Overview of dreams in the bible – and their meaning

A summary and brief explanation of each of the night dreams recorded in the bible.

What dreams are in the bible?

What do the dreams in the bible mean, and why did God give them?

This article reviews 25 biblical examples – and briefly explores their meaning, their purpose, and the real-life outcome.

Bookmark this page so you can reflect and pray on each example personally!

I approach dream interpretation from a biblical perspective. My belief is that our dreams can come from God, and understanding them is best understood within the context of an ongoing relationship with Him.

If you have just come across this post and are new to dream interpretation, it is worth mentioning that dreams are symbolic in nature. You might find it helpful to read Understand your dreams: A bible-based introduction to dream language and my 3 step dream interpretation method to give you a foundation.

Introducing dreams in the bible

I have had the privilege of studying the bible for more than 40 years and interpreting dreams for more than 15 of those. I have discovered that many biblical interpretation principles can also help unravel the mysteries in our dreams.

This article examines the real examples of dreams in the bible – because these are an excellent tool for learning about dream interpretation.

You might be surprised at how many dreams there are! I have identified 25 direct and indirect examples, each with different characteristics and purposes, going back even to the time of Abraham.

I have found 25 direct and indirect records of dreams in the bible.

Some of them give warnings or direction, some give strategy or insight, others are prophetic dreams, and some are direct encounters with God or angels!

About the list of dreams

In the section below I have listed each of the dreams in the bible, along with thoughts and reflections for each one. Some are well-known, but many are not!

Here is an explanation of some of the terms I have used:

  • Title – My own title to help describe the main dream content.
  • Dreamer – The person who had the dream.
  • Direct reference – Where the dream is directly referred to as a dream in the major bible translations.
  • Indirect reference – Where the context suggests it was a dream, for example the person was asleep or it is described as a night vision. Some translations may refer to it as a dream.
  • Literal – The dream message is clear without the need for interpretation.
  • Symbolic – The dream language is metaphorical and needs interpreting.
  • Category – One or two suggested categories that the dream may fall in.

For each dream, I have also provided a brief description and purpose, described the outcome where it was recorded in the bible, and added some thoughts and links for further reading where relevant.

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Dreams in the Old Testament

The Old Testament contains numerous examples of dreams and their interpretation. The largest number are recorded in Genesis, in the days of Abraham, Jacob, and Joseph. There are a few more dotted throughout the time of Judges and Kings, and then some significant ones during the prophet Daniel’s time in Babylon.

