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Agricultural Origins and the Garden of Eden - Levantine Corridor Hypothesis (O’Brien 1984)

Learning from History - Part 14 

Levantine Corridor Hypothesis (O’Brien 1984)
Summary of Evidence Supporting the First Domestication of Crops and Animals in the Levantine Corridor close to Mt Hermon, Southern Lebanon

Undisputed scientific and archaeological evidence locates the origins of agriculture at the end of the Great Younger Dryas Ice around 9,500 BC in the Levantine Corridor between Damascus and Jericho. The domesticated seeds and animals found in this area, quite different in many ways from their wild ancestors, arriving in the same place around the same time, provide proof of the arrival of an advanced civilisation, in what was a key glacial refuge for plants and animals, which progressed and dispersed as the planet rapidly warmed throughout what is called the Holocene (wholly recent period of time). This presentation brings together in two parts, much that we now know about our brilliant and benevolent ancestors, and how they took their technology and seeds around the world in the course of the following two thousand years.

In the search with his wife Barbara Joy for the master builders who constructed pre-historic astronomical observation complexes in Britain, Christian O’Brien followed the evidence back to the land of Canaan and Sumeria, mastering archaic Sumerian cuneiform, Aramaic, Hebrew and Coptic texts and languages, in order to clearly understand the historical records. The familiar biblical story of the Garden in Eden compiled in the 1st millenium BC had many counterparts little known outside specialist circles. One however was written in clear and secular terms and inscribed on clay tablets in Sumeria during the 3rd Millenium BC and placed in the Nippur library. They describe in detail the agricultural, and advanced technical activities of the primary Sumerian Gods, An, Enlil, Enki and Ninhursag. The details within these Kharsag (head enclosure) Epics are supported independently by the Books of Enoch, and revised translation of the early chapters of Genesis. Christian O’Brien’s unique multi-disciplinary and linguistic skills sets out the evidence that Kharsag and the Garden of Eden were one and the same, and that this record was a pre-historic reality rather than a biblical myth. He concluded that the south Rachaiya Basin met the requirements as being the most probable location of the Kharsag/Eden site. And further that; a group of culturally and technically advanced people who settled in this inter-montane valley in the Near East had established an agricultural and teaching centre c. 9,400 BC at the end of the Great Younger Dryas Ice Age.






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