HATONN: THE STORY OF SHAN/GAIA -- THE CLEAVED PLANET--OTHERWISE KNOWN AS EARTH
CREATOR GOD ATON/HATONN
Why do you suppose you call your planet "Earth"? Ah so--I thought not.
In German, for instance, it is called Erde, from Erda in Old High German; Jordh in Icelandic, Jorde in Danish, Erthe in Middle English, Airtha in Gothic; and going eastward geographically and backward in time, Ereds or Aratha in Aramaic, Erd or Ertz in Kurdish, Eretz in Hebrew and so on. The sea you now call the Arabian Sea, the body of water that leads to the Persian Gulf, was called in antiquity the Sea of Erythrea; and to this day, ordu means an encampment or settlement in Persian. Why?
Well, a lot happened in that part of the world and the answer lies in the Sumerian texts that relate the arrival of the first group of Anunnaki/Nefilim on Earth. There were fifty of them, under the leadership of E.A. ("Whose Home is Water"), a great scientist and the First-born son of the ruler of Nibiru, ANU. They splashed down in the Arabian Sea and waded ashore to the edge of the marshlands that, after the climate warmed up a bit, became the Persian Gulf. Persia was that which is now recognized as "Iran". At the head of the marshlands they established their first settlement on a new planet; it was called by them E.RI.DU--"Home in the faraway". Don't you think that is a nice appropriate name?
And so it was that in time the whole settled planet came to be called after that first settlement--Erde, Erthe, Earth, etc. To this day, when you call your planet by its name, you invoke the memory of the first settlement on Earth; unknowingly, you remember Eridu and honor the first group of Anunnaki who established it. Is history not getting to be fun?
The Sumerian scientific or technical term for Earth's globe and its firm surface was KI. It was depicted as a somewhat flattened orb crossed by vertical lines somewhat like modern depictions of meridians. Earth does indeed bulge somewhat at its equator and therefore the Sumerian representation is more correct scientifically than the usual modern way of depicting Earth as a perfect globe....
After Ea had completed the establishment of the first five of the seven original settlements of the Anunnaki, he was given the title EN.KI, "Lord of Earth". But the term KI, as a root or verb, was applied to the planet called "Earth" for a reason. It conveyed the meaning "to cut off, to sever, to hollow out". Its derivatives illustrate the concept: KI.LA meant "excavation", KI.MAH "tomb", KI.IN.DAR "crevice, fissure". In Sumerian astronomical texts the term KI was prefixed with the determinative MUL ("celestial body"). And thus when they spoke of mul.KI, they conveyed the meaning, "the celestial body that had been cleaved apart". By calling Earth KI, the Sumerians thus invoked their cosmogony--the tale of the Celestial Battle and the cleaving of Tiamat.
Unaware of its origin, you continue to apply this descriptive epithet to your planet to this very time in place. The intriguing fact is that over time the Sumerian civilization was two thousand years old by the time Babylon arose and the pronunciation of the term KI (ki) changed to gi, or sometimes ge. It was so carried into the Akkadian and its linguistic branches (Babylonian, Assyrian, Hebrew), at all times retaining its geographic connotation as a "cleavage", a ravine, a deep valley. Thus the biblical term that through Greek translations of the Bible is read Gehenna stems from the Hebrew Gai-Hinnom, the crevice-like narrow ravine outside Jerusalem named after Hinnom, where divine retribution shall befall the sinners via an erupting subterranean fire on Judgement Day.
If you were taught at all in school, you were taught that the component geo in all the scientific terms applied to Earth sciences--geo-graphy, geo-metry, geo-ology and so on--comes from the Greek word Gaia (or Gaea), their name for the goddess of Earth. You were not taught, however, where the Greeks picked up this term or what its real meaning might have been. The answer is, guess what--surely enough--from the SUMERIANS--KI or GI.
Scholars all agree that the Greek notions of primordial events and the gods were directly borrowed from the Near East, through Asia Minor at whose western edge early Greek settlements like Troy were located, and via the island of Crete in the Eastern Mediterranean (nearby to Atlantis). According to the Greek tradition, Zeus, who was the chief honcho god of the twelve Olympians, arrived on the Greek mainland via Crete, whence he had fled after abducting the beautiful Europa, daughter of the Phoenician king of Tyre. Aphrodite arrived from the Near East via the island of Cyprus. Poseidon, whom the Romans called Neptune, came on horseback via Asia Minor, and Athena brought the olive to Greece from the lands of the Bible. There can simply be no doubt that the Greek alphabet developed from a Near Eastern one.
