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Metaphysical meaning of Hagab (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Hagab (mbd)
Hagab, ha'-gab (Heb.)--a locust; hiding; covering; leaping; bending.

His descendants were among the Nethinim who returned from the Babylonian captivity (Ezra 2:46).

Meta. A serving thought in man's religious consciousness, but with a somewhat biased, darkening, and destructive (locust) tendency. (See Revelation 9:310 and Exodus 10:12-15 for an insight into the destructive thought force that locusts symbolize.) Likewise a strong belief in evil works destructively in one's consciousness, even if with the belief in evil or with fear of it there is a desire and a willingness to serve God.

To serve God (good) fully and fruitfully one must learn to give all of one's thought substance to the good; one must quit building a destructive current in oneself by magnifying evil through believing in it, or by thinking about it as having any power to perpetuate itself.

Preceding Entry: Hadrach
Following Entry: Hagaba