Eden In A Corner Of My Mind

And the Lord God planted a garden in Eden, in the east, and there he put the man whom he had formed…A river flowed out of Eden to water the garden, and there it divided and became four rivers. The name of the first is the Pishon…The name of the second river is the Gihon…And the name of the third river is the Tigris, which flows east of Assyria. And the fourth river is the Euphrates. The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it. – Genesis chapter 2

Now I’m not foolish enough to hop up and down and say they found Eden, but the thought did sit quietly in a corner of my mind when I read this article. The Tigris and Euphrates go north from the Persian Gulf near Iran and Iraq. After Adam and Eve were evicted, an angel stood guard at the entry of the garden. That would have lasted till the garden was destroyed in the Noah’s flood. The garden was the place where humanity began. I have long thought that the garden of Eden must have been in the Persian Gulf based on the rivers referenced. We don’t know where Pishon and Gihon are but the names of the Tigris and Euphrates haven’t changed since Moses wrote so it must be that Eden was associated with them. I think it is unlikely that we’ll ever find evidence of the garden at the bottom of the Persian Gulf but this is something interesting to consider.

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