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gardens

Gardens mentioned in Scripture:

  1. Garden of Eden (Genesis 2:8, 9)

  2. Ahab’s garden of herbs (1 Kings 21:2)

  3. the royal garden (2 Kings 21:18)

  4. the royal garden at Susa (Esther 1:5)

  5. the garden of Joseph of Arimathea (John 19:41)

  6. The garden of Gethsemane (John 18:1)

  7. The “king’s garden” mentioned 2 Kings 25:4, Neh. 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).

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