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Metaphysical meaning of Maaz (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Maaz (mbd)
Maaz, ma'-az (Heb.)--anger; wrath; counselor.

Son of "Ram the first-born of Jerahmeel," of the tribe of Judah (I Chron. 2:27).

Meta. The name of Ram, father of Maaz, means made high, elevated; some identify the name with Aram. Aram (high, exalted) is the same as Syria, and refers to the intellect in man. While Ram and Aram are not the same name in the Hebrew, yet the high, elevated character of thought that Ram signifies must have something of the intellectual as well as the spiritual. Otherwise it could not bring forth in consciousness an idea corresponding to that which Maaz represents.

The advice, or teaching (counselor--Maaz) of intellectual thought leads to a divided mind, to a belief in the necessity of resistance, defense, and a fighting, warring attitude at times (anger, wrath), as well as love and peace. The intellect leads man to believe in the wrath and anger of God instead of knowing Him as God of love and good only. Spiritual understanding brings us to the singleness of heart and mind wherein we know the omnipresent and omnipotent God as nothing but good.

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