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Nibiru's Deadly Wound
and complicated as the story of the creation of our world is on the
previous page, part of a document called Eluma Elish in it's
Babylonian version, I have given you only Act 4 of a much longer
document. As I have shown, part of Act 4 is in our Bibles, in almost
exactly the same wording, or as recognizable summaries, of what was found
by explorers and archaeologists in the library of Ashurbanipal in the
excavated ruins of his capital city, Nineveh.
The parts of the story that coincide with the Bible so far on web pages 1 and 2 are 1) the the primeval earth was "without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the watery deep" (Eluma Elish and Genesis I:2). 2) In the second part of Genesis 1:2 in the King James Version we read "And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters,"-- but we're not told what the "Spirit of God" actually did to those waters, if anything. In the TANAKH (Jewish Bible -- Engish 1985 The Jewish Publication Society) the whole of verse 2 reads "--the earth being unformed and void, with darkness over the surface of the deep and a wind from God sweeping over the water ---" However, in Eluma Elish we read: "The North Wind, his helper, from his side he summoned, To thrust away the severed head the Wind he commanded, in the void to place it. Nibiru's Wind upon Tiamat then hovered, sweeping upon her gushing waters." The Bible story, in both KJV and Jewish versions, leave us guessing as to how God accomplishes what he decides to do. He speaks a command, and it is done. In Eluma Elish, Nibiru's helpers, her moons and gravitational pull accomplish the conquest of Tiamat. Then Nibiru finishes the job with a forceful "wind" into her "belly" followed by an arrow to finish the job.
3) Turning next to the creation of a firmament, both Eluma Elish and the Bible feature this event, but the Bible leaves us guessing what a firmament really is, while Eluma Elish is quite definite about not only what it is, (the "Hammered Bracelet", the asteroid belt) but also what it's purpose is: "The hinder part's fate Nibiru then considered: As an everlasting trophy of the battle he wished it to be, A constant reminder in the heavens, the Place of the Battle to enshrine. With his mace the hinder part he smashed to bits and pieces," In the Bible, that the "firmament separated the waters that were over the firmament (meaning the watery planets such as Neptune and Uranus) from the "waters that were below the firmament "(closer to the sun) which in this case were on earth, -- was copied from the Babylonian document with no explanation of what the firmament was, leaving thousands of years of Bible readers guessing it was some sort of plastic bubble through which water poured as rain when "God opened the windows of heaven" (multiple texts throughout the Bible).
In the Bible we assume that, although it is not spelled out in so many words, that the making of a "firmament" prepared the way for the dry land to appear. Which happened in the Bible account on the next day, the "Third Day." Genesis 1:9 "And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so. 10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good." The author or authors of Eluma Elish, in their account elaborate a little more but say about the same thing. "He addressed words to Apsu, (the sun} to him thus saying: With your warming rays, to the wounds give healing! Let the broken part new life be given, in your family as a daughter to be, Let the waters to one place be gathered, let firm land appear! By Firm Land let her be called, Ki henceforth her name to be!" An important difference is that Nibiru asks the sun to play a part in drying up part of the earth once the waters have moved to a proper place, but in the Bible this cannot be done because the sun has not been created yet, and won't be created until the "Fourth Day".
4) Now comes an important variation in the Bible account that defies logic and varies completely with Eluma Elish. In spite of a lack of proper time, less than 24 hours left, and an earth that was wet a few hours earlier, and no sun to stimulate growth of plants by photosynthesis, and very little time left (less than 24 hours), all the vegetation kinds of grasses, plants, and even trees appear because God commands it to happen. Genesis 1:11 "And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yeilding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. 12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good. 13 And the evening and the morning were the third day." The author or authors of Eluma Elish are not in such a rush to claim that both dry earth and all the vegetation on it were created in one twenty-four hour day. Before the "Celestial Battle" Nibiru had nothing even comparable to an earth "day". Once the collisions of the moons and all these other forceful "acts", some of them no doubt symbolic occurred, Nibiru was captured by the sun's (Apsu) gravity, it's course was slowed, and became an orbit, like the rest of the planets of the solar system. But it was a very long orbit, and it took 3600 years for Nibiru to return to earth's vicinity. Then, and not until then does Nibiru make it's speech to the sun (Apsu) asking for the sun's help in healing the wounded earth. There was life on Nibiru before the collision, and now Nibiru assumes that earth has been "seeded" by similar life. And Nibiru assumes as his prayer or speech to Apsu continues, that the sun (Apsu) will cause these seeds to grow.
