Gardens
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Genesis 2:8-10
And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.
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ATS Bible Dictionary
Gardens

Are often mentioned in Scripture, though in a sense somewhat peculiar; for in the language of the Hebrews, every place where plants and trees were cultivated with greater care than in the open field, was called a garden. Fruit and shade trees, with aromatic shrubs, sometimes constituted the garden; though roses, lilies, and various gardens were used only for table vegetables, Genesis 2:8-10 15:1-21 1 Kings 21:2 Ecclesiastes 2:5,6. They were located if possible beside a river or fountain, Genesis 13:10 Numbers 24:6. In other places reservoirs were provided, from which the water was distributed in various ways, as occasion required, Proverbs 21:1 So 4:12-16 Isaiah 58:11. Gardens were inclosed by walls, or by hedges of rose bushes, wild pomegranate trees, or to her shrubs, many of which in Palestine have long and sharp thorns, 2 Samuel 23:6,7 Job 1:10 Proverbs 15:19 Hosea 2:6. Often, however, they were left unenclosed, and were watched when their fruits began to ripen, Isaiah 1:8 Jeremiah 4:16,17. It is still customary in Egypt, Arabia, and Hindostan, to plant a large level tract with melons, cucumbers, etc., and place a small hut or booth on a mound in the center. In this a solitary keeper is stationed, who remains day and night until the fruits are gathered, Job 27:18 Isaiah 1:8. Gardens and groves were often furnished with pavilions, seats, etc., and were resorted to for banqueting and mirth, Isaiah 51:3; for retirement and meditation, John 18:1; for devotional purposes, Matthew 26:30 John 1:48 18:1,2; and for idolatrous abominations, 1 Kings 14:23 Isaiah 1:29 65:3:66:17 Jeremiah 2:20 3:6. A family tomb was often prepared in a garden, John 19:41.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Mentioned in Scripture, of Eden (Genesis 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, Nehemiah 3:15, was near the Pool of Siloam.

Gardens were surrounded by hedges of thorns (Isaiah 5:5) or by walls of stone (Proverbs 24:31). "Watch-towers" or "lodges" were also built in them (Isaiah 1:8; Mark 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 (Genesis 24:63; Matthew 26:30-36; John 1:48; 18:1, 2). The dead were sometimes buried in gardens (Genesis 23:19, 20; 2 Kings 21:18, 26; 1 Samuel 25:1; Mark 15:46; John 19:41). (see PARADISE.)

Strong's Hebrew
1593. gannah -- a garden
... 1592, 1593. gannah. 1594 . a garden. Transliteration: gannah Phonetic Spelling:
(gan-naw') Short Definition: gardens. Word Origin fem. ...
/hebrew/1593.htm - 6k

5873. En Gannim -- "spring of a garden," two places in Isr.
... NASB Word Usage En-gannim (3). En-gannim. From ayin and the plural of gan; fountain
of gardens; En-Gannim, a place in Palestine -- En-gannim. see HEBREW ayin. ...
/hebrew/5873.htm - 6k

1588. gan -- an enclosure, garden
... Word Origin from ganan Definition an enclosure, garden NASB Word Usage garden (40),
gardens (2). garden. From ganan; a garden (as fenced) -- garden. ...
/hebrew/1588.htm - 6k

Library

Thou that Dwellest in the Gardens, the Companions Hearken to Thy ...
... CHAPTER VIII. 13. Thou that dwellest in the gardens, the companions hearken
to thy voice; cause me to hear it. The Bridegroom invites ...
/.../guyon/song of songs of solomon/13 thou that dwellest in.htm

The Fairy Gardens. January 9.
... The Fairy Gardens. January 9. Of all the blessings which the study of Nature
brings to the patient observer, let none, perhaps, be ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/kingsley/daily thoughts /the fairy gardens january 9.htm

A Fountain of Gardens, a Well of Living Waters, and Streams ...
... CHAPTER IV. 15. A fountain of gardens, a well of Living waters, and streams
flowing strongly from Lebanon. This fountain of gardens ...
/.../guyon/song of songs of solomon/15 a fountain of gardens.htm

February the Twenty-Second the Three Gardens
... FEBRUARY The Twenty-second THE THREE GARDENS. REVELATION xxii.1-14. The Bible
opens with a garden. It closes with a garden. The first ...
/.../february the twenty-second the three.htm

The Treasury must Restore Lands, Gardens, and Houses to the ...
... Book II. Chapter XXXIX."The Treasury must restore Lands, Gardens, and Houses
to the Churches. "Nor shall the treasury itself, should ...
/.../pamphilius/the life of constantine/chapter xxxix the treasury must restore.htm

