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Metaphysical meaning of Ibri (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Ibri (mbd)
Ibri, ib'-ri (Heb.)--a Hebrew; one who passes over; one from the other side; one not of this world; an occultist.

Son of Merari, of the tribe of Levi (I Chron. 24:27).

Meta. A passing over from the bitter, unhappy frame of mind and conditions that result from love expressed negatively, to a true comprehension and expression of the love faculty. (Levi signifies love, and Merari, the father of Ibri and son of Levi, signifies the bitterness and sorrow that results when the power of love is not established in a right understanding of Truth, but is directed by false notions such as a belief in righteous indignation and wrath, "an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth," and "love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy.") (See HEBREW and MERARI. See HEBER and EBER also, since the word Ibri has virtually the same meaning.)

Preceding Entry: Ibnijah
Following Entry: Ibzan