Previously, in Genesis 4:18, the history of four generations came and went. I confess being considerably handicapped forming a deeper analysis of these four names. It must be remembered that with original Hebrew script there were no spaces between words, and no vowel points added until around the mid sixth century AD. The Pentateuch script was strung out in a line of hieroglyphic letters much like Egyptian hieroglyphs. One letter-glyph could hint a couple ideas, two glyphs together could form several ideas, then compounded further by adding more letter-glyphs. An ardent Literal Qabalist, then, would analyze these names letter by letter and glean a great deal more information.
It could also have been demonstrated that by using the Major Arcana of the Tarot, each name could have been spelled out in pictures. This would add considerable information. There are some difficulties with this method, however. For one, images and ideas evoked from pictorial symbolism are highly subjective. Each individual could only gather ideas based on each person’s own familiarity with the symbolism. Ideas gathered and voiced by one would not necessarily help another. To use Tarot images to explain names could only suggest the method for others to take up, should they be so inclined. To use the method in this supposition would add considerable tedium for the reader. Another problem with explaining the names in that manner would only be of real help to those individuals who have actually painted or colored their own Tarot deck, particularly the Major Arcana.
It is hoped that what has been shown throughout this supposition would be of help and value to individuals wanting to learn far more from esoteric writings than authorized translated versions have provided. We must remember that authorized versions interpreted Old Testament Scripture in the most literal sense, taking all the narration at face value and submitting the final translations as actual events with actual people. They never considered them characters in settings for the purpose of dramatizing hidden teachings.
A perfect example is the parallel tale between the Hebrew Noah and the Akkadian Gilgamesh. Both Semitic stories involved special individuals chosen by deities for the special task of constructing an Ark. Rancorous debates continue concerning the authenticity of the events surrounding an epic flood. The point being made here is that the alleged Ark itself was an image constructed with hidden symbolism. Noah’s Ark is described specifically with numerical dimensions for its construction as written in the Bible. There are several Qabalistic messages conveyed within those numbers. Gilgamesh’s Ark was a perfect Cube, an equally potent symbol for any serious Qabalist.
Regarding these Qabalistically, neither object was an actual maritime vessel. Practically speaking, a cubic vessel designed for the high seas would roll over on its sides from wave action. However, describing the Ark with a cubic symbol is far more accurate and poignant of hidden inferences surrounding the entire Ark saga. A Cube of Space floating upon the Foundation of a Limitless Ocean would not escape the inner vision of a seasoned Qabalist.
Both prose and poetic versions are narrating the same core lessons. The lessons were provided within these epic stories for populations of the period totally unable to receive and to digest their inner import. Those populations took in the stories at face value. But the hidden messages were preserved for generations to come. Each wave of humanity has derived a bit more realization than the previous generation. Now we have Qabalah schools and other organizations teaching esoteric principles and philosophy to help this and future generations glean even more for the purpose of eventual world enlightenment.
Bible stories and sagas from other ancient esoteric texts around the world borrowed from still other, previous civilizations, then embellished and flavored their own versions to fit particular regions. Noah and Gilgamesh are perfect examples. Other biblical stories have similar plots and lessons derived from the ancient Egyptians. Only the names of characters have been altered.
Adam of the Judeo-Christian Bible, for example, is not the first human created. There were thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands, of humans on the surface of this planet. Adam, in the Western Tradition version of creation, is the first human to reach enlightenment, the first to come to the realization that there is the Creator dwelling within us. Other ancient cultures have their versions.