Metaphysical meaning of Beroea (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Beroea (mbd)
Beroea (A. V., Berea), be-roe'-å (Gk.) --well watered; watered.

A Macedonian city to which Paul and Silas went in order to get away from persecution such as they had suffered in Thessalonica (Acts 17:10). We read in Acts 17:11, 12, that the Jews of Beroea were more noble than those of Thessalonica in that they received the word readily and examined the Scriptures daily to see whether the things that Paul taught them were true, and many of them believed, also many of the Greeks, both men and women.

Meta. Macedonia stands for enthusiasm, the fervor of the soul in its desire for spiritual understanding and power. Thessalonica (ancient ThermÆ, meaning hot springs), a city of Macedonia from which Paul was driven by persecution of the Jews there, represents the burning or heated zeal of the soul in its desire for Truth; however, it is without a sufficient thinking balance, in this instance, to give tolerance and wisdom. At Beroea, while there is the same desire for Truth, there is also a readiness to look into that which differs from the old established religious thought. So Beroea signifies the zeal of the soul in religious matters, tempered by good judgment, tolerance, and intelligent willingness to examine all thoughts presented to it, that the real Truth may be discerned and received into consciousness. By understanding is any phase of man's consciousness watered so that the Truth may take root and grow and bring forth fruit.

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