The Bible Versus Babylon: Part 2 – Genesis Myth, Garden Of Eden

The Genesis Myth

“Ordo ab Chao” – Translates as Order Out Of Chaos, which is a well-known Freemason / Illuminati slogan. Could Babylon be where this Latin phrase first originated?

If you’ve got a Bible handy, take it out and flip to the first page of Genesis. Here are verses 2 through 5 from chapter one:

2) And the earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. 3) And God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. 4) And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness. 5) And God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

You’ll notice that verse two mentions that before the act of Creation, there was only some sort of undefined and profound abyss. This is Day 1 of Creation. Also, read verses 14 through 19, chapter one:

14) And God said, “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years; 15) and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth”; and it was so. 16) And God made two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. He made the stars also. 17) And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, 18) and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19) And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.

Side note: Read verse 14 again. Time and time again, stubborn Catholics and Christians have told me that that Astrology comes straight from the Devil. This is bullshit! Astrology comes from God! (By God, I mean the entity that really created the Universe, and not the bearded white guy sitting on the throne and tossing down thunderbolts, disasters, plagues, etc.) I cannot emphasize this enough; Astrology is the key to everything, from good and evil planetary influences on humanity to Freemason / Illuminati / Kabbalah magic. The Egyptians knew it, the Indians knew it, the Greeks and Romans knew it, and oh yes, the Babylonians knew it, too. This is why so many ancient civilizations studied the stars all the time! Back to the topic…

Clearly, there is an inconsistency here. Day and Night were created in both the 1st Day of Creation and in the 4th Day! It has been suggested that two separate creation myths were woven together when the Bible was invented. The separation point would be Genesis chapter 1, verse 8. Note how vague the first eight verses of Genesis read. To me, as a person who was raised both Catholic and later Christian it always seemed as if whoever came up with the mythology was too simple-minded to say more than: Well, I guess God created all that out of nothing. Here’s another explanation; the inventors of the Bible used the Babylonian version of Creation. They erased all mention of other gods from it, because they wanted everyone to look in the direction of Rome and El of the Old Testament. On top of that, Rome wanted either the Roman Emperor or the Pope to be seen as an actual god on Earth.

Side note: Many monarchs have claimed that they are, literally, God On Earth. Spartans, Greeks and Romans did this. Alexander the Great, for example, was worshipped as a god while he was still alive. Even today, little children are praying to the President of the United States, and adults are asking Barrack Obama to hear their cries and deliver them. So, why shouldn’t the Pope claim to be God on Earth, when so many other world leaders have done the same?

Here is a brief rundown of the Babylonian account of Genesis, as found in the book The Chaldean Account Of Genesis, by George Smith: There was a time of nothing but darkness and an abyss of waters. (Sound familiar? Read Genesis 1:2 again if it doesn’t.) There appeared human-like creatures, ‘men,’ with two or four wings, and two heads. One head was masculine, one feminine, and the same went for their sexual organs. These human figures had the horns and legs of goats, while others had horse’s hindquarters and feet. Bulls had heads of men, dogs four times as thick as normal dogs had limbs ending in fish tails. Basically, creatures had limbs of every species of animal, including man. Fish, reptiles, serpents and other monsters, assumed each other’s shapes and faces.

The god Anu is identified as the ruler and god of heaven. Anu also represents the entire universe when it was an abyss of waters. When these were split, the upper region or heaven (the Biblical firmament from Genesis 1, verses 7 and 8) was called Anu, while the lower region or earth was called Anatu (In Genesis 1:10 this is called Earth). Anatu is seen as the female principle or wife of Anu (Mother Earth), and as a contrast to Anu (Father Sky). Whereas Anu represents height and heaven, Anatu represents depth and earth. Anatu is also seen as a female fish-god. Note the establishing of opposites, or duality, taking place right away.

Side note: The Chaldean version goes on to describe the birth of the moon like this: Anu opened up the original abyss and created a whirling motion like boiling. (A spiral, maybe?) The moon passed through an opening like a giant bubble and made its way across the heavens. In the Bible, God simply stuck a lesser light in the sky to rule the night. What I find interesting here is that the Chaldeans / Babylonians are referring to a time when there was NO MOON IN THE SKY, which Plato and the Akkadian people also mention, but which the authors of the Bible have conveniently left out.

