Nod (Heb. id. נוֹד, flight [see below]; Sept. Ναϊvδ), the land east of Eden to which Cain fled after the murder of his brother (Ge 4:16). The name is plainly akin with the verb nud, נוּד, to flee; and means simply the land of exile or flight. It were, therefore, fruitless to seek for a country of this name in Asia, and its position must depend entirely upon that of Eden, which is uncertain. Von Bohlen, however, would follow an intimation of Michaelis. and understand it as a name of India (Genesis p. 59). (Calmet, s.v.; Schmidt, Bibl. Geograph. p. 42,447; Rosenmuler, Alterthum. I, 1:215 sq.; Tuch, Genesis p. 111.) SEE CAIN.

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