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Entrance to the garden of eden ...found?

Interesting.
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outstandingLove

Asked by outstandingLove at 9:43 PM on Sep. 4, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • *they need to build a temple rather.

    To support his hypothesis that pulls from both the literal interpretation and the myth view, he's going to end up having to come up with a completely new view. Maybe he has done that and it just wasn't made clear.

    The other thing that popped up in my mind was the flood. The literal interpretation of the Bible tells of a global flood. If this was built by the society or the decendants thereof that witnessed Eden, wouldn't it have been destroyed in the flood?

    hmm...interesting link :-)
    NovemberLove

    Answer by NovemberLove at 11:02 PM on Sep. 4, 2009

  • outstandingLove

    Answer by outstandingLove at 9:44 PM on Sep. 4, 2009

  • Interesting
    SterlingLegend

    Answer by SterlingLegend at 9:54 PM on Sep. 4, 2009

  • I read the article you posted.

    My comment to both the author and the lead archeologist that the author interviewed is that the conclusions (or the hypothesis they have so far) is conflicting. They use both the literal interpretation of Genesis AND the figurative interpretation of "myth" of Genesis to BOTH validate this find when the two interpretations of Genesis conflict each other. The archeologist almost combines the two interpretations to support his findings but ignores the parts that don't go together.

    Taking the literal interpretation alone, there was no temple in Eden. There were only two people in Eden. If a civilization, that would have, of course, decended from Adam and Eve built a temple outside of Eden or in honor of Eden, that's more feasable.

    Taking the "Eden is just a myth to describe the hunter-gatherer era" interpretation, then why would then need to build a temple in the literal garden? (cont.)
    NovemberLove

    Answer by NovemberLove at 10:55 PM on Sep. 4, 2009

  • I watched something about this on either the history or natgeo channel a month or so ago. It was about how they think they may know the location but it is based on plants. They were trying to track the origin of the fruits in the garden of Eden and where those plants would be located in the world at that time. They also were tracking it by the, I want to say, 2 rivers that are mentioned in the bible...can't remember the names right now. But they said that since then the water levels have risen and it is most likely that Eden is under water. It is interesting though.
    amyrw

    Answer by amyrw at 2:30 AM on Sep. 5, 2009