Genesis 2:8-15 tells us a little bit about the geography of the first human’s garden home. It was a beautiful place with lush trees that were good for food, and there was gold!
The Bible goes on to describe three rivers that flowed and watered the Garden of Eden: the Pison, the Gihon, and the Hiddekel.
Later, according to II Chronicles 32:30, King Hezekiah dammed the upper part of the Gihon spring and brought the water down to the city of David—also known as Jerusalem. This became the main water source for the city.
This is where they got the name of Gihon Springs for the little settlement where I grew up. I don’t know who named it, but the name was apt. We had a wonderful creek that ran through our pasture, which somehow curved around and flowed behind Gihon Springs Baptist Church.
I must say, however, my brother, David, and I did our share of digging, but we never found gold.