ll that we see with our eyes and beyond this universe has been created in six days, and yet so many things which have been mentioned in ancient scriptures are missing, at least on our planet. For many years there has been a long debate based on the existence of the Garden of Eden. The four rivers emanating from the Garden of Eden are well-known, but the fourth and the actual location of Eden are still mysterious.
The Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden. . . . Now a river went out of Eden to water the garden, and from there it parted and became four riverheads. The name of the first is Pishon . . . . The name of the second river is Gihon. . . . The name of the third river is Hiddekel [Tigris]. ;. . . The fourth river is the Euphrates.
Here is where a new and upcoming book entitled “The Six Days of Creation” written by Rabbi Alexander Hool comes in. The author has focused on looking at the origin and reality of Eden from a scientific perspective, taking into consideration previous data as well as existing beliefs.
The book also focuses on the history of the world, as common belief has it that our world is only 6,000 years old, whereas different scientific methods have shown that our world is at least some billions of years old. The main focus is to better understand the creation of our world from multiple perspectives while critically analyzing the creation from a religious, philosophical as well as a scientific point of view.
The Garden of Eden existed at one time, but it cannot be located today due to the fall of humanity into sin, as well as the Great Flood that altered the Earth. Despite this, nothing goes away or disappears without some trace, something that Alexander Hool has meticulously followed.
Rabbi Alexander Hool grew up under the tutelage of his father, Rabbi Maurice Hool of Kingsbury, London, UK. He learned in Gateshead Yeshivah for many years under the direction of dean Rabb Avrohom Gurwitz. Then he moved to Israel, where he studied in the Ponevezh Yeshivah and Kollel for over twenty years.
The layperson and academic alike are led along a blazing trail of brilliant revelations in relativity, astrophysics, quantum mechanics, and satellite imagery in this perceptive and captivating work to discover incredible synthesis with the literal narrative of the Six Days of Creation.
An interesting aspect of the author’s work regarding this upcoming book is the unbiased approach taken upon all the subjects at hand, especially when it comes to the garden of Eden. The book challenges scientific and religious aspects regarding the creation and evolution of our world as we know it.
Here is one paragraph taken from the preface to understand the focus of the book.
“The Bible, as does Jewish tradition, maintains a constantAlexander Holl/The Six Days of Creation
timeline from the Six Days of Creation until the destruction
of the Second Temple in 70 CE, and stipulates that the year
of Creation was in 3760 BCE. However, over the last hundred
years, various independent sophisticated dating techniques
have been employed by the scientific community, and all seem to point to the age of the universe as being many billions of years old.”
Within the book, specifically section 3, we are presented with a more accurate forecast of the garden’s location. As there are multiple theories on where the location could be, the author goes through them all, arguing why some locations are more plausible than others.
An interesting aspect is the satellite imagery used in the book to showcase the possible garden location of Eden using historical data.
Adam and Eve were created on the sixth day of creation and put in the Garden of Eden. However, they were banished from the garden and told never to return after eating that same day from the Tree of Knowledge. Three of the four rivers mentioned by the Torah as coming from the Garden of Eden are still well known, but the fourth seems to hide a mystery.
On the edge of the Red Sea, facing Yemen is where the Garden of Eden is located. The River Peras travels underground until it reaches north Turkey when it rises to the surface. The Holy Land would be passed through beneath before the River Peras arrived at its original location above ground in Turkey, according to the map. The swollen banks of the Euphrates after the trek to Babylon make it clear that the rain in the Holy Land flows through to the subterranean flow of Peras.
Besides the missing river, this specific section of the book focuses on different religious topics when analyzing the location of the garden, such as:
- The Center of Civilization: Being precisely in the midst of the populous landmass that stretches from Greenland to the deep south of South America, it is fantastic to remark that the spot we have reached is a natural site of significance. According to Zohar, the Garden of Eden is located centrally south of Jerusalem from a number of perspectives1, and this may be one of them.
- The Navel of the World: According to 15th-century mystic Rabbi Yitzchak Luria, the Garden of Eden is located at the globe’s center. The navel of the body is approximately 4/7 of the body’s length, and our location, which is about 13 degrees above the equator, is precisely where the South Pole and the North Pole are about one another.
- Pishon on the Border of Egypt: Since Egypt was not one of the ten countries mentioned in Genesis 15:18, the river of Egypt must have been on the country’s boundary since Egypt was not one of them. The Nile, which cut through the middle of Egypt, cannot thus be the subject of this.
- El-Arish: The Wadi El-Arish is located across from Halutzah, and the distance from Hebron to El-Arish is equal to the distance between Hebron and Shechem, in keeping with the inferred distance between the Egyptian wadi and Hebron in the Talmud’s Makkos 9b. In fact, Rabbinic scholars frequently refer to El-Arish as the Egyptian wadi.
- The Location of Havilah: According to Genesis 2:12, Pishon included the area of Havilah, which had gold and valuable stones, and according to Genesis 25:18, Havilah was adjacent to Shur/Halutzah. This points us in the southwest-bending direction to the territory south of El-Arish, opposite Halutzah.
This and much more information provided in the book offer a better understanding of the location of the garden on Earth, as well as its existence on Earth, despite some believing it is only a fairyland.
For more information on the subject, you can pre-order the book which will be published early in 2023, at the link provided here. Available at 15% off with coupon code 64AH9ES6