Click here to get started today!
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Garden, the King's
Mention is made of "the king's garden" in 2 Kings 25:4; Jeremiah 39:4; Jeremiah 52:7 (fundamentally the same passage), in connection with the flight of Zedekiah from Jerusalem; and again in Nehemiah 3:15 . The last passage shows that the "garden" was at the pool of Siloah (the Revised Version (British and American) "Shelah"), at the mouth of Tyropoeon, near the "fountain gate." This would seem to be "the gate between the two walls which was by the king's garden" of the passages in 2 Ki and Jer (compare 2 Chronicles 32:5 ). On the topography, see JERUSALEM; also Robinson, Palestine , II, 142. Arnold (in Herzog) thinks the garden is probably identical with "the garden of Uzza" of 2 Kings 21:18 , 2 Kings 21:26 .
These files are public domain and were generously provided by the folks at WordSearch Software.
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Garden, the King's'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/g/garden-the-kings.html. 1915.