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Metaphysical meaning of Rehoboth (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Rehoboth (mbd)
Rehoboth (in A.V., Rehoboth-Ir of Genesis 10:11 is called the city Rehoboth), re-ho'-both (Heb.)--broad places; enlargements; broad lands; wide streets; market places; forums.

a A city built by Asshur (Gen. 10:11). b A well dug by Isaac's herdsmen, and for which the herdsmen of Gerar did not strive. "And he called the name of it Rehoboth; and he said, For now Jehovah hath made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land" (Gen. 26:22). Shaul of Rehoboth was a king of Edom (Gen. 36:37).

Meta. Thoughts of a broadening, increasing, enlarging nature (broad places, enlargements), principally in the intellectual or mental reasoning plane in the individual. (Asshur, who built the one city of Rehoboth, was of Assyria, and typifies the outer reasoning plane of thought in man; while Shaul, king of Edom, who was of Rehoboth, refers to the desire, longing, and eagerness of the outer consciousness for greater expression.) The place that Isaac named Rehoboth signifies a more interior expansion of thought.

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