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Metaphysical meaning of Jucal (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Jucal (mbd)
Jucal, ju'-cal (Heb.)--Jehovah is capable; ability of Jah; strength of Jah; Jah will overcome; Jehovah is masteryperfection of Jehovah; power of Jehovah. Son of Shelemiah, one of those who thought that Jeremiah was weakening the people by prophesying against them and so complained of him to the king and had him put in the dungeon of Malchijah (Jer. 38:1). In Jeremiah 37:3 he is called Jehucal.

Meta. The significance is the same as that of Jehucal, with this exception: Jucal's misunderstanding of Jeremiah and his consequent attitude toward him show that, while the will (king) has the inherent belief that Jehovah is fully able to deliver, yet it lacks the understanding and the freedom from self-condemnation that would cause it to be firmly assured that God is willing, as well as able, to save, protect, and fully redeem. It cannot, therefore, comprehend the activities of that faith (Jeremiah) which combines belief in God's ability with the assurance of His willingness, and so would bring about results if not hindered and bound by the unbelieving and disobedient will. (The will, represented by the king, is the executive faculty of the mind, and none of the other faculties can work to a useful degree without the cooperation of the will.)

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Following Entry: Judaea