[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
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.
Read, James C wrote:
> 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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