Metaphysical meaning of Abida (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Abida (mbd)
Abida, a-bl'-då (Heb.)--father of knowledge, i. e., knowing; father of wisdom; father of understanding.

Son of Midian (Gen. 25:4).

Meta. The belief that knowledge comes through the senses (father of knowledge, i. e., knowing). The Midianites, descendants of Midian, were enemies of the Israelites. They represent contentious thoughts, and judgment or discrimination in sense consciousness. The judgment of the senses, based on outer appearances, produces discordant thoughts, jealousies, and so forth.

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Preceding Entry: Abib
Following Entry: Abidan