Garden of Eden
The Garden of Eden (Hebrew גַּן עֵדֶן Gan Eden Arabic: جنة عدن Jannat ‘Adn,) is a location described in the Book of Genesis as being the place where the first man, Adam, and his wife, Eve, lived after they were created by God. Literally, the Bible speaks about a garden in Eden (Gen. 2:8). This garden forms part of the creation and theodicy of the Abrahamic religions, often being used to explain the origin of sin and mankind's wrongdoings.
Where is the Garden of Eden?
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. It is the one that flowed around the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold. And the gold of that land is good; bdellium and onyx stone are there. The name of the second river is the Gihon. It is the one that flowed around the whole land of Cush. And the name of the third river is the Tigris, which flows east of Assyria. And the fourth river is the Euphrates.
The location of the Garden of Eden remains the subject of much controversy and speculation. The creation story in Genesis relates the geographical location of both Eden and the garden to four rivers (Pishon, Gihon, Tigris, Euphrates), and three regions (Havilah, Assyria, and Kush). There are hypotheses that place Eden at the headwaters of the Tigris and Euphrates (northern Mesopotamia), in Iraq (Mesopotamia), Africa, and the Persian Gulf.
Archaeologist Juris Zarins claimed that the Garden of Eden was situated at the head of the Persian Gulf, where the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers run into the sea. On the History Channel's Decoding the Past, in the episode "Mysteries of the Garden of Eden", it is noted that circa 6000 BC, ocean levels were rising, and that near the present entry of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers to the Persian Gulf there are geological traces of two fossil rivers from that time frame entering from east and west of the Persian Gulf, conjectured to be the Pishon and Gihon. The conjecture was presented that the Garden of Eden referred to a low-lying fertile valley in what is now the Persian Gulf, which was flooded when the seas rose past the level of the lowest passes of the mountains near the present Strait of Hormuz.
"Mysteries of the Garden of Eden" Part 1
"Mysteries of the Garden of Eden" Part 2
"Mysteries of the Garden of Eden", Part 3
"Mysteries of the Garden of Eden", Part 4
"Mysteries of the Garden of Eden", Part 5
Adam was prohibited to enter the garden again due to disobedience to God and his sin. The disappearing of Garden of Eden, reported due to climate change and flood; and mankind will never able to go there again. It will never be found despite of our effort to find it since ancient time.
Just ponder now, the current climate change, will a great flood come again like in Noah's time? will nations and countries be sink again by the great flood........
What happen in Taiwan now(2009), where the flood caused by typhoon, the collapse of house and hotel, the landslide, remind us of the same situation that will be like if it happen(climate change and flood)....when climate change and the ice in North Pole is melting, the sea water keep rising, the land and nations sink under the sea.......
Nations fighting against each other , race going against another race to form a new nation and create new tension in the world; all these will be gone, when the climate change and the ice begin to melt.....a rise in the sea water and the land and nations will sink(be it ancient or new)....
or is it the time the mankind focus all our resources on common climate change agenda, instead of fighting on different platform on building new nations, create tension , war and killings....?
Is this the sign at the borderless era? H1V1, natural disaster of great magnitude, climate change, air pollution... ....
Our Utopia, our Shanglira, our kingdom; will be gone if mankind continue to be selfish and inward looking......like Garden of Eden.
We pray that it will not happen as God has promised Noah......
Note:Please pray for Taiwan and the victim of the typhoon and flood.