Metaphysical meaning of Mikloth (mbd)
Mikloth, mik'-loth (Heb.)--germinations; sprouts; twigs; sticks; rods; staves; divining rods, i. e., sticks used for deciding lots; punishments, i. e., smiting rods; walking sticks; shepherds' crooks.
Meta. "Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me" (Psalms 23:4). Rods suggest correction, and staves denote something to lean upon. "He is in the way of life that heedeth correction" (Prov. 10:17). "Whoso loveth correction loveth knowledge" (Prov. 12:1).
Divining rods and sticks used for deciding lots infer guidance by some higher intelligence than that of man's outer, personal self; they suggest that a power greater than man has realized is shaping his life. Germinations, sprouts, bespeak new understanding and a consciousness of new life. So Mikloth, a Benjamite, represents the awakening of the individual to the truths that are enumerated in this and in the foregoing paragraph. Fuller light, however, is needed, since at this stage of unfoldment the belief in punishments (smiting rods) and in the psychic seems to enter into man's thought of guidance and of God.