During last week’s Wednesday bible study, we went back to the book of Genesis and keenly studied the origin and fall of man.
We looked at the journey of Adam and Eve, from when they were created to eventually being sent out of the Garden due to their disobedience.
Many of us wondered what happened immediately the couple was sent out of the Garden. Did God tell them where to settle?
So, where did Adam and Eve go after Eden?
It is not specified whereby Adam and Eve went after Eden. According to the book of Genesis, God banished them from the Garden and sent them their way. The next time the scripture talks of them is when Eve gets pregnant and gives birth to two of their sons, Cain and Abel.
Join me as I explore this topic and make the best attempt to come up with the most conclusive answers to questions such as why Adam and Eve went elsewhere after being kicked out of the Garden, what happened to them after they left, and what happened to the Garden of Eden after they left it.
Keep reading to discover this and more.
Why did Adam & Eve go somewhere else after being kicked out of the Garden of Eden?
According to the book of Genesis, Adam and Eve had to go elsewhere after being kicked out of the Garden because God could no longer allow them to live there due to their disobedience.
The scripture in Genesis 3:14-17 explains that due to Adam and Eve’s disobedience, they, including the serpent, were punished for their sin, then banished from the Garden of Eden.
In Genesis 3:24, it is explained that an angel, otherwise known as Cherubim, and a flaming sword were placed on the east of the Garden to guard the tree of life, thus preventing anybody from eating from it: “So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.”
What happened to Adam and Eve after they left the Garden of Eden?
After leaving the Garden of Eden, the place they settled in is not specified. Soon after, Eve became pregnant and bore their first son, Cain, and their second son, Abel.
According to Genesis 4:1-2, the following account talks of Eve getting pregnant and giving birth to their first son, Cain, after she and Adam are sent away from the Garden: “And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the Lord. And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.”
Soon after, she gets pregnant again with their second son, Abel.
What happened to the Garden of Eden after Adam and Eve left?
After Adam and Eve left, it is mentioned that a Cherubim and a flaming sword were placed at the east of the Garden to guard the Tree of Life so that no one would eat of it.
It is also speculated that the Garden was destroyed during the earthly flood in Noah’s time.
According to Genesis 3:24, after God had sent the man away from the Garden, a Cherubim, otherwise known as an angel, and a flaming sword were placed on the east of the Garden.
This was to guard the Tree of Life so that nobody may eat of it. It is suggested that anyone who would eat of it would live forever.
It is also speculated that The Garden was destroyed during the earthly flood. According to Genesis 7:19-23, the whole earth was covered with water when the flood came, and every living thing was destroyed.
It can be assumed that the Garden was among the ruined places since it may still have existed long after Adam and Eve had been sent away from it.
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