Adam Was Something Else
You don't have to agree with me. What I'm about to tell you is gleaned from a lifetime of study. I spent hours and years pouring over scriptures in the King James Bible. It's cross-references and original Hebrew and Greek translations are unequalled in the quest to unravel the symbolism and lost history. There was a period during my biblical study that I thought the corrupt and terrible Old Testament shouldn't be included with the New Testament. That's how Thomas Jefferson felt when he printed his bible containing only the words of Christ. Then I realized that the Old Testament is a history book showing us where we've been. If we don't realize our mistakes, we're bound to repeat them. It's very difficult to free the mind from traditional bondage. Besides the books in the Bible, there are the rare books of archaeology, primeval legends and writings by early explorers who meticulously recorded their discoveries. It's been a wonderful adventure that proved to me that Adam wasn't the first man on earth. His son Cain fled to the land of Nod where he found a wife shows there were other people living on the earth. More research indicates he was the first dynastic priest-king of an eastern civilization anciently known as the Ad Empire. The Bible is the history of the rise, fall and redemption of the Adamic people....earlier known as the Meropes, (later deified) who founded ancient Europe.
While many theologians claim the creation story in the book of Genesis should be taken literally, they don't practice what they preach. If they did, they'd have noticed that the good Lord didn't get around to making Adam until after the Sabbath. This places his entrance into history much later. Bible chronology places the creation around 4004 B. C. However, there are many writings scattered throughout the world showing mankind to be much older than that. The Hindu sage-historian Valmiki wrote about the Naacals (Mayas) who established themselves in the Deccan, India approximately 70,000 years ago. The Egyptian priests told the Greek historian, Herodotus, that they had a written history dating back 11,340 years, and that they descended from the most ancient people on earth who lived in the west. No wonder Egypt suddenly burst upon African soil as a full blown civilization!
While this may come as a surprise to those less informed, many archaeologists say the American continent is the real cradle of civilization because of the abundance of fossilized human works scattered over such a tremendous area. But I'm getting ahead of myself....Let's go to the book of Genesis in the Old Testament and see what it really says.
Like the little child in the story of "The Emperor's New Clothes," who cried out to the vain king...."but he's naked!" I'm going to show you the falseness of the traditional belief that Adam and Eve were the first humans created. You will come to realize why they were special, and what caused them to stumble.
We're going to skip the first few "days" of creation and go to the time period between the evening and morning of the fourth day when human-like creatures are first mentioned. Genesis 1:20 reads "And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath "life" (Heb. transl. soul), and fowl that may fly above the earth" etc., during which time all the critters of the earth were blessed and told to be fruitful and multiply.
Moving on to verse 23 between the evening and morning of the fifth day of creation, god said...."Let the earth bring forth the living creature (with a soul) after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing" etc....and god saw that it was good. Now it gets velly, velly intellesting, as detective Hans Schlitzer would say. Verse 26 reads, "And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness and let them have dominion of the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth."
This statement must be interpreted literally as written in its proper sequence. It has been argued between theologians, but the political winners ignore it despite their own command to interpret the scriptures literally. But think of the implication! "Let us make man in our image!" Let us make mankind in our image. Isn't that what they're saying? The next verse (27) confirms this. "So God created man in his own image...male and female created he them." These were the men and women created in the image of God(s) during the sixth day of creation (v. 31). They are blessed and told to be fruitful and multiply and to "replenish" the earth.
Why do you suppose they had to replenish the earth? Obviously the fourth and fifth creatures were different from those created in the image of God. It appears that great changes took place during a long span of time. There is evidence of multiple cataclysms recorded in the earth's strata and legends telling about the rise and fall of civilizations.
Finally, we read about the seventh day, or Sabbath (Gen. 2:2), when God rested from his work creating...and blessed and sanctified the earth. Verse 4 says "These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens." Think about it. Generations of the heavens and earth "in the day" God made everything connected with the earth...indicating an even larger universal span of time.
What is a generation? Webster's unabridged dictionary says it is "the average length of life of mankind; an age." Of an age it says, "the whole duration of a being....seventy years for a man. It is a period of existence."
II Peter 3:8 chides "But beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day." If God is eternal...we're talking about huge spans of time. How petty for theologians thinking God's handiwork was accomplished in six twenty-four hour days! Think in a grand manner that matches the tremendous old scars etched into the earth's surface. We're talking about the morning and evening of Ages....literally, according to the Bible.
