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People's Dictionary of the Bible
Garden. Gardens In the East were surrounded by hedges of thorn, Isaiah 5:5, or walls of stone. Proverbs 24:31. For further protection lodges, Isaiah 1:8; Lamentations 2:6, or watchtowers, Mark 12:1, were built in them, in which sat the keeper, Isaiah 5:2; Isaiah 21:6, to drive away the wild beasts and robbers. The gardens of the Hebrews were planted with flowers and aromatic shrubs, Song of Solomon 6:2; Song of Solomon 4:16, besides olives, fig trees, nuts or walnuts, Song of Solomon 6:11, pomegranates, and others for domestic use. Exodus 23:11; Jeremiah 29:5; Amos 9:14. Gardens of herbs, or kitchen gardens, are mentioned in Deuteronomy 11:10 and 1 Kings 21:2. The retirement of gardens rendered them favorite places for devotion.
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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Garden'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/rpd/g/garden.html. 1893.