Do you consider yourself a "conspiracy theorist"? in General Chat Posted January 3, 2021 Can't quite recall the linguistic details but Christien O Brien suggested that "heavens and earth" could be translated "high and low terrain". The Hebrew "Elohim" was used by Hebrews as both singular and plural. So, the gods cultivated the high and low lands. What happened was Genesis originated from Sumerian creation mythology. The giveaway in Genesis itself is "let us make man in our likeness" which was impossible to translate into singular in that particular case. Getting in deeper, the account of angels interbreeding with females comes straight from Sumerian accounts. I don't quite see this as conspiracy theory but more lost ancient history. Our modern religion draws upon what Moses related to his people. The Bible states how these people watched smoke and fire at the summit of mount Sinai and many fainted in fear. It makes sense to assume Moses would have simplified his communications to his people. So, there is one god. Just follow these basic rules. Possible alternative to religion? Homo Sapiens was an experiment made possibly by those who came from a nearby planet. Possibly quite similar biologically. Legends of gods and polytheism was a legacy of lost ancient history. To really get into it you need to look at Genesis alongside Sumerian creation mythology. There are definite parallels. Although it may sound outlandish, even more so is the idea of a six day creation. And it is for me just a theory based on very distant and murky creation myths. Sumerian still is only partly understood.