Metaphysical meaning of Gomer (mbd)
Gomer, go'-mer (Heb)--organic accumulation; organized aggregation; full and complete; finished; perfected; ended.
a Son of Japheth, and grandson of Noah (Gen. 10:2). b In Ezekiel 38:6 we find a prophecy against "Gomer, and all his hordes"; evidently this Gomer was a nation hostile to Israel. c The adulterous wife of Hosea, the prophet (Hos. 1:3); she was the daughter of Diblaim.
Meta. Japheth, son of Noah, pertains to the intellect, or reasoning faculty, in man. Man cannot by intellectual reasoning understand or come in conscious touch with God, Spirit. Human reason in its greatest perfection and completion (Gomer) fails to reach spiritual wisdom and Truth. There is no real building, preserving quality in it; it is always destructive in the end. So human reason is an enemy to pure spiritual understanding; it is adulterous in that it looks to the outer and depends upon man-devised resources, even while proclaiming its perfect trust in God.
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