Metaphysical meaning of Goshen (mbd)
Goshen, go'-shen (Heb.)--drawing near.
a A land in Egypt, where Joseph's father and brothers and their families settled when they first went down into Egypt for sustenance during the famine in Canaan (Gen. 45:10). It was on the east side of the Nile, and was not far from the Red Sea. b A district in Palestine, between Gaza and (Gibeon (Josh. 10:41). c A city in the hill country of Judah (Josh. 15:51).
The bringing of Jacob and the brothers of Joseph with their families and their flocks down into the land of Egypt symbolizes the unification of the I AM (Jacob) with all the faculties of the mind, the life energies, and the substance of the whole man. They dwelt "in the land of Goshen" (unity).
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