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Metaphysical meaning of Heshbon (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Heshbon (mbd)
Heshbon, hesh'-bon (Heb.)--power of thinking; reason; understanding; intelligence; purposing; inventing; arts; devices.

The city of Sihon, king of the Amorites. It was taken and occupied by the Israelites (Num. 21:25-34). It belonged first to Moab and was taken by the Amorites, and in turn by the Israelites (Num. 21:26).

Meta. Sihon--extreme boldness, a sweeping away, as a warrior sweeps all before him--corresponds with the significance of the Amorites. The Amorites are a race inheritance that have their seat of action in the generative function. Sihon, the central ruling activity of this state of consciousness while man is under the dominion of the carnal mind, is the strong, seemingly unconquerable desire of the animal nature of man for sex sensation; also the almost ferocious determination with which he carries this desire into activity.

But Heshbon (purposeful, active intelligence, understanding, reason, which are naturally of a cleansing, constructive, uplifting character) cannot remain forever under the rule of sense and carnality. The day of truer purpose and understanding comes, and this intelligent life consciousness passes into the hands of the Israelites--the higher religious and spiritual thoughts in the individual.HETHThus it becomes a great factor in the establishing of a consciousness of abiding life and Truth throughout the organism.

In Song of Solomon 7:4 the eyes of a loved one are likened to the "pools in Heshbon." This denotes great intelligence, light, and understanding, of which the eyes are the outer organs. The eyes shine in beauty and brilliance according to the depths of true spiritual sight, the very light of life, which is realized in consciousness and stands back of them.

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