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  1. Ralph Candlish says:

    Dear Jacky,

    Thank you for posting your work on the Pentateuch, I have just downloaded the five files and will start on the first (Genesis) later this evening.

    I came across your work when I searched for “garden of God” your comments on Eden were interesting, though “children of Eden” refer to dcescendants of a man called Eden and this together with like references have to be distinguished from those that refer to the province called Eden, and that special garden made with Adam in mind which was situated in that province. Eden itself, both the province and the garden were swept away during Noah’s Flood so any musings as to where they were located must remain pure conjecture.

    You might find it worthwhile to list the references to Eden, and the garden of God or garden of the Lord and determine whether in each case their intended reference is literal or allegorical.

    I look forward to the possibility of discussing the deeper things of God’s revelation with you in the future.

    Yours sincerely,

    Ralph Candlish

  2. Jacky says:

    Hi Ralph,

    Thanks for your kind words and suggestions. I have not previously come across the thinking that Eden is a ‘man’ (as distinguished from Eden being a geographical area). Grateful if you could shed more light on this (biblically), and the implications of what this means.

    I’m also interested in your comment “Eden itself, both the province and the garden were swept away during Noah’s Flood so any musings as to where they were located must remain pure conjecture.” Could you care to explain on what basis you are saying this? I don’t recall musing on where Eden is located (though, you are free to correct me, as I have not reviewed my Pentateuch posts for almost 2 years now!), though if anything, my view is that the garden of God is the same garden referred to in Ezekiel 28, the same holy hill from which the law of Zion is spread to the corners of the earth (Isaiah 2). It is a holy place, where heaven and earth meets. It is, after all, God’s garden. So I’m not sure if your comment is in answer to something I wrote, or just a general assertion regardless.

    Hope to hear from you soon.

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