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ANNVER - Why was the garden of Eden called after the name Eden? but not called the garden of Adam and Eve or after any other special name? what is so special about 'Eden'

JOEL - Of course I don't know the mind of God or why He does a lot of the things He does, including deciding on names for things, but the name "Eden" originates from a similar Hebrew word that means "finery, luxury, delight, pleasantness". The same Hebrew word shows up in the following scriptures.

"Ye daughters of Israel, weep over Saul, who clothed you in scarlet, with other "delights", who put on ornaments of gold upon your apparel." (2 Samuel 1:24)

They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy "pleasures". (Psalm 36:8)

"Eden" is believed to be more closely related to an Aramaic root word meaning "fruitful, well-watered".

These adjectives are a pretty good description of the Terrestrial environment found within the beautiful Garden, where there was no disease or death. Perhaps that is why God decided on Eden for the name; a place where "out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food;" (Gen 2: 9)

In other places in the scriptures it was also called "the garden of God" (Ezk 28: 13) or the "garden of the Lord" (Gen 13: 10)

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