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Metaphysical meaning of Neballat (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Neballat (mbd)
Neballat, ne-bal'-lat (Heb.)--hardness; firmness; veiled prophecy; hidden germination; secret folly; hidden weakness; covered wickedness; foolishness; necromancy.

A city of Palestine, to which some of the Benjamites returned from the Babylonian captivity (Neh. 11:34).

Meta. This group of thoughts embraces both good and seemingly error tendencies. There is a firmness and solidity about it that is good, yet tends to hardness; though seemingly hidden, Truth is working in it, giving promise of still better things (veiled prophecy, hidden germination). On the other hand it is the abode of secret sins, of foolish, concealed wickedness (secret folly, hidden weakness, covered wickedness) that needs to be uncovered and cleansed away by the power of an active faith in God (Benjamin). "Who can discern his errors ? Clear thou me from hidden faults" (Psalms 19:12).

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