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Eden,

in the Bible. 1 Son of Joah. 2 Priest. Perhaps this is the same as (1.) 3 See Eden, Garden ofEden, Garden of,
in the Bible, first home to humankind. In it were the trees of life and of the knowledge of good and evil. Having eaten the forbidden fruit of the latter tree, Adam and Eve were banished from the garden and God's presence.
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. 4 Unidentified trading center, possibly in Mesopotamia. 5 Place somewhere near Damascus.

Eden,

name of several rivers in England and Scotland. The principal one rises in Cumbria, N England, and flows 65 mi (105 km) NW past CarlisleCarlisle,
city (1991 pop. 72,006) and district, Cumbria, NW England, near the junction of the Caldew, Eden, and Petteril rivers. The city of Carlisle is an important rail center.
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, into Solway Firth. The Vale of Eden is a rich farming region.

Eden

 

a river in Great Britain. Length, 153 km. It originates in the Pennines, flowing between them and the Cumbrians in a broad valley and falling into the Solway Firth of the Irish Sea. The Eden has an abundance of water in winter. It is navigable to the city of Carlisle.

Eden

earthly garden of luxury; abode of Adam and Eve. [O.T.: Genesis 2:8]

Eden

1
Sir (Robert) Anthony, Earl of Avon. 1897--1977, British Conservative statesman; foreign secretary (1935--38; 1940--45; 1951--55) and prime minister (1955--57). He resigned after the controversy caused by the occupation of the Suez Canal zone by British and French forces (1956)

Eden

2
Old Testament the garden in which Adam and Eve were placed at the Creation

Eden

A concurrent, object-oriented, distributed operating system and language, based on remote procedure call. It has both synchronous and asynchronous message passing.

["The Eden System: A Technical Review", G. Almes et al, IEEE Trans Soft Eng SE-11(1):43-59 (Jan 1985)].
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Besides arousing his audiences' curiosity and firing their imagination about America, Columbus and other explorers certainly did have a very simple and pragmatic reason for describing the New World in terms of an Edenic vision.
Those original 70 languages that seem somehow to be spun off of Edenic, giving rise to the 70 nations in Genesis 10, would continue naturally to break off into the 6,000 languages (more accurately, dialects) that we have today.
The looseness of this conceptual garment, therefore, gives the viewer some space in which to formulate their own conceptions of the Edenic amidst this impressive inventory of images.
Instead, it projected them into an Edenic past as an unattainable model of perfection that offered a reprimand rather than an alternative to contemporary society.
The main themes also include the complicated connection between saints and wilderness (an Edenic tension), the relatively unique situation of Irish saints, repeated stories of hermits and hunters, connections to biblical patterns, and sanctuary offered to animals.
Wentwise draws the wrath of naysayers and those invested in the status quo by announcing upon return that he's seen the dwellings and gorged in an Edenic vegetable patch of giants.
Second, the Edenic state was a superior environment in which innocent humanity would have flourished to the fullness of its capacity.
But Miller's approach also destroys the frustratingly common Edenic myth which romanticizes the pre-1492 Neotropics.
The authors' critique of NGOs and scholar activists as being non-critical of the dichotomy between forest and agriculture, antithetical to upland commercialisation, and perpetuating the Edenic narrative of pristine forest is overstated.
This was the difficult "koan" Merton carried to fruition over a half-century ago, as he explored the congenital disorientation of spirit that exiles us from our Edenic home in the community of creation.
The assumption being that unregulated markets are an Edenic state from which only liberal meddling can cast us out (cue John Maynard Keynes as serpent).