In Genesis 4:1-2 it says “And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the Lord. And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.” From the previous comment on the male passing on the sinful nature we look at the symbolism in these two versus based upon the outcome off life after birth. In verse 1 Adam says I have gotten a man from the Lord – Cain (sin or evil). In verse 2 Eve says I have a keeper of sheep – Abel (good). What we find in looking further in history was Cain was a hell raiser and kills his brother Abel and now Eve has no seed from which God’s redeemer would come from. God had to give Adam and Eve another seedling (child) that we know is Seth who through his linage Jesus came. So Seth created the bloodline of Jesus.
But let’s look a little deeper here because we will find history repeats itself. Just as God (good) had separated Himself from Satan (evil) in the spiritual realm we find that now we have the same in the physical realm. Cain taking up with Satan and his bloodline through history identifies with evil and had Able lived it would have been Able’s bloodline of Jesus. Since Cain killed Able, God gave Eve another seed, the bloodline of Jesus came from Seth.
If you recall the story of Cain, He was exiled and God made a promise to Cain not to allow him to be killed. Cain’s linage was the Cainites. Again, we should ask the question of why. Many scholars have very different views of why Cain was not killed. But when we look at history backwards (future proves past) we get a completely different reason for the leniency.
God exiled Cain to Nod east of Eden. Where was Nod located?
The Bible mentions the land of Nod just one time. After Cain murdered Abel (Genesis 4:8) he went away and settled in a place called Nod, east of Eden (Genesis 4:16). Besides that, no one knows where Nod is located.
Nod, in Hebrew, means "wanderer, exile, or fugitive." After Cain killed his brother, God declared, among other things, that Cain would be "a fugitive and a wanderer on the earth" (Genesis 4:12). Based on this, some scholars believe Nod was not a specific location, but anywhere Cain wandered.
Nod is described as being east of Eden, meaning Cain was further removed from Eden than were Adam and Eve. Genesis 4:16 tells us that "Cain went away from the presence of the Lord." Though God sent Cain from his home, it was Cain's choice to live apart from God's presence. Unfortunately, Cain became a godless person and the society that sprang from him and his descendants was godless (Genesis 4:16–24).
Because of the flood many landmarks given to using the Torah cannot be found. Many have tried to identify exactly where the Garden of Eden was and then they could determine where the territory that Cain was a nomad within. The only thing we know is this for sure.
We know that Adam and Eve fell into sin at around 4,000 BC and that Cain was born in 3,900 BC and lived 700 years until 3,200 BC.
We know that Able was born 3,897 and lived to 3,825 when Cain killed him.
We know that Cain was exiled by God upon killing of Able in 3,825 BC.
We know that Seth was born in 3,824 and lived 912 years until 2,912 BC.
We the discovery of Carbon dating scientists has determined that the first Pharaoh took his throne around 3,250 BC. Therefore, we know that there was no other on earth to begin the Pharaoh Dynasty other than Cain and his descendants.
Enoch, the son of Jared and father of Methuselah was born in 3,404 BC. Enoch is important in history because the Book of Enoch was considered part of the early scriptures. By the 4th century, the Book of Enoch was mostly excluded from Christian biblical canons, and it is now regarded as scripture by only the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church and the Eritrean Orthodox Tewahedo Church. What do we know about Enoch form scriptures? We are told that Enoch prophesized the second coming of Jesus. Jude 1:14 ESV “It was also about these that Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied, saying, “Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of his holy ones,” We are told that Enoch walked with God on earth. Genesis 5:22 ESV “Enoch walked with God after he fathered Methuselah 300 years and had other sons and daughters. We are told Enoch please God. Hebrews 11:5 ESV “By faith Enoch was taken up so that he should not see death, and he was not found, because God had taken him. Now before he was taken he was commended as having pleased God.”
Genesis 6:1-7 tells us “And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, that the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. There were giants (in Hebrew Nephilim) in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown. And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.”
The Book of Enoch basically told us all about who, what, when, where and how the text in Genesis 6:1-7 took place. Let’s review his texts from The Watchers a moment.
1 And it came to pass when the children of men had multiplied that in those days were born unto them beautiful and comely daughters.