There are many books which speak of these ancient times, not the least of which was the Iliad by one called Homer. This line of historical mythology or "tradition" was handed down as regarded the creation of celestial gods--or visitors who came to stay, etc., of Heaven and Earth--out of Chaos. These tales, dear ones, are not greatly unlike your own biblical tales of the Beginning:
Verily, at the first Chaos came to be, and the next the wide-bosomed Gaia--
she who created all the immortal ones who hold the peaks of snowy Olympus:
Dim Tartarus, wide-pathed in the depths, and Eros, fairest among the divine immortals...
From Chaos came forth Erebus and black Nyx;
And of Nyx were born Aether and Hemera.
So what do we have here?
At this point in the process of the formation of the "divine immortals"-- the celestial gods--"Heaven does not yet exist, just as the Mesopotamian sources recounted. Accordingly, the "Gaia" of these verses is the equivalent of Tiamat, "she who bore them all" according to the Enuma elish. Hesoid lists the celestial gods who followed "Chaos" and "Gaia" in three pairs, Tartarus and Eros, Erebus and Nyx, Aether and Hemera. The parallel with the creation of the three pairs in Sumerian cosmogony, nowadays named Venus and Mars, Saturn and Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune, should be obvious though this comparability has gone quite unnoted.
Only after the creation of the principal planets that made up the Solar System when Nibiru appeared to invade it does the tale by Hesoid (DIVINE GENEALOGY)--exactly as in Mesopotamian and Biblical texts--speak of the creation of Ouranos, "Heaven". As explained in the Book of Genesis, this Shama'im was the Hammered-Out-Bracelet--the asteroid belt. As related in the Enuma elish, this was the half of Tiamat that was smashed to pieces, while the other, intact half became Earth. All this is echoed in the ensuing verses of Hesiod's Theogony:
And Gaia then bore starry Ouranos--equal to herself--
to envelop her on every side, to be an everlasting abode place for the gods.
Is it beginning to seep through why the ONE WORLD ELITE would call themselves OLYMPIANS? (Committee of 300).
TIAMAT BECOMES GAIA
Now split up equally, Gaia ceased to be Tiamat. Severed from the smashed-up half that became the Firmament, everlasting abode to the asteroids and comets, the intact half which was thrust into another orbit became Gaia, the Earth. And so did this planet, first as Tiamat and then as Earth, live up to its epithets: Gaia, Gi, Ki--the Cleaved One.
How did this Cleaved Planet look now, in the aftermath of the Celestial Battle? It was now orbiting as Gaia/Earth. On one side there were the firm lands that had formed the crust of Tiamat; on the other side there was a hollow, an immense cleft into which the waters of the erstwhile Tiamat poured. And again Hesoid put it nicely, Gaia (now the half equivalent to Heaven) on one side "brought forth long hills, graceful haunts of the goddess-Nymphs"; and on the other side "she bare Pontus, the fruitless deep with its raging swell".
SAME PICTURE AS GENESIS
This is the same picture painted by the Book of Genesis:
And Elohim said,
"Let the waters under the heaven
be gathered together into one place,
and let the dry land appear."
And Elohim called the dry land "Earth",
and the gathered-together water He called "Seas".
By this time the nice new Gaia was beginning to take shape.
Some three thousand years separated Hesoid from the time when the Sumerian civilization had blossomed out; and it is clear historically that throughout those millennia ancient peoples, including the authors or compilers of the Book of Genesis, accepted the Sumerian cosmogony. Today you call it "myth", "legend" or "religious beliefs"; in those previous millennia it was "science"--"knowledge", the Sumerians asserted, bestowed by the Anunnaki. No, I did not say Pleiadians--so don't get ahead of your own story.
According to ancient knowledge, Earth was NOT an original member of your Solar System. It was a cut-off, "cleaved-off" half of a planet then called Tiamat, "she" who bore them all". The Celestial Battle that led to the creation of Earth occurred several hundred million years after the Solar System with its planets had been created. Earth, as a part of Tiamat, retained much of the water that Tiamat, "the water monster", was recognized for. As Earth evolved into an independent planet and attained the shape of a globe dictated by the forces of gravity, the waters were gathered into the immense cavity on the torn-off side, and dry land appeared on the outer side of the planet. Please go back and refer to ancient maps depicting changes in the planet's continental arrangements. This, therefore in summary, is what the ancient peoples knew. What do your modern scientists say about this?
