There is one concept that I never mentioned because it questions the root of human thought (which cannot actually be firmly acknowledged and well established anyway).
Our accepted mode/method of human understanding and perception (limited to physical senses) seems to encourage a limited and simplistic view of what reality actually is.
The one concept I always avoided mentioning is that scripture is expressed often with poetic license (parabolic expression……metaphorical and philosophical analogies, comparative summaries/figureheads/personifications, etc.) and brings into question the actual role of who is being represented in the chosen manner of expression.
At the time, the “Garden of Eden” might simply have been the only available and fully accepted/understood cultural expression of a utopia (as our modern day idioms are used).
There is nothing to suggest that all scripture translators and scribes were “on the same page” (there is much disagreement and controversy IN SCRIPTURE ITSELF).
In fact, I see absolutely no evidence or indication that scripture was definitely NOT recorded WITHOUT the bias of cultural preference (Paul tells the truth about the forefathers preference to disregard Moses because they insisted on following the foreign gods they became accustomed to in Egypt). ……in other words, it would be unreasonable to believe scripture remains unadulterated.