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(behth-ee' dehn) Place name meaning, “house of bliss.” Amos announced God's threat to take the royal house out of Beth-eden or the “house of Eden” (KJV) (Amos 1:5 ). He was obviously referring to a place in Syria. Assyrian records refer to Bit-adini, a city-state between the Euphrates and Balik rivers, somewhat north of Syria proper. Ashurbanipal II conquered it in 856 B.C. An Assyrian representative bragged about conquering Beth-Eden, urging Hezekiah to surrender about 701 B.C. (2 Kings 19:12 ). Ezekiel included Eden as one of the states who had traded with Tyre (Ezekiel 27:23 ).

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Beth-Eden'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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