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Metaphysical meaning of Happizzez (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Happizzez (mbd)
Happizzez (A.V., Aphses), hap'-piz-zez (Heb.)--the dashing into pieces; the scattering; the dispersion.

A Levite priest to whom was allotted the eighteenth course in Temple service, in David's reign (I Chron. 24:15).

Meta. The Levites, descendants of Levi, belong to the love consciousness in man. Love is an attracting, unifying power; it is not a quality that severs and scatters. In working through the religious intellect of man (many of the Israelitish priests typify this religious intellect; see AARON), a zealous love of the good is very likely to take on a warring attitude toward that which the intellect decides is not good. Thus a dispersion of the error takes place, and if the fighting spirit grows in the man and he does not overcome it, in time it will bring about the disintegration of his organism as well.

We cannot overcome seeming evil by hating and fighting it. The only way really to do away with it is to overcome it with good. We must dwell in the good so wholly that all the substance of our thoughts and of our being is given over to the promotion of the good. Then that which falls short of the perfect good will be no more in evidence.

Preceding Entry: Hapharaim
Following Entry: Hara