Dreams in the time of the Patriarchs

1Genesis 15:12-21
DreamerAbram
Title“I have given this land to your descendants”
Direct/indirectIndirect – it says that Abram was asleep when this happened.
Literal/symbolicLiteral – God spoke clearly to Abram.
CategoryPersonal prophecy/ Encounter with God.
DescriptionThis dream was prophetic of the events that would happen to Abram’s descendants and reiterating God’s promise to give them the land of their inheritance. The Abramic covenant was also established.
PurposeTo reaffirm the promise God had given Abram in Genesis 12 and explain how it would be fulfilled.
OutcomeThese events unfolded as described and are recorded in the biblical narrative.
NotesThis is one of the most important events in the Old Testament – and happened while the recipient was asleep! It also gives insight that when the bible talks about visions (e.g., in Genesis 15:1) these might also have happened in dreams.
Further readingFor more on this subject, see How did God speak to people in bible times? This dream also features in The power of dreams: A picture is worth 1000 words.
2Genesis 20:3-7
DreamerAbimelek, King of Gerar
Title“Do not touch Sarah”
Direct/indirectDirect – we are told that this was a dream.
Literal/symbolicLiteral – God spoke clearly and directly to Abimelek.
CategoryWarning
DescriptionThis dream was a conversation between God and Abimelek. Abraham had been pretending that Sarah was his sister. In the dream, God told Abimelek that Sarah was Abraham’s wife, and that it would go badly for him and his household if he touched her. He told him to return Sarah to Abraham.
PurposeTo advise Abimelek of the deception so he could make the right decision about Sarah.
OutcomeSarah was restored to Abraham. Abraham was saved from his own stupidity. Abimelek and his household were restored and kept safe.
NotesThis is the first mention of dreams in the bible. It is remarkable how ‘matter-of-fact’ this account is of God appearing and speaking clearly and directly to this king through a dream.
Further readingThis is the first direct dream mentioned in the bible, and features in Dream Symbols and the Law of First Mention.
3Genesis 28:10-16
DreamerJacob
TitleGod speaks to Jacob from a heavenly ladder
Direct/indirectDirect – we are told that this was a dream.
Literal/symbolicLiteral – The vision and message did not need interpreting.
CategoryPersonal prophecy / Encounter with God.
DescriptionJacob was on his way to find a wife.  In the dream he saw a ladder reaching into heaven with God above it. God spoke and personally blessed him and his descendants with the same promise that Abram was given in Genesis 12, and prophesied that He would bring Jacob safely back to this land.
PurposeThis is an affirmation for Jacob, so that he could receive his destiny personally from God, not just second-hand from his father.  This would have been very timely as he was about to choose a wife with whom he would raise a family!
OutcomeJacob made a personal commitment to God, with the understanding that God would be with him and protect him.
NotesJacob seemed to literally see into heaven while he was asleep! Also, I love how God personally encouraged Jacob at a key time of his life.
Further readingThis dream features in Engaging heaven in your dreams
4Genesis 31:10-13
DreamerJacob
TitleBusiness strategy with speckled goats mating
Direct/indirectDirect – we are told that this was a dream.
Literal/symbolicLiteral – it was clear and did not need interpreting.
CategoryStrategy and direction
DescriptionJacob had been living with his uncle in Haran, where Laban had taken advantage of Jacob’s help for many years.  Jacob described a dream he once had, where he saw the male speckled goats mating.  God then reminded Jacob that He had been blessing him – and told Jacob it was time to go back to the land of his birth.
PurposeTo give Jacob a strategy for breeding abundant healthy speckled herds, and then to prompt Jacob to return to Canaan with God’s blessing and provision.
OutcomeRead the previous chapter (Genesis 30:31-43) to see this God-given strategy outworked: Jacob implemented the plan and it made him extremely prosperous.  After this dream Jacob gathered his wives and livestock and left Haran as instructed.
NotesIt is possible that what Jacob recounts here is a conglomerate of previous dreams – where God gave him strategy and supernatural knowledge about the breeding strategy, and the latest dream of God telling him it’s time to go home!
Further readingIf you are intrigued by the science behind this supernatural strategy, I think this explanation is good at answersingenesis.org. Also see Dreams are creative: Finding answers to problems in your sleep.
5Genesis 31:24
Laban, uncle of Jacob
“Be careful what you say to Jacob”
Direct/indirectDirect – we are told that this was a dream.
Literal/symbolicLiteral – it was clear and did not need interpreting.
CategoryWarning.
DescriptionLaban was angrily chasing Jacob (who had fled after the previous dream). God spoke to him in a dream and warned him not to let his coming interaction with Jacob deteriorate into a bad outcome.
PurposeTo protect Jacob from harm – and prevent Laban from acting in a way he might later regret.
OutcomeLaban heeded the advice of the dream. Although he and Jacob had a heated discussion, they ended with making an agreement not to harm each other.
NotesYoung’s Literal Translation says, “Take heed … lest thou speak with Jacob from good unto evil.” God wasn’t telling Laban not to talk to Jacob, just to show restraint when he did so.
Picture of shepherd carrying a speckled sheep

