It has been over two years since my original post, I am pleased to see that the subject of the Garden of Eden is alive and well - thanks for the stimulating forum Charles! Lately I have been following the descendants of Eve (and Adam?) and have comes across an enigmatic character Tubalcain mentioned in Genesis 4:19 -
"And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah. And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle. 2And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ. And Zillah, she also bare Tubalcain, an instructer of every artificer in brass and iron: and the sister of Tubalcain was Naamah."
Tubalcain seems to be connected to Hephaestus/Vulcan/Ptah but who came first? Is there an older Semitic or Sumerian precedent or are the similarities only coincident. Strangely enough there seems to also be a connection between Tubalcain and the Freemasons, somehow derived from Solomon and Hiram.
If you have already covered this topic in your exhaustive research then my apologies. If anyone can shed more light on this character I would very much appreciate it,
Happy new year to all and God Bless,
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