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Fernand-Anne Piestre Cormon's painting titled "Cain flying before Jehovah's Curse", c. 1880, Musée d'Orsay, Paris.
Fernand-Anne Piestre Cormon's painting titled "Cain flying before Jehovah's Curse", c. 1880, Musée d'Orsay, Paris.

The Land of Nod (Hebrew: ’eretz-Nod) is a place in the Book of Genesis of the Hebrew Bible, located "to the east of Eden", to which Cain was banished after murdering his brother Abel. The Hebrew word nod means "wandering". Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2186x1219, 1218 KB) Σύνοψη Fernand-Anne Piestre Cormons painting titled Cain flying before Jehovahs Curse, c. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2186x1219, 1218 KB) Σύνοψη Fernand-Anne Piestre Cormons painting titled Cain flying before Jehovahs Curse, c. ... Fernand Cormon (1845-1924) was a French painter born in Paris. ... In stories common to the Abrahamic religions, Cain or Káyin (קַיִן / קָיִן spear Standard Hebrew Qáyin, Tiberian Hebrew Qáyin / Qāyin; Arabic قايين QāyÄ«n in the Arabic Bible; قابيل QābÄ«l in Islam) is the eldest son of Adam and Eve, and the first man born in creation... This article is about a reading of the name of God in Hebrew scripture. ... Vincent Van Gogh: Starry Night Over the Rhone, painted in September 1888 at Arles Pierre-Auguste Renoir: Bal au moulin de la Galette, Montmartre, 1876 Édouard Manet: The Luncheon on the Grass, 1862-3 Gustave Courbet: The Artists Studio (detail), 1855 Paul Cézanne: Apples and Oranges, circa 1899... This article is about the capital of France. ... “Hebrew” redirects here. ... Genesis (Greek: Γένεσις, having the meanings of birth, creation, cause, beginning, source and origin) is the first book of the Torah (five books of Moses) and hence the first book of the Tanakh, part of the Hebrew Bible; it is also the first book of the Christian Old Testament. ... 11th century manuscript of the Hebrew Bible with Targum Hebrew Bible is a term that refers to the common portions of the Jewish canon and the Christian canons. ... For other uses, see Garden of Eden (disambiguation). ... In stories common to the Abrahamic religions, Cain or Káyin (קַיִן / קָיִן spear Standard Hebrew Qáyin, Tiberian Hebrew Qáyin / Qāyin; Arabic قايين QāyÄ«n in the Arabic Bible; قابيل QābÄ«l in Islam) is the eldest son of Adam and Eve, and the first man born in creation... In the Book of Genesis, Abel (Hebrew הֶבֶל / הָבֶל, Standard Hebrew Hével / Hável, Tiberian Hebrew Héḇel / Hāḇel; Arabic هابيل HābÄ«l) was the second son of Adam. ... “Hebrew” redirects here. ...

"And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden." (Genesis 4:16, King James Version)

"Nod" (נוד) is the Hebrew root of the verb "to wander" (לנדוד) and is possibly an etymological etiology intended to explain the peripatetic lifestyle of Cain and his descendants, the Cainites. One interpretation of Genesis 4:16 is that Cain was cursed to wander the land forever, not that he was exiled to a "Land of Wanderers", otherwise absent from the Old Testament. The King James or Authorized Version of the Bible is an English translation of the Christian Bible first published in 1611. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations · Other religions Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      Note: Judaism...

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Places named "Land of Nod"

Land of Nod is the name of a small hamlet in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is located at the far end of a two mile long road which joins the A614 road at Holme-on-Spalding-Moor. A hamlet is (usually — see below) a small settlement, too small or unimportant to be considered a village. ... The East Riding of Yorkshire is a local government district with unitary authority status, and a ceremonial county of England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... “Miles” redirects here. ... The A614 The A614 is a road running through the counties of Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire and East Riding of Yorkshire. ... Holme-on-Spalding-Moor (also rarely Holme-upon-Spalding-Moor) is a small village in North Yorkshire County, England, between York and Market Weighton. ...


The Land of Nod is also a small forested estate situated in Headley Down, Hampshire owned by the Whitaker family. Its history dates back to the Middle Ages when the owner, Mr Cain, was excommunicated from the Church; he named his home The Land of Nod, thus making direct reference to Genesis 4:16[citation needed].


