In April 1999, while Robert Sarmast was working on a “Divine Legacy” project, a scholarly exploration of the human mythologies and art related to the bestowal of Adam and Eve, he gave a presentation in Boulder, CO. Lecture notes and images.
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Research by renowned geneticist Bruce Lahn on the microcephalin gene (responsible for brain growth) has numerous parallels The Urantia Book‘s recounting of Adam and Eve’s genetic contribution. Additional genetic and linguistic studies also provide support. See UBtheNEWS Adam and Eve Report. See UBtheNEWS Adam and Eve video. See Evolving Souls “The Urantia Book’s Planetary History: A Credibility Check” presented by Halbert Katzen video.
An “Evolutionary Revelation” conference was hosted by Byron Belitsos in June 2014. This presentation by Halbert Katzen addresses issues related to the Urantia revelation’s progressive acceptance as this relates to how new discoveries and scientific advances increasingly support history in The Urantia Book. A review of the Adam and Eve Report is part of this presentation.
p1: Kary Mullis is famous as a Nobel Prize-winning biochemist for his improvement of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique and somewhat infamous for his highly unpopular and outspoken views on subjects outside of his field of expertise. On his website, he recommends books, including “The Urantia Book ostensibly by Extraterrestrials.” His Urantia Book-link goes to a page on his website that lists a few articles from Nature and Science to support a few statements in The Urantia Book that were not supported by science in 1955. Wikipedia page: Mullis.
Urantia etymology by Chris Halvorson: “specific: Urantia = (y)our heavenly place (i.e., in the cosmos)” “-tia = noun-forming suffix < -t- of L. past participle stem + -ia (cf., -tion and -ion)” “U.B.: “-tia” is indicative of impersonal, while “-ia” is more personal”
Jerusem etymology by Chris Halvorson: “the “new Jerusalem” (Rev:21.2).
Section 1: Adam and Eve on Jerusem
p1: metric conversion: “They belonged to the third physical series and were a little more than 2.4 m in height.”
p3: Melchizedek etymology by Chris Halvorson: “Heb., the king (malki) of righteousness (tsedheq) = U.B., the primary righteous expression (of a local universe descending Son)”
Edentia etymology: The specific, original and/or archetypal (E) edenic (eden) place (-tia).
By Chris Halvorson: “the (eden)ic place (-tia)”
Section 2: Arrival of Adam and Eve
p1: Caligastia etymology: The one whose (capital “C,” specific) darkness (calig-) entirely (as) turns him into a non-person (-tia, normally used for impersonal names, instead of –ia, which would normally be used for a personal name). From Latin caliginosus “misty,” from caliginem (nom. caligo) “mistiness, darkness, fog, gloom.”Caligula was a Roman Emperor who succeeded Tiberius and whose uncontrolled passions resulted in manifest insanity; noted for his cruelty and tyranny; was assassinated.
By Chris Halvorson: “the one who is (-tia) entirely (as) darkenss (calig-) and no longer personal.”
p2: Amadon etymology: The one who (A) is/works together with (ama) the leader (don).
Andon etymology: The one who (A) is the first and original (an) human leader (don). Andon was the first male human being.
By Chris Halvorson: “the first (an) true human man (don).”
p6: Norlatiadek etymology by Chris Halvorson: “the northern (nor) law (la) place (-tia) with Melchize(dek) identification, referring to the legislative activities at the constellation level and the presence of the special Melchizedek schools in this constellation, and implying that this constellation is in the northern regions of the local universe of Nebadon.”
Nebadon etymology by Chris Halvorson: “the first (a) nebular (neb-) upland (don) (The local universe level is the local upland relative to the lowlands where mortals begin their ascension careers in the Milky Way spiral nebula.).” “don < O.E., dun = n., down = upland”
p7: Dalamatia etymology by Chris Halvorson: “the place (-tia) [to stand] together (ama) with (Dal)igastia”
Section 3: Adam and Eve Learn About the Planet
In 1994, excavations began at the Gobekli Tepe UNESCO World Heritage archaeological site in Turkey. The Gobekli Tepe site already reveals 50 engraved stone monoliths, some of them dating back to 12,000 years ago, that are at least 6,000 years older than Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids. A full excavation to the bottom of the site has not yet occurred and only a small percentage of the site has been uncovered. The evidence suggests that the complex of round rooms with two especially large pillars in the middle were built for religious rather than practical purposes. Gobekli Tepe is widely acknowledged as one of the most important and mysterious archaeological sites in the world.
One of the most intriguing carvings from a Urantia Book perspective is of a headless man, riding on the back of a fandor-like bird, and sporting an erection. The headless aspect is general believed to be an indication that the represented person has passed on to the spirit world.
