Metaphysical meaning of Jahdiel (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Jahdiel (mbd)
Jahdiel, jäh'-di-el (Heb.)--whom God makes joyful; whom God makes glad; unity of God; united of God.

A man of the half tribe of Manasseh, one of those who were "mighty men of valor, famous men, heads of their fathers' houses" (I Chron. 5:24).

Meta. The individual consciousness, coming through understanding (Manasseh) into a comprehension and realization of its oneness with God, Spirit, perfection. This gives much joy to those who receive it, and is the source of true greatness.

This name also suggests the truth that all real unity is of God comes from Spirit within each individual--and cannot be attained by means of outer rules and regulations.

One authority suggests revenge of God as a possible meaning of Jahdiel. This suggests the old mistaken belief that God is divided into two powers, or aspects. The more accepted ideas regarding the meaning of Jahdiel do not include the thought of revenge, but of unity and joyousness only. We see in the name, therefore, the truth that God is the one God, and that He is good. Spirit is not divided into two opposing factors such as good and evil signify. If it were it could not stand, since it would be a house divided against itself. The divided thought must therefore be put away and the truth that there is one God, one power, and one presence--the good omnipotent--must be established in its stead.

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