“If there was nothing before God created everything,
Then where was God before that?
Where did God come from?
If the Bible had never been written, would we have known about God from a more original source?
Did the Israelite scribes invent God for some reason, or did they have access to earlier records concerning him?
If so, what were they?”
These are all questions asked by Laurence Gardner in his book THE ORIGIN OF GOD
He works on the theory that perhaps the Annunaki/Anannage are not Extra-Terrestrial in any way, but scientifically advanced people that lived in higher regions due to that being the best place to survive a number of ancient life threatening flood catastrophes.
The classical definition of Nephilim is “those who descended” and the singular nephil in vowel free semitic root language means “cast down.”
The books of Enoch and Jubilees both use the term ‘Watchers’ instead of Nephilim.
The Watchers were actually craftsmen and surveyors and were cast out of Eden because they brought weapons into an agricultural area.
The original Eden projects were at Kharsag and Eridu.
The floods wiped out crops and the land had to be re-worked and the Anannage needed workers so quoting the tablet of Ashnan and Lahar “for the sake of the good things in their pure sheepfold, man was given breath,” which according to the westernised biblical translations was done in “the image of the gods.”
There are records of crops being ‘genetically altered’ going back 9000 years and even the word ‘clone’ is a derivative of ‘klon’ the Greek word for twig.
Nín-kharsag (Enki’s sister and wife) was apparently an anatomical specialist and there are documented accounts of a creation chamber at Eridu called Bit Shimtí (Akkadian for breath-wind-life) with mention of Enki’s semen being saved for the cross fertilization of certain life forms!
After initial trials with animals (Chimera/legends/mythical creatures anyone?) 6 organically different types of ‘humans’ were created before the first real success.
Enki and Nín-kharsag were instructed by Nammu (his mother) to create 7 males and 7 females by mixing 14 pinches of tí-it (that which is life) as cultivated emryos into the wombs of surrogate mothers that were survivors of the deluge.
Another cultured embryo was placed in Nín-kharsag’s womb to produce a separate line of kings.
Alternative and Ancient Titles for G.O.D.
El Shaddai – Shining Lord of the Mountain
El Elyon – Shining Lord of the Height
Ilu -Kur-gal – Shining Lord of the Mountain
Not a definitive answer to the eternal question by any means, but certainly worth consideration and further study in my opinion.