… as Jehovah cracks whip over the Adam “treachery”
GENESIS 3:1-5 reads as follows: 1Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. 2And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: 3But of the fruit of the tree which [is] in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. 4And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: 5For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
The above passage is taken from the Hebrew Interlinear version of the Bible. This version and another one called the Anchor Bible are by most accounts reputed to be the most accurate translations and I strongly recommend them.
Both give, first, the direct translation, word for word, from the original Hebrew, then alongside that the syntactical English translation, which is the one I quote above. The mainstream versions, the so-called modern versions, such as the NIV, RSV, TEV, etc, all almost border on the fictitious because they are translations by people with a vested theological interest – the Illuminati agenda.
In fact, of the mainstream versions, the King James Version is the closest to the original languages, that is, Hebrew for the Old Testament and Greek for the New Testament. In future, all my scriptural references will derive either from the Hebrew Interlinear Bible or the Anchor Bible.
To the modern Christian and indeed in today’s parlance, serpent simply means snake. It was the Devil, so it is preached, who assuming the form of a snake tempted Adam and Eve to disobey God and partake of the forbidden fruit.
It is the classic case of a lie which when repeated time and again becomes an unassailable truth, such that when one offers a contrary take, he or she is branded a heretic at best or a Devil-worshipper masquerading as a believer at worst. Religion is on balance a good thing, but it is mental slavery because it does not allow for divergence of opinion or an interrogation of the popular dogma even if it clearly rests on very shaky foundations.
ENKI AS “THE SERPENT”
In the quoted passage, the word translated “serpent” is the Hebrew word NAHASH, which indeed means snake. However, that is a secondary meaning. The original meaning was “one who knows secrets”, or put simply, a savant, genius, or a distinctly knowledgeable person.
Those who have been following this column will be aware by now that all thesewere attributes of Enki. Enki not only was Nibiru’s greatest and most versatile scientist of all time but he was also the most esteemed Anunnaki in that there was nothing, it seemed, that he did not know. Whenever the Anunnaki were in a conundrum of some sort, they would simply say, “ask Enki who knows everything”.
One of the Anunnaki’s most meticulously guarded secret was knowledge of DNA. And who had mastery of the workings of DNA here on Earth? It was Enki and his genius son Ningishzidda. The Sumerian symbol for Enki was two entwined snakes.
Why? Firstly, the name Enki had become synonymous with snake because when he arrived on Earth, he kept a snake pond in his backyard so as to study the creature closely since it resonated with him the most (see point three below). The aphorism “Be as wise as serpents” derives not from snakes themselves but from the Being for whom they became a byword – Enki.
Secondly, Enki’s other symbol of two entwined snakes derived from his pioneering knowledge of DNA. When seen under a microscope, DNA looks like two entwined serpents. It was Enki’s surpassing knowledge of DNA that enabled him to create Adam and Eve as well as to get them to procreate. Thus, the DNA emblem was a tribute to Enki.
Even in our day, modern medicine continues to permanently invoke Enki’s name by its adoption of the caduceus (winged staff with two snakes wrapped around it) as its symbol. Once again, the winged aspect of the caduceus connotes Enki’s association with his planet Nibiru, which was typically depicted in antiquity as a winged disc.
Enki’s entwined-serpent motif was the symbol of his cult centre Eridu and of his African domains as a collective. Virtually every Sumerian cylinder seal depiction of Adam’s creation is backdropped by entwined serpents in deference to Enki.
Thirdly and perhaps fundamentally, Enki originated from Orion, the only such of the Anunnaki who came to Earth (Enlil and others originated from Sirius). Arians (beings of Orion) evolved from a snake species as we set out in detail in our earlier pieces.
They were originally known as the SURBAH. SURBAH is a compound word, with SUR standing for “majestic” and BAH meaning “being”. SURBAH therefore meant “Royal Race”. It is the term SURBAH which gives us the Sanskrit word sarpha; the Latin word serpens; and the English word serpent.
