Hi everyone, I’m new here.
Is ‘anyone’ allowed to join in this discussion? And are we allowed to quote from other books than the bible in such a discussion as this? (Rhetorical questions).
I would like to enter the discussion by quoting from the book ‘Genesis of the Grail Kings’ by Sir Lawrence Gardner. Page 94.
[Let me first explain that he is discussing the arrival on Earth of the Anunnaki (outer space beings) as recorded on the Sumerian Tablets and translated in modern times by Zecharia Sitchin. And he has explained that the two leaders of this group on Earth were the brother’s Enki and Enlil. Enki is the ‘good’ guy trying to help the genetically created ‘human’s’ and Enlil is the ‘bad’ guy. (The one who later caused the Great Flood, thus wiping out most of our ancestors). ]
"In the first instance, Enlil endeavoured to prevent Adam and Eve from gaining any wisdom beyond their perceived ‘servant’ status, and he warned them away from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, claiming that they would die if they took of its fruit.
"Enki (the wise serpent) claimed that this was untrue and that they should partake of the knowledge: "Ye shall not surely die - for God [Enlil] doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil’. (Genesis 3:3-4).
“In the event, Enki was correct - the man and woman did eat of the tree and they did not die, whereupon the disgruntled Enlil announced that ‘the man is become as one of us’ (3:22). Even so, he still imposed his will and sent the adama to ‘till the ground’ as a punishment for his disobedience (3:24). At that point the Genesis story of Adam and Eve concludes, to be followed by the stories of their sons - but certain non-canonical works do follow the adventures of the famous couple.”
<snip> Page 95…
“It is commonly believed that the Christian term ‘Original Sin’ had something to do with Adam’s and Eve’s sexual behaviour, but this is a Church-promoted absurdity. To the point where Adam is banished from the garden, there is no mention whatever of any physical contact between him and Eve.”
“Not until the next chapter of Genesis do we discover that Eve followed in Adam’s footsteps and, according to the book of Jubilees (3:28), they ‘dwelt in the land of Elda’. There, she fulfilled her wifely function, but it then becomes clear that Eve’s first son was not the child of Adam, and because of this we discover why Eve was ultimately dubbed a sinner by the orthodox religious movements of future times.”
<snip> Page 101
"In the opening verse of Genesis 4, it is written that Hawah (Eve) said, ‘I have gotten a man from the Lord’. Other variations are ‘I have got me a man with the Lord’, and ‘I have acquired a man from the Lord’. The text then continues to say that this new man (Hawah’s first son) was Qayin - better known by the phonetic translation Cain. Subsequently, Hawah is said to have given birth to a second son, Hevel - as we know him, Abel.
The Jewish Midrash (meaning ‘Inquiry’), a traditional commentary on the Bible, emphasizes the point that Hawah’s first son was the son of the Lord, whereas the second son was the son of Adam. But in defining ‘the Lord’ in this instance, the Midrash uses the personal name Samael, thereby identifying Enki the serpent. The name Samael (Sama-El) derived from the fact that Enki was the patron god of the kingdom of Sama, east of Haran in northern Mesopotamia."
I guess enough for a first post.