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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Gardens

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Mentioned in Scripture, of Eden (Genesis 2:8,9 ); Ahab's garden of herbs (1 Kings 21:2 ); the royal garden (2 Kings 21:18 ); the royal garden at Susa (Esther 1:5 ); the garden of Joseph of Arimathea (John 19:41 ); of Gethsemane (John 18:1 ).

The "king's garden" mentioned 2 Kings 25:4 , Nehemiah 3:15 , was near the Pool of Siloam.

Gardens were surrounded by hedges of thorns (Isaiah 5:5 ) or by walls of stone (Proverbs 24:31 ). "Watch-towers" or "lodges" were also built in them (Isaiah 1:8; Mark 12:1 ), in which their keepers sat. On account of their retirement they were frequently used as places for secret prayer and communion with God (Genesis 24:63; Matthew 26:30-36; John 1:48; 18:1,2 ). The dead were sometimes buried in gardens (Genesis 23:19,20; 2 Kings 21:18,26; 1 Samuel 25:1; Mark 15:46; John 19:41 ). (See PARADISE .)

Copyright Statement
These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

Bibliography Information
Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Gardens'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ebd/g/gardens.html. 1897.

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