THE FOUR EDEN RIVERS

FourRivers(l).jpgExact location of the Biblical Garden of Eden’s four rivers reveals a magnificent creation of God in the book of Genesis 2:10-14. The LORD God planted the garden eastward in Eden; and there HE put the man HE formed. The Garden of Eden is not a small horticultural flora and fauna but is grand across countries. From Eden flows river Gihon: The name of the second river Gihon compasses the whole land of Ethiopia in Genesis 2:13. Ancient text references to Ethiopia is Abyssinia or Cush in old Bible text passages and old maps of Africa. The Ethiopian Eunuch, Candance the Queen and Queen Sheba who visited King Solomon from this well known kingdom and country in East Africa. Reviews of this living history written in the Bible shows these four rivers originated from three rivers into four in Eden that waters all the garden parts to became four heads. The first river Pison and the Euphrates from Babylon now Iraq Abraham’s home country into Saudi Arabia and Kuwait flows to encompass the whole land of Havilah in Africa and Egypt through Sudan. Was once called Havilah where there is gold in ancient maps. The gold of these lands are very good including liquid gold oil, bdellium and onyx stone. The second river Gihon together with Pison encompassed the lands of Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia called Abyssinia, Cush in East Africa among other countries. Ancient Bible describes Ethiopia land as Cush or Abyssinia from the Abyss lowest point of on earth gorge in Ethiopia. Ethiopian gold mines made Egypt rich in the 15th century BC as gold was common as dust. The son of Pharaoh, Prince of Kush, Amenhotep IV (1370 BC), the religious reformer, built second greatest temple only one existent in Nubia. Third river Tigris joins Euphrates with tributaries forms major river systems. In Western Asia river links Turkey, Syria, Iraq from sources originating in Armenian in the past called Hiddekel goes toward east Assyria. In Genesis 2:14 this third river Hiddekel flows in front of Assyria. The fourth river Euphrates from Kuwait into Iraq to Saudi Arabia joins Gihon flows into North Eastern African countries. The Semitic influence entered Abyssinia as early as 7th or 8th century BC. Kings of Axum descend from Menelek, Son of Solomon. Axum in 1st century AD a rich capital ancient sacredness so great from that period to 19th century the kings of Abyssinia travelled there to be crowned. cush.jpgThe Bible says single river flowed “out” of Eden river, split into four tributary heads of river flowing downstream, all fed from a common single river source all the way to Ethiopia. Ethiopia refers to Nile valley in ancient, modern times includes Egypt Nubia, Sudan (Soudan), Ethiopia, countries further North East to South Abyssinia. Ethiopia is large but has narrow river valley. The prehistoric people of Northern Nubia native Kush is mixed with fellaheen of Egypt and Sere population of Arabian coast. Rulers of Ethiopia for centuries is by Solomonic descent through Queen if Sheba known for her prominence in Bible. Abyssinia was controlled over 5 centuries by the Caucasian people who crossed the Red Sea from Arabia. The Abyssinians, have close racial and linguistic connection with Southern Arabia and kingdom of Sheba (Sabeans). This powerful people had architectural and literary remains Sabean inscriptions in Abyssinia some 2,600 years of value to Bible references. Josephus said queen of Sheba is queen of Ethiopia. Falashas Jewish community near Lake Tsana religion, pure Mosaism Ethiopic version of Pentateuch, as black Jews from Solomonic era to Babylonian captivity. Jewish community flourished at Syene in 6th century BC Jewish so felt in Ethiopia early. Abyssinians are noted strict adherence to ancient custom with Jewish characteristics in entire country. 4-688dfc3373King’s every official letter is addressed as, “Lion of Tribe of Judah Conquered. And Jewish phrases and customs, rites, circumcision, observance of Sabbath practised. Jesus lived in Egypt until old Herod died. Ancient Egypt and Christian Coptics share religious knowledge of the strong Hebrew influence. And Ethiopian reverence for priesthood’s power of life and death over kings Divinely ordained. Geographical and political conditions of historic reference to Ethiopia from IVth dynasty of Egypt Sneferu laid waste the land, capturing 7,000 slaves and 100,000 cattle. VIth dynasty Egyptians far South to XIIth dynasty occupied Ethiopia. And Pharaoh established frontier at Second Cataract. Hieroglyphic archer a Nubian. XVIIIth dynasty frontier to Dongola and rich tribute from Ethiopia include: 2,667 manloads of gold, ivory, ebony, ostrich, feathers cattle, wild beast, perfume and slaves. Copper and bronze factories and great iron foundries in early Ethiopia. It is Shabaka = So (715-707) and Taharka = Tirhaqah (693-667), in Bible, last great kings of Ethiopia. Tanutamen, son of the Shabaka and nephew of Taharka (667-664), forced by Ashurbanipal, gave up claim to Egypt, retired South. Cambyses’ (525-521) had Ethiopia tributary, a Third Cataract, Ezekiel 30:4. King Ergamenes 3rd century BC limits powerful Egyptian priesthood. Romans, Ethiopia expelled from Egypt. 