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Metaphysical meaning of Giloh (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Giloh (mbd)
Giloh, g,l'-loh (Heb.)--welling up; rejoicing; uncovering; laying bare; revealing; making naked; migration; exile.

A city in the hill country of Judah (Josh. 15:51). Ahithophel, David's counselor who joined Absalom in his conspiracy against David, was a native of Giloh (II Sam. 15:12).

Meta. Intellectual perception of Truth rejoicing because of its insight into spiritual things. It is not really spiritual in itself, however, and is an exile in so far as the kingdom of heaven is concerned, since the least of one's truly spiritual thoughts is greater than one's highest intellectual perceptions. Jesus said of John the Baptist, who represents the intellectual concept of Truth, that though there are none greater who are born of women, yet he that is but little in the kingdom is greater than John. (See AHITHOPHEL.) Thus purely intellectual knowing is laid bare, is revealed in its real light, and must take a secondary place in consciousness as true spiritual understanding increases.

Preceding Entry: Gilgal
Following Entry: Gilonite