Have you ever thought about where the Garden of Eden is actually located?
Listen below to find out what clues show us the Garden of Eden’s possible location:
“Is there any archeological evidence for the location of the Garden of Eden?” Ryan DellaCrosse asks.
“The Bible actually tells us exactly where the Garden of Eden was,” responds Scheel. “In Genesis 2, it tells us that ‘a river flowed from the Garden of Eden and it was divided to make four streams.’
The first is named the Pishon, the second is named the Gihon, and the other two are the Tigris and the Euphrates.
“So where are the Tigris and the Euphrates? They are saying four rivers flowed from it. That would have to come from the headwater of four rivers, and those four rivers would end up making at least the Euphrates and the Tigris, and also the two rivers–the Pishon and the Gihon.
“No one knows where the Pishon and the Gihon are because those are primordial rivers, and rivers go away over time,” Scheel explains. “But the Tigris and the Euphrates are still there.”
Fr. Pagano then comments, “So Northern Iraq?”
“I’ve always been talking with brothers from Iraqi Freedom, and coming back, they shared with me that ‘there’s no atheists in foxholes, and when you’re out there, you feel something. It feels biblical. It feels like God is just so present to this place.’
“I heard so many different testimonies. It’s pretty interesting to think about that.
Scheel then explains, “It could be in one of two places. It could be in Kuwait. Kuwait is where those rivers meet. They flow into the Persian Gulf. The Pishon and the Gihon could have come from there.
“That could have placed the Garden of Eden in Kuwait or in very southern Iraq where all those rivers meet.
“Now if you’re looking at it from the other way, and you say, ‘where did all these rivers generate from?’ That would bring you to somewhere around Azerbaijan, Armenia, or Northern Iraq.”
However, Scheel explains, “Question 245 in the Baltimore Catechism says that we don’t really know where the exact spot of the Garden of Eden is today because the geological forces over time. Just over the course of 100 years, rivers change so much.”
Scheel then comments, “We don’t know the exact area, but because we know the Tigris and the Euphrates, we know that the Garden of Eden is either in Kuwait, or somewhere in Northern Iraq Azerbaijan, or Armenia.”