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Land of Nod 梦乡(创世记 4:16)

图片说明: Cain kills Abel
图片版权: V. Gilbert and Arlisle F. Beers

圣经经文

”He went out from the Lord’s presence and lived in the land of Nod, east of Eden.” (Genesis 4:16) 他离开耶和华的面,去住在伊甸东边挪得之地。(创世记 4:16)

意思

梦乡

来源及应用

哪里是挪得之地呢?Nod(挪得)在希伯来的原意是“流浪”,后来它逐渐用于形容人睡眠状态的名词,比如“nod off(打盹)”。例如,he is in the land of Nod意旨他睡著了。 在古代,人们相信睡眠正是流浪到另一个世界的表现,这个概念也一直留存至今。

例句

A boring lecture drives people to the land of Nod. 这堂课闷得让人走进梦乡。

Keywords

Cain    Nod    sleep   

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