Lie Down
Lie • Lying Down
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
LieTo assume, or rest in, a horizontal position. In the OT it most often represents Heb. šāḵaḇ, “lie down” (e.g., in sleep, Ruth 3:4, 7f, 13f; 1 S. 3:3, 5f; etc.; or in death, Gen. 47:30; Lam. 2:21; Ezk. 32:21, 27–30; etc.). The common phrase šāḵaḇ ʿim (“lie with”) is a euphemism for sexual
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Lying Down
Lying DownThe image of lying down is used extensively in the OT to represent conditions both of blessing—“He makes me lie down in green pastures” (Ps 23:2 NRSV)—and of judgment—“Let us lie down in our shame, and let our dishonor cover us” (Jer 3:25 NRSV).The blessings of lying down follow the keeping
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