Metaphysical meaning of Ahimaaz (mbd)
Ahimaaz, a-hlm'-a-az (Heb.)--brother of travail; brother of power, i. e., powerful effort; brother of wrath; brother of anger, i. e., irascible; (my) brother is anger.
a Son of Zadok the priest and a messenger of David's (II Sam. 15:36). He was a very fast runner. On one occasion David said of him, "He is a good man, and cometh with good tidings" (II Sam. 18:27). He was very tactful and kind in breaking the news of Absalom's death to David. b The father of Ahinoam, the wife of King Saul (I Sam. 14:50); c Ahimaaz of Naphtali was the husband of Basemath, a daughter of Solomon (I Kings 4:15).
Meta. Ahimaaz does not stand in man's consciousness for anything pertaining to our present day idea of wrath, anger, or touchiness. Ahimaaz the son of Zadok represents an inner quickness of thought, an intuition that is of Spirit and is governed by love and brotherly kindness. This intuition will warn one when one i9 in danger of erring, and will do much toward showing one the right path to choose if one will but listen. The thought that Ahimaaz signifies also urges one to persevere in the effort to break through the seeming denseness of error to the full light of Truth (brother of power; i. e., powerful effort) .
Preceding Entry: Ahilud
Following Entry: Ahiman