2 And the angels, the children of the heaven, saw and lusted after them, and said to one another: 'Come, let us choose us wives from among the children of men
3 and beget us children.' And Semjaza, who was their leader, said unto them: 'I fear ye will not
4 indeed agree to do this deed, and I alone shall have to pay the penalty of a great sin.' And they all answered him and said: 'Let us all swear an oath, and all bind ourselves by mutual imprecations
5 not to abandon this plan but to do this thing.' Then sware they all together and bound themselves
6 by mutual imprecations upon it. And they were in all two hundred; who descended in the days of Jared on the summit of Mount Hermon, and they called it Mount Hermon, because they had sworn
7 and bound themselves by mutual imprecations upon it. And these are the names of their leaders: Samlazaz, their leader, Araklba, Rameel, Kokablel, Tamlel, Ramlel, Danel, Ezeqeel, Baraqijal,
8 Asael, Armaros, Batarel, Ananel, Zaq1el, Samsapeel, Satarel, Turel, Jomjael, Sariel. These are their chiefs of tens.
1 And all the others together with them took unto themselves wives, and each chose for himself one, and they began to go in unto them and to defile themselves with them, and they taught them charms
2and enchantments, and the cutting of roots, and made them acquainted with plants. And they
3 became pregnant, and they bare great giants, whose height was three thousand ells: Who consumed
4 all the acquisitions of men. And when men could no longer sustain them, the giants turned against
5 them and devoured mankind. And they began to sin against birds, and beasts, and reptiles, and
6 fish, and to devour one another's flesh, and drink the blood. Then the earth laid accusation against the lawless ones.
1 And Azazel taught men to make swords, and knives, and shields, and breastplates, and made known to them the metals of the earth and the art of working them, and bracelets, and ornaments, and the use of antimony, and the beautifying of the eyelids, and all kinds of costly stones, and all
2 colouring tinctures. And there arose much godlessness, and they committed fornication, and they
3 were led astray, and became corrupt in all their ways. Semjaza taught enchantments, and root-cuttings, 'Armaros the resolving of enchantments, Baraqijal (taught) astrology, Kokabel the constellations, Ezeqeel the knowledge of the clouds, Araqiel the signs of the earth, Shamsiel the signs of the sun, and Sariel the course of the moon. And as men perished, they cried, and their cry went up to heaven .
We can now put the pieces together a bit to see how Cain linage connects to the Pharaohs and how in that linage they were advance in their knowledge. The time of Jared was between the years of 3,494 BC to 2,592 BC; the same time that the Pharaoh Dynasty began. Jared that Enoch was speaking about was the son of Mahalalel, who was the son of Cain. Jared was the father of Lamech.
Genesis 4:19-24 KJV “And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah. And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle. And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ. And Zillah, she also bare Tubalcain, an instructer of every artificer in brass and iron: and the sister of Tubalcain was Naamah. And Lamech said unto his wives, Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice; ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto my speech: for I have slain a man to my wounding, and a young man to my hurt. If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold.”
God’s principal for marriage that “a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh” (Gen. 2:24) didn’t enter their thinking. This is a sophisticated society now - not people who work the land with their hands, not people who are accountable to God, but a society with new ways, new occupations, and new morality, where individuality trumps community, where you can do whatever you choose, where no one is shocked by the most outrageous acts. Does any of this sound familiar?
The names of Lamech’s wives are instructive. Adah means “ornamental” – perhaps he was attracted to her beauty. Zillah means “seductress” – perhaps he was lured by her sexuality. Lamech is trapped and controlled by what his eyes saw and what his flesh lusted after.
The new world order also gives rise to new vocations and lifestyles as demonstrated by Lamech’s sons. This was a new age of agricultural development. “Adah bore Jabal; he was the father of those who dwell in tents and have livestock” (4:20). Moving out of the city, Jabal developed a new way of living. He became a nomadic farmer – just like they still have today in many parts of the world (e.g. the Fulani in west Africa). Perhaps he saw an opportunity to fill a need. After all, cities need farmers to provide their food. Perhaps he recognized this new market that emerged out of the new urban society. He was “the first” (the pioneer, the father) of a new development in corporate agriculture, in raising livestock. He was an entrepreneur - he saw a need and filled it. He started a new career, a new way of life, a new livelihood. He was the pioneer of ranching. He designed and developed the know-how for producing food for the city dwellers. Anybody who wanted to know how to do it went to Jabal – he was the “father” of this type of livelihood. This was truly a new age of agricultural development.
