Metaphysical meaning of Hebron (mbd)
Hebron, he'-bron (Heb.)--united; joined together; conjunction; cemented; welded; bound by a common bond; friendship; brotherhood; company; community; confederation; league; alliance.
The place where Abram "dwelt by the oaks of Mamre" (Gen. 13:18). In the Promised Land Hebron became a city of Judah, having been given to "Caleb the son of Jephunneh for an inheritance" (Josh. 14:13). When David became king of Israel Jehovah told him to go up to Hebron (II Sam. 2: 1). All the tribes of Israel came to David at Hebron to acknowledge him king (II Sam. 5:1-5).
Meta. An association of ideas; in other words, concentration. Hebron also means friendship, brotherhood. Spiritual unfoldment always causes one to give to God's children everywhere a kindly feeling that is constant, deep, tender. This is one of the indispensable requirements of every successful spiritual leader.
Hebron typifies the front brain, the seat of conscious thought. When the Lord told David to go up to the cities of Judah, and especially to Hebron, he was pointing the way to a harmonious cooperation between the indwelling love in the heart and the understanding in the head.
The gathering of the tribes of Israel at Hebron to acknowledge David as king represents the conscious recognition by all the thoughts that love shall reign supreme in consciousness. Love shall henceforth feed the thoughts (the people) and love shall be prince over Israel.
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