International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
gar´d ' n - ẽr ( κῆπουρος , kḗpouros ): "Gardener" occurs once in the English Versions of the Bible ( John 20:15 ), the translation of kḗpos and oúros , "warden" or "keeper." It is likely that the man referred to was the watchman or keeper (Arabic naṭûr ; Hebrew nōcēr ), corresponding to those mentioned in 2 Kings 17:9; 2 Kings 18:8; Job 27:18 , etc., and not one who did the manual labor. It is the common practice in Palestine today to set a watchman over a garden during its productive season. See WATCHMAN .
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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Gardener'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/g/gardener.html. 1915.