Originally posted by karoly aczel
how did you read that into it?
Well, because of various things really.
The first being that the whole 2 people growing into so many different peoples doesn't really fit with the whole 12 tribes of Israel thing.
The second being that after the great flood, it only takes 3 generations or so before people are mingling with many different people.
The third is that I get the distinct feeling (and we all know what Ben Kenobi thinks of feelings) that the whole of the bible up to Moses is written in retrospect, with the purpose of arguing a case and motivating people to remain true to God (the singular, monotheistic God).