Biblical Eden had forests, grasslands, marshes, rivers and lakes to sustain early humans, large herds, fish, and birds. The region was well watered by extensive inter-connected water systems including the Nile, Lake Victoria, the Tigris and the Euphrates.
Alice C. Linsley
Recently, I was asked how the history of the biblical Horites connects to Eden. The Horites were a group of priests who believed in God Father and God Son. The Nilotic Horites referred to the son of God as Horus. Thus, their name Horite, which can be written also as Horim. Jews refer to their parents and ancestors as their "horim." The Ancient Pyramid Texts make it clear that the Horite and the Sethite Hebrew worshiped the same God and served the same king.
There are texts in the Bible that come from the Horite and Sethite Hebrew. Genesis 3:15 and Psalm 91 refer to the trampling of the serpent. Psalm 91:12-13 - "They will bear you up in their hands, that you do not strike your foot against a stone. You will tread upon the lion and cobra, the young lion and the serpent you will trample down."
In Srimad Bhagavatam 10:16 we find a parallel to Genesis 3:15 where we are told that the serpent's head will be crushed under the feet of the Woman's Son. The Hindu text reads: "The Ancient Man danced on the serpent, who still spewed poison from his eyes and hissed loudly in his anger, and he trampled down with his feet whatever head the serpent raised, subduing him calmly..." (Cited in Andrew Wilson, Ed. World Scriptures
, p. 449.)
The same is expressed in the earlier Horite Hebrew texts from 4200 years ago. Utterance 388 of the Pyramid Texts speak of how the Son of God, Horus "has shattered (crushed) the mouth of the serpent with the sole of his foot."
The root of the word Horus is HR. It means "Most High One
" in ancient Egyptian. The faith of the Horite Hebrew is older than that of the Jews. Genesis 36:31 says that the Horite kings who ruled Edom and Seir reigned before there was any king in Israel.
How does this relate to Eden?
The oldest known site of Horite Hebrew worship is Nekhen
, located in Eden. Nekhen was a flourishing shrine city 5800 years ago. Genesis describes Eden as a vast well-watered region
that extended from the Gihon and Pishon rivers at the source of the Nile in Uganda and Ethiopia to the Tigris and Euphrates in Mesopotamia.
The phrase "east of Eden" in the Hebrew is quimat-Eden, an ancient Nilotic reference to a place of bulrushes. Quimat is derived from the root qma, an ancient Egyptian word that refers to bulrushes.
The term "Eden" derives from the Akkadian term edinu, which refers to a fertile plain. Akkadian is the oldest known Semitic language.
It is evident that belief in God Father and God Son has deep roots among Abraham's Nilotic ancestors. He was a descendant of Nimrod, a son of Kush (Gen. 10). Kush/Cush refers to a region and population of the Nile Valley.
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