Monday, 2 March 2015

Ancient Garden Of Eden Discovered

The Garden of Eden is the scriptural "yard of God", explained most especially in the Book of Genesis chapters 2 and 3, as well as in guide of Ezekiel. The "garden of God", not called Eden, is stated in Genesis 14, and the "trees of the garden" are mentioned in Ezekiel 31. Guide of Zechariah and the Book of Psalms likewise describe trees and water in regard to the holy place without explicitly stating Eden.

Traditionally, the favoured derivation of the name "Eden" was from the Akkadian edinnu, derived from a Sumerian acceptation "ordinary" or "steppe". Eden is now believed to be much more closely associated to an Aramaic root word meaning "rewarding, well-watered." The Hebrew term is translated "pleasure" in Sarah's secret saying in Genesis 18:12.

The tale of Eden echoes the Mesopotamian misconception of a master, as a primordial man, that is positioned in a magnificent garden to secure the tree of life. In the Hebrew Bible, Adam and Eve are portrayed as walking around the Garden of Eden nude due to their innocence.

Juris Zarins believes that the Garden of Eden was positioned at the head of the Persian Gulf, where the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers encounter the sea, from his research on this area utilizing information from many different sources, consisting of Landsat graphics from space. In this theory, the Bible's Gihon River would certainly correspond with the Karun River in Iran, and the Pishon River would certainly represent the Wadi Batin stream system that as soon as drained the now completely dry, once rather productive central component of the Arabian Peninsula.

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