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  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Gardens 
  mentioned  in  Scripture,  of  Eden  (Gen.  2:8,  9);  Ahab's  garden  of 
  herbs  (1  Kings  21:2);  the  royal  garden  (2  Kings  21:18);  the 
  royal  garden  at  Susa  (Esther  1:5);  the  garden  of  Joseph  of 
  Arimathea  (John  19:41);  of  Gethsemane  (John  18:1). 
 
  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  (Isa.  5:5)  or  by 
  walls  of  stone  (Prov.  24:31).  "Watch-towers"  or  lodges"  were 
  also  built  in  them  (Isa.  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  (Gen.  24:63; 
  Matt.  26:30-36;  John  1:48;  18:1,  2).  The  dead  were  sometimes 
  buried  in  gardens  (Gen.  23:19,  20;  2  Kings  21:18,  26;  1  Sam. 
  25:1;  Mark  15:46;  John  19:41).  (See  {PARADISE}.) 
 




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