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the place (more fully, the Garden of Eden) where Adam and Eve lived in the biblical account of the Creation, from which they were expelled for disobediently eating the fruit of the tree of knowledge....
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A garden of trees and lush vegetation planted by God and occupied by Adam and Eve. The meaning of
EDEN, GARDEN OF Reference library
Occasionally called “the garden of YHVH” (Gn. 13.10; Is. 51.3) and “the garden of Elohim” (Ez. 28.13, 31.8–9). According to the biblical tale, God planted a garden in Eden (...
Eden, Garden of Reference library
The creation of the Garden of Eden is described in the second chapter of the Book of Genesis of the Authorized Version of the Holy Bible: ‘And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. And out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food … And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became four heads.’ Attempts to locate the historic site of Eden, and to determine the date of its making, have not been successful. However, its symbolic value has been a potent influence in garden history. It is sometimes said that the four-part division of Islamic gardens, with cross-axial rills, was inspired by Eden. However, D. Fairchild Ruggles in ...