The Genesis of Man

10/13/2014

Given that I’ve written much about the Old Testament, in general, and the Genesis story, in particular, people keep asking me to expound on the Creation Story.  I generally eschew taking positions on such an issue because I prefer that people make up their own minds, rather than accept someone’s word for it (even my own).

My philosophy is that it’s not so much important what you believe in as that you keep an open mind to other viewpoints.  That’s because I believe that Creation is supposed to be experienced, as opposed to understood.  Besides as Albert Einstein said, “The human mind, no matter how highly trained, cannot grasp the universe.”

Keeping that in mind, let’s try and break it down:

Old Testament background

As far as we know, the Old Testament was first written down in the 6th century BC after the Israelites returned from exile in Babylon.  Some books of the Old Testament were actually written even later. Prior to the 6th century BC, the stories were passed on as oral tradition.  As with the New Testament, not all of the stories/scriptures made their way into the Old Testament. For example, one of the most important writings, The Book of Enoch, is not in the Old Testament though it was widely quoted, even in the Bible.  The Book of Enoch was also the source of much of the material in the movie Noah.

The Old Testament is essentially a history of the Israelites/Hebrews.   While Judaism is generally based on the Torah (the first five books of the Old Testament), traditional rabbinical Judaism also claims to have an oral law which was supposedly handed down from Moses and which can only be found in the Talmud. The Babylonian Talmud, as it is called because it was formulated while the Israelites were in captivity in Babylon, is the basis for all codes of Jewish law and is considered to be the core text of Judaism. As the late Rabbi Stephen Wise, formerly the Chief Rabbi of the United States said, “The return from Babylon and the introduction of the Babylonian Talmud mark the end of Hebrewism and the beginning of Judaism.”

 

The creation story

The first five books of the Old Testament, sometimes referred to as the Pentateuch, traditionally have been said to have been written by Moses.  The first four verses of the Book of Genesis, however, took place some 2,400 years before Moses was born (according to the chronology given in the Old Testament).

The oldest known creation story is Eridu Genesis which predates the Old Testament by over 1,000 years.  Eridu Genesis is a Sumerian text from a region of the Middle East (now modern-day Iraq) which is in the same vicinity as Babylon. Abraham, the patriarch of the Israelites, was originally from Ur, one of the city-states of Sumer.  So all roads lead to Sumer, as follows:

  •  Abraham was a Sumerian.  Later certain Sumerian tribes (Abraham’s descendants) would become known as Hebrews and after that some would be known as Israelites.
  • The oldest creation story, Eridu Genesis, was written (in cuneiform) in Sumer on clay tablets.
  • The Talmud and most of the Old Testament were written while the Israelites were in captivity in Babylon (located in what was once called Sumer).

If in fact the Israelites had an oral tradition about the Creation, that story had to have come from their ancestors and from their homeland and that meant it came from Sumer and from their patriarch Abraham, himself a Sumerian.  In addition, the Sumerian creation story was available (in Babylon on clay tablets) to Israelite scribes during the writing of the Old Testament.  In any event, the Creation story is essentially of Sumerian origin and was grafted on top of the Israelites’ ancient Mosaic belief system.

 

The god(s) of Genesis

The Old Testament is replete with stories that the Hebrews/Israelites were polytheistic (e.g. see Psalm 82:1). Their belief in God should be characterized as monolatry (the worship of one among many gods), rather than monotheism. Only much later when traditional rabbinical Judaism became the official religion of the Israelites, did they suddenly switch to a belief in the one and only god (monotheism) – for a fuller explanation see my postThe Old Testament – Fact or Fiction? which is two posts back.

So if ancient Hebrews were polytheistic, then the Genesis story should reflect exactly that – and, by the way, it does.  For example, in Genesis 1:26 it says, “And God said, ‘Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness’….” Obviously, there was more than one god and they all looked like each other (i.e. their image and their likeness were the same).  In addition in Genesis 3:22, it says,  “And the Lord God said, ‘The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil.’”  It’s interesting that here in Genesis it says that man can become like “one of us”, a god.

