Metaphysical meaning of Nebo (mbd)
Nebo, ne'-bo (Heb.)--planet Mercury; quick messenger; celestial scribe; interpreter, i. e., of the divine will; inspired speech; prophecies; prophet; oracle; height; distinguished; prominent.
a A city in the land of Jazer, and of Gilead, that was allotted to Reuben and Gad, on the east of Jordan (Num. 32:3). b A mountain in Moab, from which Moses was shown the Promised Land, and where Moses is supposed to have died (Deut. 32:49; 34:1). (See also Isaiah 46:1; here the name relates to a Babylonian or Chaldean god.)
Meta. Divine inspiration, intuition, discernment, foresight, understanding (celestial scribe, interpreter, i. e., of the divine will, inspired speech, prophecies, height) expressing on the three planes of consciousness in man. The Nebo that was a city in the land of Jazer and Gilead, east of the Jordan, and was allotted to Reuben and Gad, is of the higher, spiritual consciousness. (See JAZER and GILEAD.) The Nebo that was a mountain of Moab, from which Moses was shown the Promised Land, pertains to a high place of understanding and perception expressing in the outer or sensate, material body consciousness. The Nebo of the Chaldeans is this power of discernment and understanding operative on the mental, psychic, or soul plane.
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