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March 01, 2013, 12:28:20 AMReply #15

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Re: On Sitchin
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The one thing Sitchin did prove, I think, is the notion of early intercontinental travel.

March 01, 2013, 12:28:44 AMReply #16

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« Reply #16 on: March 01, 2013, 12:28:44 AM »
Diane, Sitchin seemed to be aware of the various translations of Abzu, but unfortunately he only narrowly interpreted it into meaning mainly South Africa (and only deep space where South Africa couldn’t fit in to his one-sided interpretation). If you do a bit of research, you’ll find Sitchin’s translation work roundly criticized by nearly every Sumerian expert in the field, not without good reason.

Again, while Sitchin may have been aware of the multidimensional word meanings of the Sumerian language, he only actually employed one in his interpretation work, in order for the myths to fit into his one-sided interpretation and story line. It was a very materialistic stance, and only a very small part of how the old Sumerian priests actually wrote and thought. Take what is useful here, but expand your horizons as the various dead ends come upon you in his work, which, they undeniably will.

Don’t take this on a slam of Sitchin… but to better understand the Sumerian myths you’ll have to understand many different fields relating to that time and place… Sumerian language, horticulture, astrology, Sumerian math and number systems, theology, morality, spirituality, geography, military strategy, politics and economics of the ancient world, and on and on…

And when you’ve gotten through all that… don’t assume that the Sumerians had all the answers either.  ;)

March 01, 2013, 12:29:03 AMReply #17

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As one gets too far into the weeds, you can't see the forest for the trees.

To see aright, open the eye that is filled with light.

April 15, 2013, 04:22:51 AMReply #18

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« Reply #18 on: April 15, 2013, 04:22:51 AM »
Hi Diane,
It may interest you to know, that while studying at Aish HaTorah in Yerushalyim, I was sitting in a lecture with Rabbi YomTov Glasser, a kabbalist ( and surfer) of no small renown. He stated that the first line of B'Reshit (Genisis) could be equaly translated this way " With wisdom, G-d separated the heavens from the Earth", Now you may or may not know, that Hebrew was orginaly written without vowel points, it was all consanants. B'reshit, in Hebrew, wich means "In first things", can also be translated, or understood as B'roshet", or "In Wisdom". Rosh, meaning head Roshet, meaning from the head, or Wisdom.
Just thought you may find that interesting.
Love and light to you sister.
Sha'ul.
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