The Way: Two Gods In The Old Testament

‘The Way’ will reveal the major alterations made to the Bible, theological and historical coverups – all part of the Great Deception. ‘The Way’ series will also reveal the true meaning of Jesus’ message and how to reach spiritual perfection.

This is not intended to shake your faith, or prove God isn’t real. God is very real. This is simply to help point out the errors the Catholic Church inserted into the text. The institutionalized Church and the canonized Bible are the Great Deception. No matter how hard the early Catholics tried to alter the text, Truth remains. Clues to the true story are hidden in the lies. The Light hidden within the Darkness. As a minister of Christ and follower of ‘The Way’, it is my job to defend Truth and present it to the world. I give you the facts, it is up to you to look into it yourself. Don’t believe it because I say it, believe it because you see it to be true.

Before you read any further, it must be understood I am not attacking God, but defending Him. I am not attacking His Word, but revealing it. I am not seeking to destroy His way, but to preserve it. I am a follower of Yeshua, defender of The Way.

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In this second edition of ‘The Way’, we will see that there are actually two gods in the Old Testament warring with each other. These two gods, one for mankind and the other against, purposely written into a single being. We will see the identities of these two gods, how they’re mentioned in the Bible, and how they became known as a singular god. Sections include: “Who is Jehovah?”, “Evolution of Yahweh”, and “A More In-depth Look”.

I will be quoting from a few well researched sources. There are many more sources and ancient texts to backup, verify, and otherwise confirm the information presented. As I will be largely quoting from other sources, my commentary will be minimal. The information is being provided to you, it is up to you to do with it what you will. I believe two of the sources quoted are Gnostic and the third Christian.

Who is Jehovah?

To begin, I will continue about Yahweh/Jehovah, as previously discussed in the first edition The Way: Is Yahweh/Jehovah Satan?

I open by quoting from a Gnostic Wisdom Foundation article titled Jehovah:

Jehovah is the modern variation of the tetragrammaton YHWH, sometimes pronounced Yahweh. The pronunciation Yo-ho-wah is actually closer to the original. The other words associated with Jehovah are: Adonai, Lord and Elohim. Elohim is actually plural and refers to Gods, or Lords. In Genesis 3:22, after Adam and Eve partake of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, the Lord says, “Behold, the man is become as one of us,” the “us” being the Elohim, the Lords of the Earth.

An interesting change takes place in the story of Genesis. The original creation story takes place with God as the creator in chapter 1. Chapter 2 begins the same way, until verse 4, where a new entity is introduced, the LORD God, who now claims to have made heaven and earth. This is the first lie. The second lie appears in the story of Adam and Eve.

The Lords of the Earth, the Elohim, were an ancient race of advanced beings that created modern man through the process of genetic manipulation and were revered as gods by the human societies they created. The fact remains that these beings were physical creatures that came into being long after the heavens and the earth were created. Claiming to have made the heavens and the earth to the human civilizations they created is simply further proof that these beings lied and manipulated humans for their own purposes. It is certainly not proof that they were any kind of god. To the contrary, it stands as a form of proof that they were NOT gods at all.

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The Gnostics in the time of Jesus knew full well that the old Lords of the Earth were not Gods. In the Gnostic document known as the Secret Gospel of John is the story of a false god creating the bodies of man, unable to bring them to life. The false god is told that he must breathe life into the bodies he has created. What the false god is not told, is that as he breathes into the body he has created, the true God, a God that is Spirit only, places a small speck of His own spirit into the body, giving it life. The false god is allowed to continue his own ego trip, believing that he has created life while the true God, the creator of all life,remains hidden, acting in the background.

Jesus reveals that truth in his confrontation with the Pharisees in John 8:44 when he tells them, “Ye are ofyourfather the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.” Jesus was speaking of Jehovah, the Lord of Abraham,Isaac and Jacob.

The Old Testament combines two distinct individuals into one God, which stands as the most confusing aspect of understanding God. By separating the two individuals out into their original personalities, we can get a clearer view of what God really is. The two physical individuals were known as Enlil and Enki. They were half brothers: Enki, was the oldest, and Enlil, was the younger brother, but born of a mother with a higher social standing than Enki’s mother. Because of the higher social standing, Enlil was given over-all control of the civilizations here on planet Earth. Enlil thus became known as the Lord, God almighty, now called Jehovah.

Enlil authorized the genetic experiments that resulted in the eventual creation of modern man. Enlil was annoyedby the newly propagating race of humans and developed an anti-human attitude (mankind’s antagonist). Enki, having conceived of the race of man and being intimately involved in the genetic manipulation, viewed himself as the protector of man (mankind’s protagonist). By combining these two physical beings into a one God concept, God became both for and against mankind. God became botha loving God and an angry and jealous Godat the same time.

Enki was the member of the Elohim with a spiritual background; Enlil was not spiritualat all. Over time Enki came to the conclusion that mankind needed to know its true potential and started the mystery school system in ancient Egypt (circa 2750 BC). The Gnostic religion was the outer form of the mystery school system and was the primary recruiting ground for the members that later became known as the Great White Brotherhood. The organizationderived its name not from a particular race,but from its focus on a particular substance; the white powder of gold. Many races and nationalities were represented in the Great White Brotherhood.

Enlil, as the angry and jealous god of the Old Testament, Jehovah, waged a number of turf wars against the other Elohim, usinghumans to do the fighting. This resulted in the murder of hundreds of thousands of humans at the direction of Jehovah. The Lords of the Earth owned and controlled the land and used unsuspecting humans toexpand their influence in their endless squabbles among themselves. The Elohim, far from being a divine race, were little different from the world’s population today:constantly fighting for control of the land and the natural resources the land contains.

