The fourteen tablets of Enki is a work of fiction[1] authored by the late Zecharia Sitchin in his novel[2] "The Lost Book of ENKI". The introduction suggests, but does not reveal, that the tablets of Enki were recovered among thousands of other tablets from a library in Nineveh.[3] An attestation reveals the protagonist of the novel—a scribe identified as Endubsar, who writes and prepares fourteen tablets for Enki, "Lord of Earth". The body of the novel compiles Sumerian, Akkadian, Babylonian, and Jewish mythologies set in a familiar Antediluvian world. Sitchin‘s Glossary romanticizes the reader to explore the possibility that the mythological gods of old, may actually have been ancient astronauts from another planet.[4]

Source materialsEdit

Zecharia Sitchin's concept of fourteen fictitious tablets of Enki, is an exposition of various myths related to Hebrew Genesis 1—6. His source material stems from a conglomeration of Akkadian/Babylonian text, and Jewish Apocrypha, as highlighted in the introduction of The Lost Book of ENKI:

  • Quote: “The "secrets of the gods" were partly revealed in epic tales, such as the Epic of Gilgamesh, that disclosed the debate among the gods that led to the decision to let Mankind perish in the Deluge, or in a text titled Atra Hasis,”
  • Quote: “Were it not for the biblical narratives in Exodus and Deuteronomy, we would have never known about the divine tablets and their contents;”
  • Quote: “The Book of Adam and Eve have survived over the millennia in Armenian, Slavonic, Syriac, and Ethiopic languages; and the Book of Enoch (one of the so-called Apocryphal books that were not included in the canonized Bible)”

Genre: The Lost Book of EnkiEdit

The Lost Book of ENKI was published by Bear & Company in 2001 as Fiction / Mythology, authored by Zecharia Sitchin. His research and work pioneers the romanticism of ancient astronauts at the turn of the millennium. The fictionalized tablets are established by these two factors:

(1) The protagonist, Endubsar, is unattested and is not a proper name, but a generic compound[5] using Sumerian grammar as in EN-DUB-SAR (EN—"Lord", DUB—"tablet", SAR—"scribe"[6]); and
(2) No artifact IDs, for any of the tablets mentioned, were provided; henseforth, no peer reviews were established to authenticate the physical existence of the novel's Enki tablets, nor assumed translations.

The exercise is intended for critical thinking on (a) alternative views of human origins, and (b) Sitchen's hypothesis concerning the future of modern culture, influenced by ancient characters from well-known Biblical narratives.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1,82355,82480
  2. Zecharia Sitchin, novels
  5. Endubsar is a generic compound, EN-DUB-SAR (EN—"Lord", DUB—"tablet", SAR—"scribe"), used by Sitchen to support the novel's conception of divine information being transferred from Lord Enki unto his tablets by a scribe.
  6. The Language Gulper, Sumerian language
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