Noah and his three sons represented people from the four river regions:
Pison River (Jordan River) begins in the Anti-Lebanon Mountains West of Damascus and extended South to the Indian Ocean via the Edenic Valley (Now beneath the Red Sea area).
Gihon River (Nile River) traversed East Africa from modern Lake Victoria Northward through modern Sudan to include the lands of Egypt.
Euphrates River (Tigris and Euphrates Rivers) begin in modern Turkey and flow South. The Euphrates flows through modern East Syria and modern Iraq; whereas, the Tigris just touches the tip of East Syria before entering Iraq. Both join before flowing into the Persian Gulf (Red Sea of the East). In ancient times the land between the rivers was called Mesopotamia and Babylon.
Hiddekel River (Indus River) begins in the Himalaya Mountains, then flows NW to between the Hindu Kush and Kunlun Mountains and then traverses Southwest through early India (modern Islamic Pakistan) to the Arabian Sea.
People from each of these regions came to build Noah's Ark, a great four square floating raft, a city 2,000 cubits on a side, that was 120 years in building (Genesis 6:15 gives only partial measures). The builders, artisans, farmers, and other craftsmen were the occupants of the city and survived with Noah and his sons. [See: The Gilgamesh Epic; the Babylonian historian, Berossus' Account; and the Scriptures (i.e. after the flood the children of Cain, the descendants of the first child: the Kenites, had to come from somewhere)].
Scripture doesn't give Cain's age upon his death but I expect, like Adam's lineage, he died under age 1,000 (i.e. within a millennial day). However, some of Cain's later descendants had to cross over the Flood (1655-1656 from Creation) with Noah as the "beasts" (i.e. some from each of the four river regions) (For examples see: Genesis 4:19-22; 9:18,22,25-27; 10:15-20; 13:7; 15:19-21).
Earlier, Cain apparently married one or more of Adam's daughters and Adam's lineage married Cain's daughters as the women assume the lineage of their husband. The exception has always been whoredom and concubines where men take the wives of others (Genesis 6:1-4).
Note: (1) Ham apparently took Naamah as his concubine, a legitimate pseudo wife, when Naamah's true husband died in the Flood. Therefore, the children born to Ham and Naamah were, under GOD, the legitimate sons and heirs of Naamah's true husband, a Kenite, not Ham (See: Genesis 38:8-9; Ruth 4:10; GOD'S Marriage Laws: etc.).
(2) Jabal, Jubal, and Tubalcain were apparently amongst those on the ark with Noah. How else could they be the instructor of every?, the father of every?, etc. (Genesis 4:19-22).
Initially, when Cain was evicted from dwelling in Eden that eviction was permanent for him (Genesis 4:11-17). However, his later generations apparently had been allowed to return and both helped build Noah's great floating city, the extensive raft-like ark, and survived with Noah. Noah and his three sons both ruled and represented each of the four river regions. Again, some of Cain's descendants from each of the four river regions were with Noah on the ark as "beasts."
When people excavate the City of Chanoch and the remnant of Noah's great ark North of Tayma', Saudi Arabia there should be found all sorts of related records and revelations.
The ancient (preflood) map in the Iraqi Museum, Baghdad, Iraq is a map of the Edenic Valley. This map is called the "Nuzi" (GA.SUR) map found in Yorghan Tepe, Iraq in 1930-31. Toward the top (Eastward i.e. toward the sunrise) are the low mountains of Yemen and the Hejaz (now Western Saudi Arabia); to the bottom (Westward) are the low mountains of Eastern Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia; to the right (Southward) is the Strait of Bab al-Mandab, the Sea of Reeds, and the Indian Ocean (portions of this sector have been lost - broken off); and to the left (Northward) is the Sinai Peninsula through which the River of Egypt once flowed.
The main river shown traversing through the midst of the preflood valley was the modern Jordan River which then extended through the Edenic Valley unto the Indian Ocean via the Strait of Bab al-Mandab and the Sea of Reeds.
A second significant river flowed from the low mountains of Eastern Egypt/Sudan to join the Jordan midway through the 1,000 mile long Edenic Valley. Also, a corner or segment of the Nile river may be seen on this ancient map.
Two cities are depicted on that ancient map: one shown as a circle and the other shown as a square. A unique relationship of a circle and square are also imbedded in the Great Pyramid of Giza as explained by John Taylor and Charles Piazzi Smyth in the 1850's and 60's. That is, the perimeter of the square base of Giza (4 B) equals the circumference of a circle (2 pi r) whose radius (r) equals the altitude of the Giza Pyramid if the capstones were in place. Thus, if one baseline (B) is known then the perpendicular (r), the altitude to the chief capstone, can be established.