6th century AD king Silko, built a Christian kingdom in Northern Sudan Dongola as capital. The Arabs took Nubia tributary for six centuries.cush.jpgFourRivers(l).jpg Genesis 2:13-17 named second river as Gihon through the entire land of Cush. Ancient Ethiopia in Abyss deepest part of Africa in Abyssinia. Ethiopia affirms Africa’s contribution to world’s wealth, gold, bdellium and onyx in the Garden narrative in Genesis 2:12. The resources cause slavery, colonial demarcation and political partitions so new maps replace old indigenous local names. And racism overlooks Africa in Bible, whitewashed airbrushed out, deleted Ethiopia (Cush, Abyssinia) in a modern Bible version of Genesis 2:12-13. Second Nile river Gihon encircles all land of Ethiopia, Abyssinia (Cush) in 2 Kings 19:9; Esther 1:1; Job 28:19; Psalms 68:31; 87:4. And Ethiopian descendant Jews return to Israel in Aliyah but it’s from there Islam took tributes of 360 slaves annually and other treasures. But the Nubian kings refused to be Moslems so the Christian churches multiplied along banks of the Nile. Maqdala treasures are examples of quality gold in Ethiopia in 18th Century triple gold crown taken from Ethiopia or Abyssinia by British army in 1868.V&A Museum, Maqdala 1868 display: Crown, gold and gilded copper with glass beads, pigment and fabric, made in Ethiopia, 1600-1850V&A MUSEUM has triple crown filigree designed for a king and other numerous religious embossed items. The Maqdala treasures historians say 15 elephants and 200 mules were needed to cart away all the loot from Maqdala. Assyria in Northern Arabia links to Abyssinia, Ethiopia through river Euphrates. So Hebrews say Nimrod is a “son of Gush,” since earliest Babylonian dynasty had Semitic origin of African Kush referred to in the New Testament and 40 times in Old Testament. Candace in Acts 8:27 has official dynastic Ethiopian queens and Ethiopian pilgrim Eunuch met Phillip in Jerusalem. Meroe pyramids of Candace picture at Kaga and treasure of jewelry found in 1834 by Ferlini now in Berlin museum. Petronius in 24 BC raided Ethiopia for Rome, stormed the capital so Candace sent ambassadors to Rome obtain peace. Eunuch treasurer is Nubian queen’s official. Bible Ethiopia is spoken of with great respect as Cushi in 2 Samuel 18:21 in a King James Version. Jeremiah 36:14; Zechariah 1:1. Moses married an Ethiopian wife in Numbers 12:1), and Ebed-melek the Ethiopian is helper to Jeremiah in Jeremiah 38:7.cush.jpgFourRivers(l).jpgCush is a great land situated beyond the frontiers of world in Ezekiel 29:10 with Jews in her farthest district in Zechariah 3:10. Very rich in Job 28:19; Isaiah 43:3 trades with Arabia in Job 45:14. Citizens celebrate the nationality in Psalms 87:4. Cush and Sheba, mentioned in Genesis 10:7,28; in Isaiah 43:3 corroborated by the Sabean inscriptions in Abyssinia. Inhabitants in Jeremiah 13:23, Ezekiel 30:9, warlike in Ezekiel 38:5; Jeremiah 46:9. Ethiopia gives strength to Nineveh says Nahum 3:9 resisted by Israel due to Yahweh’s favour in 2 Chronicles 16:8; Isaiah 20:5; 36:6. Yahweh is interested in history of Ethiopia and Egypt, Isaiah 20:3 says God loves children of Ethiopia as children of Israel, Amos 9:7. Ethiopia will stretch her hands to Yahweh in the Psalms 68:31. Cush and Mizraim forms a political unit Isaiah 20:4. Ethiopia Kings mentioned as Zerah in 2 Chronicles 14:9 and 2 Kings 17:4 and Tirhaqah 2 Kings 19:9; Isaiah 37:9. These four Eden rivers enable access to Abraham’s inheritance of all lands between Nile and Euphrates from a single source or fed by multiple sources tributaries. Ohio River begins in two rivers Monongahela and Allegheny joined at Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. Ohio River terminates flows into Mississippi river is one of river’s tributaries. Names show river stream system flow to others in-turn flow into another. This pattern of rivers observed in nature is opposite of what Bible describes in Eden rivers. Modern map regions in Genesis shows exactly where Garden of Eden was by present topography of lands of Middle East. The four rivers: Euphrates, known by same name today presently flows in mountains of Turkey, merge with Tigris River near Iraq / Kuwait border region and Tigris is river Hiddekel.Iraq21.gifGod created the heavens and the earth in perfection and was rich in flora and faunas. So God looked at HIS splendid work and beauty and said it was “very good. The earth is the LORD’s and all its fullness, the mountains and hills, cattle on thousand hills for this world and all who dwell in it to enjoy. God created the seas, waters, rivers, Psalms 24:1-2. God’s marvelous wonders is for all the world and habitation to see, praise and thank God for providing freely to all. And God created Adam and Eve his wife in Eden in the garden in HIS PERFECT IMAGE in the beginning. On creation day six God planted a garden in east of Eden garden in Genesis 2: 8-9. Location of Eden “in the east” refers to Israel and Abraham’s Covenants with God. Abraham is from Babylon in Iraq Ur near Nineveh where river Euphrates stretches through Saudi Arabia, Assyria, Syria and locations in Turkey through Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia in Africa. Excavations show historical archaeological findings today modern Turkey. The cutrent headwaters of the Euphrates River originates in Turkey, as headwaters of Tigris. Others proposed the end of Euphrates River meets Tigris continuing to flow as true location. The Tigris river called (Hiddekel) tributary’s confluence of rivers as a river head. The location of at least two more rivers or old river beds as the other two missing. Some claim the Garden of Eden passed through present day Kuwait. Bearing in mind tectonic plates movements literal wording of Bible’s geological realities of part of river headwaters source origin.MAP3 (1).jpgThe present day of headwaters of Tigris and Euphrates rivers in Turkey close to other in mountainous terrain. Logically, one would assume if two of the rivers started there, the other two must have done so, as well, if Turkey was location of Eden. Pison and Gihon rivers are not mentioned again in the Bible. However, the Hiddekel River is: “And in the four and twentieth day of the first month, as I was by side of the great river Hiddekel in Daniel 10:4. Reference by the prophet Daniel comes from vision he had while with children of Israel in Babylonian Captivity. By rivers of Babylon we sat and wept when we remembered Zion in Psalm 137 : 1 puts Daniel in the area of