How Long Were Adam and Eve in the Biblical Garden of Eden?

by Janice
(Grandview, Mo.)

I am trying to determine how long or how many years Adam and Eve were in the Biblical Garden of Eden before they were cast out of the garden ?

Adam and Eve were probably in the Garden for a number of years together without any physical intimacy. After being cast out of the garden, reproduction was one of the consequences.

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Aug 21, 2019
How long Adam and Eve in Eden.
by: Mark Wayne Nelson

Has to be less than 130 years. Because they had Cain when Adam was 130 yrs old. Cain was born in sin. Not in the Garden of Eden. Must minus 1 year as Cain was not conceived in the garden either. So the most years in garden is 129 yrs or less.

Mar 07, 2019
Value of non-canonical upon debate
by: Dawson Morrison

Opinion can be interesting. Regardless of opinion educated or otherwise, opinion is just that, opinion. Non-canonical works of any kind are not holy writ. Brilliant Scholars have offered a lot of material throughout the ages, but in the end, those are opinions. The Holy Bible is not based on opinion it is the direct communication of God to the holy man that wrote it. In the wisdom of God man is not privy to certain detail. Perhaps, we would worship an original manuscript of the Old and New Testament. Perhaps we would worship a peace of the Cross if we actually had that. Certain things just go unknown. My personal opinion, time as we know it existed from the first word of Genesis. Intimacy between Adam and Eve began the day that God presented her to him. Intimacy between the two exemplified the scripture which says they twain shall become one flesh. The physical Union between a man and a woman fulfills the Deep longing that was missing in Adams life.

Jan 11, 2013
Time in the Garden of Eden
by: Christian

Based on the years stated in the Genesis account of births beginning with Cain, the son of Adam, it seems logical to suppose that Adam and Eve were in the garden about 75 years, more or less.

Adam was 130 years old at the birth of Seth, having already had Cain, Abel, and other (female) children. Since Cain and Abel were grown men and able to offer their own sacrifices, we must suppose that they were probably over 30 years old, possibly nearer to 60 years old. It is certain that they were old enough to be independently responsible to God for their obedience, which argues for their marriage and establishment of a separate household.

This age for Cain subtracted from the age of Adam leaves from 70 to 100 years of life for Adam to have lived in the Garden of Eden. It is certain that Adam could not have spent much more than that amount of time in this earthly paradise. It does not speak well of Adam and Eve that they would not remain faithful any longer than that, but then, neither do we.

The Bible does say that near the birth of the son of Seth that "men began to call on the name of the Lord".

Jan 24, 2012
The Book of ADAM and EVE
by: Anonymous

Please read the Book of Adam and Eve, everything is there till their first intimacy contact. Lots of scripture has been lost, some deliberately, but what God wants us to find out He will let us find out.

Dec 31, 2011
Biblical Garden of Eden
by: Robert Marshall

In the first chapter of Genesis, God lays out His plan of creation. As He tells us about it, He is also speaking into existence all that He will create for the creation of man. It would be as though a mother and father are preparing for a newborn. Get the room ready for the new baby. Paint the room, buy cribs and clothing and other things for the newborn. God is preparing His room for the newborn. Chapter one of Genesis is the preparation chapter.

Chapter two is God doing what He said He would do in chapter one. We can see that there is no sin in the creation during this process. God breathed the breath of life into Adam. Adam was created from the dust of the earth. God later cursed the earth, so Adam who was from the dust of the earth was also cursed. God and only God can create man in His image. God knows good and evil, but only does good. Creating man in Gods image is a work in progress for man. Man was not in Gods image yet. Gods word says we do not know what we will become but we know we will be like Him, because we will see Him as he really is.

If we were created in Gods image, then why would we have to be changed. Because of evil. How do we know what good is, if we don't know evil. That is why God said, They are like Us, knowing good and evil. God has many attributes, mercy, compassion, forgiveness, and many others, Where would God use these attributes if we were perfect. God knew Adam would fail in his test of good and evil. He made a way out for man through Jesus. We are not yet in the image of God. Jesus death was only part of the redemption process.

We still must die for our sins, or be changed in the twinkling of an eye. When God is through with His creation process, then His plan will be complete. Then all who are given eternal life will be in the image of God.

Dec 31, 2011
Time in the Biblical Garden of Eden
by: Henry

The fascinating and wonderful teaching of Scripture is that it is not a general history of the World. It is a history of God's dealings with His creations. We are not told many things, from what I read, because they are not important to the Restoration of mankind back to the image of God.

I do not believe that "time" as we understand it today existed before sin. That being the case, from our human reasoning,I don't think we could comprehend that period of world history.

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