Metaphysical meaning of Joktheel (mbd)
Joktheel, jok'-the-el (Heb.)--subdued of God; protection of God; advantage of God; God's reward, i. e., for victory; veneration of God.
a A city in the lowlands of Judah (Josh. 15:38). b A place in Edom called Sela, or the rock or cliff, a stronghold of Edom, that Amaziah, king of Judah, took and named Joktheel (II Kings 14:7).
Meta. Edom, or Esau, typifies the animal, physical, or sense consciousness in man. Sela, the rock or cliff, the capital of Edom, represents sense man's trust in physical strength and power. Amaziah's conquering this city and renaming it Joktheel signifies the transferring of one's faith and trust from outer personal strength and power to the inner spiritual ideas of strength and power. This brings about a consciousness of divine protection (protection of God), and a victory over error thoughts and activities. Thus the sensate comes into subjection to the spiritual (subdued of God), and great good for the whole man is the result (God's reward, i. e., for victory).
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