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Metaphysical meaning of Gahar (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Gahar (mbd)
Gahar, ga'-här (Heb.)--lurker; lurking place; hiding place; concealment; prostration.

His children were of the Nethinim who returned from the Babylonian captivity (Ezra 2:47).

Meta. A hidden thought of deep lowliness and humility, which is carried to excess because of its being based on a feeling of servitude to God instead of being based on a realization of divine sonship. (The Nethinim were servants--many of them were slaves, virtually--who did the menial work in the Temple and the Temple worship.)

Preceding Entry: Gaham
Following Entry: Gaius