From The Alpha and the Omega - Chapter Four
by Jim A. Cornwell, Copyright © 1995, all rights reserved
"Names of Angels Found In Genesis 11-24"
Angel - Gen. 16:7,9,10,11; 21:17, etc., or Angels Gen. 19:1,15:
For reference from Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible:
Angel - Hebrew mal’ak, mal-awk’; from an unused root meaning to dispatch as a deputy;
a messenger; specially of God, i.e. an angel (also a prophet, priest or teacher):
- ambassador, angel, king or messenger.

Biblical verses defining characteristics of angelic figures.

Hebrew Angel (M) LAKh and the comparison to the
Sumerian serpents Lakhmu and Lakhamu

Earlier in Chapter Three of this book we reviewed the Sumerian and Babylonian gods:

   In the Babylonian Account of Creation on Tablet I opening scene presents a primitive age when only living uncreated world matter existed, personified by two mythical beings – Apsu (male), representing the primeval fresh water ocean and Tiamat (female), the primeval salt water ocean. These were the parents of the gods. Apsu and Tiamat begat Lahmu (Lakhmu) and Lahamu (Lakhamu) deities.

    Anshar (Sumerian god of the celestial world who was born of the serpents Lakhmu and Lakhamu), as the sky and male principle, and was the father of Anu. Since Anshar mated with his sister Kishar (Anu’s mother, she became the earth and female principle), thus they produced the great gods. Anshar organized the gods in their fight against Tiamat but did no fighting himself.

    Anu (Akkadian "Lord of Heaven" or "He of the Heavens"; Sumerian An) with his horned head-dress was the heaven-god of Mesopotamia and overlord of the gods, their father and protector. Anu was a remote, celestial god who was not interested in mankind and did not bother much with them. His symbol was the Image of a black asterick for a Star as a star. His soldiers were the stars; part of the Milky Way (Anu’s Way) was his personal road. He was believed to dwell in the constellation of the Great Bear, Ursa Major.

   Anu’s wife was Antu, and their children were the Anunnaki. Some texts say that his son’s were Ea, Enlil and their half-sister was Ninhursag (Ninkhursag).

   Despite Anu’s indifference to men he had a fine temple at Uruk (Erech) with an unusual twin towered ziggurat dating from 3000 B.C. As time went on Anu’s authority waned as the result of the success of the gods like Enlil.
    Anu as Enlil or Elil god of earth (nature) and wind (air and hurricanes, floods), child of An (heaven) and Ki (earth) whom he separated.
    Heaven-and-Earth [an-ki] presents that Heaven (An), was male, and Earth (Ki), was female.

   Upon researching the following I discovered these similarities in the Hebrew
    anochi, anokhi, or anoki, and inserted it here for your viewing.

Now continuing with the Sumerian and Babylonian gods…

   The brood of gods, which Apsu and Tiamat begat became so annoying in their conduct that their father, Apsu, made up his mind to do away with them. He was frustrated by the great god Ea, "who fathoms everything" and who discovered the plan and actually was able to slay Apsu.

   Ea, upon going to Earth, he was given the title – "Lord Earth," who was in charge of the Anunnaki, was called "He Whose House Is Water," also (god of the waters called Apsu, the Babylonian Abyss or the waters which surround and hold up the earth, like the Greek’s idea of "Ocean," as in Space). Ea’s distinguishing feature was the horned headdress and in some cases was depicted as a goat with a fish’s tail (The zodiac image of Capricornus) or in human form with water gushing from his shoulders or from a vase he carried (The zodiac image of Aquarius) possibly the prototype of both signs.

   Although probably unrelated but is found in the Table Of Nations, under the mention of Nimrod’s cities, as "his kingdom" is worthy of mentioning. One must remember that Lot did go to the cities of the plain.
   Genesis 10:10 "And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar."
   his kingdom Hebrew letters for 'His Kingdom' [((Vau vowel) Tau -- Caph Lamed Mem Mem) M(ah)M(uh)L(ah)Kh(uh), Heb. mamlakah, mam-law-kaw’, from Heb. malak, maw-lak’, to reign, dominion, i.e. (abstr.) the estate (rule) or (concr.) the country (realm), kingdom, king’s, reign, royal; T(oh), "his".]
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