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

Sujata shevaroys at yahoo.com
Thu May 12 10:48:30 EDT 2005

Time and again we see established archaeological facts
re-written when new/additional archaeological
discoveries are made.

I am sure many would have disputed the existence of
this river in Toronto, Canada until it was
"discovered" accidentally a year or so ago 

Best wishes,

--- Dave Washburn <dwashbur at nyx.net> wrote:
> 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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