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Garden of Eden

Eden, Garden of, in the Old Testament (Genesis), the first habitation of humans. Eden was created for Adam and Eve. It is described as being watered by the Euphrates, the Tigris, and 2 lesser-known streams, the Gihon and the Pishon, thus its location was probably in ancient Mesopotamia (modern Iraq). However, it is more important as a symbol of a natural state of perfection before sin. Its name is often synonymous with paradise.

See also: Bible; Old Testament.

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