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Beth-Eden
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
An Aramean kingdom on the upper Euphrates, about 200 miles north of Damascus. Amos prophesied against it (Amos 1:5).Assyrian royal inscriptions of the ninth and eighth centuries bc refer to Beth-eden as “Bit-Adini.” The Assyrian king Shalmaneser III conquered it and renamed its capital, Til Barsup, as “Kar-Shalmaneser.” The Assyrian general Shamshi-ilu governed it during much of the eighth century bc. Since Amos wrote in the mid-eighth century, his prophecy likely came during Shamshi-ilu’s rule, though it is not clear that the “one who takes hold of the scepter” of Beth-eden is Shamshi-ilu. Beth-eden also can be referred to simply as “Eden” (e.g., 2 Kgs 19:12; Isa 37:12; Ezek 27:23).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Beth-Eden
Beth-eden (בֵּית עֶדֶן‎, beith eden; “house of delight”). An Aramean kingdom on the upper Euphrates, about 200 miles north of Damascus. Amos prophesied against it (Amos 1:5).Assyrian royal inscriptions of the ninth and eighth centuries bc refer to Beth-eden as “Bit-Adini.” The Assyrian king Shalmaneser
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Beth-Eden (Place)
BETH-EDEN (PLACE) [Heb bêt ʿeden (בֵּית עֶדֶן)]. Var. EDEN. Aramean kingdom in the upper bend of the Euphrates 200 miles NE of Israel, attested in 9th–8th century b.c. texts (Amos 1:5). It is first mentioned by this name in 884 b.c. in Assyrian inscriptions relating rebellion among other Aramean kingdoms
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Beth-eden
Beth-eden. Small Aramaean (Syrian) state north of Damascus. Assyria conquered Beth-eden and deported its people to Kir (2 Kgs 16:9), fulfilling the prediction in Amos 1:5 (kjv house of Eden). Beth-eden, which means “house of delight,” is sometimes equated with the Eden of Ezekiel 27:23, the location
Eden
Eden. 1. Place where Adam and Eve lived until their sin against God (Gn 2:8, 15; 3:23, 24).See Garden of Eden.2. Alternate form of Beth-eden in Ezekiel 27:23.See Beth-eden.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Beth-Eden
Beth-Eden beth-ēʹdən [Heb. bêṯ ‘eḏen—(as pointed) ‘house (place) of delight’]; AV HOUSE OF EDEN.A place named in the prophecy of Amos against Damascus (Am. 1:5). In view of the parallelism of Amos’ words, it seems most likely that “Valley of Aven” should be read as Biq‘aṯ’Ôn (Valley of Heliopolis=Baalbek),
Eden
1. The area where God planted a garden of trees to form the first dwelling place of Adam and Eve. The etymology of the word is uncertain, although some scholars have attempted to explain it in terms of the Sum edinu, “plain,” “wilderness.” The meaning “delight” conveyed by the LXX resulted from the assumed
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Beth-Eden
BETH-EDEN Small Aramean (Syrian) state north of Damascus. Assyria conquered Beth-eden and deported its people to Kir (2 Kgs 16:9), fulfilling the prediction in Amos 1:5 (kjv “house of Eden”). Beth-eden, which means “house of delight,” is sometimes equated with the Eden of Ezekiel 27:23, the location
Eden
EDEN1. Place where Adam and Eve lived until they sinned against God and were banished (Gn 2:8, 15; 3:23–24). See Garden of Eden.2. Alternate form of Beth-eden in Ezekiel 27:23. See Beth-eden.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Eden
Eden (ee´duhn), the garden in which the first man and woman were placed and from which they were driven because of their disobedience to God’s command. The name “Eden” might be related to a Hebrew word meaning “luxury, pleasure, delight” (eden), or it might be related to a Sumerian word meaning “plain”
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Eden
EDEN. (“plain” or “delight.”).1. “And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden” (Gen 2:8). Neither size nor boundaries of the garden are given. Adam, the first man, was put there to till and keep it. Eve was given to him as a helpmeet. Many fine trees were there: “The tree of life also in the
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Eden, House of
EDEN, HOUSE OF. (Heb. bêṯ ‘eḏen, Am. 1:5; sometimes written benê ‘eḏen, 2 Ki. 19:12; Is. 37:12, which may be a contraction of benê bêṯ ‘eḏen, ‘children of the house of Eden’). It is probably referred to in Ezk. 27:23 as one of the places trading with Tyre, and its association with Gozan and
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Beth-Eden
Beth-Eden (Heb. bêṯ ʿeḏen; Akk. Bı̄t-adini)The Hebrew name of an Aramean state located to the east of the great bend of the Euphrates River in modern Syria. Beth-eden was made part of the Assyrian Empire in 856 b.c.e. (2 Kgs. 19:12 = Isa. 37:12). During the first half of the 8th century a powerful
Eden (Place)
Eden (Heb. ʿēḏen; Gk. Edem) (PLACE)A geographic region where God planted a garden, in which the first man and woman were placed and from which they were expelled. At times the name may better connote “edenic” beauty rather than the place per se. The garden is “in” Eden only in Gen. 2:8 (with the preposition
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Beth-Eden
Beth-Eden [bĕth ēˊdən] (Heb. bêṯ ˓eḏen). A city mentioned in Amos’ oracle of doom directed toward Damascus (Amos 1:5; KJV “house of Eden”). It may be the Bit-adini mentioned in Assyrian texts, an Aramean city-state located between Carchemish and Tiphsah. At 2 Kgs. 19:12 (par. Isa. 37:12) and
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Eden
EDEN A place in the East, that gave its name to the Garden of Eden (Gen. 2:8). From it flowed four rivers: the Pison, the Gihon, the Hiddekel and the Euphrates (Gen. 2:11–14). It is also called ‘the garden of the Lord’ (Gen. 13:10; Isa. 51:3) and ‘the garden of God’ (Ezek. 28:13). Tentatively identified