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Metaphysical meaning of Dimnah (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Dimnah (mbd)
Dimnah, dlm'-nah (Heb.)--dung pit; manure; offal; refuse.

A city of Zebulun that was given over to the Merari Levites (Josh. 21:3,). It is thought to be the same place as Rimmono of I Chronicles 6:77.

Meta. In Philippians 3:8 Paul tells us that in suffering the loss of all things, he counted them "but refuse" that he might win Christ. In the Authorized Version the word "dung" is used instead of "refuse." Dimnah therefore (meaning dung pit, manure, offal, refuse, and being a city of Zebulun given over to the Levites) would stand for denial, a letting go of thoughts and possibly of certain substances in the organism that are no longer needed by the individual; but if retained would become refuse and would cause impurity, adulteration of thought and of body substance--dis-ease. (Dung, in eastern countries, in Palestine especially, is dried and used for fuel. This carries further the thought signified by Dimnah: that which is denied out of consciousness is fit only to be burned).

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