Expedition to The Garden of Eden

If Gene McVay could put together an expedition to one place on Earth, it would be to the remnants of The Garden of Eden. I was pretty sure I knew the location of the garden long before I studied the geography.

I realized that places are very important to God. The great King David was chosen by God to rule Israel when he was a young boy and did establish Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and rule for about 40 years. David was born in Bethlehem and Jesus was born in Bethlehem.

Abraham was commanded to sacrifice his son Isaac and was prepared to sacrifice Isaac when he was stopped. I am sure the location where the sacrifice was to take placed is the exact same place where Jesus was crucified almost 2,000 years later. Some think the Temple was built there but the Temple was built on a thrashing floor and could be rebuilt today without disturbing any nearby structures. No part of the old fortress named after Cleopatra’s boyfriend is the Holy Temple.

So it is my opinion that human life began in The Garden of Eden when God created Adam and Eve during 4004 BC or 6,022 years ago. If some scholar tells you man did something before 6,022 years ago they would be mistaken. I believe God created a lot of things before 4004 BC including the Angels, the universe, prehistoric animals and things we will learn about during eternity but not one single human.

Some 4,366 years ago in 2348 BC, a young 600 year old man built an Ark and saved eight humans and all the verities of animals from the Great Flood. If some scholar tells you something happened before 2348 BC, you should know that was before the flood.

The flood can be confusing to some people unless you read and comprehend what the Bible says. The flood lasted about a year. Some say 371 days but I won’t quibble.

The Bible story goes like this, “The water receded steadily from the earth. At the end of the hundred and fifty days the water had gone down, and on the seventeenth day of the seventh month the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat. The waters continued to recede until the tenth month, and on the first day of the tenth month the tops of the mountains became visible.

After forty days Noah opened a window he had made in the ark and sent out a raven, and it kept flying back and forth until the water had dried up from the earth. Then he sent out a dove to see if the water had receded from the surface of the ground. But the dove could find nowhere to perch because there was water over all the surface of the earth; so it returned to Noah in the ark. He reached out his hand and took the dove and brought it back to himself in the ark. He waited seven more days and again sent out the dove from the ark. When the dove returned to him in the evening, there in its beak was a freshly plucked olive leaf! Then Noah knew that the water had receded from the earth. He waited seven more days and sent the dove out again, but this time it did not return to him.

By the first day of the first month of Noah’s six hundred and first year, the water had dried up from the earth. Noah then removed the covering from the ark and saw that the surface of the ground was dry. By the twenty-seventh day of the second month the earth was completely dry.”

If you just skim over the story it might not make sense to you. You see, when the Ark rested it was long before the tops of the mountains could be seen. The King James Version makes it clearer, “the ark rested … upon the mountains of Ararat.” That means the Ark was not moving or tossing upon the water that covered the whole earth. As the water receded Noah could clearly see where he was located amid the mountains of Ararat. Did you catch that? Not Mount Ararat but the mountains of Ararat. The top of a 16,854 foot mountain is not a good place to disembark from the Ark.

When the Ark finally ended up on dry land, I am absolutely convinced that is was in the exact same location as The Garden of Eden but 1,656 years after the garden had been created and long after it had been off limits to humans. During 2347 BC when the whole earth was populated with only 8 people, The Garden of Eden had spent a year submerged and probably had been ravaged by mudslides but The Garden of Eden is The Garden of Eden.

If you want to do some population studies, calculate how many people can be produced in 4,367 years starting with four couples.  This alone should convince you that the story that modern man evolved 50,000 years ago would make the population of the Earth in the trillions.

So how do we know where The Garden of Eden was located? That should even be very simple for even the dumbest scholars if they would bother to read the Holy Bible.

We know that a river flowed out of the garden and then that river was divided and became four rivers. Two of those rivers are recognizable today, the Tigress and the Euphrates. There is only one way a river can flow out of a garden and that would be from a spring in the garden. If you can find the source of the Euphrates and the source of the source, that would be The Garden of Eden.

Turns out the source of the Euphrates and likely the source of the Tigress before the flood is the Murat River also known as the Eastern Euphrates. The source of the Murat River is northeast of lake Van not far from Mount Ararat and very close to Noah’s Ark National Park in Eastern Turkey. That is where the remains of Noah’s Ark reside, probably after sliding some distance from the original location. There’s not much left of the ark after 4,365 years.

Lake Van is the largest lake in Turkey and is also the world’s largest endorheic lake. That means having no outlet. Since Lake Van is 5,380 feet high, Noah’s Ark and The Garden of Eden would likely be around 7,000 feet elevation. There are harsh winters in the area but Lake Van almost never freezes because of the salt content.

The photo of Lake Van is Akdamar Island and the Holy Cross Cathedral, a 10th-century Armenian church and monastic complex.

If I am correct and almost all the scholars are wrong, The Garden of Eden is close to Noah’s Ark National Park and so are two trees, The Tree of Life and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.

In case you think The Tree of Life may be dead, it is mentioned three times in the Book of Revelation.

In Revelation 2:7
He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.

And twice In Revelation 22
And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.

2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

3 And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:

4 And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.

5 And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.

13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.

14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.

16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.

17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.

18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:

19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
Will you listen to the Apostle John? Jesus looked down from the cross and made John responsible for His mother. Jesus trusted John and that’s good enough for me.


One Response to “Expedition to The Garden of Eden”

  1. Frank Glidewell Says:

    A lot of thought, I do not disagree We were in Turkey last year, I would like to have explore. >

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