Genesis 2 reads like it is describing actual geography, but the sort that does not exist anywhere on the globe today, which is exactly what we would expect if today’s geography was totally reshaped by the global flood in Noah’s day. Yet, many people believe Eden should be located somewhere around Mesopotamia. Could they be right, and how can we know?
We want to encourage our readers to dig deeply into the Word of God. When we study Scripture, we must carefully examine the entire text to discern what it intends to communicate. Secularists and compromised Christian scholars (e.g. those who maintain the idea of a local flood in Genesis to appease long-age thinking) have caused much confusion. In the case of the location of Eden, however, we do not have to chase fables and accidental associations. It is no longer with us.
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