Beds in Easton's Bible Dictionary
(Heb. mittah), for rest at night (Ex. 8:3; 1 Sam. 19:13, 15,
etc.); during sickness (Gen. 47:31; 48:2; 49:33,
etc.); as a
sofa for rest (1 Sam. 28:23; Amos 3:12). Another
(er'es) so rendered denotes a canopied bed, or a bed
curtains (Deut. 3:11; Ps. 132:3), for sickness (Ps.
In the New Testament it denotes sometimes a litter
coverlet (Matt. 9:2, 6; Luke 5:18; Acts 5:15).
The Jewish bedstead was frequently merely the divan
platform along the sides of the house, sometimes a
portable frame, sometimes only a mat or one or more
only material for bed-clothes is mentioned in 1 Sam.
Sleeping in the open air was not uncommon, the
himself in his outer garment (Ex. 22:26,27; Deut.
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