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People's Dictionary of the Bible

Eden

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Eden (ç'den), pleasantness. 1. The home of Adam and Eve before their fell. Genesis 2:15. Its site has not been fixed. Two of its rivers are identified, the Euphrates, and the Hiddekel or Tigris; the others are disputed. Some say Gihon was the Kile and Pison the Indus. The best authorities agree that the "garden of Eden eastward" was somewhere in the highlands of Armenia, or in the valley of the Euphrates, but its precise location cannot be determined. The Bible begins with a beautiful picture of Eden, the paradise of innocence on earth, and closes with an equally beautiful picture of the more glorious paradise of the future, with its river of life and tree of life. Revelation 22:2. 2. A region conquered by the Assyrians, 2 Kings 19:12; Isaiah 37:12; probably in Mesopotamia, near modern Balis, and same as the Eden of Ezekiel 27:23. 3. The house of Eden. Amos 1:5. See Beth-eden.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Eden'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/rpd/e/eden.html. 1893.

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