Eden: A garden of delight


The Lord God planted a garden in Eden, in the East and there he put the man he had formed (Gen 2:8)

Adam and Eve are placed in the Garden in/of Eden. The Garden is a picture of ‘abundance” and “beauty‟.

The Garden was a place of abundance with various kinds of trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food (Gen. 2: 9), Abundant life-giving water (Gen 2: 10 – 14),  The garden was also a land of delight (beauty) filled with Gold and precious gems (Gen 2: 12; Ezek. 28: 12b -16).

The garden symbolised satisfaction from good things, peaceful co-existence with trees and animal life, shameless sexuality, productivity of work and divine friendship. Adam and Ever were to live in the beautiful garden enjoying its abundance and beauty. 

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