The Adam's Family (MOAFT)
New - 18 December 2009
Generations 6 - 7
The Adam's Family
The elucidating of a family tree in which one attempts to trace back their genetic lineage to Adam and Eve may appear somewhat pointless... if not foolhardy. It would be easy, after all, to ask the question: “Wasn’t every human on the planet descended from Adam and Eve... and thus all pretty much playing on the same DNA/genetic playing field?”
Actually... no. As has already been pointed out, Adam and Eve were not products of your standard human begetting. Among other scholars, Laurence Gardner, in his book Genesis of the Grail Kings, has pointed out in considerable detail... and on the basis of a considerable amount of research into the subject... that the story of Adam and Eve is far less the story of human evolution/descent, than upon the descent of the royal line. To be precise, Adam was the first human-descended Priest/King! (Actually, Adam... and Eve... could be considered to be half-breeds... or possibly two-third breeds.)
To understand this, we need to recall one of the more controversial biblical passages:
The rather precise identity of the Nephilim is just one of the matters of controversy. However, according to Gardner: The Nephilim were: “those who came down, those who descended, or those who were cast down.” They were the “sons of god(s)”, who may have been dishonored by consorting with earthly women... [a pretty much typical fate of males consorting with earthly women!]
Furthermore, the daughters of man (Eljo) were found fair and thereafter married the fallen-from-grace Naphidem (aka the Watchers). [It is plausible that the "fallen" angel scenario might have been brought about by the wholly inappropriate (against Anunnaki norms) marriages of Nephilim with the daughters of man. This would, of course, explain the phrase, "falling in love".] However, the pre-eminent sons of the Watchers were at variance with the evolutionary sons of men. The story of the Naphidem-Eljo racial war comes from long before the Flood, and from long before Adam. From the time of the genocidal slaughter, the Nephilim became what is known as “guardian angels.” [Interesting juxtaposition of activities and titles.]
Gardner goes on to note: “Modern humankind was created by the Elohim/Nephilim, who were somehow mated with earthly women of the Eljo race. The Eljo women appear to have been descended from a strain whose people were far more advanced than their Neanderthal contemporaries. The apparent outcome was a hybrid Naphidem stock -- very likely the people who have become known as Cro-Magnon”
The Sumerian god and goddess, “Ea and Nin-igiku (Enki and Nin-khursag) created 14 new humans soon after the Flood, seven boys and seven girls, and the clinical process involved the wombs of women who had survived the deluge. Nin-khursag prepared 14 ‘pinches of clay’ (i.e., earthling stock) upon which Enki had delivered his ‘repeated incantation.’ The wombs are called the ‘Creatresses of Destiny.’ The ‘cloning experiments were a success, “but a more advanced plan was then conceived to create a prototype for a race of superior earthly leaders.
It was decided to place a cultured embryo into Nin-khursag’s own womb instead of a mortal woman’s womb, so that the embryo was fed with Anunnaki blood. Enki called the man Adapa.” “Lady Earth’s (Nin-khursag’s) son, Adapa (i.e., the Adama) was truly a ‘mighty man’ (hu-mannan), who was given extraordinary powers of control -- being anointed (Anu-oint[ment]ed) into kingship.” “Adama was of the royal seed, the first priest king of the Enki bloodline.” Adam was in fact the name applied to the “first of a kind” [who arrived on the scene, circa 3882 BC (a Thursday)]. Eve was later created in the same manner.
The first human/Anunnaki genetic experiments produced what must be considered to be half-breeds (half human/half Anunnaki). But the cultured embryos of Adam and Eve, being carried to term by Nin-khursag led to a situation where the Sumerians viewed the offspring as two-thirds breed (two-thirds Anunnaki/god; one-third human). This shows up specifically when one of the greatest Sumerian heroes, Gilgamesh, was said to be two-thirds god and one-third human. The carrying to term in an Anunnaki womb was considered to be a third of the process. And while the reader might question the math, the Sumerians apparently did not. Furthermore, unless you consider the carrying to term in an Anunnaki womb as one-third of the process, there is simply no other way to explain a two-thirds breed such as Gilgamesh. So there!
