Metaphysical meaning of Elishah (mbd)
Elishah, e-l;'-shah (Heb.)--God firmly establishes; God sets upright; uprightness of God; God saves; God who is a help.
Son of Javan and grandson of Japheth, who was one of Noah's three sons (Gen. 10:4). In prophesying of the destruction of Tyre, Ezekiel says, "Blue and purple from the isles of Elishah was thine awning" (Ezek. 27:7).
Meta. Even the human reasoning in man acknowledges that God is the saving power of His people (Japheth refers to the intellect, or reason, in man). Javan means clayey soil, productiveness, as it relates to the physical and material. The intellectual powers of man are human and they are deceiving, yet they are productive on their own plane, and back of the intellect is that which knows God to be the one true, helping, sustaining. saving power in man. This knowing force is represented by Elishah.
Elishama, e-l;sh'-a-ma (Heb.)--whom God hears; God of hearing, i.e., understanding; God is hearer.
a A son of David (II Sam. 5:16). b A priest during the reign of Jehoshaphat, king of Judah (II Chron. 17:8). c The name of other Israelitish men (Num. 1:10; I Chron. 2:41).
Meta. The inner assurance that God hears and answers the true desires of His people, and that Spirit is the source of true understanding.
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