Metaphysical meaning of Anem (mbd)
Anem, a'-nem (Heb.)--double fountain; two fountains; two springs.
A Levitical city in the allotment of Issachar (I Chron. 6:73).
Meta. A springing up of life and substance for both the spiritual and the seemingly material phases of man's being (double fountain). Levites pertain to the mental and spiritual of man; Issachar (bearing hire, reward, tribute) refers more to the earthly, or body consciousness. His are "the hidden treasures of the sand," substance (Deut. 33: 19; see Gen. 49:14, 15, also). A belief in separation is suggested (two fountains, two springs) as though the body received its sustenance from an earthly or physical source while soul and spirit were nourished from a different one. The truth is that there is but one life and one substance for the whole man and for all creation; there is but one source of both the manifest and the unmanifest, of all being, and that source is spiritual. Even the apparently physical body of man must be nourished with words of Truth, since "man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God."
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