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Enki, through the mystery school system, taught mankind that there is a true God, a God of Spirit that is the true source of all life in the universe. A God based strictly on Love, Peace and Compassion. This is the God of which Jesus spoke, and is why Jesus left us with but a single commandment: to love one another. Each day we have a choice: we can serve and worship the memory of a physical being steeped in lies, manipulation, violence, murder and genocide, or we can serve the true God of Spirit, based on Love, Peace and Compassion. As Jesus said: God is Spirit, and what is born of Spirit, is spirit. You are a divine child of God. You are the living light of spirit. As Jesus told us in the Sermon on the Mount:youare the light of the world. By living our lives in Love, we bring ourselves closer to God, closer to the truth, and closer to the perfection God sees in each and every one of us.

Remember, in the end analysis: oneness is the only reality, truth is the only value, and Love is the only power.

Here we see that not only, as The Way: Is Yahweh/Jehovah Satan? shows, Jehovah is in fact a demiurge and known as Satan, but his true and most ancient identity being Enlil of the Elohim. A being that had a complete and blatant disregard for mankind. It was Enlil who chose to kill, enslave, and otherwise oppress mankind. It was Enlil/Jehovah that kept mankinds spiritual wisdom from us in an attempt to keep us from realizing and reaching our fullest potential. Enki, who refused to stand idly by and his creation be enslaved and systematically destroyed, made an attempt to reveal to us such wisdom and free us from the servitude and destruction of Enlil/Jehovah.

When the cuneiform tablets of the ancient Sumerians were uncovered in the mid-1800s from archaeological excavations in Nineveh, Nippur, Babylon, and elsewhere, the discoveries sent shockwaves around the world. Many Biblical scholars were greatly encouraged and believed that the Genesis accounts were finally vindicated. For them, it was obvious that the Sumerians had handed down, with a few distortions, memories of the same historical events that God had inspired Moses to record in Genesis. For other Biblical experts, however, the newly-discovered Sumerian texts were interpretedin a different way. Skeptical Biblical critics took the view that because the Sumerian texts predated the book of Genesis by 500-1000 years, then it was obvious that the Sumerian texts must be the authentic accounts. Both accounts were viewed by the critics as merely myths, and certainly not based on historical events, but because the Sumerian myths were older and it was assumed that “antiquity equals authenticity” then they had to be the true myths. The book of Genesis was then viewed as merely a distorted compilation or recollection of the Mesopotamian originals.  This interpretation of the relationship between Sumerian “myth” and the book of Genesis remains the dominant view in the academic world today.

Evolution of Yahweh/Jehovah

I open with a quotes of interest from The Truth Seekers article The True Name of God

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Below are just a few parallels to digest(there are many, many more):
The Throne of God
Enki/Ea
Sits upon a throne decorated with pots from which flow two streams of water, indicating he is the source of the earth’s streams of freshwater.

Yahweh
Sits upon a throne portrayed as being over a stream of freshwater that leaves the temple in Jerusalem and travels eastward to the Dead Sea, rejuvenating it.

Many similar motifs can be found in:
The “Myth” of Adapa
Food conferring immortality, a god denying man immortality, the acquisition of forbidden knowledge.

The story of Genesis
Food conferring immortality, God denying man immortality, the acquisition of forbidden knowledge.

The Tower Of Babel
Enki/Ea
Confounded the language of the people of the earth.“Enki, the contender…En of cunning, the shrewd one of the land, sage of the gods, gifted in thinking, the En of Eridu,change the speech of their mouths, he having set up contention in it, in the human speech that had been one.”

Yahweh/El
Confounded man’s single language because of their hubris in building the Tower of Babel.

The Deluge
Enki/Ea
Warned Ziusudra (or Utnapishtim) of an impending Flood that would destroy the world and all of mankind. Telling him to save himself and the seeds of all living things by building a boat.

Yahweh/El
Warned Noah of an impending Flood that would destroy the world and all of mankind. Telling him to save himself and all the animals by building a boat.

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The biblical version of the “Great Flood’s” happy ending is chock full of biblical contradictions. It begins by telling of man’s abominations including the corruption of the purity of the “Sons of God”.

A decision is reached to have all flesh perish.The same Deity rushes Noah in 7 days to build an Ark to save the seed of mankind and all living things. Why? Was the Deity’s purpose in this to defeat his own plan? When the flood is over and the Ark lands the deity who is enticed by the smell of roasting meat, forgets his original determination to end all mankind, and even makes a covenant with Noah to never do so again.The nagging contradictions can easily be placed to rest if one considers the fact that the bible’s version is an edited version of the original Sumerian account.

As in many other instances, the edited “monotheistic” Bible has compressed into one deity the roles played by one or more other gods who did not always act in accord.From the Sumerian version, Enki who disagreed with his brother Enlil’s commandto destroy all humans found a way to warn Utnapistim/Ziusudra.

‘Man of Shuruppak, son of Ubar-tutu: Tear down thy house, build a ship! Give up possessions, seek thou life! Foreswear belongings, keep soul alive! Aboard ship take thou theseedof all living things; That ship thou shalt build – Her dimensions shall be to measure…From the Bible, God determined to end all mankind then gives a reprieve and warns Noah.

Genesis 6:14 Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.
Genesis 6:15 And this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits.

After the flood, Utnapishtim/Ziusudra built an altar and offered a sacrifice.

From the Enuma Elish;
‘the gods smelled the savor, the gods smelled the sweet savor the gods crowded like flies about a sacrificer’

From the Bible;
Genesis 8:20 And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.
Genesis 8:21 And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man’s sake; for the imagination ofman’s heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.