In the same quoted passage, there are five references to “God”. In the Hebrew, the words used are YAHWEH-ELOHIM (Verse 1) and simply ELOHIM in the remainder of the verses. For your own information, the term ELOHIM (meaning “lofty ones”, “tall ones”, “shining ones”, “exalted ones”, etc ) occurs 2570 times in the Hebrew version of the Bible and zero in popular English translations.
Obviously, this is by deliberate design – to conceal the fact that “God” was not one individual as such but a collective reference to a pantheon of “gods” – the Anunnaki from planet Nibiru.
In Verse 1, the writer indirectly and rightly acknowledges that Enki was the most brilliant of all creation but he misrepresents that Enki was created by Enlil (Yahweh) because he is writing retrospectively: by the time he was doing the writing in the 6th century BC, Enlil was already the god of the nation of Israel and Enki had long been cast as his adversary – the “evil serpent”.
Enki again features in Verse 3 as “the tree in the midst of the garden” which Enlil had forbidden Adam and Eve not to associate with if they cherished their lives. It is Enki who in Verse 5 assures the couple through Eve that listening to him would actually elevate them intellectually to the level of the Anunnaki themselves – the “gods”.
I exhort that every time you come across the term “God” or “Lord” in the Old Testament, you ask yourself as to who exactly is being referred to: is it Anu, Enlil, Enki, any other member of the Anunnaki royalty, or the planet Nibiru itself? That way, you will understand the story better.
ADAM’S AWAKENING INFURIATES ENLIL
Enki stayed with Adam and Eve at Eridu for an extended period of time to educate them about themselves so they did not see themselves as and behave like animals. By the time he was done, Adam and Eve were so intellectually enlightened they no longer behaved like animals. In the past, they operated largely on instinct in that there was more of the animal than the Anunnaki in them; now they had a moral consciousness – they, like the Anunnaki, knew the difference between what was right and what was wrong.
As such, they could no longer move around naked but improvised loin coverings from leaves as Verse 7 clearly demonstrates. The moment Enki saw this, he knew his painstaking lessons (it’s not easy to teach and re-orientate a primitive person) had yielded dividends.
He rewarded them with clothes, a very significant gesture as we shall see. Enki also urged them to copulate regularly so they could produce their own children who would look after them when they were old and infirm. He also assured them that he was ready to defend them against any harm by Enlil for listening to him. Then promising to visit them soon, he got onto his sky chamber and flew back to the Abzu.
Not long after Enki had departed for Africa, Enlil, the Bible’s primary Jehovah/Yahweh, decided to check on Adam and Eve to determine whether they had heeded his injunctions. When he called out to them, they were hesitant in emerging for they knew that the clothes they were donning were a give-away: Enlil would straight off know it was all the work of Enki.
But finally, after some threats, they emerged and the moment Enlil saw them he was livid. Although Eve had kept her clothes on, Adam had hastily taken them off in dread of Enlil. Enlil demanded an immediate explanation from Adam as he frothed at the mouth with rage.
A shaken and unnerved Adam pointed to his wife Eve as the one who got him to listen to Enki. Eve in turn said she just could not resist Enki’s ratiocinations. The scenario is captured with a bit of spin in GENESIS 3: 8-13.
Cursing under his breath, Enlil not only called Enki a “Son of Bitch” but also “the Bloody Devil”. Still fuming, he radioed his erring brother to report to Eridu immediately.
ENKI IN DETENTION
Enlil’s fury was not merely the result of Adam’s disobedience. It had a number of ramifications, one of which had to do with their attire. “Clothes were a prerogative of the masters,” explains Earth chronicles researcher Lawrence Gardner.
“Adam and Eve’s original state of nakedness … was a reflection of their subordinate status in the prevailing environment and their covering of themselves … had to do with the fact that servants and workers of the Anunnaki were naked in those days, as depicted in reliefs of the era.
When Adam’s and Eve’s eyes were opened, they gained the knowledge of their true station – a station akin to that of domestic animals. Prior to that, they had thought nothing of their nudity, but on becoming aware that they were inferior beings (naked subordinates) they were immediately struck with the embarrassment of their situation and sought to rectify the matter.”
