After the Flood - by Bill Cooper
Europe traced back to Noah"
In the above table, I have brought together the genealogies contained
in no less than five diverse and ancient sources which show the descent
of certain early patriarchs. Three of those sources begin with the same
original, namely Japheth, otherwise remembered as Jupiter amongst the ancient
and pagan Latin races, thus demonstrating beyond any reasonable doubt that
Japheth was synonymous with Jupiter. And two of them end with Brutus, the
eponymous founder of the early Britons. All of the sources differ from
one another in many and various points, which rules out inter-dependency
or copying. However, they also agree on many independent points, which
demonstrates the historicity of the patriarchs listed. If it were at all
possible to cite a comparable case where such ancient patriarchs are commonly
listed amongst such diverse and independent sources, there can be little
doubt that their historicity would be accepted without question amongst
modern scholars. After all, the historicity of many other characters from
the ancient world is accepted on much less evidence than this. Indeed,
their historicity is accepted, more often than not, merely upon the single
appearance of a name, without any other corroborative evidence being required.
And yet the above genealogies that present the historian with such uniquely
comprehensive and corroborative evidence are commonly listed as myth and
fable. Perhaps the reason for this is better pondered upon than stated.