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Dear Gramps,

If the Garden of Eden was in Missouri, then how did Adam and Eve get to Egypt?

Age 13




Dear 13-year-old,

When Adam and Eve left the Garden of Eden to go out into the forbidding world, all the land masses were together. If you took a map of the world and looked at the contour of the eastern shores of North and South America you would find that they match pretty closely with the western shores of Europe and Africa. Then, if you could see into the abysmal depths of the Atlantic Ocean, you would find that the deepest trench between the two land masses follows a course rather parallel to the two shores. When the land masses came apart, maybe that’s where it happened.

The earth didn’t break up into more than one piece–in fact, the word continent doesn’t occur in any of the scriptures; the ancients called different lands that were surrounded by water isles. We read in Genesis 10:25 “And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg; for in his days was the earth divided.”

Peleg was born 1753 years after Adam and Eve were expelled from the Garden of Eden, or in 2247 BC, and he lived for 239 years. Adam lived forĀ 930 years, so he died 1453 years before Peleg was born. Peleg wasn’t born until 100 years after the Flood. He was a descendent of Shem, one of the three sons of Noah.

So the earth was divided sometime between 2247 and 2008 BC. Therefore, Adam, who lived in the Garden of Eden, near what is now Jackson County, Missouri, could have gone anywhere in the world without a boat.






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