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Heaven came to
in 7 Days
"Among the texts uncovered by Henry Layard in the ruins of the
library of Ashurbanipal in Nineveh, there was one that told a tale of
Creation not unlike the one in the Book of Genesis. The broken
tablets, first pieced together and published by George Smith in 1876 (The
conclusively established that there indeed existed an Akkadian text,
written in the Old Babylonian dialect, that related how a certain deity
created Heaven and Earth and all upon Earth, including Man."
"A vast literature now exists that compares the Mesopotamian text with the biblical narrative. The Babylonian deity's work was done, if not in six "days", then over the span of six tablets. Parallel to the biblical God's seventh day of rest and enjoyment of his handiwork, the Mesopotamian epic devotes a seventh tablet to the exhaltation of the Babylonian deity and his achievements. Appropriately, L. W. King named his authoritative text on the subject "The Seven Tablets of Creation".
"Now called "The Creation Epic", the text was known in antiquity by its opening words, Enuma Elish ("When in the heights"). The Biblical tale of Creation begins with the creation of Heaven and Earth: the Mesopotamian tale is a true cosmogony, dealing with prior events and taking us to the beginning of time:
Enuma elish la nabu shamamu
When in the heights Heaven had not been named
Shaplitu ammatum shuma la zakrat
And below, firm ground (Earth) had not been called
"As more tablets and fragments were found and translated, it became evident that the text was not a simple literary work: It was the most hallowed historical-religious epic of Babylon, read as a part of the New Year rituals. Intended to propagate the supremacy of Marduk, the Babylonian version made him the hero of the tale of Creation. This, however, was not always so. There is enough evidence to show that the Babylonian version of the epic was a masterful religious-political forgery of earlier Sumerian versions, in which Anu, Enlil, and Ninurta were the heroes."
However, as we discovered on the previous pages, it was not any of those "gods" in the previous paragraph that actually "discovered" earth; that is, came here and set foot on this planet, but instead Alalu, the former king of Nibiru, the "heaven" of the Anunakki. He came here looking for gold to heal the damaged atmosphere of Nibiru, which was slowly being depleted. He came here in a space-ship armed with atomic "Weapons of Terror", blasting a pathway through the asteroid belt, which up to that time, 445,000 years ago, had prevented anyone on Nibiru reaching earth to obtain the gold so desperately needed on Nibiru.
Once here, Alalu had "called home" on some type of interplanetary "radio-telephone" to let his fellow Nibiru inhabitants know that here was the gold they needed, and if they wanted it they must come and get it, because in landing here he crashed his craft, and had no means to leave Earth.
Now, you can search the King James Bible through from cover to cover, or trust that Strong's Concordance would show them if indeed they were in your Bible, and not find the names of either Marduk, the "god" who proclaimed himself the "only god" of any importance to the Babylonians of 2000 BC. Or the names of Anu, Enlil, or Ninurta, other gods who reigned much longer than Marduk and preceded him. Nor can you find the names of Alalu, the first God of Earth, represented by "Lucifer" in Isaiah chapter 14. Nor of Enki (Lord Ea) the creator of mankind. The theology of Israel, not Babylon and Persia is what we base our current theology on. So only those interested in bygone history and theology, and presume to learn something thereby need continue. And those, of course, who feel it may be dangerous to march blindfolded into the future.
our previous pages also we read about "celestial chariots" which
traveled through the air, and through space, using energy generated with
advanced technological equipment utilizing "fire stones", or
"stones of fire", and on the last page found that when Enki's
expedition to earth used too much water to blast their way through the
asteroid belt, the celestial chariot stopped on Mars and filled up their
tanks with Martian water. Only very recently have earth scientists
confirmed that there was once a lot of liquid water on Mars, but now
what's left of it is confined to its poles. They have also
confirmed that the riverbeds and lake beds are still there on Mars that
used to contain the water used by the Enki expedition to earth.
Turning back to our Bibles once again, we DO discover these "stones of fire" mentioned in a series of verses in Ezekiel 28 that we usually apply to a curse against the king of Tyre. It's unlikely, however, that the king of Tyre ever had or used such "stones of fire", so we are back into borrowed texts from a much older literature.
Enki's Earth Expedition Continues (About 445,000 years ago)
"The chariot must be slowed or in Earth's thick atmosphere it shall perish! Anzu to Ea declared. Around Earth's companion, the Moon, make slowing circles! Ea to him suggested. They circled the moon; by the vanquishing Nibiru in the celestial battle it prostrate and scarred was lying. Having the chariot thus slowed down, toward the seventh planet Anzu the chariot directed."
