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SLEEP
Also see Rest, Death

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Genesis 2:21, 15:12 - (a deep sleep, like anesthesia)
Genesis 16:2, 19:32, Exodus 22:16 - (sexual relations)
Genesis 28:11 - (rest)


SLEEP [International Standard Bible Encyclopedia]

slep: Represents many words in Hebrew and Greek.
For the noun the most common are shenah, and hupnos; for the verb, yashen, shakhabh, and katheudo.

The figurative uses for death (Deuteronomy 31:16, etc.) and sluggishness (Ephesians 5:14, etc.) are very obvious.

See DREAM; DREAMER.

DEEP SLEEP [International Standard Bible Encyclopedia]

(tardemah, verb radham, from a root meaning "to be deaf"):
The verb radham has no further meaning than "to be fast asleep" (Judges 4:21; Jonah 1:5), but the King James Version used "deep sleep" as a translation only in Daniel 8:18; 10:9, where a sleep supernaturally caused (a "trance") is meant (compare "dead sleep" in Psalms 76:6). The Revised Version's insertion of deep sleep in place of The King James Version's "fast asleep" in Judges 4:21 is consequently unfortunate.

The noun tardemah has the same meaning of "trance" in Genesis 2:21; 15:12; 1 Samuel 26:12; Job 4:13; 33:15, but in Proverbs 19:15; Isaiah 29:10, it is used figuratively of torpor. In Acts 20:9 (huipnos bathtus), heavy natural sleep is meant.

Burton Scott Easton


SLEEP [Thompson Chain Reference]
Of the Righteous Sweet

    Psalms 3:5
    Psalms 4:8
    Psalms 127:2
    Proverbs 3:24
    Proverbs 6:22
    Jeremiah 31:26
    Mark 4:38
    Acts 12:6
    SEE Rest, Enjoined (Physical)

The Love of, a Mark of Indolence

    Proverbs 6:4
    Proverbs 6:9
    Proverbs 6:10
    Proverbs 10:5
    Proverbs 19:15
    Proverbs 20:13
    Proverbs 23:21
    SEE Slothfulness
    SEE Sluggard, The
    SEE Poverty
Spiritual

    Warnings against
        Isaiah 56:10
        Mark 13:35
        Mark 13:36
        Romans 11:8
        Romans 13:11
        Ephesians 5:14
        1 Thessalonians 5:6
        SEE Insensibility
        SEE Dullness
        SEE Spiritual; Deafness 

Symbol of Death

    2 Samuel 7:12
    1 Kings 2:10
    1 Kings 11:43
    1 Kings 22:50
    Job 14:12
    Psalms 13:3
    Matthew 9:24
    Acts 7:60
    1 Corinthians 15:51
    SEE Death
General References to Natural

    Genesis 15:12
    Genesis 28:11
    1 Samuel 26:12
    1 Kings 19:5
    Job 4:13
    Daniel 8:18
    Jnh 1:5
    Matthew 8:24
    Matthew 26:40

SLEEP, PHYSICAL

    Of the Righteous Sweet
        Psalms 3:5
        Psalms 4:8
        Psalms 127:2
        Proverbs 3:24
        Proverbs 6:22
        Jeremiah 31:26
        Mark 4:38
        Acts 12:6
        SEE Rest, Enjoined (Physical)
    The Love of, a Mark of Indolence
        Proverbs 6:4
        Proverbs 6:9
        Proverbs 6:10
        Proverbs 10:5
        Proverbs 19:15
        Proverbs 20:13
        Proverbs 23:21
        SEE Slothfulness
        SEE Sluggard, The
        SEE Poverty
    A Symbol of Death
        2 Samuel 7:12
        1 Kings 2:10
        1 Kings 11:43
        1 Kings 22:50
        Job 14:12
        Psalms 13:3
        Matthew 9:24
        Acts 7:60
        1 Corinthians 15:51
        SEE Death
    General References to Natural
        Genesis 15:12
        Genesis 28:11
        1 Samuel 26:12
        1 Kings 19:5
        Job 4:13
        Daniel 8:18
        Jnh 1:5
        Matthew 8:24
        Matthew 26:40
SLEEP, SPIRITUAL, warnings against

    Isaiah 56:10
    Mark 13:35
    Mark 13:36
    Romans 11:8
    Romans 13:11
    Ephesians 5:14
    1 Thessalonians 5:6
    SEE Insensibility
    SEE Dullness
    SEE Spiritual; Deafness 

WAKEFULNESS

    Common Causes of Loss of Sleep
        Burdens of State
            Esther 6:1
        Sickness
            Job 7:4
            Job 7:5
            Job 30:17
        Care of Wealth
            Ecclesiastes 5:12
        Old Age
            Ecclesiastes 12:4
            Daniel 2:1
        Grief and Remorse
            Daniel 6:18
            Daniel 6:19
    Exhortations to Moral and Spiritual
        Isaiah 26:19
        Isaiah 51:17
        Isaiah 52:1
        Romans 13:11
        1 Corinthians 15:34
        Ephesians 5:14
        SEE Exhortations


Sleeplessness

    Common Causes of Loss of Sleep
        Burdens of State
            Esther 6:1
        Sickness
            Job 7:4
            Job 7:5
            Job 30:17
        Care of Wealth
            Ecclesiastes 5:12
        Old Age
            Ecclesiastes 12:4
            Daniel 2:1
        Grief and Remorse
            Daniel 6:18
            Daniel 6:19 


SLEEP [Easton's Bible Dictionary] (none)


SLEEP [Smith's Bible Dictionary] (none)