentioned in the Bible. As we see, Noah was “perfect” in his generations. What this
meant was that he did not have any angelic seed in his blood lines – a pure, direct seed from Adam.[7]
Noah, along with his sons, would be asked by God to build a huge boat - an
ark – to survive God’s
judgment. This flood of water would save those inside, and the Adamic seed, from total annihilation.