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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Garden [Heb gan, gannâ, karmel; Gk kḗpos]. An enclosure or surrounded area of land, such as a fenced plot that could be used for various purposes. In different locations the fence could be made from thorns, stones, or mud bricks.Gardens were a prominent part of the irrigation economies of both Mesopotamia
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
garden, a plot of cultivated land, often enclosed by walls made of stones, mud-brick, or hedges. Entrance was normally through a gate, which could be locked (Song of Sol. 4:12; 2 Kings 25:4). Located near ample supplies of water, gardens were lush and desirable pieces of property used for both decorative
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
GARDEN. It was promised that the lives of God’s redeemed people would be like a watered garden, ordered and fruitful (Is. 58:11; Je. 31:12; cf. Nu. 24:6).In Egypt the Hebrews had known richly productive vegetable-gardens (Dt. 11:10; cf. Nu 11:5; *Food). Fed from an irrigation-ditch, or from vessels
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
GardenA plot of land (Heb. gan) where plants, fruits, vegetables, and spices were cultivated. These crops supplemented the diet of grain, dairy, and to a lesser extent meat. The garden was typically located closer to the house than were the grain fields. Smaller than a grain field, it offered shade
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Garden (Heb. gan, karmel; Gk. kḗpos). An enclosed plot of land, generally used for agricultural or recreational purposes. In the ancient Near East gardens often adorned the royal palaces (e.g., the famous hanging gardens of Nebuchadnezzar at Babylon; cf. Esth. 1:5); at Jerusalem the king maintained
Catholic Bible Dictionary
GARDEN Gardens as cultivated plots of land for growing trees and plants were found in Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. In the Old Testament, a “garden” is usually an orchard (Jer 29:5; Amos 9:14; cf. Deut 11:10; 1 Kgs 21:2; Song 4:12ff.; Jer 39:4, 5:1, 6:10; Amos 4:9), normally supplied with water from
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Garden. Gardens in the East, as the Hebrew word indicates, are enclosures on the outskirts of towns, planted with various trees and shrubs. From the allusions in the Bible we learn that they were surrounded by hedges of thorn, Isa. 5:5, or walls of stone. Prov. 24:31. For further protection lodges, Isa.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
GARDEN. An enclosed plot of ground carefully cultivated. The term (Heb. gan; Gk. kēpos) applies to flower gardens (song of Sol. 6:2), spice plantations (4:16), orchards (6:11), vegetable gardens (Deut. 11:10), and probably parks (2 Kings 9:27; 21:18, 26). Bible lands have been for the most part denuded
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Gardensmentioned in Scripture, of Eden (Gen. 2:8, 9); Ahab’s garden of herbs (1 Kings 21:2); the royal garden (2 Kings 21:18); the royal garden at Susa (Esther 1:5); the garden of Joseph of Arimathea (John 19:41); of Gethsemane (John 18:1).The “king’s garden” mentioned 2 Kings 25:4, Neh. 3:15, was
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Gardengarden, a plot of cultivated land enclosed by walls made of stones, mudbrick, or hedges. Entrance was normally through a gate which could be locked (Song of Sol. 4:12; 2 Kings 25:4). Located near ample supplies of water, gardens were lush and desirable pieces of property used both for decorative
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
GARDEN — a plot of ground where flowers, vegetables, or ornamental shrubs are grown. But the word “garden” as used in the Bible also includes parks, plantations, and orchards. Gardens that belonged to kings (2 Kin. 25:4; Neh. 3:15) were actually royal parks. The garden of the Persian King Xerxes, for
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
GardenThroughout the Bible, the garden as a well-watered space set apart for the intense cultivation of plants is an image of both nature and sacred space. At a literal, physical level the garden is a place of life richly nourished, well attended to and appointed for the enjoyment of its human owners
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