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WHERE WAS THE GARDEN OF EDEN LOCATED?


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#1    Nxt2Hvn

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Posted 26 January 2004 - 08:46 PM

Over the years, many have claimed the Garden of Eden has been found. Of course the location of each "discovery" is in a different location. The Bible describes the area around the Garden in Genesis 2, even using recognizable place names such as Ethiopia. It mentions a spring in the Garden which parts into four major rivers, including the Euphrates. This has led many, including Bible scholars, to conclude that the Garden of Eden was somewhere in the middle eastern area known today as the Tigris-Euphrates River Valley, with its remains long ago vanishing.

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Posted 26 January 2004 - 09:19 PM

Geez that is an easy one....the Garden of Eden is in one place and only one place.   The book of Genesis in the ancient Jewish holy book (later adopted by those following the Cult of Christ), no other mention of it is made in any contemporary documents and no myths of it were held by contemporary peoples.  Hence until secular proof is offered, the "Garden of Eden" is like Valhalla of the Norse, a totally mythical place and part of an ancient mythology. wink2.gif  

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Posted 26 January 2004 - 09:33 PM

QUOTE (Consummate Deist @ Jan 26 2004, 08:19 PM)
Geez that is an easy one....the Garden of Eden is in one place and only one place.   The book of Genesis in the ancient Jewish holy book (later adopted by those following the Cult of Christ)

Well.. that is where it is at in your mind..... wacko.gif

Now does anyone wish to give the correct answer?

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Posted 26 January 2004 - 10:11 PM

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Now does anyone wish to give the correct answer?


Right where Consummate Deist said it was.....In Genesis and no where else!


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Posted 26 January 2004 - 10:13 PM

Quote from the website mentioned:

~"God placed an angel at the entrance to the Garden to keep pre-flood men from returning. The Flood made even that precaution unnecessary."~



I think the analysis in this article is correct.  The Garden of Eden no longer exists.

I think also however, that the G of E did exist in the fertile crescent.  That the area is not what is described in Genisis gives way to the same arguement of the
flood.  It changed things. thumbsup.gif

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Posted 26 January 2004 - 10:13 PM

QUOTE (beowulf @ Jan 26 2004, 09:11 PM)
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Now does anyone wish to give the correct answer?


Right where Consummate Deist said it was.....In Genesis and no where else!

Uh.. no... once again... <buzz>  WRONG ANSWER!!

Another LOSER!!

Anybody else?

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Posted 26 January 2004 - 10:22 PM

Your backyard (you seem to be certain where it is)

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Posted 26 January 2004 - 10:27 PM

QUOTE (Dowdy @ Jan 26 2004, 09:22 PM)
Your backyard (you seem to be certain where it is)

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GREAT JOB JOC!   I AGREE!

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Posted 26 January 2004 - 11:17 PM

I agree with the article....won't be cool if we knew where it was, think how awesome that be!


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Posted 26 January 2004 - 11:30 PM

I always believe that the Garden of Eden is located somewhere in present day Iraq. My theory is based on the biblical account of the Euphrates and Tigris rivers, also descriptions of its majestic treasure and fertility, which fits pretty well with the ancient Messopotamia.

The story of Adam and Eve may came from a government officer (or the crown prince) that was expelled from the palace because a rival officer (the serpent) tricked him. Being affraid of the authority and the "evil serpent", he wrote down his own story as the legend of Adam and Eve.

A lot of Genesis stories are telling about places and events in Mesopotamia, until finally, Abraham left this land for good, bringing with him the stories and legends of his family. Later Moses (or someone else) put these legends together to form the Torah.



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Posted 27 January 2004 - 03:24 AM

or perhaps its a fictional place that makes use of real life locations


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Posted 27 January 2004 - 04:08 AM

* Senses another religous debate going nowhere *

Once again the only religion that is allowed to be bashed is christianity . If anyone posted the pagan explanation for the beginning and someone hot it down with a comment as rude as "It exists in your book and nowhere else , all who believe in it are dillusional" the post would probobly be removed and many people would make posts accusiing the original poster of the insult as being religiously intolerant .

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Posted 27 January 2004 - 04:35 AM

Why do you even post on these forums, nxt2hvn, when you already seem to know everything?

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Posted 27 January 2004 - 04:54 AM

QUOTE (Coconino_County @ Jan 27 2004, 03:35 AM)
Why do you even post on these forums, nxt2hvn, when you already seem to know everything?

You just have to be patient with her... her avatar suggests that she is a blonde laugh.gif  


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Posted 27 January 2004 - 05:10 AM

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Why do you even post on these forums, nxt2hvn, when you already seem to know everything?
the same can be said for anyone with an opinion on anything dontgetit.gif  

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