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Land of Nod (Genesis 4:16)

Picture description: Cain kills Abel
Picture copyright: V. Gilbert and Arlisle F. Beers

bible verse

”He went out from the Lord’s presence and lived in the land of Nod, east of Eden.” (Genesis 4:16)

meaning

“Nod” gradually became a term that carries the meaning of sleep, as in “nod off”. For example, he is in the land of Nod means he is asleep.

origin and application

Cain was cursed by God for the murder of his brother, Abel. So he “went out from the Lord’s presence and lived in the land of Nod, east of Eden.” (Genesis 4:16)
Where is the land of Nod? Nod originally meant wandering. In ancient times, people believed that sleeping means wandering to another land. “Nod” gradually became a term that carries the meaning of sleep, as in “nod off”.

example

A boring lecture drives people to the land of Nod.

Keywords

Cain    Nod    sleep   

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