The End Brings Us Back to the Beginning…

“We should see a special connection between the very beginning of the Bible and its end.  Genesis 1-2 narrates the creation of the cosmos and humanity.  God places Adam (man) and Eve (woman) is the Garden of Eden that contains the Tree of Life.  Genesis 3 narrates the fracture of the relationship, and from that point through Revelation 20 we hear the story of redemption, how God pursued humans to restore his blessing on them.  It is of great significance that the last two chapters of Revelation (Ch. 21-22) use language reminiscent of the Garden of Eden to describe the time of final reunion with God.  The end brings us back to the beginning.”

Tremper Longman, How to Read Genesis