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There Were Giants Upon the Earth: Gods, Demigods, and Human Ancestry: The Evidence of Alien DNA
     

There Were Giants Upon the Earth: Gods, Demigods, and Human Ancestry: The Evidence of Alien DNA

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by Zecharia Sitchin
 

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The crowning work of the bestselling Earth Chronicles series

• Reveals the existence of physical evidence of alien presence on Earth in the distant past

• Identifies and describes the demigods, such as Gilgamesh, descended from these visitors

• Outlines the tests of this physical evidence of alien presence that could unlock the secrets of health,

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The crowning work of the bestselling Earth Chronicles series

• Reveals the existence of physical evidence of alien presence on Earth in the distant past

• Identifies and describes the demigods, such as Gilgamesh, descended from these visitors

• Outlines the tests of this physical evidence of alien presence that could unlock the secrets of health, longevity, life, and death

In whose genetic image were we made? From his first book The 12th Planet on, Zecharia Sitchin has asserted that the Bible’s Elohim, who said “Let us fashion The Adam in our image and after our likeness,” were the gods of Sumer and Babylon--the Anunnaki who had come to Earth from their planet Nibiru. The Adam, he wrote, was genetically engineered by adding Anunnaki genes to those of an existing hominid, some 300,000 years ago. Then, according to the Bible, intermarriage took place: “There were giants upon the Earth” who took Adam’s female offspring as wives, giving birth to “heroes of renown.” With meticulous detail, Sitchin shows that these were the demigods of Sumerian and Babylonian lore, such as the famed Mesopotamian king Gilgamesh as well as the hero of the Deluge, the Babylonian Utnapishtim.

Are we then, all of us, descendants of demigods? In this crowning oeuvre, Zecharia Sitchin proceeds step-by-step through a mass of ancient writings and artifacts, leading the reader to the stunning Royal Tombs of Ur. He reveals a DNA source that could prove the biblical and Sumerian tales true, providing conclusive physical evidence for past alien presence on Earth and an unprecedented scientific opportunity to track down the “Missing Link” in humankind’s evolution, unlocking the secrets of longevity and even the ultimate mystery of life and death.

Editorial Reviews

Science & Religion News
“Reflects the highest levels of scientific knowledge . . .”
East West Journal
“One of the most important books on Earth’s roots ever written.”
United Press International
“For thousands of years priests, poets, and scientists have tried to explain how man was created. Now a recognized scholar has come forth with a theory that is the most astonishing of all.”
Reality Undefined Jan
“Utilizing the Bible (which Sitchin also provides some Hebrew words and the English mis-translations), Sumerian clay tablets and/or cylinders, as well as some other ancient texts, the author presents his case of how man (modern day humans) came to be. . . . I recommend this book for those who are interested in aliens, ancient history, and for those who can handle a lot of detailed information. I enjoyed the book.”
The Scientific & Medical Network
“Drawing on a vast range of scholarship as well has his [Zechariah Sitchin] grasp of ancient languages and archaeology, he asserts that two of the tombs of Ur contained the remains of an Annunaki goddess Puabi, which actually still exist in the Natural History Museum. . . an intriguing story.”
Reality Undefined
“Utilizing the Bible (which Sitchin also provides some Hebrew words and the English mis-translations), Sumerian clay tablets and/or cylinders, as well as some other ancient texts, the author presents his case of how man (modern day humans) came to be. . . . I recommend this book for those who are interested in aliens, ancient history, and for those who can handle a lot of detailed information. I enjoyed the book.”
From the Publisher
“Drawing on a vast range of scholarship as well has his [Zechariah Sitchin] grasp of ancient languages and archaeology, he asserts that two of the tombs of Ur contained the remains of an Annunaki goddess Puabi, which actually still exist in the Natural History Museum. . . an intriguing story.”

“Exciting . . . credible . . . most provocative and compelling.”

“For thousands of years priests, poets, and scientists have tried to explain how man was created. Now a recognized scholar has come forth with a theory that is the most astonishing of all.”

“One of the most important books on Earth’s roots ever written.”

“Reflects the highest levels of scientific knowledge . . .”

“Sitchin is a zealous investigator into man’s origins . . . a dazzling performance.”

“Utilizing the Bible (which Sitchin also provides some Hebrew words and the English mis-translations), Sumerian clay tablets and/or cylinders, as well as some other ancient texts, the author presents his case of how man (modern day humans) came to be. . . . I recommend this book for those who are interested in aliens, ancient history, and for those who can handle a lot of detailed information. I enjoyed the book.”

Jan
“Utilizing the Bible (which Sitchin also provides some Hebrew words and the English mis-translations), Sumerian clay tablets and/or cylinders, as well as some other ancient texts, the author presents his case of how man (modern day humans) came to be. . . . I recommend this book for those who are interested in aliens, ancient history, and for those who can handle a lot of detailed information. I enjoyed the book.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591431947
Publisher:
Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
Publication date:
03/18/2016
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
230,265
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.90(d)

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Introduction

And It Came to Pass

And it came to pass, When men began to multiply on the face of the Earth and daughters were born unto them, that the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair, and they took them wives of all which they chose.