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Moses then said to God,`Look, if I go to theIsraelites and say to them, “The god of your ancestors has sent me to you,” and they say to me, “What is his name?” what am I to tell them. God said to Moses, `I am who I am’.
Exodus 3:13-14

As we have learned, Enki (`Lord of the Earth’) was called Ea in Akkadian (East Semitic) – that is to say in the Babylonian tradition. Scholars have determined that Eawas vocalized as ‘Eya’. So, when Moses stood before the burning bush and asked the name of the god of the mountain, did “God” really reply`I am who I am’(Heb. Eyah asher eyah)? This puzzling phrase has long perplexed many theologians here is our simple explanation.

The voice of God simply replied`Eyah asher Eyah’-`I am (the one) who is called Eyah’– the name of Ea in its West Semitic (Hebrew) form. Some Scholars have simply failed to recognize (most often those with strong theological ties) that this is another of those characteristic puns in which the Old Testament abounds.`I am (Eyah) he who iscalled (asher) Ea (Eyah)’is a classic biblical play on words.

It also explains God’s apparently nonsensical instruction:`This is what you are to say to the Israelites,“I am has sent me to you”. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that the above statement makes no sense.The words properly translated are`Eyah has sent me to you’.

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Evidence has it that the “Yahweh” movement originated with the court of King Solomon’s son Rehoboam about 960 BCE, at that time many documents were written to strongly favor the Davidic line of succession in a bid to unite the kingdoms of Judah and Israel. The Yahweh ‘sect’ was concentrated in the south in Judah and is associated with temple ritual among the Jews and the El ‘sect’was in the north among the Israelites- just as Chemosh was the patron god of the Moabites, Milcom of the Ammonites,Hadad of the Arameans, Melkart of the Tyrians.

Though initially of the same clan and stock the Judeans felt they had a claim to rule over all Hebrews and the Israelites did not feel the same.They each developed their own countries with their own kings and both also had their own biblical versions.During the 7th and 6th centuries BCE these separate but similar “Bibles” were merged in an effort to once again unite the tribes ofIsrael under one King and one Banner.The efforts of the Hebrews in the 7th and 6th centuries BCE were not so much the creation of new gods and new concepts from whole cloth, but rather the taking of older concepts and adding a “New Twist.”

Yahweh-El is the result of the new twists derived from a re-working and transformation of older concepts by the Hebrews, who followed in the footsteps of their Mesopotamian predecessors.Yahweh-El is simply a re-working and transformation of the Sumerian god of Wisdom and Knowledge, Enki, also called Ea or Ia, which later became – Iah/Yah/Yaw.This transformation may have also come to the Hebrews from other places but the fact remains that even those others we can trace that contributed to the Supremacy of Yahweh-El simply re-interpret and spun their own twists on the Sumerian epics.

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In the Ugaritic myths Baal conquers the tannin of the sea, so does Yahweh. Baal-Hadad the storm god was the chief god of the Arameans, and it worth noting that Israel claimed her ancestors were Arameans, and that Yahweh is likened to possessing the epithets and achievements of Baal-Hadad, he appearing at Mount Sinai in the form of a Storm Cloud.

Baal Hadad (alternately, Adad) is portrayed as a god who dwells within the darkness ofa thundercloud, whose thunder is his voice,and whose rains, initiate the Flood that destroys all mankind.

The Biblical portrayal of Yahweh as a god who dwells within the darkness of the thundercloud (Deut 4:11; 5:22, 23) is borrowing imagery from Baal-Hadad, who also dwells in a dark thundercloud and whose voice is the thunder. The Bible also relates that Yahweh was called Baal by some Israelites “And in that day, says the Lord, you will callme, ‘My Husband,’ and no longer will you call me, ‘My Ba’al.’ For I will remove the names of the Ba’als from her mouth, and they shall be mentioned by name no more.” Hosea 2:16

If Yahweh was originally subordinate to El, it be could that the Israelites at first imagined him as a god of the same type as Canaanite Baal.
-Yahweh as did Baal also appeared as a storm-god.
-Yahweh like Baal first established his kingship over the world by subduing the unruly cosmic waters, symbolized by a serpent or a dragon.
-There are psalms that show Yahweh subduing the waters along with the dragons Leviathan and Rahab.
-Like Baal, Yahweh had been a god who had to fight the waters until they submitted to his will.
-Like Baal, Yahweh constantly sustained the ordered world.

Yahweh did not – any more than Baal or Marduk – remain subordinate to the supreme god their fathers.

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From The Gilgamesh Epic:
“There rises from the foundation of the heavens a black cloud. Adad thunders in the midst of it.”

From The Bible:
“And you came near and stood at the foot of the mountain, while the mountain burned with fire to the heart of heaven, wrapped in darkness, cloud and gloom.Deut 4:11″These words the Lord spoke to all your assembly at the mountain out of the midst of the fire, the cloud, and the thick darknesswith a loud voice…And when you heard the voice out of the midst of the darkness, while the mountain was burning with fire….”
Deut 5:22,23

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Marduk, (Enki/Ea’s eldest son) after slayingTiamat, holds his bow up for praise and places it in the heavens as a”bow star constellation,” a type of memorial to his ending the threat of a flood to destroy the gods who dwelt on the earth.Yahweh-El, like Marduk, places his bow in the heavens after bringing to an end the Flood, as a rainbow.

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`Eyah’ or simply `Ya’ is the hypocoristic form of the name Yahweh found as an element of so many Old Testament names. So Enki/Ea, the god who created Man and then later warned Ziusudra/Utnapishtim of the impending destruction of mankind, is one and the same as the god of Moses.