"He (Nibiru) paused and hesitated; then to the Firmament, the Place of the Battle, slowly he returned. Passing again in Apsu's region, of the Sun's missing spouse he thought with remorse. He gazed upon Tiamat's wounded half, to her Upper Part he gave attention. The waters of life, her bounty, from the wounds were still pouring, Her golden veins Apsu's rays were reflecting.
"The Seed of Life, his Creator's legacy, Nibiru then remembered. When he trod on Tiamat, when he split her asunder, to her the seed he surely imparted! "He addressed words to Apsu, to him thus saying: With your warming rays, to the wounds give healing! Let the broken part new life be given, in your family as a daughter to be, Let the waters to one place be gathered, let firm land appear! By Firm Land let her be called, Ki henceforth her name to be!
"Apsu to the words of Nibiru gave heed: Let the Earth join my family, Ki, Firm Land of the Below, let Earth her name henceforth be! By her turning let there day and night be; in the days my healing rays to her I shall provide.
Summery: What is said to occur in part of a 24 hour day in the Bible with no participation by God (and who else was there to participate?) except to command it to be so, takes at least 3600 years of earth-time to accomplish in Eluma Elish, with the earth now rotating, with proper seasons, and plants growing and adapting to this new environment.
This Eluma Elish story was written for Babylonians, not Jews and Christians, and perhaps they were not so gullible in those days.
How New Gods can Create
(and destroy) by a "Word"
There's no problem, once one decides to give credit to a particular "God" for everything we now see in the heavens (night sky) and on earth, to say that all this is "so" because our God wished for it to be so. Indeed, if the desired result is unity, not chaos, in the religious life of your particular region on earth, it becomes necessary to make some changes in the existing documents your new religion uses to convince its worshippers that they are worshipping the right God. This was as true in the days that Eluma Elish was written in Babylon as it was much later when the Bible was composed.
Eluma Elish DOES NOT, as these documents were found in the library of Ashurbanipal in Nineveh describe the hero of this Celestial Battle as Nibiru, but instead names this hero as Marduk, the major god of Babylon when Eluma Elish was written. Zechariah Sitchin, when he set out to write The Lost Book of Enki, has changed Marduk back to Nibiru wherever Marduk is found in this story, because he knows that when these events happened, perhaps 4 billion years ago, Marduk was not physically present to perform the acts the story gives him credit for performing. The planet Nibiru was indeed present, and Sitchin assumes Tiamat also was present, the primordial much larger planet of which earth was a part. And so he has substituted "Nibiru" the true symbolic "hero" for Marduk, considered a god in Babylon beginning about 2000 BC. About 3 billion 800 million years later.
The authors of the Jewish Bible, the TANAKH, knew what Marduk had commanded his scribes to do to this original story, and felt free to do the same with their version of the story. Their God was not Marduk but Yahweh (Jehovah) and it was absolutely counter-productive for them to be encouraging Israel and Judah's population to be worshipping Marduk as the Creator of Earth. So it is Yahweh (Jehovah) who speaks (utters a command) and the waters instantly obey his voice and are gathered together into one place. These authors had reason to want to honor the creation of the sun, moon, and stars on the "Fourth Day" of "Creation Week" so their story gets a little "crowded" on the "Third Day". But then, they might not even have known that it took 3600 years for Nibiru to complete each orbit around the sun. Seven times 3600 is 25,100 earth years, perhaps a more reasonable period of time to accomplish what Genesis 1 and 2:1-3 claims was accomplished in seven literal 24-hour days, but even then, scientists consider this to be but a moment of time in a world at least 4 billion years old.
5) Although none of these Jewish authors ever got to see, even in dreams and visions, the "Hammered Bracelet", the asteroid belt, they had faith enough in the Babylonian Eluma Elish and other Babylonian and Assyrian, and Sumerian historical and religious literature to assume that perhaps there was such a phenomenon (which there is, of course, we now have to calculate how to avoid collisions between our space probes and this army of rocks out there in space) they felt it was safest to include this part of the Eluma Elish story unchanged (except for substituting Yahweh - Jehovah for Marduk) in the cutting of Tiamat (as Rahab) to pieces. To form the asteroid belt.
Psalms 89:10 rewrite: "Thou hast broken Rahab in pieces, as one that is slain; thou has scattered thine enemies with thy strong arm." And in Isaiah 51:9 "Awake, awake, put on thy strength, O arm of the Lord; awake, as in the ancient days, in the generations of old. Art thou not it that hath cut Rahab, and wounded the dragon?"
