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Metaphysical meaning of Akan (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Akan (mbd)
Akan, a'-kan (Heb.)--keen; acute; twisted; warped; perverted; keen of vision.

A chief of the Horites, grandson of Seir (Gen. 36:27); in I Chronicles 1:42 he is called Jaakan.

Meta. A ruling thought, or at least a very strong, influential thought, in the sense consciousness. This thought aids in diverting the individual from the Truth, and causes much trouble in the flesh. It is acute, and is quick to perceive (keen) on the sense plane, but is blind (warped, twisted) to the real truth of man's being.

The Horites were closely associated with the Edomites, the descendants of Esau. They were inhabitants of the land of Seir before they were overcome by Esau. After that they lived in the land along with the Edomites. Horites means cave dwellers; Seir means rough, hairy. Considered metaphysically, the Horites, like the Edomites, have their seat of action in the physical organism. The Horites refer more especially to deep-seated (cave dwellers) error, fleshly tendencies, and activities of the physical in man than the Edomites do, though both symbolize phases of the body consciousness.

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