Jehovah undertakes to destroy the Igigi’s, their children, and mankind in general
If there was one event that further drove a wedge between the Enlilites and the Enkites, it was the settlement of the 200 Igigi’s here on Earth. Now that they were no longer “Watchers” – cosmonauts who were based in the “heavens” (space or Mars) – they came to be known as Titans.
This derives from the Sumerian Ti-Ta-An, meaning “Mighty Ones From The Heavens”. The “mighty” aspect relates to their size. Like all Anunnaki, they were huge people. In their case in fact, their height was further boosted by the planet Mars’ weaker gravitational pull compared to Earth. It explains why the term Igigi in some languages came to mean “giants”, cases in point being gigantes in Latin and n’gigi in Nguni.
In the Bible, however, the same beings are referred to as the Nephilim (GENESIS 6:4). This means “those who fell in ignominy”. This is the same as the “Fallen Angel” tag Enlil put on the Igigi’s when they bluffed their way to Earth (on the pretext of attending Marduk’s wedding) and in defiance of Enlil forcibly took human wives and settled on Earth, thus abandoning their official Mars-based responsibilities. The term Nephilim, or rather Nefilim, comes from the Hebrew verb Nafol, which means to fall down, to be downed, or to come down.
Having noted the affinity the Nefilim had for Marduk, Enlil was suspicious. He thought Marduk and the Nefilim wanted to set up their own fiefdom, particularly in north Africa, and use it as a countervailing force against central authority. This paranoia was not exactly unfounded: Enoch, who was an informer on behalf of the Enlilites, had told Enlil that Marduk’s ultimate aim was to topple Enlil and become Earth’s Commander-in-Chief. Having been banished to Earth, Marduk’s only hope of rising to supremacy of any guise vested only in this planet.
Thus alarmed, Enlil detailed his firstborn son Ninurta to travel to today’s Americas and locate “the offspring of Cain”. This could mean some of Cain’s descendents who had remained there when he returned to the Edin at the time his curse was lifted. It could also mean the Native Americans, the race Cain founded, nurtured, and groomed. Ninurta was to forge his own domain there and endear himself to the people by teaching them the full spectrum of mining activities, tool-making, boat-making, and playing music. Like Cain before him, Ninurta was to establish himself a twin-towered Temple where he would be worshipped.
Just as Enlil was averse to Enkites and the Nefilim, he also had quite a loathing for Serpanit, Marduk’s wife. Now, Serpanit was not her original name: it was a titular name Marduk gave her when he married her. It meant “Earth’s Protector”. This is one typical term by which great kings or queens are addressed. It was the equivalent of “Queen of Earth”, the title of Enlil’s wife Ninlil, and also echoed the status of Marduk’s grandmother, who was the Queen of the Sirian-Orion star system.
Thanks to Enlil’s intrigue, the name Serpanit was over time corrupted to “Serpent”. The Enlilites derided her as a snake for having married into the Serpentine clan, as the Enkites were dismissively called. Meanwhile, the example set by Marduk was being xeroxed by even members of the Anunnaki pantheon. One of these was Ishkur-Adad, Enlil’s youngest son who on some Sumerian God Lists is also referred to as “a young god called Martu”.
Martu approached his father and asked his permission to marry an Earthling known as Shala. Enlil gave consent but made it clear that both his wife and offspring were not welcome on Nibiru. Martu was a hot-blooded young Anunnaki royal who was in love. As such, he didn’t care about what would happen shars in the future. He went ahead and married Shala damn the consequences. Martu’s hitching of Shala could also have been strategic – a means to curry favour with the now teeming human population as a counterweight to Marduk’s own populist gambit. Enlil hardly blamed him: it was Marduk he faulted for having set such a sacrilegious pace.
CHILDREN OF THE ROCKETSHIPS
In time, the Nefilim had children with Earthling women. Because the Nefilim were astronauts by occupation, the children they had with Earthlings were known as “Children of the Rocketships”. Like the Anunnaki themselves, these children were also phenomenally huge. In Genesis, these children are called the Anakims (DEUTERONOMY 9:2), meaning “offspring of the Anunnaki”. The Anakims who specialised in healing were known as Rephaites (GENESIS 14:5). GENESIS 6:1-4 provides a sneak peek into the saga of the Nefilim as follows:
“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 … There were giants upon the Earth in those days and also thereafter too, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men and they bore children to them. These were the Mighty Men of old, Men of Renown.”
