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Metaphysical meaning of Amal (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Amal (mbd)
Amal, a'-mal (Heb.)--labor; laboring; toil.

A descendant of Asher, in the land of Canaan (I Chron. 7:35). His father was Helem.

Meta. A belief that the exertion of one's strength (Helem, the father, signifies strength) is hard work and is accompanied by fatigue (laboring, toil). This belief really belongs to the old carnal thoughts, but if we are not watchful it finds its way into what we intend to make "spiritual service." All one's use of strength and faculties should be joyful, to increase one's powers and to give loving service.

Preceding Entry: Amad
Following Entry: Amalek