present-day Iraq and present-day Tigris “Hiddekel” river spoken of by prophet, the only river known in region today. Bible says this river goes towards east of Assyria and historical map of location of Assyria, shows Tigris southeastward.Deyo4Rivers.JPGThe geographical area “Assyria” is easy to pin down. Assyrian Empire centered near Nineveh, extended into present-day Syria and Palestine. Prophet Daniel in geographical area at time of visions shows best modern-day candidate Tigris is Hiddekel. Location of other two rivers in Garden of Eden stretch from Turkey to Kuwait geographical region of Pison river. The Bible says: “Pison compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold and gives 2 good clues. Recently discovered Fossil River from western mountain of Saudi Arabia to Kuwait. An old river course dry riverbed in desert detected by satellite imaging. Part of the ancient Pison, dry about 3,500 to 2,000 BC. Saudi Arabia marginally qualify for land of Havilah as fossil riverbed flows across mountains bordering the eastern side of present day Red Sea south Israel.4-688dfc3373The source of the Nile is Jinja in Uganda where Dr David Livingstone originally found black Jews with menorah tattoos on back shoulder of males. Plus tattoo of the red sea crossing and Passover bread and cup of wine tattooed on the men. In Jinja Uganda’s Nile leaves Lake Nyanza called lake Victoria at Ripon Falls near Jinja in Uganda now the Victoria Nile. A map of ancient history before colonial partitions of Africa shows the different names in Bible. And mountain range on western side of Red Sea tectonic spread zone part of Great Rift system runs from northward in Turkey, down through the Dead Sea, down through Red Sea and southward deep into African continent. Mountain range split by Rift waters of proposed Pison river dried river path does not naturally “fit” overall pattern. The better fit for river flow down today is the Gulf of Aden south of present day Yemen southern tip of Arabia. Yemen has gold, onyx and eastward trending fault branch from Afar triangle as the natural riverbed in days prior to Noah’s flood when sea levels lower than today.cush.jpgNoah-Sons-Fig1-WorldMap-800x400.jpgThe Pison River, one of the four rivers flows from Garden of Eden corresponds with present-day headwater sources of Euphrates, Tigris in Turkey. Geography river Gihon is spoken of as: “Gihon: the compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia” in the African land area west of Red Sea, southward. The political boundaries of Ethiopia is similar in the Biblical times, so correct. This river flows down Red Sea basin and southward into Africa at Afar Triangle. So fits description of river encompassing whole land of Ethiopia in Genesis 2:13 correctly identifies four rivers. The 2 rivers Euphrates and Tigris originating in Turkey running down the Red Sea south of Israel deep into Africa, following the path of present-day Great Rift system. The “fossil river” running through Saudi Arabia and river lines cross Saudi Arabia Haviland parts of the four rivers proposed as discussed. These natural routes traced the Euphrates and Tigris rivers to present-day sources. 5rivers (1) Terminates close to Great Rift fault zone line continues original path of “Gihon” beyond the top of Red Sea, terminates at “Pison” at Great Rift fault zone line. And all 4 rivers one connection to Great Rift system. This mystery 2 rivers presently originate from Turkey to north 2 fossil rivers flow south of Israel. Geographical land of Eden points to flow from Turkey by Kuwait center near general region of present day Israel and Jordan. The Bible lends further credence to Israel within the location of Garden of Eden. “Eden” Bible reference provides the insightful clue: Behold, Assyrian cedar in Lebanon with fair branches shadowing shroud of high stature top among thick boughs. So these waters made him great, the deep set him up on high and her rivers run roundabout her plants and sent out her little rivers unto all trees of field. Height exalted above all trees of field bough multiplied and branches became long because of multitude of waters he shot forth. The fowls of heaven made their nests in his boughs, and under his branches did all the beasts of the field bring forth their young, and under his shadow dwelt all great nations. He is fair in his greatness, in the length of his branches for his root was by great waters. Cedars in garden of God could not hide fir trees not like his boughs, chesnut trees not like branches; nor any tree in garden of God like him in his beauty. I made him fair by multitude of branches, all trees of Eden in garden of God envied him in Ezekiel 31:3-9 KJV.iraq65In passage Bible says Assyria ‘within’ Lebanon. Spiritually speaking, “trees” in passage refer to men and leaders. Cedar trees mentioned in Bible as references to Lebanon in Judges 9:15, Psalms 29:5 & 104:16, Song of Solomon 5:15, Isaiah 2:13, Jeremiah 22:23 and more. In last passage the Spirit associates trees in “Eden” in Garden of God.” Lebanon, although not a part of modern political Israel was part of Biblical lands ruled by the Kings of Israel in times past. From this we infer Garden source of rivers of Garden close to land of Lebanon. If this correct the source of 4 rivers was near Lebanon interconnecting river systems like map below. 