Dreams in the time of Joseph

6Genesis 37:5-8
DreamerJoseph, son of Jacob
Title“Your sheaves bowed down to my sheaves”
Direct/indirectDirect – we are told that this was a dream.
Symbolic/literalSymbolic – it needed interpreting.
CategoryPersonal prophecy.
DescriptionJoseph dreamed that his brothers’ sheaves in the field all came and bowed down to his own sheaf.
PurposeAffirming an aspect of Joseph’s future calling and destiny. (He would need to hold on to this during the difficult years ahead).
OutcomeAt the time, it just annoyed Joseph’s brothers when he told them the dream.  But it was clearly fulfilled years later (See Genesis 42).
NotesIt is helpful to see that the brothers understood the meaning of ther dream and gave an interpretation, although they did not accept it at the time.  I also find it interesting that the dream used the symbol of grain. It was the issue of grain (which Joseph subsequently had plenty of but his brothers did not) which led them to come and bow down to him years later in Egypt. 
7Genesis 37:9-11
DreamerJoseph, son of Jacob
TitleThe sun, moon, and eleven stars bow down
Direct/indirectDirect – we are told that this was a dream.
Symbolic/literalSymbolic – it needed interpreting.
CategoryPersonal prophecy.
DescriptionJoseph dreamed that the sun, moon and eleven stars bowed down to him.
PurposeTo confirm the previous dream relating to his calling and destiny. This dream also added his parents into the scenario (represented by the sun and moon)!
OutcomeThis was fulfilled as per the previous dream.
NotesIt seems unwise for Joseph to have told his brothers about the dream, but, paradoxically, him doing so was one of the factors leading to its fulfilment!
8Genesis 40:9-13
DreamerPharaoh’s chief cupbearer
TitleThe vine and the grapes
Direct/indirectDirect – we are told that this was a dream.
Symbolic/literalSymbolic – it needed interpreting.
CategoryPersonal prophecy.
Brief DescriptionThis man was imprisoned with Joseph, and Joseph interpreted his dream.  In the dream, he saw three branches bearing grapes, which he squeezed into Pharaoh’s cup.
The purposeThis was prophetic about the cupbearer’s pending release from prison and reinstatement to his former office.
The outcomeThe cupbearer was restored to his former office 3 days later. See Genesis 40:20-22.
Anything of noteJoseph had accurately interpreted the dream. The cupbearer would normally have served wine to Pharaoh each day, so the 3 branches of grapes represented 3 days until this dream would be fulfilled.
Further readingFor more about timing indicators see Keys for understanding the timing of dreams.
9Genesis 40:16-19
DreamerPharaoh’s chief baker
TitleBaskets of bread eaten by birds
Direct/indirectDirect – we are told that this was a dream.
Symbolic/literalSymbolic – it needed interpreting.
CategoryPersonal prophecy.
DescriptionThis man was also in prison, and Joseph interpreted the dream.  In the dream he saw three baskets of bread. The birds were eating food out of the top basket on his head.
PurposeThis was prophetic about his coming death. It also served the purpose of being a second confirmation of Joseph’s dream interpretation accuracy.
OutcomeThe chief baker was hanged three days later, and the dream was fulfilled exactly as per Joseph’s interpretation.
NotesThe dream appears to be very similar to that of the cupbearer (see previous dream), but on closer examination the meaning was the opposite.
10Genesis 41:1-4
DreamerPharaoh
TitleSeven fat cows and seven thin cows
Direct/indirectDirect – we are told that this was a dream.
Symbolic/literalSymbolic – it needed interpreting.
CategoryNational prophecy
DescriptionHe dreamed that 7 healthy fat cows came out of the Nile and grazed in the grass, followed by 7 gaunt cows which ate up the fat cows.
PurposeTo warn Pharaoh (as leader of Egypt) of a severe famine that was coming and to advise him of the timing so he could prepare. The 7 fat cows represented 7 years of plenty, and the 7 thin cows represented 7 year of famine during which they would need to eat food reserves from the first 7 years.
OutcomeThis was fulfilled exactly as per Joseph’s interpretation.  Due to this dream the whole of Egypt and surrounding lands were saved from starvation during this famine.
NotesWe are subsequently given the interpretation and fulfillment in Genesis 41:25-26, so this is a good dream to help us learn about dream symbols.
11Genesis 41:5-7
DreamerPharaoh
TitleSeven plump and seven thin ears of grain
Direct/indirectDirect – we are told that this was a dream.
Symbolic/literalSymbolic – it needed interpreting.
CategoryNational prophecy.
DescriptionHe dreamed that 7 plump ears of grain came, followed by 7 thin ears which swallowed up the plump ears,
PurposeThe meaning is the same as per the previous dream. The 7 plump ears of grain represented 7 good crop harvest years, and the 7 thin ears of grain represented 7 years of famine.
OutcomeThe dream’s message was fulfilled, and the nation was saved from starvation because Pharoah listened to Joseph’s advice.
NotesWhere two dreams carry the same meaning, they are a witness/confirmation of the message, and it is established.
Picture of a cow standing in water

