Metaphysical meaning of Hoglah (mbd)
Hoglah, hog'-lah (Heb.)--hopping bird; partridge; quail; magpie.
Meta. Zelophehad, father of Hoglah, signifies the denial or letting-go-of-error aspect of understanding (Manasseh). This that Zelophehad represents in the individual does not express as positive knowledge; it brings forth fruit in the soul consciousness only. (All Zelophehad's children were daughters, and they inherited their father's property as though they had been sons, the law having been altered for them).
Hoglah, daughter of Zelophehad, and meaning a hopping bird, partridge, quail (the idea is developed from an advance made in short hops, in contradistinction to walking freely, as, a hopping bird, a shackled man, or a hobbled animal), denotes progress in understanding, though the progress is still restricted. A greater freeing of thought is needed.