The passage though is replete with deliberate distortions, on the part of the translators, of terms in the Hebrew, a tongue in which the Old Testament was written. Firstly, the original Hebrew doesn’t say “men”: it says Ha’Adam, meaning the human species as a whole and not males alone. Secondly, “sons of God” is totally wrong. The Hebrew says Bnei Ha-Elohim, or “the sons of the Ilu’s” in English. The Ilu’s (“transcendent ones”) as you may now know were the Anunnaki, who called themselves “gods”. Therefore, Bnei Ha-Elohim in this context refers to the Nefilim as it was they indeed who mass-married our women.
Thirdly, where the English translation says “giants”, the Hebrew term is Nefilim. Whilst giants is not that far-fetched in view of the fact that the Nefilim were indeed huge people, it is inexact translation anyway. Fourthly, the “Daughters of Men” are not described as “fair” in the Hebrew: they are described as “compatible”, meaning the Nefilim were able to have sexual relations with them and procreate with them. Maybe penile size did matter but it was not so freakishly outsized as to make copulation impossible.
Finally, the Hebrew does not say “Mighty Men of old, Men of Renown.” To the contrary, it says “Mighty Ones of Eternity, the People of the Shem”. This refers both to the Nefilim and the Anunnaki in general. Humans regarded the Anunnaki as immortal since they never saw them die. Shem as you now know was the Sumerian term for “Rocket”. Almost every Anunnaki was first and foremost an astronaut.
MARDUK MOVES TO ILLUMINATE MANKIND
Since Marduk’s eventual goal was to be Ea Bel, or Lord of Earth, he and the Nefilim decided that humans must be taught the secrets of the Anunnaki. “Secrets” simply meant privileged knowledge, which was basically scientific and metaphysical and which Enlil had withheld from ordinary mankind as a matter of official Anunnaki policy. Marduk also decided that humans too were to be fed on Ormus, the monoatomic white powder of gold which dramatically lengthened life spans. Marduk wanted to rule over a knowledgeable and durable race, not a perpetually benighted one with lifespans that were only a fraction of a year on Nibiru. In other words, long life must not be the preserve only of the ruling human elite: every human was entitled to it, from the lowliest to nobles.
In the event, the Brotherhood of the Snake, the secret knowledge dissemination fraternity Enki had formed for the benefit of human initiates, went to work. Marduk now presided over it in place of his father. The Nefilim were commissioned to up the tempo in enlightening mankind in practically every branch of knowledge, starting with a few selected clever ones, who would in turn mainstream the knowledge to fellow mankind. Within a few shars, mankind would virtually be on par with the Anunnaki and in practically every field of inquiry. At that stage, Marduk would then mobilise mankind and war against Enlil, defeat him and his fellow Enlilites, and eject them from Earth once and for all.
Leading the charge of Marduk’s illuminational revolution were several Nefilim who included Semjaza, Azazel, and Sariel. According to the Book of Enoch, humans were taught herbal medicine; how to cast a spell against an enemy and how to defend against such spells, what we today call witchcraft but which is simply a form of sophisticated metaphysical knowledge; mineralogy; metallurgy; mineral beneficiation; astrology; astronomy; mathematics; physics; chemistry; how to make cosmetics; and how to make weapons and apparels of war (swords, knives, shields, breastplates, etc). Of particular significance was “the use of antimony”.
As we elucidated in one of our earlier articles, antimony is one of the three primary ingredients in the manufacture of Ormus, the other two being mercury and gold. It goes without saying that Marduk and the Nefilim went out of their way to provide every kind of knowledge that contributed to human development. Of course Enlil-Jehovah, who regarded humans as no more than serfs, was not amused.
DISSENT AGAINST JEHOVAH ESCALATES
Enlil was aware in Marduk, the Nefilim, and the Anakim, he had a formidable force to contend with. Already, Marduk was proving to be very popular with mankind and in mankind itself was another equally formidable threat. When people read of the antediluvian times (the era that preceded the Deluge of Noah’s day) in the Bible, the one thing they omit to do is pose to contemplate just how many humans there were on the planet at the time. Let us consider our population today.
The Deluge took place 13,000 years ago and almost completely wiped out the entire human population. Yet in the space of only 13,000 years, we’re now over 7 billion, from practically zero. At the time of the Nefilim, about 85,000 years ago, mankind had been in existence for 215,000 years. You can imagine how many people were on the planet then. Of course, given that the world then was not as sophisticated as it is today, the rate of population increase was not the same as it is today.
For example, in modern times, we were just under a billion in the 18th century. Today, in the 21st century, we‘re 7.3 billion. That is a 6-billion jump in only 200-odd years. So if we extrapolate back to the time of the Nefilim, we can conservatively put the world population at about 40 billion, which according to the experts is said to be the maximum carrying capacity of Earth.
