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Metaphysical meaning of Chilmad (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Chilmad (mbd)
Chilmad, chl'-mad (Heb.)--inclosed; surrounded; closed.

A place in Asia that is mentioned with Sheba and Asshur, and with Haran, Canneh, and Eden. It is supposed to have bordered on the Euphrates River. In the prophet's lamentation over Tyre, Chilmad is named among the "traffickers in choice wares, in wrappings of blue and embroidered work, and in chests of rich apparel, bound with cords and made of cedar" (Ezek. 27:23, 24).

Meta. The picture of Tyre as given by Ezekiel shows it to symbolize sense consciousness puffed up with pride and self-sufficiency. Chilmad signifies an active state of thought of the same character as Tyre. It is apparently wholly taken up with sense. It is surrounded by error, and is closed against spiritual Truth; it traffics in materiality carnal reasonings and sense pleasures--and it holds a high place in the esteem of the personal self in man.

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Following Entry: Chimham