The end result... and this is important... is that within this treatise, the over-riding assumption will be that at the time of the creation of Adam and Eve... humans (albeit less advanced than the custom models created by fiat by the Anunnaki) already proliferated upon the planet. Adam was in fact the Adama, the king created to rule over the lesser humans. It also follows that: Adam and Eve were NOT the father and mother of all humans, but only the ancestors/progenitors (even initiators) of the royal lines of descent. (The latter premise/fact/assumption should probably be taken with a bit of salt... and maybe a dash of pepper.)
But it is apparently true. There were a lot of commoners already running about at the time of Adam and Eve. We can note, for example, that in the Book of Genesis, when Cain is made a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth, that his concern for his safety clearly implies that there were other humans -- “...every one that findeth me shall slay me.” [Genesis 4:14] The Lord [in this case, Enki] hears this and says that “whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold.” Later, Cain’s fifth generation son, Lamech apparently gets an even better deal: “If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold.” [Genesis 4:24] But clearly there were other humans running about... and these were humans who had no genetic connection to Adam and Eve.
Adam’s royal status is noted in the list of Antediluvian Kings of Sumer, and shown below.
Figure 1. Antediluvian Kings of Sumer
The astute reader will note that The Adama is shown to have been reigning in Kish long after The Flood... the latter that other bit of heavy reigning. This chronological fact had been alluded to above in the quotes from Laurence Gardner, but perhaps was missed at that point. Note also that this is THE Flood we’re talking about, not merely some precursor of the Big One.
Obviously, Noah lived long after Adam. Or is alleged to have done so... yes, there are some who doubt the very existence of Noah (and even most of Seth’s line). But more on that later. For the moment, we can simply note that The Flood did its thing long before Adam and Eve (also before Gilgamesh), and that the stories of the Sumerian Ziusudra (Babylonian Uta-Napishtim) were simply plagiarized by the Hebrews (c. 600 BCE during their captivity in Babylon, where they were exposed to the Sumerian culture), and then assigned to a possibly mythical Noah. More on this touchy topic a bit later, under Seth's Descendents.
Generation No. 6 (Homo sapiens... and Anunnaki)
1. Adama, Born of Lady Earth, ADAM, Sanga-lugal of Kish, Priest-King Atabba, Adapa/Atab, The Model of Man  Enki and Nin-khursag  Anu and Antu (and Ki)  Anshar and Kishar  Lahmu and Lahamu  Tiamat and Absu 
From Laurence Gardner, Genesis of the Grail Kings (page 76])
Note that this genetic manipulation was not to create something wholly new (e.g., out of mere clay), but to impress upon existing stock (the humans) the attributes of the Anunnaki “gods”.
Figure 2. The Adam's Family Tree.
The upper portion of this tree shows an abbreviated version of the Anunnaki Family Tree The lower portion supplements this with the royal seed manipulations... and one might rather suspect, a slightly different version than has been promulgated over the ages. In particular, one needs to note the cameo appearances of Enki (as Samael) in providing consort style aid and comfort to Adam’s two wives. More on these charming ladies later, but note that the red, brown, black and blue bloodlines include primarily Enki and but also Enlil as godparents. [pardon the pun]
Note also the fractional breed combinations. For example:
Cain’s line through Enoch is thus closer to a pure bred Anunnaki/god than Seth. Furthermore, Enki’s seed is clearly more dominant in the mix than Enlil’s. More of such matters a bit later.
Meanwhile, from Wikipedia, in its take on Adam: In the first book of Genesis, “god” creates humans "male and female" in His image, and gives them dominion over the living things. He further commands them to "be fruitful and multiply."
Genesis 2 opens with God fashioning a man from the dust and blowing life into his nostrils. God plants a garden (the Garden of Eden) and sets the man there, "to work it and watch over it," permitting him to eat of all the trees in the garden except the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, "for on the day you eat of it you shall surely die." Then God creates the animals, attempting to find a help-mate for the man; but none of the animals are satisfactory, and so God causes the man to sleep, and creates a woman from his rib. The man names her "Woman". "On account of this a man leaves his father and his mother and clings to his woman." Genesis 2 ends with the note that the man and woman were naked, and were not ashamed.
