Metaphysical meaning of Kiriath-arba (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Kiriath-arba (mbd)
Kiriath-arba (A. V., Kirjath-arba), kir'-i-ath-är'-bå (Heb.)--city of Arba; city foursquare; four city; fourfold city; city of perfection; city of greatness; great city.

The old name of Hebron; it was called Kiriath-arba after Arba, who was the greatest man among the Anakim (Gen. 23:2; Josh. 14:15 with marginal note).

Meta. Attributing to carnal reason the perfection that belongs to and comes forth from spiritual understanding only; attributing strength, power, knowledge, and greatness to the outer formed world, instead of knowing that all power and reality exist in Spirit--in the unformed ideas of the one Mind. (See ARBA; see HEBRON also.)

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