reply to post by Swordbeast
it's highly suspicious, for several reasons:
1) nibiru as a word (with that exact spelling) was not seen until late babylonian empire. instead the word "nibru" was seen and was the name of
enlil's city on the euphrates river, where the river could be crossed over.. the etymology is nibru, nibbur, nippur.
2) nibiru as a word was part of babylonian astrology. it was a word that meant crossing place, and was associated with enlil's city on the
euphrates. it was applied to the planet jupiter (enlil was originally associated with jupiter until he was phased out in favor of marduk as jupiter)
that was at the time, known as
the planet "marduk". when marduk was crossing the meridian (river) of the sky, it was said to be "nibiru." it was akin to enlil or marduk
(et.al, jupiter), crossing the river of the sky.
3) nibiru was never a mother goddess. it's not associated with the creator mother goddess Tiamat, who was herself a deified object and not even
mentioned in the sumerian texts. she doesn't show up till babylonian texts.
4) the writing style of this thing is not even remotely sumerian.
5) dilmun is not a sumerian word, it was akkadian. but it's close enough to sumerian that i'll give it a pass.... reluctantly.
i'll give you an example of sumerian writing style, in my own words:
undo went forth to ats.
undo went forth with gladness to ats.
the ats people were kind
the ats people were happy and kind.
the three amigos ruled the happy people of ats
they who were amigos
the three who were rulers
the three amigos ruled the happy place of ats.
[edit on 29-10-2009 by undo]