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Product Details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Bear & Company; 2nd Edition, Paperback Edition edition (August 16, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1591430372
  • ISBN-13: 978-1591430377
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (244 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,655 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"An epic tale of gods and men . . . challenging every assumption we hold about our past and future." (Branches of Light, Issue 30)

"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." (R. John Allcorn, New Age Retailer, March/April 2002)

"This book is another brilliant example of Sitchin's scholarship. I found it exciting reading, and give it my highest recommendation. The Lost Book of Enki . . . has an impact that will generate discussions all over the globe." (Don Ecker, UFO Magazine, April-May 2002)

"...this is really one interesting book....a very intriguing topic." (Morgaine, Circle of Stones, July, 2004)

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Will the past become our future? Is humankind destined to repeat the events that occurred on another planet, far away from Earth? Zecharia Sitchin’s bestselling series, The Earth Chronicles, provided humanity’s side of the story--as recorded on ancient clay tablets and other Sumerian artifacts--concerning our origins at the hands of the Anunnaki, “those who from heaven to earth came.” In The Lost Book of Enki, we can view this saga from a different perspective through this richly conceived autobiographical account of Lord Enki, an Anunnaki god, who tells the story of these extraterrestrials’ arrival on Earth from the 12th planet, Nibiru. The object of their colonization: gold to replenish the dying atmosphere of their home planet. Finding this precious metal results in the Anunnaki creation of homo sapiens--the human race--to mine this important resource.

In his previous works, Sitchin compiled the complete story of the Anunnaki’s impact on human civilization in peacetime and in war from the fragments scattered throughout Sumerian, Akkadian, Babylonian, Assyrian, Hittite, Egyptian, Canaanite, and Hebrew sources--the “myths” of all ancient peoples in the old world as well as the new. 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 now lost book that formed the basis of ancient Sumerian texts holding 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 creation, our past, and our future.

An eminent Orientalist and Biblical scholar, ZECHARIA SITCHIN (1920-2010) was distinguished by his ability to translate ancient Sumerian and other ancient texts. He was a graduate of the University of London and worked as a journalist and editor in Israel for many years before making his home in New York City.

Customer Reviews

This book can best be described as a hypothetical construct of an ancient text.
Charles Malcolm
Sacred more than the bible.......thanks to Sitchin's work and our human creator ENKI!
Darius 838
This book answers alot of questions and opens the door for many more questions.
Delbert D. Pape

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290 of 308 people found the following review helpful By Monte Farber & Amy Zerner on January 31, 2002
Format: Hardcover
There are few true geniuses writing books we can understand and only one writing about a subject so vitally important to every human being, i.e., we cannot know where we are going if we do not know where we have come from. Now, thanks to a lifetime of dedication worthy of the greatest researchers and detectives of all time, all of Zecharia Sitchin's books and especially "The Lost Book of Enki," are available to provide plausable answers to the hundreds of questions traditional "science" and "archaeology" and biblical "scholars" cannot or refuse to answer at all, let alone satisfactorily.
I think I understand why some of his fans are having trouble with "The Lost Book of Enki." They think they understand his work to the point where having it all presented in one book, and in a mytho-poetic style, no less, seems to be a rehash of what they've read. Well, they may be geniuses, themselves, because I've read all of the books twice and am one of about two dozen alumni of all of Zecharia's far flung teaching intensives, and yet I feel that I needed to read "The Lost Book of Enki" to really have a good grasp of the material and to feel it "breathe," to be mytho-poetic, myself. What a thrill to finally understand the actual basis for the seemingly ungrounded words, themes, and stories of the bible. There are also a few facts mentioned in passing that should have blown the mind of anyone who has read all the books. It should be realized that NO ONE knows Zecharia's work the way he knows it and anyone who knows him realizes what a gift this book is to the many people who have literally begged him to put it all together in one book.
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154 of 165 people found the following review helpful By P. D. Kousoubris on March 23, 2003
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So, you think Zach Sitchin is a nut, someone who lacks extensive 'Oliver Sach's' type footnotes to back up his references, and hey - anyone talking about life on other planets must be crazy...right?
I went as far as to start reading the 'official' scholarly translations of the Epic of Gilgamesh, The Lament of Ur, and 'The Descent of Ishtar' and frighteningly, nearly to a few key words, Sitchen's translations of the Sumerian tablets ARE accurate!
In a nutshell: over 14 or so tablet translations, the God Enki scribes his story of how Earth began. He landed searching for the Gold that Alalu first described, set up the ERIDU base and the E.DIN (like garden of), and began mining gold for Nibiru. Nibiru, our 10th planet, which crosses every 3600 yrs. The last time it crossed, Thera in Santorini blew up magnificently, and many earth changes occured as recorded in antarctic ice cores (looks this up at the site). Sitchen has created a riviting story, at times quite moving, of how Enki and his fellow 50 gods, set up camp on Earth and created mankind. How exactly did the Sumerians know there were "23 branches of life" (chromosomes), with a missing 24th coding for "long life"?? How did the Sumerians know, 4500 b.c., that there were '12' planets (including the sun, moon, and the 10th planet - Nibiru) when Pluto even was not discovered until 1930 by Clyde W. Tombaugh?