This was the great revelation given to the hero of Exodus during his long exile from Egypt in the wilderness of Sinai. It was only when Moses came into contact with the Midianite priest, Jethro, that the highly Egyptian-ized Israelite learned of a much earlier history for his people their origins in the land of Eden, their descent into Shinar and the name of their primeval God. The Midianites were also descended from the patriarch, Abraham, through the sons of his wife, Keturah. They however, had not suffered oppression in the land of Egypt, having split off from the Abrahamic tribe and settled in northwestern Arabia [Genesis 25:1-6]. They had not lost their cultural and religious identity through slavery to a civilization with different beliefs and traditions.

It is likely that the Midianites would have been culturally closer to their origins than the Israelites. They too had a rich oral tradition stretching back to ancestral Mesopotamia. Or perhaps they carried withthem original cuneiform tablets relating thedifferent myths and epics of their ancestorsfrom Sumer.

Moses then said to God,`Look, if I go to theIsraelites and say to them “The god of yourancestors has sent me to you,” and they say to me “What is his name?”, what am I to tell them?’ God said to Moses, `I am he who is called Ea’. And he said, `This is whatyou are to say to the Israelites, “Ea has sent me to you”. You are to tell the Israelites, “Ea, the god of your ancestors, the god of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, has sent me to you.” This is my name for all time and in this way I am to be invoked for all generations to come.’ Exodus 3:13,14, 15

The implications are clear: the Israelites did not know the name Ea and so it follows that they had little or no idea of their ancestral heritage.

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With our identification of Yahweh with the Sumerian god Enki and the Akkadian god Ea we have had an opportunity to comparethecharacter and attributes of the deities to see if they represent the same basic natural elements. The following is the authoritative view of Yahweh.

While the date and origins of the names are debatable, the character of Yahweh is certainly clear, although multifaceted in the biblical text.
·He is a storm god who speaks in the thunder, who hurls or shoots lightning (Exodus 19:16-19; 20:18; Psalm 18:14; Job37:5; Amos 1:2; Habakkuk 3:11).
·He is a god of the mountains (Exodus 19; 1 Kings 20:3).
·Fire is both a sign of Yahweh’s presence and a weapon (Exodus 13:21; 1 Kings 18:38).
·He is a god of the desert (Judges 5:4).·He has control over the waters of the earth – the sea (Exodus 14:21; Jonah),
·He has control over the rivers Joshua 3:16-17),·He has control over the rain (Genesis 2:5; 1 Kings 17).
·He is the giver of life and one who brings death.
·He is a god of war and of peace.

There are many aspects here that are characteristic of Enki/Ea who is the life-giving deity of fresh water, but there are also others which reflect the more violent nature of his brother Enlil (`Lord of the Air’) who was the head of the Mesopotamian pantheon, also known as Baal the Canaanite storm god and Seth, the Egyptian god of the desert. The god of Moses thus reflects an amalgam of deities.

A More In-depth Look

Here I have a few quotes of interest from Domination by Deception by Peter Goodgame, which may be found in its entirety at RedMoonRising.com

YHWH is similar to the enigmatic god Anu in that both are viewed as “Father” deities. Anu was understood as the father of the first generation of gods including the two brothers Enlil and Enki, while YHWH was the “father” of the angelic host who are referred to throughout the Old Testament as the B’nai Ha Elohim, or “Sons of God.” Anu may have also been viewed by the Sumerians as the original creator of the universe, but gradually creation became viewed as a “natural” process involving impersonal primordial “forces.” For the Sumerians Anu was really unimportant and he existed as an “otiose” deity far away in heaven, which was also the place from where YHWH ruled according to the Hebrews.

The apparent relationship between YHWH and Enlil is much more substantial. Enlil was not viewed by the Sumerians as the original Creator of the universe but he was viewed as the ultimate Ruler of the gods and of mankind. Sumerian myths also describe Enlil as the father of a generation of gods, and several myths refer to Enlil (as opposed to Enki) as the creator and father of mankind. The cult center of Enlil was located in the holy city of Nippur, which was never a political capital and does not appear as a capital city on the Sumerian King List. Nippur was instead a sort of religious capital where the kings of Sumer went to receive Enlil’s approval and to honor the mightiest and most-feared of theSumerian gods. According to the Enmerkar and the Lord of Aratta epic, prior to the reign of Enmerkar the Sumerians worshiped Enlil alone, which implies something similar to Hebrew monotheistic worship of YHWH. The Sumerians also looked to Enlil as the ultimate decision-maker within the council of the gods and, like YHWH in the book of Genesis, it was Enlil who decided to send the Great Flood to wipe out mankind.

The relationship between YHWH and Enki presents much more of a challenge for scholars of the ancient texts and remains a highly debated question. If any god could be said to be the”personal” god of the Sumerians it would have to be Enki. Like YHWH’s relationship with the Hebrews, Enki was viewed by the Sumerians as powerful, kind, and wise in his schemes to protect the Sumerians from the animosity of other gods (especially Enlil) and from neighboring enemy tribes. Just as YHWH cared for his people, the Hebrews, so was Enki portrayed as caring for the Sumerians. As mentioned inPart Five, Enki’s apparent love for mankind could be traced back to Sumerian traditions that Enki, just like YHWH in Genesis, was personally involved in creating mankind out of clay. Enki also played a role similar to YHWH when, through his actions, a particular family was chosen, warned, and spared from the Great Flood by being given instructions for building an ark.

