cosmic code: Book VI of the Earth Chronicles

cosmic code: Book VI of the Earth Chronicles

by Zecharia Sitchin

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ISBN-13: 9780061379246
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/27/2007
Series: Earth Chronicles Series , #6
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 163,640
Product dimensions: 4.18(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Zecharia Sitchin is an internationally acclaimed author and researcher whose books offer evidence that we are not alone in our own solar system. One of a handful of scholars able to read the Sumerian cuneiform tablets, he has combined archaeology, ancient texts, and the Bible with the latest scientific discoveries to retell the history and prehistory of mankind and planet Earth. His trailblazing books have been translated into more than twenty languages; his first one, an oft-quoted classic, celebrates the thirtieth anniversary of its publication. A graduate of the University of London and a journalist and editor in Israel for many years, he now lives and writes in New York.

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(Pages 1, 152, 153)

Page 1 :
It took a war-a fierce and bloody war-to bring to light, just decades ago, one of the most enigmatic ancient sites in the Near East. If not the most enigmatic, it certainly is the most puzzling, and for sure one rooted in great antiquity. It is a structure that has no parallel among the remains of the great civilizations that had flourished in the Near East in past millennia-at least so far as has been uncovered. Its closest parallels are thousands of miles away, across the seas and on other continents; and what it mostly brings to mind is Stonehenge in faraway Britain.
Page 152-153:
It was probably inevitable that with the advent of the modern computer age, some masters of the craft would turn their capabilities to a novel and new goal: the search for a "secret code" in the Bible.
While this is presented in scientific papers and even books as the epitome of modern sophistication, the fact is that this search is actually renewed, not a new, search, albeit with new and more advanced tools. . . .
Discussions by Jewish sages and religious leaders intended to "read between the lines" of the words of the Torah, then of the Prophets, intensified during the exile after the destruction (by the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar) of the First Temple, and even more so after the destruction of the Second Temple (by the Romans). The record of those deliberations is the Talmud ("the Study"). Jewish mysticism, known as the Kaballah, took over and built upon those earlier searches for hidden meanings.
That such hidden meanings did exist, the Bible itself attests. The key was the alphabet, the twenty-two letters.
A simple encoding device,which even schoolchildren often play, is the serial substitution of letters. . . .

Table of Contents

1. Star Stones
2. Fate Has Twelve Stations
3. Divine Generations
4. Between Fate and Destiny
5. Of Death and Resurrection
6. The Cosmic Connection: DNA
7. Secret Knowledge, Sacred Texts
8. Hidden Codes, Mystic Numbers
9. Prophecy: Writings from the Past
10. Navel of the Earth
11. A Time of Prophecy
12. The God Who Returned from Heaven
Epilogue
Index
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Rosemary Decker

Sitchin's works are outstandingly different from all others that present this central theme. His linguistic skills in the languages of antiquity and his pursuit of the earliest available texts and artifacts make possible the wealth of photographs and line drawings appearing in his books from tablets, monuments, murals, pottery, and seals.(Rosemary Decker, historian and researcher)

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