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him into the Garden of Eden, to dress it and to keep it."
— (Gen. ii. 15.) The location of this garden was east¬
ward from Canaan, and north from the river Gihon, the
land of Ethiopia. — (Gen. ii. 13.) The soil of Eden
was very rich, and blink; it produced the richest fruit
and trees of all the earth.
THE FALL OF MAN —HIS LOCATION.
The transgression of Adam and Eve, commonly called
the fall of man, took place, probably, soon after the cre¬
ation, and has been most awful in its consequences. For
their transgression, Adam and his companion were driv¬
en out of the garden, to till the ground of Ethiopia, it
needing cultivation in consequence of the curse.—(Gen.
iii. 17.) Adam and his posterity settled on the river Gi¬
hon, that went out of the Garden of Eden, and compass¬
ed the whole land (or country) of Ethiopia; and they
tilled the ground, from which Adam was taken. — (Gen.
ii. 13: iii. 23.)
The word Ji-lam is derived as follows: Adam, Adamah,
Adami, Admah — which means earthy. The earth is a
rich, dark substance, and from it our first parents were
taken. Now if we admit that Dr Brown's and other Bi¬
ble Dictionaries are correct in their explanations of the
meaning of terms, then the deduction must be that Ethi¬
opia (Gen. ii. 13,) was black, and the first people were
Ethiopians, or blacks.
THE SONS OF ADAM.
Cain and Abel were the first offspring of Adam and
Eve. Cain was a tiller of the ground; Abel a keeper of
sheep. In process of time, it came to pass that Cain
brought, of the fruit of the ground, an offering unto the
Lord; and Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his
flock, and of the fat thereof. And the Lord had respect
unto Abel and to his offering; but unto Cain and to his
offering he had not respect. Hence arose, on the part
of Cain, a disaffection towards his brother, which result¬
ed in the death of Abel, about thirty years after the ere-