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Adam, Eve, and the Prince


The Book of Genesis tells us that Adam and Eve were the first couple. Whether you believe they were real people evolved from lower species, metaphoric stick figures, mythological characters, oractual, living human beings spiritually set against a deeply encoded message, the Hebrew religion tells us that they were created by God and given dominion over a garden paradise, and commanded to not eat of certain fruit growing on certain trees, lest they “die.” Period.
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Enter, stage left, the trickster character Nachash , the serpent. Although never identified inthe text as Lucifer, Satan, or the Devil (those names being attributed to him much later in the biblical scriptures), this character has become religiously synonymous with the devilish figure who led humanity away from God, thereby ushering in original sin and the resultant fall of mankind from a state of grace before a holy God, placing humanity in need of a spiritual savior-redeemer.
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This serpent character is also established from that point forward as the evil force, ever-present andworking to thwart the work of a gracious and loving God in the affairs of humanity.
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Nachash is the Hebrew word that, when translated into English means, “serpent; trickster; crafty magician, bringer of knowledge; illuminator; bright shining one.”
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According to Psalm 82, “God,” appearing in the singular version of the word Elohim, refers to the other gods of heaven—the “Divine Council”—as the Elohim , using the very same Hebrew word in its plural version, also calling them the “bright, shining Princes of Heaven.”
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In this instance, you have the God of the Hebrew Bible declaring the existence of a “caste of gods” or “minor gods” over which He has authority, but whom he calls by the same name. Note that He never refers to them as “angels.” The Hebrew word for angels (mal’ahk, which means “messenger”) never appears in the passage.
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Noted Hebrew and ancient Semitic language scholar Michael S. Heiser put it this way:
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[I]n light of the serpentine appearance of divine beings in Yahweh’s presence, what we have in Genesis chapter three is wordplay…. That is, Eve was not talking to a snake. She was speaking to an bright, shining upright being who was serpentine in appearance, and who was trying to bewitch her with lies.
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Believe what you will, as your faith might dictate regarding the connection to Lucifer, the Star of the Morning, the “Bright Shining Presence of the Glory of God,” but the big question to ask is whether or not this teaching in the Hebrew scripture is a factual accounting or an elaborate cover story for much deeper events involving much more detail.
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We will, most probably, never know if Adam and Eve or Nachash ever existed, outside the realm of a faith story. But historical evidence does exist that links all these characters to other personages in different creation mythologies throughout many other ancient religious cultures, establishing a common thread or under-current, as we will see later.
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Let me say again, at this still-early point in this study, that it is not my intent to offend anyone’s religious or spiritual beliefs or sensibilities. Nor is it my desire to trounce scientific research orinput.
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Suffice it to say that our personal faiths and religions—if adhered to—play harsh task masters in our lives and with what we understand to be our eternal souls. Add to that faith mix, the necessity of stepping back to examine other theologies outside its reach, then blend them all together with mythology, and you will find that there may exist something else completely different lying beneath the surface.
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There just may be things in the anthro-archaeo-mythological record that challenges you to look beyond the limits of your religious affiliations and think outside the box.
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Slaves and Freedom Fighters
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“[While] the Annunaki are sitting before you,
…Belet-ili the womb-goddess is present,
Let the womb-goddess create offspring,
And let man bear the load of the gods!
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…Create primeval man that he may bear the yoke!
Let him bear the yoke, the work of Elil,
Let man bear the yoke of the gods!”
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Atrahasis, Tablet 1  
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Excerpts from the book; The secret history of the reptilians : the pervasive presence of the serpent in human history, religion, and alien mythos / by Scott Alan Roberts.
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