The Bible is its best commentator!
Stop regarding man in whose nostrils is breath, for of what account is he? (Isaiah 2:22)
For the history buffs and the trivia lover this post-flood record will fascinate:
The Masoretic Text of the Torah places the Great Deluge 1,656 years after Creation, or 1656 AM (Anno Mundi,"Year of the World")
But, the Bible is its own best commentator, and is also above all other ancient texts. It does not need mankind's history to support its facts.
It teaches from yesterday that we all will start again tomorrow, so learn its history.
When men comment on Scripture, at best, it is a human's frail attempt to explain God's thoughts after Him.
Eden, original sin, serpents, nephilim and the flood are all too easy for doubting. They appear so fanciful. This is now an indelible shadow of mans' 'modern' enlightenment.
Proud men are eager to shake the Bible, be divisive and so disbelieve.
Mankind in a persistent and unwitting foolishness consults the Tree of Knowledge to illumine God's unalterable, historical truths explained by the Tree of Life.
The Tree of Life only delivers pure light to men, but the Tree of Knowledge always parks darkness and shadows beside its light.
Eden was lost in the flood. Prior to the flood it was as real as you or I am today.
The pundits and 'the wise' alike dismiss the Eden story as myth, or mere Hebrew poetry. But, the Bible itself does not.
LEARN THIS please, I repeat - the Bible is the best commentary on itself.
Biblical facts to illustrate that the garden of Eden is no myth, there are:
- 12 Old Testament verses that speak of Eden as real.
- 22 Old and New Testament verses that speak to Adam as true. (Note - some of the Bible's genealogies too begin with Adam.)
- 20 verses across Scripture that speak of a true Tree of Life.
Eden is as true as the flood, and the collapse of the Tower of Babel.
Don't doubt the Bible or find flaws with it, for man cannot judge God. God is answerable to no-one. No man can call God to account.
and God does according to His will among the host of heaven and among the inhabitants of the earth; and none can stay His hand or say to Him, “What have you done?” (Daniel 4:35)
Scripture is Divine self-testimony. ~ J.I. Packer
Today's Soul Snippet:
'God wants us to reason together with Him on the basis of revelation, not on the basis of our own poor logic.' ~ Vance Havner