A city that Moses gave to the tribe of Reuben (Josh. 13:18). It was later given over to the Merarite Levites (Josh. 21:37). In Jeremiah's prophecy of the destruction of Moab, Mephaath is mentioned as a city of that nation (Jer. 48:21).
Meta. A group of exalted thoughts in consciousness (a city, height) whose central, ruling ideas and radiations are discernment (illuminative, shining, brilliant, a city of Reuben, Reuben referring to discernment or sight). But by the action of carnal thoughts (this city afterward came into the possession of Moab, and its destruction was prophesied by Jeremiah) this group of thoughts or state of consciousness that Mephaath represents becomes impregnated with material beliefs that bring it under the law of dissolution; thus it passes away instead of remaining in Truth and bringing forth abiding good fruit.