The theories concerning planetary formation hold that they started as balls congealing from the gaseous disk extending from the Sun. As they cooled, heavier matter--iron, in Earth's case--sank into their centers, forming a solid inner core. A less solid, plastic, or even fluid outer core surrounded the inner one; in Earth's case, it is believed to consist of molten iron. The two cores and their motions act as a dynamo, producing the planet's magnetic field. Surrounding the solid and fluid cores is a mantle made of rocks and minerals; on Earth it is estimated to be some 1,800 miles thick. While the fluidity and heat generated at the planet's core (some 12,000 degrees Fahrenheit in the Earth's center) affect the mantle and what is on top of it, it is the uppermost 400 miles or so of the mantle (on Earth) that mostly account for what you see on the surface of the planet--its cooled crust. Of course the way it was actually formed--gave no hot crust to cool.
The processes that produce over billions of years, a spherical orb--the uniform force of gravity and the planet's rotation around its axis--should also result in an orderly layering. The solid inner core, the flexible or fluid outer core, the thick lower mantle of silicates, the upper mantle of rocks, and the uppermost crust should encompass one another in ordered layers, like the skin of an onion. This holds true for the orb called Earth--but only up to a point; the main abnormalities concern Earth's uppermost layer, the crust.
EVEN SCIENTISTS CAN MAKE IT ADD-UP
Since the extensive "probes" of the Moon and Mars in the 1960's and 70's, geophysicists have been greatly puzzled by the paucity of the Earth's crust. The crusts of the Moon and of Mars comprise 10 percent of their masses, but the Earth's crust comprises less than one half of one percent of the Earth's land-mass. In 1988 geophysicists from Caltech and the University of Illinois at Urbana, led by Don Anderson, reported to the American Geological Society meeting in Denver, Colorado, that they had found the "missing crust". By analyzing shock waves from earthquakes, they concluded that material that belongs in the crust has sunk down and lies some 250 miles below the Earth's surface. There is enough crustal material there, these scientists estimated, to increase the thickness of the Earth's crust tenfold. Even if such nonsense were a possibility it would have given Earth a crust comprising no more than about 4 percent of its land mass--still only about half of what seems to be the norm if you are going to consider the Moon and Mars as the "norm". Half of the Earth's crust will still be missing even if the findings of this group could prove to be correct.
This theory also leaves unanswered the question of what force caused the crustal material, which is lighter than the mantle's material, to "dive"--in the words of the report in point--hundreds of miles into the Earth's interior. The team's suggestion was that the crustal material down there consists of "huge slabs of crust" that "dived into the Earth's interior" where fissures exist in the crust. But what force had broken up the crust into such "huge slabs"?
OOPS!! OTHER ABNORMALITIES
Another abnormality of the Earth's crust is that it is not uniform. In the parts you call "continents", its thickness varies from about 23 miles to almost 45 miles; but in the parts taken up by the oceans the crust is only 3.5 miles to five miles thick. While the average elevation of the continents is about 2,300 feet, the average depth of the oceans is more than 12,500 feet. The combined result of these factors is that the much thicker continental crust reaches much farther down into the mantle, whereas the oceanic crust is just a thin layer of solidified material and sediments.
There are other differences between the Earth's crust where the continents are and where the oceans are. The composition of the continental crust, consisting in large part of rocks resembling granite, is relatively light in comparison with the composition of the mantle: the average continental density is 2.7 to 2.8 grams per cubic centimeter. The oceanic crust is heavier and denser than the continental crust, averaging a density of 3.0 to 3.1 grams per cubic centimeter; it is thus more akin to the mantle, with its composition of basaltic and other dense rocks, than to the continental crust. It is noteworthy that the "missing crust" the scientific team mentioned above suggested had dived into the mantle is similar in composition to the oceanic crust, not to the continental crust.
