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Metaphysical meaning of Helkath-hazzurim (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Helkath-hazzurim (mbd)
Helkath-hazzurim, hel'-kath-haz'-zurlm (Heb.)--smoothness of the rocks; lot or portion of rocks; field of sharp-edged stones; division of sharp edges.

A battlefield in Gibeon, where the servants of David defeated Abner and the Israelites who were with him (II Sam. 2: 16).

Meta. The substance (field) of man's thoughts and words taking on the sharpness of sharp-edged stones and the hardness of rocks to defeat the intellect, or reason.

Abner signifies the light, the intelligence, of the illumined intellect, or reason. Gibeon is a high place in consciousness where man should let go of personal ideas and receive spiritual instruction. Abner was captain of Saul's host, and after Saul was slain Abner still sought to uphold Saul's house (the realm of personal will) against the rule of love (David). Thus to Abner and his followers (the intellect persistently upholding and seeking to exalt the personal will), Helkath-hazzurim in Gibeon would become a field of sharp-edged stones, or a portion of rocks. The substance of the Abner phase of intellectual consciousness would, when strengthened by the spiritual place (Gibeon) to which it has exalted itself without giving way to Spirit, naturally take on sharpness and hardness, and for that reason meet defeat.

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