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Metaphysical meaning of Kidron (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Kidron (mbd)
Kidron, kid'-ron (Heb.)--turbid stream; muddy; foul; dirty; dingy; dark; obscured; overcast; shadowed; mournful; gloomy; sad; sorrowful.

A brook near Jerusalem that David and his followers passed over when David was fleeing from Absalom (II Sam. 15:23). Jesus also passed over this brook with His disciples, just before He entered the garden where He was betrayed by Judas (John 18:1).

Meta. The current of confused thoughts that sometimes pours in upon us when we try to go into the silence. The "garden" locates it in the world of universal thought. But this is a small matter compared to that great personal self in the subjective consciousness, Judas, who "knew the place," and took advantage of its darkness to capture the I AM. He came with a "band" (combative thoughts) and "officers from the chief priests and the Pharisees" (the ideas of priestly authority and religious guidance from the standpoint of the letter), bearing "lanterns and torches and weapons" (light of intellect, torch of reason, and force of circumstances).

When Jesus went "over the brook Kidron" and entered the garden of Gethsemane, He passed in his own consciousness from the without to the within. David also had to pass over the confusion of the carnal to a more peaceful, trusting state of mind in order to escape from Absalom and gain the required victory.

Preceding Entry: Kibzaim
Following Entry: Kinah