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David Rohl even believes that YHWH actually declared His identity as Enki/Ea to Moses in a straightforward manner at the incident of the burning bush:
“Moses then said to God, ‘Look, if I go to the Israelites and say to them, “The god of your ancestors has sent me to you,” and they say to me, “What is his name?” what am I to tell them?’ God said to Moses,’I am who I am’.” [Exodus 3:13-14]

Here is how David Rohl explains this curious dialogue between Moses and the Voice from the burning bush:
“As we have learnt, Enki (‘Lord of the Earth’) was called Ea in Akkadian (East Semitic) – that is to say in the Babylonian tradition. Scholars have determined that Ea was vocalized as ‘Éya’. So, when Moses stood before the burning bush and asked the name of the god of the mountain, did he really reply ‘I am who I am’ (Heb.Eyah asher eyah)? This puzzling phrase has long perplexed theologians but now there is a simple explanation. The voice of God simply replied ‘Eyah asher Eyah’– ‘I am (the one) who is called Eyah’ – the name of Ea in its West Semitic (i.e. Hebrew) form. Scholars have simply failed to recognize that this is another of those characteristic puns in which the Old Testament abounds. ‘I am (Eyah) he who is called (asher) Ea (Eyah)’ is a classic biblical play on words. It also explains God’s apparently nonsensical instruction: ‘This is what you are to say to the Israelites, “I am has sent me to you.”‘ God’s words should really be translated as ‘Eyah has sent me to you.”Eyah’ or simply ‘Ya’ is the hypocoristic form of the nameYahweh found as an element of so many Old Testament names. So Enki/Ea, the god who created Man and then later warned Ziusudra/Utnapishtim of the impending destruction of mankind, is one and the same as the god of Moses.”

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Gardner approaches the subject of Enlil and Enki in his follow-up book Genesis of the Grail Kings(1999), and for him the identity of YHWH/Jehovah is very obvious. “The Jehovah of the Jews (El Elyon of the Canaanites) was, therefore, synonymous with Enlil of the Anunnaki,son of the great Anu.” Gardner then goes on to identify Enki. “The serpent who conversed at length with Eve was clearly not a lowly, dumb creature, but a guardian of the sacred knowledge… It is further evident from the Mesopotamian serpent illustration that it has a direct Enki association, since Enki (Ea) was traditionally depicted as the Serpent-Lord of the Euphrates. Just as the serpent was the giver of wisdom, so Enki was constantly referred to as Enki the Wise…” For Gardner the “Grail Kings” are the true kings who have the divine right to rule over mankind. He traces the genealogy of this illuminated elite back to Cain, the first son of Eve, and Gardner resurrects the ancient Talmudic legend that Cain’s true father was Samael the serpent, identified by Gardner as Enki. He writes,”In terms of sovereign genealogy, the line of Ham and Nimrod (in descent from Cain, Lamech and Tubal-cain) held the true heritage of Grail kingship, while the Sethian line through Noah and Shem were of lesser standing…” According to Gardner, Ham was in fact the first-born son of Tubal-Cain, and not the son of Noah as stated in Genesis. With this step Gardner is able secure a line of human descent directly to Enki himself, even through the catastrophe of the Great Flood.

In commenting on the Judeo-Christian concept of Satan/Lucifer as the great Adversary of God and man, Gardner claims that this is a spurious theological invention created to help intimidate and subjugate early Christians under the domination of the Roman Church. For Gardner, the serpent-god Enki was mankind’s original creator, our most important teacher, our protector against the animosity of Enlil/YHWH, and essentially “a true champion of mankind.”

Mark Amaru Pinkham is a successful author who also alleges that mankind’s true creator is Lucifer,a name which he says is synonymous with Enki of the Sumerians. Pinkham’s ideas are explained in his bookThe Return of the Serpents of Wisdom(1997), while in another book,The Truth Behind the Christ Myth(2002), he explains that Jesus Christ was simply one of a series of manifestations of this divine figure. Pinkham has also written on the connection between the true”christ” and the medieval Knights Templar, and he is the founder of an organization calledThe International Order of Gnostic Templars.

William Henry is another name associated with Sitchin’s “extra-terrestrial origins” theory. Henry refers to himself as an “investigative mythologist,” he has published close to a dozen books, and he can be heard often on late-night radio on shows such as Coast-to-Coast AM that discuss alternative and esoteric issues. In one of his online articles Henry explains how the conflictbetween Enki/Ea and Enlil continues to the present day:”E.A. and his priests, seek to uplift humanity to the level of the gods through global education and revelation of all sacred secrets. Enlil’s priests seek to keep humanity at the level of slaves and sex objects, the property of a police state cryptocracy.”

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In his book Dimensions(1989) Vallee elaborates on this hypothesis: “I propose that there is a spiritual control system for human consciousness and that paranormal phenomen alike UFOs are one of its manifestations. I cannot tell whether this control is natural and spontaneous; whether it is explainable in terms of genetics, of social psychology, or of ordinary phenomena—or if it is artificial in nature, under the power of some superhuman will. It may be entirely determined by laws that we have not yet discovered.”

If indeed the ancient “gods” are manipulating and controlling human consciousness from other dimensions then we can expect Enki to be playinga major role in this ongoing program. But is his role positive, as the Sumerians and modern New Age authors assure us, or is he the Great Deceiver and the greatest enemy of both God and man, as Judeo-Christian traditions have warned from the very beginning?

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As far as the pagan world was concerned there was only one story to be told, even though each culture told it in a unique way with different names and each with its own culturally-relevant details. In the final analysis this story is Enki’s story, and Enki’s great rival Enlil, understood by so many to be YHWH the God of Israel, had to wait about fifteen hundred years before He could give His side of the story. That was the approximate length of time from the invention of writing to the moment when Moses met his appointment with God on the top of Mt. Sinai. It will be interesting as we find out what He had to say.

