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Metaphysical meaning of Hadoram (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Hadoram (mbd)
Hadoram, ha-do'-ranl (Heb.)--Hadar is high; highly ornamental; powerful; pompous majestic.

a Son of Joktan (Gen. 10:27). b Son of Tou, king of Hamath, whom Tou sent to David to salute and bless him because David had defeated Hadarezer, king of Zobah (I Chron. 18:10). c An Israelite who was over the men subject to taskwork in David's, Solomon's, and Rehoboam's reigns. He was stoned to death by the Israelites when King Rehoboam sent him to collect tribute from them (II Chron. 10:18). This latter Hadoram is called Adoniram in I Kings 4:6, and Adoram in II Samuel 20:24.

Meta. The lifting up of the outer, sense mind of man, and the attributing of power and might to it as though it were man's highest source of light and good. This belief also held sway, to a certain extent at least, in the Hadoram who was an Israelite. It causes the thought for which he stands in our consciousness to become hard and exacting, and in consequence to become impotent.

Preceding Entry: Hadlai
Following Entry: Hadrach