Thus, by clothing Adam and Eve, Enki had unilaterally elevated “inferior Earthlings” to the status of the Anunnaki. They now would enjoy the same dignity and respectability as the Anunnaki and not as the Lulu Amelu – the primitive worker – they were primarily meant to be. Enki’s action, consequently, was not only ultra vires but it was a breach of cosmic mandate.
Further, Enki’s intellectual upgrade of Earthlings meant they would advance much quicker in all endeavours as their planet, Earth, had a far much quicker cycle. A year on Nibiru, called a shar, was 3600 Earth years: what progress the Anunnaki could make in 3600 Earth years Earthlings would make in simply one Earth Year.
So if it had taken the Anunnaki to attain space flight 360 000 Earth years, for example, it would take Earthlings only 100. It followed, therefore, that just within a shar or two, Earthlings would be a far superior force by any measure to the Anunnaki. They might even turn tables on the Anunnaki and colonise them on their own planet Nibiru!
Enlil was certain Enki had secretly done more to sophisticate the Earthlings than he had let on. King Anu would certainly not take kindly to Enki’s “treachery”. Enki arrived at Eridu in the company of his son Ningishzidda and his half sister Ninmah.
The moment he showed up, Enlil served him with a warrant of arrest: he was to be detained and interrogated over the matter of Adam and Eve and depending on the outcome of the interrogation criminally charged, tried, and sentenced.
Enki meekly yielded as his son and sister looked on with bewilderment. He seemed not to care less as he saw himself as a prisoner not of any mortal crime but of conscience.
In the interrogation session at Eridu, Enlil was bristling.
“What is the idea of the clothing of the Lulus?” he demanded of Enki.
“It’s a bestowal of honour on humanity’s First Couple,” Enki replied calmly. “I decided that they must be so recognised by elevating them to our level both morally and rationally. They are not exactly like us in these respects; they are still a long way off. And remember, it’s only Adam and Eve: their offspring won’t enjoy the same privilege. Trust me, their offspring will be left as primitive workers as per the original plan.”
Enlil rose from his seat.
“Their offspring? You mean you have given them the ability to reproduce like we do Enki? You are telling me they are now capable of procreating?”
Enki nodded his head.
“I’m afraid that’s true my brother.”
“Who mandated you to do that Enki? It was neither me nor Dad! All that was required of you was to make a slight genetic improvement on Ape-Man so he could be able to take instructions and handle tools. Under no circumstances were you to go beyond that Enki! That I made very clear!”
“But tell me my brother,” Enki responded, still unruffled. “Which of these is a sensible option: to forever use our own Anunnaki females as brood mares or to allow the worker race to produce their own offspring naturally? Why should we turn our own women into manufacturing machines in perpetuity when there is a better solution?”
“You must have lost your marbles Enki!” Enlil thundered, regarding Enki as though he intended to swallow him alive. “We’ve all had the impression you were the smartest of the Anunnaki race yet little did we know you were actually a shithead! Do you know what you have done Enki? Earthlings will no longer consider us superior: they will think we’re at par with them only we came into existence earlier.
Now that they can reproduce, they will so multiply you and I won’t have space to stand in Enki. Not only will they subdue the Earth, they will eventually subdue us: they will rise against us because this is their planet, not ours.
We have legal ownership of it all right but they have natural ownership of it. They will fight us to the death till they either send us packing or drive us into the seas! And because Earth has a much shorter and faster around-the-sun cycle than Nibiru, Earthlings will advance at a much more rapid rate than we do: at one point, which is only within a shar or two, they will overtake us scientifically and technologically.
The student will become the teacher; the servant will become the master! We might even end up being subjugated on our own planet by the very people we created! Do you get that into your thick head Enki? Do you?”
Ignoring his brother’s deprecations, Enki said: “Well, my brother, if Earthlings were destined to become a race even greater than us, there’s nothing we can do to prevent it. After all, we interfered in their evolutionary process. Maybe whatever transpires in the future is the price we have to pay for tampering with the wheel of nature.”
“You interfered in their evolutionary process Enki: you did it singlehandedly!” Then abruptly turning to the Sergeant-at-Arms, Enlil barked: “Get Ninmah and Ningishzidda in here!”
