At the end of the third day the Earth is a hollow sphere covered with lush vegetation. The land mass covers the majority of it's surface. The the dry ground is described as having four major geographic areas.
The fountains of the great deep are channels through the crust and mantle of the original Earth through which water drained into the great deep. They were later used to flood the Earth in the time of Noah.
The east of Eden may seem like a vague reference, particularly if we were asking for directions, but it may be the location of an intriguing event which may have jump started the development of technology.
According to Ezekiel the anointed Cherub had finely crafted garments and played musical instruments. He was stationed on the East of Eden. Remember that.
We're told that the anointed cherub was in Eden the garden of God. He was upon the holy mountain of God and walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire until iniquity was found in him.
In the Bible the tree of life is used to refer to an actual tree which has leaves and fruit, but it's also used euphemistically to refer to the fruits of seeking and gaining wisdom.
Creation was corrupted before Adam and Eve sinned in the garden of Eden. It was created in a corrupted state in order to manifest free will. We can prove it using a process we call deductive questioning.
Can we by searching find out God? The clear implication is that no, we can't, but there's something important to remember whenever we contemplate passages from the book of Job: Who's speaking?
The plan for WHY? is a year-long daily devotional in which divine creation and it's entropic decay pivot on the fall of man, the disobedience of Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden.
During the time that we (that's me and the Holy spirit) were at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill we were the teaching assistant for Biology 43, Local Flora, for two spring semesters.