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The 12th Planet Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 2, The Sudden Civilization Summary

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Chapter 2, The Sudden Civilization Summary and Analysis

Sitchin traces the history of Western civilization, relating Greek civilization to Hebrew culture through similarities in language. He notes that Alexander the Macedonian conquered the Persians in 331 B.C., bringing Greek culture in touch with Persian culture. Sitchin notes that while Persian kings Cyrus, Darius, and Xerxes apparently came from Indo-European areas, the Old Testament marks them as followers of God, and Sitchin relates the Jewish God, Yahweh, with a God known as "Wise Lord" depicted as flying in a winged globe.

Sitchin traces the Persians to Babylon and Assyria, this time through cuneiform inscriptions. He points out the grandness of the Assyrian cities Dur Sharru and Nineveh, which he points out is mentioned in the Bible. He claims that archeological digs uncovered inscriptions that support the truth of the Bible's accounts of ancient Nineveh. Sitchin portrays a 1,500 year...

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