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That a garden signifies intelligence, and Eden love, appears also from Isaiah:--
Jehovah will comfort Zion, He will comfort all her waste places, and He will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of Jehovah; joy and gladness shall be found therein, confession and the voice of singing (Isaiah 51:3).
In this passage, wilderness, joy, and confession, are terms expressive of the celestial things of faith, or such as relate to love; but desert, gladness, and the voice of singing, of the spiritual things of faith, or such as belong to the understanding. The former have relation to Eden, the latter to garden; for with this Prophet two expressions constantly occur concerning the same thing, one of which signifies celestial, and the other spiritual things. What is further signified by the garden in Eden, may be seen in what follows at Gen 2:10.
from AC 100
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