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Metaphysical meaning of Kish (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Kish (mbd)
Kish, kish (Heb.)--curved; bent, i. e., as a bow; a bow; iris; bowman; archer; strength; power; rainbow; horny; harsh; stubborn; obdurate; difficult; severe. a A Benjamite, father of Saul, the first king of Israel (I Sam. 9:1, 2). b Two Levites (I Chron. 24:29, II Chron. 29:12). c An ancestor of Mordecai, a Benjamite (Esther 2:5).

Meta. Endurance, strength, power (a bow), as definitions of Kish, in conjunction with the other definitions of the name, recall the text, "But his bow abode in strength." The steadfastness, power, and strength that Kish signifies may express in a carnal or in a spiritual way, according to whether it is established in and directed by self-will or understanding of and obedience to divine will.

Preceding Entry: Kiriath-sepher
Following Entry: Kishi