Unraveling Revelation: Reptilians and Revelation

ONE OF THE MYSTERIES of ancient Mesopotamia are the strange, reptilian figurines found in southeastern Iraq near the ancient cities of Ur and Eridu. What can they possibly have to do with the Bible?

Ancient aliens believers point to the figurines as evidence that the Anunnaki, the gods of ancient Sumer, were reptilian in appearance. They are closer to the truth—that is, the Bible—than they would like to admit.

The ancient Near East, which is Mesopotamia plus the neighboring areas of Iran, Turkey, Arabia, and the Levant (Israel, Lebanon, and western Syria), was apparently ground zero for the practice of head-shaping—binding or wrapping an infant’s skull to produce a head shaped like, well, a cone. According to the few brave scholars who have researched cranial deformation—which, as you can guess, has a high “woo” factor—it appears that from about 10,000 BC (roughly the time Göbekli Type was built) until about 4000 BC, everybody in the ancient Near East, because it doesn’t appear to distinguish between social classes, had an artificially deformed skull.

Before metal, writing, or the wheel, our Stone Age ancestors in what become the lands of the Bible turned themselves into coneheads. Why?

The similarity between the ophidian (snake-like) figurines of ancient Sumer and the deformed human skulls of the ancient Near East is obvious. We note that there are verses in the Old Testament where the Hebrew words nachash (“serpent,” like the rebel in Eden) and saraph (singular form of seraphim) were used interchangeably—see, for example, the “fiery serpents” of Numbers 21:6 and 8.

Were the Stone Age people of Mesopotamia trying to replicate the appearance of the “gods” who once walked the earth? And are these the locust-like creatures who emerge from the abyss in Revelation 9?

Share this

Comments are closed, but trackbacks and pingbacks are open.