Metaphysical meaning of Gazez (mbd)
Gazez, ga'-zez (Heb.)--shearer; cut close; shaved; cut off.
Meta. Caleb, in the highest, truest sense, represents spiritual faith and enthusiasm. He believed that the Israelites were able to go up and possess the Promised Land. Through faith the I AM is ready and willing to enter the inner consciousness and possess the people (soul forces). Ephah, Caleb's concubine, symbolizes the soul reaching out for Truth, though as yet darkened by sense beliefs. Gazez, the child of this union--meaning shearer, one who cuts off or severs something from an object--refers to the putting off of the seeming soul darkness of ignorance, that true light may shine throughout both mind and body.
Gazites, ga'-zltes (fr. Heb.).