Now, if you think my estimate is outrageous, consider what Enlil kept complaining about day in and day out: he used to say, “Their (mankind’s) conjugations of sleep deprive me.” That is to say, sex-crazed mankind was reproducing at such an alarming rate that Enlil was spending sleepless nights contemplating a means to effectually contain the population explosion. As significant, humans were now pestering him non-stop: they wanted a change of the guard right at the top. Marduk had won them over and it was him they would rather he was Earth’s principal “god”. “Oppressive the pronouncements of Earthlings has become,” Enlil complained to fellow members of the Anunnaki’s ruling pantheon.
All told, Enlil now was ranged against both the Anunnaki and humans. Of course there were some Anunnaki and humans who remained loyal to him but these were a tiny minority who did so simply out of fear. When he approached Enki and asked him to rein in his son Marduk, Enki told him point-blank that he and King Anu on Nibiru were responsible for the upheaval that was looming on Earth. They had turned Marduk into a pariah by banishing him to Earth and since this was now his permanent home, he had every right to contend for supremacy. He did not necessarily have to topple Enlil but he wanted a status that was of a similar clout.
“Put yourself in his position,” Enki said to his step-brother. “He will never be king of Nibiru. He will never be King of the Sirian-Orion Empire. He will never be head of the fledgling planet Mars. The only thing he has is Earth. Trust me Brother, he will move Heaven and Earth to ascend to the commanding heights of this planet. But if that were to happen, I’d rather it did so peacefully. I don’t want humans, the race I created, to be caught in the crossfire. I’m heavily emotionally invested in the race.” As far as Enlil was concerned, his detractors had crossed a line. It was time to act.
JEHOVAH MOVES TO DESTROY INNOCENT AND HAPLESS LIVES
Enlil decided he was going to punish the Nefilim, the Anakim, and mankind in general. He had to flex muscles, to unequivocally demonstrate to Marduk and his father Enki that it was he who called the shots on this planet, that the buck stopped with him. First, he said thus to Raphael (his youngest son Ishkur-Adad): “Bind Azazel hand and foot, and cast him into the darkness: and make an opening in the desert and cast him therein. And place upon him rough and jagged rocks … The whole earth has been corrupted through the works that were taught by Azazel: to him ascribe all sin.” That’s the inspiration of the Azazel-goat sin-offering in relation to the Jewish annual Day of Atonement.
To Gabriel (Nannar-Sin, his second-born son), he said: “Proceed against the bastards and the reprobates, and against the children of fornication: and destroy the children of fornication and the children of the Watchers from amongst men: send them one against the other that they may destroy each other in battle: for length of days shall they not have.”
Finally, to Michael (his firstborn son Ninurta) he said: “Go, bind Semjaza and his associates who have united themselves with women so as to have defiled themselves with them in all their uncleanness … Destroy all the spirits of the reprobate and the children of the Watchers.” But the person who would deliver this portentous message was Enoch, who had been spying on the Enkites, the Nefilim, the Anakim and mankind on behalf of the Enlilites out of a hidden place.
Enlil said to him: “Enoch, thou scribe of righteousness, go, declare to the Watchers of the heaven who have left the high heaven and have defiled themselves with women, and have done as the children of Earth do, and have taken unto themselves wives: ‘Ye shall have no peace nor forgiveness of sin: and inasmuch as they delight themselves in their children, the murder of their beloved ones shall they see, and over the destruction of their children shall they lament, and shall make supplication unto eternity, but mercy and peace shall ye not attain."'
Enlil fired off the first salvo by pouncing on the Nefilim ring leaders Semjaza and Azazel, tried them, and condemned them to indefinite confinement in a wilderness dungeon. That done, he decided not only to instigate violent activity amongst the Anakim but to “murder” them. Yet both the Nefilim and the Anakim didn’t commit a single crime.
All the Nefilim did was to educate their children and the rest of mankind in regard to how they could develop themselves and improve their standard of living, just as Ninurta was commissioned to do in North America. As for the Anakim and mankind in general, they had to be destroyed because now that they were being fed on Ormus, they had the benefit of “length of days”, which would bring them on par, ultimately, with the Anunnaki. Furthermore, the greater majority of them were rallying to Marduk at the expense of Enlil himself, making the chances of his replacement as Earth’s Chief Executive highly plausible. Exactly how was Enlil going to effect his destruction of the poor souls he had earmarked?
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.