Lands, Gardens, or Houses, but not Actual Produce from Them, are ...
... Book II. Chapter XXXVII "Lands, Gardens, or Houses, but not Actual Produce
from them, are to be given back. "And that there may ...
/.../pamphilius/the life of constantine/chapter xxxvii lands gardens or.htm

A Description of Some Parts of Ancient Jerusalem.
... Beyond this wall, to the left, there was a sort of suburb, containing more gardens
than houses; and towards the outer wall of the city stood some magnificent ...
/.../the dolorous passion of our lord jesus christ/chapter xlix a description of.htm

Jerusalem
... one said to his neighbour, 'I found not a hearth to roast my passover,' or 'I found
not a bed to lie on.' In it they do not plant trees, except gardens of roses ...
/.../lightfoot/from the talmud and hebraica/chapter 21 jerusalem.htm

The Last Journey to Jerusalem.
... The valley of the Jordan was bright with the freshness of spring, and as they came
near Jericho with its rose-gardens, and orchards, and feathery palms, it ...
/.../lathbury/childs story of the bible/chapter xxxiii the last journey.htm

The Country of Gennesaret.
... "The Rabbins say, Why is it called Gennesar? Because of the gardens of princes.
Those are the great men who have gardens in that place. ...
/.../lightfoot/from the talmud and hebraica/chapter 79 the country of.htm

Thesaurus
Gardens (14 Occurrences)
...Gardens were surrounded by hedges of thorns (Isaiah 5:5) or by walls of stone (Proverbs
24:31). ... Multi-Version Concordance Gardens (14 Occurrences). ...
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Olive-gardens (4 Occurrences)
Olive-gardens. Olive-branches, Olive-gardens. Olive-leaf .
Multi-Version Concordance Olive-gardens (4 Occurrences). ...
/o/olive-gardens.htm - 7k

Vine-gardens (41 Occurrences)
Vine-gardens. Vine-garden, Vine-gardens. Vine-growers . Multi-Version
Concordance Vine-gardens (41 Occurrences). Exodus ...
/v/vine-gardens.htm - 19k

Planting (57 Occurrences)
... Deuteronomy 6:11 And houses full of good things not stored up by you, and places
for storing water which you did not make, and vine-gardens and olive-trees not ...
/p/planting.htm - 24k

Garden (68 Occurrences)
...Gardens in Biblical times, such as are frequently referred to in Semitic literature,
were usually walled enclosures, as the name indicates (Lamentations 2:6 ...
/g/garden.htm - 38k

Irrigation
... As streams were few in Palestine, water was generally stored up in winter in reservoirs,
and distributed through gardens in numerous rills, which could easily ...
/i/irrigation.htm - 9k

Etam (5 Occurrences)
... north of (1). It seems to have been in the district called Nephtoah (or Netophah),
where were the sources of the water from which Solomon's gardens and pleasure ...
/e/etam.htm - 11k

En-gannim (3 Occurrences)
... Fountain of gardens. ... en-gan'-im (`en gannim, "spring of gardens"): (1) A town in
the territory of Judah, named with Zanoah and Eshtaol (Joshua 15:34). ...
/e/en-gannim.htm - 9k

Engannim (3 Occurrences)
... Fountain of gardens. ... en-gan'-im (`en gannim, "spring of gardens"): (1) A town in
the territory of Judah, named with Zanoah and Eshtaol (Joshua 15:34). ...
/e/engannim.htm - 8k

Stored (55 Occurrences)
... Deuteronomy 6:11 And houses full of good things not stored up by you, and places
for storing water which you did not make, and vine-gardens and olive-trees not ...
/s/stored.htm - 23k

Bible Concordance
Gardens (14 Occurrences)

Numbers 24:6 As valleys they are spread forth, as gardens by the riverside, as aloes which Yahweh has planted, as cedar trees beside the waters.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 92:13 Those who are planted in the house of the Lord will come up tall and strong in his gardens.
(BBE)

Ecclesiastes 2:5 I made myself gardens and parks, and I planted trees in them of all kinds of fruit.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Song of Songs 4:15 a fountain of gardens, a well of living waters, flowing streams from Lebanon.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT)

Song of Songs 6:2 My beloved has gone down to his garden, to the beds of spices, to feed in the gardens, and to gather lilies.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Song of Songs 8:12 My vineyard -- my own -- is before me, The thousand 'is' for thee, O Solomon. And the two hundred for those keeping its fruit. O dweller in gardens!
(YLT)

