[b-hebrew] Re: Eden's Four Rivers

Dave Washburn dwashbur at nyx.net
Thu May 12 09:18:03 EDT 2005


On Thursday 12 May 2005 03:24, Walter R. Mattfeld wrote:
> Dear Jack,
>
> The problem with Turkey is that the biblical text suggests a single river
> became four. While the Tigris and Euphrates do originate in Turkey they are
> NOT branches of a single river.
>
> I _reject_ the Christian "apologetic" notion that there was a worldwide
> Noahic flood that destroyed the ancient pre-flood watercourses of the river
> of Eden and its four headwaters. Archaeology has established the
> Mesopotamian flood story is placed at Shuruppak. 
[snip]

Wrong, Walter.  Archaeology has established that there was A flood at 
Shuruppak that was local.  Archaeology can never establish whether that 
particular flood had anything at all to do with the biblical flood story.  
That connection is a leap of faith on your part, nothing more.  Please be 
careful to separate actual archaeological facts from interpretive 
speculations.

-- 
Dave Washburn
http://www.nyx.net/~dwashbur
Reality is what refuses to go away when
you stop believing in it.



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