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Aaron ben Elijah

Aaron ben Elijah  

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(?1328–69).Karaite Jewish philosopher and exegete. His greatest work was the trilogy Ez Hayyim (Tree of Life), Gan Eden (Garden of Eden), and Keter Torah (Crown of the Law).
Adam

Adam  

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First human being. Created to be God's vicegerent (steward) on earth. The Quran records Adam's fall from grace as the result of disobedience to God's commands but, unlike Christian tradition, the ...
Adam and Eve

Adam and Eve  

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The first parents of the human race, whose story is told in the opening chapters of the book of Genesis. There is no doubt that until the nineteenth century Adam and Eve were held to be historical ...
Adam's Bridge

Adam's Bridge  

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The chain of small islands linking S. India to N. Śri Lankā, which could be crossed on foot until the 15th cent., when storms widened the gaps. According to Rāmāyaṇa ...
artist and the garden

artist and the garden  

The Middle AgesThe representation of actual gardens is a Renaissance phenomenon which stemmed from the new impulse to record the surface externals of the natural world. That was made ...
Biblical creation

Biblical creation  

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The creation myth of Genesis in the Torah, the first part of what Christians call the Old Testament section of the Bible, is, in fact, at least two myths influenced ...
Cain

Cain  

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The elder son of Adam and Eve. Cain offered fruits of the earth (he was a farmer) to the Lord, but they were rejected; whereas his brother Abel offered meat, which was accepted (Gen. 4). How the ...
cherubim

cherubim  

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The Hebrew word, which is plural in form, denotes the second of the nine orders of angels.
Eden

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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(perhaps Heb., ‘be fruitful’, or Sumerian ‘flat plain’).

The dwelling place created by God for Adam and Eve. The

Eden

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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An area in southern *Mesopotamia where *Adam and *Eve were placed according to the *myth of

Eden

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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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 ... More
Eden and other Gardens

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The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature

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Gardens of “Eden” (Hebrew, “delight”) have represented the womb of human creation and culture, the expectation of happiness and desire

Eden, Garden of

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World Encyclopedia

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In Genesis 2, garden created by God as the home of Adam and Eve. They lived in the garden

Eden, The Garden of

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The Oxford Guide to People and Places of the Bible

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A garden of trees and lush vegetation planted by God and occupied by Adam and Eve. The meaning of

Eden, The Garden of

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The Oxford Companion to the Bible

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A garden of trees and lush vegetation planted by God and occupied by Adam and Eve (Gen. 2–3).

EDEN, GARDEN OF

EDEN, GARDEN OF   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion (2 ed.)

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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

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The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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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 ... More
Eve

Eve  

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Arabic Hawwa. Wife of Adam. She is not named in the Quran; her name is known through oral tradition (hadith). Unlike the Old Testament, the Quran does not present her as responsible for tempting ...
Fall

Fall  

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The lapse of humankind into a state of sin, ascribed in traditional Jewish and Christian theology to the disobedience of Adam and Eve as described in Genesis; also called the Fall of Man.In North ...
garden

garden  

A plot of ground on which plants (flowers, vegetables, fruits, or herbs) are cultivated. See also horticulture, market garden.

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