Precisely. Therefore you can't say it was Eden before the fall and that's why they could eat everything
In the Biblical sense, Eden means:
The garden of God and the first home of Adam and Eve. Also called Garden of Eden
A delightful place; a paradise.
A state of innocence, bliss, or ultimate happiness.
Definition, Synonyms, Translations of Eden by The Free Dictionary
YES, it was EDEN before the fall! They didn't have to do anything at all! Everything they needed was there!
Lol, will you read the curse of God on them because of their fall!
16 To the woman he said,
“I will make your pains in childbearing very severe;
with painful labor you will give birth to children.
Your desire will be for your husband,
and he will rule over you.”
17 To Adam he said, “Because you listened to your wife and ate fruit from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘You must not eat from it,’
“Cursed is the ground because of you;
through painful toil you will eat food from it
all the days of your life.
18 It will produce thorns and thistles for you,
and you will eat the plants of the field.
19 By the sweat of your brow
you will eat your food
until you return to the ground,
since from it you were taken;
for dust you are
and to dust you will return.”
(from the whole earth — note:
"The garden in which our first parents dewlt ( Genesis 2:8-17 ). No geographical question has been so much discussed as that bearing on its site. It has been placed in Armenia, in the region west of the Caspian Sea, in Media, near Damascus, in Palestine, in Southern Arabia, and in Babylonia. The site must undoubtedly be sought for somewhere along the course of the great streams the Tigris and the Euphrates of Western Asia, in "the land of Shinar" or Babylonia. The region from about lat. 33 degrees 30' to lat. 31 degrees, which is a very rich and fertile tract, has been by the most competent authorities agreed on as the probable site of Eden. "It is a region where streams abound, where they divide and re-unite, where alone in the Mesopotamian tract can be found the phenomenon of a single river parting into four arms, each of which is or has been a river of consequence.""(...) [/q
Also if at the time of Noah, there had been uneatable plants, shouldn't it have been somehow acknowledged here:
Gen. 9:3 "Everything that lives and moves about will be food for you. Just as I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything."
Noah already knew there were uneatable plants even before the FLOOD!
Thistles and thorns
have sprung up long before
Noah and his ancestors were even born!
Some thorns are poisonous!
Thistles and thorns have been mentioned numerous times in the Bible - they are not good!
Gen 9 is simply an official
declaration of God's COVENANT
with him! It is a formal, and binding agreement.
It's another beginning for mankind
since all people have been practically wiped out except these few who were saved.
It repeats the declaration of God to Adam and Eve. This part:
28 And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
Mankind still has dominion over every living things on earth! Mankind should be fruitful and fill the earth.
Then God blessed Noah and his sons, saying to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the earth.
2 The fear and dread of you will fall on all the beasts of the earth, and on all the birds in the sky, on every creature that moves along the ground, and on all the fish in the sea; they are given into your hands.
3 Everything that lives and moves about will be food for you. Just as I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything.
There are also conditions attached to this covenant.