posted on Jan, 9 2009 @ 07:56 AM
reply to post by andre18
what happened was this:
i was studying biblical prophecy, particularly the book of revelation.
i studied the passages in revelation 9 and was really puzzled as to what it could mean. i had read several theories on what it could possibly be but i
wasn't sure whether i agreed with them or not. anyway, i got the silly notion to follow the etymology of the phrase "Bottomless Pit", which is
also known as "Abyss." The word Abyss, lead me all the way back to ancient Sumer and Egypt, and the word Abzu (see also Abydos, egyptian Abdju,
it was here that it dawned on me that the Abzu was the Bottomless Pit. things were coming out of the bottomless pit from somewhere else in the
revelation 9 verses. It had a gate that had to be opened with "a key' of some sort, so that these odd beings could come out of it. one thing lead
to the next and soon i was contemplating the concept that the gate was some kind of interdimensional portal. etc.
i should interject here that although the mainstream interpretation of Abzu is "underground streams of water", that it is not an honest
interpretation. For example, they know that the E.ABZU temple was the HOUSE OF COSMIC WATERS. The "E" in E.ABZU, means HOUSE (or temple), so
ABZU, means COSMIC WATERS. How cosmic waters end up being simply underground streams, from which the gods emerged, is yet another big topic (and
when i say big, i mean huge!) they ignore in order to cling to the mundane description.
for example, the sumerian-akkadian texts claim enki (sumerian god) built the E.ABZU, on the ocean floor (this is how the translators translated the
abyss concept when they encountered it) and then raised it up and floated it over the water. it's all jumbled up.
my theory is that they confused the abyss concept with water because the abyss was initially IN THE WATER, on the ocean floor to be exact. it gets
even more indepth but would take you just as long to read it all as it would to just read the thread.
[edit on 9-1-2009 by undo]