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Metaphysical meaning of Dumah (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Dumah (mbd)
Dumah. du'-mah (Heb.)--mute; dumb; silence; land of silence, i.e., Sheol; a tomb.

a A son of Ishmael (Gen. 25:14). b A city in the hill country of Judah (Josh. 15:52). c A place that is mentioned in connection with Arabia (Isa. 21:11).

Meta. The condition that man calls death (mute, dumb, land of silence, i.e., Sheol, a tomb); also the state of man wherein he is dead through his trespasses and sins (see Eph. 2:1). This latter state leads to the death experience; one must be awakened out of his belief in limitation, sin, disease, inharmony, and death in order to become established in abiding, omnipresent life. The "hill country" of Judah signifies a high consciousness of praise and prayer. Through prayer, words of Truth, and praise of life and good based on the Christ, one is raised out of the sin-and-death consciousness.

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