Synopses & Reviews
In this companion book to the Earth Chronicles
series, Zecharia Sitchin takes the tale of Man and gods a major step farther. Having shown that humanity did not transit from hominids to Homo sapeins unaided and that the Anunnaki, in need of workers, jumped the gun on evolution through genetic engineering, Sitchin now tackles the delicate issue of human-divine contacts and probes the age-old question of the awkward relationship between humanity and its creator(s).
The book encompasses biblical tales of Enoch, who was taken to the celestial abode; the theophany at Mount Sinai; Sumerian tales of Adapa, who was taken to another planet; and Egyptian pyramid texts of heavenly flights. Sitchin cites instances of oracular dreams and three-dimensional visions as some of the means whereby Man was given access to extraterrestrial secret knowledge. He furthermore suggests that the continued interaction between Anunnaki and Earthlings can explain today's UFO phenomena.
Sitchin's research and fact-filled theories, illustrated with ancient artifacts and modern maps, chronicle a magnificent and inspiring journey through history, from the dawn of time into the new millennium.
Zecharia Sitchin (1920-2010) was born in Russia and raised in Palestine, where he acquired a profound knowledge of modern and ancient Hebrew, other Semitic and European languages, the Old Testament, and the history and archaeology of the Near East. He is distinguished by his ability to translate and interpret ancient Sumerian and other ancient texts. A graduate of the University of London, he worked as a journalist and editor in Israel for many years before making his home in New York City.
"In Sitchin's well referenced works, we witness how his towering intellect . . . allow him visionary access to ancient works in their original languages." Bodhi Tree Bookstore, Winter 2002/Spring 2003
"Sitchin is a zealous investigator into man's origins . . . a dazzling performance." Kirkus Reviews
"Exciting . . . credible . . . most provocative and compelling." Library Journal
"Sitchin is a zealous investigator into man's origins . . . a dazzling performance."
"An extremely thought-provoking book that chronicles the fascinating history we humans have. . . . Sitchin shows us how vast and mysterious our human origins are, and what we might expect if and when the Anunnaki come back for a return visit." UFO Magazine
"Sitchin's works are outstandingly different from all others that present this central theme. His linguistic skills in the languages of antiquity and his pursuit of the earliest available texts and artifacts make possible the wealth of photographs and line drawings appearing in his books from tablets, monuments, murals, pottery, and seals." Rosemary Decker, historian and researcher
"In Sitchin's well referenced works, we witness how his towering intellect . . . allow him visionary access to ancient works in their original languages."
"Exciting . . . credible . . . most provocative and compelling." < i=""> Library Journal <>
Explains the links between the Bible and ancient Sumerian texts, probing the age-old question of the relationship between humanity and its creators.
• Challenges scientific maxims of the basis of human life.
• Draws fascinating parallels between the leaders of the Anunnaki (from the 12th planet) and Yahweh.
• A comprehensive new look at the history of man.
• First time available in hardcover.
In Divine Encounters Zecharia Sitchin draws on basic Judeo-Christian texts to analyze the creation myths, paralleling Biblical stories to the myths of Sumer and Mesopotamia in order to show that humanity did not evolve without assistance. Sitchin daringly hypothesizes instead that Enki, one of the leaders of the Anunnaki from the 12th planet, created humanity as a "primitive worker." Furthermore, Sitchin suggests that the extraterrestrial encounters of today demonstrate the continued interest of the Anunnaki in the Earthlings they created.
"Divine Encounters" draws on basic Judeo-Christian texts to analyze the creation myths, paralleling Biblical stories to the myths of Sumer and Mesopotamia, in order to show that humanity did not evolve without assistance.
About the Author
Zecharia Sitchin (1920-2010), an eminent Orientalist and biblical scholar, was born in Russia and grew up in Palestine, where he acquired a profound knowledge of modern and ancient Hebrew, other Semitic and European languages, the Old Testament, and the history and archaeology of the Near East. A graduate of the University of London with a degree in economic history, he worked as a journalist and editor in Israel for many years prior to undertaking his life’s work--The Earth Chronicles.
One of the few scholars able to read the clay tablets and interpret ancient Sumerian and Akkadian, Sitchin based The Earth Chronicles series on the texts and pictorial evidence recorded by the ancient civilizations of the Near East. His books have been widely translated, reprinted in paperback editions, converted to Braille for the blind, and featured on radio and television programs.
Table of Contents
The First Encounter
2. When Paradise Was Lost
3. The Three Who to Heaven Ascended
4. The Nefilim: Sex and Demigods
5. The Deluge
6. The Gate of Heaven
7. In Search of Immortality
8. Encounters in the GIGUNU
9. Visions from the Twilight Zone
10. Royal Dreams, Fateful Oracles
11. Angels and other Emissaries
12. The Greatest Theophany
13. Prophets of an Unseen God
Endpaper: God, the Extraterrestrial