Acts 1 through 3 are not so much historical as religious, and were intended to be performed as a "play" (thus, Acts 1 through 4) honoring Marduk, the chief god of Babylon when this play was written. These acts are not of so much interest to me, so I'll not present them here.
The New Testament
"Word of God"
It was no big problem for the Christian bishops of the 4th century AD to substitute Jesus Christ for Yahweh-Jehovah in the Genesis story of the creation of heaven and earth. Again, as in the Babylonian substitution of Marduk, their current god around 2000 BC, for Nibiru, a 4 billion-year-old planet, the religious Babylonians of 2000 BC could be taught what they needed to be taught, that Marduk was their creator, not just the current "god" in power. Constantine, one of a line of Roman emperors who were worshipped as "gods" by the Romans felt that he could hardly expect the citizens of his empire to worship Jesus Christ as a Jewish teacher and prophet, so he must be declared to be "god" like the Roman emperors. Not only that but he must also be equal with the Jewish god Yahweh-Jehovah. Being by preference an admirer of Egyptian theology and a Sun-worshipper, Constantine also would prefer that Jesus be part of a Holy Trinity, somewhat like that of Osiris, Isis, and Horus, but all male. The council he called at Nicea went to work on making Constantine happy and the Christian Church the state religion of the Empire.
Although in two of the four gospels that survived the elimination of many Gnostic gospels which were written before and after Constantine the Roman emperor called the Council of Nicea began with Jesus as an infant in the arms of a mother who was unwed when he was conceived, Matthew had provided for this infant a magical genealogy linking him with King Solomon, and Luke another genealogy linking him with David through another son named Nathan. And John had provided those who wished to assume this to be true, the idea that Jesus had existed as the "Word of God" before our earth was created. In seven days, of course. By the spoken commands of Yahweh-Jehovah in the TANAKH original, but by concentrating one's attention on the words "God said" and substituting "Word of God" for "God said" one could say "The Word of God" created everything and everybody but God Himself.
John 1:1 "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." Now this is a true and logical statement, so long as we are talking only about Yahweh-Jehovah, believe that He is God, and that the Creation story as given in Genesis 1 and 2:1-3 is absolutely true and correct. Yahweh in each case and on each day had "said" "Let (something) be created (light, a firmament, dry land, herbs and trees growing on that land, sun, moon, and stars, fish and birds, animals and humans, and a Sabbath day of rest) -- and each was created by "The Word of God". So John has here just summarized and slightly reworded what his readers already believed. But then he goes on to pull a "shell game", a bit of sleight of hand on his readers.
2 "The same was in the beginning with God." Still true and logical, God's voice, his speech, as a part of Him would of course be with Him in the beginning, but one begins to wonder why John needs to state something so obvious in such a manner that it seems important.
3 "All things were made by him,-- Here the logical noun to which the pronoun "him" refers is Yahweh-Jehovah, but the suspicion is growing surreptitiously, that John is really referring to someone else other than Yahweh-Jehovah. -- and without him was not anything made that was made." Still true and logical if, indeed Genesis 1 and 2;1-3 is true and logical and Yahweh-Jehovah is John's intended noun to which "him" refers.
4 "In him was life; and the life was the light of men." Not necessarily true and straightforward, but in line with the Essene belief system, which emphasized a supposed battle between "Light" and "Darkness". Jesus Christ as an Essene Messiah could claim to be the current head of an "Army of Light" opposed to, and fighting against the "Army of Darkness". Now our attention is on Jesus Christ, not Yahweh-Jehovah. "Him" is now Jesus Christ (if you're an Essene).
5 "And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not." Nor do most "comprehend" that they have just experienced a "shell game", a bit of sleight of hand. They now know that John is talking about Jesus Christ, and somehow made him equal with God, but really he has said no such thing, because had he done so, he would have been expelled from the Essenes, and perhaps stoned by the Jews for "Blasphemy" and breaking two of the Ten Commandments.
This was, of course, of no concern to the Christian bishops meeting in Nicea. None of them were Jews, and to them John was clearly making Jesus equal with Yahweh-Jehovah, and the Creator of the world, and of the human race. The only bishop present who really represented the area of the empire where Jews originally came from was Arias, who understood that what the bishops were proposing was "Blasphemy", so he voted "No", lost all his ecclesiastical authority, and was exiled to Africa to live out his days in disgrace.
Now Christians could believe that Jesus created the world, as pictured below.
