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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2002 8:14 pm 
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Does anybody know what factor did Sitchin use for the Sumerian Kinglists? There is some 25,000 years after the Deluge in the Lists which is not possible. I know Sitchin corrected that in Divine Encounters but I couldn't understand his approach.

Can someone clarify this please?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2002 3:27 pm 

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Hi Jacob,

If you read the material on pages 46-47 of Divine Encounters, you'll see Sitchin's discussion of the problem of the interpretation of Sumerian numbers. Basically, the Sumerians used a sexagesimal (base 60) number system, so that the cuneiform symbol for the number 1 can be interpreted either as 60 or 1, depending on its position. If translators misinterpret the position of the symbol, they read the number as 60 rather than 1 and the number is too high. I don't know what the number 25,000 you reference is marking, but if you divide 25,000 by 60 (in case its position was misinterpreted), you get (when rounded to the nearest whole number) 417, which is a more reasonable number for a post-Diluvial king's reign.

(Edited by rabinti at 3:32 pm on June 12, 2002)

(Edited by rabinti at 3:35 pm on June 12, 2002)

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