Dreams in the time of Judges and Kings

12Judges 7:9-15
DreamerA Midianite
TitkeA barley loaf flattened their tent
Direct/indirectDirect – we are told that this was a dream.
Symbolic/literalSymbolic – it needed interpreting.
CategoryProphecy
DescriptionGideon’s people (the Israelites) were preparing to fight the Midianites, but they were facing huge odds.  God told Gideon to go into the enemy camp, where he overheard a man telling this dream: A loaf of barley tumbled into the camp of Midian and flattened the tent.
PurposeThis dream was mainly for Gideon’s benefit to encourage him, but it also served the purpose of striking fear into the Midianite camp. 
OutcomeGideon was emboldened and carried out the attack plan God gave him, and they gained the victory just as the dream had foretold.  The dream both prophesied and facilitated this outcome.
NotesThe man who had the dream took it seriously and recognised that it was about Gideon. The Midianites had been oppressing the Israelites and stealing their grain, causing them to become poor farmers – thus the symbol of the barley loaf!
131 Kings 3:5-15
DreamerKing Solomon
Title“Ask me for what you want”
Direct/indirectDirect – we are told that this was a dream.
Symbolic/literalLiteral – God spoke plainly to Solomon.
CategoryEncounter with God
DescriptionGod appeared to Solomon in a dream and offered him whatever he wanted. Solomon asked for wisdom and discernment so he could rule Israel justly.  God was pleased and said he would grant his request, but also give him riches and honour.
PurposeTo affirm Solomon’s position as king early on in his reign, and to equip him for the role.
OutcomeSolomon was given everything that was promised in this dream (as evidenced in the rest of 1 Kings 3).
Anything of noteThis conversation happened in a dream, but it was recorded as being a real encounter: God imparted wisdom to Solomon that he didn’t have before.
14Song of Solomon 3:1-4, 5:2-8
DreamerA bride-to-be
TitleLooking for my beloved
Direct/indirectIndirect – we know that she was asleep.
Symbolic/literalLiteral – she dreamed of her beloved.
CategorySelf-condition
DescriptionIn these chapters we find what seem to be confusing snippets of the bride-to-be recounting her dreams and nightmares, interspersed with real conversations and memories.
PurposeThis dream gives a window into what’s going on in the thoughts and emotions of the bride-to-be; it reveals the depth of love that she has for her betrothed, and her longing for the consummation of their marriage. It also reveals some of her fears.
OutcomeFrom the rest of the book, it appears that at some point they did get married!
NotesThere may be a deeper level of interpretation, where dreams like these can be symbolic of relationship with God.
Further readingI enjoyed this explanation of the dream aspect at poemanalysis.com. Also, check out these articles: Dream symbols: Weddings; Background colour and Atmosphere in dreams; Levels of interpretation of dreams.
Picture of lady in wedding dress running through the woods

Dreams in the time of Daniel

15Daniel 2
DreamerNebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon
TitleA great statue
Direct/indirectDirect – we are told that this was a dream.
Symbolic/literalSymbolic – it needed interpreting.
CategoryInternational prophecy
DescriptionHe dreamed of a great statue with a head of gold, breast and arms of silver, belly and thighs of bronze, legs of iron, and feet of iron and clay. A stone struck the statue and became a mountain that filled the earth.
PurposeThis was a prophetic dream relating to world history, and foretold the kingdoms that would rule over the earth from that time until the coming of Jesus and the kingdom of God.
OutcomeDaniel interpreted the dream. The immediate effect was that the king fell on his face in awe, and promoted Daniel to ruler over the whole province.  (Later it led to pride and he made a gold statue!) We can also see from history that this dream was accurate and the events came to pass.
NotesThis is a helpful dream because the interpretation is given, and we can see from hindsight how it was fulfilled. Also, Nebuchadnezzar did not actually tell anyone the dream, but God revealed it to Daniel in a night vision.
Further readingFor a simple picture and explanation of the kingdoms depicted in the dream, try this web page: ‘The Great Image in Nebuchadnezzar’s dream‘.
16Daniel 4
DreamerNebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon
TitleA great tree which is cut down
Direct/indirectDirect – we are told that this was a dream.
Symbolic/literalSymbolic – but becomes more literal towards the end.
CategoryPersonal prophecy
DescriptionHe dreamed of a great and beautiful tree that gave shelter to many creatures, which was then cut down to a stump.  It then seemed to be a man, who was given a decree about a period of living like an animal.
PurposeTo warn Nebuchadnezzar that if he did not change, he would go through a period of humbling where he would eat grass like the cattle for 7 years until he acknowledged God as Lord of all.
OutcomeDaniel interpreted this dream, and it came to pass exactly as per Daniel’s interpretation.
NotesThe fantastic thing about this account is that it written in the words/testimony of King Nebuchadnezzar himself.  What an incredible document to have!
17Daniel 7
DreamerDaniel
TitleFour beasts and the Ancient of Days
Direct/indirectDirect – we are told that this was a dream.
Symbolic/literalSymbolic – but it becomes more literal.
CategoryInternational prophecy, encounter with God
DescriptionDaniel dreamed of four beasts which arose from the sea in succession, followed by various horns. In the midst of this he saw a throne, the Ancient of Days, books being opened, and ‘One like a Son of Man’.  After that, someone in the dream gave him the interpretation.
PurposeThis dream gave a prophetic timeline between that time period and the coming of Jesus -and forewarned them of what to expect.  This would have encouraged the Jews, and the followers of Jesus during persecution, knowing it was all part of a bigger plan.
OutcomeThe dream and its interpretation were fulfilled in history so accurately that some people suggest it must have been written afterwards. This dream (and Daniel 8) help bring clarity and additional details to Nebuchadnezzar’s statue dream.
Anything of noteThis is a good example of writing dreams down.  Also, in Daniel 7:1 he refers to these ‘night visions’ as being part of his dreams, indicating that the terms were used interchangeably. It also suggests that some of his other visions, e.g., in chapter 8, might also have been received in dreams.
Further readingRead more about Daniel’s dreams in 7 reasons to record dreams from the biblical example of Daniel.
Picture of a mosaic lio, with text: Daniel saw a dream and visions in his mind as he lay on his bed , Daniel 7:1