"Once, twice the Earth's globe he made the chariot circle, ever closer to the Firm Land he lowered it. Snow hued was two thirds of the planet, dark hued was its middle. They could see the oceans, they could see the Firm Lands; for the signal beacon from Alalu they were searching. Where the ocean touched the dry land, where four rivers were swallowed by marshes, Alalu's signal was beaconed."
"Too heavy and large the chariot is for the marshes! Anzu was declaring. The Earth's pulling net, too powerful for on dry land to descend it is! Anzu to Ea announced. Splash down! Splash down in the ocean's waters! Ea to Anzu shouted. Around the planet Anzu made one more circuit, the chariot with much care toward the ocean's edge he lowered. The chariot's lungs he filled with air; into the waters down it splashed, into the depths it was not sinking."
"From the Speaker a voice was heard: To Earth be welcomed! Alalu was saying. By his beamed words the direction of his whereabouts was determined. Toward the place Anzu the chariot directed, floating as a boat it was upon the waters moving. Soon the wide-ranging ocean narrowed, dry land on both sides as guardian appeared. On the left side brown-hued hills were rising, on the right mountains to heaven their heads raised."
"Toward the place of Alalu was the chariot moving, floating like a boat upon the waters it was. Ahead the dry land was covered with flooding, marshes the ocean were replacing. Anzu to heroes commands uttered, their Fish's suits to put on he ordered. A hatch of the chariot was then opened, into the marshes the heroes descended. Strong ropes to the chariot they attached, with the ropes the chariot they were pulling."
"Alalu's beamed words more powerful were becoming. Hurry! Hurry! he was saying. At the edge of the marshes, a sight there was to behold: Gleaming in the sunrays was a chariot from Nibiru; Alalu's celestial boat it was! The heroes their paces quickened, toward Alalu's chariot they hurried. Impatient, Ea donned his Fish's suit; within his chest his heart was like a drum beating. Into the marsh he jumped , toward its edge hurried steps he directed. High were the marshes flooding, deeper was the bottom than he expected. He changed his gait to swimming, with bold strokes forward he advanced. As dry land he was approaching, green meadows he could see. As his feet touched the ground; he stood up and by walking he continued."
"Ahead he could see Alalu standing, with his hands with vigor waving. Coming out of the waters, ashore Ea stepped: On dark-hued Earth he was standing! Alalu toward him came running; his son by marriage he powerfully embraced. Welcome to a different planet! Alalu to Ea said."
The First Week of Seven Days
"Now this is the account of how Eridu on Earth was established, how the count of seven days was begun. In silence did Alalu Ea embrace, with tears of joy his eyes were filled. Before him Ea bowed his head, respect for his father by marriage he was showing. In the marshes the heroes were advancing; more donned Fish's suits, more toward the dry land were rushing."
"Keep the chariot afloat! Anzu was commanding. In the waters anchor it, the mud ahead avoiding! Ashore stepped the heroes, before Alalu they were bowing. Ashore came Anzu, the last the chariot to depart. Before Alalu he bowed; with him Alalu in welcome locked arms. To all who had arrived Alalu words of welcome spoke. To all who were assembled, Ea words of command spoke. Here on Earth I am the commander! he was saying. On a life or death mission we have come; in our hands is Nibiru's fate! He looked about, for a place for encampment he was searching."
The First Day
"Heap up soil, mounds fashion there! Ea gave command, an encampment to set up. To a place not afar he was pointing, a reed-hut abode by Alalu erected. To Anzu then words he directed: To Nibiru words by beaming deliver, To the king my father, Anu, successful arrival announce!"
"Soon the hue of the skies were changing, from brightness to reddish it was turning. A sight never seen before their eyes was unfolding: the Sun, as a red ball, on the horizon was disappearing! Fear seized the heroes, of a Great Calamity afraid they were! Alalu with laughter words of comfort was saying: A setting of the Sun it is, the ending of one day on Earth it is marking. For a quick rest lie down; a night on Earth is beyond imagining short. Before you expect the Sun will an appearance make; on earth it will be morning! Before expecting, darkness came, the heavens from the earth it separated. Lightnings the darkness pierced, rains the thunders followed. By winds were the waters blown, storms of an alien god they were. In the chariot the heroes hunkered down, in the chariot the heroes huddled. Resting to them did not come; they were greatly agitated. With quickened hearts the Sun's return they awaited. Smiling when its rays appeared they were, joyful and backslapping. And it was evening and it was morning, their first day on Earth it was."
