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Paradeisos

The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon

 Strong's Number:   3857  
Original WordWord Origin
paradeisoßof Oriental origin cf (06508)
Transliterated WordTDNT Entry
Paradeisos5:765,777
Phonetic SpellingParts of Speech
par-ad'-i-sos   Noun Masculine
 Definition
  1. among the Persians a grand enclosure or preserve, hunting ground, park, shady and well watered, in which wild animals, were kept for the hunt; it was enclosed by walls and furnished with towers for the hunters
  2. a garden, pleasure ground
    1. grove, park
  3. the part of Hades which was thought by the later Jews to be the abode of the souls of pious until the resurrection: but some understand this to be a heavenly paradise
  4. the upper regions of the heavens. According to the early church Fathers, the paradise in which our first parents dwelt before the fall still exists, neither on the earth or in the heavens, but above and beyond the world
  5. heaven
 
 NAS Word Usage - Total: 3
Paradise 3
 
NAS Verse Count
Luke1
2 Corinthians1
Revelation1


Total3
Greek lexicon based on Thayer's and Smith's Bible Dictionary plus others; this is keyed to the large Kittel and the "Theological Dictionary of the New Testament." These files are public domain.

Bibliography Information

Thayer and Smith. "Greek Lexicon entry for Paradeisos". "The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon". . 1999.