Metaphysical meaning of Abdiel (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Abdiel (mbd)
Abdiel, ab'-d1-el (Heb.)--servant of God.

A Gadite, who lived in Gilead in Bashan (I Chron. 5:15, 16).

Meta. Gad means fortune, or fortunate; also, a troop, and refers to the power faculty in individual consciousness. (See GAD.) Gilead means enduring rock, and Bashan means smooth, fertile soil, fruitful. So it is quite evident that the thought of service that Abdiel (servant of God) typifies has reference to the expression of power and strength in relation to bountiful supply and increase of good.

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