The biblical parallels are truly amazing considering these were written 4500 B.C.!
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85 of 95 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 27, 2001
Format: Hardcover
As a Zecharia Sitchin fan I have read and own all his books. I wait with anticipation for a new one. As an avid reader I am constantly searching for 'the rest of the story'. Finally my numerous questions on the Bible, Egypt, South America and the Native American Myths are being answered. Zecharia Sitchin does not sway you to believe anything, he just presents the facts as written in ancient texts and it is up to you to sort it out and to draw your own conclusions. Personally, if I had to keep just one authors books, I would keep Zecharia Sitchin's. His books are loaded with aha's.
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106 of 129 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 15, 2005
Format: Paperback
Let me also say that I have read all of Sitchin's books and found most, the first 3 or 4 at least, to be fascinating. I anxiously awaited this "Enki" book, because it was billed as a narrative that would fill in a lot of the gaps and answer a lot of my questions. It failed. It is written in a poetic style that is tedious and irritating; the reverse sentence structure in particular (think Yoda).

Rather than give any depth, insight, or fill in the gaps, it glosses over things as if they are a given. The ME for example. Mainly it just puts the story and information we already know from Sitchin's previous books in another format.

Rather than rehash all of his existing theories and information, I would hope that Sitchin would move on to explore other areas or at least uncover new info on his existing subjects. He could look into the manifestations of God in the Koran or Christian sacred texts, for example.

Something a lot of the reviewers/readers seem to be confused about: this is a hypothetical story; Sitchins idea of how it might have happened. Hello! The book makes that clear in the introduction. This is the Anunnaki story written AS IF it were translated from ancient Sumerian tablets, not translated from actual ancient Sumerian tablets.

One thing that I have always wondered about and that I hoped this book would adequately address is how Nibiru survives a long eliptical orbit around the sun. This books seems to explain it away by saying that Nibiru has a dense atmosphere which protects it from the variations in solar intensity that such an orbit would cause. We know that even the change of of a fraction of a degree can have major effects on the earth's climate. It is hard to believe that life could survive on Nibiru as it is defined. There may be some good explanation for this, but I have yet to read one.
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Zecharia Sitchin is an internationally acclaimed author and researcher whose books offer evidence that we are not alone in our own solar system. One of a handful of scholars able to read the Sumerian cuneiform tablets, he has combined archaeology, ancient texts, and the Bible with the latest scientific discoveries to retell the history and prehistory of mankind and planet Earth. His trailblazing books have been translated into more than twenty languages; his first one, an oft-quoted classic, celebrates the thirtieth anniversary of its publication. A graduate of the University of London and a journalist and editor in Israel for many years, he now lives and writes in New York.

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