Now tie this to your train of thought....The most ancient civilization on earth kept time by "Suns," cycles of thousands of years. Much effort was made during the creation story to point out that creations occurred during the time between evening and morning of specific days, or ages the ancients called "Suns."
How do I know this? The oldest legends on earth tell about the Empire of the Sun ruled by Meru (meaning mother of man), a theocracy over the whole world. It was designed like our solar system with the symbolic creator at the center. All the kings of the world bore the title "Son of the Sun." The Phra (Pharaoh) of Egypt meant he was a Son as did the title of Inca of Peru. The Christian Sabbath "Sun-day," and Jesus Christ, the son of God, shows our relationship with this theocracy.
Thus we come back to Genesis after the Sabbath when the Lord rested. Notice that now Adam enters the picture. (Gen. 2:7, 19). He is a man made of the earth who has the "breath" of God. In essence, he talks about God....because he is a priest. It is after the Sabbath indicating that by now the people are civilized and possess a religion...hence "Sabbath."
Adam is a priest....conscious of, speaking to and about his Creator. The Lord places this special man in the garden He planted "eastward" in Eden (v. 8). I emphasize eastward because it suggests there is already something going on in the west, as though Adam is sent to a new frontier in the east. Eden encompasses an area from the Pison (India-Ganges) to Assyria (Euphrates) to Gihon (Nile) in Africa that was anciently known as the Ad Empire.
Some scholars note that Adam means first and red. Rabbinical discussions mention Adam and Eve's priestly robes during the dawn of time. Adam was probably the first priest-king of the Ad Empire. His name was a title, much like the Christian Pope, or Egyptian Horace which made them appear to have lived hundreds or thousands of years. They represent dynasties.
Arabic legends describe the Ads as being large of stature with red to blond hair and fair reddish complexions. Their symbol was the sun (the Creator), their scepter the trident (3), or cross with upraised arms. They were great engineers, astronomers, inventors, and constructed artificial islands, magnificent structures and roads throughout the world, which scientists are still trying to figure out. Ancient writings describe their marvelous, beautifully painted aircraft that made a melodious sound as they flew. Ezekial described them as sounding like rushing waters.
It is noteworthy to add that Ramses II was one of Egypts most famous and powerful Pharaohs because of the awesome enormity of his building projects. His mummy (left) at Cairo, Egypt reveals that he had red hair....indicating that he belonged to the Adamic race. The mummified remains of the Egyptian minister Yuya are believed by scholar Ahmed Osman (author of Stranger in the Valley of the Kings) to those of the biblical Joseph, and Patriarch of ancient Israel. Osman claims that Yuyas' wife appears to be a Negro, however Kent Weeks book (X-Raying the Pharaohs) shows the undisturbed bodies with their beautiful long flaxen (almost red) hair. They resemble Nordic twins. Most of the ancient Egyptian mummies in Weeks' book appear to have Nordic features and light hair. Realistic manufactured glass eyes of early Egypt (Serpent In The Sky) were mostly blue or gray indicating that there was a radical racial shift in Egypt since that time. The early inhabitants were Ads. Sorry to have gone into such detail, but it is important to visualize what Adam looked like, and who he was. Instead of a naked cave man, you can now imagine a civilized man who resembled the Viking explorer Erik the Red, or Alexander the Great, sent to take charge of the eastern garden. Anyway....the Lord says Adam can have anything he wants, but commands Adam not to have anything to do with the "tree of knowledge of good and evil" (Gen. 2:17) in the midst of the garden. In essence, it is poison, much like eggs were to the gnome king in the movie Return to Oz.. Just kidding! obviously the tree symbolized some kind of education, much like public education and the media in America today influencing societal behavior.
Meanwhile, the Lord decided that Adam shouldn't be alone, so he says (v. 18) "I will make him an help (Heb. transl. 'as before him') meet for him." Most scholars say "help mate" but as you can see the verse could read "I will make him a help as before him." Then God puts Adam to sleep and builds (Heb. transl. v. 22) a special woman from his rib (spiritual side?). Adam and his special woman were both naked (innocent) and unashamed.
In chapter 3:20 the woman is named Eve, because she is the mother of all living. God is the Father of living spirits. Adam was created with the breath (or voice) of God...a priest. Eve was therefore a priestess, and as other scriptures in the New Testament point out....the "woman" symbolizes the Church, be it the harlot of false doctrine, who enriches herself with kings, or the innocent virgin bride of Christ, or the bondwoman of ritual and doctrine, or the free woman of spiritual faith.