Genesis 3 introduces the Serpent, "slier than every beast of the field." [Control freaks always hate clever people who are sly enough to get around the disciplines of said control freaks.] The serpent tempts the woman to eat from the tree of knowledge, telling her that it will not lead to death; she succumbs, and gives the fruit to the man, who eats also, "and the eyes of the two of them were opened." [Note, for example, that neither Adam nor Eve were dead. Thus Jehovah's (Enlil's) claim that they "would surely die" was... well an early version of intentional deception... lie. They may have been tossed out of Eden... but they did not die as threatened.] Aware now of their nakedness, they make coverings of fig leaves, and hide from the sight of God. God, perceiving that they have broken His command, curses them with hard labour and with pain in childbirth [them?], and banishes them from His garden, setting a cherub at the gate to bar their way to the Tree of Life, "lest he put out his hand ... and eat, and live forever."
Genesis 4 and 5 give the story of Adam and Eve's family after they leave the garden: they have three [named] children, Cain, Abel and Seth, as well as other sons and daughters, and Adam's life span is 930 years. "The woman" is given the name Eve in the closing verses of Genesis 3, while Adam gets his name by dropping the initial definite article, changing "ha-adam", "the man", to "Adam". [Yes, yes, I know: "Adam is de man!"]
(Selected) Textual notes from Wikipedia [with comments]:
The story of Adam and Eve forms the basis for the Christian doctrine of original sin: "Sin came into the world through one man and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all men sinned," said Paul of Tarsus in his Epistle to the Romans, although Chapter 3 of Genesis does not use the word "sin" and Genesis 3:24 makes clear that the couple are expelled "lest he put forth his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever". [Ah yes... the real motivation: Get rid of the competition. Just before God says: “lest he put forth...”, he says, “Behold, the man is become as one of us...” Apparently there’s very little room at the top... in this case, the top being heaven.]
St Augustine of Hippo (354-430), working with a Latin translation of the epistle, understood Paul to have said that Adam's sin was hereditary: "Death passed upon (i.e. spread to) all men because of Adam, [in whom] all sinned". Original sin, the concept that man is born in a condition of sinfulness and must await redemption, thus became a cornerstone of Western Christian theological tradition through Augustine's misunderstanding of Paul's Greek - the belief is not shared by Judaism or the Orthodox churches, and has been dropped by some post-Reformation churches such as the Congregationalists and the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. [So when a misunderstanding is recognized... no one ever does a retraction? Bummer!]
Because Eve tempted Adam to eat of the fatal fruit, some early Fathers of the Church held her and all subsequent women to be the first sinners, and especially responsible for the Fall. "You are the devil's gateway," Tertullian told his female listeners in the early 2nd century, and went on to explain that they were responsible for the death of Christ: "On account of your desert (i.e. punishment for sin) - that is, death - even the Son of God had to die." In 1486 the Dominicans Kramer and Sprengler used similar tracts in Malleus Maleficarum ("Hammer of Witches") to justify the persecution of "witches".
Over the centuries, a system of uniquely Christian beliefs has developed from the Adam and Eve story. Baptism has become understood as a washing away of the stain of hereditary sin in many churches, although its original symbolism was apparently rebirth. Additionally, the serpent that tempted Eve was interpreted to have been Satan, or that Satan was using a serpent as a mouthpiece, although there is no mention of this identification in the Torah and it is not held in Judaism. [Of course, it should be noted that spirituality often involves death and rebirth as part of the desired transformations.]
One of the aspects of Adam’s history is the little recognized claim that he was first married to one of the Anunnaki, Lilith. It was only when Lilith made it clear that she was not going to stoop to laying beneath Adam that a second wife, Eve, had to be engineered for the part-human king. [The other possibility was a factory recall of the Adam prototype... but Nin-khursag apparently nixed that one... for hopefully obvious reasons.] However... as it shown in the above Figure 2, Lilith was nevertheless highly instrumental in forging the two primary lines of royalty (the Cain line and the Seth line). Lilith is thus entitled to a bit of the equal time doctrine in the Biblical Public Relations arena... perhaps even more than the Adam and Eve scenario... if only because Lilith is almost as dominant in mankind’s royal lines as Enki.
