A Deep Sleep Quiz

So David took the spear and water jug near Saul’s head, and they left. No one saw or knew about it, nor did anyone wake up. They were all sleeping, because the Lord had put them into a deep sleep.

  • 1 Samuel 26:12

In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls on people as they slumber in their beds,

  • Job 33:15

I have written a few times recently about not catching up on my sleep.  I thought really hard about a quiz topic and the thought of deep sleep came to mind.  There are twelve verses in the Bible where “deep sleep” is in the verse.  I just used two of them, so I hope I can make a question out of each of the other ten.

If I fail, I hope I do not lose any sleep over it.

Actually, one of the remaining verses has “deep” and “sleep” in the same verse, but it does not say “deep sleep.”

The Questions:

#QuestionBible ReferenceAnswer(s)
1God placed a man into a deep sleep and removed a rib.  Who is the man, and what did God do with the rib?  
2Abram had offered sacrifices as God commanded, but then God puts Abram into a deep sleep.  What does God then do?  
3In this verse, Elijah is talking to a group of people about someone else.  He suggests that this person is deep in thought or possible sleeping.  Who is he talking to and about whom?  
4Eliphaz claims that he received something in deep sleep when challenging Job about how righteous Job claimed to be.  What did Eliphaz say he received in deep sleep.  
5In a proverb couplet, shiftless go hungry and what brings on deep sleep?  
6A prophet said that in a deep sleep, the prophets had their eyes sealed and the seers had their heads covered.  Whose prophets and seers?  
7Daniel’s first deep sleep produced a dream.  What were the animals in the dream and what did they represent?  
8In the chapter following where Daniel falls into a deep sleep the second time, he sees a vision of a man who explains things to come, involving kings from what directions?  
9Who was in a deep sleep while the ship’s crew was throwing the cargo overboard in a storm in the Mediterranean Sea?  
10And now for the only reference to Deep sleep in the New Testament.  Eutychus fell into a deep sleep and then what happened while Paul was preaching?  

In the Bible, “deep sleep” might mean deep enough to do surgery or it might mean deep enough to see visions and dream dreams.

But in sleep studies, there are different types of sleep.  Health monitoring watches that monitor deep sleep are looking for movement and heart rate.  When the heart rate slows to a steady rate, the watch tracks sleep, but deep sleep is considered when there is no movement and the heart rate is low and steady.  That could be simple deep sleep or it could be REM sleep (Rapid Eye Movement) when the body is essentially paralyzed.  Either way, the deep sleep detected by the watch is considered the restful sleep.

From my experience, some of the light sleep is not sleep at all.  I can awaken in the night and decide to not get out of bed, but I will get the tablet out and check on things like this blogsite or read the Bible or do some research.  In the morning, the watch, since I never got up and walked around, considers that light sleep.

As for deep sleep, I struggle if I do not get about three and a half hours of deep sleep.  My body simply does not get enough rest.  Nearing five hours of deep sleep, I often have trouble waking up completely.  My best days are when I get four to four and a half hours of deep sleep each night, regardless of how much light sleep I get.  Note: I almost always get more light sleep than deep sleep, but there are some blessed nights when…  I think God knows I need the deep sleep and I will get four hours of deep sleep with only two hours of light sleep.  That little total sleep indicates waking up early to take my wife for dialysis.

Bible References:

