Books of Enoch, particularly 2 Enoch. These books contain Jewish tradition, yet are outside of mainstream Judaism. They were not accepted by the Pharisees. They were apparently written around the time Jesus was born, and in Apocalyptic style (world will end with that present generation) the style in which the books of Daniel and Revelation were written.
Enoch places Eden in the Third Heaven. I’ve only read a summary of this a long time ago, so fair warning I may not be recalling everything correctly. The gist of the story is that some of the inhabitants of heaven withdrew to a place in heaven that was not that close to God. They wanted to be like God and show that they, even if they knew evil, could overcome it. Of course, God got wind of their experiment, said, Fine, but you are not doing this in heaven. So, He provided them a place (Earth) where they could carry out their plans without infecting or contaminating heaven. (Outside the Jewish community some Christians who have read Enoch wonder if this can be the one-third of heavenly beings swept from heaven that is referenced in Revelation.)
In any case, these being agreed to leave heaven and come to earth, even though that meant also accepting an existence that meant working the earth to provide for themselves, and childbirth would not be pleasant.
What I see in both stories is that what began without God’s permission, did gain His permission–but that their experiment was not going to be in Eden (the name means delight) or heaven. Nor could they live forever in this existence. They would eventually have to suffer death and judgment–either returning fully to God or eternal separation.