This leads to one more important difference between the Earth's continental and oceanic crusts. The continental part of the crust is not only lighter and thicker, it is also much older than the oceanic part of the crust. By the end of the 1970's the consensus among scientists was that the greater part of today's continental surface was formed some 2.8 billion years ago. Evidence of a continental crust from that time that was about as thick as today's is found in all the continents in what geologists term Archean Shield areas; but within those areas, crustal rocks were discovered that turned out to be 3.8 billion years old. In 1983, however, geologists of the Australian National University found, in western Australia, rock remains of a continental crust whose age was established to be 4.1 to 4.2 billion years old. In 1989, tests with new, sophisticated methods on rock samples collected a few years earlier in northern Canada (by researchers from Washington University in St. Louis and from the Geographical Survey of Canada) determined the rocks' age to be 3.96 billion years; Samuel Bowering of Washington University reported evidence that nearby rocks in the area were as much as 4.1 billion years old.
EARTH'S AGE: FOUR BILLION +
Scientists are still hard put to explain the gap of about 500 million years between the age of the Earth (which meteor fragments, such as those found at Meteor Crater in Arizona, show to be 4.6 billion years and counting) and the age of the oldest rocks thus far found; but no matter what the explanation, the fact that Earth had its continental crust at least 4 billion years ago is by now undisputed.
On the other hand, no part of the oceanic crust has been found to be more than 200 million years old.
Chelas, this is a tremendous difference! No amount of foolish speculation about rising and sinking continents, forming and vanishing seas can explain these things. Someone has compared the Earth's crust to the skin of an apple (you people really like apples), where the oceans are, the "skin" is fresh--relatively speaking, born yesterday--but, where the oceans began in primordial times, the "skin", and a good part of the "apple" itself, has been shorn off.
The differences between the continental and oceanic crusts must have been even greater in earlier times, because the continental crust is constantly eroded by the forces of nature, and a good deal of the eroded solids are carried into the oceanic basins, increasing the thickness of the oceanic crust. Furthermore, the oceanic crust is constantly enhanced by the upwelling of molten basaltic rocks and silicates that flow up from the mantle through faults in the sea floor. This process, which puts down ever-new layers of oceanic crust, has been going on for 200 million years, giving the oceanic crust its present form. What was there at the bottom of the seas before then? Was there no crust at all, just a gaping "wound" in the Earth's surface? And is the ongoing oceanic crust formation akin to the process of blood clotting, where the skin is pierced and wounded?
Is Gaia--a living planet--trying to heal her wounds?
The most obvious place on the surface of the Earth where it was so "wounded" is the Pacific Ocean. Oh my goodness, could it be?
While the average plunge in the crust's surface in its oceanic parts is about 2.5 miles, in the Pacific the crust has been gouged out to a present depth reaching at some points 7 miles. If you could remove from the Pacific's floor the crust built up there over the last 200 million years, you would arrive at depths reaching 12 miles below the water's surface and between some 20 to nearly 60 miles below the continental surface. This is quite a large cavity, chelas!! How deep was it before the crustal buildup over the past 200 million years--how large was that "wound" 500 million years ago, a billion years ago, 4 billion years ago? Suffice to say it was considerably deeper.
What can your scientists say with some certainty? That the extent of the gouging was more extensive, affecting a vastly greater part of the planet's surface. The Pacific Ocean at present occupies about a third of Earth's surface; but as far as your people can ascertain regarding the past 200 million or so years, it has been shrinking. The reason for shrinkage is that the continents flanking it--the Americas on the east, Asia and Australia on the west--are moving closer to each other, squeezing out the Pacific slowly but relentlessly, reducing its size inch by inch yearly.
These are the same "plates" which I continually tell you about in regards to the changes--specifically I refer mostly to the U.S. Pacific coastal area and "Ring of Fire"--i.e., the Pacific plate will smash under the western U.S. coast and raise the land of the Mojave Desert in the northern portions along with a BIG rise in the area of this location, Tehachapi--('Tejas Shape', Tehachati).
This science and explanations dealing with this process in point have come to be known as the Theory of Plate Techtonics. Its origin lies, as in the study of the Solar System, in the discarding of notions of a uniform, stable, permanent condition of the planets in favor of the recognition of catastrophism, change, and even evolution--concerning not only flora and fauna but the globes on which they evolved as "living" entities that can grow and shrink, prosper and suffer, even be born and die.