The two main mysteries surrounding Gobekli Tepe are:
1) How did people this primitive cut, carve, move, and build with enormous stones in excess of 15 tons? The artifacts are inconsistent with prevailing theories about the development of civilization because every place else in the world, where ancient civilizations have built structures with enormous stones, there is also evidence of settled communities that practiced herding and agriculture. Prevailing theories about this region suggest that around 11,000 years ago, primitive man was just beginning to evolve from being a hunter-gatherer to a herder-farmer.
2) Why did this civilization decline over a period of several thousand years and then intentionally bury the site around 10,000 years ago? One of the peculiar aspects of the construction and art at Gobekli Tepe is that both become less refined over time. The older structures are significantly larger and more ornately decorated. There are clear indications that the site was intentionally buried but nothing to indicate why.
Adding powerfully to the intrigue of this report is its relationship to the Adam and Eve Report and the Garden of Eden Report. These two reports also happen to reveal some of the most impressive corroborations of Urantia Book history documented so far by UBtheNEWS. The story of Adam and Eve in The Urantia Book is significantly different from the one found in the Old Testament and centers around a major genetic change that occurred 38,000 years ago. Starting with the Adam and Eve Report provides some background on the genetic issues that are relevant to this report; however, it is not necessary to read that one first in order to understand this one.
See UBtheNEWS Gobekli Tepe Report. (This immediately became and has remained the most visited report on UBtheNEWS.) Andrew Collins page on Gobekli Tepe. June 2017 National Geographic article on Gobekli Tepe skull markings. See also UBtheNEWS Animal Domestication Research page.
Section 4: The First Upheaval
p12: Egypt A research paper titled “Ancient Egyptian mummy genomes suggest an increase of Sub-Saharan African ancestry in post-Roman periods” was published by Nature Communications in 2017. From the abstract: “The samples recovered from Middle Egypt span around 1,300 years of ancient Egyptian history from the New Kingdom to the Roman Period. Our analyses reveal that ancient Egyptians shared more ancestry with Near Easterners than present-day Egyptians, who received additional sub-Saharan admixture in more recent times. This analysis establishes ancient Egyptian mummies as a genetic source to study ancient human history and offers the perspective of deciphering Egypt’s past at a genome-wide level.”
Section 5: Adam’s Administration
p1: With the help of a few other Urantia Book readers, your editor put together some quotes on the “signs of the times” and their possible relationship to the two eclipses we have crisscrossing the US over the next seven years on Aug. 21st, 2017 (Jesus birthday) and April 8, 2024 (the day between crucifixion and resurrection).
The research above have also been considered in connection to a document that has become known as the “Unity Treatise.”
p5: Daligastia etymology: the one who follows the one (“D” after “C”) whose darkness entirely turns him into a non-person.
By Chris Halvorson: “the one who is next in standing after, and who stands with, Caligastia (since “D” immediately follows “C” in the alphabet); also as a parallel to “Caligastia”, “the one who consorts with Caligastia” (dali- < dally = to converse = obs., to consort); as a futher illusion, “the one who is entirely deception” (dali- < dally = to trifle < O.Fr., trufle = diminutive of truffe = deception)”
Section 6: Home Life of Adam and Eve
p1: metric conversion: “The Adamic family grounds embraced a littleover 13 km².”
p6: metric conversion: “. . . children over a distance of about 80 km.”
p3: physics (chemistry) is used six paragraphs and every time it is used in association with chemistry. See: (12:9.3), (58:2.3), (65:6.8), (66:5.24), (102:4.6), and (195:6.11). Chemistry also appears at: (41:2.6), (42:9.1), (49:5.19), (65:6.1), (74:6.3), and (81:2.9).
Section 7: Life in the Garden
Section 8: The Legend of Creation
Matthew Block suggests that the following author was influential in writing of this Paper and has prepared a parallel chart:
Click here for an article that supports believing Moses wrote the Old Testament and makes a substantial effort to systematically address counter arguments. It is published on a Christian apologetics websites, Answers in Genesis. Verses that support belief in Moses’ authorship include:
From the Pentateuch: Exodus 17:14; 24:4; 34:27; Numbers 33:1–2; Deuteronomy 31:9–11. From the rest of the Old Testament: Joshua 1:8; 8:31–32; 1 Kings 2:3; 2 Kings 14:6; 21:8; Ezra 6:18; Nehemiah 13:1; Daniel 9:11–13; Malachi 4:4. From the New Testament: Matthew 19:8; John 5:45–47; 7:19; Acts 3:22; Romans 10:5; Mark 12:26.