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Metaphysical meaning of Nephisim (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Nephisim (mbd)
Nephisim (A.V., Nephusim), ne-phi-sim (Heb.)--expansions; deep inspirations; refreshing breaths.

His "children" were among the Nethinim who returned to Judea with Zerubbabel, from the Babylonian captivity (Ezra 2:50). In Nehemiah 7:52, he is called Nephushesim.

Meta. A thought in consciousness that tends to expand, enlarge, and bring new inspiration and life into the serving idea. (Expansions, deep inspirations, refreshing breaths, are definitions of Nephisim; his "children" were among the returned Nethinim, the Nethinim being servants or virtual slaves in the Temple. True service, however, is glorified. Jesus said that the greatest of all should be the servant of all.)

Preceding Entry: Nepheg
Following Entry: Nephtoah