Originally posted by illece
I don't know if i have posted in the right section,but i really would like to know which was written first Sumerian tales or the bible ,i am really
struggling with my christian believes due to this subject!!
After taking most of the day to read through this post I feel compelled to reply. I too think the Sumerian text and the bible walk very much hand in
hand. Rather than on the Sitchin level, I tend to believe they both describe a period in history but from opposite perspectives. To date the the
Sumerian texts are older, BUT who knows what documents have not been found, sacked, destroyed, hidden, burned or kept locked up in the Vatican
archives. The Sumerian text are older than the written Bible, but the written Bible gives us more history that pre-dates the Sumerian period and
explanation. I DO NOT think that the Sumerian religion, nor the Biblical account of the day were written in real time as to the events that they
portray of the so called "gods" of Sumeria. Rather, they were handed down by either oral/written works and the so widely debated tablets are only a
remnant that has been discovered and deciphered. I cite the earliest "known" period as the Ubaid period preceding the Sumerians.
Both readings and religions tell of either "gods" or fallen angels. I think and feel it is not a stretch to correlate them as possibly and most
likely one in the same...be they gods or fallen angels. The account as I see it to me is a historic account of Cain's people who left the tribe
after he killed Able and started his own "Nation". The other, the descendants of Adam and Eve and their linage to include Noah and his family who
did not mix in with Cain and his ilk. This is derived from the apocryphal Second book of Adam and Eve.
Second Book of Adam and Eve
It was during this same time period the fallen angels..."gods".....Annauki or whatever you prefer to call them were active among the people(s) of
the earth. Personally I consider them fallen angels due to the works they performed. In my reasoning it is not a far stretch that the fallen angels
would proclaim themselves to be "gods", emulate god like mannerism, and preform a few tricks to convince the people into their wishes and conform to
their will. You don't have to combine the texts to get the picture of what these beings did. If you do combine the texts of the Bible, Sumerian
religion, and Apocryphal works you get a very clear picture of the day. Thus the Flood brought on by the account of Genesis and also the Epic of
After the flood mankind was reduced to a handful. Not unlikely that they were nomadic in nature for a period of time or even "periods" of time
eventually growing in numbers to create the empires we know today. The remembrance of such an event and the circumstances leading up to the
destruction would would have been forever etched in their memory. If you survived the world being destroyed would you forget what led up to it and how
it happened and not tell it to your children and grandchildren?...I think not!
In my humble opinion, the reason Sumeria rose to great heights and produced the supposed earliest documentation while the Biblical account "slept"
for such great period of time is this. Just as in Apocryphal work of Adam and Eve, very few
held to the fundamental beliefs that Noah and his
previous linage held so steadfastly to which required faith. Instead, a separate sect, religion, broke off based on the events that were physically
able to be touched, felt, seen and perhaps remembered ..... thus and therefore "real".
I fully realise that I have filled in many blanks here with "opinion". I have been in search of hard fact and solid evidence to this and many other
questions. Without the availability of such information, one has to fill in the blanks with the best possible explanation based on all information to
reconstruct the most likely events of the day. These are the conclusions that I have come to at this time
For myself I believe the Bible is divinely inspired and hold true the it's truth's. History not science once again supports the writings.
Should this thread continue, I am open to questions, comments, information leads, suggestions, and other view points. Sharpshooters will be ignored as
they should be, they only take threads on a wild ride from where they were meant to go.
illece if your still following this thread I hope this is some food for thought.