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Lexicon :: Strong's H1588 - gan

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Part of Speech
masculine/feminine noun, proper locative noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 367a

Strong’s Definitions

גַּן gan, gan; from H1598; a garden (as fenced):—garden.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 42x

The KJV translates Strong's H1588 in the following manner: garden (42x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 42x
The KJV translates Strong's H1588 in the following manner: garden (42x).
masculine/feminine noun
  1. garden, enclosure

    1. enclosed garden

      1. (fig. of a bride)

    2. garden (of plants)

      proper locative noun
    3. Garden of Eden

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
גַּן gan, gan; from H1598; a garden (as fenced):—garden.
STRONGS H1588: Abbreviations
גַּן noun masculineSong of Solomon 4:12 & (Genesis 2:15) feminine enclosure, garden (Late Hebrew id., גַּנָּה Arabic bdb017101, Ethiopic bdb017102 Assyrian ginû COTGloss, also gannatu DlPr 84; Aramaic גִּנָּא, גִּנְתָּא, bdb017103; Phoenician פר אגנן אם צץ [צ] CISi, 165, 11 & p. 232 f. birds of enclosure (domestic fowls) or of wing) — absolute גַּן Genesis 2:8 + 3 times; construct id. Genesis 2:15 + 19 times; with article הַגָּן Genesis 2:9 + 9 times, but כַּגַּן Lamentations 2:6; suffix גַּנִּי Songs 4:16; Songs 5:1, גַּנּוֺ Songs 4:16; Songs 6:2; Plural גַּנִּים Songs 4:15 + 2 timesgarden as enclosure Lamentations 2:6 (simile); הַיּוֺשֶׁבֶת בַּגַּנִּים Songs 8:13; compare Songs 4:12 (figurative of, bride גַּן נָעוּל); g. of herbs (יָרָק) Deuteronomy 11:10; 1 Kings 21:2; figurative of bride, g. of plants, fruits, and spices Songs 4:16 (twice in verse); Songs 5:1; Songs 6:2 (twice in verse) compare מַעְיַן גנים Songs 4:15; g. of (king's) house) 2 Kings 21:18 = גַּן־עֻזָּא 2 Kings 21:18, 26; גַּן הַמֶּלֶךְ 2 Kings 25:4; Jeremiah 39:4; Jeremiah 52:7; Nehemiah 3:15, compare בֵּית הַגָּן) 2 Kings 9:27 (at Jez-reel ? but this perhaps proper name, of a location see below); most often of garden (orchard ?) in Eden (Hexateuch only Gen & only J) Genesis 2:8, 9, 10, 16; Genesis 3:1, 2, 3, 8 (twice in verse); Genesis 3:10, called גַּן־עֵדֶן Genesis 2:15; Genesis 3:23, 24; Ezekiel 36:35; Joel 2:3, compare גן־י׳ Genesis 13:10; Isaiah 51:3 (both in simile); גן־אלהים Ezekiel 28:13 (עֵדֶן גן־אל׳), Ezekiel 31:8 (twice in verse); Ezekiel 31:9 (|| עֵדֶן); in last three the trees of the garden are compare with Assyrian under figure of cedar of Lebanon.

בֵּית הַגָּן proper name, of a location? Greek Version of the LXX Βαιθαν (Βαιατγαν), LXX of Lucian (Lag.) Βαιθωρων, 2 Kings 9:27; modern Jenîn? see H1588 גַּן and H5873 עֵין גַּנִּים; compare StaGesch i. 542.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


2:8; 2:8; 2:9; 2:9; 2:10; 2:15; 2:15; 2:15; 2:16; 3:1; 3:2; 3:3; 3:8; 3:10; 3:23; 3:24; 13:10



