b The prophet Moses, who recorded the information in the book of Genesis in the 16th century before our Common Era, added the following information about this Edenic river, according to the knowledge of his day:
“The first one’s name is Pishon; it is the one encircling the entire land of Havilah, where there is gold. And the gold of that land is good. There also are the bdellium gum and the onyx stone. And the name of the second river is Gihon; it is the one encircling the entire land of Cush. And the name of the third river is Hiddekel; it is the one going to the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is the Euphrates.”—Genesis 2:11-14.