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Metaphysical meaning of Abarim (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Abarim (mbd)
Abarim, ab'-a-rim (Heb.)--regions beyond; passages; fords; crossings.

A range of mountains in the country of Moab, opposite Jericho (Num. 33:47, 48; Deut. 32:49).

Meta. The Moabites were descended from Lot, whose name means hidden, a covering, dark colored. Lot's domain is the flesh, the part of man's consciousness that is still in darkness. Mountains are high places in consciousness. Among the peaks in this range of mountains (Abarim) are Nebo, Pisgah, and Peor. It was from the top of one of these mountain peaks that Moses was shown the land of Canaan, which was to be possessed by the Israelites. It was there that Moses died, that the Moses consciousness or understanding of divine law was merged into the I AM (Joshua), positive expression of the law. Abarim, therefore, though situated in Moab (the flesh or carnal consciousness) represents high, inspiring thoughts that look away from error over into the Promised Land; that see the possibility of the elevation of the whole man, spirit, soul, and body, to spiritual consciousness.

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