Presiding over the menagerie of random animals / men was a woman named Omoroca, which means ‘the sea’ or ‘the moon.’ The god Belus came and cut the woman in half. From one half he created the earth and from the other he created the heavens. At the same time, Belus destroyed the wild animals within the abyss.

This is stated by George Smith to be an allegory of nature. Belus takes off his own head, upon which other gods mixed the resulting flow of blood, and from this men were formed. The gods, then, are seen as rational, of partaking in divine knowledge, and of forming a more stable universe. There is your inference to ‘order out of chaos,’ which is mentioned often enough in conspiracy circles. According to Polyhistor Alexander, Belus went on to create the stars, the sun, the moon, and the five planets, for a total of seven nearby heavenly bodies. These are the seven planets that Santos Bonacci will explain were brought together during the founding of the Catholic (Universal) Church of Rome.

In the Bible, each day of God’s Creation is only worthy of a few verses. The original Babylonian versions inscribed each day with separate tablets. Unfortunately, much of the content of these tablets has been lost. Author Smith was able to make correlations with the fragments he could locate, sometimes simply from the surviving headings on the tables, as follows:

Verses in Genesis, chapter 1, and their counterparts on the Chaldean tablets:

Verses 1 and 2 agree with Smith’s Tablet 1

Verses 3 – 5, the 1st Day probably agree with Tablet 2

Verses 6 – 8, the 2nd Day, probably agree with Tablet 3

Verses 9 – 13, the 3rd Day, probably agree with Tablet 4

Verses 14 – 19, the 4th Day, agree with Tablet 5

Verses 20 – 23, the 5th Day, probably agree with Tablet 6

Verses 24 and 25, the 6th Day, probably agree with Tablet 7

Verses 26 and after, the 6th and 7th days, probably agree with Tablet 8

To reiterate, for each day of Creation more information was included in the Babylonian tablets than what is found in the Bible verses. A lot of what has been translated compares well with what we find in the scriptures. The Chaldean version uses phrases such as ‘delightful’ and ‘satisfactory,’ for example, to describe the results of the acts of Creation. Compare this to the phrase we find repeatedly in the first chapter of Genesis: ‘And God saw that it was good.’

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Babylonian cylinder seal showing sacred tree. Some assert the figures represent Adam and Eve.

The Garden Of Eden

In various fragments of the Chaldean tablets, the race of men known as zalmat-qaqadi, or the dark race, are also referred to as Admi, Adami or Adamu. (Through this and previous research, I am inclined to believe that this ‘dark race’ means black people and not dark-haired people. I am fairly certain that black people, both Semitic and Non-Semitic, occupied ancient Canaan and Mesopotamia, long before the Arabs came into the picture.) Is it a coincidence that these last three words, Admi, Adami and Adamu, sound a lot like the name of the first man in Genesis, Adam?

The Adamu are said to be the dark race, while the Sarku are said to be the lighter race. In the Bible, and not coincidentally, two races of men are mentioned: the sons of Adam and the sons of God. Going by the story in the scriptures, the sons of God were the fallen ones, or fallen angels. When the sons of God intermingled with the sons of Adam, they began to spread their evil across the Earth. As seen in Genesis Chapter 6:

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. (Genesis 6, verses 1 and 2. Notice that there is a distinction between the daughters of men and the sons of God. Clearly, these are two different types of men, because they did not cohabitate before this time. In all probability, these were two races. What this means as far as who the sons of God actually were, and what they were doing on Earth before this time, we can only speculate.)

In the Bible, there is no mention of the origin of the serpent that brings about the Fall of Man. In the Babylonian fragments, there is an incomplete story of the god Tiamat, the dragon of the sea, causing this Fall. Tiamat is generally seen as a griffin, and is connected with the original watery chaos before Creation.

Also, author Smith claims the mentioned region of Ganduniyas matches with the Eden of the Bible. Four rivers water Eden: Euphrates, Tigris, Gihon and Pison. Four rivers water Ganduniyas: Euphrates, Tigris, Surappi and Ukni.

There is no Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil in the Chaldean fragments, but there is an allusion that a thirst for knowledge was the cause for the Fall of Man. The image of a sacred tree has been found on an Assyrian cylinder.

