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Tracking The Genesis Myth

By James Donahue

Contemporary Bible scholars like to think Moses may have had a lot to do with writing the Book of Genesis. That book, the first in the Bible, is the key ingredient to the Christian belief in the origin of man and his fall into sin, thus making him dependent on blood sacrifice to achieve atonement. It is all there in the first chapters of Genesis. The story has been used to keep humanity in a state of mental enslavement for as long as anyone can remember.

It is a terrible belief system culled from a book with origins dating back into the fog of antiquity.

Archaeologists working in the Middle East, in the area between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers and in what is now known as Iraq, have been uncovering thousands of clay tablets filled with cuneiform script that reveals fascinating information about the ancient Sumerians who built an early civilization there an estimated 3,500 years BC.

That the Islamic State, or ISIS, is now busy bulldozing and taking sledge hammers to the ruins of that important archaeological site, is abhorrent. It means that any further important discoveries to be made in the area will probably be lost forever.

What we know from the estimated 22,000 clay tablets uncovered to date is that most of the stories in the Book of Genesis are found in them. The stories are similar, but not the same. They tell of a great flood and of gods that came down to Earth in search of gold. They also tell a peculiar story of how the gods apparently altered the DNA of primitive humanoids to create thinking working slaves to mine the gold on their behalf.

Author Zecharia Sitchin used the stories from the tablets to write his controversial book, The Earth Chronicles. In the book, Sitchen describes an alien race of beings called the Anunnaki who created the first humans. He claimed "the Adamu" were created by the Anunnaki 450,000 years ago by genetically mixing their DNA with prehistoric humanoid animals. If Sitchin’s translations are correct, Homo sapiens of Earth are genetically linked to an alien race from the stars.

But lo, the story of the real origins of man may date even farther back than the Sumerian accounts.

Some African tribes tell stories about extraterrestrial beings that have been visiting Earth for tens of thousands of years. The Zulu legends tell of "visitors from the stars" that came to excavate gold. The Zulu say the star people created "the first people" to work those mines. Archaeologists say they have found some ancient mines in Southern Africa that appear to be a hundred thousand years old, thus supporting the Zulu myth.

Disheartening is the fact that archaeologists, who were still working in the Middle Eastern area now being destroyed by the ISIS forces, have been uncovering hundreds of thousands of more clay tablets, all filled with information about the way the people of the area lived, their wars, their love of the gods, and their origins.

Some of those ancient tablets refer to earlier lost texts as the source of their information. The tablets have been turning up in the ruins of palace libraries, the ruins of ancient temples and scribal schools. Some of those writings dating almost 6,000 years into history, talk about earlier "lost books. They refer to "ten pre-Diluvial rulers who reigned for 432,000 years. This is known as the Sumerian King List, which fortunately is in safe keeping in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, England.

It is from some of these tablets that we find the story of the leader of the first group of alien visitors whose name was E.A. In the ancient language, the entity’s name is translated as "He Whose Home Is Water."

And it is from here that the story that humanity may have succeeded an earlier intelligent species of beings referred to as the Reptilians. And where do we think the story of the serpent that tempted Eve in the Garden of Eden came from?

The truth to all of this may be lost forever now that the area is being bulldozed by crazed religious zealots.