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Metaphysical meaning of Gadarenes (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Gadarenes (mbd)
Gadarenes (A.V., Gergesenes), gad-arenes' (Gk. fr. Heb.)--fortunate; organized; assembled; trooped in; walled about; fortified.

Inhabitants of Gadara (Matt. 8:28. Gadara means walled. Gerasenes is another name for the same people.

Meta. Strongly organized thoughts of energy and power in the subconscious realm of mind in man. When freed from carnal desires and warring tendencies, these thoughts will work mightily for the good of the individual, but in their unredeemed or error-possessed state they are very violent and destructive. (Upon coming into the land of the Gadarenes, Jesus was met by "two possessed with demons, coming forth out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man could pass by that way"--see Mark 5:1 also--and Jesus cast the demons out of the men and healed them.)

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