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Metaphysical meaning of Rehob (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Rehob (mbd)
Rehob, re'-hob (Heb.) -- width; breadth; largeness; spacious; comprehensive; great understanding, i. e., broad-minded; broad-visioned; open place; market place; forum.

a A city in Palestine (Num. 13:21). It was allotted to Asher (Josh. 19:30). b Father of Hadadezer king of Zobah, who was smitten by David and his men (II Sam. 8:3). c One who joined Nehemiah in sealing the covenant (Neh. 10:11).

Meta. Thoughts, and a group of thoughts, in individual consciousness that are broad and open, receptive and comprehensive.

The city of Asher, named Rehob, and the man who joined Nehemiah in sealing the covenant, being of Israel, would be thoughts receptive to a higher and broader understanding of God and of Truth. On the other hand, Rehob father of Hadadezer, king of Zobah, of Syria, indicates a sense or intellectual belief in broadness of vision that opens one to a multitude of intellectual reasonings and controversies. These do not lead to a real understanding of Truth. but are destructive. (See ZOBAH, the city of this latter Rehob and his son.)

Preceding Entry: Rehabiah
Following Entry: Rehoboam