First it was announced that Darren Aronofsky’s Noah would feature Methuselah in a significant role. Well, that made sense, because Methuselah was Noah’s grandfather. Then it was announced that the film would feature Cain and Abel in small roles. Well, that made sense, too, given that Aronofsky’s graphic novel features those characters in a prologue, and given that the murder of Abel was one of the first major sins that snowballed into the general wickedness of Noah’s day. And now? It sounds like the film might also feature a character who doesn’t appear in the Bible until centuries after the Flood.
The possible character in question is Og, King of Bashan, who was defeated by Israel’s armies under Moses shortly before they arrived at the Promised Land. (Actually, you could argue that Og and his kingdom were in the Promised Land, even though they were on the other side of the Jordan River, given that Moses gave Og’s territory to one or maybe even three of Israel’s tribes.) And Moses, you might recall, lived long, long after the Flood (roughly 900 years after, according to Bishop Ussher).