These Kings represented the five cities before the Great Flood.
Eridug or Eridu
Larag or Larak
Zimbir or Sippar
Curuppag or Shuruppak
While in Eridu Kings from Heaven reigned for 64,800 years before the Flood.
Together they ruled for 432,000 years before the Flood (120 Sar) *According to the urantia book one sumerian year actually equals one month. So its very easy to make a calculation on how long this kingship lasted.
432,000/12= 36,000 years. Add on the past couple thousand years and we get 38,000 years.
....ADAM AND EVE arrived on Urantia, from the year A.D. 1934, 37,848 years ago
(857.7) 77:2.10 When archaeologists dig up the clay-tablet records of the later-day Sumerian descendants of the Nodites, they discover lists of Sumerian kings running back for several thousand years; and as these records go further back, the reigns of the individual kings lengthen from around twenty-five or thirty years up to one hundred and fifty years and more. This lengthening of the reigns of these older kings signifies that some of the early Nodite rulers (immediate descendants of the Prince’s staff) did live longer than their later-day successors and also indicates an effort to stretch the dynasties back to Dalamatia.
(857. 77:2.11 The records of such long-lived individuals are also due to the confusion of months and years as time periods. This may also be observed in the Biblical genealogy of Abraham and in the early records of the Chinese. The confusion of the twenty-eight-day month, or season, with the later introduced year of more than three hundred and fifty days is responsible for the traditions of such long human lives. There are records of a man who lived over nine hundred “years.” This period represents not quite seventy years, and such lives were regarded for ages as very long, “threescore years and ten” as such a life span was later designated.
(858.1) 77:2.12 The reckoning of time by the twenty-eight-day month persisted long after the days of Adam. But when the Egyptians undertook to reform the calendar, about seven thousand years ago, they did it with great accuracy, introducing the year of 365 days.
Edited by -Scott-, 26 December 2012 - 09:36 PM.