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Metaphysical meaning of Beth-gader (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Beth-gader (mbd)
Beth-gader, beth-ga'-der (Heb.)--house of the wall, i. e., a walled house; an inclosure; a fortification; house of obstruction.

A city of Judah (I Chron. 2:51). It is thought to be the same place as Geder. Geder was a very old city of the Canaanites that was captured by Joshua (Josh. 12:13).

Meta. A consciousness of protection, of defense, of unconquerable strength (house of a wall, walled place, signifying a strongly fortified place). This consciousness is very deep-seated, having been established in the subconscious, elemental life forces of the individual from the beginning of his existence. The truth of Being, protected all along the way and ultimately arriving at manifest perfection, is really innate in every person. Every one carries with him the belief that he will come out all right in the end. However, the thought of God, Spirit, as a wall round about one brings with it a sense of limitation (an inclosure, house of obstruction) to those persons who are still beset by sense beliefs and desires, yet have a degree of insight into Truth. Such persons are unable to express Truth freely; they are also held back from sense expression. Thus are they bound until they enter more whole-heartedly into the light and freedom of Spirit.

Preceding Entry: Beth-ezel
Following Entry: Beth-gamul