2. Lilith  Nergal (=Eresh-kigal)  Enlil (=Ninlil)  Anu and Ki  Anshar and Kishar  Lahmu and Lahamu  Tiamat and Apsu 
2. Lilith  Eresh-kigal (=Nergal)  Ningal (=Nanna)  Enki and Nin-khursag  Anu and Antu  Anshar and Kishar  Lahmu and Lahamu  Tiamat and Apsu 
From Laurence Gardner, Genesis of the Grail Kings (pages 121-123):
Lilith was the daughter of Eresh-kigal (Queen of the Netherworld and Keeper of the Malkhut, i.e. kingship) and Nergal (Meslamtaea, King of the Netherworld, aka, Metatron, Baal). Lilith is sometimes identified with Ninshubur as Inanna’s servant/handmaiden, who tells Enki about Inanna’s plight in the Netherworld, from where Enki ultimately rescues her.
It might appear that, just as Enki was making cameo appearances in the line of descendants, that perhaps Lilith was as well. This is important in terms of genetic bloodlines, inasmuch as each liaison between a god (or goddess) with a human descendant reconnects that line with Anunnaki blood. It's a bit like a blood transfusion... but hopefully, enormously more fun than getting stuck with a... needle.
Very importantly, Lilith and Enki are reputed to be the parents of Cain’s wife... and therefore, the Descendants of Cain have not only Enki’s marvelous, philandering blood, but also Lilith’s! Yea!
3. Eve of Elda (Hawah, Ava, Nin-khawa - Lady of Life)  Enki and Nin-khursag  Anu and Antu (and Ki)  Anshar and Kishar  Lahmu and Lahamu  Tiamat and Absu 
Okay, Adam was unable to keep up a relationship with his first consort, Lilith. But Eve was perhaps a bit more forgiving. Or maybe Adam had learned something in the meantime -- a common situation for divorced men who figure out too late how to treat their first wife. Like take them out to dinner occasionally, or bring them flowers... or pretend to listen. In any case, Eve appears to have hung in there, even when Adam lost his position in the Garden of Eden, couldn't find a job locally, and the couple was forced to relocate. (And Eve was blamed... naturally.)
It should be noted, however, that according to Laurence Gardner (Genesis of the Grail Kings), Eve “was not only the Lady of Life, but was also described as the Lady of the Serpent.” “The Jewish Midrash... emphasizes the point that Hawah’s (Eve’s) first son was the son of the Lord, whereas the second son was the son of Adam. But in defining ‘the Lord’ in this instance, the Midrash uses the personal name Samael, thereby identifying Enki as the serpent.”
Generation No. 7 (Homo sapiens)
1. Cain (Qayin, Ar-wi-um, Serpent King of Kish)  Enki and Eve  Enki and Nin-khursag  Anu and Antu  Anshar and Kishar  Lahmu and Lahamu  Tiamat / Absu 
According to Laurence Gardner, Genesis of the Grail Kings:
King of Kish
As the King of Kish, Cain was the son of Masda and successor to King Atabba (the Adama). Enki (Masda or Mazdao) was the ancestral forebear of the Magian spiritual master, Zarathustra (Zoaster). The name Masda means ‘one who prostrates himself (as a serpent)’, while the Sumerian name Ar-wi-um denoted serpents. In the Persian tradition Enki was Ahura Mazda, the God of Life and Light, who was also called Orhmazd (or Ormuzd), meaning ‘Serpent of the night’, while in this context Mazda is also equivalent to ‘Lord’ (Ahura Mazda meaning “Wise Lord’).