4 rivers connect to the Great Rift fault system is complex river network emerging from common point of origin flows both north and south. So North and south extension splits into 2 separate of 4 rivers into the 4 separate heads. Present day Tigris, Euphrates are sources of headwaters in ancient times.FourRivers(l).jpgThe main tributaries previously flowing from Lebanon at time as headwaters of those 2 rivers. Kuwait River, proposed as the lost river Pison, does not seem to match common denominator of others as Great Rift branching fault systems. Based on the description of its path in the Bible which says, “compasseth the whole land of Havilah” and knowing from the geology of present day Yemen onyx can be found there as this part of the verse, “where there is gold; The gold of land is good: there is bdellium and onyx stone” suggest path for River Pison south of Yemen, gives path indicated by blue markings. All factors considered in Bible text and geology show the paths indicated by lines on large map are the probably route these rivers flowed. The Southern path Yemen puts fourth river into the basin of the Great Rift system, flowing east from the Afar Triangle.cush.jpgThe paths of the 4 rivers geographically meets requirements of the Biblical text because the single river water source, originating from high ground in or near present day Israel, hits the Rift Valley so flowed both north and south along the paths of the Rift zone. With both north and south forks splitting a second time intercepting the other fault zones. The course of rivers around and through the vicinity of Great Rift fault system may change or dry because of block faulting all along the Rift zone. Certainly Horst and Graben faulting along Rift could, and would change surface topography. Horst and Graben faulting is defined as “elongate fault blocks of Earth’s crust raised and lowered in the surrounding areas as direct effect of faulting. Horsts, Grabens range size of block centimeters wide to tens of meters wide in a vertical movement to several thousand feet.”mapMost likely time frame years following Noah’s Flood. The Bible says there was a significant geologic event that happened 101 years after Noah’s Flood The “Earth was divided” says Genesis 10:25 & 1 Chronicles 1:19. Bible describes tectonic / volcanic activity in the Rift valley in Abraham’s days causing the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah in Genesis 19:28. Imaging of Dead Sea indicates the river bed of Jordan River once flowed across land surface now at the bottom of the Dead Sea. There was Horst and Graben faulting at the southern end of present Dead Sea abruptly terminated former flow of river southward. That stream was probably feeder channel to ancient Gihon River, running down the floor of the Red Sea into Ethiopia and through the Rift basin south from the Afar Triangle. Supporting evidence for this is fish species in African Rift valley river and lake systems are very similar to those found in Jordan River system. The 4 Eden rivers match origin of the living history of Israel from garden of Eden in Canaan, to Egypt, Canaan land, migration in many directions globally as shown in these maps below.6a00d83534afe169e201901f05c299970b.jpgNoah-Sons-Fig1-WorldMap-800x400.jpgThe aquatic life of African lakes, rivers belongs in the Ethiopian geographical region. Annandale’s explanation of the Ethiopian affinity of fish fauna of the Jordan is the Jordan formed at one time part of a river system down Great Rift Valley. Jordan was one branch of these 4 huge river system, chain of lakes in East Africa represents the other; and together opened into the Indian Ocean. R. Washbourn, Percy Sladen Expedition Lake Huleh, 1935, Palestine Exploration Fund, Quarterly Statements, (1936), p. 209, website The Great Rift and Jordan). Returning to general area of Lebanon as Biblical location of  The Garden of Eden and water source for four rivers in the present-day geology and topography of that area. This map shows a great deal of block faulting in area of Lebanon just north of modern day Israel. Satellite image of the entire area note from the topographical relief, had waters once flowing out of this area, so they would naturally flow northward Euphrates Fault system river basin. At the time of Garden of Eden the main headwaters of the Euphrates could have come from that direction. If the water flow at time continued northward along path of the Great Rift, it intersects the present-day Tigris river basin. Dead Sea Rift Valley, Israel and Jordan 1984. It has altitude of 190 nautical miles 350 meters.FourRivers(l).jpgThe prominent bodies of water along the Rift zone are Dead Sea (bottom) and Sea of Galilee (top). They are connected by Jordan River flowing south. Earth was divided by Rift mountainous land on both the Israeli and Jordanian sides once joined. Garden of Eden expands into Africa is another important point to remember. The Bible says rivers flowed out of Eden so geographically accurate of what constitutes actual areas of Eden. Actual sources of these waters south of Lebanon could originate in Jerusalem in present-day Israel, or even up welled from a massive spring under the sea of Tiberius. The Israel/Lebanon region as the location of Eden and the lost river finds considerable support in the Bible. Support for line of reasoning is found in the fact God considers the land of Israel as HIS HOLY LAND. It was upon one of the mountains in the “land of Moriah“in Genesis Abraham was told to sacrifice his son a type of the Lord’s sacrifice of Jesus. Solomon was told to build Temple “at Jerusalem in mount Moriah” in 2 Chronicles 3:1 and Jerusalem is where Lord Jesus was crucified. God sacrificed an animal to cover Adam and Eve with skin in Genesis 3:21, animal was a Lamb in Revelation 13:8. Adam and Eve at the center of Eden Garden of God is within geographical Jerusalem of Abraham.the land of havilah (1).gifBible’s Spiritual realities location of the river of Eden in future Lord Jesus Christ establishes His Kingdom and Righteous Temple in Jerusalem, the Bible speaks of river flowing from the Temple. Living in Babylon according to the Bible, Ezekiel and his wife lived during a Babylonian captivity on the banks of Chebar River, in Tel Abib, with the other exiles from Judah. Prophet Ezekiel spoke of seeing in vision that he brought me again to door of house; and, behold waters from under threshold of the house eastward: for the forefront of house stood towards the east and the waters came down from under from the right side of the house, south side of the altar. Brought me out of way of the gate northward, and led out to other gate by the way looking eastward to behold ran out waters on right side. The man had a line in his hand went forth eastward, he measured a thousand cubits, he brought me through waters up to ankles. Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through the waters; the waters were to knees. Again he measured thousand, and brought me through; to waters to loins. Afterward he measured thousand; and it was a river I could not pass over: for the waters were risen not to swim in so that river could not be passed over.Iraq21.gif And he said unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen this? Then he brought me and caused me to return to the brink of the river. Now when I had returned behold at the bank of the river were very many trees on the one side and on the other. Then he said unto me, These waters issue out toward the east country, go down into the desert, and go into the sea: which being brought forth into the sea, the waters shall be healed. It shall come to pass everything alive or moves, wherever the rivers shall come, shall live: and there shall be very great multitude of fish. Because these waters come there, shall be healed everything shall live where the river comes. And it shall come to pass, that the fishers shall stand upon it from Engedi to Eneglaim. They will spread forth their nets to fish according to all kinds of fish of great sea exceeding many. But the miry places or the marishes there shall not be healed; they shall be given to salt. And by these river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow all trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed: it shall bring forth new fruit to his months because waters issued out of sanctuary: the fruit thereof shall be for meat and leaf for medicine in Ezekiel 47:1-12 KJV. He shewed me a pure river of water of life clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the midst of the street of it on either side of the river, there is tree of life, which bare 12 fruits and yields her fruit every month and leaves of the tree were for healing of nations Revelation 22:1-2. FourRivers(l).jpg Since original “Tree of Life” in Garden of Eden, does it not make sense that when the Lord makes all things new again the future “Tree of Life” would be restored to its proper place? And that place is in Israel, the same place upon mountains of Moriah (Jerusalem). The Bible tends to indicate the river from the Garden of Eden originated in Judea to Jordan and from there became these four heads. Forensic study of the region’s geology tends to support theory of alternatively proposed locations of Turkey or Kuwait. What is not shown is the geologic model for the source of the waters originating from the area of Jerusalem. Jerusalem sits west of the Great Rift Valley. Quite possible these rivers of Eden originated from a massive artesian aquifer, source since disrupted by block faulting along the Rift. The four rivers in the garden of Eden surrounds the middle East in line with Covenant of God with Abraham. So all males travel four times each year to Jerusalem to celebrate Jewish festivals and feasts including the Passover. This is the reason why the Ethiopian eunuch treasurer of Queen Candance travelled from Ethiopia to Jerusalem to worship God. And on his way met Phillip and got baptised. The territory of Abraham’s Covenant synchronises with various nations in the time of Jesus among the crowds at Passover. During Church of Pentecost this same crowds from within the scope and range of all these nations are part of Abraham’s inheritance. This Covenant is first to the Jews and then to all nations on the earth. Through these nations the Gospel spread further afield into the whole world by the great commission of Jesus Christ.  1542787027050-1104846375.jpg1542714327633-834355254.jpgIts known as a scientific fact there is a considerable amount of “fossil” water under Middle East region in deep-rock sandstone aquifers of region the Nubian sandstone aquifers has such equivalent formations. In days of Adam and Eve a “mist” went up to water face of Earth within Garden (Genesis 2:6). Fountains of waters, underground waters under pressure gushing upwards logically is source for generation of mist and would be a logical feed-source for the 4 rivers. Certainly possible to locate and trace the modern-day geology topography of Middle-East to readily reveal the exact location of the Garden of Eden and four rivers sources. Guidance by faith from Holy Bible and forensic study of region’s geology reveals matter. Available data shows that present-day Israel is Central location of Garden of Eden. Abraham’s Canaan covenant lands stretch beyond Israel to all the land encompassing the Nile and Euphrates so affects the whole world. God said, to Israel first and then all Nations on the earth. Are you saved, so accepts Gospel Truth for SALVATION. Ancient maps show Abraham moved to Canaan from Ur in Babylon called Iraq by Euphrates river to Haran. Abraham’s sons Isaac had Jacob Israel and Ishmael (Ishmaelites bought Joseph). A famine moved Abraham from Canaan to Egypt in Genesis 12:10 with his family and his proselytes many years before returning to Canaan with Lot to Negev. On Exodus from Egypt 40 years in the wilderness, Moses, Aaron, Joshua, Judges, 12 tribes of Jacob / Israel reached the Canaanland flowing with milk and honey. So divided land to twelve tribes on ancient maps. google-maps-for-genesis-chapter-121542744177646-452672964.jpgcush.jpg4-688dfc33731542743833987-452672964.jpg1542744682343-1104846375.jpg1542786883892-452672964.jpg1542787532655-452672964.jpg