Biblical Response

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Modern scholars find many similarities when they compare Genesis with the creation accounts of the Sumerians and Babylonians. For instance, according to Genesis, creation took place in seven days, literal or otherwise, whereas the Enuma Elish creation account of the Babylonians was written down in a division of seven tablets. Other similarities exist, but these many similarities only serve to highlight the few important differences that do exist. These differences are enough to prove that the Hebrews had an understanding of creation and early history in common with the pagan cultures, but they viewed these events from a completely different, and in many cases opposite, perspective.

Concerning the “Fall of Man,” this is the event in Genesis that sets the stage for all further divine-human relationships, whether they be mankind’s relationship with God, or mankind’s relationship with the “Sons of God,” also known as the fallen angels, who manipulate human affairs from the spirit-world. This event also introduces the primary adversary of God and Man, who is referred to in Hebrew as the nachash of the Garden of Eden. Semitic languages scholar Dr. Michael S. Heiser believes that this word, which is usually translated as “serpent,” can also be translated as “the shining one.” This means that this creature was not a mere snake, but was a divine being capable of using speech to flatter and deceive. Heiser associates this nachash with the descriptions of Satan in Isaiah 14 and Ezekiel 28. In Isaiah his name is given as Helel ben Shakar, which means “the shining one, son of thedawn, “translated in some Bibles as “Lucifer, son of the morning,” whereas Ezekiel helps to explain the origins of his overblown pride: “You had the seal of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.You were in Eden, the garden of God…”

While the tempter of Eve may not have been an actual snake, he has always been associated with the serpent in one way or another. The book of Revelation (12:9) describes him as a red dragon, and refers to him as “the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world.” In the book of Genesis his punishment for deceiving Eve also appears to be related to his “serpentine” aspect: “Because you have done this, cursed are you above all the livestock and all the wild animals! You will crawl on your belly and you will eat dust all the days of your life. And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.” (Genesis 3:14-15) Within this curse upon the serpent was also a prediction of the serpent’s doom, which would come from a man descended from Eve herself. The Hebrews understood this promise as the Protoevangelium, or “first prophecy,” of the coming of the world’s Messiah who would provide the remedy and reverse the effects of the Fall.

For the Hebrews “Satan the Serpent” was known from the beginning as a cunning deceiver who was cursed by God and would one day be destroyed by the Messiah. Compare this with the pagan view of the “shining serpent,” as given by Philo of Byblos, translated from even earlier Phoenician texts:

“The nature then of the dragon and of serpents Tauthus [Egyptian Thoth, Greek Hermes] himself regarded as divine, and so again after him did the Phoenicians and Egyptians: for this animal was declared by him to be of all reptiles most full of breath, and fiery. In consequence of which it also exerts an unsurpassable swiftness by means of its breath, without feet and hands or any other of the external members by which the other animals make their movements. It also exhibits forms of various shapes, and in its progress makes spiral leaps as swift as it chooses. It is also most long-lived, and its nature is to put off its old skin, and so not only to grow young again, but also to assume a larger growth; and after it has fulfilled its appointed measure of age, it is self-consumed, in like manner as Tauthus himself has set down in his sacred books: for which reason this animal has also been adopted in temples and in mystic rites… The Phoenicians call it “Good Daemon”; in like manner the Egyptians also surname it Cneph;and they add to it the head of a hawk because of the hawk’s activity. Epeïs also (who is called among them a chief hierophant and sacred scribe, and whose work was translated by Areius of Heracleopolis), speaks in an allegory word for word as follows: ‘The first and most divine being is a serpent with the form of a hawk, extremely graceful, which whenever he opened his eyes filled all with light in his original birthplace, but if he shut his eyes, darkness came on. ‘Epeïs here intimates that he is also of a fiery substance, by saying ‘he shone through,’ for to shine through is peculiar to light.”

The question that begs to be asked is this: What can possibly explain these two radically different perspectives on the nature of the serpent? For the Hebrews he was cursed by God to a level lower than that of animals and forced to eat dust, whereas for the pagans he was the”Good Daemon,”and”the first and most divine being.”

After God’s cursing of the serpent the next curse falls upon Cain for killing his brother Abel. In PartFive we saw how the dispute between the shepherd and the farmer is resolved differently in Sumerian texts than in the book of Genesis, with the farming winning divine favor over the shepherd, and the shepherd becoming belligerent towards the farmer. There is also a different emphasis on the lines of descent. Genesis gives the descendents of Cain and relates their founding of the first city, but Seth’s line is more important because it leads to Noah. On the other hand, the Sumerians appear to focus upon the line of Cain, with the institution of the hereditary monarchy “descending from heaven” to Enki’s city, the city of Eridu, named for Irad the grandson of Cain. In contrast, as far as YHWH was concerned the institution of a monarchy was unnecessary and was viewed as inevitably leading to oppression (1 Samuel 8:10-22).

The other “descent from the heavens” account is the descent of the fallen angels themselves. This is portrayed in Genesis 6, and it involves unholy relations between some of the “sons of God” and human women, a relationship which produced the Nephilim. From this human-angelic interaction the world became”corrupt in the sight of God”and”filled with violence,” which became the justification for sending the global Flood. According to pagan mythologies this was the Golden Age of Kronos when the gods lived with men during the era of the kingdom of Atlantis. However, even though it was viewed as an idealistic time when the “true religion” originally ruled, Greek writers such as Plato explained that Atlantis became corrupt in its spiritual teachings and used its great power to dominate and abuse the entire world.

