Metaphysical meaning of Atroth-shophan (mbd)
Atroth-shophan (A. V., Atroth, Shophan), at'-roth-sho'-phan (Heb.)--Shophan: covered; concealed; hidden (especially under ground); crafty; cunning. Atroth: crowns. Atroth-shophan: crowns of craftiness.
Meta. The subtle, underhanded, deceitful way by which the thoughts, beliefs, and activities that are symbolized by the Amorites (see AMORITES) work to retain their hold in man's consciousness and life. But Atroph-shophan, after the Israelitish conquest of the Amorites, was given over to the Israelitish tribe of Gad (fortune, seer), who fortified it and made it a fold for sheep. Thus this thought center that Atroth-shophan signifies is cleansed by truer, purer, more understanding, and more honorable intents and becomes a shelter for pure, natural, obedient life thoughts and forces (a fold for sheep).