There Were Giants Upon The Earth: Gods, Demigods, And Human Ancestry: The Evidence Of Alien DNA
Earth Chronicles Companion volume, published 2010
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.
"Reflects the highest levels of scientific knowledge …"
–Science & Religion News
"Exciting … credible … most provocative and compelling."
"One of the most important books on Earth’s roots ever written."
–East West Journal
"Sitchin is a zealous investigator into man’s origins … a dazzling performance."
"For thousands of years priests, poets, and scientists have tried to explain how man was created. Now a recognized scholar has come forth with a theory that is the most astonishing of all."
–United Press International
Table Of Contents:
Introduction: And It Came to Pass
I Alexander’s Quest for Immortality
II In the Days before the Flood
III In Search of Noah
IV Sumer: Where Civilization Began
V When Kingship Was Brought Down from Heaven
VI A Planet Called ‘Nibiru’
VII Of Anunnaki and Igigi
VII A Serf Made to Order
IX Gods and Other Ancestors
X Of Patriarchs and Demigods
XI There Were Giants Upon the Earth
XII Immortality: The Grand Illusion
XII Dawn of the Goddess
XIV Glory of Empire, Winds of Doom
XV Buried in Grandeur
XVI The Goddess Who Never Left
Postscript: Mankind’s Alien Origins–The Evidence
The following excerpts are taken from Introduction: And It Came to Pass and Ch. IV, Sumer: Where Civilization Began.
Introduction: And It Came To Pass
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 bare children to them—
the same Mighty Men of old,
Men of Renown.
The reader, if familiar with the King James English version of the Bible, will recognize these verses in chapter 6 of Genesis as the preamble to the story of the Deluge, the Great Flood in which Noah, huddled in an ark, was saved to repopulate the Earth.
The reader, if familiar with my writings, will also recognize these verses as the reason why many decades ago, a schoolboy was prompted to ask his teacher why it is "giants" who are the subject of these verses, when the word in the original Hebrew text is Nefilim—which, stemming from the Hebrew verb NaFoL, means to fall down, to be downed, to come down—and in no way ‘giants’.
The schoolboy was I. Instead of being congratulated on my linguistic acumen, I was harshly reprimanded. "Sitchin, sit down!" the teacher hissed with repressed anger; "you don’t question the Bible!" I was deeply hurt that day, for I was not questioning the Bible—on the contrary, I was pointing out the need to understand it accurately. And that was what changed my life’s direction to pursue the Nefilim. Who were they, and who were their "Mighty Men" descendants?
The search for answers started with linguistic questions. The Hebrew text does not speak of "Men" who began to multiply, but of Ha’Adam—"The Adam," a generic term, a human species. It does not speak of the sons of "God," but uses the term Bnei Ha-Elohim—the sons (in the plural) of The Elohim, a plural term taken to mean "gods" but literally meaning "The Lofty Ones." The "Daughters of The Adam" were not "fair," but Tovoth—good, compatible … And unavoidably we find ourselves confronting issues of origins. How did Mankind happen to be on this planet, and whose genetic code do we carry?
In just three verses and a few words—forty-nine words in the original Hebrew of Genesis—the Bible describes the creation of Heaven and Earth, then records an actual prehistoric time of early Mankind and a series of amazing events, including a global Flood, the presence on Earth of gods and their sons, inter-species intermarriage, and demigod offspring …
And so, starting with one word (Nefilim), I told the tale of the Anunnaki, "Those who from Heaven to Earth came"—space travelers and interplanetary settlers who came from their troubled planet to Earth in need of gold, and ended up fashioning The Adam in their image. In doing so I brought them to life—recognizing them individually, unraveling their tangled relationships, describing their tasks, loves, ambitions, and wars—and identifying their inter-species offspring, the ‘demigods’.
I have been asked at times where my interests would have taken me were the teacher to compliment rather than reprimand me. In truth, I have asked myself a different question: What if indeed "there were giants upon the Earth, in those days and thereafter too"? The cultural, scientific, and religious implications are awesome; they lead to the next unavoidable questions: Why did the compilers of the Hebrew Bible, which is totally devoted to monotheism, include the bombshell verses in the prehistoric record—and what were their sources?
I believe that I have found the answer. Deciphering the enigma of the demigods (the famed Gilgamesh among them), I conclude in this book—my crowning oeuvre—that compelling physical evidence for past alien presence on Earth has been buried in an ancient tomb. It is a tale that has immense implications for our genetic origins—a key to unlocking the secrets of health, longevity, life, and death; it is a mystery whose unraveling will take the reader on a unique adventure and finally reveal what was held back from Adam in the Garden of Eden.