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Metaphysical meaning of Argob (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Argob (mbd)
Argob, är'-gob (Heb.)--a heap of .stones; to stone any one; stony; hard; durable; strong.

A rocky territory in Bashan. It comprised "threescore great cities with walls and brazen bars." It was under the dominion of Og, king of Bashan, an Ammonitish ruler, until he was defeated by the Israelites (Deut. 3:4). Then Argob became a part of the possessions of the half tribe of Manasseh (I Kings 4:13).

Meta. Judging from its meaning, as well as from its fortified cities, its rocky location, and the cliffs that bordered it, Argob must symbolize a very strong defensive state of consciousness in man. This, when controlled by the sense or carnal mind (when under the rule of Og, the Ammonitish king), would be hard, quarrelsome, and resistant. But when it is taken over and lifted up by the Israelites (spiritual or religious thoughts seeking truer expression), Argob becomes a firm, positive, and invincible factor in the establishment of the consciousness in Truth.

Preceding Entry: Aretas
Following Entry: Aridai