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Metaphysical meaning of Heth (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Heth (mbd)
Heth, heth (Heb.)--sundered; broken; weakened; destroyed; filled with fear dismayed; terrified; confounded.

Son of Canaan and grandson of Ham (Gen. 10:15). Ham, son of Noah, pertains to the physical in man. It was from the children of Heth that Abraham purchased a burial place for Sarah; these descendants of Heth were inhabitants of the land of Canaan at that time (Gen. 23:3-20). Esau took wives of the daughters of Heth, which was very displeasing to Isaac and Rebekah (Gen. 26:34, 35; 27:46).

Meta. A very active thought of fear, terror, dread, the result of thinking apart from Spirit (sundered). These errors are among man's greatest enemies; they belong to and dwell in the adverse, carnal consciousness. The Hittites, representing thoughts of opposition and resistance were descendants of Heth. Resistance and opposition are the direct result of fearfulness; people fear many things and they set up a resistant state of mind, which expresses in their words and acts, as well as in their thoughts, and brings trouble. Like so many of man's internal enemies, fear springs from a belief in a power of evil. Only the love of God, and a firm belief in the one Presence and one Power, the good omnipotent, will eliminate fear from man's consciousness. Having won the victory over fear, he will dwell in safety and there will be nothing to molest him or to make him afraid (see Leviticus 26:6 and Zephaniah 3:13)

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