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Chuck-Star
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« on: August 11, 2017, 06:18:40 PM »

This blog series contains excerpts from "A Twisted History: Genesis and the Cosmos" -
https://play.google.com/store/books/author?id=Charles%20N.%20Pope&hl=en
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00W0NR3CI


In the Genesis (4:23) narrative, Lamech admits to his two wives:

“I have slain a man for wounding me, a young man for striking me.”

This murder confession of Lamech is of course the other main event in Genesis 4.  Lamech has no particular meaning in Hebrew, but instead derives from the name given to the rival twin sun system in the Enuma Elish, that being Lahmu.  The major rocky planet of that solar system was the lone hold-out, but was ultimately transformed from an orbit contrary (retrograde) to our sun, to a collection of planets in prograde around our sun.  Similarly, the name Lah(k)mu in the Enuma Elish was transposed into Lamech in Genesis.  The remains of the rogue planet were no longer “evil,” but had become “wise and beneficial.”

Note:  The Hebrew word laham means, “to wound, burn.  The Hebrew word lecham means to “battle, consume, devour.”

The above quoted verse is just one in a long line of deliberate inversions and non sequiturs in Genesis.  Marduk had collided with the “young man” (Kingu/Uranus) first, and then the older planet (Anu/Neptune).  It was therefore also not a lone incident of “manslaughter” but a “double homicide.”  Was it justifiable?  In planetary terms, yes, because it resulted in the formation of the Earth.  In human terms, it is less clear.  Regardless, the double deed of Marduk/Lamech was more than doubly (“seven times”) punished.  Marduk had taken matters into his own hands, and the various components of Marduk (Mercury, Mars and Sedna) did not fare well after the crash.  Mercury holds the dubious distinction of being closest to the Sun.  Mars was close to landing in the Goldielocks Zone, but was also close to the hazardous Asteroid Belt.

There is in fact a sense of planetary poetic justice in this “received” model of solar system development.  Marduk first confronted the defector (or even “betrayer”) of his original sun (Lahmu).  Consistent with this, the planet Uranus (Enkidu) is described as “hired” in the Epic of Gilgamesh.  One of the Biblical epithets of this planet, Issachar, means “he brings his reward/bounty.”  Uranus was a turncoat and Marduk made him pay the price. Nevertheless, out of this “evil” scenario came the “good” of life on Earth.

Next, Marduk (or what was left of it) went after Neptune (Cain), the former “assassin” of Marduk’s former compatriot Saturn (Abel).  Marduk in effect “avenged” the death of Saturn, which had been captured by an “angry and dejected” Neptune.  These planetary pay-backs epitomized the tribal justice of early man, and also reflect the chaos of the early solar system and cosmos.  It is not the higher justice we hope and strive for in a world that is becoming more orderly and civilized.

In different versions (Babylonian and Assyrian) of the Enuma Elish, Marduk is variously identified as the son of Lahmu and the son of Ea.  The largest planet Ea (Jupiter) had a significant gravitational role in just about every aspect of early solar system development.  However, as we have learned, the true pedigree of Marduk was in the twin solar system of Lahmu.  Likewise, Moses was sometimes referred to as the “son of Joseph (son of Jacob),” but his role was that of Marduk “son of” the red dwarf sun “Esau.”

We are now finally able to take a stab at decoding the first genealogy of Adam in Genesis 4.

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Adam = the Sun (“father of the gods”)

Eve = Jupiter (“mother of the gods”)

Cain = Neptune, Anu, the first “firstborn” of the Enuma Elish

Abel = Saturn, Lahamu of the Enuma Elish, whose name means "bread," which is like forbidden fruit of Genesis there for the "taking and eating"

Enoch = Uranus (Enki-du), Kingu, pre-impact, the youthful king and new “firstborn” of the gods

Irad (“fugitive”) = Zu-Marduk-Bel, pre-impact

Mehujael (“smitten by God”) = Uranus, post-impact

Methushael (“he who is of God”) = Mars (largest surviving element of Marduk, post-impact)

Lamech = Mercury (second largest surviving element of Marduk, post-impact)

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As in the Enuma Elish, when a planet undergoes a significant transition (in orbital position or celestial role) a name change is considered appropriate.  For example, Jupiter is variously called Kishar, Ea/Nudimmud and Gaga (or “Lady Gaga” if you prefer!).  A planet can be masculine or feminine.  This is rather arbitrary and fluid in the various expressions of ancient cosmology.  The Enuma Elish is predominantly Patriarchal/masculine.  Tiamat (“Mother Hubur,” who was filling her planetary cupboard) is the only explicitly female “character” of any note.  In the Epic of Gilgamesh, more than one goddess is important.  Also, in that formulation the god Anu has an implicit alter ego, Hawawa/Humbaba.  Collision, first with Saturn and then with Mercury, transformed the once exalted planet Neptune into an exiled monster whose deformities included a large (29 degree) axial tilt and a retrograde moon (Triton).

There is even more to Genesis 4 than the tale of planetary duels.  The planets were not the first to “live in tents and raise livestock,” “play the harp and flute,” and “forge all kinds of tools out of bronze and iron.” (verses 21-22)  It was the terrestrial gods and not the planetary gods who bestowed the gifts of fire, music and domesticated animals upon mankind.  Genesis Chapter 4 is telling at two stories with a single narrative.  It is patterning the so-called god-kings of the Zep Tepi after the planets.  It’s a narrative structure quite foreign to us today, but still highly consistent with an ancient world in which everything had to derive from divine precedent.  

In the Zep Tepi (“First Time”), it is Seth and Thoth (Levi and Simeon) that conspire to kill Osiris (Issachar).  This event is patterned after the cosmology of the Milky Way Galaxy rather than that of our solar system.  Recall that the constellations of Simeon and Levi (Cepheus and Draco) forced the constellation of Ursa Major (Issachar, the Thigh) into “servitude/tribute,” although what that represented in practice is difficult to say.  In the cosmology of our solar system, Simeon/Thoth and Levi/Seth (Venus and Earth) were the by-products of a planetary “killing” (Marduk striking proto-Uranus) and were not themselves the “killers.”  
 
The genealogy of Genesis 4 is not a pure genealogy, but has more to do with cosmological and kingly progressions.  It preserves the main sequence and relationships.  As shown below, the list of Patriarchs and Matriarchs in Genesis can be equally applied to the planets of the solar system and to the pantheon of deities that was worshipped the world over.  What we have is a form of literary compression and encryption.  The Book of Genesis is a Hermetic work, and requires knowledge of its sources as a key to decoding.  

Adam = Atum

Eve = Iussas/Hathor (“Cow Goddess”)

Cain = On (Anu of Mesopotamia)

Abel = Shu (Enlil of Mesopotamia)

Enoch = Ptah/Khnum (Ea/Enki of Mesopotamia)

Irad = Re (Shamash of Mesopotamia)

Mehujael = Osiris (Dumuzi of Mesopotamia)

Mehushael = Horus the Elder (Adad/Hadad of Mesopotamia)

Lamech = Thoth (Nabu of Mesopotamia)

Naamah = Isis (Astarte/Asherah of Mesopotamia)

Tubal-Cain = Seth (Baal)

Jubal = Horus the Younger

Jabal = Horus-Aha/Bes?

Previous blog in this series:
http://www.domainofman.com/boards/index.php?topic=185.0

Next blog in this series:
http://www.domainofman.com/boards/index.php?topic=183.0


Index of blogs in the series:
http://www.domainofman.com/boards/index.php?topic=128.0

This blog is an excerpt from "A Twisted History: Genesis and the Cosmos" - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00W0NR3CI
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