Adam & Eve’s garden

A most ancient reference to gardens comes to us from the book Genesis, the first book of the Bible. In it we find the legendary figures of Adam and Eve with the tree of the fruit of knowledge or good and evil in the Garden of Eden. God places Adam in the Garden of Eden meaning a place of delight and pleasure. He lives there filled with wisdom and beauty and is innocent of power and/or of evil. Such stories as Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden are some of the earliest rationalisations to explain humankind’s very existence here on earth. It is important to clarify the use of the word legend, as some people may be fearful we are suggesting a lack of truth. Originally a legend was understood to be an illustrative story to convey a profound spiritual truth in an attempt to explain the inexplicable.

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