Metaphysical meaning of Betonim (mbd)
Betonim, bet'-o-nlm (Heb.)--pistachio nuts (so called on account of their shape); mounds; humps; bellies; hollows; the inmost parts, i. e., where one thinks and feels.
Meta. Spasmodic attempts to lift up the consciousness (pistachio nuts, mounds, humps) guided by impulse, or by one's feelings, apart from real, orderly, consistent Truth thinking (the inmost parts, i. e., where one thinks and feels, bellies, hollows). A sense of order and power is gained from that which Gad signifies (this Canaanitish city was allotted to Gad) . (See GAD .)