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Land of Nod 夢鄉(創世記 4:16)

圖片說明: Cain kills Abel
圖片版權: V. Gilbert and Arlisle F. Beers

聖經經文

”He went out from the Lord’s presence and lived in the land of Nod, east of Eden.” (Genesis 4:16) 他離開耶和華的面,去住在伊甸東邊挪得之地。(創世記 4:16)

意思

夢鄉

來源及應用

哪里是挪得之地呢?Nod(挪得)在希伯來的原意是“流浪”,後來它逐漸用于形容人睡眠狀態的名詞,比如“nod off(打盹)”。例如,he is in the land of Nod意旨他睡著了。 在古代,人們相信睡眠正是流浪到另一個世界的表現,這個概念也一直留存至今。

例句

A boring lecture drives people to the land of Nod. 這堂課悶得讓人走進夢鄉。

Keywords

Cain    Nod    sleep   

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