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Genesis Revisited: Is Modern Science Catching up with Ancient Knowledge? (Earth Chronicles #4.5)

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ARCHAEOLOGY / HISTORY A Companion volume to _The Earth Chronicles_ series. Special large-format edition, lavishly illustrated with maps, diagrams, and photographs. In _Genesis Revisited_, author Zecharia Sitchin asks, "Is it possible that Mankind has come out of the Dark Ages and the Middle Ages, reached the Age of Enlightenment, experienced the Industrial Revolution, and ...more
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Published June 22nd 2011 by Inner Traditions / Bear & Company (first published January 1st 1990)
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Oct 03, 2014 Chy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Inspiration fuel. Also, nightmare fuel, if you let it get to you. If you've read or seen anything along the lines of The Fourth Kind, especially. You know, anywhere where people are getting messages from "aliens" or "spirits" that speak Sumerian.

Because that's what this is. Sitchin fully believes that if you read the Sumerian tablets in their full glory and context, they tell you about Planet X, how it comes into the solar system every however-many millennia and how its inhabitants made us by co
Jeffrey McKinley
Sep 26, 2012 Jeffrey McKinley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great philosopher once said an intelligent person can entertain an idea without accepting it. That is where I stand with this work by Sitchin. He believes that an alien race created human beings on earth and we can find hints to this in the ancient religious texts like the Bible. The author is no dummy, for sure. He knows how to make his position sound plausible. I was riveted, but not convinced. If his view happened to be true, it would answer a great many mysteries that traditional Christian ...more
Benjamin Atkinson
Genesis Revisited, like The 12th Planet, has an impressive array of scholarship on display. Sitchin is a Russian who moved to Palestine after living in Israel. He currently works and lives in NY, NY. He can read, write, and speak Sumerian. He can read Sanskrit, Greek, Latin, and Hebrew. In other words, he and I have taken similar paths in life. (lol)He is a distinguished scholar of all things Near East and, obviously, the history of humanity in antiquity. I enjoy the Ancient Astronaut theory, ho ...more
May 30, 2008 Dan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Dan by: John Post
this book is the most compelling read that could also be considered to be written by a quack. Stichin claims that humans are a hybrid species developed by an alien life form thousands of years ago. Build originally as slaves to work gold mines in Africa, we were eventually left on our own. He describes a planetary collision with a planet of our solar system that has a 3000 year solar orbit that created earth and the asteroid belt. There is much, much more where that comes from. But again, it's s ...more
I’m not sure I necessarily agree with all the conclusions Sitchin draws but I must admit some of the evidence he offers as to Sumerian knowledge about the universe that modern science is beginning to unravel does raise some interesting questions. At the very least it makes for a compelling theory for reading ancient civilizations religions and beliefs.
Omid Mankoo
Jan 24, 2012 Omid Mankoo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Zachariah Sitchins books are detailed with actual translations of Ancient Cuniform (clay tablet) writings. They are Sumerian Writings , the language which brought about Aramaic, which in turn brought about Hebrew and Arabic. He is an Archeologist, and ancient script interpreter/translator. He delves into ancient texts, and clay tablet writtings, religious scriptures, artifacts, and drawings & visits museums, and sights of actual historical significance mentioned in various world scriptures, ...more
May 04, 2012 Kim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow... a must read for those trying to understand the history of Mankind. Sitchen puts together a solid case that humankind has not only been visited by an ancient race of highly advanced beings, that they may have been here as long as modern humans have. In fact they may be the "missing" link between our cave dwelling kin and homo-sapiens. Sitchen is a world renowned linguistic expert in ancient languages, specifically the cuneiform tablets of ancient Sumeria. Over 10,000 years ago, when mankin ...more
Phred Padgett
Jul 26, 2008 Phred Padgett rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Phred by: Gift from Patrick
Genesis Revisited by Zecharia Sitchin. This is a followup book to the 7-volume Earth Chronicles and other tomes, which I have now read. I was thoroughly impressed by Sitchin’s love of the old testament and the original Hebrew, comparing it to the root words of Sumerian, Akkadian and Babylonian. My Amplified and concordance got a new workout. Fascinating. Basically, Sitchin’s works are a compendium of the many unearthed clay tablets and stone works, which have been translated over a 150-year span ...more
Jul 18, 2015 Alicia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sitchin is well known for his beyond mainstream writings concerning the origins of humans on earth. After reading this book, I felt that I probably should have read earlier ones he had written first. Mainly because he referred to one of those books several times. I find out of the normal theories very interesting and after getting through the first few chapters where he got a bit too detailed in his comparison with Sumerian writings, I found the rest of his thoughts and explanations fascinating. ...more
Aug 30, 2016 John rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don't know what to say. I do think that everyone should read this book or another by Sitchin. If nothing else his arguments are well thought and have inspired me to do more research, especially in the area of Hebrew translation to English.
Nancy Gabriela Rios Bellini
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michael k tyrell jr
Convinced me...