And also they could believe that Jesus, not Yahweh-Jehovah created Adam, as described in the TANAKH and in the KJV Bible, but with Jesus' name substituted for God or Lord, or Lord God, just as Marduk had been substituted for Nibiru (a planet) and for other divine beings (some of them female) who actually created the first humans.
After Jesus was crucified and resurrected, it was taught by Luke, in both Luke and Acts, that Jesus ascended to heaven to be with the angels, of which some later taught he was the commander in heaven before he came to earth as a human infant.
In addition to Psalms 89:10, which supports the Eluma Elish story of Creation and the formation of the asteroid belt is Paslms 33:6 "By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth. By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth. 7 He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap: he layeth up the depth in storehouses." Careful examination of both these verses shows them to be in agreement with the Eluma Elish story. Note that this author speaks of the "Host of Heaven" a phrase used throughout the Old Testament to refer to the constellations of the Zodiac. The corresponding text in Eluma Elish reads : Nibiru (changed in Babylon to Marduk) the words of Apsu (our sun) with satisfaction heard. He crossed the heavens and surveyed the regions, To the gods (of the Zodiac) who had him elevated he granted permanent stations, Their circuits he destined that none shall transgress nor fall short of each other. (the 12 Zodiac constellations)
However, by verse 9, the author of Psalms 33 can be interpreted as more vigorously supporting Genesis 1 and 2:1-3, and John 1:1-4 in this author's sneaky usage to make Jesus seem like the "Word of God". Psalms 33:9 "For he (Yahweh-Jehovah) spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast."
To those of us who consider Jesus Christ to be the true author of most of Revelation, and the editor of all of that book, we can see evidence that Jesus himself used the Eluma Elish story extensively throughout Revelation. The beast, the dragon, and the serpent are all modeled after Tiamat, and the "deadly wound" to the beast of Revelation 13 is first the wound that Tiamat received from Nibiru (Marduk) in the Celestial Battle. It was "healed" in the "Celestial Battle" when Nibiru (Marduk) returned in his orbit of the sun, and begged the sun to heal the sun's former wife, Tiamat. Even Jesus' return to marry his own bride (the church) has this Eluma Elish story playing in the background. In one interpretation, Jesus is the sun (sometimes pictured as such in early paintings of Constantine's era) and the Catholic Church his bride.
Revelation 13:2 "And the beast that I saw was like unto a leopard -- and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority, 3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death (Tiamat's head was cut off, and her upper part became earth); and his deadly wound was healed (but not until after 3600 years); and all the world wondered after the beast (indeed, in the Tiamat story, all the world WAS the beast).
----and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations." 8 And all that dwell upon the earth earth shall worship him, (Nibiru, Marduk, Yahweh, the Trinity), whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the World. (the Essenes with their "everlasting gospel" (Rev. 14:1-6).
Revelation 19:7b "---for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife (the healed Tiamat) hath made herself ready. 8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. (again the Essenes).
picture above was made by rolling a cylinder seal made of a hard stone,
possibly a gem stone, upon soft clay, which may then be baked after
something else was written on the same clay tablet, usually in cuneiform
writing that looked like this:
Some scholars, such as Zechariah Sitchin, can read this cuneiform writing and interpret the pictures such as the one above, and discover a lot of the details only briefly and vaguely alluded to in Psalms 89:10 and Isaiah 51:9.
The original Sumerian and Akkadian versions of this story, the story of the creation of earth and the "Asteroid Belt" from Tiamat, is called Eluma Elish in its Babylonian version, a rewrite of a much older Sumerian version of the story. There can be no reasonable doubt that it is the same story in all four versions, the Bible versions being a short summary of the older, more complete versions.
The original version was maintained on Niniru, the rogue wandering planet whose course and eternal "destiny" was changed by this collision. It is very old, older than 445,000 years.
The copies of this story were dictated to Sumerian scribes perhaps 6000 years ago, or before.
The Akkadian version was copied by scribes who could read and write both Sumerian and Akkadian at some time generations and perhaps centuries after the Sumerian copies.
The "Deadly Wound" to
A Condensed Version of "The Lost Book of Enki" pages 29-34
(Edited by Robert Holt, MD)
"Now this is the account of the reign of Anshar and the kings who followed. When the law was changed, the other princes were contending. Words there were, rebellion there was not.
As his spouse Anshar a half sister chose. He made her First Wife; by the name Ki.Shar she was called. Thus was by this law the dynasty continued. In the reign of Anshar, the fields diminished their yieds, fruits and grains lost abundance. From circuit to circuit, nearing the Sun heat grew stronger; in the faraway abode, coolness was more biting."
