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Lost Book of Enki: Memoirs and Prophecies of an Extraterrestrial God [Paperback]

Zecharia Sitchin
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27 July 2004
Zecharia Sitchin's bestselling series The Earth Chronicles provided humanity's side of the story concerning our origins at the hands of the Anunnaki those who from heaven to earth came. In THE LOST BOOK OF ENKI we now view this saga from the perspective of Lord Enki an Anunnaki leader revered in antiquity as a god who tells the story of these extraterrestrials' arrival on Earth from the planet Nibiru. In his previous works Sitchin compiled the complete story of the Anunnaki's impact on human civilization from fragments scattered throughout Sumerian Akkadian Babylonian Assyrian Hittite Egyptian Canaanite and Hebrew sources. Missing from these accounts however was the perspective of the Anunnaki themselves. What was life like on their own planet? What motives propelled them to settle on Earth-and what drove them from their new home? Convinced of the existence of a lost book that held the answers to these questions the author began his search for evidence. Through exhaustive research of primary sources he has here re-created tales as the memoirs of Enki the leader of these first astronauts. What takes shape is the story of a world of mounting tensions deep rivalries and sophisticated scientific knowledge that is only today being confirmed. An epic tale of gods and men unfolds challenging every assumption we hold about our past and our future.

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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Inner Traditions International; New Ed edition (27 July 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1591430372
  • ISBN-13: 978-1591430377
  • Product Dimensions: 22.5 x 15.6 x 2.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,681 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"The story is compelling, drawing readers into the world of extraterrestrials, gods, and ancient events in a way that seems a combination of reading that daily paper and indulging in popular fiction. Reading "The Lost Book of Enki" is a truly unique, intellectual, and pleasurable experience to recommend to customers looking for something a little different."

About the Author

Zecharia Sitchin (1920-2010), an eminent Orientalist and biblical scholar, was born in Russia and grew up in Palestine, where he acquired a profound knowledge of modern and ancient Hebrew, other Semitic and European languages, the Old Testament, and the history and archaeology of the Near East. A graduate of the University of London with a degree in economic history, he worked as a journalist and editor in Israel for many years prior to undertaking his life's work--The Earth Chronicles. One of the few scholars able to read the clay tablets and interpret ancient Sumerian and Akkadian, Sitchin based The Earth Chronicles series on the texts and pictorial evidence recorded by the ancient civilizations of the Near East. His books have been widely translated, reprinted in paperback editions, converted to Braille for the blind, and featured on radio and television programs.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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in this book translated by z sitchin a professor of the bible,comes the recorded biography of enki.recorded on Sumerian clay tablets dated around 3000 bc.you have to add AD time to that to get a total.so how did they know about alalus face on mars,the arrangement of the solar system,maths,the wheel & the concept of time in units of 60.all this knowledge was passed on by our creator enki,our lives are short,so as time goes on our knowledge can be lost.these tablets were discovered not that long ago.the seventh descendant of noah,enoch wrote the 1st bible which was found with the dead sea scrolls,undoctored by the church,it co-borates enkis writhings,so does the epic of Gilgamesh.iraqs musiuem was plunderd by the usa for this lost knowledge during the Saddam war.so much evidence is undeniable,for those who are interested in truth & where we come from research this subject.it is fascinating! P Toussaint
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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spectacular Research! 24 Oct 2008
Format:Paperback
I'm giving this five stars because whether or not you accept it or not, it certainly is deeply and heavily researched. Sitchin has gone into our deep history and has found much hard eveidence to suggest that we have all been sold a dummy, as far as our recorded history is concerned. Never before have I unearthed a more spectacularly written, well researched and thought provoking book ever before. We have all got to at least give ourselves the chance to consider this books research as somewhat possible!
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43 of 46 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars History brought to life 10 Nov 2003
Format:Hardcover
The book is excellent. There are claims that it is purely fictional, and other claims that it is based on pieces of texts or complete texts. The only real way to be sure would be to ask Sitchin.
Regardless of that, it is a fascinating read. Anyone who is open minded enough to question what they know and take a walk in Sitchin's version of early earth as reached by intense research into all major civilisations, this is the book that could make it all come alive. It'll help firmly imbed in your mind the personalities of the "gods", which will help you understand the rest of his books if you have problems reading them. If you don't care about the rest of the books, it is still one of the single most fascinating reads you'll find for the next few years ;-)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Lost book of Enki - Not your average read 4 Nov 2011
Format:Paperback
If you want to be informed about alternative views on Biblical times and before, then this is a good read. Having said that, it is a direct translation from original ancient tablets, therefore it does not read smoothly like your average book. I feel it is more of a reference document which you could refer back to after reading sections of the Bible or other transcriptions. There are some anomolies which require you to seek your own meaning, but well worth getting if you are serious about finding the (possible) truth.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Most Plausible answer so far! 8 Jun 2010
Format:Paperback
I read this book a few years ago while researching the origins of humanity. Scientific knowledge then and the recent discoveries I researched then and after back up the story very well. Genesis is a shortened version of this story but they don't contradict each other I found. All of the Religious people I've talked to about Genesis have interpreted whats written in it and explain it in their own ways rather than sticking to what genesis says. I have never mentioned this book to them you should note.