Aside: There’s also a New Testament saying attributed to Jesus that is even more explicit.

However, how can man become a god, unless the gods are not really the Prime Creator?  In the Genesis account of creation, God (translated from the Hebrew word “elohim” ) was said to have created man.  Of course, elohim is a plural term which is consistent with the Genesis verses above. Obviously, there is a lot more to the Creation story than what’s in the Bible.

 

Understanding creation      

Yes, man was necessary to till the garden, or so the Bible says.  In South Africa, the Zulu legends say that they were created specifically to work as slaves in gold mines, some 200,000 years ago.  Interestingly enough, archaeology has uncovered ancient gold mines in South Africa that date back at least 100,000 years. Slavery, by the way, has always been a part of the human existence.  The practice of slavery was even approved of in the Ten Commandments and the practice was blessed by the gods (according to certain Bible stories).

The Sumerian records are voluminous and very detailed.  The Sumerian gods were a race of extraterrestrials (related to the Nephilim of the Bible) who came here from another star system primarily looking for gold and, interestingly enough, the Bible talks about the gods’ fascination with gold. The Sumerian gods genetically engineered modern man via in vitro fertilization, using in part their own DNA.  Pictures of the Sumerian gods on clay tablets indicate that they look like modern man, only much bigger (again, there are references to giants in the Bible and the one-time existence of giants has been confirmed by archaeology).

 

The origins of man

The black race has almost no Rh negative blood and did not mate at all with Neanderthals, whereas other races did mate with Neanderthals and have much more Rh negative blood (e.g.  approximately 20-30% of Basque people have Rh negative blood).  This indicates that they resulted from a different genetic experiment, a different Adam and Eve if you will.  Of course, the different races had their own Adam and Eve as well. The exact number of Adam and Eves is unknown but there had to have been at least two because of the differences between Rh positive and Rh negative blood.

Aside: Rh positive blood has a genetic link to the primate family, but Rh negative blood does not.  All of which makes Rh negative blood the blood of the gods.

In addition, there has been interbreeding between the different human races over time so a complete genetic family tree may never be possible.  Recent discoveries, however, indicate that:

  • One of the origins of man can be traced back 400,000 years to Australia through Australian Aboriginal mitochondrial DNA.  This study was done by Alan Wilson and Rebecca Cann who originally gained notoriety for their famous theory of Mitochondrial Eve.
  • A new DNA study from the Harvard Medical School, in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, found that ancient man interbred with a still unknown species (which is connected to the story in Genesis 6:4).

 

Back to Genesis

As for the Genesis story, the creation of the heavens and earth (in Genesis, verse 1) is just that, a story.  The account of the creation of man has a basis in fact, although modern man was not created by God, the Prime Creator, but rather by an extraterrestrial race.  That story is spelled out quite clearly in the Sumerian records and was the basis for Genesis, verse 2.  The rest of the Old Testament is basically a retelling of the family history of the Hebrews/Israelites in order to try and establish a link back to the gods and the genetic experiment that produced them.  Even the royal families of Europe today maintain their royal bloodline from the gods in order to give them what they consider to be a “divine right to rule”.  The masses, however, are not supposed to know about their genetic heritage.  They have been cut off from the Tree of Knowledge and don’t realize that they, like Adam and Eve, are naked.  The gods of Eden believed in slavery.  That’s why they created us, and slaves we are, even today.

 

 

 

“In the beginning, all there was was God.  That’s God, with a big G.  He created the Big Bang and all that came before it.  Billions of years later, along comes god, spelled with a little g.  Now the gods needed workers to help make their lives more comfortable, or as Genesis says – man was needed to till the garden.  So they took the DNA from existing life forms on this planet and upgraded it with their own DNA (since they were a physical species themselves).  In other words, we really were created in the image and likeness of god”.

