Sunday, August 18, 2013

From Animal to Human

The Creation of Adam

The Epic of Gilgamesh is based on another version of the same events, which was a thousand years older yet.  In the oldest known, recorded version of the humanoid's fall into sin, the story goes like this. The milk of wild creatures he was wont to suck. Food they placed before him; he gagged, he gaped and he stared. Nothing does Enkido [Adam] know of eating food; ...The harlot opened her mouth, saying to Enkidu: “Eat the food, Enkidu, as is life’s due; ...Enkidu ate the food...of strong drink he drank...became human. 
Archaeology and The Old Testament, James B. Pritchard, (Princeton, New Jersey, 1959)

The later version of this story, The Epic of Gilgamesh records the story this way. But as for him, Enkidu, born in the hills - with the gazelles he feeds on grass, with the wild beasts he drinks at the watering place, the lass beheld him, the savage-man, the barbarous fellow...Reject him will his wild beasts that grew up on his steppe, as his love is drawn to thee.  The hero (Adam) spent some time with the lass (Eve), then the story goes on like this, it is not as before; but he now has wisdom, broader understanding.  Moses recorded that Adam's eyes were opened after he followed Eve's instructions. 
Archaeology and The Old Testament, James B. Pritchard, (Princeton, New Jersey, 1959)

In both versions of this story, it is apparent that the subject of the story was an animal before he became human.  It is from information gathered in these stories that Moses rewrote the story of the creation of humans.

The gods (the Anunnaki) had plans.  They were doing great scientific research on earth. The earth was the laboratory in which they kept their specimens.  One of the tests was to monitor the outcome of Adam’s mating with other species.  These tests had unsatisfactory results; it was then that the Lord enhanced Adam and gave him a new mate.  

Then the Lord God said, It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him. Gen. 2:18.  The Lord knew what He had in mind, but Adam did not have any inkling of what was to happen, so, while Adam was naming the various animals of the earth, he looked for one that would be suitable as a life’s mate, but for the man there was not found a helper fit for him. Gen. 2:20.  It seems as if Adam expected to find a partner among the animals of the earth. He didn’t. So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man and (He) made...a woman. Gen. 2:22 

The Creation of Eve

As to the creation of Eve, Mr Van Daniken had this to say.  Eve can hardly have blossomed forth in her naked beauty from the narrow rib of the male thorax by a conjuring trick-after a surgical intervention. Perhaps she originated with the help of a male sperm cell. But there...was no female human being in Paradise who could have received the seed, Eve must have been produced in a retort. Could foreign intelligences with their highly developed science and knowing about the immune biological reactions of bones have used Adams marrow as a cell culture and brought the sperm to development in it? 
Gods from Outer Space. Von Daniken, (Bantam Books, New York, N.Y.) 

In Genesis 1:26, there are important clues that the creation of Eve from Adam was not conducted by a singular God.  In this one sentence, there are three plural references: ‘us,’ ‘our’ and ‘our.’

First, one of the technicians caused Adam to fall into a ‘deep sleep.’ This was the anaesthesia. Second, a cell must be taken from somewhere on the body to create another body. The rib area was where the cell was taken. They ‘closed up the flesh’ is a modern expression describing the completion of the operation. Master-cloners could quickly form an adult and change the sex from the original. This idea was illustrated in a Star Trek Next Generation episode where a primitive was brought back to life and mistook Captain Picard as a god. He prayed to ‘the Picard’ and was later corrected. 
Copyright 2002-2012 by Doug Yurchey

When Adam saw Eve for the first time, he said, WOW! 

Actually, according to the Bible, he said, Therefore shall a man...cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. Gen. 2:24.  What Adam is saying is that from now on, human shall mate only with human and they will produce only one kind of offspring; that is, they shall be one flesh.  

The idea of a man mating with an animal is not as absurd as it sounds.   Later, among the laws laid down by the God of the Jews, He forbade this practice and instituted the death penalty for it.   The fact that some people practice it in our own society might be a throwback to prehistoric, unenlightened days.

When Moses wrote the story of how Adam and Eve were enlightened he put the responsibility on them, and not on the Lord.  The Bible says, she took of its fruit and ate; and she also gave some to her husband, and he ate. Then the eyes of both were opened. Gen. 3:7

Things do not always work out as expected for the gods.  They had a special specimen until the serpent, perhaps not an animal at all, came along and spoiled it.  So the gods needed to change their plans.  They had hoped that the human race, their special creation, would continue in such a way that they, the creators, could keep on having fellowship with their creation.  

As it turned out the woman’s punishment for disobeying the Gods was that she would bear a large family, in pain, and that she would be subject to Adam in a way that she had never been before; your desire shall be to your husband, and he shall rule over you. Gen. 3:16.  

The gods must have been so very disappointed at this unexpected turn of events.  It was only a little while until they decided to destroy most of the human race and start over again with one man and his family.

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