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Metaphysical meaning of Kishion (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Kishion (mbd)
Kishion, kish'-i-on (Heb.)--horny hard; firm; inflexible; obdurate; difficult, stubborn.

A city of Issachar (Josh. 19:20) that was given over to the Gershonite Levites (Josh. 21:28). In I Chronicles 6:72, Kedesh is named in place of Kishion.

Meta. Kedesh refers to the place within man where he communes with God and realizes the divine presence within himself. Thus light and strength are realized sufficient to put away error, limited material ideas and conditions. Kishion (meaning horny, hard, obdurate, difficult, stubborn), a city of Issachar (active zeal), symbolizes the difficulty that the personal consciousness sometimes has in denying and putting away old, treasured material beliefs and conditions. Kishion refers also to the seeming hardness, stubbornness, and inharmoniousness of the error that is being put away.

Preceding Entry: Kishi
Following Entry: Kishon