    – The Ethical Warrior, Genesis Revisited

 

 

 

 

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45 Responses to “The Genesis of Man”

  1. justagrumpyoldman said

    Quite an astutely researched piece Warrior. One of the things that I find interesting about this theory is that we minions of the gods have also had a fascination with gold. Did we acquire this and retain it after they left? (Assuming they have left…). There are many other rare metals in this planet and with unusual characteristics. We do we choose this particular metal over all other to consider valuable? Makes you wonder…

    After all, throughout history, those of a lower social status have always aspired and mimicked the traits or traditions of royalty or those a few rungs higher up the ladder… Perhaps this was one of those that have been copied.

    There are many interpreters of Nostradamus’ work claiming that our history is as you describe it here and that these gods will return to fix up our destructive DNA tendencies.

    We can only wait to see what happens…

    • chicagoja said

      You’re spot on as always. We obviously are mimicking our gods with our obsession with gold. While gold has some wonderful conductive properties, there is nothing that makes it stand out over other metals (that we know of). But what if there’s another use for gold that we don’t know of? What if gold is like the “manna from heaven”? What if there is a process by which gold is ingested to obtain, say, a limited form of immortality? Just a thought.

      • justagrumpyoldman said

        I’ll have to think on that one. Obviously they were in serious need of this material to travel so far to find it.
        For the moment I vote for gold being transmuted to another form of eneergy to power their little space crafts 🙂

      • chicagoja said

        But why would humans be so impressed with the need for gold for space travel since they themselves had no need? Could there possibly be a connection between gold and the long life span of ancient man (assuming the Bible is correct)?

  2. justagrumpyoldman said

    According to occult alchemists, monoatomic gold (ORMUS) will do both, infuse longer life and to travel via quantum entanglement (supposedly confirmed by NASA recently)… and claims to a number of other uses in this transmuted form.

    • chicagoja said

      You hit the mother lode – of monatomic gold, that is.

    • chicagoja said

      The theory I’m aware of is that the gods found their DNA to be decaying. Their solution – take gold and subject it to a compressed charge at the subatomic level. As a result, the gold becomes soluble in blood and gives a person a quasi-immortality.

  3. justagrumpyoldman said

    Thanks for the info Warrior. Can you direct us to the relevant passage in the New Testament (in your aside comment) that is attributed to Jesus, regarding the plural gods?

  4. Interesting point of view.

  5. It’s very thought provocative to see other ppls point of view, I liked the article and the research you put into it, I just have a different perspective, “different races had their own Adam and Eve”, I see where you are coming from, however I don’t believe this, I agree more with,1 Adam and 1 Eve, not that what you’re saying doesn’t make sense, it’s just my belief. Also “One of the origins of man can be traced back 400,000 years to Australia through Australian Aboriginal mitochondrial DNA” I positively wholeheartedly under any circumstances don’t believe this, research is very subjective to one’s point of view, however I believe Africa is the Mother land beyond any research or proof. To be honest, based on what’s going on over there (the corruption, mass genocides, guinea pig testing on humans, Ebola, AIDS) I think most ppl in the world today believe this.

    • chicagoja said

      Thank you for your comments. The post was actually about religion. not race although scientific discoveries keep pushing the envelop farther and farther. While we can debate the merits of science, one thing seems pretty clear – we couldn’t have all come from the same source. Those with Rh negative blood (I’m Rh positive) have a different origin. Of course, if you asked a thousand people the same question, you would no doubt get a thousand different answers from people who all claimed that they were certain. As Stuart Chase so aptly put it, “For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don’t believe, no proof is possible.” Ultimately, my posts are all about changing the world view of those who are already certain. In any event, it makes for lively conversation.

