“City of Enoch”
As long as there have been inquiring minds about the validity, and location of the Garden of Eden, which the writer of the book of Genesis speaks of, there have been seekers of the river Pison, (Pee-Shone), as well as the elusive river Gehon, ( Ghee-Khone). Both lost in antiquity to us today. Or, at least as far as the Biblical names pertaining to the two rivers related to the two we do still know the names and locations of anyway, the Heddekel, (Tigris in Greek,) and the Euphrates. Many attribute the Pison river to the Phasis, which was looked upon as a (god-river ) in Greek Mythology, which, we will not get into at this time. The Phasis’s head waters came from atop the Caucasus mountains, and meandered themselves through the lush foliage of that range through Colchis, and into the Black Sea.
The river is still there today, however, it is known as the Rioni river. I only mention this particular river in detail, as it could quite possibly resurface within our research at another time based on a theory that was mentioned in this study back in Chapter 2. That particular theory, or hypotheses, is one that proposes the cradle of civilization as possibly being, not in Turkey, Africa, or even Mesopotamia, but, in the Kaukasos Mountains. (Caucasas) NOTE to readers; I personally found no racially motivated purpose, or influences within the study, and recommend it for review. Reference:
A book published in part, from 1923-1927, entitled: ” The Deluged Civilization of the Caucasus Isthmus” by Reginald Aubrey Fessenden
The allegorical significances within the Genesis original language, and symbolism’s, as a preliminary view of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, though, I will not veer off course of this study to elucidate as the words and meanings speak for themselves anyway, are unmistakably spelled out to those who are familiar with the Gospel story.
Here, on the other hand, we find ourselves looking for clues that may have been given to us in just the few verses of Genesis to where we might find, Paradise, which, of course could, if the river, and land masses in the Mesopotamia area are the same today, as back then lead us to the first city ever built, the City of Enoch. (According to the Canonical Genesis version anyway, as Josephus expounds from the Holy Scripts taken from the 70 A.D. 2nd Temple that ( Nod ) was the first city built by Cain, and Enoch was the second city built in honor of his son ) Therefore, we will begin with the first clue found in Genesis 2.
The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold;
As we have already pointed out, there are many existing rivers, with modern names that incalculable hoards of historians through-out time have pointed to and claimed; (This is the Pison)!!) Of course, then I suppose after all is said and done throughout the extent of this study, we, or, at least I, will probably be no different. Still, unsatisfied with any of the many hypotheses, and designated studies I have come across as of yet in my search as to where the elusive river of Pison just may be, I must leave my own signature as my claim to famed mark on History, after all, Everyone is entitled to my opinion!!!
The following is a list of only a few details, and clues that I have come across in my search for the River Pison.
#1 The name Pison in the original language: (from Net Bible) Strongs #06376: Nwvyp Piyshown = Increase #2 Many Bible interpretations list it as the: Pishon, = Changing at the mouth, or wide spread. #3 Other versions relate the name Pishon, to springing forward, spread about...etc ( Swamp Maybe ?)
Well, those really could describe pretty much any river, sleuth, swamp, or stream anywhere in the World practically, therefore, I digress. What seems more important, and more likely to locate with any possible chance of accuracy might rather be the land of Hevila, the place that the Bible says that the river encompassed, and had lots of gold. In fact, the next verse in Genesis after Genesis 2:11, also adds that the gold found there was a very high quality gold. Not only, but, it also gives us a few clues as to what other precious commodities could be found in Hevila.
And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.