Originally posted by twhitehead
What on earth makes you think the garden of Edin was in the Middle east? Are the rivers named? What is so special about them that you can match them to the description in the Bible?
The real garden of Eden was in New Zealand. Don't forget that long after Adam left the garden, Noah spend a month on the high seas and was blown all the way to the Middle e ...[text shortened]... f the earth so much that you can no longer accurately identify the exact rivers in New Zealand.
Yes, the rivers are named.
[i]The Genesis creation narrative 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.