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Garden of Eden Location

By: RTSplayer , 5:16 PM GMT on December 30, 2012

Quoting LargoFl:
I read somewhere..that back in Biblical times, the so called Garden Of Eden..was located somewhere near present day Iraq..well the people there, lil by lil cut down the tree's etc..made houses and cities, kept cutting down more tree's thru the ages..NOW look at it..a desert country...its a lesson in area climate change we in the USA need to learn from..but we wont

The "Garden of Eden" would be centered on Iraq at the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, based on the description in the books that mention it, if and only if those are the same rivers. However, there's a problem. These may not actually be the same Tigris and Euphrates rivers, since that story is set before the "Great Flood" event. Where ever the "Great Flood" event actually happened, it would have altered the entire region significantly.

The Mediterranean Sea used to be much lower in the past, so that there are even sunken cities and other man-made monuments deep under water, which many people aren't aware. The water level in the Black Sea also used to be a couple hundred feet lower than present day, and evidence suggests the rise in water level happened all at once in a single event. Remember, the Mediterranean Sea is actually on continental crust, not oceanic crust. This means "something" definitely happened which flooded about a quarter of a continental plate AFTER humans had build towns down in there...

The original Garden of Eden may have been in the Mediterranean. The Bible claims that God drove them out, and placed Cherubim guarding the East of the Garden, to keep the humans from getting back in, suggesting they were driven to the East, but the descendants of Adam are later found west of the modern Tigris and Euphrates which have had their current names for at least 3600 to 4000 years. That doesn't necessarily mean much, because if the "Great Flood" event was so big that people thought it destroyed the entire world, then the existing topography could not be oriented at all compared to what it was before the event.

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