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Where was the Garden of Eden?

Black History Quiz
Where was the Garden of Eden?
By Jim Stroud • Issue #82 • View online
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Black History Quiz: A Word Find Puzzle Book of Black History Facts and Quotes
Where was the Garden of Eden?
Where was the Garden of Eden, the cradle of civilization? The Bible describes its location this way:
Genesis 2:7-15 (KJV)
7 And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
8 And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.
9 And out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
10 And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads.
11 The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold;
12 And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.
13 And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia.
14 And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates.
15 And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.
In which modern day country was the Garden of Eden created?
PUZZLE TIME
Can you find the following words in the word find puzzle below?
  • pison
  • gihon
  • hiddekel
  • euphrates
  • treeofknowledge
  • treeoflife
The solution to this puzzle will be shared next week.
The solution to this puzzle will be shared next week.
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TODAY'S BHQ ANSWER
The Garden of Eden was described in Genesis as having been near a four-river system in the region of the lands of Cush, Havilah, and Asshur, which today would be near the borders of Eastern Sudan, Ethiopia, and Eritrea. The birthplace of humanity was confirmed when the oldest human remains were found in Ethiopia in 1974. Science and the Bible are often at odds, but one thing both confirm is that the birthplace of humanity was in East Africa. [Source: Eden: The Biblical Garden Discovered in East Africa by Gert Muller]

LAST WEEK'S BHQ PUZZLE ANSWER
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Jim Stroud

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