      • Yes, I understood it was about religion, it fascinates me a whole lot, but that was just the part I didn’t see eye to eye with you on, I think that’s the only reason I may of pointed it out. I love your thinking and I think this kinda stuff should be taught in schools, in classroom settings where ppl can have intelligent conversations and really be open to understanding each other. I loved the article my initial thought was everyone should be using their minds to this capacity, what a world it would be…plus you have the actual research to back it up which is so cool<3

      • Forgot to mention, that I don’t really feel certain about the world view, I’m learning everyday. As you can see by my post I’m very “simple”, I just think it and write it.

      • chicagoja said

        Thanks for commenting. It’s all about sharing ideas with one another. Come back any time.

      • I’m following you, and I’ll be reading the orher ones👌

      • chicagoja said

        I’d appreciate any thoughts or ideas that you might have.

  6. KIA said

    This certainly clears things up for me a bit on your view of mankind. who would you identify as the God creator, big g?

    • chicagoja said

      Certainly, not the God of the Bible. Try Plato, perhaps.

      • KIA said

        Neo gnostic perhaps?

      • chicagoja said

        They haven’t invented a label yet which fits me. Have a go at it.

      • KIA said

        I’m sure it would be close to the platonic neo gnostic variety. But I won’t peg you. We all have the freedom and the responsibility to define ourselves.

      • chicagoja said

        I have great respect for Plato, primarily because some of his ideas happen to match mine. I said some. By the way, I don’t define myself – way too dangerous to be married to a belief system.

      • KIA said

        Anyways, I think from some of your articles, you may be listening to or reading too much David ike

      • chicagoja said

        I can’t stand the man. However, it’s possible that he may have said some things which you may also find in my posts.

      • chicagoja said

        Fair question. I don’t deal in evidence per se. I work with the paranormal and I have had personal experiences that have demonstrated to me that there is an intelligence in the universe. On something more tangible that you can relate to, try DNA. It’s a miracle of creation and cannot be explained by evolution or science or anything short of Intelligent Design. I assume that you read my last post.

      • KIA said

        So, to ask a thoroughly repetitive question, what evidence have you of the actual existence of a personal creator.. outside of inference or mere reasoning and logic of course and possibly arguments from ignorance or incredulity?
        How WOULD you Leap from a deist god of philosophers to a personal creator god if asked to supply actual evidence alone? Direct, I know. Sue me 🙂

      • chicagoja said

        No, although there is a similarity or two.

      • KIA said

        Timothy freeke. Perhaps?

      • chicagoja said

        You mean the Freke man? We have some similar opinions about Christianity (and some not).

      • KIA said

        Sorry. I realized too late I misspelled his name. Oh my

      • chicagoja said

        He might care if he knew, but he doesn’t know. So,if Freke lived in the forest but no one saw him, does he exist?

      • KIA said

        sounds like the old joke “if I drink milk from the jug in front of the fridge and my wife isn’t there to see me…”

      • chicagoja said

        Actually, I borrowed it from “If a tree fell in a forest and no one heard it….”

      • KIA said

        yup. I got it. I was just riffing 🙂

      • KIA said

        by the way… yes, he would still exist. depending of course if you’re into the real world or just “reality is only real when it’s observed”

      • chicagoja said

        How do you know that he is real, in any sense of the word?

      • KIA said

        are you really questioning Tim’s existence because you’ve never met him personally? or are you playing a mind trick to demonstrate a ‘consciousness creates reality’ belief system?

      • KIA said

        I don’t follow. Are you questioning Timothy ‘ s existence?

      • chicagoja said

        If matter dissolves into energy (so says quantum physics), then what is matter, really? What does that make Timothy?

      • KIA said

        still alive and not dissolved into energy for the present

      • chicagoja said

        I know. I touched my desk and it certainly seemed solid enough. But then…

      • KIA said

        are you one who denies the fundamental reality of all things as just pure energy?

      • chicagoja said

        Reality is based on perception. Of course, our limited physical senses give us a distorted picture of that reality. Science can’t even explain how the eye works. So, is life real? Of course, but the truth of who or what we are may be stranger than science fiction. Who’s to say. Nobody knows. We can only live our lives on our perception of reality.

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