I recently watched InspiringPhilosophy’s video on the Garden of Eden, which you can watch here:
I found it fascinating, however IP only sees it as evidence for an early date to Genesis 2-3. I would agree with him here, but I see something more.
As Pete Enns notes, there are considerable parallels between the story of Adam and that of Israel. Though I would argue (especially if Richard E Friedman’s theory on the Exodus is correct) that the parallels between Adam and the tribe of Levi are greater, since Adam was placed in the Garden of Eden to work and keep it, a priestly role. Indeed, the descriptions of Eden in Ezekiel 28 seem to match the description of the temple.
So I was wondering, in Genesis 1-3, do we have an astonishingly accurate prophecy of the rest of the Hebrew Bible? And is a being who is outside of time the best explanation for this?