Dreams in the New Testament

In the New Testament there are five dreams recorded surrounding the birth of Jesus alone! In the book of Acts, a couple of Paul’s visions are recorded that probably occurred in dreams, as they are referred to as night visions.

Dreams at the time of Jesus

18Matthew 1:18-21
Joseph, future husband of Mary
“Go ahead and marry Mary”
Direct/indirectDirect – we are told that this was a dream.
Symbolic/literalLiteral – the angel speaks directly.
CategoryDirection and encounter with an angel
DescriptionMary had become pregnant by the Holy Spirit, so Joseph wanted to call off their forthcoming marriage. An angel visited him in a dream to let him know that Mary was telling the truth and he should marry her.
PurposeTo affirm Joseph’s calling to marry Mary and be the earthly father to Jesus.
OutcomeHe did marry her, and he followed the angel’s instructions. He was able to protect and support Mary in raising Jesus and take on the responsibility that was his destiny.
NotesThe angel called Joseph ‘son of David’ and gave him the responsibility of naming the child Jesus. How wonderful for Joseph to have this personal confirmation that raising the Messiah was his destiny too, not just Mary’s!
Further readingRead more about encountering angels in dreams at Meeting angels in your dreams.
19Matthew 2:12
DreamerThe Magi
Title“Do not return to Herod”
Direct/indirectDirect – we are told that this was a dream.
Symbolic/literalUnknown.
CategoryDirection
DescriptionKing Herod had asked the Magi to tell him where the ‘Messiah’ was if they found him.  All we know is that after finding Jesus, they were warned through a dream not to return to Herod.
PurposeTo stop them inadvertently putting the baby Jesus in danger.
OutcomeThey went home a different way, as per the message of the dream.
NotesWe don’t know what the dream was, or how they understood the message, just that they took it seriously and appreciated the importance of dreams.
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Matthew 2:13
DreamerJoseph, husband of Mary
Title“Take your family to Egypt”
Direct/indirectDirect – we are told that this was a dream.
Symbolic/literalLiteral – the angel speaks directly.
Type of DreamDirection and encounter with an angel.
DescriptionAn angel appeared to Joseph in a dream and informed him that Herod was going to try and kill the baby Jesus. The angel gave him clear direction to urgently flee Bethlehem and take the family to Egypt.
PurposeTo enable Joseph to save Jesus from being killed by Herod.
OutcomeHe was obedient and took the family to Egypt. It was so urgent that they actually left in the middle of the night!
NotesThis is the second recorded time that an angel appeared to Joseph in a dream.  This seems to be the primary way that God guided Joseph.
Further readingRead more about the dreams surrounding Jesus birth at The night dreams saved Christmas.
21 and 22Matthew 2:19-22  (There are two dreams here)
DreamerJoseph, husband of Mary
Titles“Take your family to Israel” and “Take your family to Galilee”
Direct/indirectDirect – we are told that these were dreams.
Symbolic/literalLiteral – the angel speaks directly.
CategoryDirection and encounter with an angel
DescriptionAn angel appeared in a dream and told Joseph that it was safe to take his family back to Israel, then he received further warnings in a second dream, and specific direction to go to Galilee.
PurposeTo enable Joseph to continue to keep the family safe, and to let him know when it was safe to return to Israel.
OutcomeJoseph was obedient, they were able to return from Egypt, and the family was kept safe from harm.
NotesThere are two dreams here, but we only know the details of the first one. I love how closely God guided Joseph through those difficult years.
23Matthew 27:19
DreamerPilate’s wife
Title“Jesus is a righteous man”
Direct/indirectDirect – we are only told that she had a dream.
Symbolic/literalUnknown – we just know that the dream troubled her.
CategoryWarning.
DescriptionThis dream was near the end of Jesus’ life. Jesus had come before Pilate for judgment. The previous night, Pilate’s wife had a troubled dream, convincing her that Jesus was innocent. She sent Pilate a message to tell him.
PurposeIt is interesting to wonder the purpose of this dream, as it didn’t seem to change the outcome. Maybe it was simply to give witness to Jesus’ innocence – for the record!
OutcomePilate did try to provide a way out for Jesus, but in the end chose to accommodate the people’s wishes for the sake of peace, rather than pursuing justice.
NotesThe substance of her dream is unknown, we just know that it disturbed her, and she was convinced of the meaning.
Picture of man washing hands over a bowl, with text: See that you have nothing to do with that righteous man, for last night I suffered greatly in a dream because of Him.

