Revealed Story of Adam and Eve & The Garden of Eden
The legends believe that The Story of Adam and Eve is true. Then another question arise is what about to ‘The Big Bang Theory?’ And also what about to ‘The Theory of Evolution?’ If we believe that ‘The Story of Adam and Eve’ is true for while then there are many other questions arise related with this story. The questions based on The Garden of Eden, location of Garden of Eden, The Tree of Knowledge, The Fruit from The Tree of Knowledge etc.
Description of Adam and Eve in Genesis
As we already know that women can give a birth. But in the Genesis Adam was created by god before the Eve. Adam was the first person created by Yahweh-Elohim (the god of Israel) in Genesis creation narratives. In the first five chapters of Genesis the word אָדָם (/ʔɑdɑm/) is used in all of its senses collectively individually (a “man”), [in chapter 2:7] gender nonspecific, (“man and woman”) [in chapter 5:1, 2] and male [in chapter 2:23–24]. In the Book of Genesis, ׳Adam can also be rendered “mankind” [in chapter 1:27] in the most generic sense. But according to The Chiasmus structure of the death oracle given to Adam in 3:19, is a link between man’s creation from “dust” to the “return” of his beginnings. According to Genesis Adam died at the age of 930 years. He had many sons (Genesis 5.5). Adam and Eve had total 7 children. His first son was named Cain, the second son named, Abel then after Abel’s murder, another son named Seth was “begotten when Adam was 130 years old.” In addition Adam had minimum of two other sons and two daughters. In the Book of Genesis, the first human female is called אישה, (in English: woman), by the first human man, Adam. She is created by Yahweh from the man’s rib so as to be his wife. She was also known as isha. And she was also mention as ezer kenegdo.
The Garden of Eden and its location
The Garden of Eden described at the first page of Bible. This Garden was not only described in the Bible but it also scripture in the Holy Qur’an.
“And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from there it was parted, and became into four heads. The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasses the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold; And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone. And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that compasses the whole land of Ethiopia. And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goes toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates.” – Genesis 2:10-14 KJV
According to these there are four rivers at the Garden of Eden. They are Pison, Gihon, Hiddekel and Euphrates. Juris Zarins (American-Latvian archaeologist) believes that the Garden of Eden was situated at the head of the Persian Gulf, where the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers run into the sea. According to this theory the Gihon River would correspond with another river named Karun in Iran. And Pishon River would correspond to another river named Wadi Batin (now dry). According to David M. Rohi (British Egyptologist) the Garden of Eden was located in Iranian Azerbajan. But still nobody prove the exact location of Garden of Eden. Or maybe it is possible that whole world was destroyed by flood and the renaming of the Rivers were just for historic proofs of the reality of the Garden of Eden.
The Tree of Knowledge
The tree named The knowledge of Tree is located at the center of the garden. And God told Adam and Eve to not eat the Fruit from the tree. It contains the knowledge of Good and Evil. But what was in the Fruit? How they get knowledge from the fruit. Bible never uses the word Apple, it describing it only as a fruit. In fact Apple were unknown in Ancient Israel. Apple were only associated with even after 500 AD. The bible was first translated into Latin. In Latin APPLE = MALUS and MALUS = EVIL.
So I guess, all we have are speculations and beliefs. One could speculate anything he wants and he won’t be called wrong until something is proved. And one can also believe in anything he wants as far as it is not harmful to others and he won’t be wrong either. The battle between science and religion has its roots long before the scientists of Galileo’s times were tortured and killed for finding out the truth of the universe (which went against the Church’s dogmas.)
Similarly, the story of Adam and Eve is subjective. Believers calls it to be true and finds clues for its existences and they find what they are looking for. On the other hand, science doesn’t believe anything but clear, hard, tangible proofs. The battle will go on forever until either one is subsided by a majority.
Until then, this is a pretty story, regardless you believe it to be true or not. It teaches us lesson. It teaches us that when something is prohibited for good reason, you shouldn’t try it out or be ready to bear the consequences.
In Ancient Sumerian text the same story is scripted. And it was in happened in 2300 BC, before the Bible was written. This Sumerian text was written in Bronze Age.