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Metaphysical meaning of Harim (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Harim (mbd)
Harim, ha'-rim (Heb.)--drawn in; contracted; shut up; consecrated; dedicated; dried up; destroyed; snub-nosed; fat-nosed.

a A priest who was given charge of the third division in the Temple worship, during David's reign (I Chron. 24: 8). b An Israelite whose descendants returned from the Captivity (Ezra 2:32). Some of his sons were among those who took foreign wives (Ezra 10:31). (c) Two men by this name joined Nehemiah in sealing the covenant (Neh. 10:5, 27).

Meta. The perceptive, discriminative, and initiative capacities of mind, somewhat dull in their expression, not so keen as they might be (flat-nosed or snub-nosed, drawn in, contracted), yet set apart for God's service, to be used for the promotion of the spiritual well-being of the individual (consecrated, dedicated). Spiritual use will quicken and enlarge these capacities to perfect and full expression. (The sense of smell, of which the nose is the organ, represents perception with a discriminative tendency, while the size of the nose has to do with initiativeness, aggressiveness.)

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