You see it everyday, simply clicking on the recent posts page will undoubtedly list at least a few threads with this strange word contained within. At
times, we see this 'Nibiru' character even make the front page. Nibiru (Nibru or Neberu in scholarly texts) is often called 'the same thing' as
the hypothesized Planet X or Nemesis by the 2012 doomsdayers. Many times when you ask these posters questions, along the lines of 'how did you link
2012 with Nibiru?' or 'how do you know Nibiru is a planet?' they largely get ignored because answering them properly would not suite well with
their ideal theory.
Nibiru is NOT a planet beyond Pluto.
Nibiru has NOTHING to do with 2012.
Nibiru therefore has NOTHING to do with any 'Annunaki Gods'.
ORIGINS OF TERMS
NIBIRU (the flawed definition):
According to Zecharia Sitchin, the people of ancient Sumer were a ware of had knowledge
of an extra planet which was further out than Pluto. Sitchin gives this planet the name, Nibiru. It is meant to pass through our solar system every
3600 years. Thats the jist of it.
2012/Nibiru/Planet X defenders use this as their main evidence. This is it, right there above, that one paragraph is all the proof they need, one mans
flawed fictional story. I want it to be noted. This is not a thread which aims to dismiss the plausibility of an extra solar brown dwarf, sometimes
labeled Planet X. This thread is meant to show the fallacy of using the term Nibiru in conjunction with the above, let alone associating mythological
alien gods with it. Let's continue.
NIBRU/NEBERU (scholarly definition):
In all extant Sumerian tablets the word 'nibiru' always means 'point of
crossing'. Notice that this is an abstract (possibly dynamic) location, not an entity. Here are some extracts from various translations to draw on
the proper meaning of the word:
 From the Epic of Gligamesh:
“Straight is the crossing point, and narrow is the way that leads to it.”
* Nibiru here is clearly identified as an actual location, a crossing point, a meeting point.
An example from a text which deals with a ferry man who's job it is to ferry people across waters states: “shiqil kaspum sha
-tim” once the passenger has paid to cross the water. It translates to 'silvers paid for the crossing'.
Notice the use of nebiri. In this case, it literally
means to cross something.
 Example 3:
In one Akkadian text in reference to Aramean armies.
“A-ra-mu nakirma bab ni-bi-ri sha GN itsbat”
Which translates to: The Arameans were defiant and took up a position at the entrance to the ford [crossing point].
Again, a literal point of crossing, a point where one crosses/traverses.
A planet beyond Pluto which comes every 3600 years? Evidence?
PLANET, YES. SITCHIN, NO.
Nibiru was used as a term to define Jupiter at one stage and later to define Mercury. There were associated with the god, Marduk. Again, there is no
reference anywhere, to any planet beyond Pluto. Why Mercury and Jupiter as places of crossing?
Both planets can be observed by the naked eye in a proper location. I don't think I need to question your logic in drawing the connection between
observing Jupiter/Mercury and associating it with a point of crossing.
From Enuma Elish Tablet VII, line 126, 130-131
Ne-be-ru kakkabu- s\u
s\a ina s\ame, u-su-pu-u
“Nibiru is his [marduk’s] star, which he made appear in the heavens . . . [130-131] The stars of heaven, let him [Nibiru] set their course; let
him shepherd all the gods like sheep.”
Again, this is referencing either Jupiter or Mercury as being Marduk's star
. Jupiter appears like a bright star to the naked eye in a clear
sky. There is no reference to Nibiru being any planet beyond Pluto
. Further, there are no references to Nibiru being home to the intelligent
***If you want to dispute me on the last two points, do not link 20 websites and tell us to look at the facts. I want you to simply link the
passage from the tablet, its translation and who translated it. Simple.
But in saying that Nibiru is used in reference to a planet (Jupiter), it needs to be understood that Marduk was the star itself
. Marduk was
often called Nibiru, the star which is Jupiter.
From Tablet VII, Line 124/125 of the Enuma Elish (often cited by Sitchin's supporters):
Ne-be-ru ne-be-re-et same, u erseti lu tamehma
Let him/it [Nibiru/Marduk] be the holder of the crossing of heavens and earth.
(line 125: “. . . so that they [the heavens] cannot cross above and below, but must wait for him [Nibiru/Marduk]”
This is regarding Marduk and his honored position.
Nibiru/Marduk/Jupiter, the astronomical body itself isn’t doing the crossing, but marks or is positioned at a crossing point. Sitchin argues that
Nibiru crosses through our solar system, that it is mobile, THE TEXTS DO NO SAY THIS, HE IS LYING.
What Sitchin fails to note aswell is that
Nibiru is seen every year, so his 3600 year theory is bunk.
1) Nibiru is called a star.
2) Nibiru is called a planet – nearly always Jupiter-Marduk, but once Mercury, and never anything beyond Pluto or the known planets.
3) The Sumerians, by their own records, knew of only five planets (and accepted the sun and moon as planets).
4) Nibiru is never mentioned in any respect with the Anunnaki; it is never said to have been or be inhabited.
5) Nibiru is both a “fixed star” in some relationship to constellations (whether a member or just in proximity is unknown) that “holds” them
in their courses, but is also described as “changing position” and “crossing” the sky at times.
6) Nibiru was seen every year, which demolishes Sitchin’s view of a 3600 year cycle for it. 1
All those claiming that they are certain of the arrival of Nibiru in 2012 and the destruction of Earth have NO BASIS for such a belief. But, its their
choice. The proper translations are available for those that want to read them and not be suckered into Sitchins money making fables. I didn't spend
much time addressing Nibiru's silly association with 2012 because it should become more evident that there is absolutely no relationship just by
reviewing the evidence in this thread. Just to further bury Sitchin, he claimed his mythical Nibiru would come in 2003... obviously it didn't come,
because it isn't the planet which he claims it to be.
Well... it's here if anyone is interested.
, your opinions are more than welcome.
[edit on 21/4/2010 by serbsta]