Metaphysical meaning of elders (mbd)
elders (I Kings 8:1).
Meta. The assembling of the "elders of Israel, and all the heads of the tribes, the princes of the fathers' houses of the children of Israel, unto king Solomon in Jerusalem" signifies a drawing together in conscious unity of all the intelligent directive powers of the spiritual self, to the standard of peace and harmony.
This process may take place without the conscious mind's understanding its import. The whole consciousness is made up of objective and subjective thoughts and their results. Like a chemical solution, they go through changes on the subjective side that are observed in their outer appearance only, and but dimly understood.