The Second Day
"By daybreak Ea the ongoings considered; to separate waters from waters heed he was giving. Engur he made of the sweet waters the master, drinking waters to provide. To the snake pond with Alalu he went, its sweet waters to consider; Evil serpents in the pond were swarming! so did Engur to Ea say. "
"The marshlands Ea then contemplated, the abundance of rainwaters he weighed. Enbilulu he placed in charge of the marshlands, to mark out the thicket of reeds him he directed. Enkimda in charge of ditch and dike he placed, a boundary for the marshes to fashion, For the waters that from heaven rain a gathering place to make. Thus were the waters below from the waters above seperated, marshwaters from sweet waters asunder were set. And it was evening and it was morning, the second day on Earth it was."
The Third Day
"When the Sun morning announced, the heroes their assigned tasks were performing. With Alalu Ea to the place of grass and trees his steps directed, All that in the orchard grows, herbs and fruits after their kind to examine. To Izamud, his visier, Ea questions was adressing; What is this plant? What is that plant? him he was asking. Isimud, one of much learning, food that grows well he could distinguish; He tore a fruit for Ea, a honey plant it is! to Ea he was saying; One fruit he himself ate, one fruit Ea was eating! Of food that grows, by its good distinguished, Ea the hero Guru put in charge. Thus were the heroes water and food provided; satiated they were not. It was evening and it was morning, the third day on Earth it was."
The Fourth Day
"On the fourth day the winds ceased blowing, the chariot by waves was not disturbed.. Let tools from the chariot be brought, let abodes in the encampment be built! Ea thus commanded. Kulla in charge of mold and brick Ea appointed, from the day bricks to fashion; Mushdammu to lay foundations he directed, dwelling abodes to erect. All day the Sun was shining, the great light by day it was. By evetime Kingu, Earth's moon, in fullness a pale light on Earth it cast, A lesser light to rule the night, among the celestial gods accounted to be. And it was evening and it was morning, the fourth day on earth it was."
The Fifth Day
"On the fifth day Ea Ningirsig a boat of reeds to fashion commanded, The measure of the marshes to take, the stretch of the swamplands to consider. Ulmash, he who what in the waters swarm knows, who of fowl that fly has understanding, Ulmash as a companion Ea took, between good and bad to distinguish. Kinds that in the waters swarm, kinds that in the skies give wing, to Ulmash many were unknown; Bewildering was their number. Good were the carp, among the bad they were swimming."
" Enbilulu, the marshlands master, Ea summoned; Enkimdu, in charge of ditch and dike, Ea summoned. To them he gave words, in the marshlands to make a barrier; With canebrakes and green reeds an enclosure to fashion, fish from fish there separate, A trap for carp that from the net could not escape, A place whose snare no bird that is good for food could escape. Thus were fish and fowl, by their good kinds seperated, for the heroes provided. And it was evening and it was morning, the fifth day on Earth it was."
The Sixth Day
"On the sixth day Ea of the orchard's creatures took account. Enursag to the task he assigned, that which creeps and that which on feet walks to distinguish; Their kinds Enursag astounded, of the ferocity of their wildness to Ea an account he gave."
"Ea Kulla summoned, to Mushdammu urgent commands he gave. By evetime the abodes to be completed, by a fence for protection to be surrounded! The heroes to the task put their shoulders, bricks on the foundations were quickly laid. With reeds were the roofings made, of cut-down trees was the fencing put up. Anzu a Beam-That-Kills from the chariot brought over, a Speaker-That-Words-Beams at Ea's abode he set up; By evetime, complete was the encampment! For the night therein the heroes gathered. Ea and Alalu and Anzu the doings considered; all that was done indeed was good! And it was evening and it was morning, the sixth day."
The Seventh Day
"On the seventh day the heroes in the encampment were assembled, To them Ea spoke thsese words: A hazardous journey we have undertaken, from Nibiru to the seventh planet a dangerous way we traversed. At earth we with success arrived, much good we attained, an encampment we established. Let this day be a day of rest; the seventh day hereafter a day of resting always to be! Let this place henceforth by the name Eridu be called, Home in the Faraway the meaning thereof will be!"
"Let a promise be kept, let Alalu of Eridu the commander be declared! The heroes thus assembled, in unison agreements shouted. Words of consent Alalu uttered, then homage to Ea he greatly paid: Let Ea a second name be given, Nudimmud, the Artful Fashioner, let him be called! In unison the heroes agreement announced. And it was evening and it was morning, the seventh day."
A modern sculpture of Lord EA, also known as
ENKI, and given the second name of Nudimmud
by his father-in-law Alalu, God of Earth.
The old traditional picture of Enki, "Lord of the Waters"
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.