Metaphysical meaning of Jotham (mbd)
Jotham, jo'-tham (Heb.)--Jehovah is upright; whom Jah makes perfect; Jehovah is perfection; Jah is solitude; Jehovah is alone.
a Son of Uzziah, and a good king of Judah (II Kings 15:32). b Youngest son of Jerubbaal, or Gideon; he was the only one of Gideon's sons whom Abimelech, another son, did not kill (Judg. 9:5).
Meta. Jotham, king of Judah, is the individual will's laying hold of the idea of divine perfection, wholeness, uprightness, integrity, by means of the silence, true prayer.
Jotham, son of Gideon, or Zerubbaal, signifies that divine justice and uprightness (Jehovah is upright, whom Jah makes perfect) are being perceived and laid hold of by the understanding and judgment faculties of the individual. This Jotham was of the tribe of Manasseh (representing the understanding), and his father was one of Israel's great judges (a judge pertaining to the faculty of judgment). Jah is solitude, and Jehovah is alone, bespeak the inner place of stillness in each individual, where one comes in touch with the indwelling Christ Spirit.
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