There were giants upon the Earth in those days and also thereafter too, When the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men and they bare children to them--the same Mighty Men of old, Men of Renown.

The reader, if familiar with the King James English version of the Bible, will recognize these verses as the preamble, in chapter 6 of Genesis, to the story of the Deluge, the Great Flood in which Noah, huddled in an ark, was saved to repopulate the Earth.

The reader, if familiar with my writings, will also recognize these verses as the reason why many decades ago, a schoolboy was prompted to ask his teacher why it is “giants” who are the subject of these verses, when the word in the original Hebrew text is Nihilism--which, stemming from the Hebrew verb Navel, means to fall down, to be downed, to come down--and in no way ‘giants’.

The schoolboy was I. Instead of being congratulated on my linguistic acumen, I was harshly reprimanded. “Sitchin, sit down!” the teacher hissed with repressed anger. “You don’t question the Bible!” I was deeply hurt that day, for I was not questioning the Bible--on the contrary, I was pointing out the need to understand it accurately. And that was what changed my life’s direction to pursue the Nefilim. Who were they, and who were their “Mighty Men” descendants?

The search for answers started with linguistic questions. The Hebrew text does not speak of “Men” who began to multiply, but of Ha’Adam--“The Adam,” a generic term, a human species. It does not speak of the sons of “God,” but uses the term Bnei Ha-Elohim--the sons (in the plural) of The Elohim, a plural term taken to mean “gods” but literally meaning “The Lofty Ones.” The “Daughters of The Adam” were not “fair,” but Tovoth--good, compatible . . . And unavoidably we find ourselves confronting issues of origins. How did Mankind happen to be on this planet, and whose genetic code do we carry?

In just three verses and a few words--forty-nine words in the original Hebrew of Genesis--the Bible describes the creation of Heaven and Earth, then records an actual prehistoric time of early Mankind and a series of amazing events, including a global Flood, the presence on Earth of gods and their sons, inter-species intermarriage, and demigod offspring . . .

And so, starting with one word (Nefilim), I told the tale of the Anunnaki, “Those who from Heaven to Earth came”--space travelers and interplanetary settlers who came from their troubled planet to Earth in need of gold and ended up fashioning The Adam in their image. In doing so I brought them to life--recognizing them individually, unraveling their tangled relationships, describing their tasks, loves, ambitions, and wars--and identifying their inter-species offspring, the ‘demigods’.

I have been asked at times where my interests would have taken me were the teacher to compliment rather than reprimand me. In truth, I have asked myself a different question: What if indeed “there were giants upon the Earth, in those days and thereafter too”? The cultural, scientific, and religious implications are awesome; they lead to the next unavoidable questions: Why did the compilers of the Hebrew Bible, which is totally devoted to monotheism, include the bombshell verses in the prehistoric record--and what were their sources?

I believe that I have found the answer. Deciphering the enigma of the demigods (the famed Gilgamesh among them), I conclude in this book--my crowning oeuvre--that compelling physical evidence for past alien presence on Earth has been buried in an ancient tomb. It is a tale that has immense implications for our genetic origins--a key to unlocking the secrets of health, longevity, life, and death; it is a mystery whose unraveling will take the reader on a unique adventure and finally reveal what was held back from Adam in the Garden of Eden.

Sumer, it is now known, was the land of a talented and dexterous people in what is now southern Iraq. Usually depicted in artful statues and statuettes in a devotional stance, it was the Sumerians who were the first ones to record and describe past events and tell the tales of their gods. It was there, in the fertile plain watered by the great Euphrates and Tigris rivers, that Mankind’s first known civilization blossomed out some 6,000 years ago--“suddenly,” “unexpectedly,” “with stunning abruptness,” according to all scholars. It was a civilization to which we owe, to this day, virtually every ‘First’ of what we deem essential to an advanced civilization: The wheel and wheeled transportation; the brick that made (and still makes) possible high-rise buildings; furnaces and the kiln that are essential to industries from baking to metallurgy; astronomy and mathematics; cities and urban societies; kingship and laws; temples and priesthoods; timekeeping, a calendar, festivals; from beer to culinary recipes, from art to music and musical instruments; and, above all, writing and record keeping--it was all first there, in Sumer.

The philological recognition of Sumerian began, as we have illustrated, not through the discovery of the Sumerians’ own tablets, but through the varied use, in Akkadian texts, of ‘loan words’ that were not Akkadian; the naming of gods and cities by names that made no sense in Assyrian or Babylonian; and of course by actual statements (as that by Ashurbanipal) about the existence of earlier writings in ‘Shumerian’. Though virtually everything that we consider essential to a developed civilization has been inherited from the Sumerians, many people still respond with a blank “Who?” when they hear the word ‘Sumerian’ . . .

