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Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature


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Several gardens are mentioned in the Scriptures, as the garden of Eden (; ), Ahab's garden of herbs (), the royal garden near the fortress of Zion (; ), the royal garden of the Persian kings at Susa (; ), the garden of Joseph of Arimathea (), and the garden of Gethsemane (). It is clear, from , and , that gardens were generally hedged or walled, as indeed Josephus expressly states respecting the gardens near Jerusalem. In , and gardeners and keepers of gardens by occupation are indicated.

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Kitto, John, ed. Entry for 'Garden'. "Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature".

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