Metaphysical meaning of Lachish (mbd)
Lachish, la'-chish (Heb.)--adhering; strongly united; tenacious; unyielding; impregnable; persistent; striking; smiting; capturing.
Meta. The Amorites symbolize a race inheritance. They have their seat of action in the generative function. Lachish, a city of the Amorites, denotes carnal man's erroneous belief concerning his amorous sex impulses and desires. To the sensate, carnal mind of man, these are of God; they exist as a fundamental principle underlying the continuity of life in outer form and cannot be overcome (impregnable, unyielding).
We are now realizing, however, that all lusts of the flesh lead to sin and to corruption of the consciousness and body, and can be brought into subjection to the I AM (Joshua); the entire consciousness can be purified by means of the Spirit of God indwelling, which is as "a consuming fire" (see Mal. 3:1-3).