A talk that I like about Sumerian tablets and Sumerian history and what they might tell us about the origins of humans and human civilization. I like this speaker’s pace and his clarity. The connection between the Genesis story of creation and the Sumerian Enuma Elish is so amazing and enlightening, the Enuma Elish being so much older and yet the parallels are striking. To be able to see where some parts of the Genesis narrative come from breathes some life into these stories that otherwise can really seem a bit nonsensical and easy to dismiss as literal fairy tale or worse. I don’t know who the speaker in this video is. I think the talk itself must have been given before Lloyd Pye passed away and before Zecheriah Sitchin passed away but I have not yet been able to detrmine who the speaker is or the where and when of this lecture.
One interesting part – at around the 9:55 mark sculptured representations of humans from that time are shown in teh votive pose, with their hands folded in front of them. Today we would describe it as seemingly being engaged in prayer. According to this speaker the word prayer goes back to the Hebrew word “awbad” or “avod” which goes back to the Sumerian word awbad / avod which actually means “to work for, to serve” rather than to pray. Imagine if the bulk of modern day religious expression in terms of worshipping detities etc actually goes back to a much more stark reality where humans (workers) spent their lives dedicated to working for “gods” who were actually just people from another planet.
Also around the 8:20 mark he talks about the Law of Hammurabi, the law given to the king Hammurabi by the god Shamash and shows a depiction from Sumer of that story. The king looks so little compared to the person, the god Shamash, imparting this law.
The speaker also talks of course about the Sumerians’ knowledge about the solar system and their version of of how and why Earth came to be, the idea of a planet of the crossing and the associated cross symbol in use long before Christ, and evidence as to why the version of events found in the Sumerian tablets may actually be closer to true history than anything else.
Colorful scultptures inspired by Sumerian originals with the same pose from Etsy shop Baselist