Defending God's Word_02

The account at Genesis 2:10-14 gives geographical details about the Garden of Eden. Moses wrote that one river was “the one going to the east of Assyria.” However, the land of Assyria received its name from Asshur, the son of Shem born after the Flood. (Genesis 10:8-11, 22; Ezekiel 27:23; Micah 5:6) Clearly, in his accurate, inspired description, Moses merely used the term “Assyria” to denote to a region that his readers would have been aware of.