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Metaphysical meaning of Habakkuk (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Habakkuk (mbd)
Habakkuk, ha-bak'-kuk (Heb.)--embracing; infolding, i.e., with the hands or arms; a favorite; a lover; a wrestler; a struggler; an idler.

One of the minor prophets. Little or nothing authentic is known of his life, though from the nature of his prophecies he must have lived in Jeremiah's time, during the reign of Jehoiakim, king of Judah. He must have written his prophecies just before the conquest of Judea by Nebuchadnezzar and the Chaldeans (Hab. 1:1).

Meta. The clearness of vision in us that, looking into the working of the thoughts of our consciousness, foresees their fruition and holds tightly to (embraces) that which is good and true, while it wrestles, or struggles, with the error in an attempt to purge it out.

Most of the old Jewish prophets emphasized the error side of things more than they did the good side. We find that our intellectual ideas of religion and Truth are prone to dwell on and magnify the results of evil, while the true Christ Spirit reveals and builds up the good, which alone can overcome seeming evil and injustice.

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