HONOR TO ALFRED WEGNER
To Alfred Wegener do you owe appreciation for this "new" science of plate tectonics. Wegener, a German meteorologist, wrote all about this theory and published it a long time ago--in 1915, DIE ENTSTEHUNG DER KONTINENTE UND OZEANE. His starting point (not a new concept) was the obvious "fit" between the contours of the continents on both sides of the southern Atlantic. But before Wegerner's ideas, the solution had been to postulate the disappearance, by sinking, of continents or land bridges: the belief that the continents have been where they are from time immemorial, but that a midsection sank below sea level, giving the appearance of continental separation. Augmenting available data on flora and fauna with considerable geological "matches" between the two sides of the Atlantic, Wegener came up with the notion of Pangaea, a supercontinent, a single huge landmass into which he would fit all the present continental masses like pieces in a jigsaw puzzle. Pangaea (Living Pan), which covered about one half of the globe, suggested Wegener, was surrounded by the primeval Pacific Ocean. Floating in the midst of the waters like an ice floe, the single landmass underwent a series of riftings and healings until a definite and final breakup in the Mesozoic Era, the geological period that lasted from 225 to 65 million years ago. Gradually the pieces began to drift apart. Antarctica, Australia, India and Africa began to break away and separate. Subsequently, Africa and South America split apart as North America began to move away from Europe and India was thrust toward Asia; and so the continents continued to drift until they rearranged themselves in the pattern recognized today.
The split-up of Pangaea into several separate continents was accompanied by the opening up and closing down of bodies of water between the separating pieces of the landmass. In time the single Panoramic ocean separated into a series of connecting oceans or enclosed seas, such as the Black, Caspian and Mediterranean, and such major bodies of water as the Atlantic and the Indian Oceans took shape. But all these bodies of water were "pieces" of the original of which the Pacific Ocean still remains.
IMPORTANCE OF THESE GEOLOGIC AREAS AS RECOGNIZED AS PLACES OF THE LION
Simple surmising will indicate that of the "original" placements of "MAN" and the "lost" continents all indicate some important locations. Further, it must be evident that, geologically and historically, the upcoming catastrophic impact and "Armageddon" are suggested to be destined for the areas of the Holy Lands. What might this mean? It might very well mean that the expected impact of returning Tiamat [Nibiru(?)] might very well do the most impressive work on that particular "side" of your globe. It will mess up a lot of stuff everywhere but you can expect a massive removal of real estate if that returning object is allowed to connect with your planet. From the direction of travel, already plotted by your opposite side of the globe on this go-about.
If your planet is "sucked out" again you will have a real jumble of confusion.
Wegener's view of the continents as "pieces of a cracked ice floe" shifting atop an impermanent surface of the Earth was mostly received with disdain, even ridicule, by the geologists and paleontologists of the time--sound familiar? It took half a century for the idea of Continental Drift to be accepted into the halls of science. Is it possible that what we are assembling herein for you--MIGHT BE THE WAY IT IS? What helped bring about the changed attitude were surveys of the ocean floors begun in the 1960's that revealed such features as the Mid-Atlantic Ridge that, it was surmised, was formed by the rise of molten rock, called "magma", from the Earth's interior. Welling up, in the case of the Atlantic through a fissure in the ocean floor that runs almost the whole oceans's length, the magma cooled and formed a ridge of basaltic rock. Herein is Soltec's (Pleiadian: Commander Soltec: Geophysics) major subject of expertise which he has previously shared with you regarding volcanos--I honor him but feel it necessary to press on with my own outlay of information. My subject is not basically geology or geography but the Creation and Spiritual connections.
As one welling up followed another, the old sides of the ridge were pushed to either side to make way for the new magma flow. A major advance in these studies of the ocean floors took place with the aid of Seasat, an oceanographic satellite launched in June of 1978 that orbited the Earth for some three months or so; its data were used to map the sea floors, giving you an entirely new understanding of your oceans and globe as a whole, with their ridges, rifts, seamounts, underwater volcanos and fracture zones. The discovery that, as each upwelling of magma cooled and solidified, it retained the magnetic direction of its position at that time was followed by the determination that a series of such magnetic lines, almost parallel to one another, provided a time scale as well as a directional map for the ongoing expansion of the ocean's floor. This expansion of the sea floor in the Atlantic was a major factor in pushing apart Africa and South America and in the creation of the Atlantic Ocean and it continuing widening.