Seventy-seven years ago, on the evening of December 2, 1943, the Germans launched a surprise air raid on allied shipping in the Italian port of Bari, which was then the key supply centre for the British 8th army’s advance in Italy.
The attack was spearheaded by 105 Junkers JU88 bombers under the overall command of the infamous Air Marshal Wolfram von Richthofen (who had initially achieved international notoriety during the Spanish Civil War for his aerial bombardment of Guernica). In a little over an hour the German aircraft succeeded in sinking 28 transport and cargo ships, while further inflicting massive damage to the harbour’s facilities, resulting in the port being effectively put out of action for two months.
Over two thousand ground personnel were killed during the raid, with the release of a secret supply of mustard gas aboard one of the destroyed ships contributing to the death toll, as well as subsequent military and civilian casualties. The extent of the later is a controversy due to the fact that the American and British governments subsequently covered up the presence of the gas for decades.
At least five Batswana were killed and seven critically wounded during the raid, with one of the wounded being miraculously rescued floating unconscious out to sea with a head wound. He had been given up for dead when he returned to his unit fourteen days later. The fatalities and casualties all occurred when the enemy hit an ammunition ship adjacent to where 24 Batswana members of the African Pioneer Corps (APC) 1979 Smoke Company where posted.
Thereafter, the dozen surviving members of the unit distinguished themselves for their efficiency in putting up and maintaining smokescreens in their sector, which was credited with saving additional shipping. For his personal heroism in rallying his men following the initial explosions Company Corporal Chitu Bakombi was awarded the British Empire Medal, while his superior officer, Lieutenant N.F. Moor was later given an M.B.E.
Remember: bricks and cement are used to build a house, but mutual love, respect and companionship are used to build a HOME. And amongst His signs is this: He creates for you mates out of your own kind, so that you may find contentment (Sukoon) with them, and He engenders love and tenderness between you; in this behold, there are signs (messages) indeed for people who reflect and think (Quran 30:21).
This verse talks about contentment; this implies companionship, of their being together, sharing together, supporting one another and creating a home of peace. This verse also talks about love between them; this love is both physical and emotional. For love to exist it must be built on the foundation of a mutually supportive relationship guided by respect and tenderness. As the Quran says; ‘they are like garments for you, and you are garments for them (Quran 2:187)’. That means spouses should provide each other with comfort, intimacy and protection just as clothing protects, warms and dignifies the body.
In Islam marriage is considered an ‘ibaadah’, (an act of pleasing Allah) because it is about a commitment made to each other, that is built on mutual love, interdependence, integrity, trust, respect, companionship and harmony towards each other. It is about building of a home on an Islamic foundation in which peace and tranquillity reigns wherein your offspring are raised in an atmosphere conducive to a moral and upright upbringing so that when we all stand before Him (Allah) on that Promised Day, He will be pleased with them all.
Most marriages start out with great hopes and rosy dreams; spouses are truly committed to making their marriages work. However, as the pressures of life mount, many marriages change over time and it is quite common for some of them to run into problems and start to flounder as the reality of living with a spouse that does not meet with one’s pre-conceived ‘expectations’. However, with hard work and dedication, couples can keep their marriages strong and enjoyable. How is it done? What does it take to create a long-lasting, satisfying marriage?
Below are some of the points that have been taken from a marriage guidance article I read recently and adapted for this purposes.
POSITIVITY Spouses should have far more positive than negative interactions. If there is too much negativity — criticizing, demanding, name-calling, holding grudges, etc. — the relationship will suffer. However, if there is never any negativity, it probably means that frustrations and grievances are not getting ‘air time’ and unresolved tension is accumulating inside one or both partners waiting to ‘explode’ one day.
