Definitions for garden of eden
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Eden, Garden of Eden(noun)
a beautiful garden where Adam and Eve were placed at the Creation; when they disobeyed and ate the forbidden fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil they were driven from their paradise (the fall of man)
Garden of Eden(Noun)
A pattern that can only exist as an initial state and is not reachable from any other state.
Garden of Eden(ProperNoun)
In the book of Genesis, the place where Adam and Eve first lived after being created by God.
Garden of Eden
The Garden of Eden is the biblical "garden of God", described most notably in the Book of Genesis, but also mentioned, directly or indirectly, in Ezekiel, Isaiah and elsewhere in the Old Testament. In the past, the favoured derivation of the name "Eden" was from the Akkadian edinnu, itself derived from a Sumerian word meaning "plain" or "steppe", but it is now believed to be more closely related to an Aramaic root meaning "fruitful, well-watered." The Eden of Genesis has been variously located at the headwaters of the Tigris and Euphrates in northern Iraq, in Africa, and in the Persian Gulf. The Eden in Ezekiel appears to be located in Lebanon. For many medieval writers, the image of the Garden of Eden also creates a location for human love and sexuality, often associated with the classic and medieval trope of the locus amoenus.
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