@ Wycliffe Shillelagh : Since you have read and commented on the "Fallen Angels Code" post that I made at another site, perhaps you might care to comment on my previous post in this thread.
I think your theory is interesting in the way a puzzle would be - it engages the brain. However, it's also very crude, and needs a lot of work in order to presented with any semblance of credibility.
Currently, you have a good link to Jewish literature, and a somewhat weak link to the linguistics of one particular dialect of a certain ancient language. You could stand to shore up the link to both, and you need to establish links to other sources as well.
I would propose a four-fold plan of attack. Create links to:
You could improve upon the link to Literature
by citing more different ancient Jewish sources. 1Enoch play up this theme largely. 2Enoch is a little dodgy but plays on some of the same themes. You should also check Jubilees, Jasher, the Pseudepigrapha, and the Babylonian Talmuds and Midrash for peshers on early Genesis.
You could also stand to link in some non-Jewish sources: the Enuma Elish, and the Epic of Gilgamesh come to mind. There are many more I'm sure I'm forgetting. The Mesopotamian flood stories would seem to be relevant to the discussion. Also might be a good idea to relate the various ancient pantheons of gods together and see how they are viewed by the Jewish literature. I believe it may have something to do with your fallen angels.
Finally, you need to really nail the connection to the Bible, since it is your primary source and foundation of your argument. You probably need to have an apocalyptic interpretation of early Genesis, but you don't have one worked out to any large degree. Your story starts in Gen 6, and you have 5+ chapters to account for before that time. You also should focus on the geneologies - they lend strong support to any argument that starts and ends with the reckoning of some heredity, even an evil heredity of giants and whatnot.
The book of Daniel relates stories of "watchers." It also has an interesting apocalyptic view of the (fallen) angels of your story. Can you make anything of the apocryphons of Daniel?
Jude also follows the Enoch story, replete with watchers, and a credulous take on the fallen angels conscription to darkness.
As far as History
goes, you need to link your story to definite times and places.
What you are doing there depends largely on how you define the flood, so you should do that first. Is it global or local? How do you explain the continued existence of giants after the flood? Does Nimrod have a part to play?
Some documents which are primarily historical would be in order: The Amarna letters, and Babylonian kings list. Any steles or inscriptions that would be helpful?
Geography also is a part of history, since boundaries and maps change. What did the maps look like at the time of your story?
At the least, try to define some words describing the places where our story takes place - heavens, earth, paradise, Eden, the garden in Eden, Canaan, Jordan, Trans-Jordan, Dilmun, Egypt, Aram, Padan-Aram, Babylon/Babel, Ararat/Urartu, Asshur/Assyria, etc. Where does this story take place?Archaeological
data is very convincing if it fits your theory. But first you have to decide where we're looking at digging. There's some interesting things to be found about the Urartu (Ararat) that could deal with flood stuff, the relationship of the Hurrians and Mittani to the same, etc.
I also recommend looking at the important mountains of ancient Mesopotamia. Their names, their importance, etc. Some hold a link to your fallen angels.
Also, you should look at major global events that are substantiated archaeologicially, such as the eruption at Santorini, and the Younger Dryas event. Do they fit into your story?
Another aspect of archaeology is symbolology. What symbols were associated with what groups? How are those symbols used in the literature?
Investigate discoveries. Your theory holds that the various fallen angels taught mankind. What groups had certain discoveries first? Who had iron first? Who had the bow? Who had explosives? Why do certain discoveries occur first in certain areas, and not all concentrated in one area?
Geology and anthropology might also be investigated. What are the characteristics of certain areas? Are there fault lines? Volcanos? Hot springs? Seeping tar? Swampland? How about exports? What does a certain area export? What do they import? What do they go to war in order to obtain? Are their gods and demons related to these things?
I haven't even gotten to Language
, and that may be the most important pillar of the argument. Shall I continue?
Are you willing to really work to prove out your theory? What if you prove your theory wrong - will you be able to accept that?