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217 – East of Eden


According to Genesis 4:16 (KJV), “Cain went out from the presence of the LORD and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.” According to this map, that land of Nod might have been Sicily, which then was a land bridge between Italy and North Africa.

The author of this map maintains that:

  • “Eden was a city and exists today as the city of Oudna in the nation of Tunisia.
  • “Ararat was a city and exists today as the city Arwad on the coast of t he nation of Syria.”
  • “The Great Flood occurred where and when an isthmus, which existed between the Apennine mountains of Europe and the Atlas mountains of Africa, collapsed and sank.”
  • This map of the antediluvian world was sent to me by Mr Patrick Archer, the author of this map. He did not provide any more context for his theories. Which is regrettable, as I would have liked to know why he places Ararat on the Syrian coast, and doesn’t equate it, as is more generally accepted, with the eponymous mountain in eastern Turkey.

    And why the breached isthmus he refers to is near Sicily and not, as is generally accepted, near Gibraltar, where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean. I’m not enough of a bible scholar to know where Eden is supposed to have been, but I’m sure most experts would place it somewhere in the Fertile Crescent, in or near present-day Iraq.


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