"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: that is it which compasseth the
whole land of Havilah, where there is gold; And the gold of that
land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone. 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: that is it which goeth toward the east of Assyria.
And the fourth river is Euphrates." Genesis 2:10-14
Even before we went on our expedition to the Dead
Sea, we had obtained a startling satellite image
of a configuration
of rivers which seemed to fit the above description much better than
any other theory so far proposed. Because we had been advised on how
much secrecy was important to the making of television
documentaries, we kept the information confidential.
As you all know, the advice by Channel 4 in the
UK and NBC in the
USA was essentially self-serving and was a disservice to
science and the free flow of information.
We have therefore decided to publish the image
to allow investigators to continue the work that the television
companies have tried to stymie.
In the coming weeks we will try and tie together
all the actors regarding the Northern Theory that the Biblical
account does not refer to events in Mesopotamia, but rather all of
them took place in Turkey. From Eden, to the
Flood, via the Tower of Babel
Account, through the story of
all took place in a relatively small area between the Black Sea in the
North and the Ararat range in the East.
It is quite remarkable that one of the four
rivers out of Eden runs directly to the Ararat range and it is quite
likely that the Biblical account describes a
situation that after the great catastrophe of the flood where
the survivors were at Ararat, they proceeded to "go home", that is
follow the river back to Eden. Along the way some of them stopping
to create events that were to be known as "The Tower of Babel" saga.
Could it only have been a coincidence that language experts trace
the origins of the indo-European
language to precisely this region?
One final point this week. It is of course
obvious that rivers do not rise in the desert, they rise in
mountains. The Southern theory was always
just wishful thinking.
Chicago Sun Times
A Turkish Web Site
Michael S. Sanders