The non-canonical book of Enoch explains how the fallen angels taught mankind astronomy and astrology, charms and spells, and the properties of plants and herbs. One particular angel named Azazel”taught men to make swords, and knives, and shields, and breastplates, and taught them about metals of the earth and the art of working them”(Enoch 8:1). In Genesis the craft of metalworking is ascribed to Tubal-Cain, a descendent of Cain. David Rohl associates this name with Bad-tibira, which is the second city on the Sumerian King List, following Eridu where”kingship descended from heaven.” According to Sumerian accounts the great”civilizer” of mankind was the great god Enki, the Lord of the Abzu in Eridu, who was portrayed as a firm friend and champion of mankind. On the other hand the book of Enoch explains that the innovations given to mankind were used for wicked purposes. The Nephilim ruled with an ironfist, “and when men could no longer sustain them,the giants turned against them and devoured mankind”(Enoch 7:4). Regarding Azazel himself, Enoch 10:8 reads:”The whole earth has been corrupted through the works that were taught by Azazel:to him ascribe ALL SIN.”

After the Great Flood we come to a curious incident in which Ham, one of the three sons of Noah, dishonors his father. This brings about another curse, which is a curse from Noah, given because of Ham’s indiscretion but applied to Ham’s son Canaan. In the Sumerian King List and in the myth Enmerkar and the Lord of Aratta both Meskiagkasher (Cush) and Enmerkar (Nimrod) are said to be descendents of Utu. If Utu is to be found within the book of Genesis then Utu can only be Ham, the third son of Noah who is described negatively in Genesis. On the other hand, within Sumerian mythology, specifically Enki and the World Order, we find that Utu/Ham is glorified:”Enki placed in charge of the whole of heaven and earth the hero, the bull who comes out of the ašur forest bellowing truculently,the youth Utu, the bull standing triumphantly, audaciously, majestically, the father of the Great City, the great herald in the east of holy An, the judge who searches out verdicts for the gods, with a lapis-lazuli beard, rising from the horizon into the holy heavens.”

Utu became known as the Sun God in Sumerian mythology and the god of Truth and Justice. In the Akkadian language Utu was known as Shamash. It was Ham’s grandson Nimrod who was responsible for the Tower of Babel, and we have already shown how this is portrayed in Sumerian myth as Enmerkar’s attempt to renovate the Holy Abzu of Eridu in honor of Enki. In the descriptions of the role given to Utu by Enki, we can perhaps read how the young Ham (the youth Utu) left the home of his father Noah (which was a mountainous land of forests), in a fury of indignation (bellowing truculently) because of what he perceived to be an unjust verdict against himself and his son. Then Enki appears, offering flattering words and deceitful promises, after which we find that Ham becomes deified by Enki as the Sun and God of Justice! In Egyptian myth we find that Ham is most likely represented as the god Horus. This may sound confusing on the surface, because Horus is usually viewed as the son of Osiris, who has been shown to be Nimrod, the grandson of Ham. The problem is resolved once we realize that the earliest Egyptian myths describe Horus as either the brother or uncle of Osiris. Eventually two separate Horus identities appeared whom Plutarch refers to as “Horus the Elder” and “Horus the Younger,” the latter being the well-known son of Osiris and the great unifier of Egypt. This interpretation makes sense because the facts show that the cult of Horus was well-known some time before the cult of Osiris was established. The worship of Horus dates back to Pre-Dynastic times to the “Falcon City” of Nekhen, while concrete evidence for the worship of Osiris first appears only in the Fourth Dynasty.

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It seems that at every important stage of the book of Genesis we find a description of events very similar to pagan accounts, but the interpretation of the events is given a completely opposite spin. What can account for the fact that the Hebrews, a seemingly insignificant tribe of refugees fleeing from Egypt, would seek to create a history of creation and civilization that repeatedly contradicted the way in which the surrounding nations viewed the very same history? The next section will help to answer this question.

God Against Gods

After the account of the indiscretion of Ham the book of Genesis continues in chapter ten with a listing of seventy of the descendents of Shem, Ham, and Japheth, the three sons of Noah. At the end of this listing is an explanation:”and out of these the nations were separated on the earth after the flood.” Chapter eleven then continues with the story that helps to explain exactly how these nations were separated, which is the story of the Tower of Babel. Hebrew tradition, as well as Josephus, maintains that this episode was directed by Nimrod, whose empire included virtually the entire civilized world. At his prodding the people of the earth said “Come, let us build for ourselves a city, and a tower whose top will reach into heaven, and let us make for ourselves a name, otherwise we will be scattered abroad over the face of the earth.”

According to Genesis the building of the city and the tower was begun for two reasons: 1) To”make for ourselves a name,” and 2) To establish a base from which to resist the divine command given in Genesis 9 as part of the Noachide Covenant to”multiply and fill the earth.” As a result of this disobedience Genesis 11:5 explains that the Lord “came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built.” God’s response to the situation is explained in Genesis 11:6-7, which included an appeal from God to His heavenly host: “The Lord said, ‘Behold, they are one people and they all have the same language. And this is what they began to do, and now nothing which they purpose to do will be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and there confuse their language so that they will not understand one another’s speech.'”

The Book of Jasher is a non-canonical book that is mentioned in Joshua 10:13 and 2 Samuel 1:18, and it explains the identity of the “us” that God refers to in Genesis 11, “And they built the tower and the city, and they did this thing daily until many days and years were elapsed. And God said to the seventy angels who stood foremost before him, to those who were near to him, saying, ‘Come let us descend and confuse their tongues, that one man shall not understand the language of his neighbor,’ and they did so unto them.” (Jasher 9:31)

This strange episode was concluded after these”angels” agreed to God’s invitation to make a”descent” from heaven to earth. The final result is given in Genesis 11:8-9, which explains how the people of the earth who resisted being scattered were forced to meet the terms of the Noachide Covenant of Genesis 9:
“So the Lord scattered them abroad over the face of the earth; and they stopped building the city. Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the Lord confused the language of the whole earth; and from there the Lord scattered them abroad over the face of the whole earth.”