4-688dfc3373cush.jpg1542714604383-1895827285.jpgEden Canaan Land Israel COVENANT Promise by God Almighty to Jewish people chosen role model to nations of the world. The Word of LORD God says all EARTH BELONGS TO PATENT OWNER YAHWEH GOD CREATOR OF ALL LANDS. Land of Israel is unique among the nations so not like any other nation on the earth as Land God CARES for and watches over continually. “The land you cross over to take possession of is a land of hills and valleys, which soaks up water when rain falls from the sky.  It is land Adonai your God cares for. The EYES of Adonai your God ARE ALWAYS on it from beginning of year to end of year Deuteronomy 11:11–12. In Iarasha Eikev, Moses, continuing his closing address to the Israelites before they cross Jordan River tells them if they Obey the Torah, they will prosper in Land they are to conquer. The people are to possess the Land not to fear the nations living there because LORD God would expel them. “You are to devour all the peoples Adonai your God HANDS OVER to you and not to afraid of them; you are to remember well what Adonai your God did to Pharaoh and all of Egypt. So  you are not to be afraid of them, because Adonai your God is there with you, a God GREAT and Fearsome. Adonai your God expels nations ahead of you little by little in Deteronomy7:16–22.  Israel is not to fear people in the Land, for God WILL help as He helped in ancient times in Egypt and Israel.

