|Garden of Eden |
- Location. It is impossible to locate the Garden of Delights.
Even if the ravages of time left a dim outline of its glories for a few
Centuries, everything would have been blotted out by the flood. The
Thoughtful student will readily conclude that it covered a large
Territory. Its products were varies, and were those peculiar to every
Zone (Genesis 2:8,9). The portion of the garden over which Adam and Eve roamed in sinless bliss was doubtless in a tropical climate, for they
Lived there without clothing (Genesis 1:25), and the fig tree grew in primitive luxuriance (Genesis 3:7).
- Inhabitants. It appears that Adam was the first and lonely
Inhabitant of Eden. He was required to dress and keep it. To him the
Law involving life and death were given. All the inhabitants of earth
And air passed before him, and he named them all; but for him there was
Not found a suitable companion, and to meet this want, the woman was
Created and placed in the garden with him (Genesis 2:8-23).
- Law of Marriage. When the woman was presented to the man, the
Lord declared, in view of the fact that she was bone of his bone
And flesh of his flesh, a man should leave his father and mother and
Cleave to his wife, and they should be one flesh (Genesis 2:21-24). This law has never been repealed (Matthew 19:1-9).
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Johnson, Ashley S. "Entry for 'Garden of Eden'". "Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia". <http://classic.studylight.org/enc/cbc/view.cgi?number=T3>. 1896.