A headrest, whether made out of goats’ hair (conjectural translation in 1Sam 19:13, 1Sam 19:16) or another material, such as stone (Gen 28:11; Gen 28:18). The pillow (NRSV: “cushion”) on which Jesus slept in the boat (Mark 4:38) was probably a seat pad.

1Sam 19:13

13Michal took an idol and laid it on the bed; she put a net of goats' hair on its head, and covered it with the clothes.

1Sam 19:16

16When the messengers came in, the idol was in the bed, with the covering of goats' hair on its head.

Gen 28:11

11He came to a certain place and stayed there for the night, because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones of the place, he put it under his head and lay do ... View more

Gen 28:18

18So Jacob rose early in the morning, and he took the stone that he had put under his head and set it up for a pillar and poured oil on the top of it.

Mark 4:38

38But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him up and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?”

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