The path to the Garden of Eden
Further to my earlier writings on the location of the Garden of Eden, I feel more certain that it will be proved that it was located-maybe still is there, in Europe not the Middle East because it is important to realise the exact meanings of the words as translated for us in the Bible.
Another thing is that when we look at the names of rivers in say, for ease of issue, in France, it is all too easy to accept that those rivers had always been named as we see them on maps today. However, prior to the Romans, no one had recorded their names-not just prior to the Romans but also prior to certain Christian names, especially those of saints-so for example, there is a river in the Aude department called St Bertrand. Well before he was born, the river already existed-the river St Ferriol flows into it at Pont de Girette-so both rivers would have had another name before these saints were born.
The same thing goes for the river Aude-I don’t know when this long river was given this name and by whom. However, it is interesting to see where it has its source from the Lac of the same name under the Roc d’Aude-close by is the source of one other major river-the Tet which flows south east through Mount Louis. A river flows through into Spain, the Angoustrine also has its source close by. The Aude, I would say is the major river of the Pyrenees and it flows east into the Med.
I was thinking the Aude was originally called the Pi. This idea came to me as a result of the word Pirineu used by the Catalans to signify the Pyrenees. Now the letters Pi is the 16th letter of the Greek alphabet meaning P. It is though the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Now strangely enough both could be relevant to determine where we are in the Pyrenees.
Here I am going to quote from the OT-Genesis Chapter 2 para 8-And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden and there he put the man he had formed. The word Eden derives from the Sumerian word EDIN meaning a plain or steppe-so in our way of thinking it would mean an upland area. Looking at para 9, shows that God planted certain trees; just by way of an interlude-Sauniere in his garden planted special trees, trees that denote Paradise. Then we come to para 10, quoting: And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; this means that Eden was an area in which there was a river that flowed through a garden. From the time of it flowing into and through the garden, it was separated into 4 tributaries.
Now we come to an interesting observation to determine where the Garden of Eden is-it says quite clearly in para 13 that the name of the first, that is the tributary to be Pi-son; that IS it which comprises the whole land of Hav-i-lah, where there is much gold. The thing is this is the first mention of gold-it is helping to fix the location. I believe that the word Pi-son-it is split for a purpose- meaning it is the first river that the Aude comes to on its passage east that is free from the mountains-the high plains of the Ariege-the steppes, near Quillan-the steep hill into and out of the town marks the edge of the high steppes. The son being the first born of the Aude is the St Bertrand which I think is the Pi-son-this marks the edge of the garden.
Nowhere does it state that the whole description can equal anything in the Middle East and Iraq/Iran/Arabia.
Next we come to the crucial bit-the exact meaning of the word SAME plus I can say exactly where the garden is located. I also know as a consequence where the land of Punt is too.
This part follows a discussion with Remei Amb Josep pf the Secrets of the Pireneu-she said there was a village near the Pyrenees called Son del Pi. Pi resonates with Giants-the Valle d’Aran is the valley of the Giants-there is reference to Pi as giant peoples of big like pine trees-tree in Catalan is Pi. I mention about David who slew Goliath in the valley of Elah which means God of Judaism-in Hebrew means the Terebinth tree-meaning oaks often referred to as Pisacin-a tall old tree. I mention that the word David can be seen in the short scroll, heavily disguised. Bones of giants have been found in the area of d’Aran, near megalithic constructions at Besalu, Piugcerda, Palamos.
So we are going eastward along the river Aude/Pi-the next river we come to is the river Granes which I am putting forward as the river Gihon. Now it says in para 13 that the second river is the SAME as, meaning it has the SAME NAME as that which flows through Ethiopia-it does not say it is that river, it only says it has the same name. The word IS, is in italics-the SAME is it that goes etc. So my reasoning is that this river could be the same as Granes-for in Hebrew, Gihon could mean gushing forth, gushing the spring of Jerusalem. I am not familiar with the river but it flows into the Aude at Compagne-sur-Aude.
Then we come to the third river-the river of Coleurs or Hid-de-kel saying that IS IT which goes towards the east of Assyria. Now in Chapter 10 para 4, reference is made to this river Hid-de-kel where Daniel sees a vision of a man of polished brass, his eyes as lamps of fire, the appearance of lightening-the colours of the river of Coleurs.
Then we come to the forth river, the Euphrates-nothing else is said about that but there are comparisons with the river Sals. The Euphrates is Salt Tolerant-vegetation disappearing due to the drying out of the marshes-almost identical to the Sals where there has been evidence too of glass blowing technics. I know from being at the source many years ago, that the vegetation was sparse, there were no fish, only salt loving plants like Sea Holly would grow. So, I think these are the 4 rivers of the Garden of Eden but not wholly because of what I have said but because it is all covered by the Land of Havilah. This I feel is the proof for many have searched for this land to no avail.
The word Havilah has a Hebrew meaning Circle-Remember Pi, as mentioned before-the word is derived from the root “khul” which can mean Twist/Dance or Swaithe. Where the river Aude/Pi dances or twists-therefore looking at the map, I can see that the river twists and dances between Quillan and Couiza after coming through the gorge after leaving the high steppes, it then starts to meander to create the garden.
Rennes-le-Chateau is right there where there is much gold as I know because I have seen into the mines-this I will write about soon.
The map below shows the outline of the River Aude between Quillan & Couiza, marked primarily in Orange. Then the garden is shown with the Blue marker-so all land to the east of the river is the Garden of Eden, within the boundaries as shown-see photo.
The Land of Havilah is where the river bends, dances, twists and turns.
The land of Punt-people have been searching endlessly for this-I too, over the years, but it became apparent that the land of Punt must be here in the Corbieres-the Pyrenees-Les PONTILS on the D613 east of Serres. The Pontil mark or Punt mark is the scar where the Pontil or Punt was broken from a work of Blown Glass-the Land of Punt could be where the Glass was blown. Apart from that we also saw a punt shaped flower box at St Ferriol many years ago-a marker perhaps of a time when the Queen of Sheba ventured here.
I think this is the best option to determine where the Garden of Eden is located-a pleasant land where peoples have lived for a very long time.
John R. Pollard 09/01/2020 ©
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