March 3rd

Where did the water come from?

The Hydrology of Eden Deduction 1

When the Lord God made the universe, there were no plants on the earth and no seeds had sprouted, because he had not sent any rain, and there was no one to cultivate the land; but water would come up from beneath the surface and water the ground.

(Genesis 2:4-6) Good News Translation

A stream flowed in Eden and watered the garden; beyond Eden it divided into four rivers. The first river is the Pishon; it flows around the country of Havilah. (Pure gold is found there and also rare perfume and precious stones.) The second river is the Gihon; it flows around the country of Cush. The third river is the Tigris, which flows east of Assyria, and the fourth river is the Euphrates.

(Genesis 2:10-14) Good News Translation

Where did the water come from which watered the surface of the land? it up welled at Eden. Now, here’s the real question, how did the water get to Eden if there hadn’t been any rain?

  • IF a river from Eden watered the surface of the Earth,
    • BUT there hasn’t been any rain,
  • THEN where did the water come from?

Let’s think through what we’ve been told here. Apparently the Earth had rivers but there hadn’t been any rain. Is this flowery poetic language or should we start digging for clues? We’re going to demonstrate how to deduce the answer by investigating further and asking more questions. Over the next few days we’ll ask a series of questions to construct a generalized model of the topography and hydrological cycle of the original Earth.

Deducing the Original Earth’s Hydrological Cycle

Hydrology deduction 1: Where did the water come from to water the Earth if there hadn’t been any rain? By the time we’re finished asking and answering questions, we’ll understand why a mountain that filled the whole Earth is a repeating theme in the broad narrative of scripture.

Where did the Water Come From? – Navigation

1IntroductionGenesis 2:10
2The Logic of EdenGenesis 2:10-14
3The Church BalconyJob 11:7-8
4Highest Part: וְ֝רֹ֗אשׁ – RoshProverbs 8:26
SalvationRomans 10:9-10
– Navigate around the Logic of Eden.


  1. Call upon the name of Jesus Christ,
    • believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead,
  2. confess your sin.

Read through the Bible in a year

Reading planMarch 3
LinearJoshua 20-22
ChronologicalNumbers 18-20
– Read 3 chapters every day and 5 chapters on Sundays

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