Many people are under the false assumption that this planet called Nibiru, made famous by JupiterZecharia Stichin in his book “Twelfth Planet”, is some newly discovered unknown planet, when in fact it is simply not. The planet that Stichin and others call Nibiru has actually been known for thousands of years as the planet Jupiter.

We get the word Neberu (Nibiru) from the Summerians who were describing the planet Jupiter as it passes continually backwards and forwards near the ecliptic like a “ferry-boat.” There have also been many scholars who have verified these facts, such as Michael S. Heiser in his paper- “The Myth of a Sumerian 12th Planet”, and at the end of this article, I have also provided links to my research that can be used to verify the truth for yourself.

Nibiru (Neberu ) simply means “ferry, ferryman, or ford,” (mikis nibiri is the toll one has to pay for crossing the river) and is another title for Jupiter as it changes its position and crosses the sky.

In the MUL.APIN, Nibiru is identified as Jupiter:

“When the stars of Enlil have been finished, one big star – although its light is dim – divides the sky in half and stands there: that is, the star of Marduk (MUL dAMAR.UD), Nibiru (né-bé-ru), Jupiter (MULSAG.ME.GAR); it keeps changing its position and crosses the sky.”

MardukJupiter is known as the star of Babylon, that is frequently spoken of in the Inscriptions as Marduk and né-bé-ru who is called the god of the morning-and spring sun, or what we can call the blazing morning star. The name Marduk is also known under different spellings such as Merodach, Amar-uduk, and Marudulc. In ancient Babylonian mythology, and astronomy, nibiru (in cuneiform spelled né-bé-ru or MULni-bi-rum) is a term of the highest point of the ecliptic, i.e. the point of summer solstice, and its associated constellation. The establishment of the nibiru point is described in tablet 5 of the creation epic Enûma Eliš.

The mythological Marduk, who is also known as Nibiru, is in reality just the planet Jupiter. Enlil and Ea is mentioned suggests that Marduk/Jupiter claims the “Anu-ship” for himself.

Nibiru is described more closely on a complete cuneiform tablet:

Nibiru, which is said to have occupied the passageways of heaven and earth, because everyone above and below asks Nibiru if they cannot find the passage. Nibiru is Marduk’s star which the gods in heaven caused to be visible. Nibiru stands as a post at the turning point. The others say of Nibiru the post: “The one who crosses the middle of the sea (Tiamat) without calm, may his name be Nibiru, for he takes up the center of it”. The path of the stars of the sky should be kept unchanged.

In ancient Egypt, Jupiter is depicted in the God Osiris and his morning star son Horus, to whom the Egyptians had referred to with such titles as “Horus who Bounds the Two Lands”, or “Horus who Illuminates the Two Lands.” The etymology of the name Marduk is conjectured as derived from amar-Utu (“bull calf of the sun god Utu”). The ancient Greeks had called it “The mystical boat”, and they gave the name Zeus, the Greatest of all Gods to the first and foremost of the planets, “the shining (glorious) hero”, that we simply know today as Jupiter.

To the Christians, the planet Jupiter is depicted in the bible as the “morning star” and is a title given to Jesus such as in Revelation 22:16 – “I Jesus sent my angel to you with this testimony for the churches. I am the Root, the offspring of David, and The Bright Morning Star.”

However, according to Sitchin, Nibiru (called “the twelfth planet” because, Sitchin claimed, the Sumerians’ gods-given conception of the Solar System counted all eight planets, plus Pluto, the Sun and the Moon) was the home of a technologically advanced human-like extraterrestrial race called the Anunnaki in Sumerian myth, and who Sitchin states are called the Nephilim in Genesis. He outlined in his 1976 book The 12th Planet and its sequels, that there is an undiscovered planet beyond Neptune that follows a long, elliptical orbit, reaching the inner solar system roughly every 3,600 years. This planet is called Nibiru.

While I appreciate and have enjoyed Mr. Stichin’s hard work, I cannot negate truth or the light, simply because of my feelings for a researcher and author who was simply wrong about his findings. The 12th planet misinformation and Nibiru propaganda campaign surrounding Stitchin’s work appears to be purposely generated to mislead researchers and confuse the masses. There is no other explanation I can think of. The ancient facts are that one the most important planets in our galaxy, Jupiter has been known for thousands or years.


“The Myth of a Sumerian 12th Planet”. Retrieved 2009-06-27.

