The Garden of Eden
Posted on Sunday, 9 June, 2013 | 32 comments
Columnist: Vladimir Vinitzki
We may find in Thera island (Santorini Greece), a lot more than the legendary Atlantis: Thera was certainly the location of the most mysterious and the most pursued event of all: the Garden of Eden, and which shaped the existing human settlements into the very first civilization.
There are numerous scientific and amazing facts suggesting, and even confirming, that the episode of the Garden of Eden, cited in the Book of Genesis, really did happen, during the Neolithic era, and the evidences that its occurrence took place on Thera island, are quite overwhelming and very strong.
There are ancient Scriptures claiming to tell the story of our world and the evolution of human civilization, and a honest truth seeker should look at these Scriptures without prejudice, besides the archaeological records and others sources.
By the specific steps necessary to acquire the kind of technology we have today, it appears that mankind has been 'guided' to be able to possess that technology, and coincidence has to be ruled out. Only very unique circumstances, plus a very unique location, could create the steps toward civilization. The Garden of Eden, and Thera island, hold together all the ingredients for the rise of a civilization 'prototype', that will quickly spreads its influence worldwide.
The creation in six days and the creation of the Garden of Eden cited in the Book of Genesis, are two separate creations which occurred at two different times and places. The believed 'all in one' creation of the two, was a misreading of the text.
Labor for water.
Where the story begins. Humans are not as tough as animals, and since his presence on this planet, man tries to improve his poor quality of life. The first way to improve life is to find a location that will reduce the amount of energy (and time) to provide for the needs. One of its most important needs is water, water for drink, water for wash, later for growing food and for cattle; truly a lot of water. Whoever lived away from utilities for a long period and without vehicle, knows how much time and energy is needed to collect, carry, and warm up the quantity of the precious liquid, even if the source of water is near: hours daily with endless manipulations. An alternative for an easier way would be to improve techniques with some technology, but to acquire the knowledge of technology, we need a lot of time of thinking for research, for experiments, and for building. A group of ancient people who are already so busy to meet their needs in food, water, heating and clothing, will not have the time to sit down for hours and research, unless someone else does the duty at their place: a worker, or a slave. The idea is not new, but it requires a lack of compassion to push someone to do the hard work for us. If a group of people wishes to force another group of people to do the duties, they will need already some kind of technology; not only a superior weaponry to overpower the people, but also adequate material to prevent them to rebel or to escape. And again, we are back to square one.
What can give to ancient man plenty of time to think, and gain some science? Only mother nature could give the good start and so, pave the way to serious technology. First, a place with a great warm climate to easily grow a lot of food, and abundant sweet fresh water, hot water, with strong pressure,... well; a true Eden. Believe it or not, but this is exactly what the Garden of Eden had to offer, not only to the people inside the garden, but also to the people outside the garden, and for 'some reason', all these great waters are depicted in great details in the Book of Genesis. Humans settlements have been found in many locations on the planet, dating sometimes of thousands of years. But signs of settlements turning into real cities with greater population, occurred pretty suddenly and in all directions, around 3600 BC to 3200 BC; Mesopotamia, North Africa, Asia, the Americas. These 'civilization explosions' could only have been possible because of the knowledge of sophisticated agriculture and irrigation with proper technologies, allowing permanent settlement, a huge step that happened certainly by passing the information from one to another. Man is a fast learner, but rather a poor inventor. Most of the greatest inventions have been made through observations in nature, or even by chance. How man, had for the first time, the idea to catch a fish and to eat it? Probably by watching animals do it.
The excavations of Akrotiri site in Santorini Greece, have revealed a very intriguing detail of improvement in human lifestyle, especially coming from an early civilization. The houses of Akrotiri had pipes with running water and water closet; they are the oldest such utilities discovered so far. The pipes run in twin systems, indicating that the inhabitants likely used both, hot and cold water supplies. Santorini has no rivers, and in our present day, water is scarce. Rain is rare on the island from mid-spring till mid-autumn. There are very few wells and a couple of hot springs, located pretty far from Akrotiri, and these little waters could not provide for the need in water for thousands of people. This early civilization certainly did not have water pumps running on electricity, or neither generators, so, where did the people get their abundant water, cold and hot with such pressure? So much water that they even had flushing toilets!
Only a powerful geothermic spring could supply such convenience. In other words, if nature did not put it here, they won't have it. Where are these waters today? The huge volcano eruption that resulted in the collapse of the center of the island in around 1600 BC, destroyed certainly the natural waterways of the springs. There is a probability, that an great amount of fresh water is still outpouring into the sea today. About the Scriptures. The waters available in the Garden of Eden and described in great details in the Book of Genesis Chapter 2, match perfectly the water supply of the houses of Akrotiri. The dating seems also to fit; the creation of the Garden of Eden occurred in about 4000 BC, and the very first transformation of settlements to a civilization in Thera, may have started around 3800 BC.Article Copyright© Vladimir Vinitzki - reproduced with permission.