And the Lord God said, Behold the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the Tree of Life, and eat, and live for ever: Therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. So he drove out the man: and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep (guard) the way of the way of the Tree of Life. (Genesis 3:22-24)

Genesis 3:22 mentions a second tree, the Tree of Life, which according to author Smith appears to correspond to the sacred grove of Anu. A tablet fragment states that a sword guarded this grove, and that the sword turned to all four cardinal directions. This sacred grove is seen in Babylonian and Assyrian sculpture, gem engravings, and on the walls of palaces and temples. Many representations have two cherubim on either side of this Tree of Life.

While the actual Babylonian story of the Fall of Man is lost, in the aftermath the gods are depicted as cursing the dragon Tiamat and the Adam or ‘Man’ for their transgression. This corresponds well with Genesis 3:9-19. The name of the dragon is never written out phonetically, but instead it is shown as two monograms which probably mean ‘scaly one.’ This could apply to a dragon, a serpent or even a fish. The image of this dragon appears on Babylonian gems; it is a griffin with a head like a carnivorous animal, a body covered with scales, legs ending in claws like an eagle’s, and wings on its back. Modern day depictions of griffins are very similar to the Chaldean works. The British Museum has one Babylonian seal showing two figures standing on each side of a tree, holding out their hands to the fruit, while behind one figure is stretched a serpent. Tiamat can be compared to the spirit of chaos or disorder that was present before Creation, and which was and would still be opposed today to the deities that brought forth order.

Here is a list of the curses the gods place on Tiamat (chaos) and Adam (the black Man):

  1. Wisdom and knowledge shall injure him.
  2. He shall have family quarrels.
  3. He shall submit to tyranny.
  4. He will anger the gods.
  5. He shall not eat the fruit of his labor.
  6. He shall be disappointed in his desires.
  7. He shall pour out useless prayer.
  8. He shall have trouble of mind and body.
  9. He shall commit future sin.

What follows is a great war between the gods and the powers of evil, led by the scaly one Tiamat. From the fragments, it seems that the gods have fashioned a sword and a bow to fight what is considered to be a female dragon in Tiamat. They offer these weapons to a great hero who will battle her. Bel or Merodach volunteers to fight the dragon. There is a significant Biblical parallel here, but it’s not found in the book of Genesis. Instead, we’ll have to go way over to the last book of the Bible:

And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels (with him), and prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. (Revelations 12:7-9)

You will notice that in the above verses, Satan is called both a dragon and a serpent, making the two words basically interchangeable. So, in conclusion, the dragon Tiamat led or caused Man to Fall, while in the Bible, the serpent led Man to commit sin. Later, Tiamat would war against the gods, but in the end this dragon was destined for defeat in a great celestial war. Sounds a lot like the verses above from Revelations, doesn’t it?

Side note: As pointed out previously, the title ‘El,’ one of God’s names in the Bible, comes from Sanskrit and first meant ‘sacred grove of apple trees.’ This may very well tie in with the verified belief that Babylonian god Anu had a sacred grove, just like El had his sacred grove called the Garden of Eden.

In ancient Canaan / Mesopotamia, the names of the gods El, Bel and Baal later evolved to mean ‘lord’ or ‘husband.’ The word Elohim arguably may be a plural of El, as in many lords or many gods. This would make sense in the Babylonian context of Genesis, where several gods were involved in Creation. I would debate that in the Bible book of Genesis, the phrase ‘many gods’ was replaced by the phrase ‘one god,’ because clearly there are too many parallels between Babylon and the Bible to be purely coincidental. In fact, the Bible organizers from Rome may have slipped up in Genesis 1, verse 26, when God says, “Let US make man in OUR image, after OUR likeness.’ (I scanned through my Bible collection. Apparently, only the 1890 Darby Version still has the word Elohim in it, and quite liberally in the first few chapters of Genesis, written as Jehovah-Elohim.)

Sidenote: Here are the meanings of a few Biblical names: Abel = Breathing Spirit, arguably Breath of God, Babel = Gate of God, Gabriel = Man of God, Michael = like God, with the suffix El standing for God in all of these. Also, researcher Santos Bonacci has proposed that modern words, such as elect and elder, and even electric, have similar origins, going way back to when Saturn was the dominant planet in the heavens. Saturn, and the attributes men gave to that planet, became the prototype for all of the patriarch male gods, i.e. Yahweh, Zeus and Odin, that humanity has ever created.

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