We know from Adam and Eve came humanity at large so we want go through the part in history that humanity came to be. We pick up history at the time of Noah.
Noah was the tenth generation pre-flood Patriarch. Noah was born in 1056 BC. We mainly know about Noah from our biblical training and even in some public education of his building of a large Arc and moving a male and female species of all the animals, reptiles, and insects into the Arc for a great flood. Most of us have only been told that the flood was to kill all the wickedness that existed on the earth at that time. There is some truth to this statement but there are also some major untold truths to this as well. It is in these untold truths where the rubber meets the road.
Noah was 500 years old when God came to him and told him to build the Arc. We want go into the building process, the collection of all the Arc inhabitants, the flood or any other thing about that event. But we need to look at some history surrounding Noah. Noah’s father was Lamech. Lamech was the son of Methuselah. Methuselah was the son of Enoch.
What the scriptures tell us about Noah was that when Noah was four hundred and eighty years old all the righteous sons of men were dead, except Methuselah and Noah himself. At God's command they both announced that one hundred and twenty years would be given to men for repentance; if in that time they had not mended their evil ways, the earth would be destroyed.
What were the conditions of the world at this time?
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.”
What is critical for our study here are a couple of things.