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Metaphysical meaning of Becher (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Becher (mbd)
Becher, be'-eher (Heb.)--early; first fruits; first-born; birthright; youth; firstling; young camel.

a Son of Benjamin (Gen. 46:21). b A son of Ephraim (Num. 26:35. In the margin Bered is suggested instead of Becher; this corresponds to I Chron. 7: 20).

Meta. Faith's first-born, first fruits, or first bringing forth of positive, upbuilding thoughts. Benjamin stands for the quality of faith in man's consciousness. Bela, Benjamin's eldest son, signifies the destroying and letting go of error--denial--that precedes the affirming, or laying positive hold, of Truth. Ephraim signifies the will.

The camel signifies power of endurance, strength, and patient perseverance. Fallows says, of the figurative use of the camel: "Multitude of camels and dromedaries of Midian, Ephah, Shebah, and flocks of Kedar and Nebaioth (Isa. 60: 6-8) most evidently refers to the future restoration of Israel, when 'they shall bring all your brethren out of all the nations for an oblation unto Jehovah, upon horses, and in chariots, and in litters, and upon mules, and upon dromedaries, to my holy mountain Jerusalem' (Isa. 66:20)." Young camel, therefore, in the meaning of the name Becher, signifies that this first bringing forth, by faith and will, of positive, uplifting thoughts in consciousness is of Jewish or Israelitish origin; that is, it belongs to the religious side of man's nature, that which is reaching after God, after the spiritual, and is growing in patience, perseverance, and strength.

It is thought that the Becher of the Benjamites and the Becher of the Ephraimites are the same, or are very closely related by intermarriage of this family of Benjamites with the other tribe. The will (Ephraim) is the executive power in man, and so in order that faith may bring forth the fruit of its positive ideas in outer corresponding conditions it has to make union with the will, since faith without works is dead--fruitless.

Preceding Entry: Bebai
Following Entry: Becherites