Metaphysical meaning of Chedorlaomer (mbd)
Chedorlaomer, ched-or-la'-o-mer (Heb. of doubtful origin)--sheaf band; handful of sheaves; roundness of a sheaf.
King of Elam (Gen. 14:1, 17). He was one of the four kings who made war against the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah in Abraham's time, and took Lot captive. Lot was released and these kings were destroyed by Abraham. Fallows says of Chedorlaomer: "His Elamite name would be Kudur-Lagamar, meaning the servant of the goddess Lagamar, who, perhaps, represented the Dawn."
Meta. The generative functions of the body given over to the expression of sex lust. The kings of Genesis 14:2, who served Chedorlaomer for twelve years and then rebelled, represent ruling thoughts in the hidden, sense consciousness of man. The substance of these ruling energies is given over to the use of the functions pertaining to generation to build them up and strengthen them in sense expression. In time, however, this constant waste of substance in sex ways causes a deterioration of the whole man, and even the desire for sex expression leaves him: the ruling tendencies in his sense nature (kings) rebel against Chedorlaomer. He is of course frightened then, and goes to war with these kings to restore his dominion over them; he believes that youth (Elam) and the renewal of life, represented by the "Dawn" (the goddess Lagamar), depend upon his vigor and strength, and the only way that he knows of judging this power and vigor is by the strength of sex desire. He does not understand that age and decrepitude are brought about largely by the waste of the body substance in sense ways. He needs to learn that in his conserving the substance of his body temple by overcoming lustful desires and practices, and by lifting his thoughts and acts to higher and more spiritual expression, his life will be renewed from day to day; thus he will find the fountain of eternal youth, vigor, and unfailing strength.
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