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Re: Myths & Realities

From: Dave Morton <Marspyrs.nul>
Date: Mon, 14 May 2012 02:37:35 -0400 (EDT)
Archived: Mon, 14 May 2012 11:43:29 -0400
Subject: Re: Myths & Realities

>From: Denis R. Denocla <denocla.nul>
>Date: Thu, 10 May 2012 20:52:24 +0200
>Archived: Sat, 12 May 2012 09:23:16 -0400
>Subject: Myths & Realities

>Dear Colleagues,

>Sumerian mythology has given rise to numerous writings
>referring to the Anunnaki, the Reptilians, Planet Nibiru
>and the Pleiadians.


Caution is advised when studying Sumerian mythology and
similar topics.

One of the most popular authors on the subject is Zecharia

I don't know how much Sumerian mythology is true, but I've read
that Zecharia Sitchin is a fraud and totally out to lunch. He's
no scholar and has no credentials. He can't even tell the
difference between ancient Aramaic and Hebrew. He doesn't know
how to correctly translate the word "Elohim" which uses the
concept of "The Majestic Plural" - a grammatical concept used in
ancient Hebrew but not in English or other modern languages.

For example, the Majestic Plural uses "Elohim" as a plural word,
but with singular verbs and adjectives, which converts it from
plural back to singular. It would be like saying "Bosses"
meaning the Big Boss of the national chain of stores, as opposed
to "bosses" - all the little bosses of the chain of stores.
"Bosses" is the Majestic Plural form of "Boss", and means "The
Big Boss". Verbs, adjectives, and pronouns would specify what
the writer means.

"The Bosses he came to inspect our store" means "The Big Boss
came to inspect our store" - not a group of bosses.

Sitchin seems to be completely unaware of this basic concept of
The Majestic Plural. That's just one of many holes in his
knowledge and theories. Thus, there are no people called the
"Elohim". Pure fiction. It's the Majestic Plural form of "Eloha"
meaning "important, big, majestic Eloha" etc, and it's singular
because of the thousands of singular verbs, adjectives, and
pronouns associated with it in the same or bordering sentences.

Sitchin also mistranslates words such as "Nephilim" because he
can't distinguish between Hebrew and Aramaic, thus ruining the
etymology of some of his words. "Nephilim" does not mean "those
who came down from above", but rather "the fallen ones". There
may very well have been ancient astronauts who came down from
above, but they probably weren't Sitchin's Nephilim.

As we all know, some things are complicated. But Sitchin hasn't
advanced past the 7th grade in his attempts to read, translate,
and interpret ancient languages.

Ultra-short summary:

1. There are no "Elohim people".

2. "Nephilim" does not mean "those who came down from above".

3. Avoid Sitchin.

4. Perhaps some ancient texts refer to amazing things that we
should learn about. I think that's probably true.

Graham Hancock's books come to mind.

But we won't find reliable information in Sitchin's books since
he was incompetent.

The article cited above may be perfectly legitimate, but if it,
or any other article, cites Sitchin as its expert authority,
it's worthless. I hope it ignores Sitchin.

Offered for what it's worth.

Dave Morton

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