Cain married Luluwa-Lilith (Awan), the daughter of Lilith and grand-daughter of Eresh-kigal and Nergal of the Netherworld, heiress to the matriarchal Malku (the Kingship of the Kingdom). She was of pure-bred Anunnaki stock and their sons were Atun (Etana) and Henokh (Enoch). As a result, their Anunnaki blood was further heightened. Atun succeeded his father as king in Kish (c. 3500 BCE). He is detailed in the Sumerian annals as King Etana, the shepherd who ascended to Heaven and partook of the “Plant of Birth" in order to father his son and heir King Balih. The other son, Henokh, is better known to us from the Bible as Enoch. The Plant of Birth was synonymous with the Tree of Life, which was directly associated with longevity and the office of kingship.’ (ibid, pages 132-133)
One of the ramifications of this view is that one is forced to conclude that the timing of Noah and the Flood is quite wrong. In effect, “the Flood was chronologically moved in Genesis to the time of Noah, whereas it has actually occurred before the time of Adam.” (Gardner, Genesis of the Grail Kings, page 48)
This version of Cain as one of the Kings of Kish (Cush) is in sharp contrast to the traditional tales of Cain (and his brother, Abel). Consider, for example, the standard tale (with comments):
From Wikipedia: Cain and Abel were the first and second sons of Adam and Eve in the religions of Christianity, Islam and Judaism. Their story is told in Genesis 4:1-16 and the Qur'an at 5:26-32. In all versions, Cain, a farmer, commits the first murder by killing his brother Abel, a shepherd, after “God” rejects Cain's sacrifice but accepts Abel's. [The Bible is filled with tales of sibling rivalry -- but if such rivalries were the stuff of royal succession (which in virtually every case they were) then everything in Genesis makes a great deal more sense.]
The oldest known copy of the biblical narration is from the Dead Sea Scrolls (mid 1st century). Cain and Abel appear in a number of other texts, and the story is the subject of various interpretations. Abel, the first murder victim, is sometimes seen as the first martyr; while Cain, the first murderer, is sometimes seen as a progenitor of evil. A few scholars suggest the periscope may have been based on a Sumerian story representing the conflict between nomadic shepherds and settled farmers.
Cain and Abel are traditional English renderings of the Hebrew names, Qayin and Havel. Recent scholarship has produced another theory: Abel is thought to derive from a reconstructed word meaning "herdsman", now specifically referring only to "camels". Cain, on the other hand, is thought to be cognate to the mid-1st millennium BC South Arabian word, meaning "metal smith". This theory would make the names merely descriptions of the roles they take in the story -- Abel working with livestock, and Cain with agriculture -- and would parallel the names Adam ("man") and Eve ("life"). [On the other hand, Cain’s connection with metal-smiting may be far more important than that with farming... his descendents becoming famous for metal-work.]
Consider the story:
Adam knew his wife Eve intimately, and she conceived and gave birth to Cain. She said, "I have had a male child with the LORD's help." [Enki’s “help”?] Then she also gave birth to his brother Abel. Now Abel became a shepherd of a flock, but Cain cultivated the land. In the course of time Cain presented some of the land's produce as an offering to the LORD [possibly, in this case, Enlil or Yahweh]. And Abel also presented [an offering]... some of the firstborn of his flock and their fat portions. The Lord [being a BBQ connoisseur - if that’s not an oxymoron] had regard for Abel and his offering, but He did not have regard for Cain and his offering. [No big surprise here, but Enki’s son took it rather badly.] Cain was furious, and he was downcast. Then the LORD said to Cain, "Why are you furious? And why are you downcast? If you do right [for example, betray Enki’s interests], won't you be accepted? But if you do not do right, sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is for you, but you must master it." Cain said to his brother Abel, "Let's go out to the field." And while they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him. [Okay... perhaps a bit of an over-reaction.]
Though Genesis depicts Cain's motive in killing Abel as simply being one of jealousy concerning God's favoritism of Abel, this is not the view of many extra-biblical works. The Midrash and the Conflict of Adam and Eve with Satan both record that the real motive involved the desire of women. [Like this would be a surprise?] According to Midrashic tradition, Cain and Abel each had twin sisters, whom they were to marry. The Midrash records that Abel's promised wife was the more beautiful, and hence Cain desired to rid himself of Abel, whose presence was inconvenient. In Islamic tradition, which names Cain's twin as Aclima and Abel's twin as Jumella, Adam wished his sons to marry each other's twin. Because Cain would not consent to this arrangement Adam proposed to refer the question to God by means of a sacrifice. God rejected Cain's sacrifice, signifying His disapproval of his marriage with Aclima, and Cain slew his brother in a fit of jealousy.
