Metaphysical meaning of Hakkoz (mbd)
Hakkoz (in A.V. I Chron. 4:8, Coz, and in Ezra 2:61, Koz), hak'-koz (Heb.)--the thorn; the thorn bush; the briar; the wounding; the cutting of fruits; the harvest; the summer; the nimble.
a A Levite priest, to whom the seventh lot fell for service in the temple, in David's reign (I Chron. 24:10). b A Judahite, father of Anub (I Chron. 4:8). The children of the Hakkoz of Ezra 2:61 could not show their genealogy and so were put from the priesthood; this was after the return from the Babylonian captivity.
The thorn, the annoyance or cause of trouble, connected with this name, is a doubt on our part at times as to the truth of some new idea or experience that comes to us. This doubt is caused by our confusion of thought. Then we hesitate to accept the idea, or to see good in the experience; we may even go so far as to think it evil and cast it out of consciousness. This is symbolized by the Hakkoz whose descendants could not show their genealogy after their return from the Babylonian captivity, and so were expelled from the priesthood.