Where did the rivers go?
The Hydrology of Eden Deduction 4
All streams run to the sea, but the sea is not full; to the place where the streams flow, there they flow again.(Ecclesiastes 1:7) ESV
The preacher ponders the significance of rivers running into the sea. It may be a rhetorical question which illustrates the mysteries of God. Or it’s part of a hydrological cycle in which the answer is logical and obvious.
- IF the deep up-welled at Eden,
- AND became four rivers which watered the whole land,
- THEN where did the rivers go?
We all have the same evidence. Our choice of paradigm determines what we think it’s evidence of.– Matty’s Razor
The first hydrological cycle was the formation of the dry ground on the third day of creation This involved water up welling at Eden. A river flowing through the garden was split into four heads, or waterfalls, which divided the water into four rivers that watered the face of the whole Earth. This description, from Genesis 2, gives us the picture of Eden as the plateau of a mountain that filled the whole Earth, another repeating theme in scripture.
Once the water had traveled across the surface of the Earth it entered the sea from where it flowed into the subterranean world known as the great deep, tehom. From here it circulated through a vast chasm inside the Earth before up welling again at Eden. Scripture can thus answer the question where did the rivers go? to the place where the streams flow, there they flow again. That’s a cycle.
We also know that on the third day and after the Earth had a sea:
And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so. And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.(Genesis 1:9-10) KJV
The Hydrology of Eden
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|3||The Fountains of the Great Deep||Genesis 7:11|
|4||Antediluvian Geography||Genesis 2:10-14|
|5||The Whole Earth||Daniel 2:35|
|6||Literally Literal||Psalms 42:7|
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