Interestingly, fig leaves in Eden also presents a problem for Mormonism. The Mormon scripture of Moses 4:13 reads the same as Genesis 3:7, about sewing fig leaves together. However, Mormonism also teaches that Eden was “located on what is now the North American continent,” near what it calls “Adam-ondi-Ahman,” located by its founding prophet Joseph Smith in northwestern Missouri. However, at least three things contradict Joseph Smith's identification:
- There is no evidence, fossil or otherwise, of fig trees existing anywhere in Missouri in antediluvian times, or even in ancient times.
- Genesis 2:8 says Eden was “toward the east.” Moses wrote that in the Middle East, so it was east of his position. America is west. Wrong direction.
- If Noah's ark was constructed in or near Missouri, then how did it float half-way around the globe to the “mountains of Ararat”? (Genesis 8:4) There is nothing in the account indicating that it floated that great distance. This is a fatal flaw on Joseph Smith's part.
 "Fig." Insight on the Scriptures, vol. 1.
 "Sewing." Insight on the Scriptures, vol. 2.
 "Eden, Garden of." [Mormon] Bible Dictionary. http://lds.org/scriptures/bd/eden-garden-of?lang=eng&letter=e
 Doctrine and Covenants 116:1, dated May 19, 1838. "10. The Valley of Adam-ondi-Ahman." Church History Photos. https://www.lds.org/scriptures/history-photos/photo-10?lang=eng
 See the parallel Mormon scriptures Moses 3:8 and Abraham 5:8, as well as the JST (Joseph Smith Translation) version of Genesis 2:8 (2:10). Joseph Smith agreed with Genesis 2:8 that it was east, yet then chose a location to the west.
 In the JST Genesis 8:4 is found in 8:49, where it reads that the ark landed “upon the mountain of Ararat.” However, the Bible is not that specific, and must be considered as more reasonable than specifying Mount Ararat, even though it has long been considered to be the location of where the ark rested. (I will close this footnote by confessing that I used to believe that the ark landed on Mount Ararat, but after researching this matter objectively, I no longer do. Thus, I see this specific identification in the JST to be another flaw in the Mormon paradigm.) See: Mount Ararat Landing? http://jimspace3000.blogspot.com/2015/12/mount-ararat-landing.html
Mormonism and the Eden Direction Dilemma http://jimspace3000.blogspot.com/2013/08/mormonism-and-eden-direction-dilemma.html