Eden as Temple

William J. Hamblin and David Rolph Seely compare Eden to the Tabernacle and Temple:

The same Hebrew word, hithallek, used to described God “walking to and fro” in the Garden, also describes his divine presence in the Tabernacle (Lev. 26:12; Deut. 23:14). The same word God used when he commanded Adam and Eve to “work” in the Garden – avodah – is used to describe the “service” of the Tabernacle performed by the priesthood. The precious onyx stones mentioned in Eden decorated the Tabernacle and were worn on the shoulders of the high priest (Exod. 25:7; 28:9, 20).

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