Has The Garden of Eden Been Found?
Posted by foryourfaith on June 9, 2011
So specific is the biblical description of Eden that scores of people have sought to locate it. The Bible tells of a land n the east, out of which a single river divided into four, the Pishon, the Gihon, the Tigris, and the Euphrates. Locating the Tigris and Euphrates rivers is not difficult, of course, because they still exist. But in the absence of data concerning the Pishon and Gihon, the search for the location of Eden has been unsuccessful. Places that have been suggested include Ethiopia, Turkey, and even India. But in recent years, Dr. Juris Zarins, of Southwest Missouri State University, has concluded that the Garden of Eden lies beneath the waters of the Persian Gulf.
For thousands of years, starting at the time of the Great Ice Age, what is now the Persian Gulf was dry land. Over the centuries, the climate varied, but by around 6000 BC, the rains were heavy and the rivers ran full. Watered by four rivers such a place would be a natural paradise. Thousands of animal remains found in the Gulf area suggest that game was abundant. Furthermore, the presence of stone tools provides evidence of human habitation.
Geological investigations indicate that two gulleys, known today as the Wadi Rimah and the Wadi Batin, trace the course of ancient rivers. Zarins believes that these are the remains of the Pishon River, and that the Gihon is the modern Karun emptying into the Gulf.
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