Metaphysical meaning of Merathaim (mbd)
Merathaim, mer-a-tha'-im (Heb.)--double bitterness; double rebellion.
Meta. The increasing resistance, strife, obstinacy (double rebellion), grief, distress, and all-round inharmony (double bitterness) that the higher consciousness of man (Israelites) experiences as his bondage to confused, error thoughts (Babylon) grows seemingly deeper and stronger while he allows himself to drift farther away from the Truth that frees.