This page serves as an easy access point for my thoughts about Zecharia Sitchin’s erroneous teachings related to ancient astronauts (Anunnaki). You can also find comments about Sitchin’s teachings in the PaleoBabble ancient astronauts archive.
- VIDEO 1: a video of me searching the Hebrew Biblewith the LOGOS Bible software for:
- all occurrences of elohim in the Hebrew Bible;
- all the places where elohim is demonstrated as singular through the grammar of subject-verb agreement;
- all the places where elohim could legitimately be translated as a plural because of the verb.
- all the places in the Hebrew Bible where the word elohim is identified as Yahweh–the singular God of Israel–showing that elohim is singular for context reasons.
- (18.2 MB; 11:27 time)
- VIDEO 2: a video of me doing a search for where elohim is the subject of a verb of creation. I go through all the results and each time the God of Israel is the elohim referred to, the verbs are SINGULAR. No, Genesis 1:26-27 doesn’t have plural gods creating humankind.
- (21 MB; 14:46)
- VIDEO 3: a video of me searching the ETCSL for the word “Anunnaki”
- ETCSL = Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature
- viewers can see for themselves how to search for the term “Anunnaki” in Sumerian — and they’ll see that there are no texts that have them inhabiting Nibiru (or riding in in) or that they are extraterrestrials.
- VIDEO 4: a video of me searching through the Chicago Assyrian Dictionary and the Pennsylvania Sumerian Dictionary for “shumu” to see if it is a rocket ship. These tools are the elite lexicons for Akkadian and Sumerian available to scholars in the fields today — and they are free online.
1. PDFs from Video 1
- All occurrences of elohim in the Hebrew Bible (results in Hebrew); 251 pages; 2.5 MB; 2,601 occurrences, 99%+ are singular by grammar or context.
- Elohim as the subject of a singular predicator (results in Hebrew and English)
- Elohim as the subject of a plural verb form (results in Hebrew and English)
- YHWH coupled with Elohim to show Elohim is singular in context