Genesis Garden of Eden

The Garden of Eden is recognized in the three Abrahamic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. But some other religions and cultures have creation stories containing a similar concept to the biblical Garden of Eden that date back much further in history than the Old Testament. And while most scholars readily acknowledge the more ancient sources for the Book of genesis, the vast majority of Jews and Christians seem either unaware of the roots of their own religions and/or have little interest if any in learning that truth.

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