The Name Ea
Ea (pronounced Kheyeh), is the first son of the gods, Elil and Elat. Ea, being the first son, was appointed as king of all the rest of the gods. The name Ea is of Hebrew origin. The word in Hebrew is אהיה, which means “I Am.” Ea is a synonym of the Hebrew word אנכי, which means “I”. אנכי transliterated is Enki (Anki). The earliest usage of Ea occurs in the Akkadian language, spelled 𒂗𒆠 (EnKi). Although the word is spelled “Enki” it is pronounced “Ea” in Akkadian. Originally, it was pronounced as Anki in Akkadian, but eventually being confused with the Hebrew word אנכי, it was replaced with the Hebrew word אהיה, as a synonym. The word 𒂗𒆠 comes from the Sumerian language. The word 𒂗𒆠 in Sumerian is pronounced “Enki”, and it comes from two distinct words. The first word is 𒂗, which is pronounced “En”, and it means “Lord”. The second word is 𒆠, which is pronounced “Ki”, and it means “Earth.” Thus, the Hebrew name “Ea” ultimately originates from the Sumerian language via the name “Enki”.
The Identity of Ea
Every religious group worships Ea as the king of the gods. Ea is known by different names depending on which religion and language is being used by each particular group. Jews and Samaritans worship him as Yahweh (YHWH). Christians worship him as the Lord Jesus Christ. Muslims worship him as Allah. The ancient Israelites and Canaanites worshipped him as Baal. The ancient Edomites worshipped him as Qos. The ancient Moabites worshipped him as Chemosh. The ancient Ammonites worshipped him as Moloch. The ancient Amorites worshipped him as El Amorru. The ancient Greeks worshipped him as Zeus. The ancient Romans worshipped him as Jupiter. The ancient Sumerians worshipped him as Enki. The ancient Babylonians worshipped him as Marduk. The ancient Egyptians worshipped him as Horus. The ancient Hurrians worshipped him as Teshub. The ancient Hittites worshipped him as Tarhunna. The ancient Germanic people worshipped him as Thunor (Thor). The ancient Hattians worshipped him as Taru. The ancient Luwians worshipped him as Tarhunz. The ancient Celtic people worshipped him as Taranis. The ancient Indians worshipped him as Indra. The Zoroastrians worship him as Ahura Mazda. The ancient Parthians worshipped him as Aramazd. The ancient Georgians worshipped him as Armazi. The ancient Armenians worshipped him as Ar. The ancient Arabians worshipped him as Dushara. The ancient Urartians worshipped him as Theispas. The ancient Baltic people worshipped him as Perkunas. The ancient Slavic people worshipped as Perun. Unfortunately, many religious groups regard each other’s gods as false gods, which results in false condemnation due to misunderstanding the identity of the gods being distinct rather than the same. As an example, Christians typically condemn those who worship Zeus as worshipping a false god, and likewise Christians typically condemn those who worship Allah as worshipping a false god.
Ea as the Creator
The creation of spirits and the material world was brought about by Elil and Elat on the first day of time. On that first day, Elil and Elat created all the other gods as well as all the bodiless spirits. After this initial creation, Elil appointed his first son, Ea, the king of the gods, as the chief demiurge/fashioner and shaper of created things. Thus, while Elil created the world and everything in it, Ea shaped what was created into new forms and thus in effect produced a second distinct creation out of what was already created. Ea however had assistance in his creative activities. Other gods assisted him in the creation. Ea chose Baalzebul in particular to be his chief assistant in the creation. Thus the king of gods, assisted by the prince of the gods, refashioned everything in the world. Ea and Baalzebul refashioned the creation throughout the first six days of time.
In the beginning, Ea created the first human, whom he named Adam. He called him Adam (אדם) because he was made according to the likenesses/damot (דמות) of the gods. The creation of Adam was divided into eighth distinct parts. Ea appointed a god over each created part of Adam to sustain his body.
Upon creating Adam, he commanded all of the other gods to bow down to Adam and be his servants. Baalzebul refused to bow down to Adam, and as a result, Ea banished Baalzebul from the heavenly council of the gods, and stripped Baalzebul of his role as heavenly prince of the gods. He banished him to the earth in order that he might be punished for his sins.
Garden of Eden/Dilmun
Ea’s war against the Titans and his enslavement of demons
Ea’s Purging of the Earth by a Global Flood and His Fight Against the Sea Serpent
Ea’s Means of Revealing His Will
Although Ea is regarded as king of the gods, his primary domain is being a storm god. The reason he was and is worshipped as the storm god is because while each aspect of weather had its own god, there needed to be a god over the entire weather system. The weather system, being in the heavens, was regarded as the chief function for the sustaining of life on earth. Thus, the storm god is more accurately the weather god, but he is the most important created god, due to his chief role in sustaining and ruling over all life on earth. The Israelites while originally worshipping him by the name Ehyeh (Ea), which means “I am”, eventually substituted his name for Yehweh (Iua), which means “He is.” Thus, the most famous rendering of the name Ea became YHWH/Yahweh/Jehovah, which is still used by Christians and Jews as the name of Ea.
Ea appeared to people in different languages, cultures, and time periods, and revealed himself to the extent he wished in each region. He usually revealed his will to mankind by choosing various men of each people group to communicate his will to the people of each group. His most famous appearance was to the ancient Hebrews, in which one of the Hebrews, named Abram, was visited by him. Ea appeared to Abram by the name Baal Shaddai. While he had revealed himself to all cultures, he specifically chose Abram to be his chief representative among mankind. He sanctified Abram and made a covenant with him. As part of this covenant, Abram’s offspring would be made into a holy nation. This was fulfilled when Abram’s son, Jacob, was born. Jacob was chosen by Ea to establish a holy nation, and Ea changed Jacob’s name to Israel.. And so it was through Israel that his twelve sons became the twelve tribes of Israel and together they formed the holy nation of Israel. It was through Israel that Ea revealed his chief will to mankind throughout the ages, and he revealed his will to Israel by choosing various men of Israel to communicate his will to the people of Israel. The men who spoke for him were known as prophets.
Ea’s Incarnation as Jesus Christ
Up til the 1st century BC, Ea continued to reveal his will to mankind through Israel. In the 1st century BC however, Ea came to the earth and appeared as a human so that he could instruct the world more clearly about his will. Assuming the name of Yeshua (Jesus), he lived and breathed as a man in order to show us how to live righteously and what we need to do to be saved. His goal, as the Christ/Messiah was to unify all peoples and religions under a common religion and a single worldwide nation. The worldwide nation that he created to unify everyone is the holy apostolic church. After living life on earth as a human, Ea was murdered by some of the Romans and some of the Jews in a joint conspiracy. Ea’s death, while tragic, was the means through which all life was able to be redeemed from their sins. Ea descended into the abode of destruction/abaddon, and fought against Mot, the god of death, and Sheol, the god of destruction. Ea overpowered Mot and Sheol, and plundered the abode of abaddon, so that he could rescue the souls trapped under the power of the gods Mot and Sheol.