The Garden of Eden is often called Paradise. It’s the biblical garden of God, described in Genesis, chapters 2 and 3. According to the Bible, a river flowed from the Garden of Eden to water the garden, and from there it divided into four rivers.
The first river is named the Pishon. The only mention of the word “Pishon” is found in the Book of Genesis. It’s the river that flowed around the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold. The gold of that land is good bdellium and onyx stones, Genesis 2:10-12. The first river signifies the intelligence of the faith that is from love.
The Hebrew root word for “Pishon” is “puwsh” which means “scatter, press on, break loose or spring forward” is where it gets its name from. It is impossible to determine where the Pishon River flowed during the pre-flood era. Scientists debate that the Pishon River could be the Nile, the Indus, or the Ganges River.
The Garden of Eden prepared by God was not only bountiful, but it was also beautiful. The Garden of Eden was a place rich with life-giving water, and the land was lavished with precious metals and jewels. Furthermore, the Pishon River along with the other three rivers eventually marked the boundaries of the land promised to Abraham by the Lord, Genesis 15:18.
The second river is named “Gihon,” and this river flows through the land of Cush.
The word “Gihon” means “bursting forth.” The second river of Paradis compasses the whole land of Cush. The second river signifies the knowledge of all things that belong to the good and the true. Cush was the first son of Ham, who was a son of Noah. He was the brother of Canaan, Mizraim and Phut and the father of Nimrod, Sabtecah, Sabtah, Raamah, Havilah and Seba, Genesis 10:6 and 1 Chronicles 1:10.