1 Kings


2 Kings

9:27; 9:27; 21:18; 21:18; 21:26; 25:4



Song of Songs

4:12; 4:12; 4:15; 4:15; 4:16; 4:16; 4:16; 5:1; 5:1; 6:2; 6:2; 8:13




39:4; 52:7


2:6; 2:6


28:13; 31:8; 31:9; 36:35




Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1588 matches the Hebrew גַּן (gan),
which occurs 42 times in 37 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:8 - And the LORD God planted a garden in Eden, in the east, and there he put the man whom he had formed.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:9 - And out of the ground the LORD God made to spring up every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:10 - A river flowed out of Eden to water the garden, and there it divided and became four rivers.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:15 - The LORD God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:16 - And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, “You may surely eat of every tree of the garden,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:1 - Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You[fn] shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:2 - And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:3 - but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:8 - And they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool[fn] of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:10 - And he said, “I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked, and I hid myself.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:23 - therefore the LORD God sent him out from the garden of Eden to work the ground from which he was taken.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:24 - He drove out the man, and at the east of the garden of Eden he placed the cherubim and a flaming sword that turned every way to guard the way to the tree of life.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 13:10 - And Lot lifted up his eyes and saw that the Jordan Valley was well watered everywhere like the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, in the direction of Zoar. (This was before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.)
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:10 - For the land that you are entering to take possession of it is not like the land of Egypt, from which you have come, where you sowed your seed and irrigated it,[fn] like a garden of vegetables.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:2 - And after this Ahab said to Naboth, “Give me your vineyard, that I may have it for a vegetable garden, because it is near my house, and I will give you a better vineyard for it; or, if it seems good to you, I will give you its value in money.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:27 - When Ahaziah the king of Judah saw this, he fled in the direction of Beth-haggan. And Jehu pursued him and said, “Shoot him also.” And they shot him[fn] in the chariot at the ascent of Gur, which is by Ibleam. And he fled to Megiddo and died there.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 21:18 - And Manasseh slept with his fathers and was buried in the garden of his house, in the garden of Uzza, and Amon his son reigned in his place.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 21:26 - And he was buried in his tomb in the garden of Uzza, and Josiah his son reigned in his place.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 25:4 - Then a breach was made in the city, and all the men of war fled by night by the way of the gate between the two walls, by the king’s garden, and the Chaldeans were around the city. And they went in the direction of the Arabah.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 3:15 - And Shallum the son of Col-hozeh, ruler of the district of Mizpah, repaired the Fountain Gate. He rebuilt it and covered it and set its doors, its bolts, and its bars. And he built the wall of the Pool of Shelah of the king’s garden, as far as the stairs that go down from the city of David.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:12 - A garden locked is my sister, my bride,
a spring locked, a fountain sealed.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:15 - a garden fountain, a well of living water,
and flowing streams from Lebanon.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:16 - Awake, O north wind,
and come, O south wind!
Blow upon my garden,
let its spices flow.

Let my beloved come to his garden,
and eat its choicest fruits.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:1 - He
I came to my garden, my sister, my bride,
I gathered my myrrh with my spice,
I ate my honeycomb with my honey,
I drank my wine with my milk.

Eat, friends, drink,
and be drunk with love!
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 6:2 - She
My beloved has gone down to his garden
to the beds of spices,
to graze[fn] in the gardens
and to gather lilies.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:13 - He
O you who dwell in the gardens,
with companions listening for your voice;
let me hear it.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 51:3 - For the LORD comforts Zion;
he comforts all her waste places
and makes her wilderness like Eden,
her desert like the garden of the LORD;
joy and gladness will be found in her,
thanksgiving and the voice of song.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 58:11 - And the LORD will guide you continually
and satisfy your desire in scorched places
and make your bones strong;
and you shall be like a watered garden,
like a spring of water,
whose waters do not fail.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 31:12 - They shall come and sing aloud on the height of Zion,
and they shall be radiant over the goodness of the LORD,
over the grain, the wine, and the oil,
and over the young of the flock and the herd;
their life shall be like a watered garden,
and they shall languish no more.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 39:4 - When Zedekiah king of Judah and all the soldiers saw them, they fled, going out of the city at night by way of the king’s garden through the gate between the two walls; and they went toward the Arabah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 52:7 - Then a breach was made in the city, and all the men of war fled and went out from the city by night by the way of a gate between the two walls, by the king’s garden, and the Chaldeans were around the city. And they went in the direction of the Arabah.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 2:6 - He has laid waste his booth like a garden,
laid in ruins his meeting place;
the LORD has made Zion forget
festival and Sabbath,
and in his fierce indignation has spurned king and priest.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 28:13 - You were in Eden, the garden of God;
every precious stone was your covering,
sardius, topaz, and diamond,
beryl, onyx, and jasper,
sapphire,[fn] emerald, and carbuncle;
and crafted in gold were your settings
and your engravings.[fn]
On the day that you were created
they were prepared.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 31:8 - The cedars in the garden of God could not rival it,
nor the fir trees equal its boughs;
neither were the plane trees
like its branches;
no tree in the garden of God
was its equal in beauty.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 31:9 - I made it beautiful
in the mass of its branches,
and all the trees of Eden envied it,
that were in the garden of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 36:35 - And they will say, ‘This land that was desolate has become like the garden of Eden, and the waste and desolate and ruined cities are now fortified and inhabited.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 2:3 - Fire devours before them,
and behind them a flame burns.
The land is like the garden of Eden before them,
but behind them a desolate wilderness,
and nothing escapes them.
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