This book is no more fictitious or unbelievable that the Bible please note.

When you've read the 100's of books on the subject I have and spent hour upon hour researching the net you will see why I say that. If you haven't please do that before you comment!
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47 of 54 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover
The reader will be aware that "The Book of Enki" is a fictional ancient Sumerian text and no such artefact has been unearthed by any archaeological exploration.
In this work the author has skilfully crafted an imaginary ancient record based on available evidence, and the result is as convincing as we could hope in view of his distinguished experience in the study and interpretation of ancient writings. The theme of this ancient fantasy is an autobiographical account by the Sumerian deity, Enki, in which the enthralling role of the gods in early human history is dramatically portrayed. The sequence of events is generally in accordance with the authentic historical record, and entirely consistent with the author's beliefs. The story is easy to follow, accessible and captivating.
The scholarly reader will be disappointed by the absolute absence of any references to support the facts. It is impossible to discriminate between the historical facts in this book and the author's own interpretation, dramatisation or embellishment.
I recommend referring to previous books by this author, where the established facts presented and referenced to support the discussion are conclusive in demonstrating the interventionist viewpoint. In addition, even the less certain interpretations proposed by the author, together with his own ideas and theories, are both fascinating and entertaining to read alongside the more serious arguments in his prior work.
If you are interested in extraterrestrial intervention theory or alien research, ancient history or the history of human civilisation, and if you like to read fiction - especially science fiction - then you will definitely enjoy this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars How could one person translate all this. Fits in ...
How could one person translate all this. Fits in so well with my understanding of ancient history and the bible.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable!
I like to read about possible other alternatives to mans history and this certainly gives a credible alternative. Read more
Published 2 months ago by M.P. Capp
5.0 out of 5 stars Helps You See The Bible In A Different Light
I was recommended Zecharia Sitchin's work by a friend.
After reading this book I can not imagine the amount of work that Sitchin had to do, to not only translate a dead... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Estinee
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant read
Very "down to earth" understandable and interesting. A gripping story for all to read and it's thanks to the brilliant author
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Absolutely great book! Larger spaced text making it much easier to read and take in.
Published 4 months ago by Ms Gianelle Lowe
5.0 out of 5 stars If you are looking for as near to the truth as you can get , Zecheria...
I was amazed by Z.S. 's books ,how far written history goes back, revealing the truth behind the Hebrew Bible stories!
Published 4 months ago by brian hiscutt
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing
this book is absolutely gripping. It actually makes sense of so many unanswered questions.
A well worth read. Highly recommended.
Published 4 months ago by orazio gualtieri
4.0 out of 5 stars Another in the 12th Panet Series
Don't let the title fool you. Same formula, same old yarn only with the addition of an attempt to explain how to get from Nibiru to Eath via the Asteroid belt (firmament or... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Dr. Gary D. Gorton
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
This is brilliant book well worth reading. It would not surprise me to find that this book had become the Canon of some near future religion.
Published 7 months ago by peter morris hanley
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have not read it yet - Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water ha
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