The second part of the story is:
Then the Lord said to Cain, "Where is your brother Abel?" "I don't know," he replied. "Am I my brother's keeper?" Then He said, "What have you done? Your brother's blood cries out to Me from the ground! So now you are cursed [with alienation] from the ground that opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood you have shed. If you work the land, it will never again give you its yield. You will be a restless wanderer on the earth." But Cain answered the Lord, "My punishment is too great to bear! Since You are banishing me today from the soil, and I must hide myself from Your presence and become a restless wanderer on the earth, whoever finds me will kill me."
Then the Lord replied to him, "In that case, whoever kills Cain will suffer vengeance seven times over." And he placed a mark on Cain so that whoever found him would not kill him. Then Cain went out from the Lord's presence and lived in the land of Nod, east of Eden.
Another version is written: God curses Cain to wander the earth. Cain is overwhelmed by this and appeals in fear of being killed by other men, and so God places a mark on Cain so that he would not be killed, stating that "whoever kills Cain, vengeance shall be upon him sevenfold". Cain then departs, "to the land wandering". Early translations instead stated that he departed "to the Land of Nod", which is generally considered a mistranslation of the Hebrew word Nod, meaning wandering. Despite being cursed to wander, Cain is later mentioned as fathering a lineage of children with an unnamed wife of unknown origin, and founding a city, which he named Enoch after the name of his son. [It’s hard to found a city... unless there is a population; and for whatever reason they agree to the city's name... like the name is the same as the son of the King.]
In Judaism, the mark is not a punishment but a sign of God's mercy. [Enki’s mercy, quite possibly.] When Cain was sentenced to be a wanderer he did not dispute the punishment but only begged that the terms of his sentence be altered slightly, protesting "Whoever meets me will kill me!" For unspecified reasons, God agrees to this request. [Depends upon which God.] He puts the mark on Cain as a sign to others that Cain should not be killed until he has had seven generations of children. Lamech, his descendant, thought that the mark was passed down to him and also that it multiplied. In Genesis 4:23-24, he confesses to his wives that he killed two men (possibly one), and that if his grandfather Cain was protected seven times, then he should have it 77 times. [How's that for a nice bit of creative legal reasoning? This guy may be ready for the U. S. Supreme Court!]
Yet another interpretation is from Gardner’s, Genesis of the Grail Kings (page 125-126])
As Abel's murderer, Cain was ordered to wander the earth in punishment. A tradition arose that this punishment was to be forever. But despite these later traditional beliefs of perpetual wandering, according to the earlier Book of Jubilees (chapter 4) Cain settled down, marrying his sister, Awan, resulting in his first son, Enoch (considered to be different than the more famous Enoch), approximately 196 years after the creation of Adam. Cain then established the first city, naming it after his son, built a house, and lived there until it collapsed on him, killing him in the same year that Adam died.
Ultimately, the revisionist historical version of the story of Cain, Abel, and Seth, written and extensively edited by Enlil (Yahweh) and his minions is unlikely to account for a whole new version... for example, Laurence Gardner’s (in Genesis of the Grail Kings).
2. Seth (Sat-naal, Set, Sed, Sheth) Guardian of the Holy Mountain  Adam and Eve  Enki and Nin-khursag  Anu and Antu  Anshar and Kishar  Lahmu and Lahamu  Tiamat and Absu 
Seth (from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia), in the Book of Genesis of the Hebrew Bible, is the third listed son of Adam and Eve, brother of Cain and Abel, and is the only other son mentioned by name. According to Genesis 4:25, Seth was born after the slaying of Abel by Cain, and Eve believed God had appointed him as "replacement" for Abel "because Cain killed him." Born when Adam was 130 years old (Genesis 5:3), Seth was "a son in his likeness and image." Genesis 5:4 states that Adam fathered "sons and daughters" before his death, aged 930 years.
Seth as the alleged ancestor of Noah is sometimes considered to be the father of all mankind [but almost certainly is not]. According to Zohar 1:36b, Seth is "ancestor of all the Generations of the Tzaddikim" (righteous ones). In Gnosticism, Seth is seen as a replacement given by God for Cain and Abel. It is said that late in life, Adam gave Seth secret teachings that would become the Kabbalah. Josephus refers to Seth as the most notable of the sons of Adam in the Antiquities of the Jews, and reports that his descendants built the Pillars of the sons of Seth.
Unfortunately, the problem with Seth as the “father of all mankind” is that:
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