Skip to main content

Metaphysical meaning of Achshaph (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Achshaph (mbd)
Achshaph, aeh'-shaph (Heb.)--dedicated speech; fascination; incantation; delusion.

A Canaanitish city that was allotted to the tribe of Asher when the Israelites took possession of the land of Canaan (Josh. 11:1; 12:20: 19:24, 25).

Meta. Achshaph was the capital city of one of the Canaanitish kings. These kings represent the ruling thoughts in the subconscious realm of mind in man; Canaan means lowland and refers to the subconsciousness. This aggregation of thoughts (city of Achshaph), which to a certain extent rules over the elemental forces in the subconsciousness, is of a misleading and destructive nature under the old sense or carnal belief (incantation, delusion), but when it is dedicated to the Lord it comes under a higher law (Achshaph was taken by the Israelites). Then these thoughts are elevated to the place of true prayer and worship of God, thus becoming a powerful influence for good in man's mind and body.

Preceding Entry: Achsah
Following Entry: Achzib