The Garden of Eden: Where Could it be Possibly Located ?

M G SinghStarred Page By M G Singh, 13th Jul 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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The garden of Eden is one of the fundamental beliefs of Christians. It is mentioned in the old testament. Its location is a matter of conjecture.

Introduction

The Garden of Eden is the beginning of Christian thought. It was an idyllic paradise that was extremely beautiful. When God created Adam and Eve, he allowed them to live in this idyll place. This is described in the Book of the Genesis as the place where Adam and Eve lived. As per Christian mythology the archangel Ariel with a flaming sword is the guardian of this paradise. The Legend as recounted is well known.

The Legend

God had asked Adam and Eve not to partake of the fruit of the tree of Knowledge of good and evil. Eve was enticed by the serpent to eat the forbidden fruit and once she ate it she learnt what is sin and shame. She enticed Adam also to eat it. When God learnt of this he banished the two from Eden.

The Location of the Garden

The Book of Genesis does not mention a physical location of this Garden of Eden, but it alludes to certain rivers and locations with physical features. This has led researchers to try and pinpoint the location of this Idyll garden.

The Biblical narration alludes to 4 rivers. The rivers alluded to are the Pishon, Gihon, The Tigris and the Euphrates. The Tigris and Euphrates flow in modern Iraq while the other two rivers are not known. There is thus a possibility that this Garden was located at a place referred to as Dilmun. Some theorists surmise that this could be modern Bahrain.

Further References

The genesis also alludes to 3 regions along with the 4 rivers. The regions are Havilah, Assyria and Kush. Havilah is thought of being the sea coast of Arabia facing the Persian Gulf. Satellite images show that about 4000 BC a river did flow into the Persian Gulf in an area known as Ramah and Wadi Batin. Some scientists have opined that these names are all remnants of a linguist script of the Pre-Sumerian people.

Last Word

Another group of scientists and researchers surmise that the Garden of Eden could be located at Tabriz (Iran). Many people have cited the names mentioned in the Book of genesis as approximating to this land. But all this is a matter of conjecture. Another thought is that the Garden of Eden could be located at Adams Peak in Sri Lanka. Four rivers emanate from this point and at the summit there is a large print which is supposed to be the footprint of Adam.
There are many more conjectures but I feel the reference to two present day rivers could possibly allude to an area close to Iran and Iraq in the Middle East

Nb All images from Google.net

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author avatar Trillionaire
13th Jul 2013 (#)

Very interesting. Thanks

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author avatar M G Singh
15th Jul 2013 (#)

Thank you Trillionaire

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
13th Jul 2013 (#)

marvellous this Madan, the history and geography of the area and the pictures oh oh oh...love them! did you ever ponder that the Garden of Eden and the happenings there could be an allegory...having a deeper meaning....

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author avatar M G Singh
15th Jul 2013 (#)

thanks for reading and commenting CN

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author avatar Retired
13th Jul 2013 (#)

Interesting article madan! :-)

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author avatar Retired
13th Jul 2013 (#)

Interesting article madan! :-)

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author avatar M G Singh
15th Jul 2013 (#)

Thank you Starrleena for your comment

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
14th Jul 2013 (#)

A great post, Madan. Maybe the puzzle cannot be solved. Could be due to our multiplying our sins by the day despite the awareness - we get distanced from the basic truth as generations take their toll - siva

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author avatar M G Singh
15th Jul 2013 (#)

My thanks Siva for a very relevant comment as usual

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author avatar LOVERME
14th Jul 2013 (#)

ALL GARDENS ARE REPLICAS OF EDEN

the apple is that hangs
in men’s lower region
and
the serpent is the volatile penis
then sex was taboo now all is in the open
God wills free sexual relations...
between man and woman... the world, misfires the word gay...which meant to be just HAPPY...

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author avatar M G Singh
15th Jul 2013 (#)

Wonderful poem Loverme

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
15th Jul 2013 (#)



I am not sure the location of the Garden of Eden really matters, what should matter to many people is that they have their own Garden of Eden wrapped up within their own moral code.

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author avatar M G Singh
15th Jul 2013 (#)

You have hit the nail on the head Peter. Thanks

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author avatar Mike Robbers
16th Jul 2013 (#)

Interesting article. Some people find it quite fascinating to search for the facts behind myths and/or legends.

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author avatar Ptrikha
19th Jul 2013 (#)

Some great research! An interesting article.

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