A DIFFERENT STORY. From the beginning.

PART III: THE TWO GREAT LIGHTS

10.     THE SUMERIANS

The Biblical Elohim (lords, plural) made the sun and moon with the stars. How did they do that?

By enormous coincidence, the legendary lords of Aeneas’ children suddenly sailed away from Mesoamerica in the same period as equally legendary lords abruptly appeared in Mesopotamia. They arrived by ocean-going boat, sailed up the Persian Gulf and established themselves at Ur (near Basra in modern Iraq), calling themselves Sumeru – the civilised lords.  The original wise men from the east. They became the Biblical elohim (lords, plural), who made the sun, and the moon with the stars. And Ur became the birthplace of Abraham.

Whereas Aeneas departed Mesoamerica as little more than legend, he arrived in Mesopotamia in a locale that has been extensively explored by modern archaeology – giving us a much deeper insight into the Elohim who became the Biblical lords.  The ziggurat of Ur was explored by archaeologists in the early-1900s and the history of the Sumero-Babylonians is voluminously documented from cuneiform tablets discovered in the library of Ashurbanipal at Nineveh. [1]

The lords arrived by ocean-going boat – which was a common motif illustrated on their pottery. The earliest Sumero-Babylonian kings were called Lugals – simply, ‘big men’, and they were fair, with aquiline features including a prominent nose.  The original Semites.  Those traits were in distinction to the locals who were much shorter, round featured and ‘hairy’. The early Sumerian literature explicitly recorded the local population as like wild hairy beasts in the field, with no garments, and without domestic animals or grains. They ate plants in the fields like sheep and drank water from the ditch. In contrast, the Sumerian ‘lords’ carried with them and abruptly introduced a wide range of knowledge, skills and accomplishments – written language, numbers, astronomy, pottery, intricate jewellery, brick and stone construction, domesticated animals and crops, and social organisation. It was not gradual evolved learning, but emerged abruptly. Ex oriente lux.

It was not learned knowledge but rather inherited. Aeneas and his children came from a prior Golden Age which must have already been sophisticated.

Their arrival coincided with the sudden emergence of domestic corn in Mexico and wheat in Mesopotamia – by means which we still do not understand.

In Mesoamerica and later in ancient Egypt they exhibited stonework on a Cyclopean scale and with precise engineering execution that we still struggle to explain.

And above all, they carried with them the sacred fire of the hearth – which we also do not yet understand.

In Sumeria, they were often called ‘mountain men’, not because they were from mountains but because they constructed the ‘mounts’ or mounds of the ziggurats. Later in ancient Egypt, they were called ‘smiths’ and ‘Scorpion Kings’, because of their ability to manage the sacred fire of the forge using long pinchers – like scorpions.

In literature records – translated literature – they became ‘lords’ because they were physically and intellectually ‘superior’, and ‘giants’ because they were distinctly taller. In Biblical literature ‘giants’ were dissembled as ‘mighty men’, and gradually ‘lords’ became ‘Lords’ (capitalised) and ultimately ‘Lord’ (capitalised, singular). Ordinary mortal ‘lords’ morphed into pseudo-divine ‘gods … and ultimately into the singular Judaeo-Christian ‘God’. For example, the pseudo-religious figure of Shamash is presented in conventional literature as the Sumero-Babylonian ‘sun god’ – but his name in Akkadian literally just means ‘lord of the great light’. The epithet ‘sun god’ is not a literal translation but a Christianised gloss imposed by 19-20th-century European archaeologists and anthropologists who thought ‘great light’ must mean the sun. Either a naive misunderstanding or a deliberate spin.

Then as time went by two slightly different groups of lords emerged. Firstly, the direct ‘purebred’ descendants of Aeneas – the original ‘Royal Family’ bloodline as it were – who were exhorted throughout Biblical literature to keep their genes in the family. ’Everyone shall keep himself only to the inheritance of the tribe of his fathers’. [2] They were the ‘monogenes’, the genuine ‘purebreds’ rendered obscurely in Biblical English as ‘only begotten’ sons. Then secondly, the lineage of pretenders who arose from the stray philandering of royal princes … who saw that the women of [local] men were fair and lay with them, producing ‘hybrids’ called naphidim or nephilim – later Christianised as ‘fallen angels’. [3]  Leading to a long line of kings who claimed divine descent – from the Egyptian Pharaohs, who were ‘Followers” (descendants) of sons of the sun; to the Romans of Sol Invictus, to the French Roi Soleil ending with Louis XIV. All claiming genes from the original sun god.

But underneath the misinterpretations, the ancient ‘lords’ were just superior mortal men – Biblical ‘mighty men of old’ – not divine gods, nor mystical beings nor aliens. Just men of old. Perhaps we all have their genes since the children of Abraham were fathered not by him, but after Sarah was ‘visited by a lord’. And Sarah became ‘mother of the nations’. [4]

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How did these lords save mankind from the darkness?

The simple answer is not just by making the ‘two great lights’, but also, more importantly, by making ‘a mist go up’ or ‘a vapour to ascend’.