And this is a new age of recreational development – an age of distraction. The next brother, Jubal, “was the father of all those who play the lyre and pipe” (4:21). People who live in a city want entertainment, something to fill their leisure time. So, Jubal jumped on the bandwagon and started an orchestra. He was appealing to the new demand for pleasure, for when you live in the city you have to have something to fill in your spare time. It’s not like living off the land as his fore-bearers had done by the sweat of their brow. Possibly this demand for pleasure was also generated by the drift away from God. They didn’t want to remember God or allow their consciences to be active, so they needed to be entertained during their leisure time. What better way to do that than through music? Music drowns out everything around you. Music fills your mind, ears, and heart.
This was also a new age of industrial development. “Zillah also bore Tubal-Cain; he was the forger of all instruments of bronze and iron” (4:22). Make no doubt about it, these sons of Lamech were clever, inventive, and ambitious. Tubal-Cain initiated the first industrial revolution. He had discovered, designed and developed metal processing and manufacturing. He was known for his knowledge and creativity in the area of metal working. Not everyone could do this – this was a technological, scientific and manufacturing break through. This would have put him at the cutting edge of technology in that day. He was the Benjamin Franklin of the day, the Alexander Graham Bell, the Henry Ford, the Bill Gates, the Steve Jobs. This was as much a breakthrough in that day as the printing press would be later and, still later, industrial production.
Along with all this advancement undoubtedly came material prosperity, social pleasure, and economic power. They were on the cusp of a new world order, a new age that abandoned their religious upbringing and morality in favor of the thrill of independence and prosperity and the throwing away of restraint.
Lastly, this was also an age of societal development. Here, sadly we reach the all-time low in the downward trajectory of societal degeneracy, because personal degeneracy leads to societal degeneracy, which is usually marked by anger, revenge, retaliation, and outright defiance. “23 Lamech said to his wives: ‘Adah and Zillah, hear my voice; you wives of Lamech, listen to what I say: I have killed a man for wounding me, a young man for striking me. 24 If Cain’s revenge is sevenfold, then Lamech’s is seventy-sevenfold’” (4:23-24). Lamech’s departure from God through lust and pride led him to this – to murder! Perhaps his son’s invention of metal working had led to the development and production of weapons – the text doesn’t tell us. Perhaps the family had become so powerful and so rich that their lives were threatened – the text doesn’t tell us. But evidently Lamech’s reaction to someone who had injured him went far beyond what was reasonable so that, in defending himself, he killed someone. Now he claims a far greater measure of protection than God had promised Cain – not sevenfold but seventy-sevenfold. This is an exclamation of egregious vengeance: “Anyone who tries to harm me will receive back seventy-seven times what he gives me!”
Let’s get to the Pharaoh Dynasty because that is the dynasty that brings forth through history these evil ways.
Now the first Pharaoh (King of Egypt) was named Narmer. Many scholars consider him the unifier of Egypt and founder of the First Dynasty, and in turn the first king of a unified Egypt. A majority of Egyptologists believe that Narmer was the same person as Menes.
Egyptian historians cannot find who the earthly father and mother of Narmer was but they tell us that the Narmer is the Son of Serket (Scorpion), Pharaoh of Egypt and Shesh I Husband of Neithhotep . . Father of Aha (Menes). This most likely is the truth but because of the misstatement of history no one would believe that you could have an earthly father and a fallen angel.
This is truly an age of utter defiance - defiance of opponents and defiance of God. That’s what happens in advancing societies. People become rich and increased with goods and have need of nothing. Their lives are self-sustaining, self-propagating, self-enriching, and self-advancing. They have economic prosperity, social pleasures, and military protection. But none of this leads them closer to God. On the contrary, it leads them further away from God and further down the path of degeneracy.