"In Agade, the throne city, the king those of great understanding assembled. Learned savants, those of great knowledge, to inquire were commanded. The land and the soil they examined, the lakes and streams they put to the test. It has happened before, some gave an answer: Niniru in the past colder or warmer has grown; A destiny it is, in the circuit of Nibiru embedded."
"Others of knowledge, the circuit observing, Nibiru's destiny to blame did not consider. "
"In the atmosphere a breaching has occurred; that was their finding. Volcanoes, the atmosphere's forebears, less belching were spitting up! Nibiru's air has thinner been made, the protective shield has been diminished!"
"In the reign of Anshar and Kishar, pestilences of field made appearance; toil could not them overcome."
"Their son En.Shar then the throne ascended; of the dynasty the sixth he was. Lordly Master of the Shar the name did signify. With great understanding he was born, with much learning he mastered much knowledge. To remedy the afflictions ways he sought; of Nibiru's heavenly circuit he made much study. In its loop, of the Sun's family five members it embraced, planets of dazzling beauty. For cures to the afflictions, their atmospheres he caused to be examined. To each he gave a name, ancestral forefathers he honored; as heavenly couples he them considered." (skip some details)
"Beyond, like a boundary, the Hammered Bracelet the Sun encircled; As a guardian of the heaven's forbidden region with havoc it protected. Other children of the Sun, four in number, from intrusion the bracelet shielded."
"From circuit to circuit Nibiru's atnosphere more breaching suffered. In the councils of the learned, cures were avidly debated; ways to bandage the wound were urgently considered. A new shield to embrace the planet was attempted; all that was thrust up back to the ground came down."
'In the reign of Enshar the breach in the skies grew bigger. Rains were withheld, winds blew harder; springs from the depths did not arise. In the lands there was an accursation; the breasts of mothers were dry."
"In the councils of the learned, to heal the breach there were two suggestions: One was to use a metal, gold was its name. On Nibiru it was greatly rare; within the Hammered Bracelet it was abundant. It was the only substance that to the finest powder could be ground; lofted high to heaven, suspended it could remain. Thus, with replentishments, the breach it would heal, protection make better."
"Let celestial boats be built, let a celestial fleet the gold to Nibiru bring over!" (At that time, picture-writing was in use, the cuneiform wedge- shaped alphabet not yet was current, so we have still some picture- writing symbols that indicate these celestial boats as being quite like our present rockets and the challenger series of re-usable space vehicles)
((The other suggestion was to use some left-over "Weapons of Terror" -- Atomic warheads -- to explode underground in an attempt to make new volcanoes, or force the older volcanoes to increase their output of gasses and expand the atmospheric shield) Several atomic explosions were indeed set off, but only made things worse, not better.
"For a decision Lahma was too feeble; what choice to make he knew not. One circuit Nibiru completed, two Shars Nibiru to count continued. In the fields, affliction was not diminished. By volcanic belching the atmosphere was not repaired. A third shar passed, a fourth was counted. (4 times 3600 years = 14,400 earth years). Gold was not obtained. "
"In the land strife was abundant; food and water were not abundant. In the land unity was gone; accusations were abundant. In the royal court, savants were coming and going; counselors were running in and out."
"The king to their words paid no attention. Counsel from his spouse he only sought; Lahama was her name. If destiny it be, let us beseech the Great Creator of All, to the king she said. Beseeching, not actings, provide the only hope!"
"From the olden storehouses, weapons were retrieved, of rebellion there was much speaking. A prince in the royal palace was the first to take up arms. By words of promise, the other princes he agitated; Alalu was his name. Let Lahma be king no more! he shouted! Let decision supplant hesitation! Come, let us unnerve the king in his dwelling; let him the throne abandon! The princes to his words gave heed; the gate of the palace they rushed; To the throne room, its entrance restricted, like onrushing waters they went."
"To the tower of the palace the king escaped; Alalu was him pursuing. In the tower was a struggle; Lahma fell down to his death. Lahma is no more! Alalu shouted. The king was no more, with glee he announced. In the throne room Alalu rushed, on the throne he himself seated. Without right or council, a king he himself pronounced. In the land unity was lost; some by the death of Lahma rejoiced, others by Alalu's deed were saddened."
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It is my goal in this series of pages not to prove the Bible
"wrong" but to fill in some details that the Bible's authors
left out because they judged them unsuitable for those
they saw as their target
congregation or audience --
and to re-interpret some symbolism and parables for
a more modern and better educated group of readers.