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according to the original meaning of the term, whether it be of Hebrew, Chaldee, or Persian derivation, signifies, "a place enclosed for pleasure and delight." The LXX, or Greek translators of the Old Testament, make use of the word paradise, when they speak of the garden of Eden, which Jehovah planted at the creation, and in which he placed our first parents. There are three places in the Hebrew text of the Old Testament where this word is found, namely, Nehemiah 2:8 ; Song of Solomon 4:13 ; Ecclesiastes 2:5 . The term paradise is obviously used in the New Testament, as another word for heaven; by our Lord, Luke 23:43 ; by the Apostle Paul, 2 Corinthians 12:4 ; and in the Apocalypse, Revelation 2:7 . See EDEN .

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Watson, Richard. Entry for 'Paradise'. Richard Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary. 1831-2.

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