[b-hebrew] Eden & Cush

Vadim Cherny VadimCherny at mail.ru
Tue Oct 11 16:31:54 EDT 2005

sure, I retract.

Vadim Cherny

> Your statement about the uniqueness of direction of flow of the Nile 
> may be a surprise to those familiar with the MacKenzie in Canada, the 
> Eel in California, and the Yenisey in Siberia, to name a few 
> other "south-to-north" rivers.  Of course, these other rivers have no 
> impact on your hypothesis about Ptolemaic cartographers.
> Paul Zellmer
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Vadim Cherny <VadimCherny at mail.ru>
> Date: Monday, October 10, 2005 3:15 pm
> Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Eden & Cush
>> 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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