Dreams in the book of Acts

24Acts 16:9
DreamerPaul
TitleA man calling from Macedonia
Direct/indirectIndirect – it is described as a vision in the night.
Symbolic/literalLiteral – it was a clear call and needed no interpretation.
CategoryDirection.
DescriptionPaul was on a missionary journey and at a point of decision about where to go next. In the night, he ‘saw’ a man calling from Macedonia.  He understood this to be guidance for him to go to there.
PurposeTo direct Paul in his journey, to a place where people were hungry for the gospel.
OutcomePaul was obedient and went to Macedonia.  Many people responded to the gospel message there, and Paul subsequently planted churches in places such as Thessalonica and Corinth.
NotesThe Message bible translates this as a dream..
25Acts 18:9
DreamerPaul
Title“Keep on speaking and do not be afraid”
Direct/ ndirectIndirect – it is described as a vision in the night
Symbolic/literalLiteral – This seems like a direct word from God
CategoryDirection.
DescriptionPaul was preaching in Corinth despite much opposition, and many were responding to his message.
PurposeTo encourage Paul to keep on speaking, and to reassure him of God’s protection.
OutcomePaul was obedient and was able to continue teaching there for another year and a half.
NotesThe Message bible again translates this as being a dream.
Picture of man standing on beach, with text: That night Paul had a dream: A Macedonian stood on the far shore and called across the sea.. "Come... help us!"

Conclusion and interesting facts

This article is a comprehensive list of each of the dreams in the bible, with a short overview and reflection on each one. We have considered 25 examples of dreams from the Old and New Testaments. Here are some interesting facts from those dreams:

  • 21 are definitely described as dreams, and 4 are probably dreams.
  • 24 are clearly described as containing messages from God.
  • 17 are recorded in the Old Testament, and 8 in the New Testament.
  • 10 are primarily symbolic and needed interpreting.
  • 12 contain messages from God which need no interpretation – whether that was via an angelic messenger or by encountering God Himself.
  • 12 are prophetic, ranging from personal prophecies to ones involving international events.
  • 11 contain guidance/directions or warnings.

There are a large variety of dreams described in the bible: Some of them are described at length, whereas some are only mentioned in passing. With some, we only have the message it contained, without any details of the dream itself.

However, when they are all considered together, these dream accounts offer a wide-ranging source of information that can help our understanding of dreams – and they provide insight into how God speaks through them.

So, if you are interested in understanding dreams, I thoroughly recommend you spend some time reading and praying through the biblical examples, to see what you can learn from them. Bookmark this page to save yourself time hunting for them all – and work through each one!

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Leave a comment below if you discover something interesting or God speaks to you during your quest!

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