Metaphysical meaning of Hapharaim (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Hapharaim (mbd)
Hapharaim (A.V., Haphraim), haph'a-ra'-im (Heb.)--double wells; two pits; diggings; excavations; searchings; explorations; plottings; spyings.

A border city in Issachar (Josh. 19:19).

Meta. Hapharaim, in its definitions, shows how life can work destructively in consciousness as well as constructively, according to the use that man makes of it. If the life realization is doubly strong (double wells) because of a very active zeal (Issachar), and destructive sense thoughts rule the man, the pit, hell, inharmony, will be doubly in evidence (two pits). The idea of searching, digging into consciousness, for understanding and power, is also suggested in Hapharaim. This can also result in increased truth or error according to the purity and sincerity of the searching, or the selfishness and deceptiveness of the personal, which may yet rule the individual in degree.

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Preceding Entry: Hanun
Following Entry: Happizzez