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- proper n. In the book of Genesis, a garden at the source of the Gihon, Pison, Tigris, and Euphrates rivers, where Adam and Eve first lived after being created by God.
- n. A pattern that can only exist as an initial state and is not reachable from any other state.
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- n. a beautiful garden where Adam and Eve were placed at the Creation; when they disobeyed and ate the forbidden fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil they were driven from their paradise (the fall of man)
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The tradition among the Greeks and Romans, of a Golden Age, corresponds in a manner to the Garden of Eden of Semitic belief.
T.W.: Yen-lo is the Serpent-Devil of the Garden of Eden … F.: Is he?
The Tigris-Euphrates Valley, where the fabled Garden of Eden has been placed, in early ages succeeded the Nile — Valley as a great centre of human development; and the prerogative of a central and commanding position still promises it, even in the present state of decay and desolation under the unspeakable Turk, a magnificent future,311 when railways and canals shall connect it with Europe.
My house in the Muhumba district is a Belgian colonial bastard's palace at the lake's edge, but he must have been a decent sort of bastard because he built a Garden of Eden all the way down to the water, with every flower you heard of and some you didn't.
We continue at Bossey some months after this event, but were like our first parents in the Garden of Eden after they had lost their innocence; in appearance our situation was the same, in effect it was totally different.
All sorts of designs he made – the Mexican coat of arms, pea-fowls, serpents, birds, animals, scenes from life, Eve plucking an apple in the Garden of Eden and handing it to Adam.
Anastasius Sinaita in two passages (ed. Migne, pp. 860, 892) singles out Pantænus with two or three other early Fathers as interpreting the six days of Creation and the Garden of Eden as figuring Christ and the Church — a line of thought pursued in the fragment.
Each of our outings was such a Garden of Eden experience—until the reception for a Gene Petruszka and a Mary Los, whose name, I didn’t find out until it was way too late, really was Mary Loszcz.