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Metaphysical meaning of Emim (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Emim (mbd)
Emim (A.V., Emims), e'-mlm (Heb.)--the terrible; formidable people; terrors; objects of terror, i.e., idols.

A race of giants, like the Anakim (Gen. 14:5). They lived formerly in the land of Moab. "The Emim dwelt therein afore-time, a people great, and many, and tall, as the Anakim: these also are accounted Rephaim, as the Anakim; but the Moabites call them Emim" (Deut. 2:10, 11).

Meta. Terrors; fears. They are a race of giants in human consciousness. They are the product of man's believing in the outer formed world, and in the conditions that man has built up, as being real and true. In this way belief in a power of evil is established in consciousness and man fears and dreads many things.

One overcomes fear by knowing the one Presence and the one Power, the good omnipotent. By setting his love on God, man enters into good and becomes strong in the knowledge that in all God's universe there is nothing to fear. Thus he realizes the fearlessness and the courage that are necessary to his proper spiritual unfoldment.

Preceding Entry: Emek-keziz
Following Entry: Emmaus