Why did God choose Middle East to start?

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Why did God choose Middle East to start?

Postby Stacie Cook » Tue Oct 27, 2015 9:47 am

I have no doubt that God has a reason for choosing where to place Eden and to start the creation of man. It is guessed to be in the Mid East right? Why do you think that is? I was listening to a podcast mentioning that different men of the Bible dealt with the desert. Moses was in the desert for years. Jesus spent 40 days in the desert. David was exhiled to desert for portions of time.
Could this be one of the reason's? The desert provides hardly anything. It is harsh and brutal.
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Re: Why did God choose Middle East to start?

Postby somecallmeTim? » Sat Oct 31, 2015 3:47 pm

I think any answer we give to this must be pure conjecture. God does, indeed, use the desert as a place of testing (and proving). But he does the same for us who live elsewhere by using other means. I'm not sure you can say the Garden of Eden was in or near a desert at the time it was created. My guess is the climate and landscape has changed significantly since then. But, again, just conjecture...
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Re: Why did God choose Middle East to start?

Postby Stacie Cook » Sat Oct 31, 2015 6:49 pm

Yes, definitely conjecture.

I posted a question on facebook once that I thought was a fun conjecture....
What do you think the temperature of Eden was?
I say a nice balmy 75-77. ;)
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Re: Why did God choose Middle East to start?

Postby Og3 » Sun Nov 01, 2015 12:13 am

Stacie Cook wrote:Yes, definitely conjecture.

I posted a question on facebook once that I thought was a fun conjecture....
What do you think the temperature of Eden was?
I say a nice balmy 75-77. ;)

We know that Adam and Eve walked naked in the garden, and were comfortable, so that conjecture seems about right. Perhaps a bit warmer in midday, so that it would be refreshing to walk with the Lord in the cool of the evening.
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Re: Why did God choose Middle East to start?

Postby Moonwood the Hare » Sun Nov 01, 2015 6:19 am

There was a guy who though he had located Eden, somewhere in modern Iraq I think.
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Re: Why did God choose Middle East to start?

Postby Aaron » Sun Nov 01, 2015 11:29 pm

Moonwood the Hare wrote:There was a guy who though he had located Eden, somewhere in modern Iraq I think.

Did they find the body?
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Re: Why did God choose Middle East to start?

Postby Moonwood the Hare » Mon Nov 02, 2015 12:52 am

Aaron wrote:
Moonwood the Hare wrote:There was a guy who though he had located Eden, somewhere in modern Iraq I think.

Did they find the body?

No he had found the 4 rivers and the land of Nod. It was in one of the Sunday supplements, even had a photo and a map.
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