BETH-EDEN bĕth e’ dən (Heb. בֵת־עֶדֶן, house of delight), a principality of a certain Aram. group situated in the watershed of the Euphrates. It was the Bīt-Adini of the Assyrian sources and apparently one of the small Neo-Aramean states which rose and thrived in the wake of the collapse of the great powers in the 9th-8th cent. b.c. Its inhabitants were to be carried off to Kir (
“Bit-Adini,” Reallexikon aer Assyriologie (1938) II Bd., 33, 34; A. Malamat, The Aramaeans in Aram Naharaim and the Rise of Their States (1952), 39-47.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)
See Children of Eden.