5761 BC, March 6, Friday –Garden of Eden:

These are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens.

When no bush of the field was yet in the land and no small plant of the field had yet sprung up –for the Lord God had not caused it to rain on the land, and there was no man to work the ground, and a mist was going up from the land and was watering the whole face of the ground– then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature. And the Lord God planted a garden in Eden, in the east, and there he put the man whom he had formed. And out of the ground the Lord God made to spring up every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

A river flowed out of Eden to water the garden, and there it divided and became four rivers. The name of the first is the Pishon. It is the one that flowed around the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold. And the gold of that land is good; bdellium and onyx stone are there. The name of the second river is the Gihon. It is the one that flowed around the whole land of Cush. And the name of the third river is the Tigris, which flows east of Assyria. And the fourth river is the Euphrates.

Genesis Chapter 2:4-14, English Standard Version (ESV)


Nobody knows where Eden was because the location of the river Pishon was, the land of Havilah, and the river Gihon are uncertain. The land of Cush is most likely Ethiopia. We know where the Tigris, Euphrates, and Assyria are, so we can guess Eden was somewhere between Ethiopia and India. Or maybe it covered the entire area from Ethiopia to India! This took place on 5761 BC, April 20, Tuesday for those of you who still use the Julian Calendar.

It is possible that Adam was the first intelligent human with a soul who lived amongst a bunch of stupid cavemen and cavewomen.

The name “Adam” has several possible meanings, the most literal being “Acre Man” or “Produce” as in the result of agricultural activity. “Adam” also means “Red Man” or “Blood Man.” Finally, “Adam” can mean “Soul Man” with an overall summary translation of “Living Creature.”

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