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Metaphysical meaning of Beeroth Bene-jaakan (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Beeroth Bene-jaakan (mbd)
Beeroth Bene-jaakan (A. V., Beeroth of the children of Jaakan), be-e'-roth ben'-e-ja'-a-kan (Heb.)--wells of the children of Jaakan; wells of the children of the wrestler.

A place where the children of Israel halted while journeying through the desert on their way to the Promised Land (Deut. 10:6). In Numbers 33:31 it is called Bene-jaakan.

Meta. Jaakan was a Horite. In unredeemed man the issues of life (wells) are actuated by carnal tendencies and desires that appear to be very deep-seated. These are symbolized by the Horites, who were enemies of the Israelites. The Israelites typify true thoughts with their expression in the consciousness and body.

In that which Jaakan signifies there is a degree of intelligence that works in the sense plane and helps to open the way to a higher realm of thought, even the spiritual. By spiritual thinking (the children of Israel in their highest symbology) the inner forces of one's being are redeemed from material beliefs and practices, and they become in truth a source of unlimited, never failing, ever present life and wholeness. We are told in Proverbs 16:22 that "understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it."

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