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Dictionaries :: Gardens

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Below are articles from the following 2 dictionaries:
Easton's Bible Dictionary

Gardens:

mentioned in Scripture, of Eden (Gen 2:8,9); Ahab's garden of herbs (1Ki 21:2); the royal garden (2Ki 21:18); the royal garden at Susa (Est 1:5); the garden of Joseph of Arimathea (Jhn 19:41); of Gethsemane (Jhn 18:1).

The "king's garden" mentioned 2Ki 25:4, Neh 3:15, was near the Pool of Siloam.

Gardens were surrounded by hedges of thorns (Isa 5:5) or by walls of stone (Pro 24:31). "Watch-towers" or "lodges" were also built in them (Isa 1:8; Mar 12:1), in which their keepers sat. On account of their retirement they were frequently used as places for secret prayer and communion with God (Gen 24:63; Mat 26:30-36; Jhn 1:48; 18:1,2). The dead were sometimes buried in gardens (Gen 23:19,20; 2Ki 21:18,26; 1Sa 25:1; Mar 15:46; Jhn 19:41). (See PARADISE.)

Torrey's New Topical Textbook

Gardens: Often Made by the Banks of Rivers

Num 24:6

Gardens: Kinds Of, Mentioned in Scripture

Herbs

Deu 11:10; 1Ki 21:2

Cucumbers

Isa 1:8

Fruit trees

Ecc 2:5,6

Spices, &c

Sgs 4:16; 6:2

Gardens: Often Enclosed

Sgs 4:12

Gardens: Often Refreshed by Fountains

Sgs 4:15

Gardens: Taken Care of by Gardeners

Jhn 20:15

Gardens: Lodges Erected In

Isa 1:8

Gardens: Often Used For

Entertainments

Sgs 5:1

Retirement

Jhn 18:1

Burial places

2Ki 21:18,26; Jhn 19:41

Idolatrous worship

Isa 1:29; 65:3

Gardens: Blasting Of, a Punishment

Amo 4:9

Gardens: Jews Ordered to Plant, in Babylon

Jer 29:5,28

Gardens: Of Eden

Planted by the Lord

Gen 2:8

Called the garden of the Lord

Gen 13:10

Called the garden of God

Eze 28:13

Had every tree good for food

Gen 2:9

Watered by a river

Gen 2:10-14

Man placed in, to dress and keep

Gen 2:8,15

Man driven from, after the fall

Gen 3:23,24

Fertility of Canaan like

Gen 13:10; Joe 2:3

The future state of the Jews shall be like

Isa 51:3; Eze 36:35

Gardens: Illustrative

Of the church

Sgs 5:1; 6:2,11

(Enclosed,) of the pleasantness, fruitfulness, and security of the church

Sgs 4:12

(Well watered,) of spiritual prosperity of the church

Isa 58:11; Jer 31:12

(When dried up,) of the wicked

Isa 1:30

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