Re: [asa] four rivers in Eden

From: <philtill@aol.com>
Date: Sat Oct 27 2007 - 00:56:56 EDT

Thanks, Gordon.

By the way, boy did I mess up my post.? Gihon is the one that goes around Cush (not the Pishon).? I need to open the Bible next time instead of trying to go by memory.

Phil

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From: gordon brown <gbrown@Colorado.EDU>
To: asa@calvin.edu
Sent: Sat, 27 Oct 2007 12:27 am
Subject: Re: [asa] four rivers in Eden

Phil,?
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Carol Hill had an article on this a few years ago in the PSCF. The river that joins the Tigris and Euphrates rivers from the east flows around the land of the Cassites (Kash in Babylonian). Note that Nimrod, a descendant of Cush, lived in the Mesopotamian area.?
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I believe that in the literature over the years you can find all sorts of guesses as to the identities of these two rivers, such as the Nile, the Ganges, and the Dnieper, which don't really fit the context.?
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Gordon Brown (ASA member)?
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On Sat, 27 Oct 2007, philtill@aol.com wrote:?
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> Have the identities of the two lesser-known rivers in the Garden of Eden been correlated very well with any dry river beds or canals?in Mesopotamia, or any other such geographical feature anywhere in the Middle East??
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> I sometimes wonder because one of the rivers was said to snake around the entire land of Kush.? A land called Kush was well known to the people of Moses' time and especially to people who had been living in Egypt, which bordered and traded with this land of Kush.? Furthermore, the Nile follows a 270 degree arc that literally goes around the land of Kush.? So if there was a river in Eden said to go all around the land of Kush, then how could the Jews at the time of the Exodus understand it to be anything other than the Nile?? Why would Moses refer to a different land of Kush without distinguishing it from the one that was well known just south of Egypt??
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> Futhermore, the river Ceyhan that goes through the land of the Hittites sound phonetically equivalent to the river Gihon in the garden.? I sometimes wonder if these four?rivers were allegorically representing civilizations in general -- Ceyhon through the Hittites, Pishon (Nile?) through Kush and Egypt, Tigris through Assyria and Euphrates through Babylon.?
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