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The Garden of Eden (Genesis Chapters 1-4) is the land where God made Adam, and later Eve, the two first human beings on the newly-made Earth. This wonderful Garden was home to delicious fruits and foods, and had an array of beautiful trees.

The Fall of Mankind[]

The Garden of Eden is where God's perfect plan went wrong, and Satan betrayed the human race. Satan (in the form of a snake) decieved Eve, the first woman, into eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, which God had commanded them not to eat from, "for when you eat of it you will surely die." Satan led Eve to believe that when she would eat the food that grew from the tree "your eyes would be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil." She ate after convincing Adam to eat too, and their eyes were opened, "and they realized they were naked; so they sowed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves." God found out about them disobeying him, and forever banished them from his garden paradise, after bestowing pain and suffering to haunt all humans as a reminder to not disobey God.

The Curses[]

Women's Curses[]

  • Women have greatly increased pain in giving birth
  • Women will be ruled over by men

Men's Curses[]

  • The ground is cursed; a person must work very hard to get any food from it
  • Weeds, thorns, and thistles will grow from the ground
  • People will die and return to the ground

The Four Rivers[]

According to the Bible, four rivers watered Eden—Pishon, Gishon, Tigris and Euphrates, which puts Eden's location in Mesopotamia.

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