OTHER FORCES INVOLVED
Other forces, such as the pull of the Moon, the Earth's rotation, and even movements of the underlying mantle, also are believed to act to split up the continental crust and shift the continents about. These forces also exert their influence, naturally, in the Pacific region. The Pacific Ocean revealed even more midocean ridges, fissures, underwater volcanos and other features like those that have worked to expand the Atlantic Ocean. Why, then, as all the evidence shows, have the landmasses flanking the Pacific not moved apart, as the continents flanking the Atlantic have done, but rather keep moving closer, slowly but surely, constantly reducing the size of the Pacific Ocean?
The explanation is found in a companion theory of continental drift, the Theory of Plate Tectonics. The continents, it has been postulated, rest upon giant movable "plates" of the Earth's crust, and so do the oceans. When the continents drift, when oceans expand, as the Atlantic or contract as the Pacific, the underlying cause is the movement of the plates on which they ride. At present scientists recognize six major plates, some of which are further subdivided: the Pacific, American, Eurasian, African, Indo-Australian and Antarctic.
The spreading seafloor of the Atlantic Ocean is still distancing the Americas from Europe and Africa, inch by inch. The concomitant shrinking of the Pacific Ocean is now recognized to be accommodated by the dipping, or "subduction", of the Pacific plate under the American plate. This is the primary cause of the crustal shifts and earthquakes all along the Pacific rim, as well as the rise of the major mountain chains along that rim. The collision of the Indian plate with the Eurasian one created the Himalayas and fused the Indian subcontinent to Asia. In 1985, Cornell University scientists even discovered the "geological suture" where a portion of the western African plate remained attached to the American plate when the two broke apart some fifty million years ago, "donating" Florida and southern Georgia to North America.
Almost all scientists today accept Wegener's hypothesis of an Earth initially consisting of a single landmass surrounded by an all-embracing ocean. Could this be why the wondrous greenstone granite used in the Georgia Guidestone monument might have matched the green granite of the African plate in portions? Further, it becomes obvious that the granite-gneiss terrains are remnants of ancient oceans. Well, chelas, TODAY will BE "ancient" in 3.5 billion years! Extensive rock records in virtually all the continents indicate that they were contiguous to oceans of water for more than three billion years; is some places, such as Zimbabwe in southern Africa, sedimentary rocks show that they accreted within large bodies of water some 3.5 billion years ago. Recent advances in scientific dating have extended the age of the Archean belts--those that include rocks that had been deposited in primeval oceans--back to 3.8 billion years. Well, give or take a billion or so years doesn't seem too important--but it is a LONG time.
HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON?
Forever! But what about this continental drift? Was there a Pangaea or Pan? Yes. The breakup seemed to have begun about 600 million years ago. Actually there were two "super" continents: Laurasia to the north and Gondwanaland to the south. But your scientists simply "don't know for sure" what happened or exactly "when". So be it.
The important thing to note herein is that your modern science confirms the scientific notions that were expressed in the ancient Sumerian texts. Is it so difficult to also accept the ancient answer in this instance: that the waters covered the face of the Earth and--on the third "day", (phase)--were "gathered into" one side of the Earth to reveal the dry land. Was the uncovered dry land made up of isolated continents or one supercontinent, a Pangaea? Although it matters not as far as the corroboration of ancient knowledge is concerned, it is interesting to note that Greek notions of Earth, although they led to a belief that Earth was disclike rather than a globe, envisioned it as a landmass with a solid foundation surrounded by waters. This notion must have been drawn on earlier and more accurate knowledge, as most of Greek science did. You will find that the Old Testament repeatedly referred to the "foundations" of the Earth and expressed knowledge of the earlier times regarding the shape of Earth in the following verses praising the Creator.
The Lord's in the Earth and its entirety,
the world and all that dwells therein.
For He hath founded it upon the seas
and established it upon the waters.
(Psalms 24: 1-2)
In addition to the term Eretz which means both planet "Earth" and "earth, ground", the narrative in Genesis employs the term Yabashah--literally: "the dried-out landmass"--when it states that the waters "were gathered together into one place" to let the Yabashah appear. But throughout the Old Testament another term, Tebel, is frequently used to denote that part of Earth that is habitable, arable and useful to Mankind, including being a source of various ores. The term Tebel--usually translated as either "the earth" or "the world"--is mostly employed to indicate the part of Earth distinct from its watery portions; the "foundations" of this Tebel were in juxtaposition to the sea basins. This was best expressed in the Song of David (2 Samuel 22:16 and Psalms 18:16):
The Lord thundered from the heavens,
the Most High his sounds uttered.
