Where was d garden of eden?
it did exist... it was somewhere in d mid. east
- prasantpillaiLv 51 decade agoFavorite Answer
Eden is essentially a legend. Some people believe it's true, others don't . So everything's to be taken with a grain of salt.
Many believe that, if it did exist, it was in Africa... because Africa is where the oldest human remains have been found, and it's generally accepted that human life started in Africa. And since the Garden of Eden contained the first human life, then it makes sense it would be in Africa.
But the most common speculation is that it's in the Middle-East/Mesopotamia, which is the birthplace of Western religion and culture... namely in Anatolia near the Black Sea/Mediterranean Sea/Aegean Sea. Also, some believe it was at the Persian Gulf, as sattelite photos show the appearance of dried up rivers which would account for what the Bible says about intersecting rivers. And yet others believe it was in Sumer.
And throughout history people have it to be everywhere else, from America to China. But it's most commonly thought to be in the Middle-East or Northern Africa - the region of the world that the Bible focuses on, and where Western Culture originates from. But no one knows for sure
In the Garden of Eden story of the Biblical book of Genesis (Gen 2:4-3:26), God molds Adam from the dust of the Earth, then forms Eve from Adam's "side" (rib in the King James Version), and places them both in the garden, eastward in Eden. "Male and female he created them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, ... " (Genesis 5:2) It may be allegorical, in as much as "Adam" may be a general term, like "Man" and refers to the whole of humankind.
God charges Adam to tend the garden in which they live, and specifically commands Adam not to eat from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Eve is quizzed by the serpent why she avoids eating off this tree. In the dialogue between the two, Eve elaborates on the commandment not to eat of its fruit. She says that even if she touches the tree she will die. The serpent responds that she will not die, rather she would become like a god, knowing good and evil and persuades Eve to eat from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil then Adam eats from it too. Then they become aware. God finds them, confronts them, and judges them for disobeying; it is also widely believed that the snake was the devil in disguise.
It is at this point that 'God expels them from Eden', to keep Adam and Eve from partaking of the Tree of Life. The story says that God placed cherubim with an omnidirectional "flaming sword" to guard against any future entrance into the garden.
In the account, the garden is planted "eastward, in Eden," and accordingly "Eden" properly denotes the larger territory which contains the garden, rather than being the name of the garden itself: it is, thus, the garden located in Eden. The Talmud also states (Brachos 34b) that the Garden is distinct from Eden.
Book of Jubilees
The Book of Jubilees, canonical in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, relates a tradition that the angels did not place Adam in the garden until his 40th day, and his wife Eve on the 80th day. Later on (4:23-27), it states that they also conducted Enoch into the garden of Eden when he was translated from the Earth at age 365, where he records the evil deeds of mankind for all time — adding further that the garden is one of four holy places that the Lord has on Earth, the other three being Mount Sinai, Mount Zion, and the 'Mount of the East' (usually assumed by scholars to mean Mount Ararat
The Book of Genesis is the primary source of Scriptural speculation with regards to geography, but still contains little information on the garden itself. It was home to both the Tree of Life and the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, as well as an abundance of other vegetation that could feed Adam and Eve.
And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads. 11 The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold; 12 And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone. 13 And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia. 14 And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates.
There have been a number of claims as to the actual geographic location of the Garden of Eden, though many of these have little or no connection to the text of Genesis. Most put the Garden somewhere in the Middle East
- rhanjoLv 61 decade ago
The land of Nod where Cain went was east of Eden and many believe this area to be Mongolia,..so Eden was south west of the area of Mongolia.
- Anonymous5 years ago
Yeah, it was the 90s, and Revelation is singular, but otherwise, you make an excellent point! The snake was a convenience. It allowed the writers to provide a means to move the story along while explaining why some animals have no legs. It was just unfortunate that the scribe phrased the eternal emnity between women and snakes that way. It gave an opening to the Christians.
- Christian101Lv 51 decade ago
Seriously people, if you don't know the answer don't pass off your personal biased opinions as fact (ahem: Jeff B/ The Instigator) atleast have the decency to explain that it is your opinion and not factual or that you are only joking.
The Bible gives geographic clues to where the garden was Gen.10-14. I'm sure some historians have used these to locate the exact location.
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- 1 decade ago
Hey there, i have done bibe study b4 and i remember in the back of some bibles it can tell u the where abouts of some place, i not ure about the grden of eden but its worth a try
- 1 decade ago
I believe the bible says something like "where the Tigris and Euphrates meet" which is interesting because they don't actually meet, they just run into the Persian gulf. Maybe that's how we are kept from going back. It is also interesting because that is the area we today call the "cradle of civilization", or where human culture first developed... gives support to Bible.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Go south on Brandford Rd. about 2 miles until you hit an intersection. Take a left onto Goodall St. and you should see it on your right side; about the 3rd place down. Red with green doors --can't miss it.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
It was a star gate somewhere in Iraq that was the entrance and exit between Earth and the realm of God.
- The InstigatorLv 51 decade ago
It's a metaphor for the progression from a hunter-gatherer social structure to an agrarian (farming) society, and the evils that arise naturally with human settlements.
- 1 decade ago