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Origin of the name EDEN.
Etymology of the name EDEN.
Meaning of the baby name EDEN.


EDEN (עֵדֶן).  Unisex.  [Hebrew Edhen = "pleasure," "pleasantness."  See the article].  In the bible, it is a masculine name. 
    f.  Eden Espinosa, an American actress and singer.  Eden Sher, an American actor.
    m.  Eden Phillpotts, a British dramatist, novelist and poet. (Wiki)

    I. Places.
    (1) A country, in the eastern portion of which God planted for Adam a garden, called from its situation the garden of Eden.  A river went out of (the country of) Eden to water the garden, and being thence parted, became four heads, called Pishon, Gihon, Hiddekel, and Euphrates.  Of these four rivers, the Euphrates is well known.  Hiddekel, in Accadian Id Idikla, is undoubtedly the Tigris; the other two are more doubtful.  If, with Prof. Sayce, Pishon is considered the Babylonian word for a canal, and Gihon, perhaps Accadian Gukhan, the stream on which Babylon stood (Fresh Light, p. 26), then the site of Eden is fixed near Babylon.  In conformity with this view, the cuneiform records use Eden as the name of the "field" or plain of Babylonia where the first living creatures were brought into being.  From the second creation document in Genesis we learn that in the garden grew "every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil."  There Adam named the animals; there also Eve was created, and the temptation and fall took place.  Our first parents were then expelled from the blissful abode, Cherubim and the flame of the sword being placed at the east of the garden to prevent their return (Gen. ii. 8-iii. 24).  The cuneiform records tell of a good or holy city called Eridu, near which was the shrine of Irnin (the Euphrates).  In the midst of a forest or garden in the vicinity grew "the holy pine-tree," "the tree of life."  The garden of Eden is referred to in Isa. li. 3; Ezek. xxviii. 13; xxxi. 9, 16-18; xxxvi. 35; and Joel ii. 3.
    (2) A region in Telassar conqured by the Assyrians (2 Kings xix. 12; Isa. xxxvii. 12).  It is apparently the place mentioned along with Haran and Canneh, with which the Tyrians traded.  The people of Eden and its associate towns brought to Tyre blue clothes, broidered work, chests of cedar full of rich apparel, etc. (Ezek. xxvii. 23, 24).  It was probably in Mesopotamia, but its exact site is unknown.
    (3) A place apparently near Damascus in Syria, mentioned in Amos i. 5.  On the margin it is called Beth-Eden (q.v.).  Exact site unknown.
    II. A Man.A Gershonite Levite, a son of Joah (2 Chron. xxix. 12).  Probably the same as the Eden mentioned in xxxi. 15. (The Sunday School Teacher's Bible Manual, Hunter, 1894).


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