“Let not some men among you laugh at others: it may be that the (latter) are better than the (former): nor let some women laugh at others: it may be that the (latter) are better than the (former): nor defame nor be sarcastic to each other, nor call each other by (offensive) nicknames.” (49:11)
We all have our individual faults though we may not see them nor want to admit to them but we will easily identify them in others. The key is balance between the two extremes and being supportive of one another. To foster positivity in a marriage that help make them stable and happy, being affectionate, truly listening to each other, taking joy in each other’s achievements and being playful are just a few examples of positive interactions. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “The believers who show the most perfect faith are those who have the best character and the best of you are those who are best to their wives”
Another characteristic of happy marriages is empathy; understanding your spouses’ perspective by putting oneself in his or her shoes. By showing that understanding and identifying with your spouse is important for relationship satisfaction. Spouses are more likely to feel good about their marriage and if their partner expresses empathy towards them. Husbands and wives are more content in their relationships when they feel that their partners understand their thoughts and feelings.
Successful married couples grow with each other; it simply isn’t wise to put any person in charge of your happiness. You must be happy with yourself before anyone else can be. You are responsible for your actions, your attitudes and your happiness. Your spouse just enhances those things in your life. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “Treat your women well and be kind to them for they are your partners and committed helpers.”
Successful marriages involve both spouses’ commitment to the relationship. The married couple should learn the art of compromise and this usually takes years. The largest parts of compromise are openness to the other’s point of view and good communication when differences arise.
When two people are truly dedicated to making their marriage work, despite the unavoidable challenges and obstacles that come, they are much more likely to have a relationship that lasts. Husbands and wives who only focus on themselves and their own desires are not as likely to find joy and satisfaction in their relationships.
Another basic need in a relationship is each partner wants to feel valued and respected. When people feel that their spouses truly accept them for who they are, they are usually more secure and confident in their relationships. Often, there is conflict in marriage because partners cannot accept the individual preferences of their spouses and try to demand change from one another. When one person tries to force change from another, he or she is usually met with resistance.
However, change is much more likely to occur when spouses respect differences and accept each other unconditionally. Basic acceptance is vital to a happy marriage. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “It is the generous (in character) who is good to women, and it is the wicked who insults them.” “Overlook (any human faults) with gracious forgiveness.” (Quran 15:85)
COMPASSION, MUTUAL LOVE AND RESPECT
Other important components of successful marriages are love, compassion and respect for each other. The fact is, as time passes and life becomes increasingly complicated, the marriage is often stressed and suffers as a result. A happy and successful marriage is based on equality. When one or the other dominates strongly, intimacy is replaced by fear of displeasing.
It is all too easy for spouses to lose touch with each other and neglect the love and romance that once came so easily. It is vital that husbands and wives continue to cultivate love and respect for each other throughout their lives. If they do, it is highly likely that their relationships will remain happy and satisfying. Move beyond the fantasy and unrealistic expectations and realize that marriage is about making a conscious choice to love and care for your spouse-even when you do not feel like it.
Seldom can one love someone for whom we have no respect. This also means that we have to learn to overlook and forgive the mistakes of one’s partner. In other words write the good about your partner in stone and the bad in dust, so that when the wind comes it blows away the bad and only the good remains.
Paramount of all, marriage must be based on the teachings of the Noble Qur’an and the teachings and guidance of our Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). To grow spiritually in your marriage requires that you learn to be less selfish and more loving, even during times of conflict. A marriage needs love, support, tolerance, honesty, respect, humility, realistic expectations and a sense of humour to be successful.
The past week or two has been a mixed grill of briefs in so far as the national employment picture is concerned. BDC just injected a further P64 million in Kromberg & Schubert, the automotive cable manufacturer and exporter, to help keep it afloat in the face of the COVID-19-engendered global economic apocalypse. The financial lifeline, which follows an earlier P36 million way back in 2017, hopefully guarantees the jobs of 2500, maybe for another year or two.
It was also reported that a bulb manufacturing company, which is two years old and is youth-led, is making waves in Selibe Phikwe. Called Bulb Word, it is the only bulb manufacturing operation in Botswana and employs 60 people. The figure is not insignificant in a town that had 5000 jobs offloaded in one fell swoop when BCL closed shop in 2016 under seemingly contrived circumstances, so that as I write, two or three buyers have submitted bids to acquire and exhume it from its stage-managed grave.