posted on Apr, 21 2004 @ 12:32 PM
"And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads. The name of the first is Pison...And
the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia. And the name of the third river is Hiddekel
[Tigris]: that is it which goeth toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates. -- (Genesis 2:10-14)"
"Thus, Eden holds the headwaters of four major rivers and should be fairly easy to identify. The Tigris and Euphrates are well known, but identifying
the rivers of Pison and Gihon has puzzled researchers for years. There is no consensus on the geographical basis for the Garden of Eden, but several
sites have been suggested.
Archaeologist David Rohl claims to have located the site in a "lush valley beneath an extinct volcano in Iran." Others have suggested it lies
somewhere in the Tigris and Euphrates Valley, under the waters of the Persian Gulf, or even in Missouri. The jury is still out."
Edit: Added more info.
"But where now are the Pison and the Gihon? And where, if indeed it existed as a geographically specific place, was the Garden of Eden? Theologians,
historians, ordinary inquisitive people and men of science have tried for centuries to figure it out. Eden has been "located" in as many diverse
areas as has lost Atlantis. Some early Christian fathers and late classical authors suggested it could lie in Mongolia or India or Ethiopia. They
based their theories quite sensibly on the known antiquity of those regions, and on the notion that the mysterious Pison and Gihon were to be
associated with those other two great rivers of the ancient world, the Nile and the Ganges."
[Edited on 21-4-2004 by Jonna]