is garden of eden real where does it go?

Philippines
September 8, 2008 9:10am CST
just want to know your view because there is no trace of it in any archaeological exploration
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@goldeneagle (6775)
• United States
8 Sep 08
I think it was turned into a desert after the great flood. It was bordered on one side by the Euphrates River according to the Bible, meaning that it would be located in what is know Iraq or somewhere close to there in the Middle East.
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• Philippines
8 Sep 08
thanks for the answer, if that is the border and location, i just wonder why we cant see a thing from it. is there something like a shield which make it impossible for us to see it, or are the archaeologist and scientist are skeptics if eden is really out there.
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• United States
8 Sep 08
well it is not unheard of for this to happen. If you look at other areas of the world, especially the southwestern United States, you will see a lot of dried up areas called lake beds. "Groom Lake" is one popular one. These areas where huge lakes thousands of years ago, no doubt with all the trees and wildlife and things you would expect to find where water and food is plentiful. Now, the lakes are gone, and the area is nothing but desert. I am thinking this is probably what happened to the Garden of Eden at some point in history. The Bible never tells us what happened to it. The details of the location were left a little vague as well. I feel that this was done intentionally. In my opinion, if the Bible disclosed every small detail of every occurrence, there would be no need for faith.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
8 Sep 08
No one knows where the Garden of Eden was. The explanation given by one of our ministers was that after the Flood, people named their new countries and rivers after the River Euphrates,etc. that ran through the Garden of Eden, but since it had been destroyed in the Flood, there was no need for them to add New to the name, so there was no New Euphrates, etc. Also we have no idea how big the Garden was. If Adam and Eve had not sinned, it would have to be big enough to hold all their descendants so it could be a size of a small country. The general premise was it was somewhere in the Middle East. However there are other theories made to match man's theory of the origin of man. So if you believe that all men came from the Middle East, you will place the Garden there, but if you believe man came from Africa, you will place the Garden there. I think since after that man traveled East to the plains of Sinar, you go West and there will have been the location of the Garden and since the Flood and the waters of the oceans and seas got deeper, it might even be in the Mediterranean or the Atlantis. I am sure that God would make it hard for us to find it.
• Philippines
8 Sep 08
thanks for your theory of the disappearance of the great garden. it might be that God made this garden invisible or he made it to disappear for man not to find it just like the lifeless body of Moses
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• United States
9 Sep 08
I've heard that is in present day Iraq. I think that the reason for no archaeological exploration is that it is probably under their city and their old buldings and they won't let anyone look there. Maybe because it could damage what they have there now, and maybe they just want to keep it secret, I'm not sure.
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• Philippines
9 Sep 08
thanks cindy...i think we all presume it to be there just like what the bible is saying.. if it turn into mount of rubbish i hope God has somehow preserve the tree of life somewhere..maybe i will write a blog about it later to make some points concerning this issue...you can visit my site anytime posted on my profile
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• United States
19 Sep 08
Thanks for responding, I will try to get on and read your blog. I've wondered lately about the place they found in Indonesia that they are calling 'Eden', I don't think they are claiming it to be the real Eden, but a place like it used to be. There they found animals unknown to man that were friendly and let the people hold them as if there were no fear in them at all. Sounds like a wonderful place, I wonder how it's been so well preserved all this time without man messing it up. I hope you've seen or get to see this new place they found. Have a great day !
@redchase (347)
8 Sep 08
well as far as i know from all the maps in the bible it seems to be somewhere in the middle east i guess. im not too sure. it would be great if we could find evidence of it there, but a lot of the things in the bible are hard to prove, and this just happens to be another of those things.
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• Philippines
8 Sep 08
thanks anyway, thats very honest of you
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