The Land of Nod is a popular children's furniture/toy retailer based in Northbrook, IL, with locations around the Chicago area and in Seattle.


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In literature

The term has more recently been associated with being asleep, and was supposedly first used in this context in print by Jonathan Swift in his A Complete Collection of Genteel and Ingenious Conversation (1738). Another is a poem titled "The Land of Nod" by Robert Louis Stevenson from the A Child's Garden of Verses and Underwoods collection. Jonathan Swift Jonathan Swift (November 30, 1667 – October 19, 1745) was an Irish cleric, satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for Whigs then for Tories), and poet, famous for works like Gullivers Travels, A Modest Proposal, A Journal to Stella, The Drapiers Letters, The Battle of the Books, and... Events February 4 - Court Jew Joseph Suss Oppenheimer is executed in Württenberg April 15 - Premiere in London of Serse, an Italian opera by George Frideric Handel. ... Robert Louis (Balfour) Stevenson (November 13, 1850 – December 3, 1894), was a Scottish novelist, poet, and travel writer, and a leading representative of Neo-romanticism in English literature. ...


In the film adaptation of John Steinbeck's East of Eden, the Bible was read to the character of Cal Trask (played by James Dean in the 1955 movie adaptation), speaking of him as Cain, and being banished to the Land of Nod, East of Eden. John Ernst Steinbeck (February 27, 1902 – December 20, 1968) was one of the best-known and most widely read American writers of the 20th century. ... For other uses, see East of Eden (disambiguation). ... For the film, see James Dean (film). ... East of Eden is a 1955 movie, directed by Elia Kazan, and based on the novel of the same name by John Steinbeck. ...


Neil Gaiman used the term to refer to The Dreaming in The Sandman series of graphic novels. Neil Richard Gaiman (IPA: ) (born November 10, 1960[2]) is an English author of science fiction and fantasy short stories and novels, graphic novels, comics, and films. ... The Dreaming is a part of a fictional, supernatural world used as the setting for several comic book series and graphic novels, particularly The Sandman by Neil Gaiman, all published by the Vertigo imprint of DC Comics. ... The Sandman was a comic book series written by Neil Gaiman and published by DC Comics for 75 issues from 1988 until 1996. ... Graphic novel (sometimes abbreviated GN) is a term for a kind of book, usually telling an extended story with sequential art ( comics). ...


In Chapter 3 of Moby-Dick by Herman Melville, the narrator, Ishmael says, "At last I slid off into a light doze, and had pretty nearly made a good offing towards the land of Nod, when I heard a heavy footfall in the passage ..." Moby-Dick book cover Moby-Dick - the official title of the first edition - is a novel by Herman Melville. ... Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet. ...


In games

In the World of Darkness role-playing setting by White Wolf Game Studio, the land of Nod is the home in exile of Caine, the first vampire. The World of Darkness (or WoD) is the name given to three related but distinct fictional universes. ... This article is about games in which one plays the role of a character. ... The logo of White Wolf Publishing, one of White Wolf, Inc. ... Caine is a fictional character, the father of all vampires in White Wolf Game Studios role-playing games set in the World of Darkness. ... Philip Burne-Jones, The Vampire, 1897 Vampires are mythological or folkloric beings that subsist on human and/or animal lifeforce. ...


The biblical quote is mentioned in the Command & Conquer video game, and is thought to be the origin of the name for the Brotherhood of Nod, as the group's charismatic leader is also known only as Kane. Kane's command center, known as the Temple of Nod, also houses a coffin bearing the name Abel upon its surface, and the preserved body of his most trusted officer, Seth, whom Kane shot in the head after Seth's attempted coup d'etat. Their relationship is never explained; however, upon introducing himself to the player, Seth states that he is "Seth. Just Seth. From God, to Kane, to Seth." “Command & Conquer” redirects here. ... The Brotherhood of Nod, often simply referred to as Nod or The Brotherhood, is one of three prominent fictional factions in the Tiberian series of Westwood Studios Command & Conquer real-time strategy video games. ... Kane Within the fictional universe of Westwood Studios Command & Conquer real-time strategy video games, Kane is the nefarious and seemingly immortal mastermind behind the ancient and secretive Brotherhood of Nod society. ...


