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Metaphysical meaning of Amittai (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Amittai (mbd)
Amittai, a-mlt'-tai (Heb.)--truthful; true.

Father of Jonah (II Kings 14:25; Jonah 1:1) .

Meta. The tendency in us to adhere very closely to that which we believe to be true (truthful Meta). This tendency is good, but if it is of the intellect alone, rather than of the spiritual consciousness, we are likely to become narrow and condemnatory in our dealings with ourselves and with others. Amittai signifies in us that intellectual adherence to truthfulness which lacks the love and the mercy that cover a multitude of shortcomings. The Amittai thought demands an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. This attitude causes an inner condemnation and a fearfulness that are destructive (Jonah) because as yet no man has attained that perfect state wherein he needs no longer to be dealt with forgivingly and mercifully. All hard judgment, even though it may be truthfully given so far as the outer man is concerned, comes back to one in the same measure in which it has been sent out.

Preceding Entry: Amaziah
Following Entry: Ammah