According to Genesis … ‘God’ made two great lights … [and] … there went up a mist … and out of the ground grew every plant that was pleasant and good for food. In Josephus’ version (from Greek), the lords (plural Elohim) first made the crystalline (firmament) and arranged it for giving moisture and rain … then they made the two great lights.

Even plainer language was recorded in the Psalms which sang praises to the ‘lord of lords’ (plural) … who did great wonders in the sight of our fathers in Egypt … who made the great lights … which caused the vapour to ascend, and maketh lightning for the rain … prepareth rain for the earth which maketh grass to grow. [5]

All of that was known and acknowledged by Christian scholars.  Back in the late 1600s, Rev. John Lightfoot DD an eminent Biblical scholar at Cambridge preached that ‘heaven and earth were created together, along with clouds of water’. That was not a startling observation … indeed it would be hard to read Genesis without noticing the phrase ‘there went up a mist’.

But the traditional Christian [Biblical] myth grew up that God ‘created’ heaven and Earth and the sun and moon and stars and all living things … in six days. That was the Word of God in the Good Book, not to be doubted on pain of being cast into everlasting damnation in the perpetual fires of hell. What devious minds contrived such a fantastic proposition?  What words describe it … innocent naivety, fanatical religiosity, or delusion and deceit?

‘Creation’ was always an improbable story and doubly so since it is not even remotely aligned to the literal meaning of the original texts. The degree of mistranslation and misinterpretation is staggering. It is not a matter of subtle shades on meaning … the standard KJV English rendition, following the earlier Vulgate, got completely the wrong end of the stick. The English Bishops who ‘authorised’ the new version obviously did not understand the literal meaning so they concocted their own fantasy. It is amazing that anyone could contrive such an unlikely story and doubly amazing that generations of Christian faithful swallowed it whole.

The orthodox KJV rendition of Genesis is plainly wrong on several counts. Not just subtly different but fundamentally in error.

Earth already existed … in watery darkness following the catastrophic impact event …‘In the beginning darkness was upon the face of the deep’.

The events were not orchestrated by a singular ‘God’ but by plural elohim, meaning noble lords. Later called ‘mighty men of old’ and in Gen 6 specified as ‘sons of lords’ as distinct from ‘sons of men’.

The lords did not ‘create’ the sun and the moon; rather they ‘made’ the two great lights … well known in antiquity as the Temples of the Sun along the Nile in Egypt and the Temples of the Moon along the Euphrates in Babylon (Iraq).

The two great lights were not ‘created’, but rather ‘made’ in the sense of built or constructed.

The lords also made the ‘stars of crystal’ (KJV ‘firmament’)  … all the ‘host’ of them (meaning a particular geometric arrangement or array) … to give light.

Thus (in Gen 2) the construction of ‘heaven and earth’ was finished, all the host of them … and there went up a mist and watered the whole face of the ground … and all the pleasant plants grew.

The early translators had a great deal of difficulty with the terminology of ‘stars’ – which were originally something like ‘shining blue crystals’. In the context of the time, the translators thought that ‘crystalline’ referred to Ptolemy’s imaginary crystal orb that held the shining stars in the azure blue heavens. But it didn’t at all – rather it was what the Sumerians called the ‘precious brilliants’ of blue lapis lazuli crystals from remote mountains. [6]

So literally the lords used ‘stars’ of shining blue crystals to make great lights to generate heat make a mist of water vapour (steam).

It wasn’t just the words the translators got wrong, but the whole point … which was to make a mist go up and make rain to fall … to bring mankind salvation from the darkness.

We should list Bishop Jerome of Lyon as another villain of history, for crimes against humanity. It was he alone, in the late-300s AD, who initiated the mistranslation of Hebrew texts into Latin in what became the Vulgate Bible and ultimately the foundation of English language versions – which has deluded mankind for the following 1700 years.

The two great lights were known as ‘the twins’ of antiquity … described by Josephus as the two great towers, those of brick and those of stone … easily recognisable now as the brick ziggurats of Persia in the east (the Temples of the Moon); and their twins, the stone pyramids of Egypt (the Temples of the Sun). Again according to Josephus, in the towers of stone (pyramids) they engraved the ‘peculiar wisdom of the stars’ so the knowledge might not be lost.[7] That wisdom remains immutably engraved inside the pyramids at Saqqara in Egypt, where it is known as the Pyramid Texts, discovered (rediscovered) by western archaeologists in 1880. Those 759 hieroglyphic ‘spells’ now wait to be re- interpreted to reveal the strange secrets of the stars. Indeed the derivative versions on papyrus, commonly known as the Book of the Dead, are actually titled PERT-EM HRU literally meaning ‘Instructions for making great light’.

The twin towers remain tangible, but how did they make great light and a mist go up?

 [1] Woolley, Excavations at Ur;  Saggs, The Babylonians; Kramer, The Sumerians; Pritchard, (ed) Sumerian Belles-Lettres; The Ancient Near East

[2] Numbers 36

[3] Book of Jubilees; Josephus, Antiquities I; Genesis 6; Samuel I, 9

[4] Genesis 17, 21

[5] Psalms 78, 104, 135, 136, 147

[6] Kramer, The Sumerians

[7] Josephus, Antiquities of the Jews, 2:3

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