The land of Nod

This week’s phrase is from Genesis 4:16:

And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.

Originally, Nod referred to a place east of Eden, where Eden is paradise. It meant a place of exile and of discomfort. Today it is more likely to mean quite the opposite – to be fast asleep!

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