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6 thoughts on “THE FOUR EDEN RIVERS

  1. The Garden of Eden starts from Iraq where Euphrates and Tigris extends through Saudi Arabia and Egypt into Ethiopia. The older versions of King James Bible makes it clearer. These four rivers are parallel to Abraham’s promised Covenant lands specified by God. But modern Bibles limit these four rivers to only the middle East so delete African connection due to lack of knowledge and understanding that black Jews are in Africa directly connected to Abraham. Just like mitochondrial Eve the West finds it hard to believe their direct origins from Africa. Modern Bibles reduce size of the garden of Eden to only the middle East but the whole garden of Eden contains all these four rivers in context.

  2. It is the pison river that waters the garden of eden not all four. this river is before the flood but still existing under water today, the purpose of this pison river is to water the garden of eden. this river encompasses the land of Havilah the son of Joktan who headed east from messah or middle east. not west. try to do more research especially latest discovery. thanks

    • 1So the heavens and the earth and everything else were created.

      The Seventh Day

      2   By the seventh day God had finished his work, and so he rested. 3God blessed the seventh day and made it special, because on that day he rested from his work.

      4That’s how God created the heavens and the earth.

      The Garden of Eden

      When the Lord God made the heavens and the earth, 5no grass or plants were growing anywhere. God had not yet sent any rain, and there was no one to work the land. 6But streams came up from the ground and watered the earth.

      7  The Lord God took some soil from the ground and made a man. God breathed life into the man, and the man started breathing. 8The Lord made a garden in a place called Eden, which was in the east, and he put the man there.

