Stone of Abel
A clue to the near location of Eden, after Adam and Eve were expelled?
Stones were often used to mark territories of individuals, or groups.
1Sa 6:18 And the golden mice, [according to] the number of all the cities of the Philistines [belonging] to the five lords, [both] of fenced cities, and of country villages, even unto the great [stone of] Abel, whereon they set down the ark of the LORD: [which stone remaineth] unto this day in the field of Joshua, of Beth Shemesh.
While the Garden of Eden was “sealed” and so we debate its location, we can assume, since Adam and Eve were on foot, that they did not stray far from the entrance of the Garden.
Also, a location where Abel was still alive would be a clue to their new home after the expulsion.
There is a place in Israel called Beth Shemesh ( House of the Sun, or Sun Temple).
On a modern map it is south of Jerusalem.
There is a place in the outskirts of Jerusalem named Adam.
There is also an ancient map which locates “ABEL” near the sea of Galilee.
Green marks the ABEL locations and red marks Beth Shemesh, Notice they are not far apart:
So, it is possible that the “Stone of Abel,” son of Adam and Eve, is a marker for where he grew up?
If so, then maybe the location of the original Garden of Eden is nearby.
Other thoughts on the Garden of Eden: