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Metaphysical meaning of Baal-tamar (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Baal-tamar (mbd)
Baal-tamar, ba'-al-ta-mär (Heb.)--lord of the palms; place of palm trees; lord of the columns.

A place in Benjamin where the other tribes of Israel fought against the Benjamites and killed 25,100 of them because of the lewdness of certain Benjamites in Gibeah, and because the Benjamites would not destroy the ones who acted so wickedly (Judg. 20:33).

Meta. Tamar means palm, or palm tree, and Baal is lord as applied to the outer formed world instead of formless Spirit. In olden times palm branches were carried before conquerors in celebration of their triumphs. Palms denote victory and resurrection. The palms in the hands of the multitude (Rev. 7:9) signify victory over all error and its results. Baal-tamar (lord of the palms) represents the attributing of conquering power to outer efforts instead of to the Christ within one.

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