Metaphysical meaning of Gebal (mbd)
Gebal, ge'-bal (Heb.)--twisted cord for binding; a line; boundary line; boundary; border; limits; mountain, i.e., a natural boundary.
A Phoenician city. It is mentioned with Edom, Moab, Ammon, and Amalek, in Psalms 83:6, 7, and with Tyre in Ezekiel 27:8, 9 (Tyre and Sidon were cities of Phoenicia). In Joshua 13:5 we read of the land of the Gebalites.
Meta. That in sense consciousness which marks the limits, the boundary line, of purely human conquest, capacity, and influence apart from the recognition and acknowledgment of God, Spirit, as the one source of all true dominion and power. (Phoenicia means land of palm trees; also purple and red. Palm trees refer to conquest, victory; purple signifies power; red typifies life activity.)
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