Meet the Author

Eminent biblical scholar and internationally acclaimed author Zecharia Sitchin (1920-2010) spent 60 years researching and translating Sumerian clay tablets and other ancient texts that identify the Anunnaki and their planet, Nibiru. A journalist and editor in Israel for many years, he later made his home in New York City.

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NCReview More than 1 year ago
Reading this book is a bit like eating your way through an enormous banquet, lured on by the promise of a delectable dessert - but when you get to the end, they've run out! The one compensation is that the feast itself is lavish and tasty. The central thesis of the book is that the ancient creation myths of Gods, giants and heroes were not myths at all, but actual history recorded on clay tablets for posterity. Pulling together the best parts of his earlier books, Zecharia Sitchin presents an overview of the cosmology of our planet in which he makes the case for alien intervention causing the unexplained leap from homo erectus to homo sapiens and the rapid flowering of early civilizations. While the various records use different names for the same gods and reflect different national perspectives, they reinforce each other's main story lines. The detective work used to piece together a coherent chronology is breathtaking. Weaving together ancient texts, including the bible, the Enûma Elish and the Gilgamesh epic with archaeological finds and artifacts from Mesopotamia to Egypt, the 90-year-old author of The 12th Planet presents the gods (conflated in the bible to one God) in a very "human" light. Indeed, it is somewhat depressing to realize that these advanced beings, who became the lawgivers and models for our societies, had the same appetites, ambitions, jealousies and taste for sex, war and conflict that we see in ourselves. Since, according to Sitchin, aliens used genetic engineering to introduce their DNA into that of the native hominids, I guess one could say that we come by it honestly. The translation of ancient languages is often based on best guesses and there are disagreements and rivalries amongst the archaeologists - they are human after all. While many of them ignore evidence that doesn't fit into the conventional worldview, Sitchin is fearless in reveling in inconvenient truths such as pictures of rocket ships and anachronistic artifacts like exquisite inlayed gold ornaments and musical instruments dated to the Bronze Age - before such technologies should have existed. Given Sitchin's lifelong dedication to Mesopotamian archaeology, his interpretations are as plausible as any of them, and a lot more fun to read than most. So that brings us to the uneaten dessert. In 1922 Leonard Wooley, a British archaeologist dug up a royal cemetery in what was identified as the ancient city of Ur of the Chaldees. One of the undisturbed tombs contained the skeleton of a woman on a bier covered in a jeweled cape and surrounded by a fortune in gold ornaments, ceremonial ojects and the remains of almost a hundred attendants. The skull was exceptionally large and elongated, and Sitchin traced the inscriptions on the seals in the tomb to an Anunnaki goddess, whose genealogy goes back to the first gods to land on Earth from the seed planet, Nibiru. The find could finally prove Sitchen's claim of our alien ancestry, and for the past eight years he has been petitioning the curators of the British Museum repeatedly to conduct DNA tests on the bone, but they have refused. A comparison with Neanderthal and modern human DNA would answer these questions once and for all. Let's hope enough pressure is brought to bear by the community to get the tests done. That would be a fitting dessert for us and for Zacharia Sitchin. In the meantime, enjoy the feast!
Numerica More than 1 year ago
This book is well-written--and literally a page-turner! The conclusion, wherein Sitchin reveals his startling physical evidence that we are descended from the Anunnaki, is simply amazing. I won't reveal the evidence here--you'll just have to read it for yourself!
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Geemac More than 1 year ago
This book should be read only after one has already read "The Twelfth Planet" and the other 5 books published in the Earth Chronicles series as well as "Genesis Revisited", in order for the reader to gain full insight of what the author is presenting. The author has tried his best to present it in a fashion that it can be read as a stand-alone book but the reader will miss out on a lot if he reads this one first. In this book he discusses the available DNA evidence to support the information presented in the previous books, as well as the Biblical references to "Giants" and the real meaning of those references. When the entire series is read, it becaomes clear that there is no conflict between archeology and the theory of evolution on one hand, and religion on the other. Sitchin's work has tied it all together in a way that we can understand if we read with open minds and remember that he was translating writings found on tablets that had been buried underground in the Middle East thousands of years ago.
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Give me a katana
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edjae25 More than 1 year ago
Zecharia Sitchin is one of my new favorite writers and researchers. Too bad he's gone, he would've been a great guy to talk with. This book , like I said, is a must read for anyone interested in man's past and future. Trust me, you won't put this one down!
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pccoder More than 1 year ago
It's really as simple as my subject line above. I got really bored about 1/2 way through. I've read other books he's done. This just seemed to run on an on without a really good feeling that he could substantiate most of what was being said. It takes to many leaps of faith that I aways feel the religious take to "prove" their points.
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You are all weird alien enthusiasts and whoever wrote the book os too. What do u guys BELIEVE bigfoot is real too???!!!