Metaphysical meaning of Bamoth (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Bamoth (mbd)
Bamoth, ba'-moth (Heb.) --high places; heights; sepulchral mound; hill chapels.

A place in which the Israelites camped while they were on their way to the Promised Land (Num. 21:19). It was a city of the Moabites, situated on the river Arnon, or near it, and was allotted to the tribe of Reuben; it is called Bamoth-baal in Joshua 13:17, and "the high places of the Arnon" in Numbers 21:28. (See margin also.)

Meta. Arnon refers to the life current in man, and Bamoth, or Bamoth-baal (the height or sanctuary of Baal) signifies the exaltation of carnality. In other words, Bamoth symbolizes the honor and the veneration (worship) that the carnal mind (Moab) gives to the life forces for use in sensuality. No idol is served more persistently by man in sense consciousness than this one. Bamah must be lifted up and redeemed by Reuben, who represents sight, the seeing or perceiving mind. This clear seeing reveals the truth about life and its right functioning in man for his eternal good.

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