[b-hebrew] Eden & Cush
JP vd Giessen (FOL)
janpieter at giessen.fol.nl
Mon Oct 10 17:30:25 EDT 2005
Eh... the Rhine (Rijn) is also flowing from south to north. Further in the
Netherlands it splits in 3 parts: the "Rijn", the "IJssel" and the "Waal"; in
the past the Thames was also a sub-river of the Rhine. Is the Netherlands now
a candidate for Eden ;)
Jan Pieter van de Giessen
On Mon, 10 Oct 2005 22:15:04 +0300, Vadim Cherny wrote
> Nile is the only river in the world that flows south-to-north.
> Ptolemaic cartographer had every reason to assume that Nile is like
> any other river, flowing north-to-south, and so (looking at the map)
> that it splits into four
> (splitting in the direction of its flow), not joined from the four.
> Tanakh has only one Cush, populated by blacks. Cush, son of Ham.
> Vadim Cherny
> > First, what does the text actually say? It says there was
> > one river that flowed through Eden which then split up into
> > four rivers. This is opposite the situation with Nile
> > where many rivers, including four bearing the name Nile
> > come together, not split apart. Nor does it occur in
> > Mesopotamia, or indeed anywhere in the world. This was
> > discussed in some detail a few months ago in May.
> > While it is true that KW# is applied to Ethopia however it
> > also applies to at least two other locales, southern Arabia
> > and the land of the Kassites. Dr. Head made a very
> > interesting presentation of this in May thread.
> HH: There may be more than one Cush in the Bible.
> The one in Genesis may be an Asian Cush, not the
> African Cush. Here is the HAL entry for the word:
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