has inspired me to read other ancient literature. enlisted me into a Scarlett search for there roots in other furthers.
Rachella Pruitt
Aug 28, 2013 Rachella Pruitt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
You'll never look at Genesis, or the Bible the same way again. I've always thought it was odd that there were TWO stories of the creation of Adam, and there's all these references to 'gods'. Also, the Lord just seems to be walking around and talking like a person. This book gives as good of a reason as any other for these instances. Also, reading the Bible straight through, 'god' of the old testament seemed to have most of the same 'flaws' that we do. Even though this book doesn't talk about tha ...more
Jun 19, 2014 Annika rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loetud vist nime all "Tagasi tekkeloo juurde : kas tänapäeva teadus on iidsetele teadmistele järele jõudmas?"
Sep 01, 2007 vahid rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
This book tries to revisit the book of Genesis and the rest of the bible by considering new scientific discoveries.
Zacharia Sitchin is a well known Archelogist who is one of the few experts in old cultures and scriptures of Sumerian, Metsopotamian, Akkadian, Assyrian and ...
As he tells us, he is a reporter who can brings us too many unknown information from very ancient time.

Zacharia Sitchin is known as the writer of famous series of Earth Chronicles (including 6 books) which are containing lot
I read this book years ago for my junior year, and it was way too complex for me then but I managed to muddle my way through it. I decided to re read it just for kicks. It speaks about the ancient Sumerian texts and the ideologies surrounding it. Part of the premise of the book delas with the belief that there is an ancient planet that circles the Earth every 2000 years and comes to inhabit the Earth for a short period of time. WHether you buy into the opinions or not, its an interesting read.
Steve Pifer
Read this in my deepest "Coast to Coast" listening days. Its alternative possible history is interesting but not developed enough to be considered realistic. A fair theory of how to explain unexplainable phenomenon, but my opinion is it is a stab in the dark.
Jennifer Turner
Dec 09, 2014 Jennifer Turner rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ancient Aliens... History Channel.
Aug 28, 2009 Nicole rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really enjoyed reading this -- started it when worked at a new-age-y health food store and all the employees believed in aliens. Fun read, and his detailed analysis seems plausible, but no one in the science community seems to think it is valid. Good, however, if you like to read about conspiracy theories, aliens, and any relationship between science and religion.
Mar 02, 2014 Antonio marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition

Modern Technology . . . or Knowledge of the Ancients?

Space travel . . . Genetic engineering . . . Computer science . . . Astounding achievements as new as tomorrow. But stunning recent evidence proves that as these ultramodern advances were known to our forfathers millions of yrsterdays ago . ....

Jun 07, 2016 Don rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this book over 20x years ago and found it very interesting. Thought of it today 01/20/16 when the NBC News website had an article that scientists may have discovered a new planet that revolves around the sun every 10,000 years. "A New 9th Planet May Have Been Detected"
Jason Sta. Maria
A great review of The Earth's Chronicles indeed! But there are also some topics which I haven't heard about yet and it was really good to know some of his latest theories regarding the Annunaki/Nephilim. I really enjoyed every page of this book.
Dec 13, 2009 Takipsilim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An overview of his previous writings, with some new information from the time added, this may be the author's best and the book to start first. After all the controversies and criticisms, Sitchin's theories still haunt and evoke wonder.
Nov 23, 2008 Jeff rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
An interesting idea pieced together by an expert at translating Sumerian into English, but no Astronomer with any kind of PhD has ever taken the idea seriously.
Feb 01, 2010 Colin rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: junk-food-lit
Guilty pleasure reading: theories that ancient tales of the gods are actually accounts of visitation by aliens to our world.
Jun 06, 2008 Alicia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: enjoyed
i pick his books up and read pieces at a time. there is so much information and all of it is pretty interesting stuff.
Feb 05, 2009 Mike rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the best explanation of both Religion and how we came to be a modern world on Earth.
Althea June
Mar 01, 2013 Althea June rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
first book I ever read from zecharia sitchin's, and it made me crave for her books.
Mar 15, 2010 Jimbo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
applying occams razor, sitchins proposes a more workable theory than biblical creationism
Sep 03, 2012 Jorey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Modern inventions and discoveries catch-upping with the ancient knowledge!
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Sitchin was born in Baku, Azerbaijan, and was raised in Palestine. He acquired some knowledge of modern and ancient Hebrew, other Semitic and European languages, the Torah, and the history and archeology of the Near East.

Sitchin graduated from the London School of Economics, University of London, majoring in economic history.

A journalist and editor in Israel for many years, he now lives and writ
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