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Space travel . . . Genetic engineering . . . Computer science . . . Astounding achievements as new as tomorrow. But stunning recent evidence proves that as these ultramodern advances were known to our forfathers millions of yrsterdays ago . . . as early as 3,000 years before the birth of Christ!
In this remarkable companion volume to his landmark EARTH CHRONICLES series, author Zecharia Sitchin reexamines the teachings of the ancients in the light of mankind's latest scientific discoveries and uncovers breathtaking, never-before-revealed facts that challenge long-held, conventional beliefs about our planet and our species.
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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Page 1 (from the foreword):
The last decades of the twentieth century have witnessed an upsurge of human knowledge that boggles the mind. Out advances in every field of science and technology are no longer measured in centuries or even decades but in years and even months, and they seem to surpass in attainments and scope anything that Man has achieved in the past.
But is it possible that Mankind has come out of the Dark Ages and the Middle Ages; reached the Age of Enlightenment; experienced the Industrial Revolution; and entered the era of high-tech, genetic engineering, and space flight-only to catch up with ancient knowledge?
For many generations the Bible and its teachings have served as an anchor for a searching Mankind, but modern science appeared to have vast us all adrift, especially in the confrontation between Evolution and Creationism. In this volume it will be shown that the conflict is baseless; that the Book of Genesis and its sources reflect the highest levels of scientific knowledge.
Is it possible, then, that what our civilization is discovering today about our planet Earth and about our corner of the universe, the heavens, is only a drama that can be called "Genesis Revisited"-only a rediscovery of what had been known to a much earlier civilization, on Earth and on another planet?
Page 3 (Chapter 1, The Host of Heaven):
In the beginning
God created the Heaven and the Earth.
The very concept of a beginning of all things is basic to modern astronomy and astrophysics. The statement that there was a void and chaos before there was order conforms to the very latest theories that chaos, not permanent stability, rules theuniverse. And then there is the statement about the bolt of light that began the process of creation.
Was this a reference to the Big Bang, the theory according to which the universe was created from a primordial explosion, a burst of energy in the form of light, that sent the matter from which stars and planets and rocks and human beings are formed flying in all directions and creating the wonders we see in the heavens and on Earth? Some scientists, inspired by the insights of our most inspiring source, have thought so. But then, how did ancient Man know the Bog Bang theory so long ago? Or was this biblical tale the description of matters closer to home, of how our own little planet Earth and the heavenly zone called the Firmament, or "hammered-out bracelet," were formed?
Indeed, how did ancient Man come to have a cosmogony at all? How much did he really know, and how did he know it?
Table of ContentsForeword
1. The Host of Heaven
2. It Came from Outer Space
3. In the Beginning
4. The Messengers of Genesis
5. Gaia: The Cleaved Planet
6. Witness to Genesis
7. The Seed of Life
8. The Adam: A Slave Made to Order
9. The Mother Called Eve
10. When Wisdom Was Lowered from Heaven
11. A Space Base on Mars
12. Phobos: Malfunction of Star Wars Incident?
13. In Secret Anticipation
What People are Saying About This
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)
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is probably the best introduction to Zecharia Sitchin's work. It's easy to read and focuses on modern examples of his theories rather than ancient mythologies. I read this for the second time this year and was disappointed. If you're very familiar with his work I wouldn't waste your time on it. This book amazed me the first time I read it but now it seems to lack the depth that his other books have. Oh well. I do plan on reading all of his books a second time, and I don't foresee the same problem as with this one, except perhaps for the first half of the Twelfth Planet. Anyway, he was the leading theorist, in many ways still today, of the Ancient Astronaut theories. You don't have to prescribe to his theories to get a lot out of his books. His vast knowledge of ancient civilizations is more than enough to keep any reader's mind occupied! For the casual reader I do suggest beginning with this work before diving into the more in-depth Twelfth Planet (Book One of the Earth Chronicles).
After reading Genesis, Revisited, it all comes together. I read it with a Bible next to me, lo and behold fact was based upon fact, and not just mear myths.
The author's essential premise is that a) civilization on earth was influenced by visitors from Niburu, an as yet undetected planet in our solar system and b) that they have an outpost on Mars which has been shooting down our space probes. The material is fascinating and the writing engaging as one might expect from a former journalist. Its major weakness is its failure to provide any references to source materials so the reader must either accept it as new gospel or not simply on its own terms.The tie in to The Book of Genesis is too sketchy to do justice to explain some of the admittedly strange material in the first book of the bible, material about the Nephilim, the sons of god, having sex with the daughters of men, and the story of the Tower of Babel which appears out of nowhere in scripture. Great fun but cosmology lite for those expecting more scientific rigor and fewer stories about aliens turning our ancestors into slaves to work in their gold mines 300,000 years ago.