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The book of Genesis does not elaborate on how these descending angels affected mankind at the time of the division of the nations. In fact, the explanation of this event does not appear until the book of Deuteronomy where it can be found within the final speech that Moses gave to the people of Israel just prior to his death: “When the Most High gave the nations their inheritance, when He separated the sons of man, he set the boundaries of the peoples according to the number of the sons of God.” (Deuteronomy 32:8)

These “sons of God” were members of the”heavenly host” of angelic beings that God originally created to help manage the earth and all creation. This explanation for these “sons of God” is clarified by an old Jewish Targum on this text found in a manuscript known as Pseudo-Jonathan.

“When the Most High made allotment of the world unto the nations which proceeded from the sons of Noach, in the separation of the writings and languages of the children of men at the time of the division, He cast the lot among the seventy angels, the princes of the nations.”

The decision to divide the nations of the world took place in a “Divine Council” setting, with God consulting with a council of seventy “sons of God”before arriving at a decision. The “sons of God” are advanced beings, also known as “angels,” and because they were created with Free Will not all of them have always acted in obedience with God and His divine plan. The seventy “sons of God” who appeared before God at this particular Divine Council to come to an agreement with God regarding the problem of the Tower of Babel were rebel angels whose interaction with humanity far pre-dated the Flood. In other words, they were a dissident faction of angels who thought they could manage humanity much better than God could. To deal with the problem of Enki’s domination of the world through Nimrod and his empire God decided to allow these angels a chance to prove their argument. The end result was that the world was divided up according to”the number of the sons of God.”

“Seventy” was the number of members within this particular angelic faction, which is why the Table of Nations of Genesis 10 lists exactly seventy descendents of Shem, Ham, and Japheth, who made up the nations that “were separated on the earth after the flood.” From God’s perspective, a situation in which humanity was united against God under the control of Satan and Nimrod was exchanged for a situation in which humanity was divided against God under the control of the seventy fallen angelic”princes.”

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The disappearance of YHWH from human affairs, through the transfer of direct authority over humanity to the “fallen angels,” can be deduced by the existence of so-called “otiose” deities at thehead of the pantheons of the pagan world. For instance, most scholars refer to the Sumerian god Anu as an “otiose Deity.” He was the head of the Sumerian pantheon, but he did not actually do anything, and the Sumerians had very few, if any, representations of him, despite the fact that temples were built in his honor, such as the one excavated by Sir Leonard Wooley at Ur.

In Canaanite mythology, which is known to us from the Ugaritic texts of Ras Shamra, the “otiose deity” is the great god El. The primary Canaanite myth known asThe Baal Cycle characterizes El as a deity far removed from human affairs, who falls into a dispute with his wife when he is faced with promoting one of his sons to the position of active leader of the pantheon. According to Ugaritic accounts, and this is a very significant point, the number of El’s sons was exactly seventy.

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In conclusion, the Tower of Babel event, more than being simply a fascinating story of how the different languages came to exist, is in fact the place and time where “Paganism” came into existence as a religion and as a system of spiritual control over, and enslavement of, the minds and souls of humanity. In this sense William Bramley was absolutely correct in his characterization of the oppression of humanity at the hands of the “Custodians” when he wrote,
“To keep control over its possession and to maintain Earth as something of a prison, that other civilization [the fallen angels / Custodians] has bred never-ending conflict between human beings, has promoted human spiritual decay, and has erected on Earth conditions of unremitting physical hardship. This situation has existed for thousands of years and it continues today.”

Conclusion

You may click on the links provided to read the above articles in their entirety. The third is 12 pages long, possibly containing more information I could have quoted here. However, the author seems to have a bias that is made evident in the final 5 pages of the article, and I feel what I have quoted is enough to cover the topic of this edition of ‘The Way’.

Based on my research, and the quoted sources above, I feel it can be considered conclusive that:
-Prior to the formation of Judaism by the tribe of Judah, there was only one belief system. The only difference being the names each nation chose for the gods.
-The tribe of Judah, in disagreement with the other tribes of Israel, re-wrote accounts of history; amalgamated the gods into one; and twisted stories, to fit their means.

All things considered, it is fair to assume then, that the serpent isn’t necessarily the evil one; YHWH wishes man to be slaves, whereas the serpent made attempts to free man. It may also be said that, due to amalgamation of the gods, many verses attributed to God are Enlil, while others are Enki.

In the next edition of ‘The Way’ we will see what attributes of Yahweh are Enlil and what are of Enki. We will also see which of these two gods have been amalgamated into Yahweh, and which of the two gods is simply a more ancient name for Yahweh.

The Series
1) The Way: Is Yahweh/Jehovah Satan?

3) The Way: Yahweh, the amalgamated Enlil and Enki

4) The Way: Jesus, the Serpent?

5) The Way: Jesus’ Hidden Message

6) The Way: Gnosis Is Of Jesus, Not Satan

7) The Way: Jesus And The Age of Aquarius

Part 2
1) The Way: In The Beginning

2) The Way: Gnosis In The Bible

3) The Way: The Great Deception

4) The Way: We Are Not Bound By The Old Testament

The sequel, or follow up, to ‘The Way’ is ‘The Hidden Truth’.

The Hidden Truth
1) The Hidden Truth: The Bible And The Brain

2) The Hidden Truth: The Bible And The Pineal Gland

3) The Hidden Truth: Christ Within

4) The Hidden Truth: Revelation Revealed

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About Rev. Dr. Red
Minister, Public Speaker, Founder/Sr. Pastor of Spiritual Messiah Ministries, Founder of Spiritual Truth Movement & Coalition, Fisherman, Independent Marketer.

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