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In turn, this unique relationship of a circle and a square together with the baseline (B) provided in Scripture (I Samuel 6:19) helped direct searchers to the hiding place of GOD'S Holy Ark in Hebron. It also appears to be a key to finding the remains of Noah's Ark near Tayma, Saudi Arabia (Habakkuk 3:3) and several other sites.
The tiny roll seals now on display in the museum in Damascus, Syria provide an alternate view of Noah and the Edenic Valley, a cross section, as viewed from the region of the Strait of Bab al Mandab (i.e. as viewed from South to North).
One seal shows people standing on the low mountains on either side (East and West) of the Edenic Valley as they watch a man standing in the valley. The valley is sinking so only the head and shoulders of the man are visible as he holds an ancient saw over his head.
That seal is significant in that it, again like the ancient map, shows low mountains on either side of the valley and that the floor of the valley was sinking. The man with the saw, of course, represents Noah.
Other seals apparently depict scenes from Noah's around-the-world journey. Therein Noah is shown seated upon a box-like structure. The box-like structure appears to represent the Holy of Holies with the throne room atop just as found in the design of the ancient Temples. Thus, the seals indicate that Noah's Ark contains a Temple-like structure apparently centered near the midst of the four square raft-like city of Noah ... a city later reflected in the Levitical City about the Temple.
Noah's historic Ark is an ancient treasure chest that should contain myriad ancient preflood records and perhaps even detailed eye-witness accounts of the great flood and of the survivors' 377 day experience. Perhaps it also will reveal more precise details regarding the ancient valley of Eden and the people that dwelt therein.
About 1963, if memory is not too flawed, in the Red Sea, off shore from Port Sudan, in the vicinity of a reef called in English "The Roman Reef," a group of people headed by Jacques Yves Cousteau undertook to dwell in an experimental undersea habitat.
In setting up this habitat the sea bottom was such that it caused the habitat to slide to a much greater depth than planned. The habitat and its occupants were then serviced by a saucer-like submersible that made repeated trips to and from the habitat.
The sliding of the habitat undoubtedly caused the crew of the saucer-like sub to see certain things that otherwise may have gone unnoticed.
Now, in their myriad trips, the crew on the submersible noted a strange road-like structure that traversed from reef to reef. In fact, it appeared so much like a roadway that they dubbed it, "The Andean Highway."
The intriguing aspect is that ancient land based communities became encased and covered by earth and are called "tells." Therefore, would not ancient structures of the sunken Edenic Valley become encased by coral and other marine growths to form reefs? Where does "The Andean Highway" eventually lead? And what of ancient Eden awaits to be found in the Red Sea?
Note: the 800 to 1000 mile long rift in the Red Sea floor occurred 882 years after the flood had ended (i.e. 1656 + 882 = 2538 from Creation). Thus, there are no anhydrites in the bottom of this rift. That is, when Moses and his charges crossed over the Red Sea finger a violent earthquake had rent the Red Sea bottom asunder. This temporarily swallowed the waters of the shallow finger where Moses and his Israelites waited to cross over. Then the back rush of waters formed a tidal wave that caught Pharaoh and his chariots unawares as they endeavored to encircle the fleeing Israelites by first going South down the dry sea bed. Scripture describes the crossing point and events in great detail so the shores of the Red Sea finger should some day soon surrender the remains of Pharaoh's gold plated chariot and perhaps much more.
"GOD (The Glory Of GOD atop the first Holy Ark) came from Teman (the South) (Arabic=Tayma, Saudi Arabia), and the Holy One (referring to Noah) from mount Paran (the ornament in the desert). Selah. His (GOD'S) glory covered the heavens, and the earth was full of His praise."
"His glory covered the heavens ..." may also refer to the cloud atop GOD'S Holy Ark, the first Holy Ark that crossed the flood with Noah. Noah then brought it to Kiriat Arba (Hebron) where it was eventually passed down unto Jacob who hid it before sojourning to Egypt to reunite with Joseph.
But back to Noah's great floating raft-like city ... Where is it resting today?
If I were to physically search, I'd begin at a point in the An Nufud (desert) about 62 miles North of the center of Tayma on a bearing of 014° measured from the center of Tayma.
Or Visit The
For: Noah's Ark, City Built By Cain,
and Edenic Valley Exploration (EVE)
Father - Son Team