Wednesday, 9 February 2011

The Myth of a Sumerian 12th Planet?

HERE is an interesting alternate interpretation of the Sumerian text relating to a possible planet Nibiru.

The Myth of a Sumerian 12th Planet: “Nibiru” According to the Cuneiform Sources  
Michael S. Heiser 

Ph.D. candidate, Hebrew Bible and Ancient Semitic Languages 
University of Wisconsin-Madison  

Those familiar with either the writings of Zecharia Sitchin or the current internet rantings 
about “the return of Planet X” are likely familiar with the word “nibiru”.  According to selfproclaimed ancient languages scholar Zecharia Sitchin, the Sumerians knew of an extra 
planet beyond Pluto.  This extra planet was called Nibiru.  Sitchin goes on to claim that 
Nibiru passes through our solar system every 3600 years.  Some believers in Sitchin’s theory 
contend that Nibiru will return soon – May of 2003 to be exact. These followers of Sitchin’s 
ideas also refer to Nibiru as “Planet X”, the name given to a planet that is allegedly located 
within our solar system but beyond Pluto.  Adherents to the “returning Planet X hypothesis” 
believe the return of this wandering planet will bring cataclysmic consequences to earth.

1. Is Sitchin correct – Is Nibiru a 12th planet that passes through our solar system every 3600 years?  Did the Sumerians know this?
2 Are those who equate Sitchin’s Nibiru with Planet X 
correct in this view?  

Unfortunately for Sitchin and his followers, the answer to each of these questions is no. 

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