Genesis 2:10

Hebrew Bible

9 The Lord God made all kinds of trees grow from the soil, every tree that was pleasing to look at and good for food. (Now the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil were in the middle of the orchard.) 10 Now a river flows from Eden to water the orchard, and from there it divides into four headstreams. 11 The name of the first is Pishon; it runs through the entire land of Havilah, where there is gold.

Ezekiel 28:14

Hebrew Bible

13 You were in Eden, the garden of God. Every precious stone was your covering, the ruby, topaz, and emerald, the chrysolite, onyx, and jasper, the sapphire, turquoise, and beryl; your settings and mounts were made of gold. On the day you were created they were prepared. 14 I placed you there with an anointed guardian cherub; you were on the holy mountain of God; you walked about amidst fiery stones. 15 You were blameless in your behavior from the day you were created, until sin was discovered in you.

 Notes and References

"... Although Eden is not explicitly described as the mountain of YHWH in Genesis, Ezekiel 28:14 seems to presuppose such an understanding. Moreover, the idea of Eden being a raised locale is implied in Genesis 2:10, where a river flows “from Eden” (ןדעמ) before splitting into four rivers that water the earth. Simple hydrology indicates that Eden must be higher. Morales’s application of his cosmic mountain pattern to the Eden narrative is thus not without warrant. This cosmic mountain motif adds to the creation and exodus accounts an overtone of gate liturgy with its primary underlying question: Who shall ascend the mount of YHWH? ..."

Harper, G. Geoffrey "I Will Walk among You": The Rhetorical Function of Allusion to Genesis 1-3 in the Book of Leviticus (p. 244) Eisenbrauns, 2018

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