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How Long Did Adam & Eve Live In The Garden Of Eden?

God created heaven and earth in 6 days and rested on the 7th day. How many days, or weeks or months or years did Adam and Eve live in the Garden of Eden before they were driven out of it by God??

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@altheia

You quoted NIV. why don't you check the footnote of your Niv. Of verse two. Note "e" You will find that that you NIV says "the earth possibly became void and empty". The earth wasn't created void and empty.   

Isaiah 45:18

18 For thus saith the Lord that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I[ am] the LORD; and[ there is] none else.

My dictionary translates replenish as refill.

I checked your webster dictionary , it gave 2 meanings and I could see how you turned blind eye tooth refill there in no2

a : to fill with persons or animals : stock

b archaic : to supply fully : perfect

c : to fill with inspiration or power : nourish

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a : to fill or build up again <replenished his glass>

b : to make good : replace

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^^^

@Joagbaje: still peddling your craft? Your assertions above were refuted on another thread here and is reproduced in part below. In any case what has that got to do with how long Adam was in the Garden?

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Genesis 1:2

2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness[ was] upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

Bible explains bible. Jeremiah gave account of what led to the recreation .

Jeremiah 4:23-26

23 I beheld the earth, and, lo,[ it was] without form, and void; and the heavens, and they[ had] no light. 24 I beheld the mountains, and, lo, they trembled, and all the hills moved lightly. 25 I beheld, and, lo,[ there was] no man, and all the birds of the heavens were fled. [/b]26 I beheld, and, lo, the [b]fruitful place[ was] a wilderness, and all the cities thereof were broken down at the presence of the Lord,[ and] by his fierce anger.

There were once men , birds , animal and light in the before the six day of Adam.

Genesis 1:28

28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth,

To "re-plenish" means to fill it up the second time. That means the earth was once inhabited.

These are bible verses and not mans addition. And I think the man addition I'm seeing here is the CHICK PUBLICATION CARTOONS! They have printed many errors in time past.

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See. Anyone who's read the bible knows that what you posted is incorrect.

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Let me explain the recreation issue.

We discussed this in another thread. Genesis 1:1 deals with a perfect world with it's social structures . But that world was destroyed by a flood after the fall of lucifer. This affected the heaven and the earth. In verse 2 of genesis 1. God began a recreation . That's what I mean by recreation. Because God began to re-create what was there before. Sun moon , trees etc

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Pls let's avoid modifying another persons post. I didn't say the book of genesis was a book of recreation. I said what happened in the the six day was a recreation. And if anyone didn't. Understand it, he should rather ask for further explanation.

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Now genesis is a book of re-creation sounds like shifting the goal post in the middle of the game.

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Genesis 1v1. In the beginning God CREATED. Why on earth would somebody with an affinity to a church claim it is not necessarily creation but recreation? Is controversy your only tactic for winning people over.

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Mr adegbu, can you throw light on your post?

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Hebrew was the language God used to create earth and heaven, maybe hell.

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Adam & Eve were removed from the garden on the new moon of the fourth month of the 8th year after creation (Jubilees 3:33)

David

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this is my own personal belief as the garden of eden never existed as stated in the bible, the adam and eve characters are just mythical

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I agree with David. Pointless discussion.

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Pls someone, a very good christian should help us with the answer.

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Just want to keep statistics. I know Noah was in the ark for 40 days and 40 nights; and Jonah was in the fish belly for 3 days and 3 nights, Jesus was in the wilderness for 40 days and 40 nights, etc. is there anything wrong in knowing that of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden??

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and pray how does this help our christian faith?

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i'm sure the muslims will have it in their koran; may be we'll contact them.

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@stimulus

a whole respected christian like you? you mean you don't know how long Adam and Eve stayed in the Garden of Eden before they were driven out? I was relying on you oo!!

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@ishmael,

My bros ishmael, honesty stimulus doesn't know that much, neither does he pretend knowledge that he doesn't have. The one thing I do know, however, is that Adam lived that long to be nine hundred and thirty years before he died (Gen. 5:5).

The question you posed is as much a blanket one that leads nowhere in the same lane as you will find other questions running. For instance, someone could as well ask, 'How long did Adam and Eve live outside the Garden?' What would be your answer to that, ishmael? Anything you and I offer as answers to those two questions would be strictly our personal opinions and nothing more - unless we can categorically prove such answers with texts from the Bible.

The essential thing for me is that Adam and Eve were in the Garden1, ate from the tree of which they were expressly forbidden2, were subsequently driven out3; but a promise of redemption made in reference to the Fall4.

That prophecy has been fulfilled in Christ5, and by God's grace millions (including me) have believed on Him to the saving of the soul6, and the obtaining of a far more eternal weight of glory7.

Shalom.

Notes

1. Gen. 3:8

2. Gen. 2:17 and 3:6

3. Gen. 3:24

4. Gen. 3:15

5. Gal. 4:4

6. Heb. 10:39

7. 2 Cor. 4:17

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