Of course, some atheists will deny that there ever was a Garden of Eden. A few Christians and Jews claim that the Garden was not literal, but the Genesis narrative is simply a poetic allegory for humanity’s loss of innocence.
Well known creationist, Ken Ham, believes that the Deluge of Noah devastated the landscape of the earth to such an extent that it is impossible to know where the Garden was.
But Moses gives very specific pointers to a real geographic location. -
- A direction relative to Israel
- 4 rivers linked to specific countries
- A neighbouring country rich in mineral reserves