Garden of Eden

Garden of Eden

Not to be confused with Eden Gardens.The Garden of Eden (Hebrew "pleasure" גַּן עֵדֶן Arabic: جنات عدن", from his research on this area using information from many different sources, including Landsat images from space.


Other literalists point out that the world of Eden's time was destroyed during Noah's Flood and it is therefore impossible to place the Garden anywhere in post-flood geography. There is also an attempt to tie this with the mysterious sunken land of "Atlantis" mentioned by Plato. ). The obvious references to domination are important to the Christian view of Man's relation to nature and Man's role in the Kingdom of God.

Later, in Chapter 3, the "Fall of Man" is followed by the pronouncement of a curse. This curse contains references to the enmity between the Kingdom and its subjects—as had been described in 1:28—that would affect the kingdom unto the present day: "I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers."

Eden in art

Garden of Eden motifs most frequently portrayed in illuminated manuscripts and paintings are the "Sleep of Adam" ("Creation of Eve"), the "Temptation of Eve" by the Serpent, the "Fall of Man" where Adam takes the fruit, and the "Expulsion". The idyll of "Naming Day in Eden" was less often depicted. Much of Milton's "Paradise Lost" occurs in the Garden of Eden. Michelangelo depicted a has a painting hanging in his room he calls "Expulsion from Paradise", depicting Adam and Eve being expelled from Eden. He explains to a fellow member of the crew that it is a personal reminder that all things must end.

ee also

* Antediluvian
* Antelapsarianism
* Fall of Man
* Fertile Crescent
* Original sin
* Palmette
* Pandora
* Seth in the Garden of Eden
* Tamoanchan
* Utopia
*Dawn of the World, film


External links

* [ Smithsonian article on the geography of the Tigris-Euphrates region]
* [ Eden as a precursor of political utopianism]
* [ Review of the Young Earth Creationist Book "After Eden"]
* [ Tas Walker "Has the Garden of Eden Been Found?"]
* [ Many translations of II Kings 19:12]

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  • GARDEN OF EDEN — (Heb. גַּן עֵדֶן), a garden planted by the Lord which was the first dwelling place of adam and eve (Gen. 2–3). It is also referred to as the garden in Eden (Gen. 2:8, 10; 4:16), the garden of YHWH (Gen. 13:10; Isa. 51:3), and the garden of God… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Garden Of Eden — «Garden Of Eden» Canción de Guns N Roses Álbum Use Your Illusion I Publicación 17 de septiembre de 1991 …   Wikipedia Español

  • Garden of Eden — n →↑Eden …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Garden of Eden — EDEN1 …   English World dictionary

  • 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) • Syn: ↑Eden • Hypernyms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Garden of Eden — Eden. * * * …   Universalium

  • Garden of Eden — Date: 1535 Eden …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Garden of Eden — Synonyms and related words: Agapemone, Arcadia, Big Rock Candy Mountain, Canaan, Cloudcuckooland, Cockaigne, Eden, Eldorado, Erewhon, Goshen, Happy Valley, Land of Youth, Laputa, Never Never land, Neverland, New Atlantis, Pandemonium, Quivira,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Garden of Eden — Gar′den of E′den n. bib Eden 1) …   From formal English to slang

  • Garden of Eden — noun a) In the book of Genesis, the place where Adam and Eve first lived after being created by God. b) A pattern that can only exist as an initial state and is not reachable from any other state …   Wiktionary

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