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Eden, The Garden of

Eden, The Garden of   Reference library

The Oxford Guide to People and Places of the Bible

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2002
Subject:
Religion
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322 words

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

Garden of Eden

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A Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion

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2003
Subject:
Religion
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101 words

Heb. Gan Eden (Eden is a place-name but the word means ‘fruitful’), the abode of Adam and Eve before they

Eden

Eden   Reference library

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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2003
Subject:
Religion
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44 words

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

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

Eden, The Garden of

Eden, The Garden of   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Bible

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Religion
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346 words

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

Eden

Eden   Quick reference

A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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2010
Subject:
Religion
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80 words

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

Eden, Garden of

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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Encyclopedias
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56 words

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

EDEN, GARDEN OF

EDEN, GARDEN OF   Reference library

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

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2011
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Religion
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601 words

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 and other Gardens

Eden and other Gardens   Reference library

The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature

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2010
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Religion, Social sciences
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2,698 words

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

Eden, Garden of

Eden, Garden of   Reference library

Patrick Taylor

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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2006
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
Eden

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

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2006
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

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