Sense of the Day: Resting Place (Temporary)

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Sense: resting place (temporary)

n. — a place where a person or animal can rest temporarily.

Judah has gone into exile with suffering and hard servitude; she lives now among the nations, and finds no resting place [מָנוֹחַ]; her pursuers have all overtaken her in the midst of her distress.

Lamentations 1:3 (NRSV)

Sometimes the Bible Sense Lexicon helps us see possible connections between texts. Consider today’s example verse in relation to Deuteronomy 28:65: “Among those nations you shall find no ease, no resting place [מָנוֹחַ] for the sole of your foot. There the Lord will give you a trembling heart, failing eyes, and a languishing spirit” (NRSV). On the one hand, both texts deal with the concept of exile. On the other hand, the phraseology is not quite the same, with the Deuteronomy verse speaking of a resting place for the sole of one’s foot. Do you think these two texts are related? If so, what might that relationship be?

What is the Bible Sense Lexicon?

Sense of the Day is based on content from Logos’ Bible Sense Lexicon, which organizes biblical Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek words by meaning based on a variety of semantic relationships. Sense of the Day provides examples of senses in context, along with insight into their application for theology and interpretation.

The Bible Sense Lexicon is a Logos dataset available in Logos 5 Gold and higher base packages. If you’re enrolled in the Logos Academic Discount Program, you can also find the Bible Sense Lexicon in the Biblical Languages base package. Take your studies even further by exploring semantic domains, engaging the biblical text like never before.

Learn more about the Bible Sense Lexicon.

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