Eden, Garden of

The delightful place at the centre of God’s creation. It was here humanity, the crowning glory of His creation, made in His own image, had close fellowship with Him. When Adam and Eve yielded to Satan’s temptation and sinned by eating the forbidden fruit they were driven out and never allowed back in (Gen 2:8-3:24). Its location is understood to have been in modern day Iraq.  

See also: Adam, creation, Eve, fall.