#QuestionBible ReferenceAnswer(s)
1God placed a man into a deep sleep and removed a rib.  Who is the man, and what did God do with the rib?Genesis 2:21 
2Abram had offered sacrifices as God commanded, but then God puts Abram into a deep sleep.  What does God then do?Genesis 15:12 
3In this verse, Elijah is talking to a group of people about someone else.  He suggests that this person is deep in thought or possible sleeping.  Who is he talking to and about whom?1 Kings 18:27 
4Eliphaz claims that he received something in deep sleep when challenging Job about how righteous Job claimed to be.  What did Eliphaz say he received in deep sleep.Job 4:13 
5In a proverb couplet, shiftless go hungry and what brings on deep sleep?Proverbs 19:15 
6A prophet said that in a deep sleep, the prophets had their eyes sealed and the seers had their heads covered.  Whose prophets and seers?Isaiah 29:10 
7Daniel’s first deep sleep produced a dream.  What were the animals in the dream and what did they represent?Daniel 8:18 
8In the chapter following where Daniel falls into a deep sleep the second time, he sees a vision of a man who explains things to come, involving kings from what directions?Daniel 10:9 
9Who was in a deep sleep while the ship’s crew was throwing the cargo overboard in a storm in the Mediterranean Sea?The answer is the name of a book, chapter:verse 1:5 
10And now for the only reference to Deep sleep in the New Testament.  Eutychus fell into a deep sleep and then what happened while Paul was preaching?Acts 20:9 

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

  • Matthew 11:28

Are you not getting enough sleep, or at least enough restful sleep?  Go to God.  Jesus promises us the rest that we need.  He might not deliver every night, but I have learned that I do not need a lot of deep sleep every night.  Three bad nights in a row, however, usually leads to a totally unproductive day.  But I usually get a great night’s sleep that night.

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The Answers:

#QuestionBible ReferenceAnswer(s)
1God placed a man into a deep sleep and removed a rib.  Who is the man, and what did God do with the rib?Genesis 2:21Adam and God made Eve from the rib.
2Abram had offered sacrifices as God commanded, but then God puts Abram into a deep sleep.  What does God then do?Genesis 15:12God gave Abram a vision about how Abram’s descendants would take the land promised to Abram, but the Amorite sin had not reached full measure yet.
3In this verse, Elijah is talking to a group of people about someone else.  He suggests that this person is deep in thought or possible sleeping.  Who is he talking to and about whom?1 Kings 18:27Elijah is taunting King Ahab’s Baal priests and he is referring to the false god Baal.
4Eliphaz claims that he received something in deep sleep when challenging Job about how righteous Job claimed to be.  What did Eliphaz say he received in deep sleep.Job 4:13A disquieting dream.
5In a proverb couplet, shiftless go hungry and what brings on deep sleep?Proverbs 19:15Laziness
6A prophet said that in a deep sleep, the prophets had their eyes sealed and the seers had their heads covered.  Whose prophets and seers?Isaiah 29:10David’s City, Jerusalem
7Daniel’s first deep sleep produced a dream.  What were the animals in the dream and what did they represent?Daniel 8:18Ram – Mede-Persian empire and the shaggy goat – the Greek empire
8In the chapter following where Daniel falls into a deep sleep the second time, he sees a vision of a man who explains things to come, involving kings from what directions?Daniel 10:9North and South.  The first three kings of Persia are obvious as well as references to Cleopatra.
9Who was in a deep sleep while the ship’s crew was throwing the cargo overboard in a storm in the Mediterranean Sea?The answer is the name of a book, chapter:verse 1:5Jonah
10And now for the only reference to Deep sleep in the New Testament.  Eutychus fell into a deep sleep and then what happened while Paul was preaching?Acts 20:9He fell from the window and died, but Paul, through the Spirit’s power, raised him from the dead.

Whether you did well on this quiz or, ummm, not so well, for the first video.  Here is Chris Tomlin and LeCrae, singing Awake my Soul.  After all, we sleep so that we can be truly awake.

And here is Awaken Me, sung by Casting Crowns.

And here is Beckah Shae singing, Awake.  With references to dry bones…

And what about a specific morning?  This is Guy Penrod, singing Then Came the Morning.

If you like these Saturday morning Bible quizzes, but you think you missed a few, you can use this LINK. I have set up a page off the home page for links to these Saturday morning posts. I will continue to modify the page as I add more.

Soli Deo Gloria.  Only to God be the Glory.

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