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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #5731 - עֵדֶן
Eden = “pleasure”
1) the first habitat of man after the creation; site unknown (noun proper masculine locative)
2) a Gershonite Levite, son of Joah in the days of king Hezekiah of Judah (noun proper masculine)
(1) delight, pleasure; Gr. ἡδονή Syr. ܥܶܕܢܐܳ only in plur. Psalms 36:9; 2 Samuel 1:24.
(2) [Eden], pr.n. of a pleasant country in Asia (the site of which is described -Gen. 2:1014 ), in which was the garden where the first created human beings were placed, Genesis 2:8, 10 4:16 hence גַּן־עֵדֶן the garden of Eden, 2:15 3:23, 24 Joel 2:3; Isaiah 51:3; Ezekiel 31:9, 16 Ezekiel 31:16. The various opinions as to the locality of the terrestrial paradise are stated and discussed by Rosenmüller, Bibl. Alterthumskunde, vol. i. p.172, seqq.; Schulthess, d. Paradies. Zurich, 1816, oct.
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