Song of Songs 8:13 You who dwell in the gardens, with friends in attendance, let me hear your voice!
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 1:29 For they shall be ashamed of the oaks which you have desired, and you shall be confounded for the gardens that you have chosen.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 65:3 a people who provoke me to my face continually, sacrificing in gardens, and burning incense on bricks;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 66:17 "Those who sanctify themselves and purify themselves to go to the gardens, behind one in the midst, eating pig's flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse, they shall come to an end together," says Yahweh.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 29:5 Build houses, and dwell in them; and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 29:28 because he has sent to us in Babylon, saying, The captivity is long: build houses, and dwell in them; and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them?
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Amos 4:9 "I struck you with blight and mildew many times in your gardens and your vineyards; and your fig trees and your olive trees have the swarming locust devoured: yet you haven't returned to me," says Yahweh.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Amos 9:14 I will bring my people Israel back from captivity, and they will rebuild the ruined cities, and inhabit them; and they will plant vineyards, and drink wine from them. They shall also make gardens, and eat the fruit of them.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Gardens

Gardens of Eden: Called the Garden of God

Gardens of Eden: Called the Garden of the Lord

Gardens of Eden: Fertility of Canaan Like

Gardens of Eden: had Every Tree Good for Food

Gardens of Eden: Man Driven From, After the Fall

Gardens of Eden: Man Placed In, to Dress and Keep

Gardens of Eden: Planted by the Lord

Gardens of Eden: The Future State of the Jews Shall be Like

Gardens of Eden: Watered by a River

Gardens of the Church

Gardens: (Enclosed) of the Pleasantness, Fruitfulness, and Security

Gardens: (Well Watered) Spiritual Prosperity of the Church

Gardens: (When Dried Up) the Wicked

Gardens: Blasting of, a Punishment

Gardens: Jews Ordered to Plant, in Babylon

Gardens: Kinds of, Mentioned in Scripture: Cucumbers

Gardens: Kinds of, Mentioned in Scripture: Fruit Trees

Gardens: Kinds of, Mentioned in Scripture: Herbs

Gardens: Kinds of, Mentioned in Scripture: Spices

Gardens: Lodges Erected In

Gardens: Often Enclosed

Gardens: Often Made by the Banks of Rivers

Gardens: Often Refreshed by Fountains

Gardens: Often Used for Burial Places

Gardens: Often Used for Entertainments

Gardens: Often Used for Idolatrous Worship

Gardens: Often Used for Retirement

Gardens: Taken Care of by Gardeners

Related Terms

Olive-gardens (4 Occurrences)

Vine-gardens (41 Occurrences)

Planting (57 Occurrences)

Garden (68 Occurrences)

Irrigation

Etam (5 Occurrences)

En-gannim (3 Occurrences)

Engannim (3 Occurrences)

Stored (55 Occurrences)

Siloam (4 Occurrences)

King's (375 Occurrences)

Kidron (11 Occurrences)

Owners (19 Occurrences)

Orchards (7 Occurrences)

Water-holes (8 Occurrences)

Fruit-trees (5 Occurrences)

Stores (53 Occurrences)

Sparrow (4 Occurrences)

Aloes (5 Occurrences)

Babel (3 Occurrences)

Vine-garden (43 Occurrences)

Enrogel (4 Occurrences)

En-rogel (4 Occurrences)

Shiloah (1 Occurrence)

Siloah (1 Occurrence)

Joppa (14 Occurrences)

Fortunes (30 Occurrences)

Babylon (270 Occurrences)

Shelah (18 Occurrences)

Inhabit (29 Occurrences)

Planted (105 Occurrences)

Using (88 Occurrences)

Fountain (57 Occurrences)

Vine-growers (13 Occurrences)

Gareb (3 Occurrences)

Brook (75 Occurrences)

Walled (63 Occurrences)

Produce (140 Occurrences)

Sorts (65 Occurrences)

Nero

Grapes (74 Occurrences)

Vineyards (55 Occurrences)

Plant (92 Occurrences)

Settle (63 Occurrences)

Chaldea (8 Occurrences)

Valleys (38 Occurrences)

Neglected (10 Occurrences)

Undertook (14 Occurrences)

Uncut (5 Occurrences)

Unplowed (3 Occurrences)

Unplanted (3 Occurrences)

Olive-tree (17 Occurrences)

Oil-giving (2 Occurrences)

Oaks (14 Occurrences)

Olive-branches (2 Occurrences)

Olive-leaf (1 Occurrence)

Olive-trees (11 Occurrences)

Jubilant (13 Occurrences)

Lign-aloes (1 Occurrence)

Lod (4 Occurrences)

Lilies (15 Occurrences)

Lydda (3 Occurrences)

Lignaloes

Land (19790 Occurrences)

Lign (1 Occurrence)

Genneseret

Garden-house (1 Occurrence)

Gennesaret (3 Occurrences)

Ground (538 Occurrences)

Wormwood (10 Occurrences)

Inhabitant (54 Occurrences)

Firing (3 Occurrences)

Flowers (42 Occurrences)

Fig-tree (33 Occurrences)

Foxes (9 Occurrences)

Flowering (6 Occurrences)

Fount (1 Occurrence)

Frog (2 Occurrences)

Figtree

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