Introduction

In the previous post, we discovered that the Garden of Eden, figuratively called the Vineyard in Isaiah 5, was a place where humans lived.  Today we will explore the revelation that there was a place of worship in the  Garden of Eden.

Here is the hidden revelation in the text of Isaiah 5:

I will sing to my wellbeloved a song of my beloved touching his vineyard. My wellbeloved hath a vineyard in a very fruitful hill:

And he fenced it, and gathered out the stones thereof, and planted it with the choicest vine, and built a tower in the midst of it, and also made a winepress therein: and he looked that it should bring forth grapes, and it brought forth wild grapes

 

3. God fenced the vineyard

`Azaq   (H5823) is the Hebrew word used in the text for ‘fenced.”  It means that God dug up  ground around the vineyard in order to loosen the soil. He also removed the stones in order to prepare the earth for planting.

God’s fencing of the vineyard indicates that He defined its geographic boundaries. Genesis 3: 24 revealed that the Garden of Eden had geographic boundaries because  Guardian Cherubims were placed at its east border in order to prevent Adam and Eve from reentry and accessing the Tree of Life after they were expelled.

 

4. God planted the vineyard with the choicest vine

Soreq (H8321) is the Hebrew word used for “it with the choicest vine.”  Synonyms include choice vine and noble vine. The word “choicest” tells us that Adam and  Eve were the excellence and best of God’s human creation.

God created Adam and Eve in His image and likeness and placed them there. They were His “well beloved” and the members of the God Family would visit to have fellowship with them.

Soreq comes from saruq (H8320) which means reddish, and an indicator of the skin color of the humans God created.  Click the link to read more about Adam and Eve’s race.

 

5. God “built a tower” in the middle of the vineyard

Tower or migdal  has two meanings in the Old Testament scriptures – place of defense and pulpit.

a. Place of defense – a tower  or migdal was a place of defense (bunker) located in ancient cities. God is referred to in scriptures as a high tower. He was Adam and Eve’s protector from the adversary. However, they were not able to discern satan’s  lies and  did not seek the protection of their Father.  Migdal also indicates that Adam and Eve were surrounded by Guardian Angels.

Note that God built a tower in the middle of this fruitful hill. Since cities and towers were associated in scripture,  I am led to believe that Eden was actually a lush city or dwelling place.

b. Pulpit – migdal also means pulpit, “a platform or raised structure in a church, from which the sermon is delivered” (dictionary.com).

There was a place of worship and teaching in the Garden of Eden – a church if you please.

Genesis reveals that God would visit Adam and Eve to teach them and to fellowship with them. He taught them the doctrines of the faith. One of  these doctrines was their relationship with satan – they were not to eat from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil.

I also learnt from scriptures that towers were built in cities and forests.  Towers indicate that Eden  had dwelling places and cities.  Following the example set for him, Cain left his family home and built a city.

My curiosity about  the location of the Garden is now further intensified. Blessings, peace and angelic prosperity.

 

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