It is also true that this area the fertile crescent was the location of the ancient tower of babel and the patriarch abraham s home in the city of ur. This is based on the description given in genesis 2 8 14.
The location of eden is described in the book of genesis as the source of four tributaries.
Garden of eden location now. The lord god planted a garden eastward in eden. He thinks that the story of adam and eve and their expulsion from the paradise describes the shift from hunting gathering to agriculture. At the head of the persian gulf in southern mesopotamia now iraq where the tigris and euphrates rivers run into the sea.
First of all from the information we have in genesis 2 10 14 i believe that the garden was in mesopotamia in present day iraq. If we go to the area today we certainly will find nothing like a lush paradise. And from there it divided and became four rivers.
10 the name of the first is pishon. No one knows exactly where the garden of eden is located but the bible says it is in the area of four rivers pishon gihon tigris and the euphrates in the middle east mesopotamia. These rivers maintain their ancient names and by and large still follow the same course beginning in the mountains of turkey joining together in modern iraq and then emptying into the persian gulf.
Among scholars who consider it to have been real there have been various suggestions for its location. It flows around the whole land of havilah where there is gold gen. Garden of eden may be located in jerusalem says archeologist the garden of eden also referred to as paradise is the biblical garden of god described in the book of genesis about the creation of.
The lives of adam and. Now a river flowed out of eden to water the garden. New scientific discoveries could make it possible to determine the location of the bible s garden of eden.
In this scenario the location of garden of eden is believed to be in the now flooded northern section of the persian gulf. The genesis writer mentions the tigris and euphrates rivers which seems to make the general location clear. Juris zarins of the southwest missouri state university who has studied landsat space images and has put forward a theory suggesting that the garden of eden is located under the waters of the persian gulf.
Most bible commentaries state that the site of the garden of eden was in the middle east situated somewhere near where the tigris and euphrates rivers are today. This has led many including bible scholars to conclude that the garden of eden was somewhere in the middle eastern area known today as the tigris euphrates river valley with its remains long ago vanishing. The garden of eden is the first location mentioned in the bible and is the backdrop for one of the most iconic histories of the bible.