The Sumerian Origin of Epic of Creation

In antiquity the temples were the seat of the s scientific knowledge and the priests were the savants.

This was so because when civilization began the gods who were worshiped were no others that the Anunnaki/Nephilim whom were the source of knowledge alias science on Earth.

The merging of state and religion and science was nowhere more complete that in Babylon. There the original Sumerian epic if creation was translated and revised is that Marduk the Babylonian national God was assigned a celestial counterpart by naming Nibiru, “Marduk” in the Babylonian version of the creation story.

The Babylonians usurped for Marduk the attributes of the supreme God of heaven and earth.

Thus, version the most intact one is known as “Enuma Elish” meaning “When in the heights” It was the most hallowed religious political scientific document if the land it was read as a central part of the new year celebration and played re-enacted the tale in passion plays to bring its import home to the masses.

The clay tablets on which they were written were prize possession of temples and royal libraries on antiquity.

The decipherable of the writing on the clay tablets discovered in the ruins of ancient Mesopotamia more that a century ago led to the realization that texts existed that related to biblical creation tale Millennia before the Old testament was compiled.

Especially important were texts found in the Assyrian king Ashurbanipal in Nineveh. They recorded a tale of creation that matches in some parts words for words the tale of genesis.

George Smith of the British museum pieced together the broken tablets that held the creation text and published in 1876 “The Chaldean Genesis” tale written in old Babylonian dialect that preceded the biblical text by at least thousand years.

Excavations between 1902 -1914 uncovered tablets with the Assyrian version of creation epic in which the name of Ashur the Assyrian National God was substituted for that of the Babylonian Marduk.

Subsequent discoveries established not only the extent of copying and translation in antiquity of this epic text but also the unmistakable Sumerian origin.

 

Research Material for the book “Forgotten Knowledge” by Liliana Usvat

The First Anunnaki Cities

Zakaria  Sitchin  (1920-2010) eminent biblical  scholar and author  that spent 60 years researching  and translating Sumerian. Clay tablets and other ancient texts that identify Anunnaki and their planet  Nibiru.

Zakaria Sitchin  talks about Atra Hasis tablet that made its way to the private library of J. Pierpont Morgan in New York  circa 1897 containing a colophon notation by tablet scribe that dated the tablet 2 millennium B.C.

Efforts to piece together the text from various  sources resulted in tracing in British Museum and in the museum of  the Ancient Orient in Istanbul  Turkey  all three tablets of Babylonica version of Atra Hasis.

Preserved in each. One was the Scribe statement giving  his name , title and date of completing the tablet.

This is the Babylonian  version of the Noah Deluge tale. And it too was a copy of the original.

In 1914 one of the early Sumer logistics Arno Pieces make known the astounding content of a tablet kept in a fragments box catalogue CBS 10673 in the collection of the Phyladelphia University Museum.

Less than half preserved this reminder of the original Sumerian Deluge Record.

The columns 1 to 3 of the tablet expand the tale. The text describes the circumstances of the Deluge and the events that preceded it.

The text goes back  to the time the Anunnaki  had come to earth  and settled in the Edin.

It was those early days when Anunnaki  brought Kingship  down from heaven. The text asserts in column 2 that five cities of Gods  were founded and they were a located to gods foment Nibiru.

The first of these cities Eridu,
To the leader  Nudimmud was given.
The second Bad – Tibiara ,  he gave to Nugig.
The third Lara to Pabilsag was given.
The forth Sipper he gave to the hero Utu
The fifth Shuruppak to Sud was given.

The disclosure  that some time after they arrived to earth but long before Deluge the Anunnaki  established  five settlements is a major revelation. That cities names and their God rulers are stated is quite astounding.

But what is even more amazing about this list is that four of their sites have been found and excavated by modern archeologists.

The lines relate how Ziusudra (Noah) had been forewarned by God Enki about the Deluge, how Deluge had raged for seven days and nights and how Enlil granted Ziusudra life like a god.