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paradise in the Bible

Greek: παράδεισος —transliteration: parádeisos

This word originates from the Persian word: pardes, properly meaning a “pleasure-ground” or “park” or “king’s garden

It came, in course of time, to be used as a name for the world of happiness and rest hereafter (Luke 23:43; 2 Corinthians 12:4; Rev. 2:7).

For “garden” in Genesis 2:8 the Septuagint has “paradise.”


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Article Version: September 9, 2019