He loosed his arrows, sped them far and wide;
a shaft of lightning, and disconcerted them.
The channels of the seabed revealed,
the foundation of Tebel were laid bare.
With what is known today about the "foundations of the Earth", the word Tebel clearly conveys the concept of continents whose foundations--tectonic plates--are laid in the midst of the waters. Is it not a thrill to discover the latest geophysical theories echoed in a 3,000-year-old-psalm?
The Genesis narrative states clearly that the waters were "gathered together" to one side of the Earth so that the dry land could emerge; this implies the existence of a cavity into which the waters could be gathered. Such a cavity (cup), somewhat over half the Earth's surface, is still there, shrunken and reduced, in the shape of the Pacific Ocean.
Why is the crustal evidence that can be found not older than about 4 billion years, rather than the 4.6 billion years that is the presumed age of the Earth and the Solar System? The first Conference on the Origins of Life, held in Princeton, New Jersey, in 1967, under the sponsorship of NASA and the Smithsonian Institution, dwelt at length on that problem. The only hypothesis the learned participants could come up with was that, at the time the oldest rock specimens that have been found were formed, Earth was subjected to a "cataclysm". In the discussion of the origins of Earth's atmosphere, the consensus was that it did not result from a "continuous outgassing" through volcanic activity but was, in the words of Raymond Siever of Harvard University, the result of "a rather early and rather large outgassing episode...a great big belch of the gases that are now characteristic of the Earth's atmosphere and sediments." This "big belch" was also dated to the same time as the assumed catastrophe recorded by the rocks. With this kind of "knowledge" it is no wonder you are in total political and educational decay.
It becomes evident that--in its specifics--the breakup of the Earth's crust, the process of plate techtonics, the differences between the continental and the oceanic crusts, the emergence of a pangaea from under the waters, the primordial encircling ocean--the findings of modern science have simply corroborated the ancient knowledge. They have also led your own scientists from all discrepancies to conclude that the only explanation of the way in which Earth's landmasses, oceans and atmosphere have evolved is to assume a cataclysm occurring about four billion years after the initial recognized formation of Earth as part of the Solar System.
WHAT WAS THE CATACLYSM?
Mankind has possessed the Sumerian answer for some six thousand or more years: the Celestial Battle between Nibiru/ Marduk and Tiamat.
In the Sumerian cosmogony, the members of the Solar System were depicted as celestial gods, male and female, whose creation was compared to birth, whose existence was that of living creatures. In the Enuma elish text, Tiamat in particular was described as a female, a mother who gave birth to a host of eleven satellites, her "horde", led by Kingu "whom she elevated". As Nibiru/Marduk and his horde neared her, "in fury Tiamat cried out loud, her legs shook to their roots...against her attacker she repeatedly cast a spell." When the "Lord spread his net to enmesh her" and "the Evil WInd, which followed behind, he let loose in her face, Tiamat opened her mouth to consume it;" but then other "winds" of Nibiru/Marduk "charged her belly" and "distended her body". Indeed, "go and cut off the life of Tiamat was the order given by the outer planets to the invader' he accomplished that by "cutting her heart.... Having thus subdued her, he extinguished her life."
For a very long time this view of the planets, and especially of Tiamat, as living entities that could be born and could die has been dismissed as primitive paganism--but the exploration of the planetary system in recent decades has surely, in fact, revealed worlds of which the word "alive" has been repeatedly used. That Earth itself is a living planet has been forcefully put forth as the Gaia Hypothesis by James E. Lovelock in the 1970's and great honor is due this man. It has again been reinforced by him in a new work called THE AGES OF GAIA; A BIOGRAPHY OF OUR LIVING EARTH. It is a hypothesis that views the Earth and the life that has evolved upon it as a single organism; Earth is not just an inanimate globe upon which there is life; it is a coherent if complex body that is itself alive through its mass and land surface, its oceans and atmosphere, and through the flora and fauna which its sustains and which in turn sustain Earth. "The largest living creature on Earth", Lovelock wrote, "is the Earth itself." And in that, he admitted "concept of Mother Earth, or as the Greeks called her long ago, Gaia.
But, in fact, he had gone back to Sumerian times and to their ancient knowledge of the planet that was cleaved apart!
We shall next consider Witness to Genesis.
Hatonn to clear, please.
Chapter 13, pp. 172-192
THANK YOU Rocky Montana
FW Nov. 5, 2011