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Gardener

GARDENER

gar'-d'-n-er (kepouros):

"Gardener" occurs once in the English Versions of the Bible (John 20:15), the translation of kepos and ouros, "warden" or "keeper." It is likely that the man referred to was the watchman or keeper (Arabic natur; Hebrew notser), corresponding to those mentioned in 2 Kings 17:9; 18:8; Job 27:18, etc., and not one who did the manual labor. It is the common practice in Palestine today to set a watchman over a garden during its productive season.

See WATCHMAN.


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'GARDENER'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.