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Metaphysical meaning of Be-eshterah (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Be-eshterah (mbd)
Be-eshterah (A. V., Beesh-terah), beesh'-te-rah (Heb.)--house of Ashtoreth; house of Ashterah; house of Astarte.

A city in Manasseh that was given to the Gershonite Levites (Josh. 21:27); it is the same as Ashtaroth of I Chronicles 6:71, and is a form of Beth-ashtaroth, meaning the "temple of Ashtoreth."

Meta. A state of consciousness in man that houses (shelters and protects) intellectual beliefs in the reality of the outer formed world, and in carnal sensations and pleasures. This city, being allotted to Manasseh (understanding) and given over to Levi (love), signifies that by means of an awakening to a degree of understanding of and love for Truth ideals the Be-eshterah state of thought is being lifted to a higher and truer level.

Preceding Entry: Beer-sheba
Following Entry: Being