The Bible should be read literally as a historic/scientific document;
There are a number of places on Earth known for the presence of immortality, one of the best known is; The Garden of Eden because of the bible. Not a myth nor fanciful but the repository of ancient memories; that the Bible should be read literally as a historic/scientific document;
"And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man
whom he had formed" (Genesis 2:8). "
Location: And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads. The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold; and the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone. And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia. And the name of the third river is Hiddekel [Tigris]: that is it which goeth toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates" (Genesis -14).that in general ancient civilizations are older and greater than assumed. There are many old civilizations lost due to climate change accumulating in the Big Flood. From the beginning, water has furnished man with a source of food and a way to travel. The first known civilizations developed where water was a dominant element in the environment, river delta’s with access to the Sea & Ocean. Unless they are hemmed in by the hand of man all streams will flow in curves. Shifting its course, moving sideways, however cities do not and could get isolated, losing out on trade. This meandering is more noticeable in flat valleys, where banks erode easily. Meandering over the flood-plains and building deltas. Even before Egyptian civilization arose out of the jungle swamps of the Nile delta, Mesopotamian civilization had emerged from the delta marshes of the Tigris and Euphrates, today Iraq. The Mesopotamians were not only concerned with flood control and irrigation but also with urban water supply and the creation of water highways for there boots and barges. Both rivers are unpredictability and vary a lot, a major problem. The Mesopotamians developed and build a system of canals, dikes, reservoirs more complex than most people do imagine. During 3000BC, every major Mesopotamian city was the centre of a canal network reaching to the outermost limits of the city’s authority. In addition, the Babylonians, the most famous lawmakers of antiquity, devised edicts regulating water usage. Due to the rise of the sea level all major cities did disappear under the waves.
It is a tale of rich complexity, beginning 30 millennia before the birth of
Christ. Of climatic shifts from moist to arid to moist again, with consequently movements eddying back and forth across, and up and down the Middle East along the main rivers the Euphrates and Tigris. The myriad peoples, there were hunter-gatherers whom agriculturists had displaced, the prehistoric Ubaidians who built cities and the Sumerians who invented writing and the Assyrians who documented the developments and history as well as its legend of a luxuriantly lovely land, an Eden called Dilmun. Finally there were Kashshites in Mesopotamia, contemporaries of the Israelites on route to the Promised Land, then forming the state of Israel.