Metaphysical meaning of Kiriath-jearim (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Kiriath-jearim (mbd)
Kiriath-jearim (A. V., Kirjath-jearim), kir'-i-ath-je'-a-rim (Heb.)--city of redundant growths; city of dense thickets; city of forests.

A city of Gibeon (Josh. 9:17). The Ark remained in this city for twenty years after the Philistines sent it back to Israel, until David had it returned to its place in Jerusalem (I Sam. 7:1, 2).

Meta. A nerve center--a network of nerves--with its accompanying thoughts and thought activities (city of forests; trees represent nerves, and it is over the nerves that the thoughts travel to every part of the body). The aspirations of this thought center are of a high, rich, fruitful, spiritual character (city of redundant growths). (Kiriath-jearim was a city of Gibeon, and Gibeon signifies a very illumined state of consciousness. Then, too, the Ark remained in this city for many years, and that which it symbolizes could not find an abiding place in any but high ideals.)

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