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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 1409 dream
1409 dream

1409 dream

A series of images or thoughts experienced in one’s mind while asleep. A means by which a divine message may be conveyed while the recipient sleeps. God may communicate directly in the dream, or interpretation may be necessary.

Direct communication through dreams

Ge 31:24 See also Ge 20:3,6; 1Sa 28:6,15; 1Ki 3:5,15; Job 33:14-15; Mt 1:20; Mt 2:12-13,19-20,22

Dreams involving unusual images

Ge 28:12-15; Ge 31:10-13; Ge 37:5-7,9; Ge 40:9-11,16-17; Ge 41:1-7; Jdg 7:13; Da 2:31-35; Da 4:10-17

God is the source of interpretation of such dreams

Da 2:26-28 See also Ge 40:8; Ge 41:15-16,25,28; Da 4:24

Interpretation of unusual images

Ge 40:12-13,18-19; Ge 41:26-31; Jdg 7:14-15; Jer 23:28; Jer 31:23-26; Da 2:36-45; Da 4:19-26

Revelation to prophets through dreams

Nu 12:6; Joel 2:28 See also Da 1:17; Da 2:19-23; Ac 2:17

Dreams and false prophets

Dt 13:1-3 See also Dt 13:5; Jer 23:25-27,32; Jer 27:9; Jer 29:8-9; Zec 10:2

Ordinary dreams

Isa 29:7-8 Not every dream is a vehicle for divine communication. Most are part of the natural process of sleep. See also Job 7:13-15; Ps 73:20; Ecc 5:3,7; Isa 56:10

See also

1020God, all-knowing
1439revelation
1469visions
4428corn
4534vine
5263communication
5533sleep, physical
6694mystery
7730explanation
7772prophets
8124guidance
8281insight

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