However used, Eve is connected with the spiritual side of mankind. The flesh is destined to die and be consumed by worms. Ha! But the spirit lives. She is the earth mother of living spirits, the counterpart of God, the heavenly Father of living spirits...whose symbolical union eventually produced Jesus Christ, the Son of God. We're looking at the mighty role of the church teaching mankind. Adam and Eve were the leaders of the new religion in the eastern garden, descended from the more ancient civilization in the west...the motherland of man.
The garden of Eden embraced an area stretching from Egypt to India. Within its confines lived a crafty talking snake who convinced the woman that the fruit of the forbidden tree was quite desirable because it would make one wise like God. (Gen. 3:1-7). You can almost hear the super-duper salesman saying "you owe it to yourself" etc..."to be well educated and sophisticated."
The Serpent is a symbol of the ancient priesthood, who were the most educated people. The priestly Horus' of Egypt allegedly had a serpent tattooed on their cheek and the King (left) wore a cobra snake head-dress designating his wisdom and power. Altogether the bible cross references concerning the large symbolic tree by the Euphrates river and Lucifer (the Serpent), describe the corrupted religious system that influenced the biblical world. It was comprised of myths, sorcery, human and animal sacrifice. Under the guidance of the powerful priesthood, the people were led to believe those things were necessary to appease vengeful gods who in turn would provide prosperity and good lives for the faithful. Fear, greed and jealousy were the motivators.
Adam and Eve fell into the theological trap. Louis Ginzbergs' "Legends of the Jews" says that the first Eve sacrificed thousands of children in Egypt. Later on we find Abraham about to sacrifice his son Isaac as was the religious custom. Moses was partially successful when he substituted animals in the ritual, and mankind as a whole took one step upward. However, the scriptures say that God was not entirely happy with him. Blood sacrifice is a major rite of sorcery. Although Moses succeeded in getting the Adamites (Israelites) away from human sacrifice, the bible clearly shows it was a constant religious battle.
Solomon revived child sacrifices at Tophet in the Valley of Hinnon (Valley of the Children) where he built an altar to Moloch to please his wives. You've probably read about King Solomon who (succeeded his father King David) as one of the wisest men that ever lived, and paradoxically, as one of the greatest fools. Ironically, Solomon's success, or his not keeping it in perspective in relation to the God who gave it all to him, led to his failure. It was actually more of a slide than a fall - he came to trust in his wealth and political power. His great wealth and diplomatic influence allowed him to collect a harem of women from all sorts of nations that the Lord told the Israelites not to get involved with. His many "wives" led him into worshipping their idols. Duh!
Moloch was an old Canaanite idol, called by the Phoenicians and Carthaginians Melkarth, Baal-melech, Malcom, and other such names, and related to Baal, a sun-god worshipped, like Kronos and Saturn, by the sacrifice of children. It was represented by a brazen statue, that was hollow and capable of being heated, and formed with a bull's head, and arms stretched out to receive the children to be sacrificed. From the time of Ahaz, children were slain at Jerusalem in the valley of Ben-Hinnon, and then sacrificed by being laid in the heated arms and burned. Palestinian excavations uncovered evidences of infant skeletons in burial places around shrines. The Ammonites revered Moloch as a protecting father. Worship of Moloch was prohibited by Hebrew law. (Lev. 18:21; 20:1-5) Manasseh in his idolatrous orgy also honored this deity. Josiah desecrated the Hinnon Valley altar, but Jehoiakim revived the cult.
Micah 6:7 clearly states the spiritual confusion that prevailed. "Wherewith shall I come before the Lord, and bow myself before the high God? Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves (Heb. transl. "sons") of a year old? (v.7) Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams, or with ten thousands of rivers of oil: Will I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body (Heb. belly) for the sin of my soul?" The Lord answers just as Jesus spoke centuries later....that all that was required was that one do justly, love mercy and walk humbly with his God. Finally, Jesus abolished religion's bloody sacrifices by becoming the final offering for mankind's guilty conscience that condemned it to spiritual death.
In essence, the new Adam (pattern) abolished the curse and restored hope for those seeking the truth. In the final hours of his earthly life, the Lord Jesus looked into heaven and prayed, "And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was...." (St. John 17:5).
My story about the priestly Adam, his spiritual fall and final triumph over error reminds us not to forget that "Those who control the past control the future." (Book of Revelations chapter 17).