[b-hebrew] END TO THREAD Re: Historical origin of Eden

B. M. Rocine brocine at twcny.rr.com
Fri Oct 7 17:17:02 EDT 2005


Dear B-Haverim:

Sorry, James...please do not be offended.

The following post has strayed from the discussion of the Hebrew of the 
Tanakh; it is therefore out of bounds for this list.

In short: we are not going there.

Thanks for your cooperation.

Bryan Rocine
b-hebrew co-chair

Read, James C wrote:
> Vadim,
> 
> I am particularly interested in your recent claims that head of nile river is 
> more plausible candidate for biblical garden of eden.
> 
> I have recently seen a documentary, 'The Real Eve', where a genetic scientist 
> traces all women back to an original Mother in the East of Africa. She did 
> this by means of an anomaly whereby mitochondrial DNA is handed down from 
> mother to daughter only and not from father to daughter. Her research shows 
> that all mankind came from East Africa and that all the worlds races came from 
> splitting groups in Arabia after migrating from East Africa. The documentary 
> claims that the human family would have had to cross over the red sea into 
> Arabia from East Africa as the desert was far too unforgiving.
> 
> However, I believe that the Nile river with it's source of fresh water would 
> have been a much more forgiving route through the desert. No doubt during the 
> long journey our ancestors would have passed down their memories of the lush 
> tropics at the head of the Nile river and this would explain why all the world's 
> cultures seem to have a story about a golden age which involves some kind of 
> paradisaic conditions where everything grows in abundance.
> 
> I've been looking at the area of the head of the Nile river with maps.google.co.uk 
> which gives nice satellite images, and the lush area seems a much stronger 
> candidate than the arid babylonia.
> I am interested in your theories on the four rivers that flow out of the garden 
> of Eden.
> 
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