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7. WHETHER WORDS OF THE BIBLE ABOUT PARADISE ARE SO SIMPLE?

7. WHETHER WORDS OF THE BIBLE ABOUT PARADISE ARE SO SIMPLE?

We will stop here only on two such words that concern Paradise. These are words "Eden" also "East". Both these words are mentioned in the book Genesis, 2: 8 And the Lord God planted a garden in Eden, in the east, (RSV). At first we will define an exact word meaning "Eden" on the basis of biblical evidences. It is necessary that the nobility where is Eden, and, hence, and Paradise God's.

8. WHETHER BIBLE WORDS ABOUT EDEN ARE SO SIMPLE?

About Eden it is mentioned in three books of the Holy Scripture: Genesis, prophet Ezekiel and of the prophet Joel. The prophet the Ezekiel describes one known enough history, using a figurative language: Thus was he fair in his greatness, in the length of his branches: for his root was by great waters. The cedars in the garden of God could not hide him nor any tree in the garden of God was like unto him in his beauty. I have made him fair by the multitude of his branches: so that all the trees of Eden, that were in the garden of God, envied him. Therefore thus says the Lord God: Because thou hast lifted up thyself in height, and his heart is lifted up in his height; I have driven him out for his wickedness I made the nations to shake at the sound of his fall, when I cast him down to hell with them that descend into the pit: and all the trees of Eden, the choice and best shall be comforted in the nether parts of the earth To whom art thou thus like in glory and in greatness among the trees of Eden? Yet shalt thou be brought down with the trees of Eden unto the nether parts of the earth , the Ezekiel, 31: 7-11, 16-18.

It would be possible and in more details, without reductions to copy all 31st chapter of the prophet Ezekiel, but in it there is no necessity: and it is enough resulted fragment to understand, that the prophet Ezekiel describes history of falling of the fallen cherubim. The Ezekiel describes his history and in 28th chapter of the book though we conduct here speech about 31st chapter.

Some of beginning to read the given 31st chapter of the prophet Ezekiel usually are confused that this chapter begins about the pharaoh Egyptian, Ezek.31: 2, not noticing, that comparison between the pharaoh and some other person which was in the garden of Eden here is simply held. The pharaoh, that is for a long time the died pagan governor of Egypt, was never in the garden God's, and, especially, never was highest of all being in the Eden garden. Simply here comparison is held: Whom are you (pharaoh) like in your greatness? , Ezek.31:2. And further it is said, that already there was one such, flaunting of his height and become proud of the greatness, Ezek.31: 3, 7, and 10. That is, to the pharaoh it is specified, that what was the high cherubim, not equal to the pharaon, - so and in the Eden garden there was, but and he, the cherubim, for the arrogance and iniquity is reduced in an underworld, that is in a hell. The word God's thus warns, that the same expects also the pharaoh who has become proud of the greatness and glory: you shall lie among the uncircumcised, with those who are slain by the sword (that is in a hell). This is Pharaoh and all his multitude, says the Lord God , Ezek.31:18. In this case we a little interest the destiny once for a long time the living pharaoh Egyptian. We have recollected him only because some of reading 31st chapter of the book of Ezekiel think, that this chapter is devoted him, the pharaoh. Now, when the pharaoh has appeared aside, to us is quite clear, that the prophet the Ezekiel describes falling history once the beautiful cherubim (that is the Devil) which was beautiful in its greatness, in the length of its branches; for its roots went down to abundant waters all the trees of Eden envied it (cherubim), Ezek. 31:7,9 (RSV). Certainly, the in itself tree cannot envy, and speech here goes about angels who envied greatness of the cherubim. But the Lord prepared for the fallen cherubim an underworld. Prophet Isaiah too writes about it, that is describes an input of the fallen cherubim or the Lucifer in a hell, Is.14: 9-17. There the Lord will cast down also the angels who have been carried away by Satan, about which the prophet the Ezekiel writes, in order that no trees that drink water may reach up to them in heigh RSV; or which were stuck to him (to Lusifer) because of his height, Ezek.31: 14 (from Russian Bible). Certainly: the Lord is not going to cast down cedars, cypresses, chestnuts and other trees in an underworld, but is simple under these names angels mean different in size and glory. So, the height of one is compared to a cypress, and that is less - with a chestnut. All of them once were in Eden, the garden God's, but now will cast down in a hell. Prophet Isaiah says about that time when Lusifer will cast down from the heaven and it has appeared in a hell, Is.14: 12-15. Yes, this history of falling of the cherubim is once began in the Heaven, in Eden, in the Garden of God. Already which time in the given book we furnish biblical proof that Eden are the Garden of God and that Eden is in the Heaven.



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