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QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Where was the Garden of Eden located?

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Q: Where was the Garden of Eden located?

A: 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 is based on the passage in Genesis 2 which locates Eden near these two rivers.
But the worldwide, catastrophic Flood of Noah's day would have destroyed the surface of the earth. If most of the sedimentary strata over the earth's surface (many thousands of feet thick in places) is the result of this global catastrophe as creationists believe, then we would have no idea where the Garden of Eden was originally located—the earth's surface totally changed as a result of the Flood.
This being the case, the question then is why are there rivers named Tigris and Euphrates in the Middle East today?
Read the rest of the article from The New Answers Book 3 to consider how Noah and his descendants may have used familiar names from the pre-Flood world as they settled the new world.

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