PARADISE – a very beautiful, pleasant, or peaceful place that seems to be perfect; a state of complete happiness
Paradise is a place of blessing where the righteous go after death. The word “paradise” is usually used as a synonym for “heaven”.
When Jesus was dying on the cross and one of the thieves being crucified with Him asked Him for mercy. Jesus knew that His death was imminent and that He would soon be in heaven with His Father. Therefore, Jesus used “paradise” as a synonym for “heaven.”
Scripture: Luke 23:43
“Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.””
“The heart of man is, so to speak, the paradise of God.”
– Alphonsus Liguori
Mike Leake of Crosswalk talks about Paradise and if it is different than Heaven. Check out his article for valuable insights on this topic.