      9  The Lord God filled the garden with all kinds of beautiful trees and fruit trees. Two other trees were in the middle of the garden. One of these gave life—the other gave the wisdom to know the difference between right and wrong.

      Genesis 2:10 From Eden a river flowed out to water the garden, then it divided into four rivers. 11 The first one is the Pishon River that flows through the land of Havilah, 12 where pure gold, rare perfumes, and precious stones are found. 13 The second is the Gihon River that winds through Ethiopia. 14The Tigris River that flows east of Assyria is the third, and the fourth is the Euphrates River.

  3. Thank you for your great resources and insightful explanation about 4 rivers from Eden. Can I translate some phrases from your article and use it for my friends in Korea? And I want to share your maps. I don’t want to use it with commercial purpose at all. Thank you.

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    Thank you for your comments. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is freely given and received because Jesus paid the price with His Life and His Blood to save all. As far as we are aware the maps are in public domain used for educational purposes to share the Gospel.

  4. I am blessed with your writing may God Help you

    RESPONSE:
    Thank you so much, the Glory goes to God for blessing us with HIS WORDS. God bless and help more in Jesus Name. Thank you for your comments.

  5. Thank you for the info.. Please send me more. I read with the 12Tribes of Israel.. KUANA920@yahoo.com….2678164482…please keep my with God. Shalom

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    The Tribes of Israel traditional ancient Jewish people. Bible says 12 tribes of Israel descended from the sons Jewish forefather Jacob called “Israel” from Jacob’s name given to him by God. The 12 tribes are : Reuben, Simeon, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, Benjamin, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Ephraim and Manasseh. The 12 twelve tribes of Jacob and his family went to Egypt as 70 family members brought in by Joseph. In Egypt the Israelites were fertile so multiplied and increased greatly so became Israelites. After death of Joseph viceroy of Egypt Pharoah oppressed the Israelites by placing upon them burdensome labour. God remembered covenant with Abraham, Isaac, Jacob so sent Moses and heard their cries in Egypt so rescued Israelites from Egypt. By this time the nation numbered “600,000 men on foot”as the military-aged men excluding women and children. At Mount Sinai, given laws, regulations Torah from God for 40 years in the desert under leadership of Moses, the 12 tribes enter land of Canaan with Joshua in command. After reconquering the land given to Abraham each tribe was allotted individual territory to settle. The Judges are elders among the tribes appointed on advise by Jethro various after crises forced tribes to cooperate against enemies. Shiloh was center for tribes, housing Ark of Covenant under priest Eli. The impact of military pressures caused Israelites, compelled to turn to Samuel to establish a monarchy, and Saul was crowned to rule over tribes of Israel.

    Toward end of period of Judges, beginnings of Monarchy traditions of 12 tribes as one nation from enslavement in Egypt changed. Names of tribes in ancient sites in Canaan, mountains of Naphtali, Ephraim, Judah, desert of Judah and Gilead, maps with 12 tribe settlements. Those who dwelt in these areas assumed their names as localities. The pattern of 12 Hebrew tribes is real living history so if one tribe withdrew from union or absorbed into another number twelve is preserved, splitting the remaining tribe into two or accept a new tribe into union. Tribe of Levi is considered among 12 tribes with Joseph tribes counted one. When Levi is not mentioned Joseph tribes are counted as Manasseh and Ephraim. Simeon is counted as a tribe absorbed into Judah and Manasseh after having split, two considered one. Confederation of the 12 twelve tribes is based upon belief in one “God of Israel” whom the tribes made covenant with and they worship God as “people of LORD Yahweh.” They met “at mountain of God,” Sinai or Horeb and at Kadesh-Barnea tribes remained some time the tribes conquered land of Canaan. As mentioned in Penuel, Jacob received name Israel, Beth-El, where Ark rested worship at Beer-Sheba, since patriarchal times. Jacob built altar at Shechem and the tribes gathered there “before the Lord” so made a covenant with Him in Joshua’s time. Shiloh was important as central site for tribes gathered under Joshua to divide up land by lot, and there that placed Tent of Meeting and Ark of Covenant. Eli’s family desended from Aaron, the high priest, served at Shiloh Israelites met for festivals and sacrifices. Sanctuary held Ark of the LORD revered, so central to 12 tribes.

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