East of Eden Project

Avery, Sophie, Caden, Katelyn, and Sarah

The Garden of Eden

The garden of Eden is a biblical earth paradise was inhabited by the first man and woman (Adam and Eve) prior to their expulsion from the garden for disobeying the commandments of God. According to the Genesis story of the creation and fall of man, out of Eden, east of Israel rivers flowed to the four corners of the world. The story of the Garden of Eden is a theological use of mythological themes to explain human progression from a state of innocence and bliss to the present human condition of knowledge of sin, misery, and death.


God created Adam from dust from the Earth. Adam got lonely so God created Eve from Adam's rib. He is eventually tricked into eating a sinful apple. Adam is a kind but flawed man that makes bad decisions at the wrong times. He is too trusting and is totally blindsided about how people really are. Therefore, he is oblivious to scheming and manipulation. He eventually sins when he gives into the scheming and manipulation. As he has his own kids, he is not the ideal father that he should be and grows distant and doesn't realize his favoritism towards his sons.


Eve was created by God from Adam's rib as the first woman on Earth. The Serpent was able to convince her to eat from the tree of knowledge-the one restriction that God gave her and Adam-showing her gullibility. Eve continued on to persuade Adam to also eat from the tree, showing that she can be manipulative. God punished her inability to be obedient by punishing her(along with all women) with subordination to man.

Original Sin

Original sin is the sin into which each human is born into according to the Christian faith. Traditionally, the origin sin started with the sin of the first man, his name was Adam. He disobeyed God by eating the forbidden fruit. Showing that he is cunning, disobedient, and sly. The forbidden fruit held the of knowledge of good and evil. By eating the fruit it showed God's almighty power, and supervision over Adam by punishing him in a way that will last for ever. By transmitted his sin and guilt to his descendants, the ultimate punishment.

Land of Nod

Was where Cain settled after he was punished by God for the murder of his brother Abel (Genesis 4:8). The Bible reads, “Then Cain went away from the presence of the LORD and settled in the land of Nod, east of Eden” (Genesis 4:16). No one knows where the land of Nod was located, only that it was east of Eden. The Bible does not mention the land of Nod again.