Metaphysical meaning of Hareph (mbd)
Hareph, ha'-reph (Heb.)--rupture of elementary heat; interruption of elementary life; plucking off; picking off; autumn and winter; gathering of fruits; ripening; upbraiding; reproachful; lightly esteemed; early born.
Meta. The belief that man is limited in his life; that he exists only from the time of his physical conception and birth, and is under the dominion of age and seeming death. The truth is that he has existed with the Father always. At the very beginning of creation he was born into being through the Son, the Christ, the perfect, ideal man whom God made in His image and likeness (early born). Thus he is in truth infinite; all reproach is put away from him by his having a practical, working knowledge of this truth.