An American Soldier was on an important mission on May 1st 2011, his Unit was sent into the depths of a cave in the mountains of Afghanistan. This soldier, whose name cannot be given, was separated from his Unit during a firefight. Only rumors are spoken of the event where the fighting commenced and there is no evidence. The firefight is said to have developed when the soldiers involved came across an unusually large man found within a spacious cavern. The soldier who was separated from his Unit never saw the phenomenon himself, for as soon as shots were fired from those in front of him he was knocked back, and then he stumbled into a hole. He recalled sliding down a tunnel, and he said everything was dark as he went down, then suddenly he was in the air for a moment before he landed safely on top of a mound of sand. He proceeded to roll down the sand hill and when he came to a stop he quickly reached for his flashlight. When the light shined he was in shock over what he saw, for the walls of the cavern looked to be covered in bronze. The soldier said he wandered around the cavern for a while, trying to get a better look at the writing on the walls, and looking for some way out. As he headed further down the sand dune he noticed a smaller object which shined whenever he flashed his light in its direction. As he drew nearer to this object he saw what looked like large black marble hands emerging from the sand and holding up a smaller bronze object, a book unlike any he had seen before.
The book this heroic soldier discovered is about the size of an Old Catholic Bible, (the font used was quite large but the entire text is not as large as the Torah). The stories inside this text are different from the ones found in the Dead Sea Scrolls. Although there are some familiar names which have been mentioned in the Torah, and other ancient texts.
The soldier was found by his comrades, who sent down a rope into the cavern so as to retrieve him. He placed the book into his assault pack before grabbing the rope sent down for him. He kept this book hidden from the other soldiers for the rest of his deployment. He said that in knowing he could not bring the antiquity onto the plane with him when it came time for him to redeploy home; he decided to send the book back in his Unit's conex container along with some of his other goods. He did this a month before he was scheduled to come home. He was able to do this because he knew the soldiers who were inspecting the packed items. At this time the inspections were random. His unit was small and the process was simple. His friends gave him a pass after he told them he was smuggling some Cuban cigars. As soon as the conex container was packed and closed upon his watch, he knew that no one would open the container till he was returned home with his Unit.
If not for this soldier, I would have never been able to share these ancient narratives with you today. He took a risk for what he believed to be a treasure that needed to be safely handled. For a reason which I'm not at liberty to elaborate upon, this soldier lost trust in the organization in which he served. The day the conex container was reopened in the states the soldier was waiting there to retrieve his bag. As soon as he picked up his items, and saw the book was where he left it, he went straight into his vehicle and headed towards Claremont California, to see me, his Uncle.
I will not bore you with the details which were involved in me determining the age of this antediluvian bronze book, but I will say that there were at least four different authors who contributed to the writing. And because there are different authors involved some of the chapters are written in the third person, and some are written in first person. Some of the story is very much like a modern day novel, where we can feel and visualize the protagonist, while being able to relate with their personal struggle. Still other chapters simply state what occurred, being written in a style that is similar to the writings of the Old Testament. After reading the entire Sumerian and Hebrew like text, it was interesting to discover that as a whole this may be the most descriptive and imaginative of all ancient writings, even Homer's. So, I've decided to just share the stories with you in the hope that you'll read the text in the same manner as you would an exciting and romantic novel.
Now before Smithsonian came to "acquire" the bronze book, I had already taken photographs of each of the pages within. After a year of translating the text I felt deeply compelled to share the story I had discovered. Even though I was warned not to share this content with the public, I have no fear in doing so now, because after all I've published this novel under the genre of fiction.
Thank you for enduring my brief Introduction, and I hope you enjoy the first part in this amazing tale as much as I enjoyed translating it and placing the text in an order I feel raises the entertainment value.
The discovery of the original text was not titled, but because of the first sentence I have decided upon the following title; The First Dynasty-The Rise of Cain. Perhaps simply The Book of Cain would be better.
*1. The bronze book is made of copper alloy, more copper than tin. The Hebrew and Sumerian text within the book has been burnt into the bronze, by what tool we cannot be certain, but we expect the writing instrument was heated steel. Ultimately how the text was written into the bronze may remain a mystery.
During the reading of this story whenever you see a *, know that further explanation on the passage you've just read can be referenced at the end of the chapter.