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Metaphysical meaning of Nisroch (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Nisroch (mbd)
Nisroch, nis-roch (Heb. fr. Pers.)--great eagle; roc; eagle; hawk.

An Assyrian god; Sennacherib, king of Assyria, was killed by his sons while worshipping in the house of this god (II Kings 19:37). This god is supposed to have been in the form of a man, with the head and wings of an eagle.

Meta. Exalting the intellect, and attributing power and dominion to it.

An eagle is a bird of prey; it is noted for its strength, size, keenness of vision, power of flight, and for its fighting, destructive, conquering propensities, all of which tend to make it a very powerful bird. The conquering king of Assyria is likened to an eagle, in Hosea 8:1.

Intellectual thought and reason, without true spiritual vision and love, are very hard, tyrannical, and devouring, when worshiped, or given highest place, by carnal man in his ignorance of spiritual understanding; this worship of the intellect is well represented by Nisroch, an Assyrian god, meaning great eagle.

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