Genesis 2:10

Hebrew Bible

10 Now a river flows from Eden to water the orchard, and from there it divides into four headstreams. 11 The name of the first is Pishon; it runs through the entire land of Havilah, where there is gold. 12 (The gold of that land is pure; pearls and lapis lazuli are also there.) 13 The name of the second river is Gihon; it runs through the entire land of Cush. 14 The name of the third river is Tigris; it runs along the east side of Assyria. The fourth river is the Euphrates. 15 The Lord God took the man and placed him in the orchard in Eden to care for it and to maintain it.

Genesis 3:14

Hebrew Bible

13 So the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?” And the woman replied, “The serpent tricked me, and I ate.” 14 The Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, cursed are you above all the cattle and all the living creatures of the field! On your belly you will crawl and dust you will eat all the days of your life. 15 And I will put hostility between you and the woman and between your offspring and her offspring; he will strike your head, and you will strike his heel.”

1 Kings 1:33

Hebrew Bible

32 King David said, “Summon Zadok the priest, Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah son of Jehoiada.” They came before the king, 33 and he told them, “Take your master’s servants with you, put my son Solomon on my mule, and lead him down to Gihon. 34 There Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet will anoint him king over Israel; then blow the trumpet and declare, ‘Long live King Solomon!’

 Notes and References

"... At the beginning of the story the author tells us that four rivers flow from Eden, one of which is named Gihon. We know that the choice of the Gihon was purposeful because the author makes a pun on its name: the deity’s curse on the snake is: “you’ll go on your belly.” The Hebrew word that is translated as “belly” there is genek , a play on Gihon. Now the story concludes with the establishment of Solomon as King David’s successor, and the author tells us where Solomon is made king: at the Gihon (1 Kings 1:33) ..."

Friedman, Richard Elliott The Hidden Book in the Bible (p. 274) Harper San Francisco, 1998

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