Meta. Nathan signifies spiritual power and understanding in and back of words of Truth. Melech signifies the will, or a ruling thought pertaining to the will. Nathan-melech, the king's chamberlain, therefore would be this understanding and power of the word, ruled by the will. When the individual wills to do the will of God, as was the case with Josiah, the vital forces (horses) that have been given over to idolatrous use are taken away, are no longer given to that use; and the body activities (chariots) that are the result of this erroneous use of the vital forces are purified and lifted to higher expression ("he burned the chariots of the sun with fire").