Writing Science Before the Greeks: A Naturalistic Analysis of the … – Page 67 – Rita Watson, Wayne Horowitz – 2011 – Preview – The final entries in each of the Enlil and Anu star lists refer, not to stars, but to planets. stands there: (that is) the star of Marduk, the Ford, I i 38 Jupiter, (it) keeps changing its position and crosses the sky. and Venus, Mars, Saturn, and Mercury

Enlil and Ea is mentioned suggests that Marduk/Jupiter claims the “Anu-ship” for himself.2 The experts seem to be quite happy The plain meaning of nibiru is “ferry, ferryman, ford” — mikis nibiri is the toll one has to pay for crossing the river

Encyclopedia of Dubious Archaeology: From Atlantis to the Walam Olum  By Kenneth L. Feder

neberu does have another meaning in Sumerian: it is a name given to one of the brightest lights in the nighttime sky, the planet we today call Jupiter.

Jupiter and Saturn.—Concerning Jupiter, who is in the above called Dapinu (Semitic), and Umun-sig-§a (Sumerian), it has already been noted that he was called Nibiru—according to Jensen, Merodach as he who went about among the stars ‘pasturing’ them like sheep, as stated in the Babylonian story of the Creation (or Bel and the Dragon).1 This is explained by him as being due to the comparatively rapid and extensive path of Jupiter on the ecliptic, and it would seem probable that the names of Saturn, Kdawanu 1 See p. 40.

Stars identified with Merodach.—The same fragment gives the celestial names of Merodach for every month of the year, from which it would appear, that the astrologers called him Umunsig-ea in Nisan (March-April), Dapinu in Tainmuz (June-July), Nibiru in Tisri (September-October), &arru (the star Regulus), in Tebet (DecemberJanuary), etc. The first three are names by which the planet Jupiter was known.

The Expository Times, Volume 3

Nibiru, “the ferry” (root ‘cbcru, “to cross “) = Jupiter, the planet which passes continually backwards and forwards near the ecliptic (Jensen). This planet was placed, according to line 7, to prevent the stars from going astray; and another tablet of the same series says, when speaking of Nibiru, “like sheep let him pasture (direct, rule) the gods, all of them.” Nibiru was, as we learn from the lists of gods, the same as Merodach himself, the creator and director of the universe.

The tablet above mentioned (that referring to Nibiru pasturing the gods) is also partly astral, and may be the continuation of the account of the creation and ordering of the heavenly bodies, translated above.

Assyrian and Babylonian Literature: Selected Translations – Page 454
1904 – ReadMore editions

OMENS FROM HALOS Last night a halo surrounded the Moon, and Jupiter and Scorpio stood within it. When a halo surrounds the hours it becomes Sagmigar; when it stands in the meridian it becomes Nibiru.) When a halo surrounds the

Researches into the origin of the primitive constellations of the … – Volume 2 – Page 159

is legible, i.e., ‘the star Nibiru,’ called in W. A. I. III. liv. No. 5, l. 5, ‘ the god Nibiru‘ which, as we have seen (Sup. p. 155), is a name of Jupiter in the month Tisri. We observe, then, that such lists Xiv] THE EUPHRATEAN CELESTIAL SPHERE.

The Old Testament in the light of the ancient East – Volume 1 – Page 21
Alfred Jeremias, Claude Hermann Walter Johns – 1911 – ReadMore editions

Jupiter, the brightest star after Venus, passes on an average through one zodiacal stage every year. Nibiru In the Babylonian epos Marduk at the building of the worlds places ” the Manzaz, the standing-place of Nibiru,” in order to form the

The Dawn of Civilization: Egypt and Chaldæa – Page 545
Gaston Maspero, Archibald Henry Sayce – 1894 – ReadMore editions

He cleared a path for the planets, and four of them he entrusted to four gods ; the fifth, our Jupiter, he reserved for himself, and appointed him to be shepherd of this celestial 1 Nibiru, the ferryman, is our planet Jupiter (Jensen, Der Kdkkab

The Reports of the Magicians and Astrologers of Nineveh and … – Page lxvi
Reginald Campbell Thompson – 1900 – ReadMore editions

When Jupiter grows bright, the king of Akkad will go to pre-eminence. When Jupiter (fngiSgalanna) grows bright, there will be floods and rains. (Jngisgalanna = Sagmigar.) When Jupiter appears in Iyyar, th^. land …. When Jupiter (Nibiru)

Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society – Volume 64 – Page 505

Thus the founding of the station of Nibur by Marduk is the equivalent of the planet Jupiter marking out the meridian and the ascending node. It is in complete accord with this meaning that Colonel C. R. Conder explains Nibiru as the ” crossing


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