Cherubim (Phoenician winged Sphinxes) guarding stylized "Sacred Tree" (Originally a mythical Egyptian Lotus Tree, on other occasions an Assyrian Date Palm). Note Date Palms behind Cherubs. This drawing is after a 5th century BCE bas-relief found in South Arabia (actually a Minaean bronze tablet measuring 44.5 x 27 centimeters). The Temple of Solomon had Cherubim and Palm Trees as decorations (1 Kings 6:32). 15th century CE Yemeni Jews understood that the Garden of Eden was somewhere in the Yemen (South Arabia). The Spanish Jew, Benjamin of Tudela stated that Aden was Eden. Several Medieval works placed Eden at Aden. The Book of Jubilees (ca. 160-100 BCE) claimed Eden was where Frankincense and Spices originated, and by 2nd century BCE times, Aden, the Yemen, and South Arabia, were understood to be the source of these products.
South Arabia bas-relief, bearing a South Arabian inscription (p.400, fig. 1391. H. Th. Bossert. ALTSYRIEN- Kunst und Handwerk in Cypern, Syrien, Palastina, Transjordanien und Arabien von den Anfangen bis zum Volligen aufgehen in der Greischisch-Romischen Kultur. Verlag Ernst Wasmuth. Tubingen. 1951)