In music

Classic rock Journey (band) mentions the east of eden in their song "Frontiers" from their 1983 Frontiers (album).: "And all the heroes have gone east of Eden, we all need new frontiers." Journey is an American rock band formed in 1973 in San Francisco, California. ... Frontiers, Journeys eighth album, was released in February of 1983 on the Columbia Records label. ...


Tom Waits mentions the land of Nod in his song "Singapore" from the 1985 album Rain Dogs: "We sail tonight for Singapore, we're all as mad as hatters here I've fallen for a tawny Moor, took off to the land of Nod..." Thomas Alan Waits (born December 7, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and actor. ... Rain Dogs is an album by Tom Waits, released in August of 1985 (see 1985 in music). ...


Bob Dylan's song "Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum", from the 2001 album Love and Theft, refers to those "Livin' in the Land of Nod, Trustin' their fate to the hands of God". This article is about the recording artist. ... Love and Theft is an album by Bob Dylan, released in 2001. ...


The gothic rock band To/Die/For sings about the Land of Nod in the song "Vale of Tears", in the verse "Sleep well my darling, and leave this vale of tears behind. Land of Nod is a better place". Gothic rock (sometimes called goth rock or simply goth) is a genre of rock music that originated during the late 1970s. ... To/Die/For is a Finnish Gothic metal band from the town of Kouvola, assembled in 1999. ...


Musician / cartoonist Sean Hartter refers to "Nod" as a place with his "The Man From Nod" [1] electronic/live music project. Here "Nod" is meant to be a wilderness of jumbled ideas and disjointed notions, the opposite of Eden...much more like the state of a dreaming mind.


The heavy metal band High On Fire included a song called "Return To Nod" on their album Death Is This Communion High on Fire is a heavy metal band from Oakland, CA, USA. Their music is generally classified as stoner metal or doom metal. ... Death Is This Communion is the fourth full-length album by High On Fire. ...


The gothic, darkwave band The Cruxshadows refer to Nod in their song called "East" from the 2003 album "Ethernaut" with the repetitive phrase "East of Eden." The Crüxshadows The Crüxshadows are a darkwave band from Florida, formed in 1992 by Rogue, Sean Flanagan, and Tim Curry. ... Ethernaut is a 2003 album by The Crüxshadows. ...


The German rock group Unloved uses the phrase "heading nod" in the corresponding song from the 2006 album "Killersongs" as a metaphor for dealing with unpardonable guilt. Nod becomes not a certain land but a state of self-forgiveness ("It only remains for me to leave, a ridiculous 'sorry' on my lips. it only remains for me to live, telling, I didn't mean it"). This article is about metaphor in literature and rhetoric. ... “Guilty” redirects here. ...


Other uses

Colloquially, the state of heroin or opioid intoxication is referred to as "being in the land of Nod". This is because the most pleasant phase of the high is characterized by people "nodding off" into their own little world. An opioid is a chemical substance that has a morphine-like action in the body. ...


As a child enters sleep it is also said they are heading off to the "land of nod".


In Inherit the Wind, the character Henry Drummond (based on Clarence Darrow, says, "And Cain went out from the presence of the Lord and dwelt in the land of Nod on the East of Eden and Cain knew his wife. Now where the hell did she come from?" Inherit the Wind is a play by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee, which opened on Broadway in January 1955, a 1960 Hollywood film based on the play, and three television remakes. ... Clarence Seward Darrow (April 18, 1857 Kinsman Township, Trumbull County, Ohio - March 13, 1938 Chicago) was an American lawyer and leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union, best known for defending teenaged thrill killers Leopold and Loeb in their trial for murdering 14-year-old Bobby Franks (1924) and...


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Land of Nod - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (415 words)
The Land of Nod is a place in the Book of Genesis of the Hebrew Bible, located "to the east of Eden", to which Cain was banished after murdering his brother Abel.
Land of Nod is the name of a small hamlet in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England.
Colloquially, the state of heroin or opioid intoxication is referred to as "being in the land of Nod".
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